Map Your Neighborhood; Storytelling; Trick-Or-Treating; More; Song: The Weight

CONTENTS 10/2/2020
Map Your Neighborhood
Transportation Fund?
Free TV
Short Term, Fully Furnished Rental
Rental Wanted
House Sitting/ Trade Rent For Tree Work
Radio Free Flip: The Weight


I am excited to have now facilitated my third Zoom meeting with neighbors setting plans to care for themselves and each other in case of an earthquake. I have several more in the works. I would particularly like to host as many of these as possible this month, before the election. I’ve cleared my calendar as much as possible to make this a priority. This is an excellent time for us to see for ourselves that we are neighbors at the core, no matter what polarization is happening around us. If you are willing to host your own block, contact me and I’ll guide you through the invitation process, and will come facilitate your meeting as well. I would love to get to put faces on names of subscribers that in many cases I have known for years. Love/Fl!p 360-671-4511


Dear Friends and Neighbors-

This Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4, The Little Mighty Storybox next to the file cabinet  curbside library on the corner of Victor/W.Connecticut streets will display an adaptation of H.C. Anderson’s tale of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”.

Again, this is a one-of-a-kind tableau/diorama/cartoon style presentation of storytelling theater via a variety of reused materials, a.k.a. world’s only curbside, walk by, papercup Puppetelling display !

There will be 4 scenes or acts:
Opening “curtain” at 11am each day with every scene lasting for 2 hours. Scene changes occur at 1pm – 3pm – 5pm.  Closing curtain at 7pm.

Walk by, cycle by, stop and look in. Please, mind our currently needed healthy space to each other at the storybox – and, very importantly, too, mind your heart when you carry on, walk on, weave your story into and through this puzzeling world… Enjoy.

Love and Peace to All. ~ ”Max” Eberhard Eichner – Puppeteller


For the past 10 years, the Bellingham Transportation Fund has helped expand public transit options, made traveling by bike safer, and installed ADA-accessible sidewalks across the city. It also provides for filling potholes, resurfacing roads and other maintenance. This is not a new tax, it is a continuation of a current one. This is just one of the interesting questions we, the voters, will be asked to decide in the upcoming election.  The Voter’s Guide is due out soon, and you can read the full text, and the arguments for and against, and look to see who is supporting each argument. We really can learn to inform ourselves as voters.


From the Whatcom County Health Department

We strongly discourage typical door-to-door trick-or-treating because it creates a situation where you will come into close contact with many people. It’s best if you don’t share candy or other Halloween goodies with others. 

If you do choose to participate in handing out candy to trick-or-treaters:

  • Offer no-contact treats by bagging up separate treats and placing them away from your front door or in your yard or near the sidewalk. Allow trick-or-treaters to gather candy while remaining physically distanced.
  • If you are preparing bags of candy, wash your hands well before and after preparing the bags. 

If you choose to go trick-or-treating:

  • Do not substitute a Halloween mask for a face covering. Wear an approved face mask. Find one that fits in with your costume!
  • Maintain six feet of distance from other trick-or-treaters or residents who are handing out candy.
  • If you are trick-or-treating with others outside your household, keep six feet of distance between yourselves.
  • Stay away from large costume parties or trick-or-treating events.
  • Bring plenty of hand sanitizer with you.

COVID-19 cases in our county are on the rise, and we have, unfortunately, seen an increase in cases after most holidays. Let’s work together to make sure that doesn’t happen during Halloween. While it’s fun to get spooked out by ghosts, vampires and clowns, we don’t want to add COVID-19 to that list.


32″ Magnavox flat screen TV. 3 years old. Includes wall mount. We don’t have the table stand. In great condition. Call or text 360 7336867 ~ Pat and Gail MacDonald Lynn St.


We want to rent our bright and sunny 2 bedroom, 2 bath, fully furnished home in the Columbia neighborhood December through March with some flexibility on dates. Includes all utilities, wi-fi, cable, Large 60’TV. $1900.00 per month. References and Damage deposit required.  Call or text at 360 733-6867.  ~ Pat and Gail MacDonald, Lynn St.  


A dear friend of mine is looking for a place to live. She was hoping for something in the Columbia neighborhood. Single professional woman in her 40s. No pets. Thanks!  ~ Julea Ivancovich (360) 820-3581


We are a couple with two cats and adult daughter looking for a max 6 month stay while we build a home. Our need came up when the owners decided to sell the property we currently rent.

We have a part-time tree business, and John has 35 years with UPS, retirement around,the corner. We are gardeners with good references. Daughter is just getting back on her feet having been away for studies. She should be with us until early next year. Happy to trade some treework for rent, or house sit or other options welcomed. We are non smoking. 360 410 6071/ 360 303 3057 ~ Bernadette Jaqueline


Maybe you’ve seen some of the Playing for Change videos. Here’s my favorite at the moment, The Weight with Ringo, Robbie Robertson, and friends from around the world. I especially like the guy sitting between his camel saddles.

Enjoy! Patti Rathburn
[I used to sing this with my buddy Ralph Estes. It was one of our favorites! ~Fl!p]

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

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