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St. Joseph church fills 142 packs with kids’ school supply needs

LYNDEN — St. Joseph Catholic Church has provided 142 fully loaded backpacks to the elementary schools in the Lynden, Nooksack and Meridian school districts. This ministry started in the summer of 2012 ...
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SkillShare event at Hovander Park Sept. 21-22

FERNDALE — The second annual Whatcom SkillShare is coming to Hovander Homestead Park on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22. This is a move from the Deming Logging Show grounds last year. The 2013 event ...

Free seminars teach emergency preparedness

BELLINGHAM — September is National Preparedness Month, and to help get the community prepared to respond to and recover from natural disasters, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is hosting a series ...

WSU Extension starting diabetes class Sept. 23

WHATCOM — As part of the Center for Disease Control’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, WSU Whatcom County Extension is hosting a non-commercial year-long program focused on diabete prevention ...

Tax-Aide needs a few volunteers

WHATCOM — Tax-Aide, which provides free tax preparation assistance, is looking for a few volunteers to do tax returns in Whatcom County. Tax-Aide, a service of AARP, wants to add a few new preparers ...

State of the Arts: ‘RED 2’ movie is fun, not much else

Some action movies are smart, and some simply are not. RED 2, the sequel to 2010’S red, falls into the latter camp, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a lot of fun. Bruce Willis returns as Frank, the ...

$75,000 worth of eBooks, digital audiobooks coming soon to state library

WHATCOM — The Washington State Library has granted $75,000 in federal Library Services and Technology Act funds to the Washington Anytime Library consortium to add additional eBook and digital audiobook ...

Calendar

ONGOING DivorceCare Lynden’s CrossPoint Church offers DivorceCare every Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. now through Dec. 2. Details: http://www.divorcecare.org/findagroup/groups/38806.   WEDNESDAY ...

Small-fruit event coming Dec. 5-6 to fairgrounds

LYNDEN — Small-fruit seminars and agricultural equipment return Dec. 5-6, 2013 to the Washington Tractor arena on the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. This will be the third year of the combined Washington ...

Study finds nearly half of state’s distracted drivers are texting

SEATTLE — In the state’s first study to examine driver use of electronic devices, investigators from the University of Washington found that more than 8 percent of drivers were engaged in the use of ...