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Be creative, have fun in port’s Gingerbread Contest

BELLINGHAM — To make an edible sculpture for the Port of Bellingham’s annual gingerbread contest can be both an exercise in creativity and a fun activity spent with family and friends this Thanksgiving. ...

Bethany holiday homes tour set

LYNDEN ­— Bethany Christian Services’ 15th annual Homes for the Holidays tour will be on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. The owners’ homes on tour are: • Fred and Tami Rylaarsdam, 8539 Benson ...

Series topic is land drainage

LYNDEN ­— Agricultural drainage maintenance is the topic of the Whatcom Dairy Speaker Series on Thursday, Nov. 21. The talk will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Ten Mile Grange Hall, 6985 Hannegan ...

Badger Road bridge restriction now at 15 tons

WHATCOM — The load restriction on the West Badger Road bridge over Bertrand Creek has been tightened even further. Effective about noon Friday, Nov. 15, the weight limit was put at 15 tons, reported ...

Blood pressure checks ending at Lynden Sr. Center

LYNDEN ­— This week’s free blood pressure checks at the Lynden Community Center will apparently be the last. The service was backed by Visiting Nurse Home Care of northwest Washington. But that agency ...
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Local adopting families celebrate diversity

Annika Wolters WHATCOM ­— Some kids wait all year to get officially settled into a family on National Adoption Day. That day comes up this Friday. On Nov. 22, Whatcom County will celebrate its sixth ...

Lynden: Why allow any pot?

LYNDEN ­— Two city councilors don’t want to do anything to encourage recreational marijuana use in Lynden — “just not do weed in town at all,” said Tobey Gelder. Gelder and Nick Laninga look ...

A Project Hope helper and receiver

LYNDEN — Charlotte Pease had volunteered at Project Hope off and on for a couple of years, bringing her children along to stock shelves and load boxes during food drives. She never thought she might ...

Progressives elected to County Council

WHATCOM ­— The “progressive” slate of four candidates won a clean sweep over the “conservative” side for the County Council in the Nov. 5 general election. The leaders each held a vote margin ...
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A veteran-style salute

Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts were involved, along with sponsoring Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9301, in the Veterans Day service at the Lynden Community Center on Monday. Matthew Aamot was the speaker ...