Your community, your newspaper

As newspaper executives struggle over whether the news should be digital first, tablet first, SMS first or print first, readers know exactly what they want their local newspaper to be — community first. ...

Letters to the editor – Oct. 9

Port picks In November, we will be voting for two Port Commissioners who will be making decisions that will affect us all for years to come — the waterfront, airport, living-wage jobs, the kind of economic ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, Oct. 9 • Whatcom Community College Board of Trustees, Laidlaw Center board room, 237 W. Kellogg Rd., Bellingham, 2 p.m. • Lynden City Council Public Works Committee, second floor conference ...

Calendar of events

WEDNESDAY Music Festival The Lynden Music Festival has five events on Wednesday, Oct. 9, including piano and jazz concerts. For times and locations, visit www.lyndenmusicfestival.com.   THURSDAY Music ...
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‘Gravity’ is a landmark for science-fiction films

Alfonso Cuarón’s new film “Gravity” is a modern-day science fiction masterpiece. More than perhaps any space film before it, “Gravity” conveys an unnerving sense of dire isolation as its characters ...
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A first-ever performance here

Ballet performance Northwest Ballet Theater presents “Dracula” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13, and at both 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, in the Mount Baker Theatre. Tickets $15-$30. ...

Lynden museum open house part of music festival

LYNDEN ­— The Lynden Pioneer Museum holds its annual open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, as part of the Lynden Music Festival. The group Jaded Lovers will perform its variety of music, ...

Craft and antique show Oct. 17-19

LYNDEN ­— The Fall Craft and Antique Extravaganza returns to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds Expo Building Oct. 17-19. This is the 24th year of the high-quality homegrown show of partners Judy ...
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Searching for the perfect pumpkin

Stoney Ridge Farm on Van Dyk Road is loaded right now with pumpkins, as well as gourds and lots of apples for the choosing of customers. Many school and preschool groups are also visiting the farm in October. ...
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More struggles for Baker

BELLINGHAM — In a season that has been filled with mostly disappointing results, the Mount Baker girls’ soccer team continues to fight. The team is in second-to-last place of the Northwest Conference ...