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New steakhouse coming to Homestead

LYNDEN — Watch for the opening of yet another restaurant at Homestead Golf & Country Club. The Reserve at Homestead is now closed and a new group of owners has taken over, shutting down food service ...

Two Sumas firms win awards for air quality

WHATCOM — Two Sumas wood processing plants, Cedarprime and Teal-Jones Lumber Services, are among the top ten regional recipients of 2012 awards from the Northwest Clean Air Agency. PeaceHealth St. Joseph ...

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 ...