International Eats

February’s feature is International Eats! We’ve provided a list of our favorite international cuisine from Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan counties. Discover your favorites now.

At 76, Still Learning the Art of Photography

Meet Tommy Gibson, a 76-year-old photographer from Whatcom County. Hear his story and inspirations in this Q&A.


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Terramar Brewing Takes Locally Sourced to a Tasty New Level

Terramar Brewing, which opened in Edison this past summer, is the area’s newest brewery, pizzeria, and soon-to-be distillery.


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Meet the Unflappable Custodian Who Battles Glitter, Squeaky Seats, and the Ravages of Time

Meet Glenn Curtright, the head custodian at Mount Baker Theatre. Here’s some of his favorite stories from behind the curtain.


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Despite Closings, Area Schools Deliver Lunches

With the continuing spread of COVID-19, we’re living in uncertain times. Restaurants and bars are closed, people are working from home, and notably, schools are closed. Not only does this mean K-12 students in Whatcom County are missing out on classes, but it also means many are missing out on meals. Of the 29.8 million students who receive school lunches each day in the U.S., more than 67 percent, or 20.2 million students, receive lunch for free.

Here’s what local schools are doing to make sure no students go hungry:


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Designing a Beautiful Garden for Pollinators

You don’t need a prairie or large lot to attract and support pollinators. A meadow or informal, formal and even container gardens can bring in bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to help pollinate plants. It’s just a matter of selecting the right plants, adjusting your maintenance practices, and skipping the pesticides. 


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Singing in Surgery

This month’s Wonder Woman is Kira Iaconetti, a 20-year-old performer who is two years out from her awake craniotomy.


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Spring Trends: Fashion Q&A

Spring is coming soon (hopefully). Here’s a look at this season’s trends with Seattle-based blogger Autumn Sorelle.


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Hanger Steak with Sorrel Chimichurri and Red Potato Smashers

The Skagit Challenge – how many Skagit Valley growers and producers are making up your meal? This recipe counts three farmers, one rancher, and one brewer.


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Live with Intent

Bellingham’s newest hot yoga studio welcomes everyone.


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Gluten, a Real Gut-Buster

This delectable gluten-free cereal is a treat for your tongue and your gut.


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For the Love of Wood

Skagit Valley Slabhaus turns salvaged wood into functional art.


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Bringing Access to Art

Whatcom Museum is introducing new accessibility initiatives for people with sensory processing disorders, dementia, and memory loss.


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Skincare for your 30s, 40s, and 50s

As your skin changes, so should your skincare routine. Here’s a guide on how it should change through the decades.


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The Mixing Tin: Southside Bar

This month’s Mixing Tin is the Irish Coffee from Southside Bar — a delicious take on a classic beverage, perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.


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Worth Every Penny

The next time you find yourself at Leader Block Wine Co. & Eatery in Ferndale, prepare for a shiny surprise. In January, the restaurant installed a coin floor made from more than 41,000 pennies.


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Embracing the Chaos

Editorial/Marketing Coordinator Anelyse Morris shares her experience growing up as a military child, and how it led her to journalism.


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