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5 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Community Foundation about to make memories at new home

Whatcom Community Foundation staff member Rachel Myers meets with scholarship selection committee volunteers Leslie Farris, Cheryl MacPherson and Ken Marshall in the Foundation meeting room, which hosts hundreds of community meetings each year.

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10 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Neighbors may not appreciate the stinky smells of summer

Fresh cut lawns, fragrant flowers, salty breezes blowing off the bay - these are some of the pleasant signs in the air that summer is here.

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Related Topix: Fire, Birch Bay, WA, Lynden, WA, Peaceful Valley, WA

14 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Bellingham's Wild Bird Chalet on the move to nearby space

Owner of Wild Bird Chalet Valeri Wade paints the trim on the wall at the new location Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 108 Ohio St. in Bellingham.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

18 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Residents: High-density proposal for Sunnyland risks Bellingham neighborhood's charm

City planners say rezoning a crumbling parking lot for high-density housing is a sensible way to make room for new residents without sprawling into rural parts of Whatcom County.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA

22 hrs ago | The News Tribune

Peace Arch concerts celebrate Northwest cultures

People planning to be in the area of Peace Arch State Park on the U.S.-Canadian border in Whatcom County might want to visit Aug. 3 for the start of the Peace Arch International Concert Series.

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Related Topix: La Push, WA, Anacortes, WA, Blaine, WA

23 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

New archery run hits the mark

Krieger owns and operates her own race directing business called Hamster Endurance Running and is always looking for a new race idea to benefit the community.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Bellingham Herald

FYI: Whatcom County Council endorses plain language in documents

That's why he proposed, and the council unanimously approved last week, a "plain language" resolution clarifying how acronyms should be handled in county documents.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Father-daughter bond: Tour de Whatcom gives single dad quality time with kid

With Mt. Baker in the background, Monty Brown and his daughter Nicole ride down Ulrich Rd. as they and other riders compete in the 2013 Tour de Whatcom on Saturday, July 27, 2013 in Ferndale.

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Related Topix: Ferndale, WA, Birch Bay, WA

Bellingham Herald

Hundreds seek help at Project Homeless Connect in Bellingham

Hundreds of people showed up to get their eyes checked, their teeth worked on and their hair cut Friday, July 25, during a one-day event at Bellingham High School to help the homeless and the poor.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Lynden, WA, Maple Falls, WA

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom Council likes foresters' 'no net loss' plan

Details were sketchy, but after a first look Whatcom County Council members liked the Forestry Advisory Committee's list of ways to assure "no net loss" of working forest.

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Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Jail report for July 24

Whatcom County Sheriff's Office lists the following people as being booked into Whatcom County Jail.

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Related Topix: Nooksack, WA

Bellingham Herald

Banking literacy needed to break cycle of poverty

The barriers many people face when trying to improve their lives by improving their financial situation are formidable.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Old Settlers Picnic in Ferndale celebrates days gone by with parades, cabin tours and other events

Nancy Knapp, left, explains the history of the 46 star flag to Vanessa and Alisha Whitaker, right, inside the Veterans Museum during the 118th annual Old Settlers Picnic in Ferndale's Pioneer Park on Saturday, July 27, 2013 in Ferndale.

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Related Topix: Ferndale, WA, Birch Bay, WA

Bellingham Herald

Still no word on fate of Sudden Valley library

Staff members at South Whatcom Library continue to offer limited services while the safety of its building and a neighboring structure are examined for damage from insect pests.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Sudden Valley, WA, Entomology, Science

Bellingham Herald

Elections: Lytton's challenger stresses jobs, economy

Due to a quirk in state elections law, candidates in all races where a party preference is given appear on the August primary ballot, even if only one or two candidates are running.

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Related Topix: US News, Lynden, WA, Ferndale, WA, Friday Harbor, WA

Bellingham Herald

New Hertz Trail bridges

The new bridge at nearly the mile 2 mark on Hertz Trail Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at North Lake Whatcom Park.

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Bellingham Herald

Threshing Bee at Berthusen Park brings historic farm machinery to life

Michelle Moe, 24, grew up in Sumas, and for four years has served as treasurer for the Puget Sound Antique Tractor and Machinery Association.

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Related Topix: Sumas, WA, Lynden, WA, Bellingham, WA, Agriculture, Science

Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County Extension celebrating 100th anniversary

Jason, a one-week-old calf, gives 4-H leader Brooke Vander Veen, 19, a smooch on the face at Vander Veen's family farm, in Everson in 2010.

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Related Topix: Everson, WA, Dogs, Pets, Agriculture, Science, Washington State University, Bellingham, WA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bellingham Herald

More eating, drinking establishments opened in Whatcom County in 2013

At the end of 2013, Whatcom County had 546 restaurants, food service businesses and drinking establishments, according to data from the Washington Department of Revenue.

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Bellingham Herald

One-day Project Homeless Connect in Bellingham aims to provide services to hundreds

As many as 500 people could seek help through the sixth annual Project Homeless Connect, a one-day event to bring a wide array of free services to the needy.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Women's Health, Health

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