On April 27, Washington State enacted a new shield law, House Bill 1469. The law includes provisions that protect transgender individuals who come to Washington from states with laws banning gender-affirming care from extradition and prosecution.
It’s time to get your clucks in a row for the second annual Fairhaven Chicken Festival, set to take place on June 17 at Fairhaven Village Green park.
Attendees of Empty Bowls 2023, hosted by Boundary Bay Brewery on June 17, will get to take home a custom bowl — donated by local artists or schools – and can expect soup, bread, a silent auction and live music.
The faded superhero panels pasted on window panes outside of The Comics Place disguise the flood of color that greets people when they enter the interior — comic books, figurines, board games and playing cards of all sorts line every inch of the space.
On April 1, the City of Bellingham transferred parking enforcement duties from the Bellingham Police Department to the public works department in order to streamline operations and enhance efficiency in managing parking violations.
The Bellingham Centennial History Pole — reinstalled in front of the Whatcom County Courthouse as of April 17 — tells the story of Lummi Nation leaders welcoming early European settlers. Lummi story poles invite viewers to follow their carvings up one side and down the other, communicating an event or legend.
The month of April was spent celebrating the sandwiches of the Pacific Northwest in a lighthearted competition organized by the nonprofit Sustainable Connections. More than 1,000 locals voted all month as to which sandwich reigned supreme.
Tuesday nights are not known for being a popular going-out night, but at Aslan Brewing Company, it’s one of their busiest nights of the week. Every Tuesday night at Aslan Brewing’s depot location on State Street, a group of jazz musicians get together to play.
Bellingham Idol is a singing competition held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at The Wild Buffalo downtown. The last day to audition is June 7, and spots are still open.
Western Washington University alumna and author Rebekah Anderson will host a read-aloud and book signing event at Village Books in the Fairhaven neighborhood of Bellingham on Thursday, May 25, from 6-7 p.m.
For fans of food, beer and live music, the Fairhaven Festival is the place to be on Sunday, May 28, where the finish line of the 50th annual Ski to Sea race brings thousands of people to celebrate in Fairhaven.
On May 13 at Hotel Leo’s Crystal Ballroom from 6 to 10 p.m., Kulshan Brewing Company and Lydia Place are joining forces to host a 90s-themed fun-filled fundraising night of beer and dancing at the fourth annual Beer Prom.
The opening of Village Books and Paper Dreams helped to revitalize Fairhaven in the 1980s. Since then, the bookstore has stuck to its motto of “building community, one book at a time” with its regular readings, writing workshops and family-friendly events.
Among the lettered streets of northwest Bellingham, nestled between apartment buildings, a middle school and a picturesque coffeehouse is the former home of George E. Pickett.
After 13 months of providing art and poetry to the community, the treasured Corridor zine – name inspired by the I-5 corridor – is closing its press.
In an effort to address the gender gap n the emergency medical services and fire departments, six agencies from around the county have come together to host the first Whatcom County Future Women in EMS & Fire Workshop this weekend.