Neighborhood Meeting, Hospital Workers, Lots More

COLUMBIA NEIGHBORHOOD  ASSOCIATION QUARTERLY MEETING

Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time on Zoom

AGENDA:

1)  Welcome

2)  CNA Announcements- By-law review, annual audit, proposed website, Board openings

3)  CNA Treasurer’s Report by Aaron Ignac

4)  Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission (MNAC) Report

5)  Share Shack developments by Aaron Silverberg

6)  Let’s talk about neighborhood issues (traffic, school, pets, and more)

7)  Beyond Columbia  

8)  Closing 

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ELIZABETH PARK CONCERTS

Thursdays 6 – 8 PM At The Gazebo (with food and dessert tents!)

August 26 CRAIGO’S PLANET GROOVE, Grateful Dead meets New Orleans Funk

September 2 BANDZANDT, The County’s Happiest Rock Band

SUPPORT FOR HOSPITAL WORKERS

I’m learning a lot and correcting as I go. Here is the latest:

Please send cards, letters & signs thanking and encouraging our local hospital workers. Letters & signs will be hung on bulletin boards and if we get enough, passed around throughout the hospital. If you are part of an organization whose members might join in writing, please share this with them, and share as widely as possible among friends and neighbors. Morale is at historic lows, and hearing from us might help cut through the isolation. I have some really beautiful cards I’m glad to share. Just ask me.

Mail to:

The Workers At St Joseph Hospital / Peacehealth

2901 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225

We are also seeking musicians who would volunteer to play hopeful instrumental music for a half hour to 45 minutes outside the employee entrance during shift changes. All musicians must be vaccinated and masked. No singing or wind instruments. The space is covered. The hospital will announce scheduled music in advance so workers can plan to linger if they’re able. Music slots are Fridays 7:15 – 8:00 AM or 3:15 – 4:00 PM; Saturdays during the same time slots, plus any one weekday lunchtime out at the Cordata clinic next to SeaMar. Whatcom Symphony Orchestra has decided to pay their own musicians to come play in duos or trios as their gift of thanks to the hospital workers. They have asked to reserve Saturday August 28 at 7:15 & 3:15 both. All other slots are open. We’ll try this for a week or two and see how it goes. The area is covered, level and outdoors.  I’ve got a buddy poking around after some funds for other professional musicians who would need to be paid, musicians being another very hard hit group. Cayley Schmidt has set up a google doc for musician sign-ups. Ask me for a link.

We are looking for organizations who might be interested in distributing gift cards to hospital workers. The hospital says they cannot pass on gift cards themselves, so please don’t send any. If your organization might be able to help, let me know and I’ll get you in contact with the right person at the hospital.

The hospital administration discourages the provision of food (requiring the removal of masks) in favor of cards and signs, for which they have mounted a distribution system.

I’ll let you know more as I learn more. Please do send cards, letters, postcards & signs or banners.

LITTLE STUDIO IS RENTED

Hello neighbors, Thank you for your interest. The studio has been spoken for. As usual, these little places go very fast. I wish you all well in your search. ~ Beth

RENT OR BUY?

Hello (hopefully) Future Neighbors,

In a few weeks I will be moving to Bellingham to work at a local medical clinic, accompanied by my darling and our well-behaved dog. The three of us are on the search for a place to call home, which would ideally be a quiet 2-3 bedroom rental in the Columbia neighborhood starting anytime between now and Sept 22. That said, we are open to other possibilities, including purchasing the right place. We do not smoke anything at all and are happy to provide references, including for the dog 🙂 Thank you for any leads and stay safe! ~ Kate Morgan  ~  kate_m_morgan@icloud.com

RADIO FREE Fl!P

I KNEW THIS PLACE

Written by David Mallet, who wrote The Garden Song. Sung by Ann Mayo Muir, with Gordon Bok & Ed Trickett. I feel deeply connected and incredibly fortunate to live in a house I love this much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVpICBSL96w

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