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Monday, November 20, 2017
High school juniors and seniors encouraged to attend Dec. 1 Fall Preview Day at Whatcom Community College High school juniors and seniors are invited to Fall Preview Day at Whatcom Community College from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Friday, December 1. This free event will help prospective students learn more about academic programs of interest, steps to enroll and pay for college, and the services and ...read more
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Monday, November 13, 2017
David Archer appointed GM of B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar  David Archer, who has more than 20 years of management experience in Whatcom County’s hospitality industry, has been appointed general manager of B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar in Bellingham.  Archer’s experience will be key to managing and increasing growth at B-Town, one of the only raw bar destinations in the area and featuring oysters, clams, ...read more
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Thursday, November 09, 2017
Complete Thanksgiving buffet dinner offered at Four Points Bellingham!  All of the favorite Thanksgiving classics – including roasted turkey, homemade stuffing and pumpkin pie – will be included in a buffet dinner Thanksgiving Day at the Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center, 714 Lakeway Drive.   The buffet will be offered from noon to 5 p.m. in the hotel’s elegant ...read more
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Thursday, November 09, 2017
New providers join PeaceHealth Medical Group practices   PeaceHealth Medical Group (PHMG) welcomes the following new providers to its Bellingham-area clinics:  Julie Cheek, MD, joined the pediatric team of providers at PHMG’s Cordata clinic, located at 4545 Cordata Parkway in Bellingham. Dr. Cheek earned her Doctor of Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She then went ...read more
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Thursday, November 09, 2017
Skagit Bank Welcomes Andy Egloff to the Commercial Loan TeamSkagit Bank is excited to announce that Andy Egloff has joined our team of banking professionals as a Commercial Loan Officer. Andy will be working out of our Burlington office.   Andy has worked in the local banking industry as a commercial lender for the past 13 years with clients primarily in Snohomish and Island Counties. Following ...read more
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Monday, November 06, 2017
PeaceHealth Medical Group Same Day Care Clinic now open seven days a week  No appointments necessary  The PeaceHealth Medical Group Same Day Care Clinic is now available to patients seven days a week at the Medical Office Plaza (clock tower building) at 3015 Squalicum Parkway, Suite 140 in Bellingham. The days and hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and ...read more
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Monday, November 06, 2017
Alivia Jelinski Managing Facility Rentals at NW Washington Fair & Event Center   Alivia Jelinski, a lifelong Whatcom County resident with eight years of experience in the hospitality industry, has been named Director of Facility Rentals and Business Development at the Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center in Lynden.   Jelinski will assist hundreds of clients annually who rent diverse ...read more
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Monday, October 30, 2017
  Deputy Chief David Doll promoted to Bellingham Police Chief effective Dec. 1Chief Cliff Cook to retire Nov. 30by Vanessa Blackburn, Mayor's Office / October 27, 2017 (Friday) ​On Thursday Oct. 26, Mayor Kelli Linville offered Deputy Chief David Doll the position as Bellingham Police Chief and he accepted. Chief Cliff Cook is retiring on Nov. 30, and Doll will begin as police chief effective ...read more
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Monday, October 30, 2017
Registered voters are reminded that Tuesday, November 7th is Election Day.  County Auditor Debbie Adelstein encourages voters who haven’t already returned their ballot to use one of the 18 official ballot drop boxes located throughout the county.  Drop box locations are listed in the Local Voters’ Pamphlet, on the insert enclosed with the ballot, or on the Auditor’s website at ...read more
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Monday, October 30, 2017
As part of its legendary literary event calendar, Village Books hosts two compelling author events in November. At the 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 Chuckanut Radio Hour, representatives of the Crazy Horse family, via writer William Matson’s book Crazy Horse, the Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy, reveal stories that illustrate the famous leader’s life and death. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, Village ...read more
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Monday, October 30, 2017
  Woods Coffee is putting the finishing touches on their newest location!Last October,  Woods opened their first location in Bellevue Square, and the Bellevue community has welcomed them with open arms. That's why they're excited to announce that their second location in Bellevue, Woods Coffee Lincoln Square, is opening  Monday, October 30!  Woods Coffee Lincoln Square 700 Bellevue Way NE ...read more
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Thursday, October 26, 2017
On October 24th, the Whatcom County Council approved Resolution 2017-055, establishing an ad hoc Homeless Strategies Workgroup (HSW).  The HSW will work to identify alternative solutions to living unsheltered in Whatcom County, with priority given to solutions that can be initiated to prevent people from having no other option than to sleep outside as the weather gets cold.    The members of the ...read more
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Monday, October 23, 2017
  Deck the Old City HallWednesday – Sunday, November 24 – December 31, Noon – 1pmOld City Hall | 121 Prospect Street Get in the holiday spirit with the Whatcom Museum's annual festivities! Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View decorated trees, take your picture with Santa, visit with Wally the Museum Mouse, and more. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to ...read more
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Police Chief Cook announces retirementRetirement takes effect Nov. 30by Vanessa Blackburn, Mayor's Office / October 18, 2017 (Wednesday) ​Bellingham Police Department Chief Clifford Cook has announced his retirement from the Bellingham Police Department effective November 30, 2017. After 41 years in law enforcement, Cook has a long career of public service and effective leadership. He started ...read more
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
It’s our birthday, and we’re celebrating YOU! Join us at Kulshan’s K2 Brewery as we celebrate 28 years of housing and supportive services in our local community, and those that helped to make it happen! Evening festivities include complimentary cake, ice cream, and pints of Kulshan’s finest ales, recognition of our housing partners and partnerships, and more details about how to join the fight ...read more
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Friday, October 06, 2017
Two new providers join PeaceHealth Medical Group Bellingham practices September 26, 2017   PeaceHealth Medical Group (PHMG) welcomes these new board-certified providers to Bellingham practices.Julie Terry, MD, became a member of PHMG’s Same Day Care Clinic team of providers. Dr. Terry earned her medical degree at the St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She then went ...read more
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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
The median sales price of a Bellingham home surpassed $400,000 in a quarter for the first time, according to a local real-estate broker.  Bellingham’s median sales price was $405,242 in the recently completed third quarter, up 9.3 percent from the third quarter of 2016, according to Troy Muljat, managing broker of Bellingham-based Muljat Group Commercial. Muljat prepared the report based on data ...read more
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
September 30, 2017 through January 7, 2018 Museum Member Preview Friday, September 29, 5 - 7 p.m.; Lightcatcher Building Museum Members are invited to join together for the opening of this exhibition, on loan to the Museum for the first time from the Tacoma Art Museum. Enjoy lihjt appetizers, wine, and live music. Presenting 75 artworks on loan from the Tacoma Art Museum, Art of the American ...read more
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Friday, September 22, 2017
New to the Bellingham area but not to baking, Sarah Woods has been making waves in the Bellingham dessert scene since opening her own business earlier this year. Her company, Gathered Confections, brings a refreshing approach to sweets, emphasizing locally sourced ingredients, classical preparations, and old-fashioned scratch baking methods. What’s more, she does custom recipe development to ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, September 18, 2017
Donate to AAA’s Soap for Hope Toiletry Drive to Benefit Bellingham and Mount Vernon CharitiesNow through December 22, 2017 AAA Hopes to Collect Their One Millionth Donation on their 10th 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 10th anniversary of AAA Washington’s annual ...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 Gallery. ...read more
Categories: Community, 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 Aaron ...read more
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
WCC will function as a “super hub,” helping to support and guide 10 regional centers6/22/17 ​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 function as a “super ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release
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 exemplify ...read more
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