Weekend Wine Escapes

For this month’s feature, we’re here to help you plan your own weekend wine escape—with a list of overnight wineries only a day’s drive from Bellingham.

On the Street

We wanted to hear from you, area residents and visitors, about plans for Bellingham’s waterfront development, along with the new Waypoint Park, the first phase of the plan. Over the course of a few days in mid-May, we interviewed people on the street and those looking through the fence at the park, which had yet to open. Here’s what you had to say.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Military Tourism

Take a tour of a few Washington State Parks and learn about the military history in this area, from the early 1800s to WWII.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Military Bases

A behind-the-scenes look at what goes on at the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Insole Giant Makes Big Step

Superfeet is emerging as a leader in footbed technology.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Getting Serious About Sunburn

Stay safe this summer and protect your skin from sunburn by learning about UV radiation.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

On The Street

Local residents share their thoughts, views, and concerns about Bellingham’s waterfront development project at Waypoint Park.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Finding Elbow Room In a Bathroom Overhaul

Approximately 40 years ago, this bathroom and closet off the master bedroom was a luxury. After much love, it was in desperate need of a makeover. Updating the fixtures and bringing the “look” to the current century was my clients’ first request. Next, they wanted…


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Hamlet Hotel

Downtown, An Old Space Becomes New Again For Fred and Colleen Schacht, the Hamlet Hotel has been a reclamation project, sentimental journey, and business venture wrapped into one century-old downtown building. The Hamlet isn’t really a hotel but a four-suite Airbnb, where guests check themselves in via cellphone and internet (though the Schachts are just a phone call away). The Hamlet’s location, at 1202 Railroad Ave., makes it stand out — few hotel options exist downtown —…


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Finding Sunshine in a (Beer) Can | Sip

Only the most radical (and misguided) beer snob would insist on a glass for every beer-drinking occasion. Smart drinking requires an appreciation of context.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

A Love for Food

Seeds honors the area’s culinary traditions not just by curating from local farmers and producers, but by preparing the ingredients in a manner that showcases their flavors.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Final Word | Even If It Ain’t Broke, Fix It!

Humor alert — Loretta reminded me to provide a satire disclaimer. No toes were intentionally stepped on in the writing of this Final Word


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Lights, Camera, Access Bellingham

Eero Johnson helps local residents participate in city-run BTV public access programming.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Farm to Coffee Table

Derek and Debbie Peris share their passion for fresh-roasted coffee with the community at Barnyard Coffee Roasters in Blaine.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Hidden Gem: North Cascades National Park Turns 50

The North Cascades National Park, or the “American Alps,” contains nearly 400 miles of accessible trails with 94% of the acreage designated as wilderness.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Saving Spinach: Plant Doctor Upgrades Crop

Plant pathologist Lindsey du Toit and her team are increasing spinach seed production in Skagit County through Fusarium fungus research.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Videographer, Environmental Advocate

Michael Dyrland of Dyrland Productions uses photography and multimedia to bring environmental issues to the forefront.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Seeking Perfection on a Knife’s Edge

Blacksmith Andy Gladish creates beautiful, sharp, and durable knives as owner of Element Fe.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Mixing Tin

Maple and brown sugar? These flavors were made for each other, we all know that. But if you thought they existed only in your morning oatmeal, think again.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Skin Deep in Mount Vernon

Bare Boutique in Mount Vernon provides high-quality skincare products and services in a relaxing and welcoming environment.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Chocolate Duo Turning A Page

Evolve Chocolate has found a new home at Village Books, expanding to include a café and bar, showcasing what Bellingham has to offer.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Five Faves Stunning Scenic Drives

Have a minute? Looking to take advantage of the long summer days? Just trying to get away? Check out our five favorite scenic drives.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Oooh-La-La: Swimming in Cocktails

The Swim Club cocktail bar in Fairhaven transports customers into a different world and a different time with their unique and authentic atmosphere.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Waterfront Picnic

This milestone is worthy of a celebration — and is picnic-worthy!


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50

Whatcom CC’s New Look

Whatcom Community College is planning major renovations, including a new facility for student and staff collaboration and student dorms.


Notice: Undefined variable: magazine_term_list in /home/content/05/6425005/html/wp-content/themes/northsoundlife/partials/article-grid.php on line 50