North Sound Life Blog

Making local progress on our growing housing crisis

KULSHAN COMMUNITY LAND TRUST AWARDED HOUSING TRUST FUND GRANTS TOTALING $550,000 BELLINGHAM, WA – Kulshan Community Land Trust (KulshanCLT) is pleased to announce that they received two Washington State Housing Trust Fund (HTF) grants from the…

Pet Costume Contest

Happy Howl-oween everyone! We had a blast with this contest, thank you to every human who submitted a photo, and thanks to all the critters who put up with their silly humans! Congratulations to our winner: From Jack: Jack the…

31 Halloween Happenings

Halloween is right around the corner but not sure what to do for it yet? No worries! Whether you are looking for something to do with friends, family, or kids, we have you covered with 31 Halloween Happenings across Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties. WHATCOM Gore and Lore Walking Tours Downtown | Oct. 26, 27 Fairhaven | Oct. 26, 27 6 p.m. $20 Join the The Good…

Local Boutique Raises $10,000 for Survivors of Human Trafficking

Congratulations to our friend and business partner Suzanne Smith from Betty Be Good on her continued efforts to make a difference in the lives of women affected by trafficking crimes. Suzanne’s caring nature is helping empower women who were once victims…

Western Ranked 15th Among Nation’s 25 Greenest Colleges

Congratulations to Western Washington University, ranked 15th of the nation’s 25 green colleges! Thank you for everything you do to keep our planet clean! BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University was recently ranked 15th in the “25 Best Green Colleges in The United States” list…

Local Berry Farms

1 Mama’s Garden — Deming Right off Valley Highway lies a picturesque farm east of Bellingham, complete with roaming chickens. Renee Kalsbeek, co-owner of Mama’s Garden, says that this farm is unique because it is owned by three sisters. These three mamas are dedicated to providing healthy, high-quality food through sustainable practices. Mama’s Garden recently purchased 2,000 blueberry plants! They are not organic this year, but do not spray…

Mother’s Day

Mothers day weekend is just around the corner on May, 13. Below is a wide variety of ideas to celebrate. From outdoorsy activities like rafting to relaxing spas in the San Juans. Your guide to a great Mother’s Day weekend is…

Earth Day in the Pacific Northwest

Earth Day is just around the corner, and has been an annual event that was first celebrated in 1970.  On April 21, there will be earth day celebrations in more than 193 countries across the world. From parades to outdoor concerts, here are five events in the Pacific Northwest that can help you celebrate! 1. Hoppy Earth Day Brew-fest Celebrate Earth Day with a 5k run and brew-fest, which will be featuring…