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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Alcoa Foundation awards Whatcom Community College $25K engineering grant Alcoa Foundation awarded Whatcom Community College a $25,000 grant to support the College’s expanding pre-engineering program. The “Alcoa Program for Engineering Student Development / Career Success” will provide the essential equipment and materials for students preparing for futures in engineering. The ...read more
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Red Cross Responds to Mexican Earthquake The Mexican Red Cross has multiple teams assisting in search and rescue operations following the deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico on 9/19/17. Dozens of Mexican Red Cross teams are searching for survivors, transporting the injured to hospitals and providing first aid on the scene. The States most affected are Morelos, Puebla, Mexico City and the ...read more
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Ciao Thyme’s locally sourced tomato soup, photo by owner Matai o Gillis Sustainable Connections invites all to participate in September Eat Local Month’s last hurrah with Restaurant week, from Sunday, September 24 to Saturday the 30! Nineteen restaurants have dreamt up locally sourced specials, with 50% or more of the ingredients coming from Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan or Island ...read more
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Saturday September 23rd Do you have thoughts or questions about what's happening in the other Washington? Join U.S. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene as she hosts small community forums across Whatcom County. The Congresswoman is excited to hear from the people of Washington's 1st District. 1:15 - 2:00 East Whatcom Regional Resource Center at 8251 Kendall Rd in Maple Falls 2:45 - 3:30 Sumas ...read more
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Donate to AAA’s Soap for Hope Toiletry Drive to Benefit Bellingham and Mount Vernon Charities Now through December 22, 2017 AAA Hopes to Collect Their One Millionth Donation on their 10 th Anniversary AAA Washington is teaming up with Lydia Place and the Stanwood Food Bank to provide fresh opportunities for our neighbors in need. This year marks the 10 th anniversary of AAA ...read more
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Hurricane Response Jobs at the SBA With recovery efforts underway in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, it is clear the damage and devastation from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will reach historic levels. Homes, businesses, and lives have been uprooted by the sheer force of nature, affecting millions of people. After FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the ...read more
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Monday, September 18, 2017
New Bus Service between Communities North of the Nooksack River! WTA’s new Route 65 will provide bus service between Everson, Nooksack, Lynden, Birch Bay Square and Ferndale. The service begins on Monday, September 25, 2017. Route 65 will operate Monday through Friday from 6:45am to 5:53 pm. For route and schedule information, call 360-676-7433 or visit www.ridewta.com
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Monday, September 18, 2017
If you have an idea that will strengthen community ties in Whatcom County, Whatcom Community Foundation wants to hear from you. Applications for Project Neighborly grants are available September 1, 2017. Proposals are due Wednesday October 4 by 3 pm. All projects must take place in 2018. The Project Neighborly grant program is for people who have great ideas about how we can all become better ...read more
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Saturday, October 14 10 am - 3 pm Test drive a variety of electric vehicles and E-bikes, and learn more about the benefits of electric mobility! In addition to learning more about electric vehicle and E-bike technology, participants will also be able to talk to PSE Energy Advisors who can help provide free advice on how to lower energy use for your home or business. Test drives will be ...read more
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The Bellingham Shipping Terminal is set to receive its first regular cargo shipment in over 17 years. The 590-foot MV Diana Bolten is scheduled arrive on September 28 th loaded with 10,700 metric tons of organic corn and soybeans destined for local markets. “The Bellingham Shipping Terminal is open for business” said Port Commission President Dan Robbins. “The Port has made ...read more
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Bellingham Technical College is proud to announce that the college’s Associate Degree Nursing program has received national accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). BTC’s Nursing program has always been approved through the state’s Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, but the program has been working toward national accreditation ...read more
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Monday, September 11, 2017
Food to Bank On Farmer Wins Award, Program Now Accepting New Applications for 2018 Food to Bank On , a beginning farmer business-training project facilitated by Sustainable Connections, is currently accepting applications for up to four new participants in 2018. They are proud to announce that one of the current Food to Bank on participants was recognized at the Farm Fund Hootenanny awards last ...read more
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Monday, September 11, 2017
Action-filled demolition derby set Sept. 23 at NW Washington Fair & Event Center Drivers will be smashing and crashing – and some will be cashing – Saturday, Sept. 23 during the Fall Demo Derby at the Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center in Lynden. “The Fall Demo Derby is ideal for fans who can’t get enough of this great action and for those who weren’t ...read more
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Monday, September 11, 2017
Major construction activity is nearly complete on Itek Energy’s new 48,000-square-foot solar panel manufacturing plant on Bellingham’s downtown waterfront. Itek is set to move into their new facility and begin manufacturing solar panels by the end of the month. Itek has experienced strong demand for their efficient, high-quality solar panels since starting production in the Irongate ...read more
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Monday, September 11, 2017
Buffini & Company’s revolutionary new training program for real-estate professionals and affiliates, Peak Producers, will be presented in Bellingham with classes beginning Oct. 9. Developed by industry expert Brian Buffini and top producer Joe Niego, this 12-week course is specifically designed to help real estate professionals and affiliates develop the habits, attitude and skills they ...read more
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Monday, September 11, 2017
Discover Washington’s Hidden Workforce Join Us FOR AN EMPLOYER FORUM Washington State Fair Events Center Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Presented by: Washington State Correctional Industries Washington Statewide Reentry Council Department of Commerce State Board of Community& Technical Colleges Join us at no cost to learn more about skilled workers who have ...read more
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
The WA State Emergency Operations Center was activated at 0630 this morning in response to multiple wildfires and worsening conditions contributing to increasing wildfire threat. If you have operations or live in any of the areas, please remain apprised of local emergency management alerts and warnings. Additionally, there are a number of online resources available to track the situation: ...read more
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
The 2017 AAA Cruise Show is one of the largest gatherings of world-class travel providers in Washington. Come get the latest tips and trends from knowledgeable travel experts, attend insightful presentations and take advantage of special savings. Join us! Cruise Show Benefits: • Day-of-show specials with a $10 per person deposit* • Receive up to $100 onboard spending credit* • ...read more
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Four Points Bellingham appoints Mudd-Keenan as Director of Sales and Marketing Lisa Mudd-Keenan, who has extensive experience in the hospitality and travel industries, has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center. Mudd-Keenan previously served in the position when the property was owned by Fred Poppe and for the last 14 ...read more
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Bakken Oil Transport: Emerging Risks, Incident Preparedness, and Community Resilience Training September 29, 2017 in Bellingham Residents of Whatcom County have expressed concern over the safety and health of their communities in the wake of recent train derailment incidents across the US, including the recent train derailment and fire in Mosier, Oregon. This one-day training is designed to give ...read more
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Providers of diverse backgrounds join PeaceHealth Medical Group Bellingham PeaceHealth Medical Group (PHMG) has welcomed three new board-certified providers to Bellingham practices . Angela Bradley, MD , became a member of PHMG’s Gastroenterology team of providers. Dr. Bradley earned her medical degree at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, and completed her ...read more
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Two of Bellingham Technical College’s buildings were awarded LEED Certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. BTC’s Campus Center was awarded LEED Gold Certification and the Perry Center for Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences received LEED Silver Certification. Both buildings, designed by HKP Architects, incorporate a number of sustainable features to reduce their ...read more
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Nominations now open for Top 7 Under 40 Awards Once again, The Bellingham Business Journal, Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Whatcom Young Professionals are teaming up to honor the next generation of leaders in our community. The second annual Top 7 Under 40 Whatcom Young Professional Award will recognize young professionals whose leadership has made a positive impact on Whatcom County. ...read more
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Business Networking and Education Series Returns Sustainable Connections announces the return of Business Over Breakfast, a popular networking and education series for local businesses this fall! Join them for the first of three events, starting Wednesday September 6th . Each breakfast focuses on a different topic while also providing ample time for facilitated networking. Two of the three ...read more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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