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Larry and Helen Tremaine – 50th anniversary

Larry and Helen Tremaine of Birch Bay Village, Blaine, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a gathering in the clubhouse at Birch Bay Village. They were married in Lynden on July 2, 1963, ...
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Gerrit and Marie Ten Kley – 65th anniversary \ Marie Ten Kley – 85th birthday

Gerrit and Marie Ten Kley of Nooksack are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary and Marie’s 85th birthday. Marie was born in Lynden on July 13, 1928, to Jake and Minnie Kalsbeek. She married Gerrit ...
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Frances Neff – 94th birthday

Frances Neff of Lynden is celebrating her 94th birthday. She was born on Aug. 4, 1919, in Grants Pass, Ore., to Harold and Ethel Barton. She is a member of Covenant Grace Reformed Church and was married ...

County Parks/Rec Foundation sets Aug. 14 Pints for Parks event

BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation invites everyone to walk, run, bike or drive down to Kulshan Brewing Co., 2238 James St., Bellingham, on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. ...

Familiar surroundings, sort of, to a new reporter in this small town

By Annika Wolters Big, open spaces. A mid-June cloudless day, my first drive down Hannegan Road — that 15-mile stretch of patchwork fields — to the picturesque city of Lynden was accompanied by a staticky ...

Mayor proclaims Saturday to be Gathering of the Orange Day Mayor’s Proclamation

WHEREAS, the agriculture industry of the Lynden area has for generations created a positive economic impact for Lynden and the surrounding communities in Whatcom County; and WHEREAS, the Puget Sound Antique ...

Letters to the editor – July 31

Growth management must be on the table With the upcoming County Council election on the horizon, it is extremely important that we all be aware of growth management issues and the need for council members ...

Calendar

THURSDAY Farmers market The Lynden Farmers Market runs from 1 to 6 p.m. every Thursday through the summer at 324 Front St. Tractor show concert Kenny Hess with the Vedder Mountain Pickers and New Generation ...

Births – published July 31

SNOW HAVEN VANDERYACHT Lyndall and Kent VanderYacht of Ballito, South Africa, welcomed a daughter, Snow Haven, at Alberlito Hospital in Ballito on May 19, 2013. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and joins ...

Insect stings: If you’ve never had a bad reaction, it doesn’t mean you won’t

OLYMPIA — To many, pesky bee stings typically only cause temporary throbbing. That doesn’t mean you’ll never have a bad reaction, however. Public health officials warn that having one type of reaction ...