Love Is Not The Answer, Supreme Court, Testing, Lots More! Song: Turning Towards The Morning

CONTENTS 6/7/2020
Love Is Not The Answer
Washington State Supreme Court
Covid Testing & The Rally
Home For Dead Lawn Mowers
Free “Loft Bed”
Free Fill Dirt
Tree Service Shout Out
Looking For A Cement Contractor
Fun Chalk Videos
Minority-Owned Businesses In Bellingham
Family Looking For A Rental
Radio Free Fl!p: Turning Towards The Morning

LOVE IS NOT THE ANSWER

My favorite quote from Martin Luther King Jr:

Love is not the answer; Love is the assignment.

WASHINGTON STATE SUPREME COURT

Unanimous open letter calling on judicial, legal community to work together on racial justice. “The devaluation and degradation of black lives is not a recent event. It is a persistent and systemic injustice that predates this nation’s founding.  But recent events have brought to the forefront of our collective consciousness a painful fact that is, for too many of our citizens, common knowledge: the injustices faced by black Americans are not relics of the past…

The legal community must recognize that we all bear responsibility for this on-going injustice, and that we are capable If taking steps to address it, if only we have the courage and the will.”

http://www.courts.wa.gov/newsinfo/?fa=newsinfo.pressdetail&newsid=35481

COVID TESTING & THE RALLY

Friday I listened to a part of a press conference on KUOW with the Seattle mayor and the heads of the police and fire department. There were several issues covered. But the one I want to discuss with you is about the Covid-19 testing policy in Seattle just instituted. They encouraged everyone who has been involved in the demonstrations to be tested and people can do that for free and without a doctor’s referral and without symptoms. People have to sign up for a time however. I think we should have that same option in Bellingham to keep on top of what is going on.  I have written an email to Unified Command suggesting this and they say they will consider it. But I wonder if it would help if more people asked. ~ Sidney Anderson

[I can also imagine asking demonstrators to self-quarantine for some days if possible. I know some are trapped in essential jobs and cannot do so. That’s where testing seems particularly important. Testing can give false negatives, but rarely false positives. ~Fl!p]

HOME FOR DEAD LAWN MOWERS

My neighbor and his 8th grade boys (twins) are into small engines. They just fixed my lawn mower and we talked about selling rebuilt mowers (I had already bought a new one, doh) in the hood with the proceeds going to social justice initiatives. Can you alert the flip-kins that we’d love all dead lawnmowers in the hood?
Isaac Blum
2518 Elizabeth Street
isaacmblum@gmail.com

FREE “LOFT BED” (THAT USED TO BE A BUNK BED)

We’d love to find a home for it before taking it away. It’s been used it as a loft bed for years to create space in a bedroom. Wish we could depart with it in it’s original state of being a bunk bed, but unable to locate the bottom railing. If interested, text me. We’ll have it until tomorrow (6/8).
Tanya High
(360) 739-4840

FREE FILL DIRT

Free fill dirt/soil with some sod clumps – for yard project, fill…. etc. Easily accessible for pick up in ally behind 2326 Victor St.
Arielle Stein
360-540-4847

TREE SERVICE SHOUT OUT

Marcus Mindlin, owner of Dean’s Tree Service. Contact +1 (360) 527-6733 if you want a tree guy from the neighborhood. Thank you ~ Alaya Rousseau

LOOKING FOR A CEMENT CONTRACTOR

Pathway around the house has been dug and crushed gravel spread. It’s time for a reliable Cement Contractor to do their magic along with a few dry days. Any suggestions for a contractor that accepts small jobs and does good exposed aggregate work?  City permit already issued.

~ Kristen Nelson, Victor Street, Knelson2815@gmail.com or text 360-223-2286

FUN CHALK VIDEOS

I know you’re planning a Chalk Art day in your neighborhood, and I thought these videos might be inspiring to those planning to participate!
~
Anji Citron

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBOpo6J3RdM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LwfCEkMqEw

[If you couldn’t imagine doing something like this, well neither can I! But we can go out a play with chalk and have fun! Will you join me? Did you get your chalk yet? Love/Fl!p]

MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES IN BELLINGHAM

(not complete list—there are no doubt more! from Nancy Moore)

FOOD & DRINK

Ambo Ethiopian Cuisine—902 N. State St, Suite 104, 360-927-8714, FB page says they were opening June 3, 11 am-2 pm and 5-7 pm.  “For nine years, Mulunesh Belay has been a beloved fixture at the Bellingham Farmer’s Market, serving authentic Ethiopian cuisine. Mulu first learned to cook when she was five years old, at her mother’s knee, in the village of Gindeberet, Ethiopia. She uses traditional spices and her own recipes to bring her country’s food to everyone.” Just in October 2019 Mulu signed the lease on her first restaurant storefront. No website.

Brandywine Kitchen—sustainable, locally based food, “from seed to plate,” eclectic menu, providing pickup or delivered meals—

https://brandywinekitchen.com

Calypso Kitchen— authentic Caribbean food to heat and eat; order by Sunday midnight for pickup or delivery on Tues—

https://calypso.kitchen

DownTime Taps—Ferndale, first self-serve taproom in the state, 32 taps for beer, wine, or cider—

https://www.downtimetaps.com/#happenings

Guud Bowls—they cook, package, and deliver fresh bowls of all gluten-free food, you heat and eat. There is no storefront, delivery only, some family-sized pan options— https://www.guudbowls.com

HAIR & BEAUTY

Busy B’s Barber Shop & Salon—family-owned, five barbers for all hair types— https://busy-bs-barber-shop-salon.business.site

Zora’s Styling Salon and Spa—haircuts, hair and lash extensions, color, waxing, anti-aging facials, body contouring, ultrasound face lifts — https://www.zorasstylingsalon.com

OTHER

Cool Runnings Construction LLC—360-399-8014 (no website)

David Vaughns—musical accompanist, drummer, Theater/Dance Dept, WWU, no contact information.

Mo’s Parlor—anime nights, workshops, downloadable designs, consultations— https://www.mosparlor.com

Myne Candle Co—small-batch candles hand poured with soy wax and phthalate free oils— https://www.instagram.com/mynecandleco/

Northwest Drone Pros—a “NW WA flying camera company” providing professional aerial imagery (photos or videos) for mapping or for the real estate industry, or any needs—

https://www.northwestdronepros.com

FAMILY LOOKING FOR A RENTAL

Friends of ours, a wonderful family of five is looking to relocate from Seattle. They are looking to rent a home in the Columbia neighborhood to start out in. They are not in a hurry so if something is available down the line, that’s great too. If anyone knows of a nice rental house available with at least three bedrooms and two baths let me know.
Thank you,
Lindsey Escher
Text: 206-661-6762
West & Jefferson

RADIO FREE FL!P: TURNING TOWARDS THE MORNING

Written & sung by Gordon Bok

Gordon didn’t write this song for the mid-summer season, but my heart feels like a great turning seems to have begun, an awakening of hope and of many people reaching for their courage. There can be grief and fear as a part of it all as well. And kindness in response. Please choose kindness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU1FUgcv1Lc

Love/Fl!p Breskin 360-671-4511 flip@columbianeighborhood.org
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