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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 housing property, at least a portion of…

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:…

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 some of Oregon’s best breweries.  The…

Spring Clean Season Is Upon Us

In honor of spring equinox, we have compiled a few of our favorite spring cleaning hacks to help you get a jump on (or…

Urgent Plea For Blood Donors

Train derailment results in urgent plea for donors Emergency making huge demands on community supply   Seattle, WA — Bloodworks issued an urgent appeal for donors today following the derailment of an Amtrak passenger train between Tacoma…

Family-Friendly Summer Fun in Bellingham

Remember summers spent as a kid? Riding bikes, running lemonade stands, going to summer camps, and chasing after the ice cream man? While you may have…

Summer Reading in the Sun

Summer days are made for reading in the sun. So grab your copy of Bellingham Alive magazine, because we have five places to catch up on some reading. 1. Boulevard Park Photo: Trip Advisor Lush grass, park benches, beaches, and trails leading to hidden alcoves– perfect if you’re looking for a bit of privacy. Go in the early or mornings or on weekdays if you are looking for a calmer environment. Prime…

Gluten-Free Eateries in Bellingham

For those who can’t eat gluten, rest assured there are plenty of options in Bellingham. We put together a list with just a few of the best spots to grab gluten-free (yet flavorful) grub. Gluten-Free Baked Goods If you want gluten-free donuts, try Rocket Donuts, but be sure to call ahead before you go–sometimes they run…

Eco-Friendly Home and Beauty

  In honor of Earth Day, we’re determined to start going a little more natural with our home and beauty products. Think about it: the products we use in our day-to-day routine–the countless spritzes, sprays, scrubs and shampoos–have to go somewhere, right? Since this planet is the only one we got, we’re deciding to show some love…

DIY Spring Bouquets

Flowers are starting to bloom and a bouquet or floral arrangement is a fragrant way to add a little more life to a drab room. Here are a few ideas to help inspire you! YELLOW Warm and bright, this all-yellow bouquet is a cheerful reminder of sunshine! Website: zitaelze.com PURPLE Perhaps…

Bellingham Escape

This past weekend I was lucky enough to get to try my skills with 6 other friends at recently opened, local adventure, Bellingham Escape Room, 1417 Cornwall Ave., Ste. A101. The first challenge was finding the entrance, located in the back alley in a discreet dimly lit building, although unintentional it was a fun start to the challenge.  Once inside we were greeted by hosts, Rebecca and husband Tamer.  She gave us the safety rules, we signed a waiver,…

Behind The Scenes – Inner Beauty

 Inner beauty highlights 5 amazing women in our community previously deemed Bellingham Alive Wonder Women! We have brought in area professionals in makeup, hair, and wardrobe to pamper these amazing ladies with an…