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Carbon monoxide alarms now required in most residences, even old homes

WHATCOM — A new law went into effect on Tuesday requiring that carbon monoxide (CO) alarm devices be installed in nearly all buildings classified as residential occupancies. This includes single-family ...

Bellingham Farmers Market open to new vendors for 2013 season

WHATCOM — The Bellingham Farmers Market is taking applications from farmers, producers and crafters in Whatcom and Skagit counties who are looking for new markets and more face-to-face time with customers. ...

Pacific Bank to pay shareholders a dividend

ABERDEEN — Pacific Financial Corporation, the head of Pacific Bank, will pay a 20-cent dividend per share to all shareholders on or before Dec. 28. “The bank has experienced strong earnings in 2012, ...

Taco Time raises $3,000 for Project Hope in one day

LYNDEN — On Dec. 18, the Taco Time Northwest restaurant hosted its second annual Project Hope benefit and raised $3,000 for the local food bank. “We’re proud to live and work in a community that ...

DeWaard & Bode donating proceeds of sales from recycled appliances

WHATCOM — DeWaard & Bode, owned by Lyndenite Jerry Roorda, has launched a program that will recycle used appliances with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to nonprofit organizations in Whatcom ...
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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 ...

Wiser’s comfy in new locale

LYNDEN — Nothing is more fitting for a furniture store than the ability to stretch your legs, exactly what Wiser’s Furniture now has after moving into a brand-new storefront on Birch Bay-Lynden Road. ...

SSK Insurance adds Tom Dorr

LYNDEN — Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance has hired Tom Dorr as a commercial sales producer. Dorr is well known to many local owners and managers, having helped more than 4,000 businesses as director ...

S&S Insurance is now S&V Insurance

LYNDEN — S&S Insurance and Financial Group has officially changed its name to S&V Insurance Services. The name change reflects the firm’s new partnership as well as a new focus exclusively ...

CHCC adds community relations director

LYNDEN — Melinda Herrera has joined the Christian Health Care Center as admissions and community relations director. Her primary duties include overseeing the admission process, communicating with Whatcom ...