News for Community

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
 The Port of Bellingham will host AirFest at Bellingham International Airport from 10:30 am-3:00 pm on Saturday, Aug. 24. The event will be in a new airport location and feature a new activity - the Haggen Aerospace Speaker’s Pavilion with speakers on topics for both kids and adults. “We are excited to bring a retired NASA astronaut to AirFest as part of our first industry speaker event,” said ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
A series of eight free outdoor concerts begins Friday, July 26 with Mr. and Mrs. Something, a Seattle-based duo, at Whatcom County’s Bellewood Acres.  Each performance in the Farmtunes Concert Series runs from 6-9 p.m. and features Pacific Northwest bands. Adults may enjoy the music and try samples from the Bellewood Acres distillery while their children play nearby in the tire garden. Food and ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Whatcom 21st annual Senior Day in the Park, Resource Fair and BBQ on August 14th at Hovander Homestead Park Whatcom Seniors are invited to enjoy a senior resource fair, delicious BBQ lunch, announced door prizes, live music, bocce, and more at Hovander Homestead Park on August 14th from 10am-2pm. FERNDALE, Washington (6/7/19) --- Older adults and their families throughout Whatcom County are ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, June 27, 2019
While you may be feeling the heat this summer, Barron Heating & Air Conditioning knows some will be needing warmth this winter.  Barron Heating’s annual Christmas in July giving event is centered around giving and compassion for others, according to owner John Barron. The company is seeking recommendations through July 31 for families in need in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan and Snohomish ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, June 27, 2019
To specifically honor local veterans of WWII and Korea,Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd in Bellingham is hosting their annual Veteran's Day Picnic on Tuesday, August 20th at noon. The event is free for ALL Veterans, and $25 for other guests. There will be music, a catered lunch, and a raffle. Please RSVP by August 13th.RSVP to: info@lairmontmanor.com or (360) 647-1444 or our street address:  405 ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The City of Bellingham won one of five Governor's 2019 Smart Communities Awards, which honor the “shared vision, tough decisions and partnerships" that enable a community's values and priorities to “shine" in long-term planning.Bellingham won the Smart Projects Award – for a Project implementing a Comprehensive Plan – specifically for the City's rapid implementation of the community-developed 2014 ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Some of the top professional cowboys in the world are expected for the 15th-annual Lynden PRCA Rodeo, scheduled Aug. 13-14 as part of the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series during this year’s Northwest Washington Fair.  Tough and talented members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will compete at 7 p.m. both days. Lynden PRCA Rodeo events include bull riding, bareback ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, June 03, 2019
Whatcom County is undertaking a periodic review of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP), as required by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act. The County adopted its current SMP in 2007. At a minimum, the focus of this periodic review will be on consistency with changes to state law made since its adoption. The review will also address consistency with the County’s comprehensive plan and ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, April 26, 2019
Sustainable Connections releases regional culinary map Bellingham, WA, April 25, 2019 – Sustainable Connections announces the release of the 2019-2020 “Eat Drink & Explore” Culinary Map, created to invite visitors from the Puget Sound and lower B.C. to Whatcom County and NW Washington – a premier culinary destination.   Over 20,000 copies are distributed to select airports, ferries, visitors ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
The tech industry is a clean running industry, right? You might be surprised.   The IT industry is considered a highly desirable attraction for local economies because they don’t process or produce a product that negatively impacts the environment. However, with the technology boom of the last ten years businesses of all sizes are increasingly more dependent on coding and computers non-stop, ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Mark Chesnutt, known as one of the top classic country singers, will perform Friday, Aug. 16 as part of the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden.  Chesnutt has 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums and five gold records with fan favorites including “Brother Jukebox,” “I’ll Think of Something,” “Almost Goodbye” and “I Just ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, April 01, 2019
Cheap Trick will perform Saturday, Aug. 17 as part of the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden.  Delighting generations with their unique union of massive melodies and razorblade riffs, Cheap Trick continues to be fresh, energized and explosive with 20 million records sold and three new albums since 2016, when it was inducted into the Rock ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
PORT OF BELLINGHAM, LUMMI NATION WORK TO STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIP Bellingham, WA (Wednesday, February 6, 2019) The Port of Bellingham and Lummi Nation have reached a landmark agreement setting the stage for a new era of cooperation and economic growth. This agreement addresses a number of long-standing issues associated with modifications to Bellingham Bay and Drayton Harbor in the Lummi ...read more
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