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 […]

Saturday, April 18th, 2015
Schooner Zodiac to Host New Teen Sailing Program for Summer 2015

The historic tall ship Schooner Zodiac, based in Bellingham, is announcing a teen focused sailing cruise throughout the San Juan Islands in the summer of 2015. The Youth Sailing Adventure is a 3-day 2-night cruise that will take place from July 6 to 8 and depart from ship’s dock at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. The […]

Saturday, April 18th, 2015
WWU Professor Melissa Rice to Speak About Mapping Mars April 28 in Wilson Library

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Geology Melissa Rice will give a talk entitled “Mapping Mars – Our Evolving Vision of the Red Planet” from 4-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 in the Map Collection in Wilson Library 170. This event is free and open to the public. Rice will discuss the mapping, science and […]

Saturday, April 18th, 2015
Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers at Mount Baker Theatre July 21

The Mount Baker Theatre is thrilled to announce a performance by Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers on Tuesday, July 21 at 7:30pm Almost three decades after launching one of contemporary music’s most diverse careers, Bruce Hornsby still makes joyful noise by tapping into a variety of genres, including pop, jazz, bluegrass, country, and modern classical. […]

Friday, April 17th, 2015
Get Set for WWU’s Back2Bellingham Weekend May 15-17, 2015

Western Washington University will host its 6th Annual Back2Bellingham reunion weekend for alumni, families, students, faculty, staff and the community May 15-17, on campus. “The enthusiasm about Back2Bellingham from Western alumni, students and families just keeps building every year, and we’re so glad that community members are joining in as well,” said Western President Bruce […]

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Spring Across the Border
Sandra Thomas—Vancouver Courier

Bellingham – BUY Cross the line mid-morning to enjoy a lunch of local splendours at the Bellingham Farmers’ Market. Saturdays now through December, between 10a.m. and 3p.m., the Depot Market Square plays host to local farmers, bakers, artisans and chefs: a fine substitue for your customary trip to Trader Joe’s. Read Full Article here:

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
New Home2Suites by Hilton Hotel in Bellingham invites public to Grand Opening Thurs April 16, 4 to 7:30 pm

Designed for modern business travelers and extended-stay guests, the new Home2 Suites by Hilton Bellingham Airport is located at 805 Home Lane, just off Northwest Avenue and a couple blocks south of West Bakerview Road in Bellingham, WA. The grand opening for the 105-suite hotel will take place on Thursday, April 16, with appetizers, refreshments […]

Monday, April 13th, 2015
Mount Baker Theatre Announces 2015-2016 Rep Series

The Mount Baker Theatre’s 2015 Rep Series will include Summer, Winter, and the new Autumn Rep performances, all to take place in the MBT’s Walton Theatre. Summer Rep 2015 will be performed from July 14 through August 9. Tickets are $25 plus applicable fees. Shows will include: The Last Romance by Joe Dipietro A crush […]

Monday, April 13th, 2015
Ready to Run, Ride and Swim: Races for Kids and Families in Bellingham
Hilary Parker

  Now that we’re fully in spring mode, with longer, warmer days enticing us to play outside longer, many “big people” are in training for Ski to Sea, other adventure races, 5ks, marathons, triathlons and whatever other “ons” happen to involve being active outdoors. Grown ups aren’t the only ones who can participate in these […]

Monday, April 13th, 2015
Shopping in Barkley Village, Bellingham
Teresa Schmidt

Barkley Village is a residential and commercial urban village within Bellingham, located just a few miles north of the city center. Residents of Barkley’s many apartments and condos enjoy close-by medical offices, financial institutions, personal services, a grocery store, IMAX movie theater and library, as well as some fun retail stores. Today, I’ll give you the Insider scoop on three […]

Friday, April 10th, 2015
Celtic Music at Mount Baker Theatre May 9

Visions of Cape Breton and Beyond: A Celtic Family Celebration starring Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy will be featured at the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA on Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m. Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy have created a new show to bring their fans the next chapter in their musical and […]

Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Mount Baker Theatre presents Cinco de Mayo Fiesta featuring The Mariachi Divas

Tuesday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m., the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham will host Northwest Washington’s 2015 Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, complete with margaritas and the Mariachi Divas. Founded in 1999, the Mariachi Divas have made big waves on the national and international music scene. The 2013 Grammy Award-winners are a unique, all-female multicultural ensemble […]

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
20th Annual MOUNT BAKER R&B FESTIVAL, July 31 – Aug. 2, 2015

The Mount Baker R&B Festival incorporates roots, rock, pure blues and even a touch of rockabilly and jazz to represent the blues at the Deming Log Show Fairgrounds, 3295 Cedarville Road, Bellingham, WA (off the Mount Baker Highway). A recipient of the national Blues Foundation’s “Keepin’ the Blues Alive” award, the Mount Baker R&B Festival […]

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
Bellingham to host statewide Main Street conference in May

Downtown Bellingham, WA has been chosen to host the fifth annual RevitalizeWA 2015 Preservation and Main Street Conference May 6-8. Supported by the Downtown Bellingham Partnership in conjunction with the City of Bellingham and many other local partners, the conference is a two-and-a-half day event held in a different location each year, bringing together national, […]

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
Whatcom County offers so much more than malls
Sandra Thomas—Vancouver Courier

While Portland, Ore., has gained what can almost be considered a cult following, its closer cousin Bellingham, Wash. is enjoying a resurgence of its own thanks to a growing craft beer, food and culture scene. Read Full Article here: Whatcom County offers so much more than malls

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
Chuckanut Brewery Spring Beer Dinner April 26

Tickets are on sale now for the Spring Beer Dinner at Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen in Bellingham on Sunday, April 26. Seats are limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance either at the brewery or over the phone. All tickets are non-refundable, but transferable for this “Keep It Local” beer dinner inside Chuckanut’s brewery at […]

Monday, April 6th, 2015
Washington: Whatcom County
jpatdodds—Every County

Whatcom County (pop. 201,140) is north of Skagit County and south of British Columbia. Its name was derived from a Native American word meaning “noisy water.” Whatcom County produces about 75 percent of the nation’s commercial raspberries. Read Full Article Here: Washington: Whatcom County

Monday, April 6th, 2015
Return to the Black Cat in Fairhaven for Drinks With a View
Teresa Schmidt

The Black Cat, or Le Chat Noir, depending on how French you’re feeling, has long been a cozy spot for a drink in Bellingham. Since 1987, it’s inhabited a primo spot in the heart of the Fairhaven historic district, on the third floor of the beautiful Sycamore Building. Climb a few flights of stairs and you’re rewarded with a […]

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
Ski to Sea annual relay race goes on without ski events
Associated Press—Komonews.com

There’s been so little snow in the Cascade Mountains that organizers of the annual Ski to Sea race have been forced to drop two skiing events. Organizers said Wednesday Whatcom County’s annual relay race from Mount Baker to Bellingham Bay will still go on, just without the cross-country skiing and downhill skiing events. Read Full […]

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
La Cantina Restaurant Delivers Large Portions and Latin American Inspiration in Ferndale

If you’re looking for a hearty, inexpensive lunch or dinner near Bellingham, WA, look no further than The Cantina at Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa. The Mexican and Latin American-inspired restaurant is sequestered in a corner of the casino, with seating for 66 beneath elegant pendant lights that extend from the ceiling. One wall features […]

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
WWU Spring World Issues Forum Speaker Events, Wednesdays April 8 to May 27

  Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies has announced the upcoming spring schedule for its World Issues Forum, with subjects ranging from border patrol to civil disobedience and climate change. The following forums are free and open to the public, and are from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in Haggard Hall 253, […]

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Fairhaven’s Own Dirty Dan Harris Festival
Annette Bagley—Southside Living

Put on your 1800s garb, or come as you are, to the Village Green on Sunday, April 26, for the annual celebration of Fairhaven’s “unscrubbed” community founder, Dirty Dan Harris. Read Full Article here:

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
WWU to Open New Downtown Bellingham Office

Western Washington University will open a new downtown office on June 19 in Bellingham’s historic Herald Building, a move that will better connect the university with the downtown, alumni and the entire local community. “There’s a saying that communities take care of universities that take care of communities. The distinctive character, values and relationships that the […]

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
Landing on your feet at Larrabee State Park

Getting to Larrabee State Park, just south of Bellingham, is half the fun. From Bellingham city limits, your choices are to either ride your bike, run or walk on the pedestrian friendly Interurban Trail or take the road, known as Chuckanut Drive. Once you arrive, you can choose to go up or down from this […]

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
Get Ready for Spring Gardening at Joe’s Gardens in Bellingham

Get ready for a riot of color when you approach the entrance to Joe’s Gardens, a Bellingham landmark farm, produce stand and garden center that first opened in 1933. Joe’s Gardens offers a huge variety of high quality vegetable starts, herbs, flowers, bedding plants and basket stuffers. And the service can only be described as […]

Friday, March 20th, 2015
B-52s to Perform at Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham June 29, 2015

The Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA presents the B-52s on Monday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. It is well known that the B-52s are the world’s greatest party band. Thirty-eight years and over twenty million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why they remain one of rock music’s most […]