Press Releases


Thursday, August 16th, 2018
Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen Traditional Family Oktoberfest September 8

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham, WA will host its third Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. This year the fun will happen between 1 p.m. and 10 pm. The celebration of the fall and harvest time will highlight the amazing German-style beers Chuckanut is famous for, plus sodas and cider. There will be lots of […]

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
NFL Alumni and Pro Golfers at Northwest Indian College Pro-Am Golf Scramble Aug 23 in Lynden

The Northwest Indian College is hosting its 16th annual Big Drive for Education. This year the college will be partnering with the NFL Alumni Association and Lady 12 to bring a celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament to Whatcom County. It will be held at the Homestead Farms Golf Club in Lynden on August 23, 2018 with […]

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
WWU Volleyball 2018 Conference Schedule at Home, Opens Sept. 6 and Sept. 8

The Western Washington University volleyball team head into the 2018 season as the defending Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) champions after posting a 27-4 overall record and 19-1 league mark during the 2017 season. Nineteenth-year head coach Diane Flick-Williams (394-103 career record) returns a veteran-laden squad for 2018 that includes 6 starters from last season and […]

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
Compete for a Cause events in Bellingham Sept 8 and 9

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) in Bellingham invites members of the community to take part in two exciting events the weekend of Sept. 8 and 9. These events allow people to come together to enjoy some friendly competition while supporting a good cause. On Saturday, September 8, at 10:00 a.m., the 12th Annual Cribbage […]

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
Whatcom Museum Explores Fragile Balance of Endangered Species and Biodiversity in New Exhibition Sept. 8, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019

The Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA takes on a thought-provoking topic in Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity, an interdisciplinary exhibition highlighting 80 works of art, from rare books to cutting edge video, that span the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. It opens September 8, 2018 in the Museum’s Lightcatcher building and closes […]

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
Bellingham City Club Presents Our Towns – A 100,000 Mile Journey Into the Heart of America, Aug. 22

Critically acclaimed authors, James and Deborah Fallows will regale attendees at the Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Bellingham City Club meeting with tales from the creation of their first co-written book, Our Towns – A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America. The program follows a delicious lunch shared with fellow community members at Northwood Hall, […]

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
Chrysalis Inn & Spa Donates $2,190 to YWCA Bellingham

The YWCA Bellingham most graciously extends heartfelt thanks to The Chrysalis Inn & Spa for the generous July donation of $2,190 to help continue the legacy of providing the most basic human right of housing to one of the most underserved and vulnerable populations – that of women facing personal crisis and homelessness. The donation […]

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
Aloca Donates $30,000 to Expand Whatcom Community College Engineering Program

Alcoa Foundation awarded Whatcom Community College (WCC) in Bellingham, WA a grant of $30,000 for the second year to support the expansion of the College’s pre-engineering program. With $25,000 awarded last year, the College purchased start-up equipment and established dedicated program space. Now, WCC’s engineering transfer program is more popular than ever! Students are starting […]

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
2018 Whatcom Farm Tour Weekend September 8 – 9

Get the full farm-to-table experience in the Bellingham region with Whatcom County Farm Tour Weekend, Sept. 8 – 9, 2018. Discover Whatcom County Farms on one of the best and longest running farm tours in Washington State, and enjoy local bites and sips at three tasty locavore events. Participants can start their culinary adventure with […]

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
September Is Eat Local Month in Bellingham, WA

This September, Sustainable Connections in Bellingham, WA invites all to celebrate our local food community and partake in events like Farm Tour Weekend Sept. 8 – 9, restaurant specials, grocery discounts, and the opportunity to win locavore prizes all month long. On Sept. 2, 2018, kick off Eat Local Month with the Farm Fun Hootenanny at […]

Friday, August 10th, 2018
Whatcom Symphony 43rd Season Kicks Off With ‘Rhythm & Beauty’

The Whatcom Symphony kicks off its 43rd season with a celebration of rhythm, beauty, and a treat for local foodies. The 2018-2019 season officially opens on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the Mount Baker Theatre, but, on the Saturday night prior, music enthusiasts are invited to toast the arrival of the new season. This year, […]

Thursday, August 9th, 2018
Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth Presents Chicago: High School Edition, Aug. 31 – Sept. 9

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth proudly presents the theater production Chicago: High School Edition, Aug. 31 – Sept. 9, 2018. Directed by Teri Grimes, this BAAY Pro production showcases talented performers ages 14-17, many of which have received extensive musical theatre, dance, and vocal training through BAAY programs and elsewhere. Chicago follows the story of two […]

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
Ride WTA Buses Free to Northwest Washington Fair and Everywhere Aug 12 – 18, 2018

Whatcom Transit Authority (WTA) will provide free rides on all buses (except Route 80X to Mount Vernon) from August 12 through August 18, 2018. Headed to the Northwest Washington Fair? WTA is also offering a special 10 p.m. bus from the fairgrounds back to Bellingham.  This 10 p.m. bus will depart from a bus stop […]

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
Whatcom Women in Business Announce 2018 Professional Woman of the Year Finalists

Whatcom Women in Business has released the names of the six Finalists in the running for the prestigious title of 2018 Professional Women of the Year. Chosen from among many community nominations by Whatcom Women in Business’s (WWIB) Board of Directors, the six Finalists embody the heart of the areas WWIB seeks to honor: Business Acumen, Community Involvement, […]

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
Four Points Bellingham Hires Matt Lesinski for Marketing Director

Matt Lesinski recently returned to Bellingham as Marketing Manager at Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center. Lesinski, a Western Washington University graduate, has nine years of marketing and sales experience, including positions at the Mount Baker Theatre and The Upfront Theatre in Bellingham. He will utilize traditional, digital and grassroots efforts to […]

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth Presents Once Upon a Mattress Aug. 24 – 26, 2018

Once Upon a Mattress hits the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) stage on August 24-26, 2018. This lighthearted musical is based on the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea” written by Hans Christian Anderson. Directed by BAAY Executive Director Ian Bivins, Once Upon a Mattress features Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth students ages […]

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
Catch a Ride on an All Electric Bus in Bellingham

Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) in Bellingham, WA is leasing an all-electric bus for the months of August through December, 2018. The 42-foot Catalyst E2 bus is from Proterra, a manufacturer based in Burlingame, CA. The five-month lease will allow WTA to gauge its performance on local terrain during summer, fall and winter weather. It will […]

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
New Skye Hill Station in Blaine, WA Featuring Lighthouse Starbucks and Blaine Welcome Center Opens July 26

Starbucks is opening what may be considered one of its most elaborate locations in the country in the seaside town of Blaine, WA on Thursday morning, July 26, 2018 at 4 a.m.  Located at 530 Peace Portal Drive, the 2,650-square-foot building was inspired by the 19th century historic Blaine lighthouse that once stood at the […]

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
NW Washington Fair in Lynden offering free admission Aug. 15 to active, retired military personnel

Active-duty retired and veteran military personnel, plus spouses and children who are with them, may enter the 108th Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden for free on Wednesday, Aug. 15, during Armed Forces Day. In addition to complimentary gate admission, Armed Forces Day at the fair will include participation by active-duty personnel and Veterans of Foreign […]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
WWU to Host 29th Annual Keybank Viking Night on September 14

The Western Washington University Department of Athletics in Bellingham, WA has announced that the 29th Annual KeyBank Viking Night Dinner & Auction will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018, inside Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus. The annual fundraiser helps raise money to support over 300 student-athletes that compete for WWU’s 15 intercollegiate programs. […]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
Bellingham’s Hundred North and Atwood Ales of Blaine Partner for a Field Dinner

Bellingham fine dining restaurant, Hundred North and Belgian style farmhouse brewers, Atwood Ales are partnering to bring the Pacific Northwest its own field dinner, in the style of chef Jim Denevan. Field dinners were conceived to bring diners away from restaurants and to integrate them into the locations where their food is grown: one part […]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
City of Bellingham enters agreement to secure recreational use for popular mountain bike location Galbraith Mountain

The City of Bellingham, Whatcom Land Trust, and Galbraith Tree Farm LLC have entered into a purchase and sale agreement that secures the public’s recreational use of up to 65 miles of trails on Galbraith Mountain in perpetuity. Bellingham City Council voted to approve the agreement on Monday night, protecting the mountain from future development. […]

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Bellingham Mayor Announces Second Annual City Center Awards

Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville honored four businesses at the second annual City Center Award Ceremony on July 12 at the Pickford Film Center. These awards showcase and recognize some of the outstanding achievements and exceptional private projects that have led to the revitalization of Bellingham’s City Center Neighborhood (also known as downtown Bellingham). “One of […]

Friday, July 20th, 2018
Astronaut Slated for Kids Math and Science Expo This Fall

The second annual Kids Math and Science Expo in Lynden, WA will feature US Astronaut Wendy Lawrence who will be personally demonstrating the use of a wind tunnel.  The Expo will be Saturday November 3, 2018, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Haggen Expo Building, Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. This popular county wide event includes […]

Friday, July 20th, 2018
Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth Theatre Presents Chicago Aug. 31 – Sept. 9

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth theatre proudly presents Chicago: High School Edition. Directed by Teri Grimes, this BAAY Pro production showcases talented performers ages 14-17, many of which have received extensive musical theatre, dance, and vocal training through BAAY programs and elsewhere. Chicago follows the story of two performers convicted of murder — Roxie Hart and […]

Friday, July 20th, 2018
Bellingham Author Publishes New Cookbook

A new cookbook titled The Weeknight Mediterranean Kitchen goes on sale Tuesday, July 24. It is published by Bellingham resident and author Samantha Ferraro, founder of The Little Ferraro Kitchen food blog, and features 80 authentic, healthy and easy recipes that can be made on even the busiest of weeknights. Samantha’s recipes have been featured […]

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
A New Barbecue Spot, Burnt Ends, Opens in Lynden This Summer

Local business owners and culinarians Oleg Vetkov and Gabriel Clayc-amp open Burnt Ends, a dynamic family restaurant, bar, and catering company. Bringing years of culinary experience and a zeal for premium meats and produce, Vetkov and Claycamp are thrilled to contribute to the Lynden pallet and the community at large. Burnt Ends’ menu is inspired […]

Saturday, July 14th, 2018
Kulshan Brewing Company Launches a New Look

Since opening their doors in 2012, Kulshan Brewing Company has been brewing true-to-style, award-winning ales and lagers in Bellingham, WA with great success. Just a few short years after opening their first location in the Sunnyland neighborhood, they opened a second, 30-barrel production brewery in the summer of 2015 in response to an overwhelming demand for […]

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
Chrysalis Inn and Spa Donates to Bellingham Pride

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa presented $2,100 to Bellingham Pride, representing the spa’s June donation in honor of Pride Month. Bellingham Pride is a 100% volunteer-based organization that would not be possible without the generous financial support of the community. Pride is able to provide youth events, parades and festivals that foster a healthy and safe environment […]

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
Food, fun and Foxworthy highlight Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden

A new carnival, plenty of fair food favorites and grandstand entertainers led by nationally popular comedian Jeff Foxworthy highlight the 108th Northwest Washington Fair, scheduled Aug. 13-18 in Lynden. This year’s fair also features the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, the always-popular demolition derby, the classic country sounds of brother duo High Valley and Bret Michaels, former […]

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
Hotel Bellwether’s Blues, Brews and BBQ Welcomes the Lowdown Brass Band from Chicago

The Hotel Bellwether and Lighthouse Grill is bringing The Lowdown Brass Band to a special edition of Blues, Brews and BBQ on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, with The Staxx Brothers back on the event’s regular Thursday night, August 9, 2018. The Lowdown Brass Band, on tour in the Pacific Northwest, is sure to bring the […]

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
The City of Bellingham is Now Accepting 2019 Tourism Grant Applications

  Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, September 7, 2018. The grant is a competitive process and applications are available in the Planning and Community Development Department at Bellingham City Hall or on the City website at https://www.cob.org/services/business/Pages/tourism-grants.aspx The City of Bellingham is offering a Start-Up Grant opportunity for those events, program or projects that are under […]

Monday, July 9th, 2018
Introducing Bellingham’s Greatest Festival – Bacon & Kegs

Whatcom Center for Early Learning will present the first Bacon & Kegs Festival at the Depot Market Square on Sunday, August 26. The festival will feature beer and cider from PNW breweries, bacon-inspired foods from local vendors and live music from Baby Cakes, Lost at Last and Lindsay Street. Wondering how to hold onto summer […]

Friday, July 6th, 2018
WCC awarded more than $770,000 in aerospace and healthcare grant funding

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) approved grants for healthcare and aerospace training totaling more than $770,000, which will go to expand aerospace and healthcare programs at Whatcom Community College (WCC) to support workforce needs. Aerospace – SBCTC’s Aerospace grant SBCTC awarded WCC $320,000 to fund 40 additional full-time students, expanding […]

Thursday, July 5th, 2018
Building on Birchwood International Market Momentum

Sustainable Connections is calling the first-ever Birchwood International Market, held on June 29th, a great success and is now in the process of planning the next market that will take place on Friday, July 27th from 6-10pm. The market will be held on the last Friday of the month July through September, at the Old Albertsons […]

Monday, July 2nd, 2018
Barkley Village and Haggen Food & Pharmacy Host Benefit Concert for Lydia Place

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, Haggen Food & Pharmacy and Barkley Village present the first ever outdoor concert in Barkley Village with all proceeds benefiting Lydia Place.  The concert will take place from 4:00-8:00 pm at the newly developed Barkley Village Green located at 2219 Rimland Drive in Bellingham, WA. Attendees at the first ever […]

Thursday, June 28th, 2018
Sulkin Gift Benefits Middle School Students in Summer Science Program at WWU

A group of 20-25 middle school students will be the first class to take a new Western Washington University Youth Programs course this summer, thanks to the generosity of Shelley and Steve Sulkin of Bellingham. The Sulkins made a $50,000 gift to the Western Washington University Foundation to establish the Sulkin STEM Inclusion Odyssey of […]

Thursday, June 28th, 2018
Chuckanut Brewery Celebrates 10 years of Beer in Bellingham

Chuckanut Brewery celebrates ten years of brewing beer with its 10 Days of 10 Years of Chuckanut event series beginning Friday, July 13 through July 22, in Bellingham, WA. Each day there will be a special activity to help honor each year Chuckanut Brewery has been in existence! Chuckanut Brewery’s history has been rich and […]

Monday, June 25th, 2018
Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival Aug. 4, 2018

Over 150 wines from nearly 50 Pacific Northwest wineries will be served at the third annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival on August 4, 2018. This year’s Festival returns to the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Ballroom in Bellingham and is produced by the Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation. The Festival is unique in that it […]

Monday, June 25th, 2018
Bellingham SeaFeast Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21 – 22, 2018

Bellingham SeaFeast 2018 proudly announces the opening of SeaFeed at the Harbor—18 hours of serving world-class salmon and crab meals, plus other seafood offerings on Friday-Saturday, Sept. 21-22 at Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham, WA, from noon – 8 p.m. Friday, and from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday.   SeaFeed at the Harbor, with premium quality salmon and crab […]