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From Frank ... How to Wait out Winter

Phil says 6 more weeks of winter ...

Earlier this week, Punxsutawney Phil reportedly saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter. This weekend’s forecast almost makes me a believer. So, if you’re in search for activities while we wait for warmer weather to arrive, I have a suggestion:

Attend the first meeting of our Program Team, Wednesday February 22 at noon at the Cleveland Park Library. Come and share your suggestions about future programming - if you would you like to join a regular card or game or go on a day-trip out of the city, or attend an in-person yoga session, or join a weekly program aimed at preserving memory, then this is your opportunity to let us know. The Program Team will meet periodically to help determine what programs are of interest to members and assist in the planning and implementation of programs.

In the last year, approximately two-thirds of our members attended at least one program. Of course, some members attended many programs too! Although we’re happy that a majority of members found something of interest to them, we want to ensure that our programming holds something of interest to everyone. Your participation helping us develop our roster of programs will make all the difference to achieving that goal.

If you’re looking for something to do in the next week or two, opportunities are plentiful on the Village social calendar. One tip in particular, review of newsletters for programs offered by other villages or entities. For example, this Saturday, the Glover Park Village is sponsoring a wonderful program at nearby Jellef Recreation Center on The Quanders, a local African-American family with roots in the area since 1670. It’s a great way to celebrate Black History Month!

By the way, if you can’t make the Program Team meeting and have ideas to share, please email me at I’ll make sure your ideas are shared!

Frank Finamore is Executive Director of the Village

PS … it may help you – like it does me – to know that Phil is usually wrong, only making the accurate prediction 40% of the time over the past 10 years, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information (yes there is someone in government tracking this).


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