Bornstein Seafoods gives $100,000 for new BTC building

BELLINGHAM — Bornstein Seafoods Inc. has donated $100,000 to Bellingham Technical College’s campaign to build its new Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences program structure at Maritime Heritage Park, ...

RSVP is recruiting new senior helpers

WHATCOM — RSVP, a program of the Whatcom Volunteer Center, is recruiting volunteers 55 and older to make a difference in the lives of seniors, veterans, and adults with disabilities. Volunteer opportunities ...

GUEST OPINION: State funding cuts threaten trial courts

Several years ago, judges statewide began urging the Legislature for more stable funding for the trial courts so that we could provide equal and accessible justice across our state. At that time, our great ...

GUEST OPINION: Our tax system is most regressive in U.S.

During this important time of year when the state Legislature is in session, I do what I can to understand what is happening in Olympia. I went to the town meeting in Ferndale, made two trips to Olympia ...

Letters to the editor – April 24

Let’s revive downtown instead of water plant I am incensed at the building of a new waterworks building at a cost of $36 million using a portion of the monies gleaned from our residents each month for ...

Public meetings

Wednesday, April 24 • Meridian School Board, Meridian Middle School library, 861 Ten Mile Rd., 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25 • The Opportunity Council board of directors, main office, 1111 Cornwall Ave., ...

Learn about native plants on free walks

WHATCOM — Anyone can join in on several upcoming fun informal walks to get familiar with native plants of Whatcom County. No registration is required for the free walks; just show up. Sponsored by the ...

Miss Lynden Rodeo hosting taco dinner event Thursday

LYNDEN — Miss Lynden Rodeo for 2013 is Lauren Wilfer, and she will travel hundreds of miles this year across Washington and into Oregon representing the Aug. 23-24 Lynden PRCA Rodeo. As a fundraiser ...

Parade entry applications available for Farmers Day Parade

LYNDEN — The Lynden Farmers Day Parade, set for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, is now open for entry applications. Applications can be obtained at the Lynden Chamber of Commerce office at 518 Front ...

A Gift of Dance continues competition schedule

LYNDEN — A performance team from A Gift of Dance earned the title “best emotional performance” out of 53 dances at the Starbound Competition in Seattle in mid-April. The team consists of Grace Kimbley, ...