Two lives: First as warriors, then as healers

Filed on 31. Oct, 2005 in Contents

Dan Cheney and Roger Barnhart, both former paratroopers, saw enough of the horrors of war to know that their lives would be better served healing others. Both remain proud patriots. Dan Cheney, left, and Roger Barnhart, after seeing duty in Vietnam and Korea, respectively, immersed their lives in medicine. Their paths continued to cross, both [...]

For Cubellis, struggle began once he came home

Filed on 31. Oct, 2005 in Contents

For years, he hid his service in Asia from anyone besides other vets. It took more than a decade before someone finally told him the two words he needed to hear: ‘welcome back’ Tony Cubellis’ two tours in Southeast Asia left a mark on his psyche —but not nearly as big a scar as those [...]

Two great groups that work great together?

Filed on 31. Oct, 2005 in Contents

The WAG and The BBF both aim to be watchdogs of the Port/G-P project, but where do their paths diverge? The BBJ convened a roundtable discussion on Nov. 3 to bring together members of the WAG and the BBF to discuss the common goals and potential differences between the two organizations. J.J.Jensen   When it comes to [...]

City’s mines provided dangerous work

Filed on 30. Sep, 2005 in Contents

Flooding, fires, and gas often made mines too costly to maintain Looking north up Elk (State) Street in the one-horse town of Sehome, late 1880s. Some of the remnants of the Bellingham Bay Coal Company’s workings can be seen on the shore at left. Prior to dredge-filling, the bay lapped within a few hundred feet [...]

Evaluating your Web presence, part two

Filed on 30. Sep, 2005 in Contents

    Last month we looked at a tool that the SBDC uses to evaluate a Web site’s effectiveness. These days having a Web site isn’t good enough. Just like your product lines and your marketing strategies, your web site needs to be regularly evaluated for its effectiveness. Last month we learned about first impressions, navigation and [...]

conversation: city planner jackie Lynch

Filed on 30. Sep, 2005 in Contents

Fairhaven�s past, presentand future Jamie Miller, co-owner of Manna Music, said organizing how he spends his limited philanthropic dollars is no easy task. �I try to put money into organizations with a proven track record and organizations that I believe in,� Miller said. J.J.Jensen   To say the least, Jackie Lynch has a vested interest in how [...]

Are you promoting hope?

Filed on 30. Sep, 2005 in Contents

   Recently, I had the pleasure of hearing Richard C. Harwood of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation (www. theharwoodinstitute-.org).    His small gem of a book, “Hope Unraveled: The People’s Retreat and Our Way Back,” published by the Kettering Foundation, provides some ideas to return us to a greater sense of connection with each other and [...]

Former outlet center ready for rebirth

Filed on 30. Sep, 2005 in Contents

J.J.Jensen   With thousands of new residents expected in the Birch Bay/Semiahmoo area in coming years, and thousands of housing units in the works, one thing is noticeably absent: retailers.   “This is a very, very intriguing time for retail entrepreneurs,” said Mike Kent, a Birch Bay resident and Windermere Real Estate agent, specializing in the Birch Bay and [...]

Railroad redux: businesses harried by vagrants

Filed on 30. Sep, 2005 in Contents

KennyBrown   The owners of the 16,500-square- foot Champion Street Center at the corner of Champion and Railroad, which includes the former Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce space, has completed a $500,000 remodel to the site in an effort to attract new tenants. The improvements include a new building façade of stone and stucco, copper awnings, new windows [...]

1 is NOT the loneliest number; 31,601 is

Filed on 30. Sep, 2005 in Contents

   31,601.   The number of games between World Championships for the Chicago Cubs? Nope.   The height in feet of Mount Everest? Nope.   This, in fact, is the figure arrived at by city staff after myriad computations and formulae as the number of new residents arriving in Bellingham betwen the years 2002 and 2022.   “The reality is the reality. We can’t [...]

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