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Lynden Vision Clinic acquires Bellingham office; open house set

LYNDEN — Dr. Mira Swiecicki, doctor of optometry and owner of Lynden Vision Clinic, has expanded by acquiring Spyglass Optik in Bellingham. Swiecicki assumed operation of Spyglass Optik, located along ...
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WTA adds 8 hybrid buses

WHATCOM — Eight new hybrid buses entered Whatcom Transportation Authority service on Monday, Feb. 4. Compared to the 18-year-old diesel buses they replace, the new buses offer 40 percent greater fuel ...

Bellingham insurance agent soliciting help in donating $1,500 to local nonprofit

LYNDEN — Bob Wallin Insurance plans to donate $1,500 to a Whatcom County-based charity and is hosting a month of open nominations in February. In February, you can nominate a charity by filling out the ...
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Neighborhood dispute sparks parking debate

LYNDEN — The Lynden Planning Commission will host a public hearing on Feb. 14 on a rule requiring businesses with off-street parking to use those parking spots. But this isn’t some procedural rule ...

Guide Insurance has purchased San Juan Insurance

LYNDEN — Guide Insurance now reaches beyond Lynden, having acquired San Juan Insurance and its office in Eastsound on Orcas Island from Eric Veldman. The Lynden-based insurance office, started by Joel ...

Nooksack Valley Disposal & Recycling tops 6 million pounds milestone in 2012

WHATCOM — Nooksack Valley Disposal & Recycling in 2012 topped more than 6 million pounds of materials, yard waste and food waste recycled by Whatcom County residents for the second consecutive year. ...

Revenue: B.C. residents must pay sales tax

OLYMPIA — Contrary to what some British Columbia residents appear to believe, they do not qualify for a sales tax exemption when shopping in Washington State. The Department of Revenue reminds Washington ...

Tangled Threads celebrates 10 years

LYNDEN ­— Tangled Threads Quilt Shop, 202 Sixth St., celebrates 10 years in business on Saturday, Feb. 2. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be goodies, drawings, demos and freebies, said co-owner Thelma ...

Parts Warehouse buys former Alsum & Bode warehouse

LYNDEN — One man’s tight working quarters is another’s wide-open space. That describes upcoming moves for Al Kennedy’s Parts Warehouse and Brandon Rutledge’s Reco Branding Solutions. Some years ...
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Why Darigold is expanding by 46%

LYNDEN ­— Producing 46 percent more milk powder than its predecessor, the new Darigold drying tower rising on Lynden’s skyline helps position the company for growing export markets in Asia and China. ...