On Oct. 9, a normally quiet corner of Bellis Fair mall bustled as more than 500 guests found their way to Bellingham’s first-ever Maker Faire. Hosted by the Bellingham Makerspace in partnership with the international MAKE organization, the Faire showcased the talent and creativity of Bellingham artisans.
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On the overcast morning of Sept. 26, Baker Lake Trail was introduced as Whatcom County’s first entrant into the national Old-Growth Forest Network. A small crowd of area residents gathered amid the trees, some estimated to be over 120 years old, to watch the historic ceremony and participate in the dedication hike.