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, August 27th, 2015
Bellingham Traverse limits participants for Sept. 19 relay

To reduce impact on local trails and parks, Recreation Northwest announced that registration for the upcoming Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse will be limited to 600 participants. The Bellingham Traverse – a multi-sport event celebrating the life cycle of wild salmon – takes place Sept. 19, 2015 in Bellingham, WA. This fun and welcoming relay race is […]

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Two-person play “QED: The Richard Feynman Story” at the Mount Baker Theatre, Nov. 6-8

Bellingham actor and director Christopher Key will play Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman in the play “QED: The Richard Feynman Story,” playing at the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham from Nov. 6-8. The piece aims to capture Feynman’s captivating wit and wisdom. One of the twentieth century’s great physicists, Feynman was also one of its […]

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
Mt. Baker Trails Association sponsors meeting with Whatcom County Council to discuss Bay-to-Baker trail Sept. 9, 2015

David Kahley, president and CEO of The Progress Fund, will be addressing the Whatcom County Council on Sept. 9, 2015, with a presentation on how and why the proposed Bay to Baker Trail would be an economic success in Whatcom County. The presentation will touch on what investments and infrastructure would complement the environment and […]

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
Bellingham chosen to represent Pacific Northwest region of the 5Point Film Festival, event on Oct. 16-17

The 5Point Film Festival will launch its Pacific Northwest regional festival in Bellingham, WA, on Oct. 16 and 17, 2015, at the Mount Baker Theater and various city locations. The two-day event celebrates art, community and short adventure films and features premier screenings, filmmaker talks and live performances. The festival offers a “film concert” experience, […]

Monday, August 24th, 2015
Whatcom Museum September 2015 Schedule of Events

Listed below are the upcoming events for September 2015 at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham. Time, date, descriptions and price are included. Sept. 10-13, 19-20, 24-26, noon to 5 p.m. Honoring First Nations Noon to 5 p.m. Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect Street $5 Admission to all Museum buildings We highlight our Northwest Coast First […]

Monday, August 24th, 2015
Bellingham Public Library September 2015 Events

Events hosted at the Bellingham Public Library for September 2015 are listed below. Scheduling will adjust from summer hours to fall hours and note ages for activities. Labor Day, Sept. 7: All locations of the Bellingham Public Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day. Summer schedule ends, Sunday […]

Monday, August 24th, 2015
In Search of Unique Jewelry in Fairhaven
Teresa Schmidt

Shopping in the Historic Fairhaven District of Bellingham is the perfect activity for a sunny summer afternoon—or anytime of year, for that matter. I always head there when I need a special gift for a friend (and sometimes that friend is me!).  What I love the most is that the shops and galleries of Fairhaven […]

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
Bellingham Tap Takeovers, a Prelude to Beer Week
Kendall Jones—Seattle PI

Bellingham Beer Week runs from September 11 thru 21 with events celebrating the city’s vibrant and growing craft beer culture. As a prelude to beer week, there will be two Bellingham Tap Takeover events, one in Vancouver, BC and the other in Seattle. Read full article here: Bellingham Tap Takeovers, a Prelude to Beer Week

Thursday, August 20th, 2015
Whatcom County 2015 Juried Art Series opens “Mystic Mountains” on Sept. 4 at Allied Arts

Whatcom County’s 2015 Juried Art Series at Allied Arts continues in September with “Mystic Mountains,” featuring pieces showcasing the outdoors by Tore Ofteness, Kenni Merritt, John D’Onofrio and Stephen Malshuk. The opening reception will be held on Sept. 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Allied Arts Gallery. At 7 p.m. there will […]

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
Village Books Schedule of Events September 2015

Village books announces the following schedule for Sept. 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 for the most complete information about our author events. Store hours are Mon.-Thurs. from10 […]

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
Volunteers Share Information and Fun at Bellingham-Whatcom County Tourism
Laura Rogers—Whatcom Talk

Non-profit Bellingham-Whatcom County Tourism is our local visitor resource center and an overflowing wealth of information for folks who are new to the area. There is so much to share about our amazing county. From the mountains to the sea and all of the fun in between, Whatcom County is an incredible place. It’s obvious […]

Monday, August 17th, 2015
Whatcom Museum to host “Unhinged: Book Art on the Cutting Edge” exhibit Sept. 27 to Jan. 3

The Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building in Bellingham, WA will open the “Book Art on the Cutting Edge” exhibit on Sept. 27, 2015, showing pieces that focus on the limitless potential of books for artistic inspiration. The exhibit highlights recent directions in book art through the diverse work of 60 prominent artists from across the U.S., […]

Monday, August 17th, 2015
First Hoppingham Hops and Harvest Festival celebrates Bellingham Craft Beer Culture, Sept. 19

In an effort to draw more attention to North Bellingham and introduce more tourists to Whatcom County businesses, the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced its newest major event: Hoppingham: A Hops and Harvest Festival. Hoppingham will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Bellis Fair Mall […]

Monday, August 17th, 2015
Highly ranked pros competing in Lynden PRCA Rodeo Aug. 18-19, 2015

Some of the top professional cowboys and cowgirls in the country will compete in the 11th annual Lynden PRCA Rodeo on Aug. 18-19 during the Northwest Washington Fair. Nine of the top 20 cowboys in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will compete in the Lynden PRCA Rodeo. These nine athletes have taken home thousands of […]

Monday, August 17th, 2015
See the Sights around Squalicum Creek Park in Bellingham
Todd Elsworth

The grass is starting to fill in at the new Squalicum Creek Park in North Bellingham, though the signs politely ask to “Keep Off the Grass”. This park has become the secret hot spot for people from the nearby Bellingham Neighborhoods of Birchwood & Columbia. I’ve talked with Southsiders who were excited to have made […]

Monday, August 17th, 2015
New Collection of Doris Burn Artwork and Manuscripts Donated to Western Washington University

Western Libraries at Western Washington University has received a new collection of materials from noted children’s author and illustrator Doris Burn. A long-time resident of the San Juan Islands, Doris (Wernstedt) Burn authored and illustrated the 1965 classic “Andrew Henry’s Meadow,” which won the Washington Governor’s Art Award. Burn also wrote “The Summerfolk” and “The […]

Monday, August 17th, 2015
What’s Summer Without Birch Bay Waterslides?
Hilary Parker

When the summer sun shines, all thoughts turn to playing in and on the water. Unique to Whatcom County, the Birch Bay Waterslides is a sure bet for a fun, water-based activity. The park caters to all ages: from a kiddie pool and slide for those ages 8 and younger to a hot tub where […]

Monday, August 17th, 2015
Surprise! Find Crafty Cocktails at Bellingham’s La Fiamma Pizza Restaurant
Teresa Schmidt

If you’re like me, you think of La Fiamma when you want a wood-fire pizza with creative toppings like figs, curry-roasted veggies, pulled pork and smoked salmon. Or on nice days, when you want to eat and drink outside in downtown Bellingham (Fiamma has a large deck with HEATERS). Or, when you want a frosty […]

Monday, August 17th, 2015
9th Annual Compete for a Cause Cribbage Tournament Sept. 12 at Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center and Boundary Bay Brewery invites community members of all ages to register for the 9th Annual Compete for a Cause Cribbage Tournament, Sat., Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the new Boundary Bay Brewing Facility. Proceeds will go toward supporting programs at the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center in Bellingham. Aside from […]

Monday, August 17th, 2015
Free Run with the Chums Race in BP Highlands Sept. 19, 2015

Run with the Chums is a fun and free event for all ages as part of Whatcom Water Weeks. On Sept. 19, guests can run or walk on a scenic loop through the BP highlands near Birch Bay and learn more about watershed health while getting healthy exercise. The route explores forested trails, showcases coastal views and […]

Sunday, August 16th, 2015
Historic WWII Bomber B-17G “Sentimental Journey” displayed and hosting flights at the Bellingham International Airport Aug. 16-20

The Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona (CAF) is flying their B-17G WWII Bomber, “Sentimental Journey” into Bellingham, WA, on Aug. 16, 2015 and the aircraft will be on display at the Bellingham International Airport until Aug. 20.  The Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona is a non-profit flying museum staffed by volunteers, sending their aircrafts on […]

Sunday, August 16th, 2015
Ben Franklin LIVE at SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention Oct. 16 and 17, 2015

The SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention in Bellingham, WA,  proudly presents “Ben Franklin LIVE,” an intimate visit with the Father of Electricity as portrayed by internationally acclaimed actor and Franklin scholar, Christopher Lowell, featuring two performances on Fri., Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. and on Sat., Oct, 17 at 1 p.m. Lowell is a passionate […]

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
Northwest fresh: Take a hike, stop at a farm
Christy Karras—The Seattle Times

Hiking season and summer harvest peak at the same time, so here are some ideas for pairing the two in Western Washington. Anyone who’s bitten into a juicy, fresh-plucked tomato or an ear of corn so sweet that it didn’t require a lick of butter can appreciate the value of a roadside farm stand. Read full […]

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
Nooksack Nation canoe journey
Wayne Diaz—The Northern Light

Members of the Nooksack Nation gathered in Birch Bay State Park on July 30 for an overnight stay before departing on a journey by canoe. More than 20 canoes shipped out from the park early on July 31, bound for their first stop on Lummi Island. The six-day canoe journey took the nation from Birch Bay […]

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
5Point Film on the Road movie event celebrates Bellingham’s outdoor community, Aug. 30

The 5Point Film on the road, featuring 12 short films about the outdoors, will return to Bellingham for the third time on Aug. 30. The 1300 block of Bay Street in Bellingham will transform into an outdoor-adventure block party and film festival. The block party begins at 5 p.m. and the film program begins at […]

Monday, August 10th, 2015
Bellingham High School string quartet will perform with Abbey Road in Beatles tribute musical at the Mount Baker Theatre Oct. 23

The Bellingham High School string quartet will perform five songs with the cast of “In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles” at Mount Baker Theatre on Oct. 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Appropriate for all ages, “In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles” is a nationally touring musical biography […]

Monday, August 10th, 2015
Bellingham’s Lakeway Inn welcomes four new sales team members to complement inn renovations

To support extensive renovations of the Best Western Lakeway Inn & Conference Center, Lisa Berg, Brian Smith, Kaylyn Stewart and Steven Schneider have joined the inn’s sales team. The new hires have backgrounds in management, event planning and catering. Lisa Berg, a life-long Lynden resident, has been appointed as sales manager. Berg, who has five […]

Monday, August 10th, 2015
Bellingham’s little pocket of beer nirvana
Jeremy—Craft Beer Vancouver

The last time I went to Bellingham, I only managed to grab some easy-to-find beers that, while delicious, were still not that hard to find up here.  After returning home I heard about the Bellingham Tap Trail and vowed that I’d follow it the next time I was in town. See full article here: Bellingham’s little pocket […]

Monday, August 10th, 2015
10 amazing places in Washington that are a photo taking paradise
Nikki Cleveland—Only in Your State

You can snap an awesome picture practically anywhere in Washington since our Evergreen beauty surrounds us everywhere we go… but if you’re looking to capture some breathtaking photos to frame forever, here are 10 gorgeous places around the state where you’ve got to take your camera. Read full article here: 10 amazing places in Washington […]

Monday, August 10th, 2015
Most people don’t know these 15 small towns in Washington have amazing restaurants
Nikki Cleveland—Only in Your State

In the northwestern corner of our state by the Canadian border you’ll discover Blaine, home to about 5,000 people who are all lucky enough to regularly enjoy some of the local restaurants like the Little Red Caboose Cafe, Paso Del Norte, and Jack Niemann’s Steak House, in addition to others. Read full article here: 15 […]

Monday, August 10th, 2015
Making Observations through the Eyes of a Visitor
Loni Rahm

Which is easier? Knowing that company is coming? Or opening the door to find an unexpected guest on your front porch? When I know in advance, I can scurry around in a frenzy of cleaning and shopping to make sure my home is tidy and welcoming. For the record, our house is well-lived in (dogs, […]

Monday, August 10th, 2015
Bellingham’s Music Stores Hit All the Right Notes
Teresa Schmidt

Bellingham and Whatcom County are filled with musical talent. Live performances happen pretty much every day, from classical to punk, at venues ranging from concert halls to private living rooms. So, it makes sense that we are rich in music stores, too, where you can buy or rent an instrument, take a lesson or just play something new for fun. […]

Friday, August 7th, 2015
Upper Beach residents climbing Mount Baker in Washington State in their journey to make the most of their lives
Joanna Lavoie—Inside Toronto

Upper Beach residents Karen Simpson and Jeff Bauer strongly believe life shouldn’t be measured by the amount of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away. Up until just more than four years ago, the couple, who have lived near Main and Gerrard streets for the last 11 years, were literally and […]

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
Cowlitz tribe celebrates start of intertribal canoe journey
Kelly Moyer—The Reflector

VANCOUVER – Ask a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s canoe family what the tribe’s annual Canoe Journey means to them and you’ll hear one thing repeated time and again: “It’s a spiritual journey.” Read full article here: Cowlitz tribe celebrates start of intertribal canoe journey

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
Seattle author and photographer Paul Bannick offers new pre-lecture tour of “The Owl & the Woodpecker” exhibition at the Whatcom Museum

Paul Bannick, creator of “The Owl and the Woodpecker” exhibition, is offering a lecture tour of his collection on Tues., Aug. 11 in Old City Hall at 6 p.m. This national touring exhibition, launched by the Burke Museum in 2010, is over twice the size and much more extensive than his statewide touring exhibition, which […]

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
Ferndale Street Festival Aug. 28 and 29 features car show, kids events, food and drink vendors and live music

The Ferndale Chamber of Commerce will hold the 12th Annual Ferndale Street Festival on Aug. 28 and 29 from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m and 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m, respectively. The festival is sponsored by the Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa. This free, community-oriented event is held in historic downtown Ferndale and features a […]

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center offers co-parenting communication workshop in Bellingham Sept. 19

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center received a grant from the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services to offer a co-parenting communication workshop in Bellingham on Sat., Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost of the training is $10 and pre-registration is required. This course is designed to help divorced, separated, […]

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Offers Understanding Conflict Workshops Sept. 16 and 23 in Bellingham, scholarships available

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) is offering two, 6-hour Understanding Conflict Workshops on Wed. Sept. 16 and 23 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center in Bellingham. This interactive workshop is designed to develop participants’ awareness of their own approach to conflict. The sessions are designed to increase conflict […]

Monday, August 3rd, 2015
Scotty Browns in Bellingham: Pretty Patio and Magical Menu
Lauren Kramer

If you’re looking for a great restaurant patio for some outdoor dining in Bellingham, head straight to Barkley Village and Scotty Browns Restaurant, Lounge & Social House. This business has the patio recipe down pat: comfortable seating, large pots of greenery, plenty of shade, outdoor heaters and a gas fireplace for extra warmth when needed […]

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 […]