Community Food Co-op’s farmer-loan program receives $10K grant

Filed on 30. Jun, 2012 in Contents

Community Food Co-op’s farmer-loan program receives $10K grant

The Community Food Co-op in Bellingham received a $10,000 grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation to support the co-op’s Farm Fund, which provides low-interest loans to local farmers who use sustainable farming practices. Farmers utilizing the fund often have trouble securing loans elsewhere. They use funds to cover early-season costs, diversify products, increase environmentally friendly [...]

Bellingham Bells going bald in support of child cancer research

Filed on 30. Jun, 2012 in Contents

Bellingham Bells going bald in support of child cancer research

Players for the Bellingham Bells baseball team will shave their heads prior to their July 7 game against the Cowlitz Black Bears at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham, to raise money for childhood cancer research. The Bells are teaming up with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer charity that funds cancer research grants, to support the [...]

Bellingham gets set for July 4 event at Zuanich Point Park

Filed on 30. Jun, 2012 in Contents

Haggen Food & Pharmacy stores, in partnership with the Port of Bellingham and the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry, presents its annual July 4 celebration with entertainment, food and fun. Haggen has been the primary sponsor of the Bellingham fireworks display since 1995. Live music, children’s activities and vendor booths offering food, crafts and [...]

Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen gives all ages brewery tour July 1

Filed on 29. Jun, 2012 in Contents

Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen gives all ages brewery tour July 1

Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen offers a guided brewery tour at noon on Sunday, July 1. Assistant brewer Michael Toomes will lead visitors through the brewery’s production system. The tour will also include the unveiling of Chuckanut’s five new fermentation tanks. All ages are welcome, but those older than 21 are told to bring $5 for [...]

Kulshan Community Land Trust celebrates 10th anniversary July 7

Filed on 29. Jun, 2012 in Contents

Kulshan Community Land Trust hosts an open house on Saturday, July 7, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. celebrating the 10th anniversary of its first home owned by Jen Green at 2618 Birchwood Ave. in Bellingham. Refreshments will be served, and live music will be provided by Chad Peterson, Bob Caloca, Darcy Haughian and others. [...]

Study shows dense, walkable neighborhoods increase home values

Filed on 29. Jun, 2012 in Contents

New research from experts at the University of Washington suggests denser neighborhood development and pedestrian access might help increase single-family home values. “The Economic Value of Walkable Neighborhoods,” which was published in the April issue of Urban Design International, counters the popular belief that neighborhoods tightly-packed with homes and offices can negatively impact property values. The [...]

Sunnyland Stomp features art galleries, artisan food, family activities

Filed on 29. Jun, 2012 in Contents

Sunnyland Stomp features art galleries, artisan food, family activities

The Sunnyland neighborhood in Bellingham will transform into a network of backyard galleries during the fourth annual Sunnyland Stomp from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. The event showcases 17 art galleries displaying a variety of mediums, as well as activities including artisan food sampling and tandem bike rides given by a [...]

Mixed responses from state interests after Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act

Filed on 28. Jun, 2012 in Contents

Washington state lawmakers and public officials were quick to react on June 28 after the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would uphold most provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law informally called “Obamacare.” Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Rick Larsen, both Democrats, praised the ruling. “This is a [...]

WWU offers glassblowing class taught by Bellingham glass artists

Filed on 28. Jun, 2012 in Contents

Western Washington University is offering an introductory glassblowing class next fall, open to community members. “Introduction to Glassblowing,” will start Sept. 27 at Morrison Glass Art in Bellingham. The semiweekly course, which offers either Monday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday sessions, will be taught by Morrison Glass’ award-winning artists Christopher Morrison and Alan Anders. Morrison earned a bachelor’s [...]

Jolly honored by Blue Skies for Children with annual community award

Filed on 28. Jun, 2012 in Contents

Jolly honored by Blue Skies for Children with annual community award

Local nonprofit Blue Skies for Children has awarded Mick Jolly, owner of Karate Quest, as the 2011 Community Partner of the Year. Jolly donated more than $10,000 in services last year to the nonprofit, which grants wishes for homeless, low-income and foster children. Blues Skies partners with a wide variety of agencies, nonprofits and businesses [...]

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