Winter Storm? Thanksgiving; Covid Spread; Neighborhood Meeting; More; Song: Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

CONTENTS 11/11/2020
Winter Storm?
Thanksgiving Without Gatherings
Covid Spread
Columbia Neighborhood Association Meeting
Common Threads
Marie Eaton Concert
Radio Free Fl!p: Don’t Get Around Much Anymore


Looks like we’re going to get some rain, and may get some pretty good wind gusts. It wouldn’t hurt to prepare now just in case there’s a power outage. Charge up your phones and laptops. Find extra flashlights and blankets. Check with your neighbors…


From the Bellingham Herald:

“The safest Thanksgiving is one celebrated only with the people in your immediate household.”

“We’re very concerned,” state Secretary of Health Dr. John Wiesman said near the end of a virtual media briefing Tuesday afternoon. “One just has to look at states across the United States to see how quickly this explodes. And, you know, a number of weeks ago, we were at 500 cases a day. Now we’re over what we were in the summer surge of 800-some cases a day. We’re over 1,000 cases a day.”

When it comes to Thanksgiving, Deputy Secretary of Health for COVID-19 Response Lacy Fehrenbach offered some advice. “The safest Thanksgiving is one celebrated only with the people in your immediate household,” she said.

If residents want to host a small gathering, she advised holding it outdoors, having no more than five people from outside their household, and seriously considering a “full quarantine for the two weeks prior” during which they only leave the house for essentials such as groceries or a quick walk.

When the holiday comes, she reiterated the advice to stay outside, stay 6 feet apart, and wear masks. She asked people to consider skipping the meal — where people sit at a table without masks — and do something different such as a “Thanksgiving stroll.”“We know that folks are done with COVID and looking forward to the holidays, but COVID isn’t yet done with us and it doesn’t take holidays,” Fehrenbach said.


A cool animation that shows how it spreads in various settings. The more we know, the better we can protect ourselves and others.



Online – Zoom Call

Thursday, November 19 7-8:30pm

Our Neighborhood Quarterly Meeting will be focused on conversations with our City and County representatives.

City – Councilmember Hannah Stone – to help us learn about the City Budget and other city business so we can find out how best to engage for change.

County – Councilmember Todd Donovan – to learn how to address racism as a health crisis.


1) Welcome and CNA Announcements
2) CNA Treasurer’s and MNAC Report
3) Get to Know Your Neighbors Activity
4) Columbia Conversations
5) Meeting Wrap up

*Topic: CNA Quarterly Meeting

Time: Nov 19, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific…

Meeting ID: 851 7629 1732  Passcode: 888813

Look for more details about upcoming events on the Columbia Neighborhood Group Facebook page, and in Flip-mail. CNA welcomes all neighbors’ participation- just contact your CNA Board members via email: 

President: Jill MacIntyre Witt            Vice President: Aaron Silverberg
Treasurer: Aaron Ignac                     Secretary: Deborah Valentine
Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission (MNAC)
Alternate Rep: Jennifer Moon
CNA Board Member-at-Large: David Crook


is currently hiring for a Farm & Kitchen Program Manager! If you or someone you know might be interested, we encourage you to apply by November 13th, when we’ll begin reviewing applications.  

View the posting on our website for more details. 


Thursday Nov.12th 7:00 pm
Fairhaven College Music Festival Streaming Series
Marie is a fine songwriter who reaches deep. She’s also one-fourth of the amazing band, Motherlode.
Click one of these links at 7 PM Thursday:

Fairhaven College  – Through Facebook

Through YouTube Live Stream


(COVID-19 Version) Sent in by Michael Flaherty

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

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