News for Community

Monday, June 01, 2020
June 1, 2020– A summer reading program for kids, teens and adults launches June 1 at local public libraries. Because library buildings currently remain closed due to COVID-19 public health guidance, there are a few changes this year, but the annual program’s focus on discovery remains the same. Visit your local library online to find out more.The Bellingham Public Library and Whatcom County ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, May 21, 2020
 The Regional Economic Partnership (REP) at the Port of Bellingham is pleased to announce that Northwest Laboratory (NWL) is providing COVID-19 testing services for area Whatcom County businesses, including the local manufacturing community. Following the successful rollout of COVID-19 testing services, NWL developed an employer based solution for companies to test their employees.  “As the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Every new leader of an organization expects challenges – just not the ones posed by a global pandemic that postponed its primary annual event and canceled many others.  However, Chris Pickering looks forward to happier days as chief executive officer of the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. Pickering recently was appointed CEO by the fair’s board to succeed Jim Baron, who served more than 16 ...read more
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Thursday, May 07, 2020
Whatcom Land Title Co. and individual employees recently donated $3,810 to four food banks in Whatcom County.  Whatcom Land Title Co. originally planned to give $1,500, equivalent to $20 per WLT team member, to support individuals and families suffering during the COVID-19 crisis.  “When our fantastic team heard of the upcoming donation, they immediately asked if they could contribute along with ...read more
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Thursday, May 07, 2020
Women’s Professional Network Sponsors  DRIVE BY DONATION:A Non-Contact Support for the Bellingham Foodbank  June 6th10am – 1pm  Location:IAj Media - 112 Ohio St #101, Bellingham, WA 98225 (across from Bellingham High School)  We are asking the community and local businesses to collect non-perishable foods and then drop then on June 6th drive by and drop them off to WPN members, who will be ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, May 04, 2020
PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing PeaceHealth St. Joseph’s achievements providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across ...read more
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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Based on the recommendation of the Whatcom County Health Department, the Northwest Washington Fair Board unanimously voted to postpone the 2020 Northwest Washington Fair to August 16-21, 2021.  “The Fair is a chance for our community to come together and celebrate our individual and collective achievements,” said Board President Nate Kleindel. “We are saddened that the current circumstances have ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Whatcom Literacy Council’s annual TRIVIA BEE & Silent Auction Friday, May 1st, 2020 at BTC’s Settlemyer Hall 6 pm – 9:15 pm.NEW DATE: November 14th, 2020!!   The Whatcom Literacy Council will be hosting their 24th Annual TRIVIA BEE & Silent Auction from 6 p.m. to 9 pm on Saturday, November 14th, 2020 at Bellingham Technical College’s Settlemyer Hall in Campus Center.This new date was chosen in ...read more
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Looking for a new source for online entertainment and educational resources while you’re spending time at home? Turn to your library. In addition to the wealth of digital content such as streaming music and movies, eBooks and eAudiobooks, genealogy tools and more on wcls.org, the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is now creating original programming for WCLS@Home. The daily online feature ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest