Well, recently, a Tinyco/Jam City rep on the Reddit page finally posted that the game is not dead, but will be having less events. Next event is scheduled for July.
So work on those regular gameplay things you need to get done while we have this extended break.
Hopefully, they will come back with some less grueling events but lots of stuff I must have in my town.
I am hanging in there so far. How about you? Let me know in the comments below.