September 2007

Five Columns Newsletter for Saturday, September 01, 2007
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*Monthly Dinner Special*

Braised Lamb Shanks served with Greek Spaghetti

Enjoy this already very popular dinner for the whole month of September! We are featuring our tender Braised Lamb Shanks that are slow cooked in many herbs, garlic and a tomato sauce. The lamb is served along side our own Greek Spaghetti that is tossed with Myzithra cheese and a bit of the tomato sauce from the lamb. This dinner includes our house garlic bread and a Greek salad before hand. These lamb shanks are truly "one-of-a-kind"!


Enjoy this great dinner with a glass of Agiorgitiko Red Wine


Kali Orexi!


The management and staff at Five Columns would like to extend a big "Thank you" to everyone involved in this year's Support Officer Fundraising Dinner. It was another big success! Together, we raised over $6,000 for Support Officer Community Care. This money will directly benefit families in our community experiencing crises.

We had a great time hosting the dinner! Many individuals contributed to this successful fundraiser including the Bellingham Police Department, Bellingham Fire Department, Whatcom County Sherriff's Office, US Border Patrol, US Customs, Washington State Patrol, Ferndale Police Department, Support Officer Community Care, and of course, everyone who generously donated and attended the event!

We look forward to next year's fundraiser as we continue to work together for a stronger community!


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Monthly Winners

Comment Card Winner of a $20 Dinner Gift Certificate

Ray & Lynn Gobush

Business Card Winner of a Free Lunch

Dalia & John Trapman


Greek Isles Facts:

  • The Greek territory comprises of 6,000 islands and islets
  • Only 227 of the islands are inhabited
  • Most of the islands lie in the Aegean Sea and are divided into seven groups: The Northeastern Aegean Islands, The Sporades, Evia, The Argo-Sarconic Islands, The Cyclades, The Dodecanese and Crete
  • Mykonos and Santorini (2 of the most popular Greek islands) are located in the Cyclades
  • The Ionian Sea is home to only one group of islands known as the Ionian Islands
  • 58.5% of Greece's lodging establishments and 62.6% of the country's hotel beds are found on the islands

America's Most Expensive Commute Cities has compiled a list of the costliest cities to commute in and Houston, Texas takes the cake! There, the average commuter spends 20.9% of their annual costs just getting to work! Other cities that made their list include Cleveland, Detroit, Tampa, Kansas City and Cincinnati. For commuters in those cities, transportation costs make up a fifth or more of their household costs.

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"The music - it took me back to the days I spent in Greece." Chuck Noyes

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"The food was fabulous, very delicious. I liked the pita bread." Amy Ogmundson

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"This is our 1st visit. The food and service were wonderful!" Carolyn Bartunek

"The fettuccini was unique - great sauce." Ken & Stephanie Salzman

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