Filed on 08. Jul, 2011 in People
Yuridia Pineda recently joined Sterling Real Estate Group’s Ferndale office. Pineda has previous experience as a broker and as a quality control manager and trainer for an insurance tracking company. “We are very happy that Yuri will be joining our Ferndale office. She is a fabulous agent and makes the perfect addition to our already [...]
Filed on 08. Jul, 2011 in Nonprofits
Northwest European Autoworks will be holding its fourth annual Sunday at the Depot car show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., August 7 at the Depot Market Square in downtown Bellingham. Vintage European cars will be on display, live music will fill the air and refreshments will be provided by Man Pies and Mallard Ice [...]
Filed on 07. Jul, 2011 in Events
Mount Bakery owner Vince Lalonde will move the bakery portion of his business into the old Fairhaven Pizza location in early August and has plans to expand service there to include a 35-seat cafe later that month.
Filed on 07. Jul, 2011 in Events
The Market at Lakeway opened at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, the product of a six-month remodel of the old Cost Cutter store it replaces. Although fanfare was minimal — a small banner on the building and coupons available online were the only indication of the store’s opening — the excitement inside was palpable [...]
Filed on 07. Jul, 2011 in Nonprofits
The Bellingham YWCA chapter leadership Breakfast fundraiser, held June 3, raised more than $42,000 to support the organization’s transitional and emergency housing program for homeless women. Donations were received from local businesses, service organizations and individuals. More than 300 people attended the event, with Seattle Times opinion columnist Lynne Varner offering the keynote address. ConocoPhillips [...]
Filed on 06. Jul, 2011 in Events
Northwest Vision Development Center, a new optometry clinic, opened July 5 at 1616 Cornwall Ave, Suite 105. Owner Peter Charron offers standard eye exams, but specializes in vision therapy, which uses non-surgical treatments for eyesight problems such as trouble focusing and tracking. “We treat vision problems that affect reading and learning. It’s kind of like [...]
Filed on 06. Jul, 2011 in People
Melanie Loughmiller was named president of the Washington-Alaska Division of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) at the annual division meeting in May. Loughmiller, who began her term July 1, will serve as the division delegate at the education forum and annual meeting held in Montreal, Quebec. Loughmiller is the Certified Administrative Professional of [...]
Filed on 05. Jul, 2011 in News
Workers in the construction industry have been some of the hardest hit during this recession, and that local blue collar sector isn’t alone. Blue collar jobs as we know them are disappearing, but local experts say they aren’t dead; they just aren’t what they used to be.
Filed on 05. Jul, 2011 in People
Nicholas Arenson was named assistant branch manager at Washington Federal’s Bakerview office in Bellingham. Arenson, promoted from his position as loan coordinator, has more than five years of banking experience. He graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. The bank also named Eric Waidman as the special assets officer at the [...]
Filed on 01. Jul, 2011 in News
For years, the City Council has debated about the issue of rental licensing, which would require landlords to pay for a license and have their units inspected regularly to ensure that they are safe and habitable. Proponents say there is good cause to believe that a lot of rental units have housing code violations and a rental licensing program would address those problems, but landlords say such a program unfairly burdens everyone for the sins of few bad landlords.