Vote!; Wreck; Late Night Constuction?; St Paul’s Parade; Lots More; RIP Michael Smith

CONTENTS 8/3/2020
Vote!
Eldridge Wreck Follow-Up
Late Night Constuction?
St Paul’s Parade
Free Piano
For Sale Child Bike Seat
Tutor Recommendations?
Room For Rent Near Locust Beach
Radio Free Fl!P: Folk Music Looses A Giant

VOTE!

Polls close at 8 PM.

https://www.whatcomcounty.us/1732/Current-Election

Less than 1/3 of ballots have been returned. Your vote counts! But only if you vote. ~ Fl!p

Do not hand your ballot to a stranger or anyone other than a family member. There are drop boxes all over the county.
~ Doug Brown, Cherry Street

ELDRIDGE WRECK FOLLOW-UP

Rumors are flying. I’m trying to confirm. I think it is my responsibility to confirm before printing. Here’s what is known

https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article244712142.html

Many have written me about speeding. I’ll come back to it when I’ve got a fully functional computer again. And thanks to the many who have offered help with that!

LATE NIGHT CONSTUCTION?

I’ve been heavy equipment operating in the 3:00-4:00 hour last night and maybe two nights ago? It sounds like it’s coming from Eldrige or the direction of the waterfront. Do you know anything about this? I was just wondering what it could be.

~ Justin May, on Keesling

ST PAUL’S PARADE

Hi neighbors, St Paul’s Episcopal is hosting a Drive-by Farewell Parade for our rector (priest) in our parking lot on Sunday, August 23, 12-1pm. We’ve divided up the time slots by last name to try to minimize a pile-up of cars. We will have people along the way wearing orange vests and holding posters (there may be cheering and clapping!). Map attached. Please let us know ahead of time if you have any concerns and we thank you for being our neighbors! – Amelia Vader, Junior Warden, amelia.vader@gmail.com or 206-218-2657. 

FREE PIANO

I have an old Baily upright grand that I need to get rid of (we are moving and can’t take it).  It was  tuned 2 years ago and I was told that it’s still in good shape.  I would be happy to give it away or even pay someone $200 to take it off my hands.  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks,
Christopher Morris , Park Street, 360-393-7413

FOR SALE CHILD BIKE SEAT

Lightly used, excellent condition Thule brand Yepp child bike seat for sale – my kids have outgrown it. Normally retails for $220, selling for $100.  I can porch drop in the neighborhood. Please see attached link for product information.    Specs: https://www.thule.com/en-us/child-bike-seats/rear-mounted-child-bike-seats/thule-yepp-maxi-_-12020214
Courtney Dunne
Utter Street
courtneyfdunne@gmail.com

TUTOR RECOMMENDATIONS?

I am searching for recommendations for a tutor for my elementary school aged kiddos (grades 1 and 4) to set up a regular schedule for tutoring sessions this school year either in-person or via Zoom. I would love to hear from you if you have someone to recommend.  Thank you!
Courtney Dunne
Utter Street
courtneyfdunne@gmail.com

ROOM FOR RENT NEAR LOCUST BEACH

Room for rent in a 3 bdrm/1 bath house near Locust beach. Opens September 1st but move in date is flexible. The house is filled with 2 other kind people (1 male, 1 female) ages 26-35. Tenants are musicians and enjoy nature, gardening, art, and cooking. Looking for a third tenant to add to this home. $525 per month plus utilities. Please contact Celine Parton at (253) 389-5240 if interested.

RADIO FREE FL!P: FOLK MUSIC LOOSES A GIANT

Michael Peter Smith, Chicago songwriter, has died of cancer. He played here repeatedly, and our musical world was richer because of it. His songs were carefully constructed both lyrically and musically, and could strike deep in the heart and lodge for a lifetime. Or pretty much knock you right off your chair, gasping with laughter. Instead of a funeral, Smith requested, “If people sing my songs after I’m gone, they need to get the chords right.” Here, from the master himself, are two of my many favorites.

THE DUTCHMAN

Decades before I ever heard the term Alzheimers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7FIF5vh3BY

SISTER CLARISSA

A loving portrait from a former student

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

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

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