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Village Books Takes on Amazon’s Audible
Village Books, a community-based, independent bookstore and gift shop located in the historic Fairhaven Village and in Lynden, Washington, has a message for the community of Bellingham this holiday season: you can purchase the same audiobooks, at the same price, directly from Village Books. This tra
Ex-Bellingham officer sentenced for domestic violence abuse
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A former Bellingham Police officer has been sentenced to eight years in prison for physically abusing a woman from September 2016 until his arrest in February.
Sehome bids farewell to old gym with doubleheader finale
BELLINGHAM – Hundreds of fans, parents and alumni packed into Sehome’s gymnasium Friday night, as part of a sold-out crowd to witness the final two basketball games ever played on the weathered hardwood floor.
Forecasters warn to expect yet another windstorm tonight
National Weather Service (NWS) Seattle office forecasters say it will be windy tonight, Saturday, December 15th, and tomorrow mainly along the coast and in the north interior, including the Ferndale area. Southeast winds of 20 to 35mph with gusts to 50mph are expected. As a result, a Wind Advisory h
Atmospheric river is pointed at western WA – flooding expected
National Weather Service (NWS) Seattle office forecasters say western Washington can expect a little break between weather systems today but wet weather returns on Sunday and continues into the middle part of next week. Heavy rains in the mountains and an rise in the snow levels will result in an in
What To Do In and Around Bellingham December 14—16
December is a wonderful time in Whatcom County. There’s so much festive joy everywhere you turn. So overcome the cold, go out and have some fun! There are plenty of things to do in and around Bellingham December 14—16. Here are a few ideas to get you started. And don’t forget to check out our full e
Replica of Vietnam Memorial to visit Bellingham
BELLINGHAM – A three-quarter scale replica of the huge and iconic national Vietnam Veterans Memorial will roll into town next August. “I’ve been wanting to do this for 20 years,” said Jim Hastings, who filed the application for the visit.
Don't miss these 3 top-rated movies screening around Bellingham
Need date night ideas? Don't miss this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Bellingham. Here are the highest rated films to catch, based on critical scores sourced from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. (Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes
Track Santa to your neighborhood tonight (Saturday)
Whatcom County Fire District 7 firefighters and Santa are cruising through Ferndale area neighborhoods tonight, Saturday, December 15th, to collect non-perishable food items for the Ferndale Food Bank and Santa will be handing out candy canes. This year, instead of waiting out in the frigid cold wea
Bellingham expands homeless outreach with portable showers
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Lighthouse Mission Ministries has expanded its homeless outreach by launching portable showers on Wednesday, Dec. 12. The showers are in a trailer that will sit in the parking lot outside of the Mission on Wednesdays. The Shower Connect trailer is equipped with two stalls to
Deming inmate in county jail dies by suicide
WHATCOM — County Sheriff Bill Elfo said in a Monday press release that an inmate in the county jail died by suicide on Sunday, Dec. 9. This was the sheriff’s account: On Sunday at 6:37 a.m. an inmate housed on the third floor of the jail notified deputies that his cell mate had apparently hung himse
High Wind Warning issued for today, Friday
Forecasters with the National Weather Service (NWS) Seattle office have issued a High Wind Warning between 1pm and 7pm today, Friday, December 14th. High Wind Warnings are issued when a hazardous wind event with sustained winds of at least 40mph and/or gusts of at least 58mph is expected or occurrin
Cosmetologist opens natural product store in Bellis Fair
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Just two months after the launch of Zorganics Institute Beauty and Wellness, a beauty school in Bakerview Square, Bellingham-based Zorganics has opened a store in the Bellis Fair Mall.
20 new bedrooms proposed for Bellingham Castle
A major extension of bedrooms is being planned for Bellingham Castle. The Castlebellingham venue has become one of the region’s most exclusive wedding venues in recent years.
Lighthouse Mission begins mobile shower service
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Bellingham’s homeless community now has a place to take hot showers. The Lighthouse Mission Ministries is expanding their outreach efforts by launching a two-stall shower trailer called ShowerConnect.
Beloved mom & pop shop closing in Whatcom County
The minute you walk into Jeff and Amy Margolis's shop along Highway 9 in rural Whatcom County, you realize it isn't just some roadside convenience store. What convenience store has an annual cheese festival and offers free samples of Sicilian Jack and Lanjager sausage?
Bellewood Acres founders welcome new co-owners
LYNDEN, Wash. — The famous Bellewood Acres will soon have new owners, changing hands from one family to another. John and Dorie Belisle are looking to retire from the helm at Bellewood, a farm they started in 1996 that eventually grew into 62 acres of apple and pear orchards, a store, a café, a bake
Washington in the top 10 highest Christmas tree prices in America
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — With the market for artificial trees growing in recent years, Americans who just want a good old fashioned pine tree are seeing it get a bit more expensive, especially in Washington.
Bellingham ex-cop gets community service for assault
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A former Bellingham officer has been sentenced for a misdemeanor assault charge for his role in a fight with two men near a business in Blaine last year.
Prep Roundup: Anacortes swims to win over Burlington-Edison
ANACORTES — The Anacortes boys’ swimming and diving team made short work of Burlington-Edison on Tuesday in a Northwest Conference meet. The Seahawks swam to a 133-45 victory.