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Lynden native named as chef at Lakeway Inn

BELLINGHAM — Lynden native Derek Som, who has 16 years of food-service experience, has been named executive chef at the Best Western Plus Lakeway Inn & Conference Center. The Lakeway Inn has also ...

Umpqua to take over Sterling Savings Bank

PORTLAND — By early next year, Umpqua Holdings Corp. will finish off a $2 billion transaction by purchasing Sterling Financial Corporation, including the Lynden Sterling Savings Bank location at 1794 ...

Lynden Mower closes its doors this month

LYNDEN — John VanWeerdhuizen has closed Lynden Mower after owning it for three years. The local owner closed this month for “personal reasons” and will finish cleaning up the 1842 Front St. store, ...

Lehmann’s to sell local store

BELLINGHAM — Leh-mann’s Maytag Home Appliance Center, one of Bellingham’s oldest family-owned stores that actually started in Lynden, is saying thanks and goodbye to the community this month. Third-generation ...

Lynden Food Pavilion getting ‘refreshing’ store layout

LYNDEN — Shopping in the Lynden Food Pavilion will look a lot fresher in mid-fall once a complete store upgrade has been finished, said The Markets LLC spokesperson Sue Cole. The Lynden store, one of ...

Building industry candidate debate events Sept. 18, 25

BELLINGHAM — The Building Industry Association of Whatcom County will host a candidate debate on Wednesday, Sept. 18, for the four 2013 contested County Council races. At Baker Creek Place headquarters, ...

Course teaches sustainable small acreage farming

BELLINGHAM — A “Sustainable Small Acreage Farming” course will be offered by WSU Whatcom County Extension this fall. The course provides an overview of potential small acreage farming and ranching ...

Women in Business award finalists named

WHATCOM — Whatcom Women in Business has announced six finalists for its 31st annual Professional Woman of the Year award. They are: • Anny Havland, executive producer of Talk It Up TV and co-founder ...

WFC to purchase Fairway True Value store

LYNDEN — Even with the retirement of Irv Timmermans at the end of August, the Fairway True Value hardware store will continue to operate in its same location come September. Whatcom Farmers Co-op has ...

Bakerview Nursery announces closure

BELLINGHAM — Larry and Toni Clark, co-owners of Bellingham’s Bakerview Nursery, announced Monday that Sept. 30 will serve as the final day in business for one of the county’s longest-running retail ...