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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…

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 Baker Theatre’s Seattle International Comedy Competition on November 17th! Here are the other amazing contestants: From Tina: Mia the Opera…

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…

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) two percent of all sales go into “Betty’s…

Slo Pitch Fundraiser for PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center

Please show your support and stop in on Tuesday, November 6th! Slo Pitch Sports Grill & Casino will be having their annual fundraiser on Tuesday, November 6th. This year, ALL proceeds for an entire day will go to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center. 100% of all food and beverage sales will be donated from 8 a.m. – 3 a.m….

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…

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…

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…

Ben Kinney Companies makes $400,000 donation to Lydia Place

Ben Kinney Companies makes $400,000 donation to Lydia Place Written by: McKenna Cardwell Lydia Place, the Bellingham nonprofit helping the homeless to find housing, has received a huge boost in a $400,000 donation from Ben Kinney Companies, a group consisting of real estate companies that also deals in training and software. The money will be used to buy or build a new…

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 below. Great Cocktails: Galloways Enjoy a refreshing cocktail from their unique list of creative drinks. Be sure to check online for their happy hour deals which include a variety of appetizers. (Photo…

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…