Press Releases


Monday, April 16th, 2018
Four Points by Sheraton names Kevin McEntee as Sales Manager

Kevin McEntee has been appointed Sales Manager at Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center. McEntee has four years of experience in the hospitality industry in Chico, Calif. and Boise, Idaho. He assists corporate, government, medical, manufacturing, financial, petroleum and national accounts with group lodging needs. “The Bellingham community has been very welcoming,” […]

Monday, April 16th, 2018
Visit Chuckanut Brewery for Bellingham Beer Week

Ever wondered about the complex ins-and-outs of the craft beer industry? Lucky for you, Chuckanut Brewery is running a Lecture Series for Bellingham Beer Week. The series will be held at North Nut (601 W. Holly St, Bellingham) April 23rd-25, 2018. The Lecture Series will be held in the back covered patio starting at 7 pm […]

Thursday, April 12th, 2018
Gov. Jay Inslee helps Whatcom Community College break ground on new building, tours cybersecurity center

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (above, far right) visits Bellingham, WA to hand celebrate the groundbreaking of Whatcom Community College’s Phyllis & Charles Self Learning Commons. The Selfs are pictured in the above photo, second and third from the right, next to Gov. Inslee. The long-awaited project was part of the approved 2017-19 biennial capital […]

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Teams of draft horses featured May 19 in 77th Annual International Plowing Match

A spring farming tradition will be revived May 19 during the 77th-annual International Plowing Match in Lynden. Once done to prepare fields for seeding, plowing at this event showcases the strength of majestic draft horses and the skill of the men and women guiding them. Approximately 15-18 two-horse teams are expected. Admission and parking are […]

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
High Valley duo bringing classic country to NW Washington Fair

High Valley, a brother duo with a modern twist on classic country music, will perform Friday, Aug. 17 as part of the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. Having just received its first Academy of Country Music nomination for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, […]

Monday, April 9th, 2018
Meet Top Winemakers and Chefs at Northwest Wine Encounter in Bellingham, June 1 – 3, 2018

Plan now to be in Bellingham for the third-annual Northwest Wine Encounter, June 1 – 3, 2018 at the Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel and Conference Center. The weekend includes a wine-tasting event, four interactive presentations with tastings led by top winemakers and a gala dinner featuring the culinary offerings of Whatcom County chefs paired […]

Friday, April 6th, 2018
Whatcom Symphony Orchestra closes 42nd season with largest number of musicians for Carmina Burana

The Whatcom Symphony Orchestra closes its 42nd season with the largest number of musicians it has ever had on stage for Carmina Burana, on May 20, 2018. The piece, a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff, is based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana. The poems cover timeless themes, such as the fickleness of fate, the fleeting […]

Friday, April 6th, 2018
Hotel Bellwether Hosts Second Annual Spring Fling Wine Social

Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, WA will host their second annual Spring Fling Wine Social at the Lighthouse Grill and Water Front Terrace on Saturday, May 5th. The event will be held on the opening day of boating season, from 5pm-8pm with special VIP access from 4pm-5pm. The Hotel Bellwether Spring Fling is a premier wine […]

Thursday, April 5th, 2018
Postmodern Jukebox Announces Back in Black & White Tour

Postmodern Jukebox is back . . . Back in Black & White! The band’s nonstop throwback carnival is on the road again with their Back in Black & White Tour.  Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham presents a one-show engagement from this tour Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 3 pm. Tickets will be on sale starting Friday, […]

Thursday, April 5th, 2018
Village Books welcomes two popular Pacific Northwest authors to Chuckanut Radio Hour, Gov. Jay Inslee will open show

Village Books and Paper Dreams will welcome two talented Pacific Northwest writers to the stage of Whatcom Community College’s Heiner Theater on April 11 at 6:30 p.m., for the Chuckanut Radio Hour. Authors Willy Vlautin and Jonathan Evison each have brand-new novels, and they will discuss them in a free-flowing in conversation style interview. As a […]

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Village Books, Colophon Café partner with local poet to revive The Write Riot Slam in honor of National Poetry Month

In honor of National Poetry Month, Village Books and the Colophon CafĂ© are teaming up with poet Jessica Lohafer to host The Write Riot Poetry Slam, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Colophon CafĂ© in the Historic Fairhaven District of Bellingham. Poets who would like to read their work can sign up for available spots […]

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
2018 Whatcom Farm Tour Weekend September 8th & 9th

Sustainable Connections announces the dates for the 2018 Whatcom Farm Tour, September 8th & 9th. Eat, drink, tour, relax and taste your way through Whatcom’s beautiful farmland. A premier event of September Eat Local Month, the Farm Tour highlights eight to ten diverse family-owned farms and provides exciting educational activities at each of the tour […]

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Max Higbee Center Presents the 17th Annual April Brews Day

Max Higbee Center will present April Brews Day at Depot Market Square on Saturday, April 28 featuring over 70 PNW craft breweries and bringing more than 140 different beers, including hoppy IPA’s, crisp ciders, full-bodied stouts, and gluten-free options. Max Higbee Center is proud to celebrate the 17th anniversary of April Brews Day and anticipates […]

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Celebrate the Arts in Whatcom County with these Spring and Summer Events

Allied Arts of  Whatcom County has been the leader fostering and supporting the local art scene for over 30 years and serves more than 50,000 people annually. To celebrate the arts of Whatcom County Allied Arts is hosting various events through the spring and summer, welcoming locals and visiting art enthusiasts. Here is a breakdown […]

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
New Brewery, Twin Sisters Brewing Company, collaborates with three Bellingham breweries to announce “Coming Soon”

Twin Sisters Brewing Company announces their entrance to the Bellingham beer community with the release of three collaboration beers with local Bellingham breweries, Menace Brewing, Aslan Brewing Company, and Chuckanut Brewery. “We couldn’t be more excited to be one of the first to work with Twin Sisters Brewing and continue the spirit of local collaboration. We […]

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Local food guide gets a fresh new look, celebrates release with opening day at Bellingham Farmer’s Market

Join Sustainable Connections at the opening day of the Bellingham Farmers Market for the release of the 2018- 19 Eat Local First Food & Farm Finder and the launch of the new Eat Local First Campaign with a celebration at the Bellingham Farmer’s Market. The Eat Local First Food and Farm Finder Release and Eat […]

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
The 16th Annual Bellingham Bay Bocce Tournament Benefits the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) and Boccemon  in Bellingham invite the community and visitors to join the excitement of 32 teams, sponsored by businesses from around the state, battling for the championship in the biggest bocce tournament in the Pacific Northwest. The tournament will take place on April 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., […]

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
Chuckanut Brewery Tapping Rick’s Lager

The brewers at Chuckanut Brewery have started a Namesake Beers series that includes beers uniquely designed by each of the individual talented brewers on the Chuckanut team. First up is marine veteran Rick Burns and his Rick’s Lager. Both Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham and Chuckanut’s South Nut Tap Room in Skagit will be […]

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
Northwest Washington Fair upgrades carnival by partnering with Funtastic Traveling Shows

The Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden will be working this year with the region’s largest provider of carnival rides and games, Funtastic Traveling Shows. More than 3 million people, including attendees of the Washington State Fair in Puyallup and the Oregon State Fair, visit Funtastic Traveling Shows each year. “Funtastic Traveling Shows is widely respected […]

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
Bellingham Theatre Guild presents “Scapino!” March 30 to April 15, 2018

The Bellingham Theatre Guild in Bellingham presents “Scapino!” directed by Teri Grimes and written by Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale, on March 30 to April 15, 2018, at the BTG Playhouse. With rave reviews from every critic on Broadway, you are presented with “Scapino!” at Bellingham Theatre Guild. We plunge into the situation, with the first […]

Monday, March 19th, 2018
Backpacking Clinics offered in Bellingham March 31

The Pacific Northwest Trail Association is partnering with the American Long Distance Hiking Association-West (ALDHA) in the creation of the first annual Ruck event to teach backpacking skills in Bellingham, WA on March 31, 2018 at Bloedel-Donovan Park, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each year, ALDHA-West brings together a diverse group of hikers at a […]

Monday, March 19th, 2018
First Federal Community Foundation Awards $100,000 Grant to Peacehealth St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation

Local foundation’s gift will provide funds for advanced technology and facility improvements to the Medical Center’s Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab. First Federal Community Foundation awarded a major grant of $100,000 to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation in Bellingham, WA on November 1, 2017. The gift is part of a capital campaign to raise $677,130 for […]

Monday, March 19th, 2018
The Chrysalis Inn & Spa Donation to Growing Alliances

Growing Alliances was the recipient of The Chrysalis Inn & Spa’s February spa donation in the amount of $1,910. Growing Alliances is a Bellingham, WA non-profit that employs at-risk and foster youth to grow food in urban agriculture, which is then sold, donated or cooked for group meals. While growing food, the crew simultaneously participates in […]

Monday, March 19th, 2018
Inaugural Dueling Queens Chess Championship in Bellingham May 5, 2018

The first “Dueling Queens Chess Championship,” organized by the Bellingham Knights Chess Club, will be an all-day event on May 5, 2018, at Hotel Bellingham’s Fox Hall (formerly Hampton Inn) near Bellingham Airport. The event is open to all ages and skill levels. The tournament will be divided into two sections: one for adults and […]

Thursday, March 15th, 2018
Bellingham Community Boating Center Debuts Six New RS Quest Sailboats for Rentals, Lessons and Summer Camps

The Community Boating Center in Bellingham, WA is launching a new sailboat fleet for everyone this summer.  Starting in June 2018, the CBC will have six, new RS Quest sailboats for new sailing lessons, rentals and summer camps, bringing a  new level of sailing and learning to Bellingham and Whatcom County. As a boat for both […]

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
Three Award-Winning Chefs Team Up for Cross-Country Cooking Series

Blaine Wetzel of The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, WA, Kyle Connaughton of Single Thread Farm in Healdsburg, CA, and John Shields of Smyth + The Loyalist in Chicago will collaborate on a succession of exclusive dinners this April, May and June to bring their cuisines, farms and kitchens together.  The three long-time chef friends will take […]

Monday, March 12th, 2018
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Chuckanut Brewery

There is plenty to look forward to this St. Patrick’s Day at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham, WA. On March 17, there will be live music and Irish inspired food and beers. For the entire month of March, you can enjoy the Irish inspired food and beer at Chuckanut. Chuckanut’s Irish Stout will be […]

Friday, March 9th, 2018
Atwood Ales Farm Brewery Wins Bronze Medal at New York International Beer Competition

The 7th Annual New York International Beer Competition took place on February 11th, in New York City. The winners have recently been announced, and Atwood Ales Farm Brewery was awarded a bronze medal in the Belgian Style Witbier category for their Brett Saison beer, Triticale. Triticale was one of over 600 submissions from 14 different […]

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
New Nonstop Flights from Denver to Bellingham International Airport

Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) announces new nonstop service between Bellingham International Airport (BLI) and Denver International Airport (DEN) beginning May 18, 2018, with one-way fares on the new route as low as $59.* “Allegiant is excited to offer travelers their only nonstop option between the Mile High City and Bellingham,” said Lukas Johnson, Allegiant senior vice […]

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
The North Cascades National Park Celebrates 50th Anniversary

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex, the sprawling reserve that includes the North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and the Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas in the upper left corner of Washington State. The North Cascades Institute celebrates this milestone in the ongoing story of […]

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal Announced

The Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade announces the 2018 Grand Marshal – Moonwater, The Executive Director at Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center. This year the parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 17. Moonwater has been chosen to lead the crowd down Cornwall Avenue at this year’s greenest event, The 9th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in […]

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
Antler Baking Co. Sets Up Shop In Downtown Bellingham Flatiron Building

Antler Baking Co. has opened up in the Flatiron Building in downtown Bellingham, and the space will be shared with Woods Coffee. Antler Baking was established by local baker Veronica Spaulding Stendahl in June of 2017. Shortly after, she was accepted into the Bellingham Farmers Market and began selling giant cakes, pies, and other treats by […]

Monday, March 5th, 2018
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy performing at 2018 Northwest Washington Fair

Popular comedian Jeff Foxworthy, renowned for his redneck jokes and ability to find humor in everyday family interactions, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 as part of the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden, WA. The 2018 Northwest Washington Fair will be presented Aug. 13-18. […]

Monday, March 5th, 2018
Lecture Series at Chuckanut Brewery for Bellingham Beer Week

Bellingham Beer Week is getting closer and it’s time to make your schedule. Bellingham Beer Week will take place April 20-28, 2018. Chuckanut’s Lecture Series will happen at Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham, April 23 through 25 at 7 p.m. in the back covered patio. During the talks, there will also be raffles in support of the […]

Monday, February 26th, 2018
Mount Baker Theatre Presents a Rollicking Musical Outing from Pink Martini with China Forbes Apr. 22

Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA is proud to present the biggest little orchestra around – Pink Martini featuring lead singer China Forbes for a one-night engagement on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 7:00 pm.   Tickets to Pink Martini with China Forbes can be purchased for $29.50-69.50 plus applicable fees. For tickets, call 360-734-6080. […]

Monday, February 26th, 2018
Barkley Village in Bellingham Debuts First Wine Walk March 29

Celebrate spring by participating in the first ever wine walk at Barkley Village in Bellingham, benefiting DVSAS. Stroll through over 12 Barkley Village shops as you taste regional wines in pop-up tasting rooms this March 29 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. All attendees will receive a keepsake wine glass, 8 wine tasting tickets, and special retail […]

Monday, February 26th, 2018
Fairhaven Food Fest Celebrates Dining in Bellingham March 5 – 11

The Historic Fairhaven Food Fest welcomes locals and visitors to dine in Bellingham. Come out for some local flavor from Monday, March 5 through Sunday, March 11. Participating restaurants  will offer a weekly special in addition to their regular menu items, and will give out a Fairhaven Food Fest coaster “passport” at your first dine. With a […]

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
3rd Annual Irish Dinner and Silent Action to Benefit Meals on Wheels and More March 10 at Bellingham Cruise Terminal

Whether you are Irish or Irish in spirit, you are invited to support the health and independence of local seniors at an Irish Dinner and Silent Auction at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in Bellingham on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Get your green on and join Meals on Wheels and More for their 3rd Annual Irish Dinner and Silent […]

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Whatcom Symphony Presents Scheherazade & Shostakovich at the Mount Baker Theatre March 25

The Whatcom Symphony Orchestra’s Scheherazade & Shostakovich will take the Mount Baker stage by storm on Sunday, March 25 at 3:00 p.m. at the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham. The concert will begin with a performance of Alexander Glazunov’s Prelude and Fugue in D minor by pianist Philip Fisher. To follow, the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra will […]

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Boundary Bay Brewery and Shifting Gears to Host Bellingham Bike Swap March 10

Boundary Bay Brewery and Shifting Gears will host the 2018 Bellingham Bike Swap. The event will take place On March 10, 2018 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Mountain Room at Boundary Bay. Entry is free and the event is open to guests of all ages. The swap will provide the perfect opportunity for […]