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 […]

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
Library Board appoints new Director for Bellingham Public Library

The Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Nancy Kerr to the position of Library Director for the Bellingham Public Library. She will begin January 4, 2017. Library Board of Trustees Chairman J. Gordon said Nancy Kerr is an energetic, enthusiastic professional library director with wide-ranging experiences at public libraries in the […]

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
Sleigh-bells ring at Bellewood Acres

Holiday spirits flow at BelleWood Acres with seasonal shopping and activities!  Weekends on the farm, located at 6140 Guide Meridian, will be full of festive fun to celebrate the season and provide guests with a unique shopping and entertainment experience.  BelleWood Country Café, Farm Store and BelleWood Distillery’s tasting room open daily 8:00-5:00 p.m. Destination […]

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
Outdoor Gear Rentals and Services in Whatcom County
Annette Bagley

Ready to get onto the snow, but need to rent some gear before heading up to Mt. Baker? Bellingham has several options available. Here is a list to get you started. AMERICAN ALPINE INSTITUTE EQUIPMENT SHOP 1513 12th Street Bellingham, Washington 360-671-1570 (Hours: Monday to Friday 10-6) RENTALS Snowsports  Skis Splitboards Boots Skins Poles Snowshoes […]

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
ABCDance Unveils New Space and New Dance Class Schedule

ABCDance in Bellingham, WA is excited to have finished its new dance studio at 1844 N State St. The space features 840 sq ft of custom designed sprung maple wood floors, perfect for all forms of dance. Sprung floors absorb shock while dancing for optimum performance and safety. ABCDance is proud to offer a wide […]

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
P.E.T.S. Program Provides Therapy Dogs at Bellingham Airport

Whatcom Therapy Dogs has partnered with the Bellingham International Airport to provide a new stress-relieving program: Pups Easing Traveler Stress, or PETS, in the commercial air terminal. Registered therapy dog teams will be in the terminal on a weekly basis to provide passengers and staff with a furry, stress reducing experience. PETS teams will be […]

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Restaurants open in Bellingham and Whatcom County on Christmas Day
Annette

Looking for a great meal for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Here are some delicious options available throughout Whatcom County. Most require reservations, so be sure to call ahead. Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pwky., Blaine, WA, 360-318-2000 Christmas Eve 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Pierside Kitchen, prix fixe menu. The dinner is $49 per […]

Monday, December 5th, 2016
Sweet Treats to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth: Bellingham Dessert Shops
Lauren Kramer

It happens to the best of us: that sugary craving takes a hold and won’t let us go until we’ve found something rich, decadent and utterly delicious in which to sink our teeth. There are degrees of delicious, of course, so next time you’re in the vise-like grip of a sweet obsession, check out these […]

Monday, December 5th, 2016
Be a Kid at Any Age with Bellingham Circus Guild
Lorraine Wilde

I only got to go to the circus a couple of times as a child, but each visit was magical. I remember every minute spent in the warm, glowing lights, the constant wonder and giggling, and each unexpected new experience. Whatcom County is fortunate to have the Bellingham Circus Guild, a small group of tight-knit circus arts […]

Monday, November 21st, 2016
The 2nd Annual Community Cider is Ready at Honey Moon in Bellingham

Honey Moon Mead & Cider is pleased to announce the release of its 2016 Bellingham Extra CiderHead, the delicious result of a community-focused project that captures the essence of Bellingham in a bottle. Now in its second year, this unique and uniquely local hard cider blend is made from apples grown all over our fair […]

Monday, November 21st, 2016
Chuckanut Brewery in Belligham Taps Special Lagers for the Holidays

It’s not often that a small craft brewery can say they have Marzen Lager and Baltic Porter for the holidays. But November is a lucky time to be drinking some great Chuckanut beers with these two special craft lagers on tap in the Pacific NW. Both beers are malty, drinkable beers with distinct features highlighting […]

Monday, November 21st, 2016
Mischievous Magician Performs for Holiday family Event at Mount Baker Theatre Dec. 10

Mount Baker Theatre presents Mostly Magic with John Walton: A Holiday Tradition, Dec. 10 for three all-ages showings.  Set in the intimate Walton Theatre, this magician show will delight kids and adults alike at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. Bring the whole family to this affordable, enchanting live presentation with a little trickery, […]

Monday, November 21st, 2016
Holiday Port Festival Brings Free Activities, Gingerbread Contest and Performances to Bellingham Cruise Terminal

On Dec 2-4, 2016, The Port of Bellingham celebrates another year of the Holiday Port Festival at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal with performances by over 35 local bands, orchestras, choirs and performance groups and includes more than 700 performers. The festival includes visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, art activities for kids, horse and wagon […]

Monday, November 21st, 2016
Western Washington University Offering New International Youth Program in Summer 2017

Western Washington University’s Extended Education Youth Programs is offering a new program, the Summer English Adventure Camp, in summer 2017. The program, which is focused towards international high school students aged 14 to 17, will allow students to immerse themselves in American culture as they increase their English fluency and explore the Pacific Northwest. The […]

Monday, November 21st, 2016
Winter Art Camps at BAAY!

This winter break, BAAY is offering two new and exciting 3-day visual art camps. On Dec. 19-21, Natalia Robinson will lead a camp called Fantastical Felt Hats for ages 8-17.Students will learn the process of felting, hat design, and basic millinery. Every child will end the camp with their very own handmade felt hat. On Dec.  28-30, […]

Monday, November 21st, 2016
Grow Your Food Business at the 2017 Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting Feb. 21, 2017

The Farm-to-Table Trade Meeting is one of the leading food and farming businesses conferences held in Northwest WA, generating approximately $500,000 in new business to business sales each year. The Trade Meeting fosters direct connections between regional farmers, fishermen, food artisans, restaurants, grocers, and all others interested in sourcing local ingredients or selling local food. […]

Monday, November 21st, 2016
Mayor’s Arts Awards nominations accepted until end of year

The Bellingham Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 38th annual Mayor’s Arts Awards from now until December 31, 2016. The Arts Commission annually accepts nominations for Mayor’s Arts Awards to honor Bellingham citizens who have significantly contributed to the arts in our community.  Accomplishments by individual artists, businesses, benefactors, organizations, arts educators, arts supporters, […]

Monday, November 21st, 2016
WCLS and WTA kick-off “Read and Ride” bus campaign

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) and Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) is co-promoting a “Read and Ride” bus campaign to encourage people to ride the bus and download WCLS’s free digital resources. WCLS Executive Director, Christine Perkins, said, “Throughout Whatcom County, we have some incredible public services that can improve the quality of life for local […]

Monday, November 21st, 2016
A Fun Fall Hike through Chuckanut Creek and Falls

From the North Chuckanut Mountain trailhead parking lot, just off Chuckanut Drive, we were looking for a short hike under the cover of the forest canopy of Chuckanut Mountain Park. Rain was in the forecast, but we had to get out there for some fresh air. We followed the sign pointing to the Chuckanut Trails, […]

Monday, November 21st, 2016
Kickstart Christmas at Bellingham Theatre Guild
Lorraine Wilde

Whatcom County is fortunate to have a variety of performing arts theaters. The iDiOM, now at Sylvia Center for the Arts, presents avant-garde, irreverent original works while Mount Baker Theatre brings touring shows from around the world to our doorstep. Bellingham Theatre Guild (BTG), a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization, serves our community by deftly filling the void […]

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
Pieces of the Puzzle
Lucas Reilly—Free Hub Magazine

Embracing the Mountain Bike Movement in Bellingham, WA For a town whose laid-back demeanor earned it the nickname “City of Subdued Excitement,” Bellingham, WA can’t seem to keep it’s mountain bike scene low key—it’s no best-kept secret. Half an hour shy of the Canadian border and not far from the celebrated tech on Vancouver’s North […]

Monday, November 14th, 2016
Holiday Cheer: 12 Bellingham Beers to Savor this Winter
Brandon Fralic

Ready or not, the holiday season is nearly upon us. In Bellingham, the changing seasons mean turning to the great indoors for entertainment, while simultaneously layering up our ugly sweaters and rainproof jackets for any and all advances into the elements. Gone are the dog days of summer. And when it comes to enjoying local […]

Monday, November 14th, 2016
Train Enthusiast? You Need to Visit the Bellingham Railway Museum with Your Kids
Hilary Parker

Tucked in to an unassuming storefront on Commercial St. in downtown Bellingham, train enthusiasts will be thrilled to discover the Bellingham Railway Museum. The Railway Museum has been around since 2003 and is entirely volunteer-run. The good folks at the museum are a dedicated bunch who enthusiastically bring the history of railroading to life. I […]

Monday, November 14th, 2016
Lynden’s Overflow Taps is about Craft Beer – and Clean Water
Lauren Kramer

There are lots of cool tap houses in Washington State, but most of them are all about beer – not water. Overflow Taps in Lynden, WA is as much about water as it is about good beer. Clean water, that is – in developing countries. The business that opened in February 2016 in the historic […]

Friday, November 11th, 2016
Irish Tenors to grace Mount Baker Theatre in celebrated holiday performance, Dec 14

Mount Baker Theatre presents The Irish Tenors: We Three Kings, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.  In this one-night engagement the famed trio will be performing songs from their top-selling Christmas album of the same name, as well as singing sweeping standards to the accompaniment of a full live orchestra. Regarded as the godfathers of Irish […]

Friday, November 11th, 2016
Guitarist Eli Schille-Hudson, Bellingham High School Graduate, to Give Welcome Home Concert, Jan. 7, 2017

Eli Schille-Hudson a Bellingham High School graduate, now a guitarist  studying at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will be the featured artist at the Bellingham Festival of Music’s 7th annual Welcome Home Concert, Jan. 7, 2017 at  7:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave. The public is invited […]

Thursday, November 10th, 2016
Blaine Holiday Harbor Lights and Obstacle Dash Dec. 3

Sail into the season in the seaside town of Blaine, WA for holiday festivities to delight the whole family on Saturday, Dec. 3. Downtown Blaine will light up with a holiday celebration that includes a Christmas arts and crafts bazaar, a library book sale, the Holiday Lights Obstacle Dash, the tree lighting with caroling, a visit […]

Thursday, November 10th, 2016
Lynden PRCA Rodeo sets donation record, gives $46,050 to PeaceHealth Cancer Center

The Lynden PRCA Rodeo, presented by the Northwest Washington Fair, recently donated $46,050 to the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center in Bellingham for breast cancer patient care and research. The contribution is the most ever raised through the rodeo’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign. Contestants, volunteers and spectators in the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, conducted […]

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
Mamma Mia! Walks Down the Aisle of the Mount Baker Theatre Dec. 18

Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA Sunday, December 18.  This one-day engagement includes two showings:  3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Mamma Mia! is one of the most successful musicals of all time, the eighth-longest running show […]

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert Dec. 4

The 2016 Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert Repertoire features something for everyone to enjoy on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. “This year we are excited to have a mix of old and new in our repertoire, blending many different holiday traditions,” says Ramona Abbott, WSO Interim Director. “We’re bringing back the choral music we […]

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
Pippi Longstocking at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth Dec. 2 – 11

Pippi Longstocking is the high-spirited, warm-hearted incarnation of every child’s dream of freedom and power. Dressed in strange clothes and living with her horse and pet monkey, she possesses supernatural strength and untold wealth. And now the rollicking adventures that put her at odds with the demands of life in a small town fill the […]

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Holiday Inn & Suites – Bellingham Hires Two Positions

Holiday Inn & Suites-Bellingham, an IHG property slated to open in January 2017 is pleased to announce the addition of two new leaders to its management team – Juli Wavada, Assistant Director of Food & Beverage and MegAnne Offredi, Catering & Sales Manager. The announcement was made by Ragan Humphrey, General Manager. “Holiday Inn & […]

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel Hires Leslie Spurrier as sales manager

Leslie Spurrier, who has more than 10 years of experience in event planning and the hospitality industry, has returned to the Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center as a sales manager. Spurrier serves clients seeking a first-class property to conduct meetings, seminars, conferences and trade shows, as well as the meals and […]

Monday, November 7th, 2016
Western WA Univ Now Offering Full Tuition Waiver Program for Some Veterans

Beginning this fall, Western Washington University is offering full tuition waivers for students who are veterans that have exhausted their GI Bill benefits. The GI Bill normally covers about four years’ worth of tuition. However, some programs might take longer, and remedial courses may take students more time to complete. In addition, transfer students may […]

Monday, November 7th, 2016
Growing Veterans Auction and Locavore Dinner at Semiahmoo Resort Nov. 11

Semiahmoo Resort’s Chef Bruno Feldeisen joins together with non-profit Growing Veterans to host an auction and dinner fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 11, featuring food grown by military veterans, with preparations from guest chefs Roy Breiman and Patrick Glennon. The reception will feature spot prawn and honey skewers, mushroom and goat cheese tartlets, and Thai chicken […]

Monday, November 7th, 2016
Todd Donovan of WWU to Discuss ‘The 2016 Presidential Election and the Donald Trump Effect on American Politics’

Western Washington University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences will host Todd Donovan, professor of the Political Science Department, for his talk titled “The 2016 Presidential Election and Donald Trump’s Effect on American Politics,” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St., Bellingham. The event is free […]

Monday, November 7th, 2016
Fall Hike Exploring Schrieber’s Meadow on the South Side of Mount Baker
Todd Elsworth

Before the snow starts falling, my daughter and I wanted to get out for a fall hike. We set our sights on Schrieber’s Meadow on the south side of Mount Baker. My ulterior motive was to do a bit of scouting for my return to the Park Butte Lookout! After a quick lunch in the […]

Monday, November 7th, 2016
Bellingham’s New Sylvia Center for the Arts
Lorraine Wilde

Bellingham is very fortunate to be the chosen home of many talented musicians and artists and that includes a variety of theatre and dance performers. A new performance space is recently up and running in Bellingham’s downtown arts district, Sylvia Center for the Arts. The need for the space was identified as long ago as […]

Monday, November 7th, 2016
Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Bellingham and Whatcom County
Annette Bagley

Although many local businesses close for Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24, 2016), the following is a list of restaurants open for Thanksgiving Dinner in Bellingham and Whatcom County, along with hours, prices and locations. Most offer special menus or buffet dinners featuring traditional turkey and all the trimmings, to allow you a relaxing meal. Call ahead […]

Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Wine or beer? Room for both at new Bellingham brewery
Dave Gallagher—Bellingham Herald

Can wine and beer enthusiasts coexist in the same room? Bill Kimmerly will soon find out. Kimmerly, who owns Masquerade Wine Co., is moving into a bigger space at 3950 Hammer Drive, which is scheduled to open Nov. 17. It will have a 1,000-square-foot tasting room, a 500-square-foot room for private events and dinners, and […]

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Sculptor’s Society of British Columbia: Clay, Wood, Stone and Beyond Exhibition in Bellingham

Sculpture Northwest Gallery is delighted to welcome The Sculptors’ Society of British Columbia to Bellingham for a special exhibition through December 17, 2016.  Clay, Wood, Stone and Beyond, features eleven artists with differing art practices, united through sculpture.  Feast your eyes on a wide range of contemporary sculpture from the bizarre to the exquisite, from the […]