News for Human Interest

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Public Sails throughout May The 1913 schooner Adventuress’ first port of call this year is Bellingham! The tall ship has just launched following six-months of restoration work on-the-hard in Port Townsend where she received a new deck. This marks the end of a decade of restoration for the beloved 133-foot National Historic Landmark sailing ship. The ship and its crew of shipboard educators arrived ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
In anticipation of this year’s Ski to Sea event, Peoples Bank is launching a community treasure hunt celebrating 46 years of the race. Modeled after the bank’s popular Pigs in Parks campaign, 50 blue piggy banks will be hidden within the Fairhaven neighborhood on race day, Sunday, May 26. Each pig contains a clue leading to the location of one golden pig containing $500.Additional clues will also ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
A dinner/auction event on June 21 will help raise funds needed for construction of the Northwest Washington Fair’s new Farm Pavilion.  The Northwest Washington Fair Foundation is hosting its 7th annual Benefit Auction Event in the Haggen Expo Building at the fairgrounds, 1775 Front St., Lynden. A social hour with a no-host bar and silent auction will start at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The City of Bellingham and the Downtown Bellingham Partnership are requesting community feedback on priorities for downtown Bellingham through the launch of their 2019 Downtown Survey. Developed as a collaboration between the two organizations, the survey asks members of the community to share their opinions of the district as well as ideas and preferences for new amenities and growth. The ...read more
Categories: Human Interest
Monday, May 13, 2019
Bus riders will soon be able to surf, post, and tweet while they ride the bus. Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) will introduce free WiFi throughout its fleet of 61 fixed route buses on Friday, May 17th.In addition to improving riders'experiences, WiFi will pave the way for two major onboard technology enhancements.  The first is “TouchPass,” a new account based fare payment system. TouchPass ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Whatcom Community College will host an art installation May 19-25 to honor and remember missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW). Red dresses will be on display between Baker Hall and Laidlaw Center to represent the thousands of native women and girls who go missing or are murdered each year. According to the Urban Indian Health Institute in 2016, that number was reported to be 5,712.  The ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, May 06, 2019
Alissa Ward is our new WDRC Youth Program volunteer. She will be graduating from Western Washington University this Spring (2019) with a double major in Psychology and Communication. Alissa took an eclectic approach to obtain a breadth of knowledge in both fields; and, in particular, classes with a cross-cultural or intercultural focus. She plans to obtain a PhD in Clinical Psychology with an ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
The Northwest Washington Fair and locally owned Woods Coffee are partnering again to offer for four hours the fair’s largest discounts of the year on admission tickets and carnival ride passes.  Special pricing will be offered during the 11th-annual Ticket Blitz from 7-11 a.m. Thursday, May 16 inside all Woods Coffee locations in Whatcom and Skagit counties.  Gate admission tickets for the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
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: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Award winning entrepreneur, Janelle Bruland, will be hosting a book launch event on April 25th at Village Books to celebrate her new book, The Success Lie: 5 Simple Truths to Overcome Overwhelm and Achieve Peace of Mind.  The event will begin at 7:00 PM.    The early response to the book has been terrific, including a piece in Forbes a week or so ago.  Janelle is a business leader and ...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
Zorganics Institute Beauty and Wellness of Bellingham is offering free hair and skin-care services each Wednesday to anyone suffering from cancer.  The services are available by appointment only by calling (360) 392-8243. Zorganics Institute Beauty and Wellness, a Bellingham school for anyone seeking to start or advance careers as cosmotologists, barbers, estheticians and nail technicians, is ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, April 01, 2019
Company invites entrepreneurs to pitch new, niche and innovative products at  If you’ve ever dreamed of potentially reaching thousands of customers with your American products, now is the time to act: Walmart is accepting applications for its 6th annual Open Call, scheduled for June 18 and 19 at the company’s Home Office campus in Bentonville, Arkansas. Apply today by visiting Walmart-jump.com for ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, February 15, 2019
5 Day Nature Adventure RetreatMountains, Beaches, Islands, Rivers & Waterfalls Tuesday Afternoon - Sunday Early EveningJuly 16th - 21st, 2019 Photographer Peter James will be your host, guide, and even your photography mentor. Join Peter and his wife iMa on this 5 day adventure retreat and connect with the power of nature to get relaxed, restored, invigorated and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
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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