Alberta Small

Alberta Lucille Small (Hawley), 93, a longtime resident of Whatcom County, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Mom enjoyed many crafts, camping and cooking big dinners ...

Gerrit Meenderinck

Gerrit Edsko Meenderinck, age 91, went home to be with his Lord on April 14, 2013, at Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham. He was born in Lynden to Peter and Cornelia (Dyksterhuis) Meenderinck on Sept. ...
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Robert and Jayleen Tjoelker – 50th anniversary

Robert (Bud) and Jayleen Tjoelker of Blaine are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a weekend away with their children and grandchildren in Eastern Washington. Robert and Jayleen were married ...
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Pete and Joanne Dykstra – 60th anniversary

Pete and Joanne Dykstra of Lynden are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with a private family dinner. Pete and Joanne were married on April 14, 1953, in Lynden. Pete is retired from Mobil and ...
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John and Vonda VandeHoef – 25th anniversary

John and Vonda VandeHoef, of Lynden, are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and future vacation to a warm destination. John and Vonda were married on April 15, 1988, in Lynden’s ...

Births – published April 17

BRIELLE RYAN VISSER Kylee and Darrell Visser of Bellingham welcomed a daughter, Brielle Ryan, on March 16, 2013, at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. ...

In the military

Marine Cpl. Reece Lodder of Everson, currently stationed at Marine Corps Base in Hawaii, has been named a winner of the 2013 Sergeant Major Dan Daly Award. The award was established in memory of the legendary ...

End-of-life choices topic of workshops

BELLINGHAM — Normalizing conversations about end-of-life care and increasing the number of people with advance directives are goals of a series of free workshops in May. Most do not require advance registration. ...

CALENDAR

THURSDAY Piano concert Jerri Lee Mercer will play jazz and theater classics in the Jansen Art Center piano lounge, 321 Front St., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18.   FRIDAY Guitar concert ...

Ferndale voting on new library

FERNDALE ­— City voters get their chance to say whether they will pay $550,000 more to assure a new library gets built in town. If approved, the levy would be the finishing touch in five years of fundraising ...