Local Climate Week; Firefighters; Map Your Neighborhood; Halloween; Song: Crossing The Bar

CONTENTS 9/21/2020
Local Climate Week Events
Firefighters Thank You
Map Your Neighborhood
Sharing Alternative Halloween Ideas
Gardener Needed For Fall Cleanup
Free Plants
Chicken Is Home
Keys Returned
House Sitter
ADU Wanted
Radio Free Fl!p: Crossing The Bar

LOCAL CLIMATE WEEK EVENTS

There are city-sponsored events throughout this week, including a chalk art contest.

https://cob.org/services/environment/climate/climate-action-week

FIREFIGHTERS THANK YOU

Thank you for all the amazing fresh food, baked goodies and wonderful cards sent to Baker River Hotshots. Please check out the link to read their reaction and to see a video they put together of their season so far. In these though times I feel so blessed to live in such an amazing community that pulls together the way we do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This is the video:

https://www.facebook.com/124234067131/videos/1477034759133431/

This is the reaction to our giving:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10157264030672132&id=124234067131

Sarah & Nat Grainger, sbirdeen@yahoo.com.,  Victor Street

MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

I got to facilitate a zoom meeting yesterday for a block of Williams Street. It was a delight to put faces to names I’ve known for years. And a privilege to see neighbors connect and plan together to care for each other. If I could choose one gift you could give me, it would be for every block in our neighborhood to do this. I will make every effort to clear my calendar to meet. I would love to do a big push to do this before the election. It helps us remember that we are neighbors. We are connected. We are really all in this together. Please contact me if you would consider hosting. I’ll help you! Love/Fl!p

SHARING ALTERNATIVE HALLOWEEN IDEAS

On Halloween, our family is planning to let our kids trick or treat at our house only, knocking on each of the exterior and interior doors for a treat.  Another cute idea is having a candy hunt (like an easter egg hunt) in just your own yard in the dark with a flashlight. ~ Darrah Blanton, Williams St.

GARDENER NEEDED FOR FALL CLEANUP

We are looking for someone to help with fall garden maintenance including pruning several trees (golden chain, maples, mock oranges), weeding, and cutting back ornamentals (lavender, daphne, rhododendron, etc) in the garden. Does anyone have a recommendation for a gardener/landscaper?

~ Rebecca and Sean Mulcahy, Keesling Street  415-712-5327

FREE PLANTS

We’ve just dug up some over-sized plants: Russian Sage (I think it’s just decorative, may be wrong), culinary sage, and hardy oregano.  They will be in boxes in the alley between Utter and Walnut, northernmost block before Illinois Street. We have the tall blue carport in the middle of this long block.  ~ Mary Rausch, Utter Street

CHICKEN IS HOME

Whew!

KEYS RETURNED

Good news! I called my gym because my gym card was my only identifier on my keys and someone has turned them in! ~ Nancy Rathjen

HOUSE SITTER

My name is Sara De Roy. I grew up in Bellingham and am back here for the foreseeable future, as I remotely attend Oberlin College. I am looking for house sitting jobs, either in the neighborhood or otherwise around town. I have many years of experience with house and pet sitting and am responsible and diligent. I can be contacted at d.sara.hg1@gmail.com or 360.820.9330 (text or call are both fine).

ADU WANTED

My son, Aaron is looking for a place to rent. An ADU would be ideal. He is a helicopter pilot doing fire and rescue work.. He is quiet and would like a place in the greater Bellingham area. Studio or 1 bedroom is good depending on the price. Contact me, Janet Peterson, his mom, at 360-224-8007 or JCP1920@gmail.com.

[Aaron is great! Janet is my dear Guitar Camp buddy, and an amazing cellist. Please help me find Aaron a place. Love/Fl!p]

RADIO FREE FL!P: CROSSING THE BAR

Salamander Crossing set this classic poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson to music. The lyrics are not in the order that RLS published them, but the setting is wonderful. In honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and also of Kitty Breskin, my sister, who set sail five years ago tomorrow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtBahKnC1gw

Love/Fl!p 360-671-4511  2518 Cherry Street flip@columbianeighborhood.org

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