Bill Follis made it out of a burning bomber to return home, start a family, and live a full life. Many of his friends did not.

Port seeking waterfront input from all sectors
Port Communications Manager Carolyn Casey updates BBJ readers on the latest goings-on at the Port of Bellingham and any new news regarding the New Whatcom waterfront redevelopment plan.

Smaller gyms aiming for niche clientele
Smaller health clubs, such as Curves franchises, have been opening around the county in recent years, pulling some clients away from larger, traditional gyms.

Emerald Bay completes $500k renovation of former Breakwater space
A major remodel of Sapphire Cove, Emerald Bay Events’ popular waterfront venue for festive gatherings, has been completed just in time for the busy holiday party season.

Two great groups that work great together?
The WAG and The BBF both aim to be watchdogs of the Port/G-P project, but where do their paths diverge?

For Cubellis, struggle began once he came home
For years, he hid his service in Asia from anyone besides other vets. It took more than a decade before someone finally told him the two words he needed to hear: ‘welcome back’

Two lives: First as warriors, then as healers
Dan Cheney and Roger Barnhart, both former paratroopers, saw enough of the horrors of war to know that their lives would be better served healing others. Both remain proud patriots.

‘I took to drawing like a fish to water’
Dave Christensen always knew he wanted to be an architect, and the area’s growth has him in the right place at the right time

Incorporation decision looms for Sudden Valley
Signatures, completed study needed to place issue on November 2006 ballot

Canadian businesses heading south of the border
Lower labor costs and taxes make Whatcom County an appealing destination for Canadian businesses, but tougher immigration laws could cut of the flow of cross-border commerce

Westhaver: “This IS my retirement”
Pacific Trim owner Russ Westhaver’s lifelong loves of hockey and hard work show no signs of ebbing, even though he’s 82

Old Town Cafe: The little eatery with the big heart
Annual Thanksgiving feast for the local needy is just one example of this restaurant’s commitment to community

New bankruptcy laws toughen standards for filing
The Bankruptcy Reform Act introduces a number of new hoops filers need to jump through; here’s a quick rundown on what business owners need to know

BTK: Some quick tips to spruce up your holiday bash
Providing an opportunity for youremployees to overindulge is not only poor judgment, it could land you in big trouble

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