WWU’s waterfront plans begin to solidify

Filed on 31. Aug, 2006 in Contents

School looking at using 10 to 20 acres of former G-P site Stratus, the consultants hired by WWU to assist in its waterfront planning, has concentrated on two areas on the property: The barking and chipping complex, which is near the water; and the board mill building, which is situated in a more central location [...]

‘I always push the envelope’

Filed on 31. Aug, 2006 in Contents

   From drag racing to auto repair to running his business — piano tuning —   Charley White doesn’t let the fact that he’s blind stop him from accomplishing his goals "A lot of fellas, even with perfect vision, have a problem doing certain things," said Bellingham’s Charley White, a blind piano tuner who is pictured checking the [...]

Tough times on Samish Bay

Filed on 31. Aug, 2006 in Contents

State closures of more than 20 oyster beds because of a bacterial outbreak have had a big impact on businesses like the Taylor Shellfish Farm off Chuckanut Drive, said Taylor’s Samish Bay manager, Irene Fadden. Heidi Schiller   Just before the tightest hairpin curve in the middle of Chuckanut Drive, a driveway dips beneath the Oyster Creek [...]

Top properties & building permits

Filed on 31. Aug, 2006 in Contents

Meetings Business & Liquor licenses Top properties& building permits Building permitsThe following building permits have been issued recently. Permits include all commercial projects above $10,000, as well as residential homes valued above $250,000. Accepted 1902 Midway Lane 106, $10,000 for loft in storage area. Owner: Mac3 (Bellingham) LLC. Applicant: Rainbow Construction. 4682 Wade St., $324,400 [...]

It’s summertime, and the living truly is easy

Filed on 31. Aug, 2006 in Contents

    I can’t remember who sang the song with the lyrics in the headline above, but wow, was he right.   Is there anyone alive in Whatcom County who can honestly say our summer has not been glorious? But even now, this early, I can already tell that the cool breezes and nip in the night air means [...]

Survivors: Passing the test of time

Filed on 31. Aug, 2006 in Contents

Longevity in the business world is no easy task — just ask these veteran owners Hobnobbing with customers is still one of the parts of his job that Stan Velis, owner of Stanello’s, still enjoys most, 32 years after the eatery first opened. Dan Hiestand   When you dine at Stanello’s Italian Restaurant in Fairhaven, your dinner [...]

THE NIGHT SHIFT

Filed on 31. Aug, 2006 in Contents

Cabbie Phil Biondolillo sees more than his fair share of oddities while cruising Bellingham on the night shift, a time which he says can be particularly lucrative — depending on who steps into his roving yellow office. Dan Hiestand   After a few drinks, passengers can react in several different ways when they get into Phil Biondolillo’s [...]

The evolution of the city’s ‘streetcar suburbs’

Filed on 31. Aug, 2006 in Contents

The evolution of the city’s ‘streetcar suburbs’

Broadway Park envisioned as upscale neighborhood by developers Jeff Jewell The 65-acre Broadway Park Plat was opened to residential development by the Bellingham Bay Improvement Co. in September 1906. Originally a “streetcar suburb,” the plat was created to coincide with a trolley-line extension, by Whatcom County Railway & Light, up Dock Street (Cornwall Avenue) from [...]

PSE offering new incentives for green power use

Filed on 31. Aug, 2006 in Contents

Bellingham now second, behind only Olympia, in statewide use of renewable energy Ben Scholtz, owner of Mallard Ice Cream, purchases 100 percent of his shop’s energy from renewable, ‘green’ energy sources, through a program with Puget Sound Energy. Scholtz said he thinks his products, which are luxury items, should not have to hurt the environment [...]

Dress codes always a ticklish subject

Filed on 31. Aug, 2006 in Contents

    My 15 year-old stepson Sean came to breakfast yesterday in a rumpled plaid shirt and khaki shorts. I asked if he was going to wear that shirt to work at the Colophon. In typical, defensive adolescent tone he said that he was. After arguing about the curled edges and collar, he came back in a [...]

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