News for Community

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Categories: Community, Economic
Monday, May 22, 2017
Park and ride to the Ski to Sea Festival! On Sunday, May 28, WTA will run extra buses on Route 14 between Western Washington University (WWU) and the Ski to Sea Festival in Fairhaven. Free parking will be available at WWU's Lot C, located on Bill McDonald Parkway at West College Way. Buses will depart from a bus shelter on the West side of Bill McDonald Parkway. The bus shelter is called ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Women Sharing Hope’s 18 th -annual event benefits Skookum Kids, Family Promise Women Sharing Hope’s 18 th -annual fundraiser, a champagne luncheon and silent auction, will benefit Whatcom County efforts to aid children and homeless families. Proceeds from the May 20 event at Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine will support Skookum Kids and Family Promise. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The silent ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, May 15, 2017
BORDER APPRECIATION DAYS SALES EVENT Take 25% off of your purchases (Some restrictions may apply) May 19-22, 2017 Victoria Day Weekend Bellingham, WA (May 9, 2017) Bellis Fair is holding a Border Appreciation Sales Event during the upcoming Victoria Day Weekend May 19-22, 2017 for both locals and our Canadian neighbors. Participating retailers will take 25% off of purchases (some restrictions may ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, May 15, 2017
34th Annual Whatcom Museum History Sunset Cruises Set Sail this Summer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bellingham, WA, May 15, 2017 The Whatcom Museum is pleased to announce the return of its popular summer history cruises along Bellingham Bay, now in its 34th year. For the 2017 season, the Museum is partnering again with San Juan Cruises for tour operation. The weekly cruises, which sail in July and ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, May 15, 2017
Bellingham, WA, May 15, 2017: Whatcom County citizens are invited to attend the Draw-by-Lot on Friday, May 19, at 4:45 p.m. at the Auditor’s Office, Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave., Suite 103, Bellingham. The Draw-by-Lot determines the order in which candidates will appear on the ballot and is conducted according to law. For additional information contact: Diana Bradrick, Chief ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Friday, May 05, 2017
Welcome to this edition of "Inside MBT." As we celebrate ninety years of Mount Baker Theatre, we are really celebrating the people and partnerships that make all the magic possible. It began with an investment team that saw a vision of a movie palace that would grow to include "Talkies." Years later, a city, county, and community partnership turned a failing building into a ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, May 05, 2017
High school juniors and seniors encouraged to attend May 18 open house at Whatcom Community College Bellingham, Wash. – High school juniors and seniors are invited to an open house at Whatcom Community College from 8 a.m. – noon on Thursday, May 18. This free event will help prospective students learn more about academic programs of interest, steps to enroll and pay for college, and ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Friday, May 05, 2017
The hard-rock sound of legendary band Night Ranger will come to the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden on Thursday, Aug. 17. Night Ranger is one of the most popular bands to see, having performed in more than 3,000 live shows. Preferred seats will be available for $25 starting June 8. A press release and photo of Night Ranger are attached. The Northwest Washington Fair previously announced at ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Press Release
Friday, May 05, 2017
Western Washington University’s very own IDEA institute is hosting a Spring market celebrating Bellingham’s thriving entrepreneurial community. The IDEA Institute at Western Washington University promotes interdisciplinary learning, entrepreneurship, and innovation. At the IDEA Institute, we believe entrepreneurship is for everyone. Whether you focus on social justice, environment, ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Friday, May 05, 2017
Coming summer 2017, Whatcom Community College will once again offer its popular cybersecurity camps for middle and high school students. GenCyber camp (middle school) Aug. 7-11, 2017 10 am – 3 pm daily Free! The GenCyber camp for middle school students is at no cost to participants. The National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation provided funding jointly through a GenCyber ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Monday, May 01, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Auditor Seeks Committees For and Against Fire Protection District 16 Tax Levy Bellingham, WA, April 27, 2017: Whatcom County Fire Protection District 16 has submitted a resolution for the August 1 Primary Election ballot to restore and maintain its regular property tax levy at $1.00 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The District has been unable to identify either a ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Political
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Providence Hospitality Group Announces New Restaurant Opening at Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center Providence Hospitality Group has announced the opening of B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar , a new restaurant concept at the Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center, located in the former Poppes 360 space. B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar will ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Chrysalis Inn & Spa Donates to Compass Health to Support Summer Camp for Children Facing Family Substance Abuse Challenges The Chrysalis Inn & Spa is proud to announce a donation in the amount of $2,160 to Compass Health, as part of its monthly non-profit contribution program. This donation will specifically benefit the organization’s Camp Mariposa® program, a nationally ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, April 14, 2017
NAS Whidbey Island Invites Public to 75 th Celebration at Open House June 24 NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash . – Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will hold a Public Open House on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Ault Field from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in honor of its 75 th anniversary. It was on Sept. 21, 1942 at the Seaplane Base that the first Commanding Officer Capt. Cyril T. Simard read the ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, April 07, 2017
MT. BAKER MUSIC SKILLSHARE RETREAT JUNE 9 - 12, 2017 EXCELSIOR CAMPGROUND - MT. BAKER SNOQUALMIE NATIONAL FOREST Three day acoustic instrument retreat at Excelsior Campground in the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest Maple Falls, WA - Share your passion for music, meet new people and enjoy the beauty and wonder of the forest at this years Mt. Baker Music SkillShare Retreat June 9-12, 2017. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Thursday, April 06, 2017
‘American Idol’ winner McCreery performing at NW Washington Fair Country music star and “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery will be singing Friday, Aug. 18 on the grandstand stage at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. McCreery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 at age 17 by winning Season 10 of “American Idol.” The singer/songwriter’s ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
Monday, March 20, 2017
Bellingham, Wash. – From the beginning of its 50-year history, Whatcom Community College (WCC) has been recognized as an innovator. To celebrate 50 years of excellence and a future of new opportunities, WCC is partnering with the Whatcom Museum to present a college history exhibition at Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street, Bellingham. The exhibition opens Saturday, March 18 and will remain ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Full service web design agency offers unique opportunity to test “fitness” of website success FIzzPop Media will be one of the businesses in attendance at the upcoming Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce Annual Spring Business Showcase on March 16th at the Silver Reef Casino Spa. Brian Hardy, owner of FizzPop Media, says he is looking forward to working with local businesses on ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, 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: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, November 10, 2016
PeaceHealth Medical Group (PHMG) and Yeager’s Sporting Goods have teamed with the National Shooting Sport Foundation (NSSF) and the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office to protect members of our community from accidents and incidents involving firearms. The collaborative partnership equips PHMG doctors with free gun safety resources and locks to give to local families. The firearm safety ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
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
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Bellingham, WA. - November 1, 2016 The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced the names of the Man and Woman of the Year which will be awarded at the 12th Annual Awards Dinner presented by Bank of the Pacific on Thursday, December 1st. "We are pleased to announce that our Man and Woman of the Year are Chuck Robinson and Dee Robinson of Village Books and Paper Dreams. ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community