Connecting, Survey, Zoom, Much More

CONTENTS

  Connecting With Your Neighbors

  Economic Impact Survey

  Food Shortages? Not Exactly.

  Zoom Meeting Security

  Volunteer Opportunities

  Virtual Repair Cafe

  Virtual Tulip Festival

Columbia Neighborhood

  Rental Available

  Thanks For Manischewitz! And Groceries!

Fl!p’s Pix For Music 

  Zoom Security And Sound Settings For Music

  New Lost City Ramblers

  Seattle 1918 Flu History

CONNECTING WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS

I think what my opportunity with this list is, at this time, is getting neighbors in good contact with the people on their own block for mutual support. If you can help me on that project with your own block, I would love it! There is a great deal going on to be upset and even panicked about. But there are things we can do, as well. Opportunities in this moment. Building solidarity with the people with whom we live side by side, we begin to re-knit the bonds of real community. ~ Love/Fl!p

ECONOMIC IMPACT SURVEY

Don Goldberg (Port of Bellingham Economic Development Director) is leading an economic recovery task force under Unified Command.  They will be coordinating countywide initiatives with the broader agency group. They are distributing a Economic Impact Survey to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on the county economy. Please distribute the survey as broadly as possible to city contractors, consultants, businesses, gig workers, freelancers, artists etc. The survey is due April 8.  Here’s the link to the survey: https://form.responster.com/EsA58H

FOOD SHORTAGES? NOT EXACTLY.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2020/04/03/826006362/food-shortages-nope-too-much-food-in-the-wrong-places

ZOOM MEETING SECURITY

https://security.berkeley.edu/resources/cybersecurity-and-covid-19/settings-preventing-zoom-bombing?fbclid=IwAR3ucl6eeXSF3tNjqrZ_Wkf-QcfY95tb8J-bmhvcCjWujy0S-QkFPr-A5jQ

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Don’t know if you have seen the Volunteer Center’s Hot Sheet (below), but there are several opportunities for those wanting to help out. Also, for the time being, the Bellingham Food Bank is sticking with the distribution system they have set up, but they are taking applications for volunteers. (They want people to apply apparently.) I’ll try to get more updates over the weekend, but if Columbia residents want to get involved, it seems like these are the best opportunities at the moment.  ~ Jennifer Moon

VIRTUAL REPAIR CAFE

We’re going to try something different this month.  We’ll have a virtual repair cafe, 3-5pm this Sunday like usual. You can either call in: (360) 562-0546 or join us on zoom: https://zoom.us/j/407034925

You do not need to create an account for zoom.  You don’t even need to install the software if you don’t want to. Even if you don’t have anything that needs repairing, feel free to stop by and say hello  If you want some repair help, but can’t make it on Sunday, let us know by email or phone and we’ll see if we can do another one soon. Hope you are doing well in these interesting times ~ .Josh.

VIRTUAL TULIP FESTIVAL

Take a virtual tour of the tulip festival. Anytime! 

TULIPFESTIVAL.ORG

COLUMBIA NEIGHBORHOOD

RENTAL

1909 craftsman home, 2314 Utter Street, Bellingham, near Elizabeth Park. 4 bedroom, 2.5 baths, gas heat with electric heat in three of the bedrooms.  Preparing multiple spaces for vegetable gardens with quality soil.  $1,800/month.  Tenant pays for utilities. Possible pet(s) by negotiation and with deposit.  Available May 1st or possibly earlier. (206) 909-3300. ~ Gary Gill

THANKS FOR MANISCHEWITZ! AND GROCERIES!

Thanks to Anna & Ellen Blick for the generous gift of Manischewitz wine early this morning! I can now finish one key Passover dish tomorrow. And thanks to Reisa LaTorra for repeated grocery rescues for me & Zeke, and for Vortex The Cat! And thanks to you all for your support…

FL!P’S PIX FOR MUSIC

ZOOM SECURITY AND SOUND SETTINGS FOR MUSIC

My friend Bruce Baker sent me a pdf with settings from the UW for security, and from David Perazzo for music. I figure the musicians among us will really appreciate the latter. Request a copy and I’ll email it to you.

NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS

This hour-long documentary celebrates fifty years of the New Lost City Ramblers (Mike Seeger, John Cohen, Tracy Schwarz, and Tom Paley). We’re making this acclaimed film available for free on YouTube for a limited time. Produced by the Arhoolie Foundation. Directed by Yasha Aginsky. https://arhoolie.org/new-lost-city-ramblers-dvd/

SEATTLE 1918 FLU HISTORY

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