Camp Needs Helpers; Covid; Volunteer; Hotspot Lending; More; Song: The Mary Ellen Carter

CONTENTS 11/20/2020
City Hall Camp Needs Helpers
Whatcom Covid Numbers Way Up
Volunteer With Bellingham Schools Central Kitchen
Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending
Mystery Find
Blue Water Pottery
Radio Free Fl!p: The Mary Ellen Carter


Lottie 210 protection camp still has a big need for skilled hands to secure tents and tarps- so few have the skills to set up to withstand the winds … Anyone with a Search and Rescue connections that would be willing to encourage them to show up and offer hands-on assist to a few tenters for a few hours each day would be super helpful.


Please take care of yourself, your family, and our hard-working high-risk health care workers. Mask up, and cancel your family thanksgiving this year. Run it by zoom so all of us can all still be here to celebrate in person next year. Thank you!


Dear Prospective Volunteers,

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Bellingham Public Schools. The good news is our youngest learners and most vulnerable students are back in school. There are strict health and safety protocols in place and so far, so good.  Central Kitchen’s food service staff have also returned to schools to insure students have a nutritious daily meal leaving them shorthanded. They are in the process of hiring 7-9 food service staff by January but in the interim could use some helping volunteer hands to assemble student meal boxes which are distributed weekly to 14 school and housing sites throughout the city.  Here are the details:

Food Service Volunteers
When: December 1st-3rd  AND 8th-10th / Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays
Time: 11am-3pm
Description: Volunteers are required to have a food handlers permit and will assemble student meal boxes
Safety:  masks are required and strict social distancing enforced

If you have time, energy and feel safe inside to volunteer with Central Kitchen, please go to this SignUp Genius link. Volunteers welcomed to sign up for one or multiple shifts.  And feel free to share this opportunity with folks who may also be interested.  We are extremely fortunate to live in such a generous and big hearted city!

In gratitude,
Jennifer Gaer
Volunteer Coordinator
Bellingham Public Schools


If you need access to the Internet, Bellingham Public Library is now able to lend mobile Wi-Fi hotspot devices for free. See our Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending page for full details. We’re lending two types of hotspots that each work on a different cell carrier’s network.

  • Coolpad Surf hotspots connect to the Internet using Sprint’s 4G network.
  • Ellipsis Jetpack hotspots connect to the Internet using Verizon’s 4G network.

You may borrow a single hotspot for 3 weeks. If no one is waiting, it can be renewed up to 3 times. Only one hotspot request per patron is allowed at a time. Visit our online catalog to place a request on a Coolpad or an Ellipsis.


On Nov 20, 2020, at 4:09 PM It’s sitting on the fence on Jefferson between Lynn and Henry.  If it starts to rain I will bring it in and can be contacted at 360-303-0982.  Call or text  Katy Velasquez

It looks like a purple fingerless mitten. Do you think that’s right? I can’t see the scale. Maybe a miniature dachshund sweater?  ~ Fl!p


Friendly Neighborhood Pottery Stand: We are currently setting up our neighborhood pottery stand on days when we’re not forecast for rain, including this Saturday the 21st. All our pottery on the stand is cosmetic seconds, and retails for less than half of our regular prices. We accept Venmo for contact free sales, or cash. Our stand is set up on Vallette St, between W. North and Jefferson, and flies a blue Harold flag. You can check Facebook and Instagram to see if we’re open and what’s out there.  ~ Megan & Jeremy Noet, Blue Water Pottery


By Stan Rogers. With the most amazing story to start it off. This is a song that saved a life. This video starts with the man who lived because of this song, telling that story. I found out yesterday that the man who lived, later went on to save many, many more lives. I got to zoom in to Columbia Elementary and sing story-songs for the third graders, and looked up to make sure I had the background correct, and found out the rest of this story. This is a song I need often, and you may want to have it tucked in the back of your mind too.

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

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