Music festival benefit concert/sing-along Friday

LYNDEN ­— The community is invited to a Christmas concert/sing-along hosted by the Lynden Music Festival Committee on Friday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. in Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Liberty St. ...

NEXUS lane hours make yet another change

SUMAS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced additional modifications to the NEXUS program at the Sumas port of entry. Effective Dec. 14, the dedicated NEXUS-only lane now operates ...

Big bridal show coming to county on Jan. 6

BELLINGHAM — Northwest Washington’s largest wedding fashion show will be among the highlights on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the 20th annual Bridal Inspirations Wedding Expo. Bridal Inspirations will run from ...

Tobacco sales to minors highest in a decade

OLYMPIA — The number of Washington retailers illegally selling tobacco to minors has risen to its highest level in more than a decade. An annual report that tracks illegal sales shows about 16 percent ...

Calendar

ONGOING Holiday Festival BelleWood Acres hosts a month-long Honeycrisp Kringle celebration through Dec. 23, with a variety of events at the 6140 Guide Meridian Rd. apple farm. Details: bellewoodfarms.com. ...

Local Black Mountain Boy Scouts camp needs help to remain open long-term

By Brent Richards president@friendsofblackmtn.org Boy Scouts’ Camp Black Mountain on Silver Lake is at risk of closing. Efforts to preserve operations ...

Letters to the editor – Dec. 19

EIS scoping was really like a circus event My impression of the Ferndale EIS scoping meeting on Nov. 29 was that it was like a circus, orchestrated by Gateway Pacific Terminal proponents who paid some ...
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Carmen Bousema – Timothy Zylstra engagement

Carmen Rochelle Bousema and Timothy Wells Zylstra, both currently of Kansas City, Mo., announce their engagement and plans for a Dec. 31, 2012 wedding at Covenant Reformed Church in Kansas City. A reception ...
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Jake Bovenkamp – 92nd birthday

Jake Bovenkamp of Lynden will celebrate his 92nd birthday on Saturday with his family. He was born on Dec. 22, 1920, in Lynden. Jake was married to Toots Bovenkamp for 61 years. He has 8 children, 26 grandchildren ...

DeWaard & Bode donating proceeds of sales from recycled appliances

WHATCOM — DeWaard & Bode, owned by Lyndenite Jerry Roorda, has launched a program that will recycle used appliances with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to nonprofit organizations in Whatcom ...