Lighthouse Mission Ministries will serve its 93rd annual Thanksgiving dinner to hungry or homeless people from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday Nov. 25 at the Church of the Assumption’s gym, 2116 Cornwall Ave. The Lighthouse Mission is seeking donations to support the dinner. In the past, the dinner has served around 500 people, but [...]
The First Federal Community Foundation has announced the recipients of its local grant awards. In total, 15 Washington nonprofits received $300,000 in gifts. Local recipients include the Bellingham Food Bank, Lydia Place and Northwest Youth Services. The First Federal Community Foundation is a private 501(c)3 funded through First Northwest Bancorp, the parent company of Port [...]
Lighthouse Mission Ministries has opened a new 80-bed emergency homeless shelter in Bellingham. The mission converted its daytime drop-in center at 1013 West Holly St. to the new overnight shelter, which will serve men. Guests will be asked to follow some basic behavioral expectations, and accommodations will be made for guests with pets. There are [...]
The Industrial Credit Union’s fourth annual Food Truck Round Up on Sept. 24 raised more than $55,000 for local food banks. More than 3,000 guests attended the event, which featured 26 local food trucks. Between entry fees, donations and other revenue, the event raised $27,853, which is $9,000 more than the previous year. Ben Kinney [...]
Each year, the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center’s Board of Directors considers the nominees and chooses the winners of the Peace Builder Awards, which celebrates groups, individuals and organizations that are dedicated to strengthening community. For the 14th annual awards, the winners are as follows: -The Lummi Nation won the Transforming Justice Award for transforming the [...]
Tracy Rector has been selected as programming director for the new Cascadia International Women’s Film Festival, based in Bellingham. Rector is a Seattle filmmaker, and will be selecting documentaries directed by women for the festival. The festival will be on Oct. 28-30 as part of Doctober at the Pickford Film Center. This is the second [...]
The public is invited to an open house as Bellingham Technical College celebrates manufacturing day on Friday, Oct. 7 from 4-7 p.m. The open house is at the college’s technology development center at the Port of Bellingham, at the composite engineering program, located at 1000 F St. Refreshments will be served. The event will include [...]
The Whatcom Symphony Orchestra announced Gail Ridenour as the new executive director. Ridenour has a past playing in the orchestra. She also currently teaches music in the Bellingham School District. Ramona Abbott is currently serving as the interim executive director and will continue until Ridenour starts sometime in 2017.
SPARK Radio KMRE 102.3 FM is now broadcasting from its new location at the historic Bellingham Herald building. The new antenna location will give the station a larger range and improve the signal. KMRE has steadily upgraded its studio inside the SPARK Museum over the last couple of years and more than doubled the amount [...]
Bellingham Technical College received approval earlier this month to offer a bachelor of applied science in engineering technology. Previously, BTC offered an engineering technology associate’s degree and transfer options. Now engineering students will be able to stay at BTC throughout their undergraduate career. The new degree is slated to start in fall of 2017.