The truth about cats and dogs: On the job with a vet

Filed on 30. Sep, 2005 in Contents

Surgeries, appointments, andpaperwork make for one busy day at Northshore Veterinary Hospital Dr. Coleen Coyne of Northshore Veterinary Hospital says the grueling hours and emotional rollercoaster of her job do not detract from the fact that she loves what she does for a living. KristaGrunhurd 8 a.m.    Veternarian Colleen Coyne sips gingerly on her steaming [...]

Top properties & building permits

Filed on 30. Sep, 2005 in Contents

Meetings Business & Liquor licenses Top properties& building permits Building permitsThe following building permits have been issued recently by the city of Bellingham. Permits include all commercial projects above $10,000, as well as residential homes valued above $250,000. 1305 11th St., $35,000 for sidewalk repair and new exit stairs. Owner: Jacaranda Land Corporation. Contractor: Ebenal [...]

We asked you to plant a little extra, and you did!

Filed on 30. Sep, 2005 in Contents

   Back in the early part of the spring, the BBJ launched its new main philanthropic effort in Bellingham, the Victory Gardens Against Hunger drive in conjunction with the Bellingham Food Bank.   Our initial goal was simply to raise awareness on what the Food Bank does, how many people it serves, and hopefully spark a boost in [...]

Existing businesses the key to growth

Filed on 30. Sep, 2005 in Contents

   Without a doubt, the most important source for economic development is existing industry in the community. Industry tends to stay and expand where they ar consistently well-treated and appreciated. Job growth historically has come from the growth and expansion of existing business. That is not likely to change. Local managers of non-locally owned businesses can [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

SMOKE SCREAM: Eatery owners fear passage of I-901

Filed on 30. Sep, 2005 in Contents

Stacy Potter-Winchester, general manager at the Slo Pitch Pub & Casino, said she fears that if I-901 is passed, a huge portion of her customer base could move to the tribal casinos, which are not included in the scope of the initiative. J.J. Jensen    Imagine going out to a restaurant or bar and not being [...]

Port of Chelan wooing investment in hybrid autos

Filed on 30. Sep, 2005 in Contents

Blake Murray, Wenatchee Valley College’s automotive technology program director, traveled to California with other officials from the Port of Chelan County, the Chelan County PUD and the WSU Center for Sustainable Agriculture to find out more about the hybrid car industry growing in the Wenatchee area. J.J.Jensen   Imagine a Wenatchee where the price of gasoline doesn’t [...]

Market your business to stay in business

Filed on 30. Sep, 2005 in Contents

   It opened as a cute little store with enthusiastic owners who had put their life savings into remodeling, buying merchandise and opening the doors. Within a year or two it was gone. How many times have you said “Wow, that was such a neat place, how come it went out of business?” The answers could [...]

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