First concert of WSO 40th year a Beethoven treat

BELLINGHAM ­— The Whatcom Symphony Orchestra opens its 40th anniversary season on Oct. 11 with a bang: two huge Beethoven pieces and a violinist of international acclaim, James Ehnes. From Canada, Ehnes ...

Sobjack elected VP in Republican women’s group

PHOENIX — At the 38th biennial convention of the National Federation of Republican Women, Eileen Sobjack of Custer, Washington, was unanimously elected Sept. 12 to the group’s Executive Committee as ...

New head at Opportunity Council

BELLINGHAM ­— Greg Winter, currently heading the Whatcom Homeless Service Center of the Opportunity Council, will succeed Dave Finet as the agency’s executive director on Jan. 1, 2016. Finet has been ...

Election ahead ­— be informed

Some of us have a natural interest in politics, candidates, public issues and how our government runs. For others of us, it can all be a turnoff. Either way, this is the season when political matters are ...

Meetings

Wednesday, Sept. 23 • Lynden School Board, district board room, 1203 Bradley Rd., Lynden, 7 a.m. This will be a board work session on strategic plan, board priorities and facilities planning. • Ag ...

Letters to the editor

Supports Briscoe    I am very excited about the opportunity to elect Bobby Briscoe to our port commission. Making his living fishing for over 40 years, he understands the maritime economy up close ...

Calendar

ONGOING Choral rehearsals Lynden Choral Society rehearsals for Handel’s “Messiah” began on Sept. 21 and continue each Monday at First Christian Reformed Church, 1010 Front St., from 7 to 9:15 p.m. ...

Lynden, LC school systems hosting joint heart screening

LYNDEN — One in 250. While those may not be the type of odds to bet on in Vegas, they’re certainly not the type to bet against when it comes to the heart. Sudden cardiac arrest — a condition in which ...

Football roundup: Trojans, Mountaineers, Lyncs cruise to victories

Meridian 49, Chelan 14    CHELAN — One week after forfeiting a non-league game against Squalicum due to “internal team issues,” Meridian totaled 524 yards of offense and routed Chelan, 49-14, ...

Soccer roundup: Lions score two last-minute goals to draw with Sehome

WHATCOM — Lynden (4-1-1, 1-0-1 Northwest Conference) rallied for two goals in the closing minutes of the match to earn a 2-2 draw with Sehome on Sept. 17. With the Lions trailing 2-0, Peyton Fullner ...