NWIC’s Weavers Teaching Weavers program expands with help from Cargill grant

Filed on 31. Jul, 2012 in Contents

NWIC’s Weavers Teaching Weavers program expands with help from Cargill grant

Northwest Indian College is expanding its Weavers Teaching Weavers program after receiving at three-year, $575,000 grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation. Weavers Teaching Weavers, which has held nine conferences at NWIC’s main campus on the Lummi Nation, providers master weavers with a venue to share and pass down their skills and knowledge. With the grant [...]

Acclaimed Bellingham writer and fly fisher discusses life of conservation pioneer at WWU event

Filed on 31. Jul, 2012 in Contents

Author, outdoorsman and fly fisher Steve Raymond explores the life and impact of British Columbian conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown during an Aug. 3 presentation at Western Washington University. Raymond’s talk, titled “Return to the River: Exploring the Literary Legacy of Roderick Haig-Brown,” takes place from 1-3 p.m. in the Special Collections section on the sixth floor [...]

Leap Frog Water Taxi offers Whatcom-San Juan connection

Filed on 31. Jul, 2012 in Contents

Leap Frog Water Taxi offers Whatcom-San Juan connection

With the San Juan Islands just beyond Bellingham Bay, Bill McGown believes Whatcom County residents who haven’t made a trip to see their island neighbors to the west are missing chances at both business and leisure. “I’m always surprised when I meet locals who have never been to the San Juan Islands,” said McGown, owner [...]

Building permits, 7/24 to 7/31/2012

Filed on 31. Jul, 2012 in Data

The following recent building permit activity includes permits for commercial projects in Bellingham valued at $10,000 or more. Issued 747 Ohio St., $10,000 to remove and recover three large awning frames covering most of three sides of the building: awnings are fabric-covered and are internally-illuminated: Rodda Paint. Applicant and contractor: Signs Plus Inc. Issued July [...]

Haggen’s rebrand converts former TOP store in Shoreline

Filed on 30. Jul, 2012 in Contents

Haggen’s rebrand converts former TOP store in Shoreline

Haggen Inc. announced a former TOP Food and Drug Store in Shoreline, Wash., is set to reveal its new look under the grocery chain’s “Northwest Fresh” brand, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 1 and a daylong celebration on Aug. 4. Haggen is remodeling all of its 28 stores to fit its new brand. [...]

Fourth Corner Quilts sees DIY chance while city prepares for plastic bag ban

Filed on 30. Jul, 2012 in Contents

Fourth Corner Quilts sees DIY chance while city prepares for plastic bag ban

As retailers in Bellingham prepare for the Aug. 1 start of the city’s new ordinance banning single-use plastic bags in stores, Fourth Corner Quilts is one step ahead. The quilting and sewing supply shop, owned by Julia Menkee, hosts a series of workshops that give people a chance to make their own reusable tote bags. [...]

Nooksack Nordic Ski Club gets state grant to groom ski and snowshoe trails

Filed on 29. Jul, 2012 in Contents

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board has awarded a series of grants to improve parks, trails and ball fields across the state. The board awarded 21 grants statewide, which total nearly $1.6 million. In Whatcom County, the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club received $21,300 to groom and maintain 15 miles of ski trails and [...]

Letter to the editor | Support for Sanders, Grant in judicial primary races

Filed on 29. Jul, 2012 in Contributors

Voters! Remember—we elect judges on the primary ballot. You have a choice of candidates with two different philosophies: those who adhere to the tenets of social justice, or those who align themselves with the principles of individual liberties and property rights, as the Constitution implies. Remember—the United States of America is the only country in [...]

WWU professor and author awarded by American Psychological Association

Filed on 29. Jul, 2012 in People On The Move

WWU professor and author awarded by American Psychological Association

A Western Washington University professor has been awarded by the American Psychological Association for her recent book exploring how women’s “self-silencing” across various world cultures can lead to higher rates of depression than those that are found in men. Dana C. Jack, who is a professor of interdisciplinary studies at WWU’s Fairhaven College, received the Ursula Gielen [...]

Remodeled Miller Hall at WWU gets gold LEED certification

Filed on 28. Jul, 2012 in Contents

Remodeled Miller Hall at WWU gets gold LEED certification

The renovated historic Miller Hall at Western Washington University has been awarded gold LEED status by the U.S. Green Building Council. The $51.5 million renovation project, funded by the state Legislature, incorporated a number of sustainable features, including a “green roof” over a new student study space built in the building’s existing courtyard. The roof [...]

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