Sunday, December 30th, 2012
Tasting Winter Warmers at Bellingham’s Elizabeth Station
Teresa Schmidt

To the delight of Bellingham beer enthusiasts and oenophiles alike, Elizabeth Station opened in March 2012. This combination bottle shop, wine specialty store, convenience store, and soup/sandwich/cereal bar has something for everyone. A welcoming atmosphere, convenient location, and huge selection of beers, ciders and wines—sourced from near and far—made Elizabeth Station a hit from day […]

Friday, December 28th, 2012
Paddle to Beautiful Views at Clark’s Point
Todd Elsworth

Walking the trails at Clark’s Point in Bellingham takes some local knowledge to accomplish. There is no car parking available at the trailhead for access to the viewpoints on both the east and west side of this peninsula. You must get there by bike, walk, or boat. We chose to approach from the water. This […]

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Traveling Exhibition “National Geographic’s 50 Greatest Photographs” opens at the Whatcom Museum this fall

On Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA will open a major traveling exhibition “National Geographic’s 50 Greatest Photographs,” in the Lightcatcher building, the only West Coast stop of the national tour. The exhibition, which showcases some of National Geographic’s most compelling photographs, runs through January 15, 2017. From Steve McCurry’s unforgettable […]

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Doctober 2016 at The Pickford Film Center in Bellingham features over 50 documentaries

Each year, for the entire month of October, the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham WA hosts a celebration of the art of the documentary, featuring some of the most diverse and varied programming offered all year. From films focusing on environmental and human rights issues throughout the world to arts, music, or environmental topics – […]

Monday, July 25th, 2016
Taste craft beer and support nonprofits at Oct. 22 Hoptoberfest in Bellingham

ReBound of Whatcom County, Boys & Girls Club of Whatcom County and Whatcom Sports & Recreation have teamed together to host Bellingham Hoptoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, a fantastic beer tasting and beer judging experience. Providing extensive programming and first-class facilities, these three nonprofit organizations are impacting the lives of Whatcom County youth. This […]

Monday, July 25th, 2016
“Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates” exhibition opens at the Whatcom Museum in Sept. 17 2016

Marine invertebrates make up more than 98 percent of the known animal species in the ocean, yet they remain elusive to most of us. This fall, the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA presents a photography exhibition that offers a rare glimpse into their mysterious world, “Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates,” by pioneering nature photographer Susan […]

Monday, July 25th, 2016
Support local producers at the 9th Annual Whatcom County Farm Tour Sept. 10

Sustainable Connections announces details for the 9th Annual Whatcom County Farm Tour set for Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A premier event of September Eat Local Month, this free self-guided tour highlights diverse family-owned farms and provides exciting educational activities at each of the 12 tour stops. Tour goers can […]

Monday, July 25th, 2016
Join Winemaker Chuck Wagner for Caymus Vineyards Vinter Dinner at Semiahmoo Resort Aug 25

The Pierside Kitchen at Semiahmoo Resort, Golf and Spa announces its next Vinter Dinner on Aug. 25, 2016 with Caymus Vineyards, a winery based in the Napa Valley. The dinner will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The Wagner family introduced Caymus Vineyards to the world, producing their first vintage in 1972. For 44 […]

Monday, July 25th, 2016
Live Music and So Much More at the Green Frog Acoustic Tavern
Lorraine Wilde

Most of my friends don’t refer to the Green Frog Acoustic Tavern by its full, eclectic name. This relaxed downtown Bellingham community hub and music venue is known simply as, The Frog. In addition to the chill energy, the creative comfort food, and the array of local and Pacific Northwest beverage options, I keep coming […]

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
These 8 Underrated Beach Towns in Washington Are Unbelievably Charming
Jessica Wick—Only in Your State

When you think of Washington beach towns, do you think of Ocean Shores and Long Beach? Our most popular little seaside cities are certainly amazing, but there’s something to be said for our smaller beach towns as well. Read full article here: These 8 Underrated Beach Towns in Washington Are Unbelievably Charming

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Chuckanut Brewery Chosen as One of America’s Best

There are more than 4,000 breweries in the U.S., with more opening daily. This provides beer aficionados with a dizzying array of choice. To help identify the top three breweries in each state, an intense algorithm was used and Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham, WA, was identified as one of the top three breweries in Washington […]

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Where Are Your Favorite Ice Cream Shops in Whatcom County?
Hilary Parker

It’s summertime, and that means ice cream. As a sweet treat, my family has made finding new places in Bellingham and Whatcom County to get our scoop on and try new flavors something of a game. It’s a wonderful addition to our other explorations around the county. Here’s a look at some of our favorites. […]

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Locally Made Ice Cream in Whatcom County
Lauren Kramer

As the weather warms up, there’s no better way to celebrate summer than with a great cone of ice cream. Somehow, nothing says “Summer!” like ice cream, a treat we love watching our kids enjoy and one that never gets boring or old. Whatcom County is home to three expert, locally-sourced, ice cream makers, so […]

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
First Federal Community Foundation Awards $5,000 To The Assistance League of Bellingham

  First Federal Community Foundation presented a check for $5,000 to the Assistance League of Bellingham to provide funding for Operation School Bell. The gift was used to purchase new school clothing for low-income primary school children in Whatcom County. “The Assistance League of Bellingham is filling a crucial need in Whatcom County through Operation […]

Monday, July 18th, 2016
Tour Bellingham and Whatcom County by foot, bike, kayak or sail with Fiddlehead Tours and Adventures

Opened in July 2016, Fiddlehead Tours & Adventures  offers “boutique tours” of Bellingham and Whatcom County by bike, on foot or on the water. “In small groups, participants experience exquisitely curated tours connecting the best farm-to-table restaurants, breweries, vineyards, shopping, local events and outdoor activities,” said Sarah Grainger, owner and founder. Participants can enjoy the […]

Monday, July 18th, 2016
Magician and youth circus added to lineup for 2016 Northwest Washington Fair, Aug. 15-20

Guests will be amazed by the illusions of a renowned magician and entertained by a high-flying youth circus Aug. 15-20 at the 106th annual Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. This year’s fair also includes country star Josh Turner, The Gaither Vocal Band featuring Gospel Music Hall of Famer Bill Gaither, longtime rockers Loverboy, the Lynden […]

Monday, July 18th, 2016
Pickford Premieres Documentary about Bellingham’s Subdued Stringband Jamboree July 24

The Pickford Film Center and Xigua Studios will premiere a feature-length documentary about the Subdued Stringband Jamboree music festival on Sunday, July 24 at 5 p.m. The film will be shown at the Pickford Film Center, located at 1318 Bay Street in Bellingham. The documentary highlights the enduring impact of the Jamboree, which draws returning […]

Monday, July 18th, 2016
Top Five Things to Do in Blaine, WA
Lauren Kramer

If you’ve breezed through the City of Blaine, WA which sits on the doorstep of the US-Canadian border at the Peace Arch and Pacific Highway border crossings, you’ve likely seen it as a quiet place with not much in the way of excitement. Don’t be fooled by your first impressions, though. Linger a little longer […]

Friday, July 15th, 2016
Free historic tours of downtown Bellingham offered July through September

Curious to learn more about the early days of Bellingham and how downtown came to look the way it does today? Find out by taking one of the free Holly Street History Tours offered Saturday afternoons at 1 p.m. this summer July 9 through September 24. Tours are led by the fun-loving Good Time Girls, who use […]

Friday, July 15th, 2016
Chuckanut Brewery Now Tapping Skagit Blonde

Chuckanut Brewery, located at 601 W. Holly, Bellingham announces the release of Skagit Blonde Ale made with 100 percent Skagit malt, only produced a few miles from the future Chuckanut Brewery production facility, aka “South Nut.” This refreshing ale uses a special crystal malt along with a light colored malt to create an easy drinking, […]

Friday, July 15th, 2016
See a two-woman play at 12th Street Shoes in Bellingham July 21 – Aug 7

  This summer, Bellingham’s 12th Street Shoes will become the stage for a play about shoes, brought to life by just two actresses. “Quality: The Shoe Play” opens on July 21 and runs through Aug. 7, with performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 presale at http://bellinghamtheatreworks.org/ and […]

Friday, July 15th, 2016
Aslan Brewing Co. to Host Comic Con with Bellingham Beer Lab, The Comics Place, and Make.Shift July 21

Bellingham Beer Lab and Aslan Brewing Company are teaming up to create “I Am Gruit,” an unhopped herbed ale. To kick off the release of this unique and delicious collaboration, Aslan is hosting a short-box comics convention from The Comics Place and a live-art auction on July 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. The comic vendor table fees and 10 percent […]

Friday, July 15th, 2016
New Sylvia Center for the Arts Studio Theater in Bellingham Offers Summer Classes

Just a few weeks after iDiOM’s final show at its original location on Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham’s ‘Little Theater That Could’ has launched a pilot program of theater arts classes — including summer acting, movement classes and workshops — in the newly-completed studio theater portion of Bellingham’s new home for locally-made performing arts: Sylvia Center for […]

Friday, July 15th, 2016
Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth presents The Lion King July 28-31

  Disney’s “The Lion King” opens July 28 at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY), located at 1059 N State St. Three 7 p.m. performances will be held July 28, July 29 and July 30 with one matinee performance at 2 p.m. on July 31. Tickets are available for $10 at the door or […]

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Mansion built by Randy Bachman of BTO for sale in Washington state for US$4.4M
Ted Field—Global News

If you’re in the market for a home and have millions to spend, you could find a nice home on Vancouver’s west side. Or you can roll on down the highway to a 14,000-square-foot mansion that comes with some musical heritage. Read full article here: Mansion built by Randy Bachman of BTO for sale in Washington state […]

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Western Tops in the Pacific Northwest in 2016 Money Magazine College Rankings

Western Washington University is the top public master’s producing university in the Pacific Northwest, according to Money Magazine’s new 2016 Best Colleges ranking at http://new.money.com/money/best-colleges/rankings/best-colleges/. “The university’s well-deserved reputation for providing an excellent education at an outstanding value just reaffirms Western’s commitment to our students and to the state we serve,” said Western Interim President […]

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Whatcom Museum Celebrates 75 Years of Art, Nature, and History at Free Open House Event Aug 11

The Whatcom Museum celebrates 75 years of bringing art, nature, and history to Bellingham with an open house celebration on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. All three buildings on the Museum’s campus — the Lightcatcher Building, Old City Hall, and Syre Education Center — will be open, free of charge, noon to 8 p.m. The celebration, […]

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth Hosts Community Swing Dance Aug. 5

Bellingham’s swing dance community is coming together on Friday, August 5 to celebrate the historic dance of the 20s, 30s, and sometimes, 40s. The event will be hosted from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth Theatre, located at 1059 N State St. Admission is free. New to the dance? No […]

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Patagonia Is Going To Make You Think Differently About Food
Jeff Beer—Fast Company

These are all small businesses and organizations that have been working on and researching more sustainable and responsible farming practices for decades. They’re also the stars of Patagonia’s latest short documentary called Unbroken Ground. Read full article here: Patagonia Is Going To Make You Think Differently About Food

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Road trip: Car club leaders reveal their favorite Washington getaways
Gene Stout—The Seattle Times

Chuckanut Drive and Goldendale are some of the places to go for a ride. Ah, the Sunday drive, the weekend road trip. It’s a chance to feel the wind in your hair, enjoy the freedom of the open road, take in some scenery and pretend you haven’t a care in the world. Read full article here: Road trip: […]

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Western Washington University announces 2016 summer theatre and dance performances

The Western Washington University Department of Theatre & Dance is producing a summer theatre season of musicals and comedies in the WWU Performing Arts Center and contemporary dance performances at the Firehouse Performing Arts center this summer. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. and matinees are at 2 p.m. A complete list of summer theatre […]

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
BelleWood Acres announces August performers for Friday Farm Tunes

On Friday evenings Aug. 12, 19 and 26, 2016 join BelleWood Acres for fabulous music, food and family fun. This summer concert series features live music on the patio, scrumptious farm food, specialty cocktails made with BelleWood spirits and spectacular views of Mt. Baker. BelleWood Acres is located at 6140 Guide Meridian Drive. BelleWood Distilling […]

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Join Winemaker Serge Laville For The Spring Valley Vintner Dinner At Semiahmoo Resort

The Pierside Kitchen at Semiahmoo Resort, Golf and Spa announces its first Vinter Dinner of the season on July 28, 2016 with Spring Valley Vineyard, a family estate winery based in Walla Walla, Washington. Spring Valley’s winemaker Serge Laville will navigate guests through the pairings of the vintner dinner. The dinner will be held from […]

Monday, July 11th, 2016
Bellingham to celebrate Mount Baker Theatre’s 90th Anniversary in 2017

In 2017, Mount Baker Theatre — the building — will celebrate its 90th birthday in Bellingham, WA.  On Saturday, April 29, 2017 MBT will host a community anniversary party with theatre-goers dressed in 1920s attire, birthday cake, signature drinks and dancing on the main stage behind a world-class swing band. The true gift of this […]

Monday, July 11th, 2016
Good Time Girls Celebrate 5 years of “Sin and Gin” History Tours

This summer, the Good Time Girls are celebrating five years of Sin & Gin guided historical walking tours. These tours explore Bellingham’s underbelly, delving into the exciting and entertaining history of vice Downtown and in Fairhaven. Sin and Gin tours run every Friday and Saturday night through August. See tour descriptions and dates below. Friday […]

Monday, July 11th, 2016
Byrum named coordinator for Windows on the Bay Events, Hilltop Catering

Danielle Byrum, a longtime Bellingham resident with six years of experience in catering events, has been named Catering & Events Coordinator for Windows on the Bay Events and Hilltop Restaurant & Catering. Byrum handles bookings and event planning for Windows on the Bay Events, a full-service Bellingham waterfront site for social and business gatherings. She […]

Monday, July 11th, 2016
Paint the town Raspberry Red at Lynden’s Northwest Raspberry Festival
Lauren Kramer

If you love raspberries, you’ll want to soak up the festivities at the annual Northwest Raspberry Festival, which will be held on Front Street in downtown Lynden, WA July 15-16 2016. The celebration has been a Lynden tradition for 19 years, starting as a humble sidewalk sale back in 1997. This year it features two […]

Monday, July 11th, 2016
Mount Baker Theatre hosts launch party for 2016-2017 season on July 24

Mount Baker Theatre will host “Launch! Open House and On-Sale,” on Sunday, July 24, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  This event marks the public on-sale of 24 exciting world-class events coming to Bellingham’s local hub for live entertainment, Mount Baker Theatre. Attendees can explore upcoming 2016-17 shows, book their seats and packages and celebrate […]

Monday, July 11th, 2016
Fly-Fishing Author John Alevras to present at WWU on July 13

Noted fly-fishing author and book collector John Alevras will speak at Western Washington University at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13 in Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor) about building a collectible angling library. This event is free and open to the public. During this talk, Alevras will discuss lessons learned during the process of […]

Monday, July 11th, 2016
Rewarding Hikes Abound at Heather Meadows Visitor Center

When the snow is cleared on the Mount Baker Highway, opening up the road to popular Artist Point, Heather Meadows Visitors Center at Austin Pass Picnic Area offers an excellent launch point for hikes for all abilities and interests. Enjoy this Accessible Adventures video for a wheelchair friendly perspective. Once you arrive at Austin Pass, […]

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
Patagonia Joins Food Revolution
Ethan Stewart—Independent.com

At the start of Unbroken Ground, a new film from Patagonia, the nasal drawl of the company’s beloved founding father Yvon Chouinard cuts with familiar bite and grandfatherly wisdom, but on a topic not widely known to be his bailiwick. Read full article here: Patagonia Joins Food Revolution

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
For sale: Whatcom County estate that rocker once called home
Komo Staff

Want to live like a rock star? Here’s your chance. An estate of nearly 30 acres is for sale for $4.375 million near Lynden. There are eight bedrooms, 11.25 bathrooms and 14,796 square feet. Read full article here: For sale: Whatcom County estate that rocker once called home