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Ethel Boertien looks back ‘happy’ across 100 years

LYNDEN ­— Ethel Boertien remembers that her family and another, 14 people in all, came down sick in the worldwide flu pandemic of 1918-19, yet all survived. Her father, at age 38, was drafted to fight ...
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Balancing a little bocce

Seniors from around Whatcom County came to Lynden’s Bender Fields bocce ball courts Monday to participate in their annual bocce tournament. One of the players was Pete Peterson, of Everson, at age 97, ...

BelleWood Acres adds activities for holiday, start of apple harvest

LYNDEN ­— Apple harvest has arrived at BelleWood Acres farm, and it’s been one year since the 6140 Guide Meridian Rd. building opened. That timing adds up to an Orchard Days celebration Aug. 31 through ...

Hits of Rodgers & Hammerstein kick off fresh Claire vg Theatre season

LYNDEN ­— The Claire vg Thomas Theatre kicks off the 2013-14 season with a tribute to its namesake. “Some Enchanted Evening” will run Sept. 26 through Oct. 13. Taking a cue from the hit song of ...
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‘The World’s End’ finishes the Cornetto Trilogy with hilarity, heart

There are very few films in existence that I consider essentially flawless. James Cameron’s “Aliens” is one (and my favorite movie of all time); “Back to the Future,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day ...

County orchestra names director

WHATCOM — Thom Mayes has joined the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra as its new executive director, replacing Scott Henderson, who retired after holding the position for the past 2 1/2 years. Mayes has a past ...

Hospice needs volunteers

WHATCOM — Hospice seeks top-quality, caring volunteers to provide assistance to those facing a life-threatening illness. Caregivers provide respite sitting, light chores, transportation, comfort and ...

Calendar

ONGOING Orchard Days BelleWood Acres hosts Orchard Days at 6140 Guide Meridian Rd. from Aug. 31 through Sept. 6. It starts with free apple cider donuts and live music from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday ...
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A new era for Lynden football

LYNDEN — As Lynden coach Curt Kramme sits in his office, his excitement continuously escalates when asked about his 2013 Lions. Sure, the team lost 19 seniors from 2012, including four players who went ...
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Soccer Preview: A new year on the soccer pitch

LYNDEN — When LC girls soccer coach Brent DeRuyter began the first day of soccer practices for the Lyncs on Monday, he already knew what he would have in front of him: Veteran leadership. The Lyncs, ...