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, July 30th, 2015
What’s New at BelleWood Acres? Friday Fish Fry, Farm Tunes and Old Fashioneds!
Teresa Schmidt

BelleWood Acres near Lynden is a hopping spot year round, with activities centered around the farm calendar—apples, pears, cider and pumpkins in the fall, apple blossoms in the spring and weddings galore in the summer. Luckily, the offerings from BelleWood’s on-site distillery are always in season, so we who enjoy high quality gin, vodka, liqueurs and cocktails can […]

Thursday, July 30th, 2015
“Eat Local Month” returns in September featuring Fall Farm Tour on Sept. 12

Bellingham’s “Eat Local Month,” an annual event coordinated by Sustainable Connection’s Food & Farming Program, returns this September highlighting local foods, farmers and fishers. With the help of local businesses, farms and restaurants, “Eat Local Month” features cooking classes, a food trek, movies, cruises, special dinners, a farm tour and more. To recognize food produced […]

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Celebrate food, art and the outdoors at the Taste of Kulshan, Aug. 29-30

The Taste of Kulshan – an event dedicated to food, art, music, history and great outdoors – will be celebrated at various locations throughout Mount Baker’s northern foothills region the weekend of Aug. 29 to 30. The event was titled to honor the regional indigenous peoples name for Mount Baker, “Kulshan.” Guests arriving by bike, […]

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
WTA offers free rides during Free Fare Week, Aug. 16-22

WTA will provide free rides on all buses from Sun., Aug. 16 through Sat., Aug. 22, 2015. For riders headed to the Northwest Washington Fair Aug. 17-22, WTA is also offering a special 10 p.m. bus departing at a stop across the street from the fairgrounds between Bank of the Pacific and Umpqua Bank.  It will […]

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Whatcom Museum seeks new docents to lead exhibition tours this fall

The Whatcom Museum in Bellingham is looking for new docents to lead tours of exhibitions, beginning this fall. Docents are volunteer educators and ambassadors for the museum, leading 50-minute tours for museum visitors in the Lightcatcher galleries. Docents research and develop informative, interactive tours to engage adult audiences in a conversation about the art on […]

Monday, July 27th, 2015
Singer/Song-writer Contest at Bellingham Best Western Plus Lakeway Inn Aug. 4 to Sept. 8

Prizes totaling more than $2,000 in value will be awarded to the top performer in a Singer/Song-writer Contest starting Aug. 4 in Bellingham. Each musician must prepare a set including three songs. Brian Hillman will judge the entries based on performance, lyrics, originality and crowd vote. Each Tuesday through Sept. 1, two will two song-writers […]

Monday, July 27th, 2015
The Gates are Open to Bellingham’s New Waterfront Trail

You can start from the Hotel Bellwether and take the new Waterfront Trail to wind around the old Georgia-Pacific ASB (Aeration Stabilization Basin) Pond for great views of Bellingham Bay and the islands on the horizon to the south. The route provides an accessible trail from Bellwether Way to the ASB breakwater with hidden beach […]

Monday, July 27th, 2015
Forte Chocolates and Fresco Chocolate will host Chocolate Discoveries seminars July 30, Aug. 27 and Sept. 17 in Bellingham

Join the owner and master chocolatier of Forte Chocolates, Karen Neugebauer, and bean to bar chocolate maker of Fresco Chocolate, Rob Anderson, for a three session Chocolate Discoveries event. Each 2-hour session covers different aspects of what it takes to create chocolate from bean to bar. Participants will also taste chocolates from around the world. […]

Monday, July 27th, 2015
Birch Bay Music Festival Aug. 14-16

Raise money for animals in need and youth music programs in Whatcom County at the Birch Bay Music Festival in Birch Bay Aug. 14 to 16. Festivities include live music by 16 bands, more than 50 food and merchandise vendors, a children’s train ride, beer and wine garden and a raffle drawing for a hand-crafted […]

Monday, July 27th, 2015
Back-to-School Clothes Shopping in Fairhaven and Downtown Bellingham
Teresa Schmidt

The calendar still says “July,” but since Bellingham schools are starting early this year (August 26!) it’s not too early to start shopping for back-to-school duds for the young ones. And besides, my sources tell me it’s the perfect time to catch some sizzlin’ sales on summer things—and we all know there’s plenty of summer to go here in […]

Monday, July 27th, 2015
City of Bellingham Accepting 2016 Tourism Promotion Grant Applications

The City of Bellingham, WA is now accepting applications for the 2016 tourism promotion grant program. This program is designed to fund the marketing and promotion of projects or events that bring tourists to Bellingham. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday September 11, 2015. The grant is a competitive process and applications are […]

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
Free outdoor showing of “Up” at Pioneer Park Aug. 7

The Ferndale Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the City of Ferndale and the Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, will be showing Pixar’s “Up” in Pioneer Park on August 7.  Gates open at 8 p.m. and the movie will start at dusk. Guests can enjoy balloons, outdoor movies and free hot dogs. Ferndale Flicks in […]

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Ferndale Welcomes Visitors to New Chamber Offices in Renovated Pioneer Pavilion

The Ferndale Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Chamber, along with the Ferndale Visitors Information Center, has moved to the newly renovated Pioneer Pavilion Community Center. An open house is scheduled on Aug. 6 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting at 4 p.m. The new location on 2007 Cherry Street […]

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
WWU Named a ‘2015 Great College to Work for’ by the Chronicle of Higher Education

Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results, released in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,500 faculty and staff at […]

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Reykjavik Art Museum Director takes helm at Western Gallery in Sept. 2015

Hafþór Yngvason, director of the Reykjavik Art Museum in Iceland has been named the director of Western Washington University’s Western Gallery and Public Art Collection in Bellingham, WA. Yngvason was attracted to the position because of Western’s acclaimed Public Sculpture Collection, featuring 36 outdoor and indoor sculptures created by internationally-known artists. Previous director Sarah Clark-Langager […]

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Tickets to Craig Ferguson at The Mount Baker Theatre now on sale

Scottish comedian Craig Ferguson will be performing at the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA on Thurs., December 17 at 7:30 p.m. Ferguson has enjoyed a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses film, television, and the stage. Ferguson is perhaps best known as host of CBS’s “The Late, Late Show” from 2005 – 2014. During […]

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Bellingham or Bust: A food-centric road trip to Edison, Fairhaven and Bellingham
Allison Scheff—Seattle Weekly

With its sweet, small-town vibe, bayside breezes and some of the best brews in the state (as well as food finds that, in themselves, justify the trip), a weekend in Bellingham just might become an annual affair. Read full article here:

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Bellingham: More than just a mall
Benjamin Yong—Darpan Travel

For two unique and fun character neighborhoods only an hour’s drive from Metro Vancouver, Fairhaven and downtown Bellingham in Washington state’s Whatcom County might be the Pacific Northwest’s best kept secret. To many living in southern B.C., the mention of Bellingham mostly conjures up images of Bellis Fair Mall, Costco, or Trader Joes. But in reality, […]

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
Evolve Chocolate Truffles debuts new Pink Salmon flavor

Evolve Chocolate Truffles presents its Pink Salmon chocolate, featuring ingredients from Lummi Island Wild and BroVo Spirits, highlighting the subtle and unexpected flavors of reef-net caught salmon and locally foraged Douglas Fir liquor. The Pink Salmon truffle nods toward Native American, First Nation and Pacific Northwest heritages. “We are very excited to create a truffle […]

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
Commercial Street Night Market seeking vendor applications for fall

Sustainable Connections is now accepting vendor applications for the Commercial Street Night Markets, held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Friday night from Sept. 4 to Oct. 2, 2015 in downtown Bellingham’s Commercial Street Plaza. Over 20 local craftspeople, artists, entertainers and food vendors will sell at the markets. In addition to shopping, attendees […]

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
Free activities summer and fall 2015 at Heather Meadows Visitor Center on Mt. Baker Highway

Free ranger-led programs at Heather Meadows with guest speakers and will be offered this summer and fall. Listed below are the upcoming speakers and activities for visitors and event descriptions. Attractions: Heather Meadows Visitor Center:  June 13-September 20, 2015. Open daily, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Come visit the Heather Meadows Visitor Center, hosting exhibits on […]

Monday, July 20th, 2015
Whatcom Transit Authority offers Free Fare Days in support of Whatcom Project Homeless Connect

The Whatcom Transit Authority will offer free rides on all buses to destinations in Whatcom County on Thurs., July 23 and Fri., July 24. Free fare days are being offered in support of Bellingham Whatcom Project Homeless Connect. PHC is intended to provide homeless people throughout Whatcom County with medical screening and care, vision screening, dental […]

Monday, July 20th, 2015
Northwest Washington Chef’s Collaborative will host outdoor Farm-to-Table brunch Aug. 30

Sustainable Connections and the Northwest Washington Chefs Collaborative present their first Field-to-Flame Brunch on Aug. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guests will participate in a 7-course fundraiser featuring seven local chefs and over a dozen local farmers at Boxx Weddings in Ferndale, WA. In addition to a gourmet local brunch, attendees can enjoy […]

Monday, July 20th, 2015
Cool Down with a Frosty Drink on Honey Moon’s New Patio in Bellingham
Teresa Schmidt

Good news, outdoor drinking fans! Honey Moon, Bellingham’s Alley District meadery/cidery and all-around hot spot, has a cool new patio setup. I spotted it while riding my bike down the alley last week, and decided I just had to take a closer look. Plus, I had heard tales of a frosty adult beverage being served up […]

Sunday, July 19th, 2015
The ‘phallic’ clam America sells to China
James Morgan—BBC News, Washington DC

It’s not the most beautiful dinner to look at and it has a very odd name… but in China the geoduck is an expensive delicacy, so on North America’s Pacific coast the race is on to farm them and cash in. Read full article here: The ‘phallic’ clam America sells to China

Thursday, July 16th, 2015
Farm-to-Fork dinner held by BelleWood Acres and Semiahmoo Resort and Spa July 27

On Mon., July 27, chef of Semiahmoo Resort & Spa Eric Truglas and BelleWood Acres Distillers Jesse Parker and John Belisle invite the public to a collaborative farm to fork dinner from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aside from the multi-course dinner, the event will feature live music, handcrafted cocktails and wine options. The menu […]

Thursday, July 16th, 2015
Bellingham’s Girls Rock Camp will perform at The Green Frog July 18

Twenty-one girls ages 8 to 15 and 15 part-time volunteers from Girls Rock Camp Bellingham have logged in over 40 hours of music practice at Make.Shift Art Space this week in preparation for a live performance at The Green Frog on Saturday, July 18. The performance starts at 3 p.m. and will last about an […]

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
8 Reasons to Move to Bellingham
Raven Petty—Livability

Moving to Bellingham, WA, offers opportunities to enjoy abundant attractions and entertainment, year-round recreation, and access to major metros, allowing residents to live in a smaller city (pop. 80,000) with big-city amenities. Bellingham sits only 90 miles north of Seattle, 21 miles south from the Canadian border and 52 miles south of Vancouver, B.C. The city’s location […]

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
Village Books Schedule of Events August 2015

Village Books announces the following schedule for August 2015. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and take place in the Readings Gallery at Village Books, 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA, 98225. Changes, additions and cancellations do occur. Please visit www.villagebooks.com for the most complete information about our author events. Summer store hours at Village […]

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
Appel Farms represented in Washington Convention Center photography exhibit

  A photo taken by Ruth Appel at Appel Farms in Ferndale, Washington, is currently featured in the Washington State Convention Center’s special exhibit, “Harvest: The Bounty of Washington” from July 10 through Dec. 2015. After being displayed in Seattle, the show will travel to the Spokane Convention Center and the Three Rivers Convention Center […]

Monday, July 13th, 2015
Bellingham’s Spark Museum Free Event July 14 with Space and Science Experts to Celebrate NASA’s Close Encounter with Pluto

The Spark Museum of Electrical Invention in Bellingham, WA will host a free event on Tuesday, July 14th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm to celebrate NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft during its historic, closest-ever approach to the dwarf-planet Pluto. The public is invited to the event, Pluto Revealed. Come and share video and discussion at the exciting […]

Monday, July 13th, 2015
Bellingham’s Future Waterfront Tours begin July 16 on San Juan Cruises

San Juan Cruises offers four tours this summer that give local residents a chance to learn about the future of Bellingham’s waterfront. Each cruise features on board discussions about the current status of the city from representatives of the Port of Bellingham and the City of Bellingham and details about redevelopment plans. Topics include the […]

Monday, July 13th, 2015
Drayton Harbor Days August 1 and 2 in Blaine

Drayton Harbor Days will be held from Aug. 1 and 2, 2015 at the Blaine Harbor Boating Center in Blaine, WA. The two-day event features all-ages activities, exhibits, Historic Plover Ferry rides and attractions for families. The 5k Run to the Border will begin on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 8:30 a.m., hosted by the Let’s […]

Monday, July 13th, 2015
Experience authentic Windjammer racing aboard the Schooner Zodiac

The Bellingham-based tall ship, the Schooner Zodiac, is offering two multi-day windjammer racing cruises for the 2015 sailing season. Both cruises are four nights and five days long. The first cruise is the Captain Reynaud’s International Schooner Race (CRISR), which will be held from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 in the San Juan Islands. The […]

Monday, July 13th, 2015
Put the Bellingham Bells on your summer bucket list

Summer. We often associate it with swimming, road trips, lemonade stands and the beach. My summer bucket list includes baseball, and here in Bellingham we have the Bellingham Bells to make summer complete. As a smaller city, we are lucky to have a local baseball club, so we don’t have to drive to Seattle or […]

Monday, July 13th, 2015
Summer Hiking in Mt Baker Wilderness to Hannegan Pass and Peak
Todd Elsworth

I spent the night at Silver Fir Campground on the Mount Baker Highway to enjoy the sound of the North Fork of the Nooksack River flowing by as I comfortably laid in my tent. The campground is 12 miles past Glacier and offers an excellent base camp for exploring the Mount Baker Wilderness. There are […]

Monday, July 13th, 2015
Exploring Shops In Beautiful Waterfront Blaine, WA
Teresa Schmidt

Blaine, Washington is the northernmost city in Whatcom County, situated on Drayton Harbor and along the U.S.-Canadian border. In the past, it was known for its lumber port, salmon canneries and shingle mills. Those industries are are all gone now, but the region’s seafaring history remains alive as dozens of fishing boats dock at the harbor. I strolled along the […]

Friday, July 10th, 2015
The United States of Beer
Dan Kopf—Priceonomics.com

The American beer industry is alive and well. The number of breweries is increasing across the country, and with this has come incredible geographic variety in the beers people drink. Depending on where you are in the country, certain local and national beers are much more likely to be on the menu than others. Read […]

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
Bellingham hosts Seahawks Tour at Lakeway Inn July 11

For the third year in a row, in recognition of the tremendous Whatcom County based fan following, Bellingham has been chosen as a stop on the Seahawks annual 12-tour. On Saturday, July 11, 2015, Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism and the Best Western Lakeway Inn will collaboratively host a Seattle Seahawks 12th Man event with Seahawks […]

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
Clamoring for Calmer, Cheaper, Greener Pastures, Fed-up Seattleites Are Moving to Bellingham
Ellis E. Conklin—Seattle Weekly

On a brilliant, sun-dazzled morning, Fairhaven, a compact and charmingly quirky Bellingham neighborhood, is coming to life. Everything looks fresh and clean, as if newly painted: the air, the buttery light, and the deep blue bay waters just a few sloping blocks away, where a ferry is being readied to haul backpack-toting travelers to Alaska. […]