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Monday, May 21, 2018
Youth Philanthropy Program Seeks Curious and Motivated Youth    The Community Foundation invites all Whatcom County high school students to apply for its youth giving program. Applications are being accepted now until June 15, 2018   Know a keen teen?  Applications for the Whatcom Community Foundation’s youth giving program are now open. The Community Foundation invites high school students ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 18, 2018
The City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department is installing new floats at the Bloedel Donovan Park boat ramp. This facility is one of only two public boat launches on Lake Whatcom and the City's primary checkpoint for Aquatic Invasive Species boat inspections. The existing floats have been in service for over 35 years and need to be replaced. The new docks and piling will provide a ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, May 18, 2018
The Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) has elected Whatcom Community College (WCC) trustee John Pedlow to its leadership team. Pedlow will serve as one of just two at-large members. As a member of the ACT Board of Directors, Pedlow will guide the advocacy plan and long-term strategy being developed with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Berry Dairy Days Poster and Sponsors AnnouncedBusinesses Bring Bunches of Fun to Burlington’s Berry Dairy Days  The Burlington Chamber of Commerce has released the final poster and sponsors for the 81st Annual Berry Dairy Days Festival. The Festival will be June 15-17 and take place at several venues throughout Burlington. Posters will be displayed all throughout Burlington. Businesses in Skagit ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Living with Our Active Volcano  While there has been much attention on Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano these last few weeks, Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management has been working with Federal, State, Local and International agencies for the last two years updating plans for an eruption of our own active volcano, Mount Baker.  As part of its Community Outreach and Public ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Photography exhibit in Bellingham International Airport shines spotlight on regional beauty as well as on International Day of Light  The Pacific Northwest image collection, with its focus on the science of light, is also a tribute to retiring SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs   A canopy of Evergreens, a babbling brook, an orange and purple sunset – these are just a few of the photographic images greeting ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  City announces 2018 Essence of Bellingham winnersReception to be held June 1 at City Hall Out of more than 250 submissions, four photos were selected to receive public recognition for their photographs in the 13th annual "Essence of Bellingham" Photo Competition.  The following are the top four winning entries. Best of Show - 1st Place – Broadway Park by Lauren McClanahan Best of Show - ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Chuckanut Writers Conference early bird rate ends May 22Eighth annual conference held June 22 and 23 at Whatcom Community College Thrifty writers, register for the Chuckanut Writers Conference by May 22 to secure the $245 early bird registration fee, a $40 discount on full-price registration. The eighth annual conference will take place Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23 at Whatcom Community ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, May 14, 2018
New Evolve Chocolate + Café on the mezzanine of Village Books promises a sensory blend of sweets, sips and savories and spectacular view  Above, Chef Christy Fox and Shannon Fox are the co-owners of the new Evolve Chocolate + Café on the mezzanine of Village Books.   May 10, 2018 – A new restaurant will open early this summer on the mezzanine of Village Books and Paper Dreams in Fairhaven. ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, May 14, 2018
BTC & BIAWC OFFER NEW CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE THIS SUMMER TO MEET CRITICAL NEED FOR SKILLED WORKERS  NEW COURSE AT BTC — As construction is picking up pace throughout Bellingham and beyond, Bellingham Technical College (BTC) and the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County (BIAWC) have teamed up to offer a new Construction Core Curriculum short certificate this summer to meet the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, May 14, 2018
Lighthouse Mission Ministries Launches Street Connect to Bring Help to Homeless  May 14, 2018  Lighthouse Mission Ministries (LMM) is expanding its outreach to the Bellingham community’s homeless population by launching Street Connect, where volunteers go out in vans to meet basic needs, build relationships and offer an invitation for shelter.  Teams of volunteers are visiting areas around the ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Friday, May 11, 2018
May 31st Skookum Kids is hosting an Open House in celebration of  their new office on May 31st from 4 to 6 pm.   Drinks and snacks will be provided, and we will have a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30.The new office is located at 316 E McLeod Rd. Bellingham, WA 98226.    
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 11, 2018
BTC RECEIVES $650,000 NSF GRANT TO STRENGTHEN STEM PROGRAMS THROUGH MAKER-BASED LEARNING  May, 2018 — Bellingham Technical College has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) grant for $649,480 to support the college’s new Building Inclusive Maker Communities for Engineering Technology Students (MakerCETS) ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Unity Care NW Celebrates Groundbreaking for North Whatcom Health Center with Ceremony on June 7th                                                            Unity Care NW will celebrate the long-awaited groundbreaking for our new North Whatcom Health Center in Ferndale on Thursday, June 7. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 6044 Portal ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Providence Hospitality Partners promote Dana Weber to hotel’s GM   Providence Hospitality Partners recently promoted Dana Weber to General Manager of the 132-room Hotel Bellingham.   Hotel Bellingham, located just off Interstate 5 and near Bellingham International Airport, and the adjacent Fox Hall conference center recently were acquired by Today’s VI, LLC. The new owners previously had ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Please join us in celebrating the African heritage, culture, and beauty of so of Whatcom County’s youth, Saturday June 9th, 6 pm at WWU. Whatcom County, a mostly-white community located in the northwest corner of Washington, has experienced steady growth in the number of African youth – including immigrants, adoptees and international students – in recent years. Our young African friends have done ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, May 07, 2018
The Home Depot Foundation Reaches Quarter-Billion-Dollar Commitment to Veteran-Related CausesMay 4, 2018: Today, The Home Depot® Foundation announced it has reached its goal of investing a quarter of a billion dollars in veteran-related causes by 2020 – two years early.Since 2011, the Foundation’s mission has been to improve the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans, with a focus on serving ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 04, 2018
Barron Heating names Takemura to lead Home & Building Performance Division   Barron Heating & Air Conditioning recently appointed Michael Takemura to manage its division responsible for providing indoor air quality solutions and energy efficiency in homes and businesses.   As Building Performance Manager, Takemura leads the Home & Building Performance Division team of licensed engineers who ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, May 04, 2018
 Bellingham Senior Activity Center collaborates with The Bellingham Theatre Guild to bring you “A Night at the Theatre” with a production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum April, 2018- The Bellingham Senior Activity Center (BSAC), in partnership with the Bellingham Theatre Guild, is proud to present a “Night at the Theatre” featuring the musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Whatcom Museum History Sunset Cruises Set Sail this SummerMay 1, 2018—The Whatcom Museum is excited to offer the 35th annual History Sunset Cruises this summer. Due to the popularity of last year’s sailings, the Museum is also chartering two additional cruises this year. Partnering again withSan Juan Cruises for tour operation, the weekly cruises, which sail in July, August, and the first two ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
The Bellingham Farmers Market is pleased to announce new hours for the Wednesday Farmers Market at the Fairhaven Village Green, which opens for its 19th season on June 6, 2018.  To create a win-win for both employees working in the area and residents returning to the area after their work day, the Market is shifting its hours to 3 pm-7 pm every Wednesday through June, July and August (the Market ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, April 30, 2018
Mount Vernon, WA . . . Camp Korey to Host Community Open House   June 2, 2018 – Camp Korey will host an open house to commemorate the completion of key buildings at the 200-acre therapeutic recreational camp for children living with life-altering medical conditions and their families.  This event marks a significant milestone in the camp’s ability to serve children and families since purchasing ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, April 30, 2018
April 23, 2018 – Bellingham Technical College (BTC) announces Governor Jay Inslee’s appointment of Bradley F. Smith to BTC’s Board of Trustees. His term runs March 23, 2018, through September 30, 2022. Smith joins the existing BTC Board of Trustees, comprising of Debbie Ahl, Chair; Jeff Callender, Vice Chair; Jim Groves; and Lisa Woo.  Smith has a distinguished career that includes higher ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 30, 2018
Bret Michaels, former front man for iconic rock band Poison, will perform Thursday, Aug. 16 as part of the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. Michaels, a multi-platinum global superstar, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Tickets for his show will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 3. Grandstand seats will be only ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 30, 2018
High Valley, a brother duo with a modern twist on classic country music, will perform Friday, Aug. 17 as part of the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden.  Having just received its first Academy of Country Music nomination for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, High Valley will start playing at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Grandstand seats will be ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, April 30, 2018
Cascade Natural Gas Commercial & Industrial Conservation Program Gives Anacortes Independent Living Community $4,272 for Energy-Efficient Equipment Anacortes, WA   Join representatives from CNGC on Wednesday, May 9th at 11:00 am as they present a check to Cap Sante Court for their energy-efficient project.  Cap Sante Court earned $4,272 in rebates from Cascade Natural Gas (CNGC) for installing ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 23, 2018
County Auditor Debbie Adelstein announced that candidate filing week is Monday, May 14 – Friday, May 18.  Persons interested in running for office can visit the Auditor’s website at www.whatcomcounty.us/1730/candidates for a list of offices up for election, candidate filing fees, a comprehensive Candidate Filing Guide, and other relevant information.   Candidates can file their Declaration of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 23, 2018
Olsen Auto Body & Collision has been officially Certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facilities necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer's specifications. In achieving their Certification, Olsen Auto Body & Collision is now an integral part of the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 23, 2018
Considering opening a child care business in your own home? In these free community meetings, experts in the field will provide an overview of the steps to become a licensed child care provider. Educational and scholarship opportunities are available — and we are here to answer all of your child care questions! Five dates to choose from (see below). Contact childcare@oppco.org or (360) ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Thursday, April 05, 2018
A trio of famed Walla Walla Valley producers, led by Norm McKibben of Pepper Bridge Winery and Seven Hills Vineyard, will lead a weekend of tastings, education and a gala dinner for wine enthusiasts during the third-annual Northwest Wine Encounter on June 1-3 in Bellingham.   The weekend includes a wine-tasting event, four interactive presentations with tastings led by top winemakers and a gala ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Whatcom Community College is offering the following professional development and continuing education classes beginning April 17 thru June 29:Introduction to Social Media Marketing Strategies, April 17Marketing Your Business with Facebook, April 24Leadership Series: Maximize Your Management Style & Strengths, April 26Facebook Events, May 1Leadership Series: Emotional Intelligence—The Key to High ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Launches 2018 Youth Peace Poetry Contest The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 Youth Peace Poetry Contest. Sponsored by Village Books, the Youth Peace Poetry contest invites Whatcom County youth, ages 4-18, to get creative and use poetry to explore themes related to peaceful conflict resolution. Themes of ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden will be working this year with the region’s largest provider of carnival rides and games, Funtastic Traveling Shows.   More than 3 million people, including attendees of the Washington State Fair in Puyallup and the Oregon State Fair, visit Funtastic Traveling Shows each year.   “Funtastic Traveling Shows is widely respected as one of the safest and ...read more
Categories: Press Release