At times like this, books are a special refuge for us. They take us to places beyond our backyard, all without lifting a foot. Which is why I was delighted to learn that despite our libraries being physically closed, you can still access the PGCMLS library virtually. This includes e-books, audiobooks, digital comics, music, movies, TV and educational resources. The Library’s Digital Suite and 85+ online resources are available 24/7.
You can now add Greenbelt Co-op Supermarket & Pharmacy to Route One Fun’s list of local grocery stores offering special shopping times for seniors and other vulnerable shoppers.
Effective today, Wednesday, March 25th, seniors (ages 60 and better) and other vulnerable shoppers can shop at the Greenbelt Co-op from 7am to 9am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Doors will open to all after 9am on those days.
Many of us regularly patronize our amazing coffeeshops, bars, restaurants, tattoo salons and other businesses that have been ordered closed. Even as you practice social distancing, you can help support our local service industry staff. Consider sending a “tip” to your favorite bartender, barista, server, stylist, etc., via the SoHy Co-op’s Virtual Tip Jar. As of now, the list includes employees of Whistle Stop Studio, Streetcar 82 Brewing Co., Vigilante Coffee Co., Espaço Cultural Samba Trovão, Maryland Meadworks, Pizzeria Paradiso and Franklins Restaurant & Brewery. More to join, we’re sure!
If there’s one thing we love here along Route 1, it’s our alcohol! Lucky for us, six (and counting) of our beloved small business alcohol entrepreneurs are now delivering these treats to our homes, (and hearts, minds and nervous systems)! To date, Denizens Brewing Co., Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store, Maryland Meadworks, Sangfroid Distilling, Streetcar 82 Brewing Co., and Town Center Market all have created ways for you to get your fix with little contact. Many deliver right to your front door. Read on for more info!
As you know by now, seniors and the immunocompromised are deemed more at risk for serious complications from the coronavirus than others. To help reduce this risk, many grocery stores are now offering seniors-only shopping hours. The idea is to allow those most vulnerable some time to shop in an environment with fewer risks (read: other humans).
Route One Fun’s put together this list of participating grocery stores offering senior-only shopping hours near the Route 1 corridor. We’ve also noted stores that allow early access for those with compromised immune systems.