Thanks to all who passed on the GoFundMe for this very serious situation:
“Lidia’s world has recently been turned upside down. Last month, after wrapping an early dinner on a rare Sunday night off, Lidia was headed home to relax and rest for her next shift. She woke up in a hospital bed with no recollection of how she got there or why she was there. What Lidia did know was that she could no longer move her arms or her legs.
On January 15, Lidia underwent surgery for her back and spinal cord. Early test results have determined sensation is present in her limbs, but actual movement and use of either arm or either leg are not in the immediate future.
Lidia is unable to return to work for an indefinite amount of time. As a bartender, she will receive no paycheck, tips, or benefits. And while her determination to heal is unfaltering, recovery requires extensive physical therapy, occupational therapy, and rehabilitation. Medical bills are impending.
This fund has been created for one reason: to help Lidia. Since the next chapter is scary and daunting, the hope is that this fund will not only give our friend a financial boost, but also provide her with some peace of mind, allowing Lidia to focus on getting back to her healthy and able-bodied self.”
Ed. Note: Lidia is a bartender at The Red Hen and St. Anselm. Another post on Facebook indicated the scooter crash. Donations to aid in her recovery are accepted through GoFundMe here.
Mark sends above around 8:30am: “Big police presence at 8th & Florida. 20+ MPD cars” From MPD: “MPD is on the scene of a barricaded individual in the 900 block…
Thanks to Anne for sending from AU Park. And thanks to furcafe for sending his find below from Bloomingdale:
1275 New Jersey Ave, SE Thanks to Brad for sending from Playa Bowls: “Playa Bowls Navy Yard Smoothie & Juice Bar NJ’s Original Acai Shop
photo by Tim Brown You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may…
Martha’s Table hosts a Teacher Hiring Fair to recruit Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers. During the Hiring Fair, they will host on-site interviews, and successful candidates can receive job offers, a $3,000 sign-on bonus, and generous benefits. Candidates should bring copies of their education credentials, resume, and (3) professional employer references to the event.
• Date: March 2, 2024
• Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
🎉 Tonight, we invite you to the French Riviera, one of the most exciting places on earth – without ever boarding a plane! And celebrate Mardi Gras and the Carnival of Nice on French soil as we welcome you to a special evening at the Embassy of France!
From the elegance of classical French culture to the most celebrated Rivera nightlife of the 21st Century, experience a special evening of fantastic French food, wine, music, and ambiance.
Enjoy the flavors of Nice, Monaco, and St. Tropez in the beautiful and festive Maison Francaise at the French Embassy.
Singles on Socials is partnering with Volo DC to bring you a fun evening at Penn Social in Washington, DC! January’s sold out singles singles happy hour was so much fun with 150+ people, we’re back to throw another! Meet