Online Concert Tomorrow & Subscription; Quarantine / Isolation; Adopt A Dog?; Found Bag; Song: I’m Married

CONTENTS 7/22/2020
Elizabeth Park Online Concert Tomorrow
Elizabeth Park Online Concert Subscription
Quarantine / Isolation
Adopt A Foster Dog?
Found Bag
Radio Free Fl!p: I’m Married


Thursday, July 23 6-8 PM
Playing Fun Classic Rock Party Music
Ian Bakke-Vocals
John Delaney-Guitar
Bob Oldham-Bass
Dale Kreiser- Drums

All these concerts are safely online this year!

Here’s the link for YouTube

Here’s the link for Facebook:

And of Course, KMRE-FM 102.3 on your radio dial.

And here’s the link for the fresh off the presses Elizabeth Park Concert Series GoFundme, since we don’t have the ability to collect donations at the concerts.

Thank you for your generosity. We could not bring this to you this year if it weren’t for the community support in previous years. We are very grateful.
Marla Bronstein


Hello Friends..I would would appreciate it if you would subscribe to our YouTube page so we can livestream our concerts for those in our community who don’t have Facebook. Thanks for your support!!

Elizabeth Park Summer Concert Series-Bellingham,WA

We’re more than halfway there to 100 subscribers. Please subscribe!! You’ll be the first to know when concert videos are being premiered, and you can watch them over and over!!


From BetsyBrowmMD/

The CDC today adjusted its recommendations for how long to isolate after a positive test for COVID-19. The recommendation is now 10 days from when symptoms started or 24 hours after the fever breaks. If you have no symptoms, the period is 10 days after testing. This is based in better data. I am glad to get clarification to help my patients understand better. It has been confusing. The old recommendation was to have two (!?) negative tests before leaving isolation. It has been difficult enough to get even one test; but to get 2 more? Impractical and nearly impossible! Especially in some states. Keep in mind, though, that some people may have symptoms for longer, but almost everyone doesn’t have transmissible virus after 10 days. There is a difference in viral particles or RNA and a viable virus that can infect and reproduce.

Quarantine is essentially the same activity as isolation but for people actually exposed, so they don’t transmit COVID-19 before they get symptoms. The recommendation is still 14 days, the same you would need to quarantine yourself if you went to New York from Washington State. (We have now been added to the undesirable list based on our high R0 which has gone up). Of course, if someone develops COVID-19 their isolation is extend for 10 mores days from when symptoms started.

One of the big failings in testing I see is that people get tested, often after a known exposure or with mild symptoms, but then they don’t isolate or quarantine themselves while waiting for results. I hear these stories so often- in the news, congressmen, patients, co-workers. I am not sure what they are thinking or if they worry about exposing someone else. When they find out they are positive, most feel horrible they exposed others. I don’t necessarily blame that person. I think the testing site needs to educate and emphasize safety. But somehow we need to educate better on why physical distancing and mask wearing are important, in particular after possible exposure and after testing.

Last night I awoke from a vivid dream and could not get back to sleep. In the dream, I started coughing and knew I had COVID-19. That scared me; but what really upset me was that I coughed near Jamie without a mask and I was afraid I had given it to him. Such an awful feeling that stuck with me. I hope and pray that none of you every get that feeling. And I am grateful that it was just a dream.

The interesting news is that OB/GYN’s in several countries have noted a significant drop in premature births during our shutdowns. The reasons are unknown and at this point there is only speculation. However, many researchers, who have studied pre-term births and the causes, are now hoping to use this to seek possible preventive measures. Hopefully some good will come from this.

Wash your hands, cover your nose, stay 6 feet away from others, and be kind.

And finally, my caveat is that this is my experience and my opinions, which are subject to change as more information is available, and not related to the organization I work for. Thanks for reading.


My kids love dogs and we have recently become involved in fostering rescue pups. Through word of mouth I was connected with a woman in Tacoma whom purchased a “Covid Puppy” and was no longer able to care for it. She was furloughed at work, had all three of her kids home, bought them a puppy to play with, and then when the world started turning again, she started working overtime and her kids went to daycare. The puppy was being kenneled alone at home for 10-12 hours a day. No one to care for it regularly and give it the love it needs. 

My heart hurt for the little guy and so I asked if she would consider giving him up to find a better home. She said she paid 1500$ for him from an online breeder and he was current on his first round of immunizations and deworming. I talked her down to an amount closer to what a shelter would charge for a rehoming fee, and took him with faith that there is a better home for him here in Bellingham somewhere. 

When she bought him he was 3-4lbs. He is 11-12 weeks now and almost 7lbs. He should not get bigger than about 10-12lbs. He is a stealthy chihuahua dachshund mix, and looks like a micro-sized black lab! My two daughters, 6 & 7, have been working with me to help potty training him (he was taught to go on puddle pads in his kennel), and get him accustomed to walking on a leash, playing with other dogs, and working through teething with lots of chew toys. He is doing great!! 

He often goes 10 hours at night with no accidents. He is quick to adjust behavior when we redirect his chewing, and we take him out every 2hours or less to help him succeed. He is a ton of fun, super sweet and loves to run after us in the parks while we play soccer or frisbee together. When he is exhausted from walks and play time, he is a snuggler and will cuddle up on my lap to just be pet. He is vocal about wanting attention and will let you know that he wants to be picked up and loved. 

He has been somewhat neglected, so he needs to be with someone who wants a dog, knows how to care for and teach him patiently as he grows. We have purchased a large kennel, cozy bed, food/water dish, chew toys, kong, harness, leash and food that I am happy to send with him to make the transition seamless. A rehoming fee will apply to help ensure he goes to a good home and help cover our costs in fostering him.

Alaina Sawaya  360.778.9499  


Last night around midnight we woke up to a highly agitated man yelling in front of our house. He threw something into our parking strip and walked down the street. Probably a car prowl–if you are missing a zippered bag that says Platt and Intermatic, and can describe the contents, let me know! Lee Gulyas, Keesling Street


David Dodson both wrote and sang this. Today & tomorrow are the 22nd anniversary of Zeke & my wedding. (Yes, it took us two days because I married a Canadian, and we followed all the rules really carefully.) We’re cuddling, cooking celebratory food, doing some house projects and laundry, making music together. We made great bacon and french toast with real maple syrup for breakfast, and we’ll grill steaks for dinner, from Carne, here in the neighborhood. (No we didn’t. We’ll do that tomorrow. We got take-out from the Soy House instead.) And we’re playing/cleaning house! (I don’t think we’d vacuumed in a month… one of the disadvantages of no visitors.) After we get the last of the laundry finished, Zeke has promised to play with my old wooden train set with me! Pre-Brio. All unpainted maple. When I was a kid, my siblings and I still played with the trains and track when we were in junior high. I added to the set when my kids were small and we lived near the factory that made them. I got all sorts of track, switches, cars, signs, bridges & trestles. And then when my first pair of grandsons were small, Tim Hutton here in Bellingham made me train stations, a couple little houses, and some passenger cars with windows. And he let me help! I found the box deep under the bed a while ago, and have been longing not just to play with them, but to have someone to play with them with me. And no kids in safe reach at the moment. So Zeke and I will be kids for a while. Having someone to play with may be the most glorious part of being married. Plus that “for better and for worse, in sickness and in health” part isn’t so bad either. Thanks Zeke!

Love/Fl!p 360-671-4511

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