You may as well call this week’s column Hill Swelter because the feels-like 100 degrees grossness is real. How are we keeping our cool this week? (Or, alternatively, what’s making us lose it?)
In cautiously joyous news, baseball is back? Opening day is coming at us this Thursday, July 23, pitting the Nationals against the Yankees. By now, you know that our beloved Dr. Fauci will be throwing the opening pitch. The game starts at 7:08 p.m. and you can watch it on ESPN (“nationwide”– but only if you have cable), although the online-play-by-play is my favorite way to keep up with the game because I’m weird– and I don’t have cable. DCist
Incidentally, you need this ode to Dr. Fauci in your life. Scott Hoying of Pentatonix, take it away! Instagram
Even though it’s not widely recommended to eat most of the catch from the Anacostia river, a young Capitol Hill boy who’s lately made it his pastime to fish down by the river, brought dinner home recently to his family– and some impressively large catches. Well done, Wesley, but may I suggest you do more catch and release? No fish guts to clean! WTOP
Thinking about fishing? Make sure you get a fishing license and know which kinds of fish are the safer ones to eat. The District Department of Energy and the Environment has a helpful site here.
Hey, did you catch the whole press conference where the Mayor and the Chancellor decided it was better if DCPS held summer bridge programs online and will wait cautiously at least until July 31 to see if opening in person is wise by August 31? Well, that’s the gist of it. Delia Gonçalves does a good job of summarizing the school situation (and yours truly makes another cameo). WUSA-9
That’s a good thing, considering we’re moving in the wrong direction these days. Washington Post
Incidentally, if you would like to support teachers in asking that DCPS work with the Washington Teachers Union to come up with a plan that fulfills health standards, sign the petition shared by teacher and activist Laura Fuchs, below: