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 […]

Monday, January 23rd, 2017
Join Whatcom County’s Vibrant Poetry Scene
Lorraine Wilde

Bellingham and the surrounding Whatcom County communities are home to an incredibly supportive arts community. We host authors, painters, photographers, sculptors, as well as stage, dance, and film production companies to name just a few. Poetry as an art form is no exception. Our vibrant community of accomplished and aspiring poets create an incredible array of […]

Friday, January 20th, 2017
3 Tips for Eagle Watching with the Family
Hilary Parker

“I see four, five – no, six!” shouted my excited troupe of five kids as soon as we got out of the car near the Welcome Bridge along the Nooksack River, just off the Mt. Baker Highway, northeast of Bellingham. In our sites were the bald eagles gathered around the Nooksack to feed on the […]

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Exhibition of Mexican and Chicana/o Artwork Explores History, Community-building and Cultural Citizenship

The Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA is pleased to present “Images of Resilience: Chicana/o Art and its Mexican Roots” at the Lightcatcher building, opening Feb. 4 and showing through May 28, 2017. This exhibition, curated by Executive Director Patricia Leach, explores the development of Chicana/o art, from its beginnings in Mexican art of the early […]

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Galloway’s Cocktail Bar Brings Cozy, Friendly Atmosphere to Fairhaven

The cozy confines of Galloway’s Cocktail Bar opened Dec. 28 at 1200 10th St., Suite 102, in Bellingham’s Fairhaven district. Both Galloway’s and the adjacent 22-room Fairhaven Village Inn are owned by Gene and Connie Shannon. They named the bar after an Iowa couple who were frequent guests of Fairhaven Village Inn, became friends of […]

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Bring Your Light to the Library Special Event Jan. 20

Join the Bellingham Public Library for a free, family-friendly event featuring music and sing-alongs, stories, crafts and more, planned for 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 20. The Central Library will stay open later than usual for this special Friday evening event. The library welcomes musicians Geof Morgan and special guests, sing-alongs with Helen and Richard Scholtz, […]

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
New Performance-Based Statewide Tourism Marketing Program Ready for Legislators

Washington would no longer be the only state in the nation without a statewide tourism marketing program under legislation introduced in both the state House and Senate this week. The legislation would create an industry-led Tourism Marketing Authority and provide performance-based industry funding mechanisms without additional taxes. Both HB1123 and SB 5251 (the same legislation […]

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Chuckanut Brewery Taps Doppelbock

Doppelbock is a beer rarely brewed in America but Chuckanut Brewery has brewed their rendition of this traditional German lager and aged it over 90 days at very cold temperatures. Chuckanut’s new Doppelbock will be tapped at both Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham and the new Chuckanut South Nut Tap Room at the Port […]

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Ivy heart of Downtown Waterfront is Getting a Makeover

A whimsical piece of urban art will be getting a makeover as progress continues on Bellingham’s downtown waterfront redevelopment project.  A patch of ivy vines growing on the side of the Granary Building trimmed into the shape of a heart has become a popular photo spot, but now stands in the way of improvements necessary […]

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
iDiOM Theater presents UBU ROI by Alfred Jarry Feb. 20 to Mar. 11, 2017

Bellingham’s favorite live theater, iDiOM, will join the national Bad Hombres and Nasty Women’s Theatre Resistance Movement in performing the scatalogical political satire, UBU ROI, with an Opening Reception on Presidents’ Day, February 20, 2017. The production will continue for three weekends at the Sylvia Center for the Arts Studio Theater, with performances at 7:30 p.m. iDiOM’s production […]

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
DeLille Cellars Vintner Dinner at Semiahmoo Resort Feb. 10, 2017

Join Semiahmoo Resort on Friday, February 10,2017 in celebrating the outstanding DeLille Cellars with a Vintner Dinner showcasing a variety of vintages paired with Chef Bruno Feldeisen’s 5-course dinner, for $125 per person. Guests will immerse their senses in the taste of winter with dishes featuring citrus, chanterelles and root vegetables. The reception will be […]

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Chuckanut Brewery Tours at Bellingham, Burlington Locations

Are you curious about how Chuckanut Brewery generates the most exquisite tasting beer day in and day out? You, your friends and family will have the opportunity to see for yourself with the opportunity to tour both Chuckanut Brewery locations – the new Chuckanut Brewery in Skagit County and Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham. […]

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Appel Farms Expands Artisan Cheese Production in Ferndale, WA

Ferndale-based Appel Farms moved its cheese operations in December to a new 12,800-square-foot production and cold-storage facility on the farm, positioning it for future growth while increasing the farm’s efficiency and food security. “We can grow a tremendous amount without running out of room,” said John Appel, who runs the cheese production operations while his […]

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
February 2017 Events at Vartanyan Estate Winery

Vartanyan Estate Winery in Bellingham, WA presents the following wine tasting events for February 2017. February 11-12 Saturday-Sunday: Valentine’s Glintwein and Chocolate Ganache Glintweins, made by Patty for Thanksgiving were so loved that we were asked to make them again. Patty will make two different glintweins for you to choose your cup from: Red Glintweins […]

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Elevation: The Art of Cascadia Feb. 2-25, 2017

The multi-media exhibition Elevation: The Art of Cascadia returns to Bellingham in February 2017 at venues scattered through downtown and Fairhaven. This community-wide celebration of nature-inspired art, which had a wildly successful debut in 2016, features exhibitions, performances, workshops and the Recreation Northwest Expo. Elevation highlights include: Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 pm: Cascadia Dreams, […]

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Official Dates Announced for 2017 Bellingham SeaFeast

The second annual Bellingham SeaFeast will be held Sept. 22-23, 2017 in downtown Bellingham and at Squalicum Harbor.  The inaugural SeaFeast in 2016, themed “Eat, Play, Explore…and Eat Some More,” attracted more than 6,000, and the organizers say they anticipate topping that with possible expansion of sites and attractions in 2017. Following last year’s blueprint, […]

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
New Winter Menu Served from Pierside Kitchen’s Hearth at Semiahmoo Resort

Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, & Spa, Washington State’s iconic seaside resort on the pristine shores of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor located just 90 minutes north of Seattle, is cozying up to winter with a warming winter menu straight from Pierside Kitchen’s hearth. “The cooler months are the perfect opportunity to indulge in rich, slow cooked […]

Monday, January 16th, 2017
Just Start Something: Jack Lamb, CEO of Aslan Brewing Co.
Justin Gillebo—The Gillebo Collective

Just Start Something features men and women who took the initiative to start a new venture.  This feature is of Jack Lamb, CEO and owner of Aslan Brewing Co. in Bellingham, Washington. Read full story here. 

Monday, January 16th, 2017
5 Ways to Stay Warm and Active in Bellingham this Winter
Lorraine Wilde

The Pacific Northwest is not famous for its winter weather. But Bellingham (and Whatcom County) locals know the secret to enjoying all the amazing indoor activities our area has to offer throughout the season. You too can make the winter shine by taking advantage of some of the entertaining activities below that make our area great, […]

Monday, January 16th, 2017
Seeking Cross-Country Ski Solitude in the Shadow of Mount Shuksan
Todd Elsworth

Our cross-country ski adventure (near Mt. Baker in northwestern Washington State) started from the Shuksan Picnic Area just off the Mt. Baker Highway (SR 542) a quick 12.5 miles past the US Forest Service’s Glacier Public Service Center at milepost exit 46.6 for Hannegan Pass Road. Headlamps were helpful in the dawn’s early light to […]

Friday, January 13th, 2017
Photography exhibition marking 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina travels to the Whatcom Museum

The Historic New Orleans Collection marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with the release of the book and exhibition, The Katrina Decade: Images of an Altered City. Traveling to the Whatcom Museum, courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection, this photo exhibition features the haunting black-and-white images of New Orleans-based photographer David G. Spielman. […]

Sunday, January 8th, 2017
Skiing the Cascades in Oregon, Washington and California
John Gottberg Anderson—For The Bend Bulletin

Alpine skiing was introduced to the Pacific Northwest in the late 19th century, not too many decades after the modern sport emerged in Norway. It began to boom after luxurious Sun Valley, built in Idaho by the Union Pacific Railroad, installed the first chairlift (based on tropical banana hoists) in December 1936. Read full story […]

Friday, January 6th, 2017
Deep-freeze ending with more mountain snow to delight skiers and snowboarders
Mark Yuasa—The Seattle Times

The extended bitter cold temperatures are finally coming to an end, and more mountain snow – possibly a lot of it – is expected to cover the icy slopes heading into next week. Light snow showers are forecast for the mountains to begin late Friday and into Saturday with a slight bump of the freezing […]

Monday, January 2nd, 2017
Pickett House a Historical Treasure in Bellingham
Lauren Kramer

One of Bellingham’s finest historical treasures is the George E. Pickett House, Washington State’s oldest documented wooden structure on its original site. This small, unobtrusive little house stands on Peabody Hill, with lawyers’ offices next door and a view of the ocean peeking between the buildings below. Like any house, the G.E. Pickett home has […]

Friday, December 30th, 2016
January Programs and Exhibits at Whatcom Museum

January Programs and Exhibitions at the Whatcom Museum PROGRAMS History of Big Ships with Steve Mayo Museum Advocates Thursday, January 12, 11:30am Coffee, Noon Program; Free Old City Hall | 121 Prospect Street Pacific Northwest artist Steve Mayo will talk about his paintings of historical ships and the role of big ships in the discovery […]

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
Poppe’s 360 Neighborhood Pub closing with fantastic celebration New Year’s Eve

Poppe’s 360 Neighborhood Pub will close for good after a fantastic New Year’s Eve celebration at Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center. The evening of Dec. 31 will feature music from DJ Ryan-I beginning at 9 p.m. and a champagne toast at midnight to welcome in 2017. Four Points Bellingham is offering an […]

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
What’s New at NW Snow Resorts?
Kris Parfit—NW Snow Guide

There’s an abundance of upgrades, more terrain, new lodges and lifts at Northwest now resorts. So grab your friends, gear and guide to find out which mountains are the best to play on this winter. Read full feature article here: What’s new at NW Snow Resorts

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
Airings…Voices of Our Youth at WWU

“Airings…voices of our youth” is a dance/theatre piece created by Kuntz and Company that explores the pressures young people face in the formative years of Middle and High School. In the Fall of 2016 Airings enjoyed sold out performances at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center as well as performances in several Whatcom County Schools. This special WWU performance will include light refreshments (FREE […]

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
2017 Ski to Sea Update

  Whatcom Events is pleased to announce that registration for the 44th Annual Ski to Sea Race will open January 2nd, 2017.  The big race is Sunday May 28th, 2017.  Teams that register and are paid in full prior to January 14th will receive a Ski to Sea pint glass for each member of the […]

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
Enjoy Independent Film All Year Long with Pickford Film Center

Bellingham’s Pickford Film Center (PFC) has been the place for independent film since it opened with a single small screen (now called PFC’s Limelight) in 1998. Since then this non-profit organization has focused on providing the community with the highest quality movie-going experience possible at an affordable price, while working to foster arts education and visual literacy. Through […]

Friday, December 16th, 2016
Winter Wonderland: Event trucks in snow from Mount Baker
Marilyn Napier—

Although the snow Skagit County residents saw earlier this week had long since melted, a snow playground could be seen in the Cascade Mall parking lot on Saturday. The six, 12-yard loads of snow trucked in from Mount Baker is part of Burlington’s newest event, a winter wonderland aimed to give kids the ultimate winter […]

Friday, December 16th, 2016
4 Bellingham Beers Inspired by Northwest Washington
Brandon Fralic

Boundary Bay. Chuckanut. Kulshan. North Fork. It’s no coincidence that nearly half of Whatcom County’s breweries take their names from nearby mountains and waterways. From Mount Baker to the Salish Sea, Bellingham’s natural beauty inspires arts and crafts of every kind — including craft beers. After all, beer is mostly made up of water — […]

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Moderate to heavy snowfall will create epic early ski and riding conditions at Cascade ski resorts
Mark Yuasa—The Seattle Times

After viewing the impending snow forecasts for the Cascades slopes, skiers and riders could find themselves waist deep in powder or in some cases up to their shoulders. And we’re not talking about the concrete heavy and wet snow you typically see in the Pacific Northwest, but the light and fluffy stuff more common at […]

Monday, December 12th, 2016
Winter Solstice Concert at Firehouse Performing Arts Center

Celebrate the winter solstice with traditional and original tunes, songs and poetry, performed by Stanley Greenthal & SeaMuse at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center in Bellingham, WA on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Celtic and Balkan tunes & seasonal songs and poems, strings plucked & bowed, clarinet & drums will fire up the longest nights of the year. […]

Monday, December 12th, 2016
Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival, Feb 16-25

The Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival (BHRFF), now in its 17th year, is a 10 day film festival of powerful, thought-provoking films on the rights of people and earth. The primary goal of the festival is to present the community with free films that will raise awareness of some of the critical human rights issues […]

Monday, December 12th, 2016
WWU’s Sanford-Hill Piano Series Hosts Spencer Myer Feb. 17

Western Washington University’s Sanford-Hill Piano Series presents internationally-acclaimed pianist Spencer Myer for the second of three concerts in the 2016-17 lineup at 7:30 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 17 in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Myer will perform Haydn, Ravel, Chopin, and Bolcom in the 640-seat hall on the Steinway dedicated to series co-founder and […]

Monday, December 12th, 2016
Toast the New Year with Semiahmoo Resort

Send a fond farewell to 2016 and say hello to 2017 with Semiahmoo Resort’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. Local bands The Atlantics and The Replayzments will play in the ballroom and Packers Oyster Bar. Pierside Kitchen will serve up a crafted dinner on New Year’s Eve, and then on New Year’s Day they will be […]

Monday, December 12th, 2016
Kids, or Kids at Heart, Will Love Christmastime in Fairhaven Village, Bellingham
Hilary Parker

I can think of little else so magical as celebrating Christmastime in Bellingham’s Fairhaven Village. The trees are illuminated with tiny white lights and evergreen wreaths deck the street lamps. The windows are filled with cheerful holiday displays, and everyone offers a smile or a hello. And there is Christmas magic afoot in Fairhaven sure […]

Monday, December 12th, 2016
Being a Beginner at Mt. Baker Ski Area
Todd Elsworth

We all have to start somewhere. Fortunately, beginners are welcomed at the Mt. Baker Ski Area and have plenty of options for an introduction to the joys found on the slopes. Their Best for Beginners program is designed with the Greens in mind. Green=Easiest. Mt. Baker Ski Area’s Best for Beginners program is for kids […]

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 […]