Growth drives schools; many county officials retire; Ecology takes over water planning; city buys Glenning site; two die trying to save dogs; Sen. Ericksen adds a Cambodia job; Bass convicted of Stavik death; P.O. mural causes furor; Farm Pavilion built; Sumas gets $2 million for projects 

LYNDEN ­— The 2020 January Series of lectures and concerts from Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, livestreamed to Third Christian Reformed Church, 514 Liberty St., starts Jan. 8, 2020.

LYNDEN ­— Both the new Farm Pavilion and its anticipated Farming for Life Experience exhibit can still use year-end financial support to close the gap on goals, a letter from the Northwest Washington Fair Foundation states.

LYNDEN — The Jennifer Scott Trio is the next music performance in the Concert Series of the Jansen Art Center at 321 Front St. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, open to all ages. Tickets are $25 each.

WHATCOM — The Lummi Island ferry will be out of service for necessary  inspection  and maintenance of the Lummi Island and Gooseberry Point terminal facilities from approximately 10:10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, Whatcom  County  Public  Works  announces.

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Commerce has announced the awarding of $1.73 million in competitive grants from the state’s Homeless Students Stability Program to five projects that will provide services to help students and families experiencing homelessness, including unaccomp…

WHATCOM ­— Opening day of the Mount Baker Ski Area provided skiers, snowboarders and riders a winter wonderland on Sunday after substantial snowfall.

BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom Transportation Authority invites social and health services agencies to apply for free day passes to distribute to their clients in 2020. WTA provides up to 50,000 free day passes to approved agencies each year.

BELLINGHAM ­— The Homeless Strategies Workgroup has set a Friday, Nov. 15, meeting, starting at 8:30  a.m., in the Whatcom County Civic Center Annex building, 322 N. Commercial St., lower level, to broadly address the issue of homelessness in Whatcom County.

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