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‘The East’ offers thrills, moral dilemmas

LYNDEN — Like so many good films out there, “The East” asks the classic “would you or wouldn’t you?” question a number of times before its controversial conclusion. Writer-actress Brit Marling ...
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State of the Arts: So they have puffin cruises in Washington …

This past weekend, my girlfriend and I went on a puffin cruise. Now, before anybody tries to tell me that this activity ages us by 30 years or so, let me just inform you that we’re fully aware of this ...

LC alum named a WWU outstanding graduate

BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University has announced its 2012-13 outstanding graduates, and Lynden Christian graduate Kristi Gross was on the list read at the university’s commencement ceremony ...
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The Pickford Film Center: Uniquely special

BELLINGHAM — We all have those memories that will never be non-memories. One of my favorite high school memories occurred at the Pickford Film Center. It was the closest I’ve ever been to a true red-carpet ...

Lynden earns 10th place in article ranking top family-friendly Washington towns

LYNDEN — Sometimes it’s nice to get some recognition. Lynden earned some from NerdWallet.com, in a June 24 article listing “The Best Towns in Washington for Raising Kids.” “With safe, metropolitan ...

Academic honors

UW releases winter-quarter dean’s list SEATTLE — The University of Washington has released its winter-quarter dean’s list, and the following local students are named: Custer—Makiah Salinas. Everson­—Arianne ...

School Board still mulling performing arts center

LYNDEN — Before the Lynden School Board officially votes on the district’s “to bond or not to bond” question pertaining to its aging facilities, it needs to find the best answer to another question: ...
A truck hit a power pole on Birch Bay-Lynden Road midday on Friday, taking out the power for much of the surrounding area.

Truck collides with pole, takes out west Lynden power

A large farm truck heading east on Birch Bay-Lynden Road on Friday collided with a power pole and caused a power outage that affected much of west Lynden. Guide Meridian Road was backed up for some time ...
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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, ...