Birch Bay Bonanza?

Real-estate agent Mike Kent and other industry leaders say Birch Bay is about to experience explosive growth. See why.

Starvin’ Sam’s owner building pair of new warehouse/office buildings
Longtime Ferndale resident Sam Boulos is building several warehouse/office buildings in his home town, with hopes of bringing new jobs to the area.

Railroad redux: businesses harried by vagrants
Local businesses look to end loitering delinquents.

Fairhaven’s past, present and future
conversation: city planner jackie Lynch

Former outlet center ready for rebirth
Birch Bay Square is poised to be a prime retail center in the north county.

The truth about cats and dogs: On the job with a vet
Surgeries, appointments, and paperwork make for one busy day at Northshore Veterinary Hospital

SMOKE SCREAM: Eatery owners fear passage of I-901
Initiative on November ballot would ban smoking in non-tribal restaurants and bars

Growth industry: BlackBerry the newest gizmo du jour
Device offers e-mail, cell phone, Internet and full keyboard — and it all fits in the palm of your hand

Hog wild: Local entrepreneur bringing technology to the pigs
Feedlogic Systems helps pig farmers bring home the bacon — and cut costs at the same time

Port of Chelan wooing investment in hybrid autos
Seeks to both promote use among populace as well as lure potential hybrid-car manufacturers

BTK: Philanthropy: Who, when, and how much?
Some simple rules of thumb oncorporate giving

Births: Bellingham Frameworks, Superior Design Concrete Flatwork, Wild West Auctions


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