Top Properties

Filed on 31. Jul, 2008 in Contents

The following is a list of recent commercial and high-end residential property sales in Whatcom County. Top properties is compiled by Wendy Darling with assistance from the county treasurer’s and assessor’s offices.   Residences above $700,000 Seller: Anthony and Christina Andrews Buyer: Thomas and Tina Blaney (Langley, BC)Description: 1 -and a half story house with [...]

Restaurant business lights up as smokers drift outside

Filed on 31. Jul, 2008 in Contents

Study notes parallel, doesn’t credit ban with sales increase   Photo by Paul Moore Kristin Walton, Brenda Causey and Nikole Johnson smoke outside the Horseshoe Café July 25 in Bellingham. Despite being a smoker for 20 years, Walton said she voted for the smoking ban because she doesn’t want her son to have to breathe [...]

Economic slowdown breeds business startups

Filed on 31. Jul, 2008 in Contents

Layoffs force people to seek new training, career paths   Photo by Paul Moore After quitting Georgia-Pacific just before she would have been laid off in 2003, Sheila King became certified as a massage therapist and opened King Therapeutic Massage in 2004.   Lance Henderson Sheila King said it was devastating when she found out [...]

Well-managed conflict earns positive results

Filed on 31. Jul, 2008 in Contents

  Conflict is part of life, and it is perhaps inevitable in the workplace. As people work toward developing new ideas and improving and marketing products and services, clashes in personality, philosophy and intent are almost inescapable. The good news is that conflict does not have to be a negative experience — if dealt with [...]

Diver down! Profits up for local scuba shops

Filed on 31. Jul, 2008 in Contents

Local waters provide spectacular, if chilly, adventures   Photo by Paul Moore Gone Diving owner Charlynn Sutton, right, teaches a diving student underwater hand signals July 17 at the basic diving class at the YMCA pool.   Isaac Bonnell There is another world out there — a place inhabited by strange creatures where humans cannot [...]

Keeping up with People

Filed on 31. Jul, 2008 in Contents

  Village Books staff member takes on new role, “odd” title Cindi Williamson has recently been named Chief Executrix at Village Books in Bellingham’s Fairhaven District.  Faced with dozens of incomplete projects and scores of ideas for new ones, Village Books decided to create the new position, which is a cross between an administrative assistant [...]

Oyster Creek: Like kids in a canvas shop

Filed on 31. Jul, 2008 in Contents

  Photo by Paul Moore Greg Keeler, center, measures his kids, Finley, 5, and Isla, 2. Being able to spend time with his kids while working is a major advantage of his job, Keeler said.     Isaac Bonnell Greg Keeler, owner of Oyster Creek Canvas, has faced many challenges as a small-business owner, from [...]

Nonprofit Notebook

Filed on 31. Jul, 2008 in Contents

Items for Nonprofit Notebook need to be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication.   Peoples Bank, LeCocqs donate $100,000 to Campaign for the Arts The Campaign for the Arts has received gifts from several long-time Bellingham families who, through past financial support, have built many of the institutions and services in [...]

Apple falling so close to tree

Filed on 31. Jul, 2008 in Contents

  Sometimes I think about how parents’ careers affect their kids. I like to think that most people enjoy their jobs or at least are moving toward jobs they find fulfilling. For me, journalism has always been a passion. Despite the low pay, long and unpredictable hours and constant criticism, journalism still fires me up [...]

Rising with the summer sun

Filed on 31. Jul, 2008 in Contents

Morning people enjoy the city’s quiet hours   Photo by Paul Moore The sun rises over downtown Bellingham and the empty intersection of State and Holly streets. In a few hours, this intersection will be packed with cars.   Isaac Bonnell Sunrise: 5:35 a.m. Gray clouds hang in the sky and a slight chill gives [...]

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