North Sound Life Blog

Winter Storm Outreach

There are roughly 800 homeless individuals in immediate need in Whatcom County alone.

Unconventional Christmas Tree Photo Challenge

We challenged you to make an unconventional tree, whether it was made to represent your business or just from things found around your house, and we LOVED the results! Our winner for the 2018 Unconventional Christmas Tree Challenge is:  A Wooden Tree from Donna J!  Congratulations! You have won a $50 gift certificate to The Loft (and some serious bragging rights)! Check out our Halloween Pet Costume Contest here!

2018 Gift Giving Guide

While the holidays are full of fun and jolly, gift shipping can get tricky when trying to find the perfect gift for everyone. Do not worry! We have you covered with our 2018 Gift Giving Guide! Art Lover…

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…

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 B-52 Beagle Bomber Enjoy your $25 gift certificate to Lovitt Restaurant and two tickets to Mount…

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 |…

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 of sex trafficking. She said that (in addition to raising over 10,000 at her recent fundraiser)…

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”…

Winner of Regional advances to PGA Jr. League Championship

LOCAL PGA JR. LEAGUE ALL-STAR TEAM TO COMPETE IN REGIONAL AT THE HOME COURSE IN DUPONT, WASH., SEPT. 29-30 Winner of Regional advances to PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental Nov. 16-19 Congratulations to all the participants from Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish counties who are part of the PGA Jr. League Championship from all of us at Bellingham Alive! BELLINGHAM, Wash. (Sept. 25, 2018) – An all-star team of…

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 with pesticides and will…