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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 ...

Semiahmoo purchase complete, to open before fall

BLAINE — The purchase of Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine and its two golf courses, Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club and Loomis Trails, was completed last week for $19.5 million. The newly formed Resort Semiahmoo ...
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Renate’s German Deli offering soup for the needy

LYNDEN — Inspired by a practice from Europe, Renate’s German Restaurant and Deli began a program called “Cup of Soup on the Wall” about a month ago. Influenced by a post on Facebook, Cup of Soup ...
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CrossWater Cafe now open in Sumas

SUMAS — Sumas has a new restaurant, tied in with an organization that has become a mainstay in the community. Seeds of Hope Ministries recently acquired the former location of Zio’s Pizza & Pasta, ...

PeaceHealth and Regence reach insurance pact

BELLINGHAM — PeaceHealth and Regence reached a new two-year agreement June 13 that ensures Regence members can continue to receive their care at PeaceHealth at in-network rates. The new contract, beginning ...