Fred Sutcliffe of Ferndale is celebrating his 80th birthday. He was born on Feb. 14, 1940, in Seattle to Clifford and Alice Sutcliffe. His family will host a time of light lunch and good stories from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in United Church of Ferndale, 2034 Washington St.; all are invited. Fred and Kay have been married for 36 years, with children Jacquee and Wesley Foster of Smokey Point and Kathy and Scott Wagter of Bellingham, plus five grandchildren. Fred is retired from working for the City of Ferndale, but keeps up his interests in Old Settlers, Heritage Society, museums, tugboats and reading. He attributes his health and longevity to hard work.