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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Bellingham’s American Legion Post 7 has applied to State Farm Insurance for a grant of $25,0 00. This grant will go towards the local Children’s Burn Camp, Veterans with PTSD, and local Veterans needing help getting back on their feet. 2000 applications were received nationwide, and Post 7 is now among the top 200 competing for the national grant, awarding $25,000 to the top 40 ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Trinity Western University in Bellingham Presents Emotional Intelligence and Interpersonal Communication with Kathy Parks, MBA Wednesday, September 13. 7-8:30pm Have you heard of Social & Emotional Intelligence and wondered what it is or if you have it? Have you ever wondered why you instantly connect with some people and have trouble with others? Come and learn about emotional intelligence ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, August 14, 2017
Bellingham Airport Conducts Emergency Response Drill The Port of Bellingham and community partners will conduct a full-scale airport emergency response exercise at Bellingham International Airport from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The exercise will evaluate the preparedness capabilities of the Bellingham International Airport and local response agencies. Although most of the drill ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Free Fare Week ! All rides on all buses are FREE on WTA (except Route 80X to Mount Vernon) from August 13 through August 19, 2017. Headed to the Northwest Washington Fair? WTA is also offering a special 10 pm bus from the fairgrounds back to Bellingham. This 10 pm bus will depart from a bus stop across the street from the fairgrounds, between Bank of the Pacific and Umpqua Bank. It will make ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Meet Newberry Award winner Kwame Alexander at Aug. 21 Literature Live event at Village Books in Fairhaven Meet the author, sing happy birthday, have your book signed Hear Newberry Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander read from his new Young Adult (YA) novel Solo at a 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21 Literature Live event at Village Books in Fairhaven. Adding to the fun, ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
11th Annual Compete for a Cause Cribbage Tournament Peg into the 11th Annual Compete for a Cause Cribbage Tournament benefiting the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center . We're grateful to Boundary Bay Brewery for once again hosting and donating 100% of proceeds to the WDRC. All ages and experience levels welcome. Whether you play or watch, you'll have a great time. Enjoy the beer garden, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Acclaimed chef Jenn Louis visits Village Books in Fairhaven Wednesday, Aug. 23 for two events in support of her new cookbook, The Book of Greens. Louis will demonstrate recipes from the book at 4 p.m. at the Bellingham Farmers Wednesday Market on the Village Green directly behind Village Books. Then, at 7 p.m., the Portland-based chef will discuss her book at Village Books’ Readings ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Monday, July 31, 2017
Lighthouse Mission Ministries offers open house about its homeless services July 27, 2017 Lighthouse Mission Ministries, which has been serving Whatcom County’s homeless since 1923, is offering an open house from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3. Approximately 230 men, women and children receive shelter and care from Lighthouse Mission Ministries each night and 350 nutritious meals are served ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Monday, July 31, 2017
The Port has completed a $500,000 project to replace the 45,786 square foot roof on Warehouse 2 at the Bellingham Shipping Terminal. The roof was past its design life. “This project was completed on-time and under budget” said Port Engineer Jon Gibson. “We took advantage of the summer weather and knew what to expect after replacing a similar roof on an adjacent warehouse at the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Monday, July 31, 2017
Note: The Business Buzz inaccurately stated that admission is free. Please note that there is a cost of admission to the Whatcom Museum. The Whatcom Museum is hosting the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour exhibition, August 4 – September 3, 2017 at Old City Hall. In anticipation of the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour in October, the Museum will be showcasing a diversity of artwork by participating ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Blue Skies for Children, a local non-profit serving homeless, low-income and foster children, is pleased to announce its Driver’s Education Scholarship Program is open and accepting applications. The Scholarship requires an applicant to be between the ages of 15 and 17, have a car accessible, and auto insurance. They must participate in a state approved drivers’ education program. The ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Skagit Bank has elected Dan Peth as the new Chairman of the Board. Dan is a lifetime resident of Skagit County, and was born and raised in the Burlington area where he attended both elementary and high school. As President of John Peth & Sons, Incorporated, Dan manages the cattle ranch that his family has operated in Skagit County continuously since 1899. Dan has served as a Skagit Bank ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar to Host First Annual Oysterfest B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar , home to Bellingham’s only raw bar, is inviting seafood lovers to indulge in their 1st Annual OysterFest on Saturday, August 5 th , 2pm-6pm , to commemorate National Oyster Day. Guests can enjoy fresh-shucked $1 oysters paired with special house-made dipping sauces prepared by Chef Evan Morrison, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
2017 Shift Yes Conference Creating a "Yes, And" Culture of High-Level Performance & Engagement Presented by International Speaker Galen Emanuele Sept 7th, 2017 1:00pm - 3:30pm Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 4260 Mitchell Way, Bellingham, WA Description Galen’s captivating presentation and workshop transforms the way attendees interact and show up with everyone in their life ...read more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Monday, July 24, 2017
Free Fare Week is coming! All rides on all buses are FREE on WTA (except Route 80X to Mount Vernon) from August 13 through August 19, 2017. Headed to the Northwest Washington Fair? WTA is also offering a special 10 pm bus from the fairgrounds back to Bellingham. This 10 pm bus will depart from a bus stop across the street from the fairgrounds, between Bank of the Pacific and Umpqua Bank. It ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, July 24, 2017
Bellingham, WA, July 24, 2017: Primary Election Day is Tuesday, August 1. Ballots can be returned in an official ballot drop box up until 8:00 pm that day. No postage is needed if you use a drop box, Auditor Debbie Adelstein said. For ballot drop box locations check the insert enclosed with your ballot, the Local Voters’ Pamphlet, or the Auditor’s website at ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, July 21, 2017
Phone scam targeting PSE customers sees recent spike PSE is working with customers and enforcement agencies July 18, 2017 – Puget Sound Energy warns of a recent spike in a phone scam that targets residents and small businesses. Since the start of July, PSE has received nearly 200 reports of scammers trying to get money from customers, with six of those customers paying the thieves’ ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Saturday, September 30th - Maritime Heritage Park will be transformed into a celebration of the people, music, and art that make our city such a unique and beautiful community to be apart of through the 2nd annual festival - Summer’s End. Bringing our community into motion and showcasing what makes our city a special place is the main focus of the event which is brought together and made ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
WCC awarded $1.3 million to prepare high school students for college success. The 5-year U.S. Department of Education grant supports low-income, first-generation college students. Whatcom Community College will be awarded a $1,287,500 U.S. Department of Education TRIO grant called Upward Bound. The five-year grant will help local low-income high school students who are potentially the first in ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, July 10, 2017
August at The Upfront! Action & Anniversary! The Upfront Theatre turns 13 years old this August, and we will be celebrating with a weekend full of shows featuring Ryan Stiles, players from the Mainstage Ensemble, and potentially an outside guest or two. Our Anniversary weekend will take place August 11 th and 12 th with shows at 8 and 10pm. Tickets for this special weekend will go on Sale on ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Have you ever seen a grocery advertisement from 50-60 years ago and been amazed at how much lower prices were then? For customers of the first retail cannabis stores in Washington state that opened in July 2014, the dramatic changes since then are similar – but in reverse. Prices for cannabis products at state-licensed stores are much lower now than they were three years ago, according to ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Friday, June 23, 2017
PeaceHealth reminds public that pets can transmit infection and bacteria Hospital and clinics request that non-service animals remain at home BELLINGHAM, Wash., June 12 , 2017 – In an effort to ensure the safety and sanitation of its hospital and clinic environments, PeaceHealth asks that patients and visitors refrain from bringing pets to its Bellingham facilities. While PeaceHealth ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Thursday, June 22, 2017
WCC will function as a “super hub,” helping to support and guide 10 regional centers 6/22/ 17 ​ Whatcom Community College (WCC) has been selected by the National Security Agency (NSA) to lead efforts to improve and expand cybersecurity education nationwide as one of four Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyberdefense (CAE-CD) National Resource Centers. In this role, WCC will ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Port is pleased to announce it has received a clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office. The State Auditor’s Office reviews all state and local government financial records each year to ensure taxpayer dollars are being spent properly. The 2016 Port Audit revealed no deficiencies in the Port’s financial records. “I am happy with the results of the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 The Port has awarded a $750,000 contract to American Construction of Tacoma to rehabilitate three deteriorated piers in Blaine Harbor in support of the working waterfront. The project will open up additional dock space and increase the load bearing capacity of the piers for commercial fishing vessels and maritime industries which rely on these structures to do business. ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Two Northwest Washington Fair fan favorites that are filled with action, the demolition derby and the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, return to the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series this year with tickets for them going on sale Thursday, June 15. Dozens of drivers looking for hard-hitting collisions will compete in this year’s demo derby on Monday, Aug. 14. Grandstand tickets are $10 ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, June 19, 2017
E-Cycle Washington, the state’s electronics recycling program, has been in operation for nine years, collecting more than 345 million pounds of electronic devices and keeping them out of the landfill. In 2016, E-Cycle collected more than 36 million pounds of TVs, computers, monitors, e-readers, and portable DVD players for recycling. Recycling saves energy and conserves resources, but it ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article
Monday, June 19, 2017
Whatcom Community College has been selected by the University of Washington and the state Department of Health to advance leadership in health care education for western Washington. As the new Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Whatcom works with regional partners to improve health care quality and access for rural and medically underserved communities. AHEC recruits students and health ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, June 12, 2017
Northwest Washington Fair tickets for Rodeo,Demo Derby going on sale to public June 15 Two Northwest Washington Fair fan favorites that are filled with action, the demolition derby and the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, return to the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series this year with tickets for them going on sale Thursday, June 15. Dozens of drivers looking for hard-hitting collisions will ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, June 02, 2017
The Port of Bellingham has been awarded the 2017 Port Environmental Award by the Washington Public Ports Association for successfully completing one of the largest environmental cleanup projects in state history. The $32 million Whatcom Waterway cleanup project removed 110,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment, 5,100 tons of concrete and asphalt rubble, 265 tons of creosote-treated timber and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, June 01, 2017
– June 1, 2017 - Emergency Reporting, a leading provider of Fire & EMS records management software headquartered in Bellingham, WA, is pleased to announce the recruitment of executives and other talent from partner brands including Hexagon/Intergraph and competing brands including FIREHOUSE Software, SafetyPAD , ESO, and ZOLL. “Our platform is growing steadily – and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Friday, May 26, 2017
Emergency Reporting, a leading provider of Fire & EMS records management software headquartered in Bellingham, WA, hosted the first “Google I/O Event Bellingham!” last week with organizer Technology Alliance Group for NW Washington (TAG) . Google I/O is an annual developer conference held in San Francisco. Thousands of Google developers attend the three-day event each year, ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The Econolodge Inn & Suites of Bellingham, Wa was recently honored with a prestigious 2017 Gold Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International, Inc . (NYSE: CHH), franchisor of the Econolodge brand . “The Econolodge Inn & Suites hotel’s commitment to excellence and outstanding guest service has earned it this elite recognition as one of the best hotels among the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The unique and animated style of stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias will be on the grandstand stage Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. Iglesias’ stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. He is one of the most-watched comedians on YouTube with more than 300 million views. His ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Sunday, February 12, 2017
The board of directors of Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism has hired Sandy Ward as the organization's new President and CEO, beginning Feb. 2, 2017. Ward is a 30+ year veteran of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. She most recently served as the sales and marketing director for the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour for the past 12 years. She was previously ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, November 14, 2016
Costco will replace its original Bellingham location with a new facility approximately 1 mile southwest, at 4125 Arctic Ave. on Saturday, November 19 , at 8 a.m. Costco opened its original location in Bellingham in November 1991. The company determined that the Bellingham location was too small to adequately provide all the amenities newer buildings have. The original Bellingham location will ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Bellingham, Wash. – Whatcom Community College English professor Jeff Klausman has been awarded the 2016 Lisa Ede Excellence in Teaching Award by the Two-Year College English Association of the Pacific Northwest (TYCA-PNW). Klausman, who has been teaching at Whatcom for 20 years, was honored at the association’s annual conference in October. The Lisa Ede award is given to those who ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Monday, November 07, 2016
Lynden PRCA Rodeo sets donation record, gives $46,050 to PeaceHealth Cancer Center The Lynden PRCA Rodeo, presented by the Northwest Washington Fair, recently donated $46,050 to the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center in Bellingham for breast cancer patient care and research. The contribution is the most ever raised through the rodeo’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign. Contestants, ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Premier Christy Clark and Gov. Jay Inslee today signed a memorandum of understanding affirming their shared interest in creating regional economic opportunities for innovation in the technology sector. Government and business leaders in British Columbia and Washington are collaborating on the development of a new 21st century tech corridor — the Cascadia Innovation Corridor — to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article