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, 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 […]

Friday, March 20th, 2015
UB40 brings Red, Red Wine to Bellingham this Fall

The Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham,WA presents UB40 on Friday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. Iconic UK reggae/pop ensemble UB40 feat Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue have confirmed their first extensive North American tour in eight years. The band’s principle songwriter and venerable vocalist Ali Campbell, will be joined by exceedingly talented percussionist/trumpeter/vocalist Astro […]

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
Chuckanut Brewery Taps Unusual Baltic Porter

It’s not often Chuckanut Brewery makes their Baltic Porter but this year their unusual Baltic Porter will be tapped in the bar at 601 W. Holly St., Bellingham on April 3 at 5:30 p.m. This is a rich lager beer, even though the name is Porter (an ale). The inspiration for the Baltic Porter comes […]

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
Salish Sea Road Race Series features Bellingham Bay Marathon

The Bellingham Bay Marathon (“BBM”) has partnered with the Whidbey Island Marathon (“WIM”) and the North Olympic Discovery Marathon (“NODM”) to form the Salish Sea Road Race Series. Individuals who register for any of these three events are now automatically eligible for discounts on the other two, and there are two official series options for […]

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
Barbershop Harmony Society Show of Champions March 28 at Bellingham High School

The Mount Baker Toppers, the Bellingham Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, is announcing the a cappella event of the spring, the “Show of Champions” at Bellingham High School on Saturday evening, March 28, 2015, at 7:00 pm (changed – previously was scheduled at 6:30 pm).   Participating will be the winning quartets and choruses from […]

Monday, March 16th, 2015
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Uisce Irish Pub in Bellingham
Teresa Schmidt

Uisce Irish Pub brought a wee bit of Ireland to Bellingham when it opened on March 17, 2006, and happy crowds have been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day there ever since. Where else can you find a properly poured Guinness Stout, along with Smithwick’s Irish Ale, Harp Lager, and local, regional and imported craft brews (none of […]

Monday, March 16th, 2015
Jump, spring and bounce your way to family fitness at the Trampoline Zone
Hilary Parker

Driving home after a visit to the Trampoline Zone, I asked the three kids in my backseat for their review of this new family activity center in Bellingham. “Awesome.” “Fun.” “Sweaty.” I think this is a pretty accurate appraisal. With a half-dozen different activities – from trampolines to an obstacle course – families can jump, […]

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
3 getaways for this weekend, from Blaine bird fest to Chelan pooch parade
Brain J. Cantwell—The Seattle Times

Is your worst frenemy from college in town this weekend? Need a last-minute reason to get out of the city? Here are three ideas to get you on the road: 1. Walk the bays and beaches of border country, take a nature cruise on a historic ferry and learn about migratory birds that flock the […]

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
Bellingham’s KAPOW Design Competition Reveals Winners at Public Event March 25

The top ten KAPOW finalists will present their ideas for how to revitalize downtown Bellingham at the city’s sixth annual PechaKucha event on March 25 at the Mount Baker Theatre. Live audience voting will take place at the event to determine the People’s Choice Award. There will also be a Mayor’s Choice Award chosen by Mayor […]

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
Bellingham Accepting Entries for the Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition

The City of Bellingham and the Whatcom Museum are excited to be celebrating the 10th year of sponsoring the “Essence of Bellingham” photo competition. This is an opportunity for amateur and professional photographers of all ages to submit photos that capture the true “essence” of Bellingham and document the history of our ever changing community. […]

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
WWU to Host The Stream of Life Piano-Ballet Performance April 9

Western Washington University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts and Bellingham House Concerts are partnering to present a unique music and dance collaboration, “The Stream of Life,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., April 9 in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The performance is free and open to the public. The artistic collaboration features Claire […]

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham

St. Patty’s Day will be a great event to enjoy at Chuckanut, filled with good food and beer. Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen located at 601 W Holly St in Bellingham will be celebrating St. Patty’s Day two days this year on both Saturday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 17. The Chuckanut Kitchen will also have […]

Monday, March 9th, 2015
Tower of Power in Bellingham June 5, 2015

The Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA is thrilled to announce Tower of Power will be performing on Friday, June 5 at 8:00pm. For close to five decades, Tower of Power has delivered the best in rhythm and blues. Their unique sound of funky soul with a brass backbone has spawned numerous chart-topping hits, including […]

Monday, March 9th, 2015
You’re Invited to the Free Recreation Northwest EXPO

In Bellingham and Whatcom County there is so much to choose from for active outdoor recreation activities and amenities. Such abundance that it drives $705 million of outdoor recreation consumer spending annually. The list includes Bike Shops, Running Stores, Recreation Outfitters, Outdoor Media, Activity Clubs, Stewardship Organizations, Health Professionals, local recreation events and races and other […]

Monday, March 9th, 2015
Train to Kayak: It couldn’t be easier in Bellingham
Ellee Thalheimer—OnTrak

The afternoon sun spiked through a vault of clouds, lighting grays and blues in Bellingham Bay’s waters. Our neon green kayak cut a wake that sparkled. As my friend Brittany and I glided along the shore, two gulls on a sea-eaten rock sqwaked at each other through wide-open beaks. Read Full Article here:

Monday, March 9th, 2015
Find Fresh Fashion Accessories for Spring in Bellingham
Teresa Schmidt

The calendar might say that spring is still a couple of weeks off, but Mother Nature disagrees. We’ve been experiencing the best spring-like winter weather in the Pacific Northwest most of us can remember. So it’s time to put away our warmest winter wear and break out our lighter-weight clothes, always keeping plenty of wraps, cardigans and […]

Monday, March 9th, 2015
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Timothy Egan highlights Edward S. Curtis’ photographic quest April 27 at Mount Baker Theatre

Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Timothy Egan will discuss highlights of Edward S. Curtis’ quest to document tribes across the nation at a free lecture scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 27 at the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA. The presentation is the signature event of the Whatcom Museum exhibition Mingled Visions: Images from […]

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
Century-old Whatcom Co. landmark making comeback after arson
Michael Konopasek—KING 5 News

LYNDEN, Wash. — The century-old Delft Square building has been touted as one of the most iconic structures in Whatcom County. It was nearly destroyed by teenage arsonists. Now the historic centerpiece of Lynden is one big step closer to making a comeback as a tourism hotspot for Western Washington. People across Washington state know […]

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
Dirty Dan Harris Festival in Fairhaven April 26

Sunday, April 26 is the Dirty Dan Harris Festival in Bellingham. The event is the Fairhaven Historic District’s annual celebration of its “unscrubbed” community founder, Dirty Dan Harris. Live music and food and street vendors take place on the Fairhaven Village Green between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. This year’s festivities will feature family-fun activities […]

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
Schooner Zodiac 2015 Cruise to Desolation Sound

The Schooner Zodiac, an historic tall ship based in Bellingham, WA, is announcing its annual Voyage to Desolation Sound, a beautiful and remote inlet in British Columbia. The cruise takes place from August 1-12, 2015 and sails the waters of the San Juan Islands and the Canadian Gulf Islands and also makes a visit to […]

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
Spring Into Spring with Ferndale Spring Run Off March 21

Mark your calendars, start stretching and grab your brightest colors because the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce is excited to present the Ferndale Spring Run Off on March 21, 2015. Participants can choose from two courses—a 5K or an 11K. Each course begins at Pioneer Pavilion, 2007 Cherry Street, and is split up with stops at […]

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
St. Patrick’s Pre-Parade Breakfast Sandwiches in Bellingham Support Meals on Wheels, March 14

On Saturday, March 14, 2015 the Meals and Wheels and More Program will sell breakfast sandwiches at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and in the parking lot at the corner of Cornwall and Ohio Street from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. These delicious and hearty sandwiches are only $4, […]