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State of the Arts: Come for the robots, stay for the robots

BELLINGHAM — Giant robots fighting giant monsters. That’s pretty much how I described Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” to people when I mentioned it to them prior to actually watching the film. ...

Tall ships come to Blaine Aug. 4

BLAINE — The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, now at Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham through Friday, plan a brief visit to Blaine Aug. 3-4. Both vessels are scheduled to arrive at Drayton ...

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ONGOING Arts Market The Bellwether Arts Market runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays in August. The festival atmosphere features over 30 artists’ booths, vendors and live entertainment.   WEDNESDAY ...
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Lady Washington, Hawaiian Chieftain offer tours

BELLINGHAM — Beginning this Friday, residents of Whatcom County will have the opportunity to tour some historical tall ships at the Squalicum Harbor Marina in Bellingham. The two ships that will be available ...
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‘The East’ offers thrills, moral dilemmas

LYNDEN — Like so many good films out there, “The East” asks the classic “would you or wouldn’t you?” question a number of times before its controversial conclusion. Writer-actress Brit Marling ...

Lynden border drug tunnel plays backdrop to new children’s novel

by Annika Wolters LYNDEN — While driving down Boundary Road, retired clinical social worker Jim Vander May remembered the U.S.-Canadian drug smuggling tunnel underneath the border that was busted in ...

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ONGOING Arts Market The Bellwether Arts Market runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays in August. The festival atmosphere features over 30 artists booths, vendors and live entertainment.   WEDNESDAY ...
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State of the Arts: So they have puffin cruises in Washington …

This past weekend, my girlfriend and I went on a puffin cruise. Now, before anybody tries to tell me that this activity ages us by 30 years or so, let me just inform you that we’re fully aware of this ...
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Making a Razz Fest

LYNDEN — There are more raspberries slated for this July’s Lynden Raspberry Festival. And more festival, too. The annual event, which draws between 20,000 and 25,000 visitors into downtown Lynden, ...
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The Pickford Film Center: Uniquely special

BELLINGHAM — We all have those memories that will never be non-memories. One of my favorite high school memories occurred at the Pickford Film Center. It was the closest I’ve ever been to a true red-carpet ...