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.

Wildland Firefighter Jordan Pollack

Jordan Pollack has been a fearless wildland firefighter across Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan and Snohomish for over 40 years.


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Boat Safety, Rescues, Drugs, Border Are Challenges For Coast Guard

To help keep boaters, fisherman, and community members safe, the U.S. Coast Guard, stationed in Bellingham, keeps watch 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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Search & Rescue

Whatcom County Search and Rescue Council and their volunteers play a vital role in assisting the Bellingham Police Department and community.


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K-9 Unit, Bellingham Police Department

Whether they’re tracking a suspect or sniffing for bombs, the Bellingham Police Department K-9 Unit and their handlers are putting their lives on the line to keep the public safe.


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Detective, Advocate Fight Crimes Against Children

Police Detective Pauline Renick fights crimes against children with the help of Children’s Advocacy Center coordinator Gail Tierney.


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Five Faves

Nothing beats a good Bloody Mary in the morning! Find out who has the best Bloody Marys in town in this month’s Five Faves.


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Inspired By Roots

Interior designer Tanna Edler answers her most frequently asked questions about home design including inspirations and tips and tricks.


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Slow Down, Eat Food, Give Thanks

Slow Food USA practices slowing down, understanding where food comes from, and enjoying the local bounty in Island and Skagit Counties.


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Woodcut Prints, Handmade Crafts In Downtown Mount Vernon

From stickers to mugs to handmade jewelry to screen-printed clothes, it’s all available at elSage Designs in downtown Mount Vernon.


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Get Out for Thanksgiving Dinner

If you’re looking for a night out for Thanksgiving dinner, we have a list of local restaurants open next Thursday in Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan counties!


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Brussels Sprout Salad

This Brussels sprout salad from Samantha Ferraro of The Little Ferraro Kitchen will add Thanksgiving Flair if you’re looking for unconventional recipes.


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Lau Lau

The Lau Lau is a Hawaiian BBQ dish that may be an unconventional Thanksgiving recipe for many, but it could be the start of a new tradition!


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Ginataang Kalabasa

A Filipino cuisine, Ginataang kalabasa is a squash and coconut milk is an unconventional Thanksgiving recipe that will add a splash of color to your table.


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Duck!

Instead of turkey, try duck this Thanksgiving! Peter McWilliams of Doe Bay Cafe shares his unconventional Thanksgiving recipe for duck.


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The Great Turkey Debate

There’s always debate over how to cook a turkey. Whether it’s injecting vs. bringing, frozen vs. fresh, or roasted vs. fried, we have the pros and cons to help you make a great Thanksgiving meal.


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Thanksgiving Flair

Our Thanksgiving Flair Feature this month can help you deign a fall tablescape and decorate your home with pumpkins and more from Pier 1 Imports.


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Risk and Reward

Richard Kauffman of Riverhaven Farm is raising high-quality, free-range Thanksgiving turkeys. These small-farm birds are expensive, but certainly worth it.


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For Thanksgiving, ‘Tis the Saison

How are you going to wash your traditional starch-and-fat lover’s delight of a meal down this Thanksgiving? The answer: Saison.


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Fuel for Winter’s Fun

Here is a list of the best dishes on the Mount Baker Highway in Glacier and Deming. Stop in for a bite after a day of fun on Mount Baker this winter!


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Getting Back to Our Roots

Sara Southerland shares her great grandmother’s recipe for a fall frittata with a carrot top pesto using fresh veggies from the Bellingham Farmers Market.


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Teaching Fifth-Graders About the Many Secrets of Our Salish Sea

Dr. Joseph Gaydos is an advocate for marine life. He works for the Orcas Island-based SeaDoc Society and is the author of “Explore the Salish Sea.”


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Modernizing a Friday Harbor Mainstay

When the Leightons took over Sandpebble on Friday Harbor, they changed the name to Pebble and began to slowly and naturally modernize the shop.


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Wellness Centers

Continuing with our series of wellness centers, we bring you a unique type of therapy: hypnosis. Kelley Woods of the Woods Hypnosis Center shares her view.


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High-Flying Teas

Scout Urling, owner of Flying Bird Botanicals, makes locally sourced organic tea and drinking chocolate, sold in various locations around Bellingham.


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Cleaning and Clearing the Way for Fish

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and Whatcom Land Trust are busy maintaining fish habitats along the Nooksack River and educating the community.


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A Half-Century of Everything from Crafts to Cabinets

Julie Coull is the owner of Hamann’s Gallery and Gift in Barkley Village. You can find custom framing, local art, Scandinavian home goods, and so much more!


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The Mixing Tin

Cocktail consultant Mike Rothmeyer has developed three versions of the classic Mai Tai for The Union Tavern in Anacortes.


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Snohomish Backyard Retreat

Heidi Skievaski and Kryssie Maybay of Sublime Garden Design worked to transform this Snohomish backyard into a relaxing retreat, complete with a waterfall.


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In Her Last Call, Ashley Shares Her Finishing Touches

Makeup artist and owner of Love Beauty in Bellingham Ashley Thomasson shares her secrets to can’t-live-without products for her finishing touches.


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Homeless Get Comfort from Donated Socks

Carolyn Colwell of Your City Sports has donated thousands of socks to the homeless, working with Rachel Tinnell of the Lighthouse Mission Ministeries.


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Fairhaven’s New Orca Building Offers a Splashy Surprise

The Orca Building in Fairhaven is home to the Peter James Photography Gallery as well as a splashy new orca sculpture designed by David Christensen.


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