Oct. 7 candidates’ focuses on human services

BELLINGHAM — The candidates’ forum of the Bellingham Food Bank and other agencies focuses on human services — questions of hunger, affordable housing and poverty. The forum will be on Monday, Oct. ...

Red Cross helps out after Sept. 27 Ferndale fire

FERNDALE — The Mt. Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to a fire on Brown Road on Friday, Sept. 27. The fire caused major damage to the home, displacing two individuals and their dog. Red ...

Calendar of events – published Oct. 2

WEDNESDAY Garden meeting The Birchwood Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, 121 Prospect St., Bellingham. Subject: Tree risk awareness. Balance screening ...

Hey, Fed, let’s figure this out soon …

For the first time in 17 years, the United States federal government has shut down most operations, and that’s frustrating for a number of reasons. Perhaps most of all, the shutdown demonstrates just ...

Letters to the editor – Oct. 2

Enjoy the music festival October brings to Lynden the annual Claire de Lune Music Festival. But only the month and the name are predictable — we are so very fortunate to be able to expect the unexpected! ...

Public meetings

Thursday, Oct. 3 • Lynden City Council Public Safety Committee, Lynden Fire Department, 215 Fourth St., 4 p.m. • Commissioners of Lynden Regional Parks and Recreation District, southeast conference ...

Senior driver refresher class

BELLINGHAM — The next AAA driver improvement program for seniors will be on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Christ the King Community Church, 4173 Meridian St. The cost is $16 per person. ...

Monday is last day to register online or by mail for Nov. 5 election

WHATCOM — Are you registered to vote in the Nov. 5 general election? Have you moved or changed your name? Monday, Oct. 7, is the deadline for online or mail-in changes to your voter registration, announces ...

Life Chain forms Sunday at 2 p.m. on Meridian St.

BELLINGHAM — On Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. hundreds of local Christians and clergy will line the sidewalks of the Guide Meridian between Kellogg and Telegraph roads to form the 22nd annual Whatcom County ...

Lynden-based Days for Girls launches a global sew-a-thon

LYNDEN — Local organization Days for Girls International will celebrate the International Day of the Girl on Oct. 11 by hosting its first annual Global Sew-a-Thon. The local 24-hour event will be held ...