Columbia Neighborhood Fourth Of July Chalk Festival
Another Chalk Idea
Ice Cream Interlude
Chalk Talk: Peter Roberts
Upcoming Chalk Talk: Mayor Seth Fleetwood!
Where & When Fireworks Are Legal
Racial Justice Forum
Wanted To Buy Home
Food Co-Op Or Haggens?
Radio Free Fl!p: Foolish Questions
COLUMBIA NEIGHBORHOOD FOURTH OF JULY CHALK FESTIVAL
July 4th, free
10 – 2 Chalk in front of your own house, or ask Fl!p for other locations
2 – 5 tour the neighborhood, looking at chalk and listening to music. Check out other special events as well. All socially distanced. Wear your masks. We can do this together!
We now have over 100 households signed up. Zeke says that’s 6% of our neighborhood. I still have chalk here for 150 more. Sign up, or I’ll help you sign up, and we’ll set a time for you to come pick up your chalk. Even if you already have chalk, sign up so you show up on the map! Please, please help invite your neighbors. And friends, who can show up at the schools or Immanuel Church to use the sidewalks there.
Sign-up and view the event map at
ANOTHER CHALK IDEA
From Victor Street neighbor Greg Hope:
I have seen some “sidewalk polls” that can be simple yet powerful. These usually just feature a question with two possible answers (and some chalk left in place for use by passersby), and hash marks begin to appear as people “cast their votes.” Some examples:
“I am…” Night owl ~or~ Early bird
“I prefer” Apples ~or~ Bananas
“Favorite season” Spring ~or~ Summer ~or~ Fall ~or~ Winter
“It’s raining” Umbrella ~or~ Jacket
ICE CREAM INTERLUDE
I wrote to the Sugar Shack Ice Cream Truck a while back to see if they wanted to visit our festival. They didn’t think they could, but I just got this message!
We will aim to be at the sidewalk chalk festival at 11:30ish, we have something else in Bellingham so we will come right after! We will park by the church first for about 10 minutes until everyone gets their ice cream and then we will move over towards Columbia elementary and do the same. 👍🏼
CHALK TALK: PETER ROBERTS
The Eldridge Society donated $300 towards chalk for us all, the money they usually spent on the Fourth Of July Picnic. I am SO grateful, and having such fun giving the chalk away! They are also funding the Thursday evening Virtual Concerts In The Park.
UPCOMING CHALK TALK: MAYOR SETH FLEETWOOD!
WHERE & WHEN FIREWORKS ARE LEGAL
(Nowhere In Bellingham)
RACIAL JUSTICE FORUM
scheduled for Wednesday, July 1st, 7 – 9 PM over Zoom.
Hosted by the Bellingham Friends Meeting.
Look who is on the panel!
• County Executive Satpal Sidhu;
• Rosalinda Guillén of Community to Community;
• Bellingham Deputy Police Chief Flo Simon;
• Shirley Williams of White Swan Environmental and the Lummi Nation;
• Black entrepreneur Jonathan Randolph of Bellingham.
Solid wood bunk beds for sale. Painted white. Gently used, grandkids have outgrown them. Text if interested (360)926-3924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Trustworthy cat sitter sought for low key fur ball. Will sanitize all surfaces prior to you coming over and expect the same as you leave. All you have to do is come over in the evening, provide scratches, and let him snuggle you while you sleep. $20 per day. Columbia local would be perfect. Email email@example.com
WANTED TO BUY HOME
$225-$250k We want to be in Bellingham or close within the county (but also open to any ideas). We would like our children to remain in the Bellingham School District. Public transportation/bicycle accessibility is important to us, but not a total necessity. We would like to have a yard to build a garden, and a safe and clean home—that’s really it. This is where we want to raise our kids, build our home, and grow old. The community here is so strong and rooted in helping one another. If you, or anyone you know, or anyone beyond them knows of anyone willing to sell something within this range, or possibly rent to own, or any other creative option please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Emily Nelson and Bernard Miller
We are wondering if anyone in the neighborhood might have a separate space
for visiting sister July 14 – 28. We realize it is best to quarantine yourself after cross country air travel for 10 -14 days. Looking for a possible week or two studio apt before she stays with us. Our house is not set up well for this – but day visits & meals with us outside will be likely. Anyone needing a house or pet sitter during that time? OR we’ll be looking for something a bit reasonably priced if possible… Any suggestions welcome.
Contact Vicki Roy or Carol Oberton
FOOD CO-OP OR HAGGENS?
Is anyone going to either on Monday? Need just a couple things.
RADIO FREE FL!P: FOOLISH QUESTIONS
The Canote Twins, Jere & Greg, at the peak of their nearly identical powers!
Love/Fl!p 360-671-4511 firstname.lastname@example.org
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