Local business kudos, 2/14/14

Local authors John D’Onofrio and Todd Warger will be presenting images and stories from their new book, “Mount Baker,” at local libraries in Whatcom County over the next several months. The book tells the story of Mount Baker from pre-European “discovery” to the present day.

D’Onofrio lives in Bellingham, where he publishes and edits Adventures NW magazine. Warger is a northwest historian and filmmaker.

Event dates: 7 p.m., Monday, March 3, Deming Library (5044 Mt Baker Highway); 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 7, Blaine Library (610 Third St.); 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 8 Ferndale Library (2007 Cherry St.); 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, Everson Library (104 Kirsch Drive).

Lynden’s North County Lacrosse club has been named the winner of a statewide food drive that was conducted the week before Super Bowl XLVIII by the Washington State Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse.

Local organizers partnered with Milt’s Pizza Place to host a drive benefiting Project Hope’s local food bank. Their efforts collected 653 pounds of food, they said.

The club, which includes about 75 lacrosse players from kindergarten through high school, received a $400 equipment grant and a gift basket of chocolates.

Western Washington University placed first among medium-size colleges and universities nationwide in a recent Peace Corps ranking of the top volunteer-producing schools. WWU currently counts 65 alumni serving in the Peace Corps in 38 countries around the globe.

It is the second consecutive year that WWU have held the top spot in its category. Over the past decade, the university has ranked with the top seven volunteer producers among the nation’s medium-size schools (a category that includes those with between 5,000 and 15,000 undergraduate students).

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