WA Notify; Snow Removal; Stewards; Eggs; More; Song: The Dutchman

CONTENTS 11/30/2020
WA Notify
Snow Removal & Pandemic
North Sound Stewards
Egg Assistance?
Condo For Rent
Want To Buy Home
Yule Tide Concert 2020
Radio Free Fl!p: The Dutchman


A simple, anonymous exposure notification tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19. By adding WA Notify to their smartphones, Washington residents will be alerted if they spent time near another WA Notify user who later tests positive for COVID-19. WA Notify uses privacy-preserving technology jointly developed by Google and Apple and works without collecting or revealing any location or personal data. [I have enabled this on my own phone. I think the benefit far outweighs the risk. Love/Fl!p]



We may see a lower level of snow removal due to impacts of the pandemic. Here are some details:

City: https://cob.org/services/planning/transportation-planning/snow-and-ice-removal

County Interactive Map: https://whatcom.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=3b04bbd5cb254d2fb238140be6315b38

The whole story:



RE Sources is currently recruiting for the 2021 season of our North Sound Stewards (NSS) program. The program is jointly run by RE Sources and the Whatcom Marine Resource Committee, and we train volunteers to become community scientists and participate in beach surveys. The data that our community scientists collect helps fill gaps that government agencies are too underfunded to study, and provides insight into local trends on marine mammals, forage fish, intertidal species and more. There are a variety of programs within NSS with different skill sets, from photography, to data analysis to kayaking–so there’s something for everyone.

You can find more info about our North Sound Stewards program here, and the link to apply for NSS here. Our end of year celebration and new year kick-off meeting will be Tuesday, January 12th from 5-6:30 PM, so we encourage people to apply before then. Please pass this info along to your contacts and to anyone who may be interested, and don’t hesitate to send people my way with questions. Thank you!  ~ Destiny Dunbar, (360) 277-7834, destinyd@re-sources.org


I would love to find a few neighbors who would be willing to deliver the hot hardboiled eggs I’ve been making each morning to City Hall. My dream would be to find several people who would each commit to a regular once-or-twice a week run. I’d be glad to coordinate timing so the eggs can arrive still hot. Zeke and I have enough health vulnerabilities that it makes sense for me to reduce my daily risk of being out in the world, even though it’s outside. If you might be up for helping, please give me a call: 360-671-4511. Love/Fl!p 

[PS: I have plenty of eggs for this week. Thank you SO much to all the kind people who have already helped!]


Available Jan 1- Feb 18, 2021.  2-bdrm/2 bath, 1000 sq ft, furnished (linens, towels, kitchenware, etc) Morse Square condo with 9′ ceilings in superb location, water views, incredible sunsets. Right in downtown Bellingham across from Farmer’s Market and Boundary Bay. Walk to everything. Washer/Dryer, one dedicated parking spot. One month, 30-day, minimum. Utilities and Wi-Fi included, TV streaming ready (no TV subscription). $2350/month. Pics available. ~ Dennis DeWitt, 206.948.5212 d.koipoet@yahoo.com


Looking to purchase a smaller home in Columbia. 2-3 bedrooms, one level. Anything from great condition to needs work or in between. Prefer to buy but would consider rent to own or some imaginative concoction. Yard is essential. No busy streets. I would like this to happen by Feb. 1 if possible. Thank you in advance and wishing all health and peace (and yes, I’ve lived here before. There’s No Place Like Home) ~ S.A. Singer, swcosmos@gmail.com, 360-899-9840


Saturday, December 5th, 5:00pm PST

An annual concert of maritime songs, seasonal songs, and holiday songs (the tides, the yule… Yule Tide. Don’t worry, our music is better than our jokes). Hosted by The Whateverly Brothers, and beamed to a computer screen near you by Maritime Folknet. Concert Lineup:  Windborne, Pint and Dale, Shanghaied on the Willamette, and Dan Maher. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWc2R0G4FTUD5uHKRFQPYNQ)


Michael Peter Smith, recorded live in concert, paired with a thoughtful slideshow. Tonight I’m missing being part of a room full of people joining voices in song: unplanned, un-arranged, unrestrained. Welcome to my world. We filled the Roeder Home with song every Wednesday for nearly 40 years. If you never got to hear Micheal Smith when he came to town you missed laughter and tears, illumination and community. I’m glad there are some recordings left behind in this world. I can’t remember if I’ve posted this song before, but even if I have, it’s a gift to hear it again.


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

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