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Sophie Bechkowiak

Sophie Bechkowiak (she/her) is a city life reporter for The Front this quarter. She is a junior majoring in journalism with a minor in philosophy. In her free time, she enjoys creating art, watching bad reality TV and being outside. You can reach her at

City & County

The buzz about beer

Bellingham’s 14 local breweries put a vast amount of effort into their craft beer selections, showing locals that it’s more than just a drink that gives you a buzz. The city is perceived as a “beer drinker’s paradise,” with just a handful of wineries – but what makes these breweries appear more popular? 

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City & County

Trivia takes over Bellingham

How many bars and restaurants in Bellingham do trivia nights? The answer: over 14. Trivia is one of the most popular activities for folks in Bellingham. This question and answer game regularly fills restaurants and pubs with teams of players ready for friendly competition. 

City & County

Business is booming during Boomuary

Boomer’s Drive-in, a Bellingham staple, is having its 34th anniversary sale. The sale is locally known as Boomuary, as it takes place during January and February every year. Instead of their normal, individually marked prices, every burger on the menu is reduced to $3.44. 

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