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Letter carriers’ May 14 drive will boost Lynden Project Hope Food Bank stocks

LYNDEN — The U.S. Postal Service letter carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive will be held on Saturday, May 14, and the gathering of food is key for the Project Hope Food Bank. A bag will be provided ...

Habitat starting new project with Women Build

BELLINGHAM — Women, bring your biceps and your can-do attitude to join in a National Women Build Week project of Habitat for Humanity of Whatcom County. The project will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, ...

Free tire recycling at Birch Bay site

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County Health Department offers two upcoming days of free tire recycling. On two Sundays, May 15 and May 22, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the disposal facility operated by SSC at 4297 ...

Port refinances 2005 bond debt to save $860,000

BELLINGHAM — The Port of Bellingham is refinancing the balance of a $5 million bond issued in 2005 to cash in on historically low interest rates and reduce debt payments by $860,000 over the next ten ...

Two federal agencies to move around corner to East Pole Road

WHATCOM — The base of operations for two federal agricultural service agencies was slightly different as of Monday, May 2. The Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service have moved ...

Ecology taking comment on oil transport by rail

New rules about giving notice and contingency planning OLYMPIA ­— Two new rules aimed at enhancing the safety of transporting oil through the state are open for comment through the Washington Department ...

Meetings

Wednesday, May 4 • Northwest Senior Services Advisory Board, Skagit Publishing community meeting room, 1215 Anderson Rd., Mount Vernon, 1 p.m. The board assists the Area Agency on Aging on issues related ...

Calendar

ONGOING Fringe Series The Bellingham Fringe Series of music, magic and mayhem is at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, in the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave., Bellingham. ...
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Educational planting

Pam Biesheuvel chooses hanging baskets of flowers shortly after the Lynden High School plant sale opened at noon on Thursday. The annual sale is the work of about 50 students in two horticulture classes, ...

Lynden top 25 in America’s Main Streets

$25,000 is top prize from online voting contest running now LYNDEN ­— Online voting has put Lynden into the top 25 out of 253 town entries in the America’s Main Streets contest. A new round of voting ...