Life in Bellingham

May 31, 2011

It's all about fun!

Delight your children--and your inner child, too!--by taking part in one of Bellingham's best just-for-fun events, the Procession of the Species.

Every spring dozens of people get dressed up as plants and animals and parade through downtown Bellingham in a celebration of community and our connection to nature ...

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May 29, 2011

Adventure Right Outside Your Door

[caption id="attachment_97" align="alignright" width="380" caption="Step off the sidewalk and straight onto a woodland trail."][/caption]A walk in the park is just outside your door on Bellingham's "greenways" trails. Miles of level, tree-lined walking and biking paths connect Bellingham parks and neighborhoods. They're well-maintained ...

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May 28, 2011

Blaine Cafe's and Bistro's: Blackberry House Cafe' Cares About Customers

So, yesterday I’m meeting with a client in Blaine, WA to show him properties for sale along the beachfront in Birch Bay, WA. By the way if you’re not familiar with where Blaine is located, it’s only just a NEXUS pass flash from the Canadian/US border crossing.

I had ...

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May 14, 2011

Bellingham Restaurant's: Jalapeno's in Barkley Village

There's a new Jalapeno's in town!!  A different look and full of color, but the same great food and those great Big Mama's (margarita's) are now being served in Barkley Village.

Being a transplanted Southern Californian, of course I crave good mexican cuisine, and have found ...

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May 8, 2011

Mom: Heart of the Home

“ A house is made of bricks and beams, a home is made of love and dreams” ~~

It’s mother’s day and when I think of mom, I think of home.  A place where you feel safe, a familiar place, where you can be yourself.

A place to go when things ...

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May 3, 2011

Bellingham, "The City of Subdued Excitement"

Bellingham is a great place to live. In fact, it has been listed as a “best place” by magazines as different as Forbes Magazine (as a best small place for businesses and careers), CNN's Money Magazine (a best place to retire) and Mother Earth News (which raved that “beautiful ...

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April 10, 2011

Carpe Diem and Door to Door Sales in Bellingham, WA


I relearned a valuable lesson this morning.  I was confronted with a door to door salesgirl.  She was all of 8 or 9 years old selling chocolates in our neighborhood for a school fundraising.

I was impressed with her vigor and motivation.  She was across the street ...

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March 31, 2011

Whatcom County is the sixth healthiest county in Washington state

According to 2011 report by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Whatcom County is the sixth healthiest county in Washington state which brings us up one spot from last year. San Juan County was at the top of the list.

"Where we're ...

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Feb. 28, 2011

Bellingham Does it Again, #9 in America's 15 Most Active Cities

Once Again Bellingham has made it to the top 10 of a list, this time it is Time Magazines 15 Most Active Cities.

They cited the annual Ski to Sea race as an example of some of the activities available for locals as well as visitors. The race has cross-country ...

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Feb. 15, 2011

Bellingham taking a look at a waterfront hydro plant

Can an industrial water main from Lake Whatcom to the waterfront be used to run a hydro-electric turbine to generate electricity and some income for the city? The city is looking to spend $200,000 for a study to find out.

Georgia-Pacific Corp used a 48-inch water main to use up ...

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