Order of candidates will be determined by Friday drawing

WHATCOM ­— Ever wonder how the order of candidates’ names on a ballot gets decided? The office order is defined by law, but the order in which the candidates’ names appear is done by a lot drawing ...

Forestland owners’ field day will be July 27

WHATCOM ­— The North Puget Sound Forest Landowner Field Day will be on Saturday, July 27, near Sumas. The state’s top forestry specialists will be offering hands-on field sessions throughout the day ...

Hats Off expanding to Burlington

BURLINGTON — Lynden’s Hats Off has opened a second location in Burlington. The new Hats Off location, which opened on May 1 at 145 Cascade Place, will feature business and team uniforms or spirit wear ...
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OPINION: There’s nothing like quacking as a duck

Let me give you a hint: Those little quacker noisemakers they try to sell you before you get on the Ride the Ducks of Seattle do have a certain level of annoyance to them, but, boy, are they a hoot if ...

EDITORIAL: A great small step for downtown

Last week, the last of four small trees was planted at the intersection of Fifth and Front streets. The city was involved, Puget Sound Energy was involved (to support the right kinds of planting around ...

GUEST OPINION: Mentor agency: ‘What we do changes lives’

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington (BBBS-NW) is asking for donations from the local community to support a mission of mentoring at-risk youth in Whatcom and Skagit counties. Decreased funding ...

Letters to the editor – May 15

Stamping out hunger getting to be a great habit by local mail carriers On behalf of the hundreds of hungry people who use the Project Hope Food Bank of Lynden, I want to express a huge thanks to all of ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, May 15 • Lynden City Council Community Development Committee, second floor conference room, City Hall, 300 Fourth St., 4:30 p.m. • Lynden Board of Adjustments, southeast conference room, ...

Seaholm honored

LYNDEN — On Monday, May 6, Lynden Middle School teacher Jeff Seaholm received the VFW Post 9301 & Auxiliary Teacher Appreciation Award for the 2012-13 year from auxiliary president Thelma Darling. ...

CALENDAR

ONGOING Local play The Lynden Performing Arts Guild presents “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Claire vg Thomas Theatre through May 19. Directed by Julie and Ed Marantette, this is a musical comedy. ...