More roads being paved this week

WHATCOM -— In the county’s ongoing summer effort, seven north county roads were scheduled to receive  asphalt paving this week, June 16-20, during the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., reports Whatcom County ...

State tourism call center created

OLYMPIA — The Washington Tourism Alliance has launched a toll-free call center for visitor information and help. The ExperienceWA call center is open seven days a week, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at ...

Wine and spirits tasting event July 20 at Bellewood

BELLINGHAM — Sustainable Connections, in partnership with the Whatcom Winery and Distillery Association, will host a second annual Whatcom Wine & Spirits Fest on Sunday, July 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. ...

‘Border Songs’ coming to stages here

LYNDEN -— A theater version of “Border Songs,” the Whatcom County-based 2009 bestseller book of Jim Lynch, is coming to two local stages. Lynch’s story is from the perspective of a tall severely ...

Calendar

ONGOING Art show The International Art Festival at Peace Arch Park runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday through Sunday, June 20-22. Free. Details: www.peacearchart.org. Local dance The Dance Studio presents ...

Baker River salmon surge

BELLEVUE — It’s a record-smashing season for young salmon at Baker River in the North Cascades. And the fish keep coming. In early June, the number of juvenile sockeye and coho collected by fisheries ...

Jewell named to insurer’s council

LYNDEN — Farmers Insurance agent Andrew Jewell has been named to the national insurer’s prestigious Presidents Council representing excellence in service, consistency in business performance and commitment ...

Lynden teacher to attend institute

LYNDEN -— Amy Miller, fifth grade teacher at Bernice Vossbeck Elementary School, has been chosen to attend the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, a week-long institute at the Library Science Center ...
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Becky Isenhart – Kristian Peterson engagement

Becky Isenhart and Kristian Peterson, both of Seattle, announce their engagement and plans for a Nov. 1, 2014 wedding in Seattle and a reception at the Lake Union Cafe in Seattle. Becky is a daughter of ...
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Noel Marquard – Scott Hardaway engagement

Noel Marquard and Scott Hardaway announce their engagement and plans for an Aug. 30, 2014 wedding. Noel is a daughter of Rev. Don Marquard, chaplain bereavement coordinator of Harmony Hospice Center in ...