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The Ragfinery
City & County

Mending job skills at the Ragfinery

To most, the Ragfinery, a non-profit retail organization in Bellingham, Wash., is known for its affordable upcycled goods, textiles and crafting supplies. However, among the scraps of fabrics, clothing and yarn, Job Skills Training takes place.

Scepter awards
City & County

Meet the 2023 Scepter Award winners

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership's Scepter Awards have recognized small businesses in Bellingham since 2015. The goal of these awards is to have a yearly celebration of the hard work put in by community members that otherwise might go unnoticed.

Magenta Wave
City & County

Riding the Magenta Wave

A chatty buzz quickly turns into whistles and cheers at Schweinhaus Biergarten on Friday, Oct. 13 as Bellingham rock band Magenta Wave takes the stage. Every bench in the beer garden is full and an overflow crowd stands on the sidelines.  

City & County

Celebrate the sea

Pieces of king salmon, skewered with alder wood sticks and seasoned with salt and pepper, stood at the ready, their pink tones waiting to be darkened by an open flame. A traditional Lummi BBQ was set up at the Squalicum Harbor, surrounded by many other local seafood sellers. 

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