100 will ‘simulate’ poverty on Nov. 1

BELLINGHAM ­— Sunday, Nov. 1, will bring a Poverty Simulation Event, billed as an “eye-opening experience.” Approximately 100 people will experience the reality of poverty in a unique simulation, ...

Free Washington Parks days in 2016 announced

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces Friday, Jan. 1, as the first of 12 “free days” in 2016 when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit ...

Two sessions can help you sort out health insurance

BELLINGHAM — Do you have questions about enrolling in Medicare or choosing the right health insurance? Two upcoming classes offered by Whatcom Community College’s Community and Continuing Education ...

Local sessions help veterans access benefits

WHATCOM — Veterans benefits will be presented for free by the Veteran Navigator Program at two locations in the next three weeks. If you served in the U.S. military and would like to get help accessing ...

Low-income can get home energy assistance

BELLINGHAM — The Opportunity Council’s Energy Assistance program will begin scheduling appointments for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 ...

Letters to the editor

Real concerns with Fire District 1 proposal As a resident and tax-paying citizen of Whatcom County Fire District 1, I have some real concerns about the way our fire district is being run. After spending ...

Calendar

ONGOING Christmas cantata Rehearsal begins Oct. 28 and continues at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays for the sixth annual combined CRC Christmas Choirs Cantata to be performed twice on Dec. 13. Practice and performance ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Oct. 14 • Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Laidlaw Center board room, 237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, 2 p.m. • Whatcom County Agricultural Advisory Committee, Northwest Annex ...

Everson police officer Rob Waldo retires after 35 years

Rob Waldo with current Everson police chief Dan MacPhee. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune) By Elisa Claassen for the Lynden Tribune EVERSON ­— On Oct. 2, Everson City Hall was full of area residents stopping ...
Sylvia Boss moved to Lynden just two years ago from Sequim. (Courtesy photo)

Sylvia Boss, 84, keeps playing piano at The J

Sylvia Boss moved to Lynden just two years ago from Sequim. (Courtesy photo) By Brooke Hanson intern@lyndentribune.com LYNDEN ­— Sylvia Boss ...