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Re: "Test to stay" and Masks - stand up for kid safety

Pooja Pandit
 

Hi Melanie,

Even if Omicron is more "mild" (it truly hasn't been around for long enough for us to know that yet) it is significantly more transmissible which means more people will get sick and just by numbers alone more people will end up in the hospital which will overwhelm an already broken system. Regardless of whether it is more severe in children, I know I personally am not willing to take that chance and am in favor of any restrictions/masking policies that will help protect him. As of 12/15/21 there have been 236 deaths in children under 5 years old that were completely preventable. Whether those children has "underlying conditions" is irrelevant (as many people seem to want to make that argument). Children are NOT supposed to die from viral illnesses like this. There are 236 sets of parents out there who are not going to be able to spend this holiday season with their child. We should be doing everything we possibly can to prevent any more illness and death. 

With regards to face masks, there are surgical masks and KN95/KF94 masks that are available for young children. Perhaps we should be looking at the types of masks our children wear rather than just scrapping them altogether. And if I remember correctly your initial post spoke about lifting restrictions for daycare workers/teachers as well, all of whom are very capable of wearing more high quality masks. 

I am all in favor of lifting restrictions when there are not 154,000 people testing positive daily and 1,300 people dying daily. The numbers in DC right now are out of control, we should be tabling this until 1. numbers are MUCH lower and/or 2. Children under 5 are able to be vaccinated. I completely appreciate that it is difficult to wear masks for young children (especially those who have sensory issues). But right now we are still in a pandemic and should at least be trying. I will be practicing masking with my 20 month old son in the hopes that he will slowly get used to the idea and be able to somewhat consistently wear a mask and protect his friends and daycare teachers.

Best,
Pooja
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Re: ISO Emergency Plumber contact

Andrea Bosch
 

Try Ricardo Martinez. He continues to be an amazing licensed plumber and electrician and comes on short notice: 703-953-4338. I highly recommend him.
 
Andi Bosch

- original message -
Hello neighbors,
Relatives who are staying at my house (while we are away) discovered a leak that needs immediate attention. I called my regular plumber and left a message, but if he doesn't return the call, I would like a recommendation for a plumber who would come on an emergency basis (within 24 hours). Thanks


CPSG newsletter article on Conn Ave streetscape project shows designs

Bob Ward
 

There is an article in the Cleveland Park Smart Growth newsletter on the upcoming Cleveland Park streetscape project on Connectictut Ave that folks may be interested in if you haven't already seen the approved designs.
 


Massage Therapist at your service!

 

Greetings Cleveland Park neighbors!

I am new to the area and am looking to offer my services as a Licensed Massage Therapist to any and all in need. 

While massage is often considered a luxury, I believe body work is an essential part of a holistic approach to health and wellness. I offer numerous modalities including Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue, and Prenatal/Postpartum. You can visit me at my studio in Adams Morgan or have me travel to your home. Rest easy knowing your safety and wellness are my top priorities, as I am licensed, insured, and fully vaccinated. 

With the holidays fast approaching, treat your friends and family to the incredibly thoughtful and rewarding gift of Massage Therapy! Gift Certificates are available and you can follow this link to view the full service menu.   

I have several Cleveland Park neighbors as clients who would gladly provide references upon request. 

Happy Holidays!

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DC Wellness, Beyond
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202-780-6694
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The Avalon needs you: Support the Campaign to Sustain the Avalon

Sarah Pokempner
 


As 2021 comes to a close, we take this opportunity to ask for your assistance to sustain the Avalon, a Washington, DC cultural and historical landmark that has persevered through the decades.

With the reopening of the theater, we are reminded each day by so many patrons of the important place the theater has in their hearts and its value to the community. It has been a challenging year for all of us. Your support and loyalty, during this year and over many years, allowed us to reopen our doors in June and bring a wonderful selection of films in as safe an environment as possible.

We look forward to welcoming back more and more patrons and offering more outstanding films and special programs. It will take time to recover from the closure and pandemic. Please help us to ensure that the Avalon, the historic, non-profit theater will be serving the community for years to come.

Our work is only possible through your support.  Please visit https://www.theavalon.org/support/annual-fund/ to make your 100% tax-deductible contribution to the Avalon. 

Sarah Pokempner 
Director of Development & Education 
The Avalon Theatre Project
5612 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, 20015
P: (202) 966-2149   F: (202) 966-3466
www.theavalon.org
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Re: Still Life with Robin: On the Overuse of Ellipses...

Sarah Brooks
 

More money; fewer dollars.
Easy peasy.

I accept your invitation to add my quotation. 

-Sarah


- from previous message -
In response to the "less/fewer" post: It's the distinction of "countable" and "non-countable" nouns. This is easy with "more water" and "fewer marbles," but in other contexts, and complicated spoken sentences, it's easy to trip up.
In response to "when did “invite” become a noun?: "Invite" became a noun about the time that "implement" became a verb.  :)
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Re: Still Life with Robin: On the Overuse of Ellipses...

Lisa Buono
 

And if someone hasn't already posted, what about the somewhat hilarity of actually saying correctly, "I would've screamed if..." (oh my, there is the ellipsis) but then writing it as "I would of screamed if...." Yes?! Or just like someone asked when did "invite" become a noun, maybe the same time that "ask" -- as in what a big ask this is -- became a noun?

Thanks for helping me stretch my brain everyone.

Lisa B!

- previous message -

I’m greatly enjoying this thread.

Similarly, when did “invite” become a noun?

Do we “literally “ climb the wall, or literally say, or literally walk?

Thanks for the fun everyone.


Re: Still Life with Robin: On the Overuse of Ellipses...

Thomas L. Hutcheson
 


In response to the "less/fewer" post: It's the distinction of "countable" and "non-countable" nouns. This is easy with "more water" and "fewer marbles," but in other contexts, and complicated spoken sentences, it's easy to trip up.

In response to "when did “invite” become a noun?: "Invite" became a noun about the time that "implement" became a verb.  :)

In response to the book recommendation, BECAUSE INTERNET by Gretchen McCulloch: Check out her and Lauren Gawne's podcast "Lingthusiasm."

Thomas Hutcheson


Metro Holiday Service Information 2021

Metro Announcement
 

Below is a summary of Metrorail, Metrobus and MetroAccess service during the holiday season. Metrorail will continue operating at reduced service levels through the end of the year. Customers should be mindful of the ongoing Rockville Canopy Replacement Project, for which shuttle buses replace trains between Shady Grove, Rockville, and Twinbrook during Metrorail operating hours. 
 
Friday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) 
  • Metrorail will operate 7:00 a.m. until midnight, opening two hours later than a normal weekeday and closing one hour earlier than a normal Friday
  • Metrobus will operate on a Sunday schedule
  • MetroAccess subscription trips will be cancelled 
Saturday, December 25 (Christmas Day) 
  • Metrorail will operate 7:00 a.m until midnight, closing one hour earlier than a normal
  • Saturday Metrobus will operate normally on a Saturday schedule 
  • MetroAccess subscription trips will be cancelled 
Friday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve) 
  • Metrorail will operate 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m, opening two hours later than a normal weekday. Time of last train varies by station
  • Metrobus will operate on a Sunday schedule 
  • MetroAccess subscription trips will be cancelled 
Saturday, January 1 (New Year's Day) Metrorail will operate 7:00 a.m until midnight, closing one hour earlier than a normal Saturday 
  • Metrobus will operate normally on a Saturday schedule 
  • MetroAccess subscription trips will be cancelled 
MetroAccess service for customers with disabilities will operate the same hours as Metrorail and Metrobus; however, subscription trips will be canceled. Customers wishing to travel on the holidays should make a separate reservation online or by calling 301-562-5360 (TTY 301-588-7535). 
 
Metro's customer information call center will be closed on December 24 and December 31. Automated information is available 24/7 by calling (202) 637-7000 or online at wmata.com.
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Re: DC Council vote on tent encampments

Joseph Gorman
 


Totally agree! Nadeau is (at best) a ridiculous member of the City Council who needs to be voted off as soon as possible. She has a bizarre fixation with the "right" to establish giant tent cities in the middle of (highly taxed) residential areas. That right is questionable, since the very act is illegal. Believe me -- her arrogance and ignorance impacts Dupont way (way) more than CP.

Not sure who her vision serves? People living in freezing tents? -- or residents dealing with horrible piles of trash? Kudos to the Mayor for her commitment to common-sense solutions that serve all the residents of this city.

Joseph Gorman 

- previous message -
I actually believe the most humane act that we can do for the unhoused is just the opposite of the Nadeau bill. In order to prevent hypothermia, we shouldn’t leave the encampments in place; instead, we need to provide temporary housing and services asap. I think the Mayor’s plan is a good one and I support it as the safest, most humane strategy.

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Re: ISO Emergency Plumber contact

Marjorie Dick Stuart
 

I recommend Thomas E Clark, (301) 608-0550
https://thomaseclark.com/

Cheers,
Marjorie Dick Stuart


FREE Moving Boxes #free #movingboxes

Helen Qubain
 

Hello,

I have about 15 free moving boxes, mostly medium sized but also a wardrobe box, packing paper and bubble wrap.

Helen
Albemarle Street
hqubain at gmail dot com


FREE double bed mattress, chairs, carpet remnant, microwave, and 4 chairs #free

Helen Qubain
 

Hello,

I have to give away:
  • LG Microwave
  • Full size mattress and box spring
  • 4 red folding chairs: well used but structurally strong
  • Unused carpet remnant: 6 feet x 8 feet

Please let me know if you would like any of these.

Regards,
Helen
at Albemarle St
hqubain at gmail dot com


CM Cheh Coronavirus Update: Mask Mandate, Rapid Testing, & Connecticut Ave

Abigail McLean
 

Hi everyone,

Please see Councilmember Cheh’s latest Coronavirus Update here:
http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=653228&f=109&s=27705&m=928057&t=e9e88f3478ef96a84e6da9a6a941197473e9c0f17a04da6fc6e40bf22670a9a5
 

Dear Neighbors,

Yesterday, Mayor Bowser provided a Situational Update where she declared a State of Emergency and announced several pandemic operations updates amid a surge in local coronavirus cases. Here are two significant changes most relevant to Ward 3:

First, the indoor mask mandate was reinstated and will be in place from today through at least January 31st, 2022.

Second, DC Health is launching the Test Yourself Express program to provide residents with free rapid antigen testing kits at eight libraries across the District. Sites are launching tomorrow, December 22nd, and will have 1,000 kits to distribute daily (hours below). Rapid testing kits are limited to two kits per person and will only be available to District residents, so please remember to bring proof of residency such as an ID or letter sent to your District address. These limitations will hopefully only be in place until additional rapid testing kit shipments arrive.  

  • Ward 3's Test Yourself Express location will be at the Cleveland Park Library
  • Rapid antigen tests are also being distributed to public and charter schools for use by students, teachers, and building staff upon return from the now-extended winter break


With multiple schools responding to outbreaks, four confirmed local cases of omicron, and even a Councilmember sharing his positive diagnosis, the District has once again entered into the 'highly transmissible' category for COVID-19 spread. After weeks of experiencing around 100 new cases per day, last Friday the District set a daily case record with 844 new cases. Over the past weekend, the District saw 3,763 new cases. Today, an additional 1,155 people tested positive. Hospitalizations have almost doubled this month. We are not, however, defenseless against the latest surge or omicron risks: early modeling of the omicron variant out of the United Kingdom is showing that boosters could provide around 80-85% protection against severe illness.

Now is the time for residents to get vaccinated and boosted at any of the District's numerous pop-up clinics or even at home. Please see Get Vaccinated for daily vaccination clinic updates or call 1-855-363-0333 to schedule an at-home vaccination for your whole family.

Regards,

Mary
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Abigail McLean
Special Assistant and Scheduler
Office of Councilmember Mary M. Cheh, Ward 3
amclean@...
(202) 724-8062 (office)


TAKEN: two black file cabinets

james ramey
 

The free black file cabinets have been taken.

James


Re: Still Life with Robin: On the Overuse of Ellipses...

A.M. Boitel
 

I’m greatly enjoying this thread.

Similarly, when did “invite” become a noun?

Do we “literally “ climb the wall, or literally say, or literally walk?

Thanks for the fun everyone.

Ana María 
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Re: Still Life with Robin: On the Overuse of Ellipses...

Rebecca Rush
 

My English teacher is grade school (Elementary) was a perfectionist regarding grammar. She used to say that the word "hopefully" is incorrect. “I hope” is the correct way to say it .

Happy Holidays everyone!!.

Rebecca

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Editor's note: Your English teacher's rule (Hopefully is ad adverb meaning that an action is done "in a hopeful manner: it should not be used at the beginning of a sentence, in the sense of "I hope") is out of date. Here's one of many good grammar websites, explaining why either use is now accepted in the major style guides (AP, for example) - https://www.grammarerrors.com/word-choice/hopefully/


Re: Still Life with Robin: On the Overuse of Ellipses...

Stephanie Gerard
 

How about the redundancy "while simultaneously" or "while at the same time"? Actually noted in the New Yorker!! the horror 😱

Steph Gerard

- previous message -
If this is an opening to share pet peeves...  
The past tense of lead is led, NOT lead. This mistake is so common now, including by many who should know better, it may be too late. I've seen it in online publications. (Generally, I'm not a grammar-Nazi, and yes, I do like ellipses, lol.)


Re: Still Life with Robin: On the Overuse of Ellipses...

waspwaist69
 

Mine is the common use of “more than” when “over” is correct by so many who point out the “less”/“fewer” distinction.
 
Jay
Porter Street

- from previous message -
If we are weighing in, my pet peeve is the common but improper use of "less" when "fewer" is correct. [snip]
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