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 […]

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Birch Bay Chamber aims for world record Subaru parade
Steve Guntli—The Northern Light

Randy Parten, the new president of the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce, has an unusual idea for how to put the seaside community on the map. Parten is spearheading a push to earn Birch Bay a place in the record books by orchestrating the world’s longest parade of Subarus. Read full article here: Birch Bay Chamber aims […]

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Ales and Trails: Hikes Near Beer in Whatcom County
Brandon Fralic—Whatcom Talk

What do hikers crave most after a long, strenuous outing? A hot meal and a cold drink. Most brewpubs provide both, making the nearest brewery a natural stop for post-hike beers. And fortunately for Whatcom County, there’s no shortage of peaks or pints in our backyard. Read full article here: Ales and Trails: Hikes Near Beer […]

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Sailing with the Schooner Zodiac and their Spring Lighthouse Tour
Debby Lee Jagerman-Dungan—Debby's Departures

I have a strong fascination for lighthouses and the people that cared for them, with their unique and romantic, sometimes tragic, lifestyle and history. It wasn’t until just recently that I had the opportunity to see some of these scenic lighthouses from the point of view of the sea. Read full article here: Sailing with the […]

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Pickford Film Center announces summer films for Rooftop Cinema at The Parkade 2016

  Pickford Film Center is excited to announce the return of Rooftop Cinema, the outdoor summer movie series hosted on top of the Parkade in downtown Bellingham. There will be three Friday Rooftop Cinema showings this summer: July 22, August 5 and August 19. Festivities on the rooftop of the Parkade begin at 7 p.m. […]

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
We’re still heading across the border, but not spending as much
Simon Druker—News 1130

BELLINGHAM (NEWS 1130) – Canadians are heading south for vacations, but they’re still not spending. Retail trade was up across Washington State in the fourth quarter of last year, except for Whatcom County. It actually dipped by 5.2 per cent during that period. Read full article here: We’re still heading across the border, but not spending as […]

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Mount Baker R&B Festival Announces Performers for July 28-31 Event

Bellingham’s Mount Baker R&B Festival has been a big success for the past two decades. This year’s festival will be hosted July 28-31, 2016 at the 180-acre Deming Logging Show, located on 3295 Cedarville Road in Bellingham. Featuring star-studded lineups, the Mount Baker R&B Festival was voted “Top Blues Festival in America” in 2013, setting […]

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Bellingham wins American Public Works Association “Project of the Year” Award

A project to reroute Squalicum Creek away from Sunset Pond in order to improve water quality and salmon habitat has earned the City of Bellingham the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Public Works Project of the Year Award. Squalicum Creek is habitat for Coho, Chum, Pink, Chinook and Steelhead (both listed under the Endangered Species […]

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with “Best of BAAY!” on June 18

The Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth celebrates its 10th anniversary with the “Best of BAAY!” on Saturday, June 18 at The Majestic at 1027 N Forest St in downtown Bellingham. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with a show from 7 to 9 p.m. Guests are encouraged to make donations at the door. Proceeds from […]

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Western Washington University Hosts Back2Bellingham, May 12-15

Western Washington University will host its 7th Annual Back2Bellingham reunion weekend for alumni, families, students, faculty, staff and the community May 12-15, 2016. “Back2Bellingham is a celebration of what makes our campus, and Bellingham in general, such a wonderful place to live and learn.  It’s also a showcase for Western’s distinctive approach to education, and […]

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Chuckanut Writers Conference early bird rate ends May 15 

Writers are encouraged to register for the Chuckanut Writers Conference by May 15, 2016 to secure the $239 early bird registration fee, a $40 discount on full-price registration. The student rate is $159. The sixth annual conference will take place Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25 at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA. This […]

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Where to Eat Pizza In Bellingham
Lauren Kramer

There are times you just want to sink your jaws into a hefty slice of pizza, feeling the rich cheesiness in your mouth and the satisfying comfort that comes with a decadent slice of good old Italian food. In Bellingham, there are options aplenty for unique, gourmet pizza, so before you reach for the usual […]

Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema announces summer 2016 line-up, starting June 25                        

Comedy, adventure and animated hits are all featured in the 2016 Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema schedule presented by Ben Kinney & Keller Williams Realty. The Saturday night series takes place on the Fairhaven Village Green in Bellingham. Now in its 17th season, the series kicks off on June 25, 2016 with locally filmed rom-com favorite, “10 […]

Sunday, May 1st, 2016
iDiOM Theater to Stage Final 48-Hour Theater Festival at its Cornwall Ave location May 6-7

The iDiOM Theater in Bellingham heads into the home stretch of its 2015-2016 season with an epic iteration of their signature 48-Hour Theater Festival, featuring two nights of world-premiere, one-act plays, all written and produced within 24 hours of the show. The iDiOM Theater’s 45th 48-hour film Festival will take place on May 6-7. Showtimes […]

Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Bellingham Fringe Series Presents “Music, Magic & Mayhem” at the Firehouse PAC, May 6-7

On The Precipice Productions (OTP) and Seattle’s Minion Productions will give a sneak peak for the Bellingham Fringe Series with “Music, Magic & Mayhem” on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center in Fairhaven on 1314 Harris Ave. Doors will open both nights at 7 p.m. The show […]

Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo Weekend at Chuckanut Brewery

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen at 601 W. Holly St, Bellingham is celebrating Cinco De Mayo with sabroso food specials and exclusive Cinco De Mayo brews. Chuckanut’s Mexican-style lager with a twist will be on tap starting May 5 and will available for pints and growler fills through the weekend until May 8. What makes Chuckanut […]

Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Aslan Brewing Announces 2-Year Anniversary Celebration and May Beer Events

Aslan Brewing Co. in Bellingham, WA promises 100 percent craft and organic beers. Listed below are Aslan’s beer releases and special events for May 2016 in Whatcom County. The brewery is located on 1330 N. Forest Street BEER RELEASES Early May: Barrel Aged Disco Lemonade Whole Foods Illmatic IPA Brew the Change Mid May: 2nd […]

Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Top Mother’s Day Activities in Bellingham
Annette Bagley

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8, 2016. Looking for a great gift ideas? Moms love to spend time with their families, so how about giving her a local experience? Here’s a list of great Mother’s Day Activities in Bellingham and Whatcom County. 1. Schooner Zodiac Mother’s Day Cruise, May 8. If Mom loves the water, […]

Friday, April 29th, 2016
Joyriders Women’s Mountain Biking Club Kicks Off in Bellingham, all skill levels welcome

The Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition’s Joyriders Club is a free, all-women’s mountain biking club in Bellingham, WA, for people who want to try out the sport, improve their skills and just have fun. The club caters to beginner, intermediate and expert riders. Led by IMBA ICP-certified guides, rides are offered twice a month on Thursdays […]

Friday, April 29th, 2016
San Juan Cruises Announces Arrival Of New Vessel “Chinook” For 2016 Season

San Juan Cruises has announced the arrival of a new addition to their fleet of vessels based in Bellingham, WA. The 72-foot vessel, “Chinook” arrived from Alaska on February 26, and is currently being prepared for the 2016 summer operating season. Purchased from Kenai Fjords Tours, the vessel will be used for multi-day group tours, […]

Thursday, April 28th, 2016
Pups and Peaks — 7 Dog Friendly Hikes to Enjoy in Whatcom County
Brandon Fralic—Whatcom Talk

It’s good to be a dog in Whatcom County. Not only do we have an abundance of off-leash parks, but our trail system is extensive and diverse. Winter or summer — rain or shine — we’ve got dog-accessible trails for every occasion. Read full article here: Pups and Peaks — 7 Dog Friendly Hikes to Enjoy […]

Thursday, April 28th, 2016
New brewery opens in Bellingham – Stones Throw Brewing
Kendall Jones—Seattle PI - Washington Beer Blog

After months of anticipation, Stones Throw Brewing recently opened for business, marking itself as Bellingham’s 10th brewery in operation. The name “Stones Throw” comes from the idea that its Larrabee Avenue location is the “closest pint to adventure.” Read full article here: New brewery opens in Bellingham – Stones Throw Brewing  

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
An American City Stranded at the Tip of a Canadian Peninsula
Atlas Obscura Contributor—Slate

The Convention of 1818 between Britain and America following the War of 1812 had a tough job to take on: determining the border between Canada and the United States. In an effort to avoid controversy and confusion caused by drawing the boundary based on watershed, the two countries agreed on a simpler solution: the 49th […]

Monday, April 25th, 2016
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Evolve Chocolate in Bellingham

Join Evolve Chocolate for a Mother’s Day weekend celebration featuring local art, live music, and chocolate confections in downtown Bellingham. Evolve Truffle’s “pop up” Chocolate Lounge at 1313 N. State Street will be open 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May […]

Monday, April 25th, 2016
Chuckanut Brewery Hosts May Day Spring Beer Dinner May 1

Join Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in downtown Bellingham, WA for an elegant evening of food and beer pairings inside the brewery on May 1, 2016. This special beer dinner features five gourmet dishes, each expertly paired with a Chuckanut beer that will be described by brewmaster Will Kemper. Tickets for the event, including food, beer, tax […]

Monday, April 25th, 2016
April 29 Concert Supports Inaugural Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival

The second fundraiser show for the first annual Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival will be held on April 29, 2016. Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham, is generously donating their beer garden for the event. Boundary Bay will be serving beer and selling BBQ in the beer garden that afternoon as well. Admission to the open mic […]

Monday, April 25th, 2016
Hidden Family Fun in Bellingham: Big Rock Garden

Tucked away on a hill above Lake Whatcom, Big Rock Garden is the perfect family activity to connect kids with nature and art. The 2.5-acre park is a peaceful sanctuary among the evergreens, lovingly landscaped, yet still wild with native plants, and sculptures are carefully sited to harmonize the art with its surroundings. My kids, […]

Monday, April 25th, 2016
Overflow Taps in Lynden is New Home for Craft Beer
Teresa Schmidt

Have you heard about the newest craft beer taphouse in Whatcom County? It has 11 taps, a fantastic selection of craft brews, plus ciders and wine, and a lively atmosphere, all presented in a restored building, with reclaimed wood on the fireplace, beautiful artwork on the walls and a creative bike rack out front. And surprise! It’s not in Bellingham! (But […]

Monday, April 25th, 2016
Bellingham Four Points Hotel Shares Bikes with Guests

Bellingham, WA is renowned as an ideal biking community. A local hotel now has bikes available for guests to borrow to see the city on two wheels rather than four. Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center is allowing registered guests to use rental bikes made available by The Kona Bike Shop, which […]

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
New Lynden restaurant comes with European flair
Dave Gallagher—The Bellingham Herald

For Liesa Scott, retirement means starting a new career running a restaurant. At the end of November Scott opened Gretchen’s Delight at 1901 Front St. in Lynden. The menu has plenty of German meals, but Scott has mixed in a variety of dishes that originated in other countries, including Hungary and Austria. Read full article here: New […]

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
Refreshing Environmental Success – Aslan Brewing Company
Jack Lamb—Washington Business

Aslan Brewing Company – Taking beer and building to a new, sustainable level, a craft brewer demonstrates how a time-honored cold beverage can take the edge off the climate. Read full article here: 

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
Teaching Cybersecurity
Brian Mittge—Washington Business

Bellingham is a West Coast hub of cybersecurity training, thanks to CyberWatch West and the computer information systems program headquartered at Whatcom Community College. Read full article here: 

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
Bellingham Airport Named Highest Rated Small Airport in US

Bellingham International Airport (BLI) in Bellingham, WA has been ranked 1st by customers in the United States for best customer service in the small hub airport category as compiled by Phoenix Marketing International’s Airport XP mobile insights platform, which allows travelers to share their experience at the 250 busiest U.S. airports. With a 93% favorability […]

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
The Most Underrated Place in Every State
Matt Meltzer—Thrillist.com

Every state in this country has something — be it a park, a museum, a mountain, hell, an entire freaking city — that’s downright fantastic but just doesn’t get the credit it’s due. Read full article here: The Most Underrated Place in Every State  

Monday, April 18th, 2016
Gospel Music Hall of Famer Bill Gaither performs Aug.18 at the Northwest Washington Fair

The Gaither Vocal Band, featuring Gospel Music Hall of Famer Bill Gaither, is returning to the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden for a performance on Aug. 18 Gaither is well known to thousands through the “Gaither Gospel Hour” and “Gaither Family Music Hour,” which has been airing on multiple television networks since the mid-1990s. Gaither […]

Monday, April 18th, 2016
Exhibition Featuring Site-specific Art Installations Opens June 5 at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building

In summer 2016, the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher building will feature an exhibition that will bring bright colors, texture and three-dimensional, site-specific artwork to the space. In the exhibition “Colorfast: Vivid Installations Make Their Mark,” guest-curated by Amy Chaloupka, artists Ashley V. Blalock (CA), Elizabeth Gahan (WA), Damien Gilley (OR) and Katy Stone (WA) respond to […]

Monday, April 18th, 2016
Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham presents “50’s Dance Party” featuring John Mueller on May 14

The Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA presents “50’s Dance Party” on the main stage, Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m.  This no-holds musical party is the re-creation of the final tour of Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. The only show endorsed by these stars’ estates, it features chart-toppers like “That’ll Be […]

Monday, April 18th, 2016
Whatcom Community College hosts “Voices of Islam” panel Apr. 28

A panel of Muslim students who attend Whatcom Community College (WCC) will share personal perspectives regarding their faith in “Voices of Islam” on Thursday, April 28 at the WCC’s Syre Auditorium from 5:30-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided. Panel members represent Iran, Egypt, Turkey, Indonesia, […]

Monday, April 18th, 2016
WWU Students Honored by Society of Professional Journalists  

Students from Western Washington University were honored with seven Region 10 Mark of Excellence Awards by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), announced on April 13. Western students won for their work at three of Western’s student-produced publications: The Western Front, Klipsun magazine, and The Planet. The MOE Awards honor the best of collegiate journalism […]

Monday, April 18th, 2016
Fairhaven’s Dan Harris Challenge Paddle Race on Bellingham Bay
Todd Elsworth

On Sunday, April 24, 2016 rowers, pullers and paddlers from around the region will be gathering at the start line off of Bellingham’s Boulevard Park for the 12th Annual Dan Harris Challenge. The race is held in conjunction with Fairhaven’s Dirty Dan Harris Festival. Dan Harris Challenge photos courtesy of Dale McKinnon. Out in front […]

Monday, April 18th, 2016
Salmon Story Pole at Bellingham Airport is a Work of Art
Lauren Kramer

Next time you’re at Bellingham International Airport, don’t miss an opportunity to peek at “It’s Mine,” the new horizontal Coast Salish Story Pole located a stone’s throw from Halibut Henry’s, just next to the window. The pole was dedicated at a standing-room-only ceremony at the airport on Mar. 11, 2016, with more than a hundred […]