Life in Bellingham

July 14, 2012

Welcome to Summer in Washington!

One of my favorite things about this time of years is picking wild berries.  Today I was able to step out  the front door of my home here in Sudden Valley and start picking!  Right now there are plenty of huckleberries just starting to ripen, and there are ...

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June 6, 2012

Bellingham's Major Employers & Finding a Job in Whatcom County

Certain things about Bellingham are hard to miss- like the beauty of the San Islands across Bellingham Bay, or Mt. Baker looking down on us on a clear day.  But when people visit Bellingham, especially when thinking of relocating here, one important question inevitably rises to the surface:  ...

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June 4, 2012

One Good Reason To Relocate to Washington

Back Country Skiing!  As home to the most glaciers in the lower 48 states, Washington is a back country skiing wonderland.  We are skiing twelve months of the year here with the North Cascades in our backyard.  Granted, it takes a  healthy effort and a proper amount ...

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June 1, 2012

4th Annual Appliance Art Revival



Come out and see the soap box derby style race of odd vehicles made of old, used appliances. Racers heading down the hill in souped up, converted, decked out, art mobiles.
It's the Appliance Depot’s 4th annual Appliance Art Revival, happening June 2,

The revival focuses on ...

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May 26, 2012

Ski to Sea Weekend is Here

It all began with the 1911 Mt. Baker Marathon and evolved into the "Ski to Sea" race here in Bellingham,  every Memorial Day weekend.
This years Ski to Sea Race is on Sunday -May 27, 2012  It's a Relay Race of Seven Legs - Seven Different Sports - Over 90 ...
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May 5, 2012

Waterfront Redevelopment Plans Scaled Down

At a joint meeting of City Council and the Port of Bellingham commission the announcement was made of a slimmed-down plan for a redeveloped central waterfront.
Of course the plan won't be finalized until fall, but some key changes from earlier proposals seem to be:

• Postponement of the ...

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April 20, 2012

Bellingham's Recycled Art & Resource Expo

RARE  - Recycled Art & Resource Expo is Bellingham's celebration of recycled art and innovation. It is a 3 day event from April 20th-22nd that will be held in several venues around town. There will be exhibits, workshops, speakers, entertainment and vendors. Take home some ideas, get creative and make ...

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April 11, 2012

Home Maintenance tips: Fire in the laundry room - is your dryer venting system at risk?

Have you seen that Farmers Insurance commercial about laundry room dryer fires?  You know the one, where the professor shows the agents just how flammable dryer lint can be by torching a giant lint ball with a flame thrower.  The lint ball that was removed from the dryer ...

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April 6, 2012

Farmer's Market Opening Day

Saturday April 7 is the opening day celebration of the 20th year of the Bellingham Farmer's Market.

The festivities begin on with a small antique tractor per session down Railroad Avenue at 10 o'clock our new mayor will toss a cabbage to begin the season. Looks like it ...

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Feb. 15, 2012

Bellingham,WA Neighborhoods:Birchwood: Home to Big Lots in Bellingham

On the western edge of Bellingham's city limits, centrally located to all major amenities, sits the Birchwood community. The title says it all. Known for its big lots which can vary from .20/acre to some just shy of an acre, these larger lots are attracting a growing community ...

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