Summer Cancellations, Chalk Art?, Lost Hearing Aid, End Of Life Planning For Covid, Diamond Jim’s, Lots More

CONTENTS 5/20/2020
No Neighborhood Garage Sale Or July 4th (Wah!)
Chalk Art?
Alert: Lost Hearing Aid
Advance Care (End Of Life) Planning
Diamond Jim’s Take-Out
Ballet Space?
Drone Is Home
Self-Quarantine Housing?
Song: Wild Mountain Thyme


Marla Bronstein (who organizes the Elizabeth Park concerts) and Peter Roberts (president The Eldridge Society that sponsors them) have been meeting with Parks both physically and virtually all year. They had submitted requests for their permits prior to COVID-19, but the Health Dept shut all events down for the whole summer through September. They were able to navigate the Online Concert Series but not the 4th of July, although Parks said if a group of kids wanted to ride around the neighborhood, they did not object. However the Governor’s order prohibits group gatherings and Parks pointed out there is no way to control your numbers without a confined space. With all the uncertainty The Eldridge Society will pass on sponsoring the June garage sale and the 4th of July Parade & Picnic this year.


I’m feeling SO sad about the Fourth Of July Picnic & Parade! What if we had a neighborhood chalk art festival that weekend? I’m trying to think about social distancing: like no more than one art square in front of each lot – so 40 feet apart. Have folks decorate in front of their own houses and businesses throughout the neighborhood. Wandering could be a journey of discovery.

We’ve got a lot of kids, and a lot of great artists, and a lot of folks with a little extra time. I don’t care if it gets “judged” – like the kid’s races and games at the Fourth Of July Picnic, that’s not the point. (Though maybe Blocks could try for having the greatest number of participants.) We could decorate each other’s lives and cheer each other on as we do. Musicians could even add live acoustic music from their front porches. I am willing to look for a chalk donor or two, purchase in bulk, & distribute really bright chalk, and set up a map so neighbors could list & locate artwork. What do you think?  Love/Fl!p


While on a walk tonight between 8:00-9:00pm( Wednesday, May 20th) my hearing aide must have fallen out

Somewhere  between Elizabeth Park, Washington to West Street & the Squalicum Park upper trail… Of course, it is like finding a needle in a haystack. BUT if anyone happens to find a curved gray hearing aide, clear ear cup inset with a red dot please let me know. Thanks!  Text or call Vicki Roy, Park Street  360-961-2157


A valuable “tip sheet” for planning in the time of Covid-19 – less than two pages, succinct, from a respected organization — and a very good “conversation starter.”


This Fountain District restaurant has re-opened for take-out!

Monday thru Friday: 8:00-1:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00-2:00pm
Call (360) 734-8687 to place your order

Serving breakfast and lunch options: our current Take Out menu can be found on our website:


Urgent!  Anyone out there with connections to theaters, or drama departments, or with a big storage space and a big heart?  I am writing on behalf of Northwest Ballet Theater.  Covid-19 has taken its toll on this fabulous ballet company and school, where my daughters have dances for over 10 years, and they have lost their lease.  There is an urgent need to find homes, either temporary or permanent, for some big props and a good number of costumes.  In particular – a 5 foot diameter papier-mache bright yellow teapot and a 2 – 3 foot purple mushroom from Alice in Wonderland, and a magic sleigh from Nutcracker.  If your theater group, school, or garage could make use or at least help with preserving these amazing props and costumes, please contact Artistic Director John Bishop at 360-421-4013 as soon as possible!  Thank you for thinking of some options. ~ Miriam Schwartz, Victor Street


Someone found it in their yard and it’s already home!!!

Thank you so much, neighbors!!! ~ Jerry McGarity, Victor Street


Separate spaces are needed for two young women returning from working with farm workers in Yakima before they return to their own families. They need somewhere to self-quarantine for two weeks, starting at the end of this week. Each would need a room, with access to kitchen and bathroom. C2C can get food delivered to them. If you know of any place that might fit the bill, please contact Rosalinda at  


Dick Gaughan, Emmylou Harris and the McGarrigles along with Rufas Wainwright. Back to beautiful music.

Love/Fl!p 360-671-4511 cell/text

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