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WFC to purchase Fairway True Value store

LYNDEN — Even with the retirement of Irv Timmermans at the end of August, the Fairway True Value hardware store will continue to operate in its same location come September. Whatcom Farmers Co-op has ...

Bakerview Nursery announces closure

BELLINGHAM — Larry and Toni Clark, co-owners of Bellingham’s Bakerview Nursery, announced Monday that Sept. 30 will serve as the final day in business for one of the county’s longest-running retail ...

The Woods will make cookies for 2013 Moo-wiches

WHATCOM — This year for the first time, The Woods Coffee will make the cookie part of the highly popular Moo-wiches for the 2013 Northwest Washington Fair. The Woods’ bakery in Lynden will deliver ...

House passes a Farm Bill without DelBene’s vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of northwest Washington’s 1st District joined all House Democrats July 11 in voting against a partial version of a Farm Bill authored by Republicans. ...

Raspberry crop looks good so far

WHATCOM ­— With a festival to celebrate raspberries just around the corner, local farmers themselves say the harvest looks good so far. “The weather has been excellent for quality,” said veteran ...

Sugar Shack music to kids’ ears

By Annika Wolters LYNDEN — When the faint jingle from an old favorite ice cream truck tune hits your ear, stop to reminisce. Then get out of the way and watch the neighborhood’s children rush to the ...

Border survey answers where travelers are going

WHATCOM — The Whatcom Council of Governments (WCOG) has partnered with Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) to conduct a large-scale survey of travelers through the ...

County 2Q home sales surge

WHATCOM — Whatcom County’s housing market continued to gain strength in this year’s second quarter with more homes sold than in any comparable quarter since 2007, according to a real-estate report. ...

Green Barn adds smoothies, deli coming

LYNDEN — The Green Barn has already added smoothies, milkshakes and espresso coffee to its Birch Bay-Lynden Road retail store and will offer a full deli section, with sandwiches, sometime in mid-July. ...
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Capstone grows in numbers, certification

LYNDEN — Jeannett Penner and Doniel Hagee, physical therapists at Capstone Physical Therapy in Lynden, received Board Certification as Orthopedic Clinical Specialists June 17. Less than 5 percent of ...