Procession Tonight; Neighborhood Meeting Tomorrow; Cat & Coyote; Fl!p’s Birthday Concert; More

CONTENTS 8/24/2020
Procession Tonight For Young Fallen Marine
Tomorrow: Columbia Neighborhood Association Meeting
Free Local Covid Testing
Cat & Coyote
Twin Bed Set Loan?
Fl!p’s 70th Birthday Concert


Please consider lining the Route this evening at 8:30 for USMC Lance Corporal Jack-Ryan Ostrovsky, who was taken too soon.  Jack grew up in Bellingham and will be “arriving back home” this evening. Jack-Ryan was 1 of 9 service members killed in a training accident in San Diego, CA on July 30. 2020. 🇺🇸

You are invited to honor LCpl. Jack-Ryan Ostrovsky at any point along the procession as he arrives in Bellingham. LCpl. Ostrovsky will be escorted by a motorcade, arriving approximately at 8:30 PM on Monday, August 24. The procession will travel north on I-5 to the Sunset Drive exit 255, west on Sunset Drive, which turns in to W. Illinois Street, to Northwest Avenue, south on Northwest which turns into Elm Street, Elm Street to Broadway, south on Broadway ending at Westford Funeral Home, 1301 Broadway.

 You can find frequent updates of the procession’s location at Support Officers of Whatcom County’s Facebook page. Please follow the Governor’s rules for social distancing, including the use of masks. This link can be found on: 

This is also in the Herald.


Tuesday, August 25, 7-8:30pm
“Climate Conversations”
Online – Zoom Call
FB event page:
Our Neighborhood Quarterly Meeting will be focused on conversations with our neighbors to share ideas, tips, strategies during this time of COVID-19.

1) Welcome and CNA Announcements
2) CNA Treasurer’s  and MNAC Report
3) Get to Know Your Neighbors Activity
4) Columbia Conversations in Breakout Rooms. Room Topics – 1- Strategies for staying home, staying healthy, 2- Neighborhood Facebook Page, 3- Parenting and education in the Pandemic, 4- Sharing things you can do at home and outside, 5 – Other

*Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 950 8383 9982
Passcode: 570291
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,95083839982# US 


I was tested yesterday On York St Bellingham, drive up, no wait,  and received the results today (negative.) we all have access to free testing, even those  With no car,   asymptomatic, no doctors referral! You must make an appointment by phone or email.  Check out this link:
~ Dominique Coulet du Gard, Northwest Ave


I’m sorry to report that we found the remains of a tuxedo cat (mostly black with a little bit of white) in our yard this morning not quite under the big junipers on the corner of Jaeger and Monroe. Can’t tell what got it–perhaps a raccoon or a coyote? I’m sorry to the person or family who lost their cat this way.
Ginger Oppenheimer
Jaeger St


Hi neighbor’s. Do you have a twin bed that you are holding on to, because you might want it someday, but would be willing to let live at my house, and be very rarely used? I want to see how a twin set could serve my guest room;as a set or as an occasional King bed. I rarely have guests, especially now, but when I do I need more than the one twin that I now have.  I will take VERY GOOD care of it.
Thank you,
Beth Fuller
Williams St.


Thursday August 27, 7 PM online

I will post links on as soon as they are available (maybe not till Thursday). I am recording late this afternoon so we have time to do a little editing. I can’t wait to sing to you, my beloved neighborhood. On Thursday evening when the concert airs, I will be at my computer, watching along with you, and responding as best I can to any comments. You’re all invited, and your presence will of course be a huge gift to me!

Love/Fl!p 360-671-4511  2518 Cherry Street

If you want to ask me to post something, just email me. If it’s urgent, phone. If it’s a real emergency, call 911.

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