Jase Picanso (he/him) is a city life reporter for The Front. He is a third-year student majoring in Public Relations. His work focuses on local events, organizations, resources and community perspective and experiences on current world topics.
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The night skies of Bellingham are a popular attraction during summertime. Finding places for star viewing can be difficult in the bright lights of the city.
Animal Rescue Kingdom and the local Bellingham PetSmart are co-hosting an adoption event this weekend, March 12, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The rescued dogs have all been saved from Texas' overflowing kill shelters and brought across the country for a chance at a better life. Last year alone, the small organization adopted over 900 dogs.
Bellingham TheatreWorks’ New Play Cafe reading series boosts the work of local artists live on stageBy Jase Picanso | February 28
After several years of sifting through 75 submitted works of talented playwrights with the help of reader assistants, co-owner Steve Lyons narrowed the selection down to 12 plays. Co-owner Mark Staton then narrowed it even further to six different works. These plays would become the backbone of their upcoming New Play Cafe series.
On Feb. 11, the City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation department hosted a sensory-friendly hour from 2-3 p.m. at this year’s Valentine’s Day party in the Bloedel Donovan Community Building. It was the city’s second sensory-friendly event for kids.
Upcoming show “Three Chords of the Apocalypse: a Transcriber’s Tale” starring and written by Joanna Parson will be presented at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. The event, hosted by Bellingham TheatreWorks, will be the first of many opportunities aimed at uplifting local artists looking for a venue for their work.
In recent years, Neko Cat Café has gained a large following on both TikTok and Instagram for their creative and fun videos showcasing the cats’ personalities. The social media accounts share content of cats from both the Seattle and Bellingham locations. The café’s Instagram page has over 103K followers and their TikTok account has gained a following of over 345.5K adoring cat fanatics.
This week, Western Washington University’s AS Productions and LGBTQ+ Western are working together to host a viewing of ‘‘Bros.” The event is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Viking Union. A discussion will be held after the viewing.