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State commission rules against Kershner voting-record complaint

BELLINGHAM — The Washington State Public Disclosure Commission has dismissed a claim of County Council candidate Kathy Kershner against opponent Satpal Sidhu in regard to his portrayal of her voting ...

First concert of WSO 40th year a Beethoven treat

BELLINGHAM ­— The Whatcom Symphony Orchestra opens its 40th anniversary season on Oct. 11 with a bang: two huge Beethoven pieces and a violinist of international acclaim, James Ehnes. From Canada, Ehnes ...

Sobjack elected VP in Republican women’s group

PHOENIX — At the 38th biennial convention of the National Federation of Republican Women, Eileen Sobjack of Custer, Washington, was unanimously elected Sept. 12 to the group’s Executive Committee as ...

New head at Opportunity Council

BELLINGHAM ­— Greg Winter, currently heading the Whatcom Homeless Service Center of the Opportunity Council, will succeed Dave Finet as the agency’s executive director on Jan. 1, 2016. Finet has been ...

Meetings

Wednesday, Sept. 23 • Lynden School Board, district board room, 1203 Bradley Rd., Lynden, 7 a.m. This will be a board work session on strategic plan, board priorities and facilities planning. • Ag ...

Calendar

ONGOING Choral rehearsals Lynden Choral Society rehearsals for Handel’s “Messiah” began on Sept. 21 and continue each Monday at First Christian Reformed Church, 1010 Front St., from 7 to 9:15 p.m. ...

Lynden Music Festival brings Hawaiian sound

HAPA in Hawaiian means “half,” alluding to the band’s mix of old Polynesian art forms to contemporary. (Courtesy photo) LYNDEN ­— Just three weeks away, as everything is turning definitely autumn, ...
Demolition of the 106-year-old building at 401 Front St. started this week, closing the Fourth Street alley between Front and Judson. This project involves supporting a wall that conjoins with that of neighboring Dutch Mothers Restaurant. Originally a brick building now clad in stucco, this site was for much of its life the Star Market grocery that, into the 1960s, took phone orders from customers and then delivered to homes. Now owned by the city, the site was determined to be unfit for occupancy over a year ago. Cleared, the site will help open up more of a corridor from the downtown area to development south of Front Street. (Courtesy photo)

A tricky takedown

Demolition of the 106-year-old building at 401 Front St. started this week, closing the Fourth Street alley between Front and Judson. This project involves supporting a wall that conjoins with that of ...

Navigating the charter amendments

By Brooke Hanson and Calvin Bratt WHATCOM — Ten proposed changes in the county’s election system come to local voters this fall. Followers of the charter review process will know the ins and outs ...

401 Front St. site to be cleared this week; alley closed

  LYNDEN ­— The 106-yearold building at 401 Front St. will be demolished this week, and the Fourth Street alley between Front and Judson is closed as a result, city Public Works announces.   Strengholt ...