North Sound Life Blog

Give the Gift of Local

WRITTEN BY ANELYSE MORRIS This holiday season, show your friends, family, and local businesses some love with a “Think Local First” gift card. Brought to you by Sustainable Connections, Whatcom County Chambers of Commerce, Downtown Bellingham Partnership, and more, these gift cards aim to encourage local shopping this holiday season. “The Whatcom Think Local First Gift Cards are a great way to support local businesses and recirculate money back into our economy, “ says Sustainable Connections Communications Manager Amy…

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 alternative deals — all free of charge. “Supporting our small local retailers and…

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…

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 to offer direct platforms of sales from artisans to the consumer,” Jackson says.   Bellingham Handmade is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to…

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 respect for others as well as prevent the spread of COVID-19, wear a face…

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.