While there’s been concern that the pandemic will bring an end to the arts, some Concord residents are still fighting the good fight.
Movie marathon: Ellen and Jerry Herdegen put their many, many hours of sheltering-in-place to good use by watching all 92 Best Picture Oscar movies. She gives top ranking to “Dances with Wolves,” while he says “Casablanca” can’t be beat. Read the full story.
Virtual viewings: Art advocate (and Pioneer columnist) Lisa Fulmer launched MadeinConcord.com, a website to connect local artists and crafters with local buyers. With most public events canceled, she says, “new works are literally piling up in our studios and living rooms.” Read the full story.
Adulting 101: Through the Life-Skills Empowerment Group, or LEG, Concord resident Shawn Einck is ready to help students learn basic skills that are no longer taught in local schools. With his courses moving online due to the pandemic, he is eager to reach an even wider audience this fall. Read the full story.
Lessons from – and for – our youth: Contra Costa County has established a COVID-19 Youth/Young Adult Ambassadors program to help get the word about coronavirus protection. The ambassadors will focus on social media platforms. Read the full story.
Here are some other local stories the Pioneer covered in the last week:
- Concord City Council places Measure Q extension on November ballot.
- Clayton hires interim city manager.
- Contra Costa County establishes fines for health order violations.
- Concord affordable housing project gains $25 million in grants.