Chalk Registration! KMRE; Elizabeth Park Concerts; Much More; Song: Rise Again

CONTENTS 6/16/2020
Chalk Registration!
KMRE Correction & Interview
Elizabeth Park Concerts Start This Week!
      Free Harmony
Restaurant Masks
Rose Petals?
Create Black Best-Sellers
Bed For Sale
Radio Free Fl!p: Rise Again


Registration for our chalk festival is now open!!! Jonny Kemp says you can start filling in the form any time. (He’s been working really, really hard at this!) Pretty please, do go to the form and fill it in for me, so I can see if we’re going to need more chalk while there may still be time to get more. For now: first come, first serve on the free chalk. Here’s Fl!p HappyDancing around the living room in gratitude to Jonny. And here’s the link! Let’s GO neighbors!


I got the Call Letters wrong! KMRE 102.3 FM. Like “Museum of Radio”? There is an interview with Marla by Margaret Bikman, airing on KMRE this week. Here’s what Margaret had to say: This past week, I interviewed the hard-working introvert Marla Joy Simon Bronstein, who’ll share all she’s been up to the past few weeks, particularly the Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series-Bellingham,WA. the Columbia Neighborhood, Bellingham, WA‘s Fourth of July Chalk Art Event, and Bellingham Theatre Guild, as well as Whatcom Arts Project. Our interview will be broadcast on KMRE 102.3 FM sometimes during the 6 p.m. hour today, Tuesday, June 16; and in the 4 p.m. hour on Wednesday, June, 17. Be sure to tune in!


Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Free

The concerts are a mix of Live and pre-recorded performances and will be live-streamed on the Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series Facebook page. You won’t need to have Facebook to watch it there. If you do have a Facebook account, think about hosting your own “watch party.”

Or, you can listen to the livestream broadcast on KMRE-FM 102.3, every Thursday 6 – 8 PM from June 18 until August 20.

This week’s band:


Thursday, June 18,  6:00 – 8:00 PM Free

Classic folk-rock harmonies: Chuck Dingée and Sharon Mayson’s beautiful vocals are what make Free Harmony unique and a treat to listen to. They formed the duo in 2017 and have been busy entertaining people in the Northwest ever since.

A founding member of Bellingham’s popular classic rock band The Walrus, Chuck has been singing and playing in the area for over 40 years.  He has an eclectic repertoire of hundreds of songs from Gershwin to Beatles to Pink Floyd.

Having sung all her life, Sharon has an incredibly smooth voice and performs in local Northwest bands High Spirits and Pacific Twang.

Together they play an entertaining mix of songs ranging from the 60s to present, by artists like Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Emmylou Harris, John Denver, Indigo Girls, The Police, Pink Floyd, Eagles, Bonnie Raitt, and many others. In March 2019, Free Harmony was opening act for the band America at the Tulalip and Legends Casinos in Washington state


If you enter a restaurant where not all workers are masked, please ask to speak to the manager if possible. You can certainly decide to go elsewhere for your own safety. Many if not most restaurants are now complying with the law and would love to serve you as safely as possible. And please, wear your own mask at any time you are interacting with workers. Caring for each other’s health goes both ways. Thanks!


I was wondering if anyone in the neighborhood has roses I could harvest from. I wanted to try my hand at rose jelly but will need some blooms. I’d be happy to pass on a jar in exchange.
Sarah Garrett- 2429 Spruce Street


Local author Clyde Ford wrote me, encouraging readers to purchase any two books by black authors from black-owned bookstores (they have a list here) and share your purchases on social media with the hashtags #BlackoutBestsellerlist and #Blackpublishingpower. If enough people participate, it could have a big impact on diversifying bestseller lists. (And could help us learn from new points of view…)


Antique craftsman style oak bed frame. Well loved and cared for, full sized bed frame. Has welded frame with bolt-on side rails. Also comes with slats for use as platform or can be used with box spring as well. $100 obo. Bolts/hardware not included. Full sized minimally used mattress available for purchase separately if interested.

Deb Hampton


This is a story about a song, and then the song. It’s a song which has carried me through some rough spots. May it carry you as well. Written and performed by the inimitable Canadian, Stan Rogers. (Thanks to neighbor Rod Pemble for the link.)

Love/Fl!p 360-671-4511

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