North Sound Life Blog

MENU Talk: Serving up Support for Local Businesses

WRITTEN BY ANELYSE MORRIS The past few months have been a whirlwind of uncertainty, particularly for local restaurants and stores. That’s why, at Bellingham Alive, we’re striving to increase our support for locally owned businesses in any way we can.  Beginning in March, we altered our Weekend Agenda to feature up to 12 local brick and mortar businesses each week, highlighting those offering takeout, online services, or…

Give Blood, Save Lives, Get Groceries

Photos Courtesy of Bloodworks Northwest With elective surgeries starting back up, blood centers across the country are reporting low inventories. Locally, Bloodworks Northwest is anticipating severe shortages. Help by donating blood at one of their pop-up locations or at their donor center in Bellingham on Bakerview Road.  Those who donate between June 29 and July 11 will earn a $20 grocery gift card! Choose from retailers like Target, Safeway, Whole Foods, and more. Make an appointment today by…

Handmade Market Hopes to Move Online

Written by Jack Taylor   With COVID-19 closing down most summer markets, Rachel Jackson, the director of Bellingham Handmade, is determined to create a virtual space for local makers.  “The real ambition for us as an organization is…

A Message on COVID-19 from PeaceHealth

During the COVID-19 pandemic, as a community we have banded together and remained vigilant about taking safety precautions. We have flattened the initial curve and we can’t back down now. To continue to protect ourselves, our families and our communities, we must stay the course by strictly following health and safety precautions, in alignment with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Wear a mask: To show…

How to Thank First Responders, Virtually

Facebook page “Encouragement for Health Care Workers & First Responders” provides a way for Whatcom County residents to send a virtual thank you to those risking their lives during the pandemic. 

Spring Clean Your Inbox  

Do you receive endless emails, hundreds of e-coupons for stores you never go to? Spring cleaning doesn’t have to just apply to your home, it can apply to your email too. Here’s a guide on how to keep your inbox organized and attain the zen of reaching zero.

Yoga at Home

Relax and get some exercise at the same time, with online yoga classes from these local studios.

Supporting the Bellingham Food Bank

Each week, the Bellingham Food Bank feeds around 4,500 families throughout Whatcom County, providing staples like pasta, canned fish, peanut butter, and fruits and veggies. During times of crisis, organizations like the food bank are more essential than ever.