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Groen pleads guilty

SEATTLE ­— Four years ago, border-dwelling Lynden resident Wayne Groen fought federal charges against him to a jury trial, losing one count and winning one count. This time, he has pleaded guilty to ...
West My Friend, coming from Vancouver Island, helps to give the 2015 Lynden Music Festival its “island” aura. This group performs twice Saturday, Oct. 17 — at the Lynden Pioneer Museum at 2 p.m. and Steakhouse 9 at 8 p.m. (Courtesy photo)

Music fills our town

LYNDEN ­— No matter what the weather is today, the mood for music is being set for the next five days by island sounds and the color of harmony. The seventh annual “Claire de Lune” Lynden Music ...
Preferred Freezer built its 330,000-square-foot facility in Lynden in a hurry, opening last month in plenty of time to receive a crush of Canadian cranberries. Global cranberry producer Ocean Spray will nearly fill the state-of-the-art freezer facility with multiple truckloads of berries now coming in daily. Located on West Main Street, the giant facility has climate-controlled loading docks to reduce product loss. Automated lifts and lights help forklift drivers access trucks easily, while automatic doors into the four freezers save time and reduce cold loss. (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune)

How to freeze an Ocean Spray cranberry

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Organization takes on Unity Care NW name

BELLINGHAM — The organization that has been known as the Interfaith Community Health Center took on a new name on Oct. 5 — Unity Care NW. The announcement was made at an annual fundraising gala, whose ...

A look at the Port of Bellingham District 3 race

WHATCOM — The Port of Bellingham Commission influences a variety of entities, including the Bellingham airport, the harbors in Bellingham and Blaine and the Bellingham waterfront. Current Ferndale mayor ...
Sara Whitehead is getting more into promoting and marketing the Bee in Bloom honey and lavender farm she and husband Brent run. (Courtesy photo)

Lavender vendor one new addition to this year’s Craft and Antique Show

LYNDEN ­— Bee in Bloom, a husband-wife team growing lavender and selling products, is one of the new vendors at this week’s craft and antique extravaganza. Dr. Brent and Sara Whitehead have been raising ...

New event Nov. 6 benefits Cascade Connections

BELLINGHAM ­— Cascade Connections (formerly Cascade Christian Services) holds its first Hamster’s Ball, a fundraising evening, on Friday, Nov. 6, at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. The event, starting ...

100 will ‘simulate’ poverty on Nov. 1

BELLINGHAM ­— Sunday, Nov. 1, will bring a Poverty Simulation Event, billed as an “eye-opening experience.” Approximately 100 people will experience the reality of poverty in a unique simulation, ...

Free Washington Parks days in 2016 announced

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces Friday, Jan. 1, as the first of 12 “free days” in 2016 when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit ...

Two sessions can help you sort out health insurance

BELLINGHAM — Do you have questions about enrolling in Medicare or choosing the right health insurance? Two upcoming classes offered by Whatcom Community College’s Community and Continuing Education ...