As anti-abortion legislation prepares to go into effect in various states across the U.S., reproductive health services in Whatcom County are readying themselves for a potential increase in out-of-state patients.
When Rick Baunach bought his second home, he found a concrete Japanese lantern in the garden, he calls this his Japanese garden seed. He became interested in Japanese gardening techniques and his love of gardening grew. Baunach started the Whatcom County Gardener’s page on Facebook nine years ago, the page has since expanded to over 10,000 members
The first Saturday of May each year marks a special occasion for Bellingham: the opening day of boating season. Saturday, May 7 marked the Opening Day of Boating, an event organized by the Bellingham Yacht Club to commemorate the start of the new season.
Six years ago, when Teri Bryant started working at the Whatcom Homeless Service Center, she said Whatcom County’s system to help homeless families was close to functional zero, but now the story is different. “What [functional zero] means is that your system's resources are adequate to immediately serve every person presenting for services,” Bryant said. “So we would have robust resources for every family that comes in and says they’re homeless.”
Owners Nate Gray and Bayly Peterson have planned on opening a bagel shop for two years. With the renovations of the building near complete, there will not only be one but two bagel shops located in downtown Bellingham. Bellingham locals are known to love and support their cafes, restaurants, breweries, and bakeries. Otherside's opening has the community excited and eager to try out everything they have to offer.
On the evening of Tuesday, May 3, hundreds of protestors gathered around the Whatcom County courthouse to advocate for abortion rights. Reporter Bella Neff takes to the streets to speak with protesters about their feelings on the United States Supreme Court draft opinion released to the public via Politico, which affirms support to overturn the landmark case, Roe v. Wade.
Bellingham Bike Parade returned downtown with the hopes of recreating a piece of history, a historic photo from 1948.
Bellingham residents have experienced a surge in car and auto-related thefts since the beginning of this year. By March 27, 193 vehicles had been reported stolen since the start of 2022, according to the Bellingham Police Department’s daily activity logs.
The Washington State mask mandate was lifted on March 12, but some businesses are choosing to keep the requirement. Mallard Ice Cream, Phoebe Wahl & Co., Henderson Books and Northwest Yarns are just a few downtown Bellingham locations that require masks to enter.
High rent costs continue to be a struggle for Bellingham residents due to several factors, including low vacancy rates.
When someone asks “What are you knitting?” the answer is normally, “a scarf” or “a hat,” but for volunteers knitting for a Bellingham-based charity, the answer is a bit unexpected. Knitted Knockers supplies thousands of hand-knit breast prostheses to breast cancer survivors all over the country.
Starbucks employees’ nationwide wave of labor solidarity has reached Bellingham. The drive-thru location at Iowa and King Streets filed its letter of intent to hold an election on whether to unionize on April 15. If successful, they will join dozens of other unionized locations across the country.
Members from throughout the community came together at Fairhaven Park for a work party on April 22, as a part of the city’s efforts to celebrate Earth Week.
After its grand opening in February, Time & Materials Taphouse is continuing to stay busy with the Bellingham beer community.