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Renate’s German Deli offering soup for the needy

LYNDEN — Inspired by a practice from Europe, Renate’s German Restaurant and Deli began a program called “Cup of Soup on the Wall” about a month ago. Influenced by a post on Facebook, Cup of Soup ...
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CrossWater Cafe now open in Sumas

SUMAS — Sumas has a new restaurant, tied in with an organization that has become a mainstay in the community. Seeds of Hope Ministries recently acquired the former location of Zio’s Pizza & Pasta, ...

Students win honors, awards

WSU releases second-semester president’s honor roll PULLMAN — Washington State University has released its second-semester president’s honor roll, and the following local students are named:   ...
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Even without Boo, ‘Monsters’ delights

Calling Pixar’s “Monsters University” the best prequel of all time may sound like I’m condemning the movie with faint praise, and that’s a fair point. More than fair, actually. Hollywood’s ...
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‘Much Ado About Nothing’ mixes old, new for refreshing rom-com

When I first heard that Joss Whedon had directed an indie adaptation of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” while on vacation from finishing the post-production of “The ...

Combine Demolition Derby doesn’t disappoint

Quite a few months ago, in a casual chat on the phone with my girlfriend, she mentioned something that intrigued me. Apparently, combine derbies are a thing that happens. In this state. Looking back, I ...
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‘Man of Steel’ is decent, but not super

When Warner Bros. announced that it would be rebooting DC Comics’ “Superman” franchise with a sixth film directed by Zack Snyder, the movie was already at a significant disadvantage. For one, “Man ...

Brad Jernberg resigns as Fisher principal

LYNDEN — Five principals have served Fisher Elementary School since it opened in 1962. Their names are well known in the Lynden School District, including Chloe Bedell (9 years), Randy Flowers (12 years) ...

10-year volunteer veteran hired in Fire District 1

EVERSON — Whatcom Fire District 1 has chosen its first-ever career firefighter, and his name is Greg Macy. A 10-year volunteer veteran with the district, Macy was chosen from a pool of 10 top candidates ...
Gary Van Dyk

Gary Van Dyk chosen as 2013 logging show Bull of the Woods

DEMING — The world of logging has been a fixture in Gary Van Dyk’s life for as long as he can remember. “I grew up in logging,” Van Dyk said. “My dad was a logger, my granddad was a logger. I ...