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State of the Arts: The Hobbit: Overlong and overstuffed

LYNDEN — I’ve been a rather vocal critic of Peter Jackson’s decision to split his adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” into three movies rather than the originally planned two-parter. ...

Music festival benefit concert/sing-along Friday

LYNDEN ­— The community is invited to a Christmas concert/sing-along hosted by the Lynden Music Festival Committee on Friday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. in Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 1105 Liberty St. ...

Big bridal show coming to county on Jan. 6

BELLINGHAM — Northwest Washington’s largest wedding fashion show will be among the highlights on Sunday, Jan. 6, at the 20th annual Bridal Inspirations Wedding Expo. Bridal Inspirations will run from ...

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ONGOING Holiday Festival BelleWood Acres hosts a month-long Honeycrisp Kringle celebration through Dec. 23, with a variety of events at the 6140 Guide Meridian Rd. apple farm. Details: bellewoodfarms.com. ...
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Animated Christmas: The best show in town

LYNDEN — Emerald Way isn’t a highly traveled road in town. Not many cul-de-sac streets are. But in December the traffic off Benson Road can make it tough for Ryan Mitchell even to pull into his own ...
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WATCH: Animated Christmas lights in Lynden

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At long last, Bellingham’s new theater

BELLINGHAM — Ever since my dad took my brother and me to the Langley (B.C.) Colossus theater to see Bryan Singer’s original “X-Men” back in 2000, I have longed for a new movie theater in Bellingham. ...
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Jansen Art Center recognized by regional architects for excellence

LYNDEN — Those who worked on the renovation and complete remodel of two historic buildings in downtown Lynden to turn them into the combined Jansen Art Center knew they had a special project. Now others ...
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Review: ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2’ breaks my mind instead

BELLINGHAM — I am not in the target market for the Twilight Saga. That’s an important fact to consider when reading my review of the film. I’m a 26-year-old male who loves going to the movies but ...
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Children dance ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ this weekend

LYNDEN ­— Over 150 youth dancers of A Gift of Dance studio will put on “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” this Friday and Saturday in the Lynden Christian High School auditorium. Show time both nights ...