January 2021 Issue

It’s a new year! Hope it proves to be a happy one for all our neighbors on Bowfin !

Regarding the page 3 news for the Lions Club Crab Dinner, our neighbor, Janis Kiesel, has sent out this note:

For the past 20 years in February, we have come together in a large group to enjoy a crab dinner and raise funds to support community organizations. This year due to the pandemic, we are not  able to get together in a large group, but we can enjoy a crab dinner and raise funds for two worthy organizations. The pandemic which prevents us from gathering in a large group is also causing a rise in the number of people who need assistance, so our work to help others must continue.

The Foster City Lions Club is having a drive through pick up crab dinner and raffle fundraiser. The proceeds of this event will benefit: -Meals on Wheels, delivering meals to seniors and disabled individuals -Peninsula Humane Society, providing assistance to pet owners who are in need of pet food.
During this pandemic, we can help those in need and enjoy a distraction from our daily lives with a crab (or chicken) dinner and online Zoom raffle. See attached information.
You may purchase meal tickets, raffle tickets or make a donation here: https://fclionscharities.wixsite.com/crabdinner
If you prefer to mail a check you may complete the attached form and mail it with payment to the address on the form.


Home Painting by Orlando Trujillo

We’re very pleased with the speed and quality of the work done by Orlando Trujillo. The price was right, too! We decided to stay with very similar colors, which we feel go well with our driveway pavers. This isn’t the first time we hired Trujillo to do the job – and we feel comfortable recommending that you consider this firm if you’re looking for outdoor — or indoor — painting.

We’ll Be Shopping For Groceries Online

According to https://www.smchealth.org/coronavirus-county-data-dashboard), there are now 243 cases of Covid, just one week after the count had been 177! Quite an upswing.

Recently we saw this advice : that people in our age bracket should discontinue visiting scores for groceries and medications –

That, and because Foster City Covid-19 cases have been rising rapidly – as have cases in San Mateo where our favorite grocer is located, has led us to the decision to break the weekly habit we’d developed over the past 9 months of isolation and discontinue in-store shopping. (Beyond that, we also just learned that our daughter knows someone – in a different geographic area – who contracted Covid-19 precisely from visiting a grocery.)

If you have been doing your grocery shopping online and can offer some advice on the do’s and don’ts of it – we welcome your thoughts! Thank you. – Jerry and Eve