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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 ...

Barbecue food truck opens

LYNDEN — Jeremy TenKley now has custom-made buns from the Lynden Dutch Bakery to show off his daily smoked meat and signature onion jelly creation. The Lyndenite does it all from his new JT Smokin Barbecue ...

Krause Manufacturing shutting down at Laurel, moving to San Diego

LAUREL — After 50 years in operation in Whatcom County, Krause Manufacturing, 6059 Guide Meridian Rd., will move its equipment to parent company CP Group’s world headquarters in San Diego. Krause will ...
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Boxx Berry Farm kicking off 53rd year

FERNDALE — Mike Boxx is pretty proud of his strawberries. He’s so proud and protective that he sends some of them all the way to a Skagit County processor just because they guarantee to send the exact ...