Press Releases


Monday, October 15th, 2018
WWU Volleyball Rises to No. 4 in AVCA Division II Coaches Poll

Riding a current 17-match winning streak, the Western Washington University volleyball team climbed two spots to No. 4 in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II Coaches Poll. WWU received 1,006 total poll points and tallied one first-place vote. The national top five includes Northern State (21-1), Nebraska-Kearney (24-1), Concordia-St. Paul (19-4), WWU (17-3) […]

Monday, October 15th, 2018
The Nutcracker Dec. 5 – 6, 2018 at Mount Baker Theatre

OPUS Performing Arts is proud to present The Nutcracker in collaboration with Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) on December 5-6, 2018, 7 p.m. at Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA. Audiences will enjoy this classic winter ballet with a unique theatrical twist. The Nutcracker will feature OPUS’ younger ballet students as cupcakes, peppermints, gingersnaps […]

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
MIX Restaurants Opens First Location on West Holly in Bellingham

Today, MIX Restaurants opens its first location at 215 West Holly Street in Bellingham. MIX adds a new fast casual dining option to the popular downtown Bellingham area. The restaurant features local ingredients in its freshly tossed salads, toasty flatbread wraps, and broths topped with fresh ingredients for hungry lunch and dinner crowds. MIX is […]

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center: October is Community Conflict Resolution Month

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) invites the Bellingham community to join in recognition of October 2018 as Community Conflict Resolution Month. City of Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville and Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws have signed a Joint Proclamation recognizing October 2018 as Community Conflict Resolution Month. Governor Jay Inslee has also signed a similar […]

Monday, October 8th, 2018
The RE Store and Partners to Host First Trick or Treat in the Fountain District

The RE Store, SaviBank, and Heliotrope Hotel are heading up the first Trick or Treat at the Fountain, a family-friendly Halloween celebration at the Fountain District in Bellingham. “The Fountain District is such a welcoming and creative area of town. We’re excited to provide this opportunity for families to rediscover the many wonderful community resources […]

Monday, October 8th, 2018
Fairhaven Fa-La-La Caroling Competition is Winterfest Holiday Finale in Bellingham Dec. 22

Come experience the true spirit of the holiday season with the gift of giving through song at the first annual Fairhaven Fa-La-La Caroling Competition and Fundraiser on Saturday, December 22, 2018, from 3:00 to 5:30. Fairhaven Fa-La-La is the finale of Fairhaven Winterfest, a month-long celebration of the holidays in one of Bellingham’s most storied […]

Friday, October 5th, 2018
Cherry Point Science Forum Focuses on Research and Citizen Science at Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve Oct. 13

The Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committee is hosting its annual Cherry Point Science Forum to talk about research being done at Cherry Point and the Salish Sea at large. The forum is 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, at Bellingham Technical College, Building G, Room 102J, 3028 Lindbergh Ave. This […]

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
Lummi Nation Announces Purchase of Loomis Trail Golf Course in Blaine

The Lummi Nation announces the acquisition of the crown jewel of the Washington golfing community, Loomis Trail Golf Course. The Lummi Nation is excited to acquire this land and will take the formerly private course and open it to the entire golfing public as a public course. “This is much more than a golf course. […]

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
Hotel Bellwether Kicks Off Wine Tasting Series Oct. 11

The Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, WA will feature monthly Wine Tasting Socals on Oct. 11, Nov. 15, and Dec. 11, 2018. Each of these casual wine tasting events will take place in the hotel’s Compass Wine Room and will feature at least two wineries offering their best vintages for tasting and purchase. Guests are treated […]

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
October Beers from Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham

We’ve all been waiting for this cooler weather and Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham, WA is happy that there’s time to make some of their favorite one-off beers for autumn. New World Ale is the fall seasonal ale from Chuckanut and it’s out early in October. This moderate strength Pale Ale is made unique by the use […]

Monday, October 1st, 2018
Boundary Bay Brewery and D4 Productions Collaborate for Beer Release Dark Darkness: A Dark Porter

Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham, WA is partnering with local film producer, D4 Productions, to co-host The Darkness Convention. The event kicks off the release of Dark Darkness: A Dark Porter beer in cans as well as the campaign for the graphic novel adaptation of the screenplay for Dark Darkness’ feature film. Dark Darkness is […]

Monday, October 1st, 2018
Bellingham and Whatcom County Craft Breweries Win 46 Medals at 2018 National Beer Competitions

In 2018, Bellingham and Whatcom County breweries brought home 46 medals from six 2018 beer competitions. Three additional awards bring the total to 49, making the region one of the most highly decorated craft beer destinations in Washington State.   The medal count includes 13 gold and 26 total at the  2018 Washington Beer Awards […]

Friday, September 28th, 2018
Whatcom Community College Free Mental Health First Aid Classes, Oct. 15-18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Sept. 28, 2018 Sign up for free mental health first aid classes Daylong classes offered Monday, Oct. 15 and Thursday, Oct. 18 Bellingham, Wash. – Whatcom Community College’s Area Health Education Center for Western Washington (AHECWW) is offering two free “Mental Health First Aid” classes in October. The Monday, Oct. 15 […]

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Second Annual Whatcom Housing Week, Oct. 21-25

Bellingham, WA, September 27, 2018 – The Whatcom Housing Alliance, a new coalition created to help solve the housing crisis, announces the second annual Whatcom Housing Week, Sunday, October 21st – Thursday, October 25th. Housing Week aims to build awareness and support for innovative housing solutions that create diverse, vibrant, and healthy homes for all. Housing […]

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Bellingham’s First Beer Run – Trails to Taps Relay Oct. 21

Whatcom Events is pleased to announce the first Trails to Taps Relay in Belllingham on Sunday, October 21, 2018.  Registration for the fun beer run is now open, and  75 of the 100 teams are already signed up.  To secure a team this year, only one runner needs to start a team to be guaranteed […]

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Whatcom Community College awarded $5 million from the National Science Foundation

Whatcom Community College (WCC) in Bellingham, WA was recently awarded five grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that total nearly $5 million. The grants focus on improving STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and cybersecurity. This month, WCC was awarded a $3.6 million dollar grant titled “Collaborative Research: Community College Cyber Pilot (C3P) […]

Monday, September 24th, 2018
Chuckanut Brewery Wins Two Medals at 2018 GABF

Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham has done it again! Chuckanut beer was awarded two medals at the 2018 GABF (Great American Beer Festival): a gold for Chuckanut Dunkel Lager and a silver for Chuckanut Helles Lager were awarded in Denver, Colorado September 22, 2018. The GABF 2018 had 8,700 beers in various categories by 2,450 breweries […]

Monday, September 24th, 2018
Make.Shift Hosts 10-Year Anniversary Party and Silent Auction

Make.Shift will celebrate its 10th anniversary by throwing a free, all-ages party and silent auction. The free event on Sept. 29, 2018 will be held at Make.Shift located at 306 Flora Street in downtown Bellingham from 6 p.m. to midnight featuring karaoke, live performances, kid-friendly activities, and limited-edition anniversary merchandise. The silent auction will take […]

Monday, September 24th, 2018
Lynden Music Festival 2018 Welcomes YouTube Sensation

This year the Lynden Music Festival welcomes YouTube star Matthew Ball, aka The Boogie Woogie Kid, who became a hit on YouTube with now over 4.2 million views, on Thursday, Oct. 11, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Jansen Art Center. Ball is known best as the attorney turned musician whose playing has earned him […]

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Sylvia Center for the Arts Fall Schedule of Events

Sylvia Center for the Arts  in Bellingham, WA continues to host community events in  two new downtown performances spaces. Community Poetry Readings & Concert: BELLINGHAM SEAFEAST 2018 Fri, Sep 21, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., Studio Theater & Lucas Hicks Theater FisherPoets performances in both spaces, plus a concert by Ray Troll and the Ratfish […]

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Cloud Mountain Farm Annual Fall Fruit Festival Oct. 6 – 7, 2018

Join Cloud Mountain Farm Center in Everson, WA for the 29th annual Fall Fruit Festival, Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 7 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Experience the farm firsthand and savor the bounty of the harvest. This family-friendly event features tastings of over 200 varieties of […]

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
Lynden Craft and Antique Show Returns for 29th Year, Oct. 18 – 20, 2018

  The Lynden Craft and Antique Show returns to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, Thursday, October 18th through Saturday October 20th, 2018. Shoppers will enjoy perusing the familiar and fun new finds of over 100 artisans, crafters, antique, and vintage dealers. The vibrant colors of Fall and the warm scent of Sugar & Spice Donuts will greet […]

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
WWU Sanford-Hill Piano Series Presents Philip Edward Fisher Oct. 12

Award-winning U.K. pianist Philip Edward Fisher will perform the first concert of the 2018-19 Sanford-Hill Piano Series in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall at Western Washington University in Bellingham at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. Fisher will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, Liebermann, Liszt, and Sibelius. Fisher’s debut recording with the Naxos label, “Handel […]

Friday, September 14th, 2018
Guided Stream Tours in Bellingham 2018

Whatcom, Squalicum and Padden Creeks are among Bellingham’s most valuable local natural resources, providing habitat for fish and wildlife and recreational opportunities for Bellingham citizens. The City of Bellingham’s Habitat Restoration Program offers annual September Stream Tours to learn more about these waterways, how they have changed over time, what the City of Bellingham is doing […]

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
Plenty of ‘smash hits’ will be heard at Fall Demo Derby on Sept. 22

Coming off a series of “smash hits” recorded at a sold-out performance during fair week, local drivers return for an encore at the Fall Demo Derby on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center in Lynden. “The Fall Demo Derby gives fans who weren’t able to attend either of the shows […]

Monday, September 10th, 2018
Bellingham Festival of Music Presents Emerald City Music in Chamber at Old City Hall, Oct. 28

Bellingham Festival of Music patrons love the annual, and always sold-out, Chamber by the Bay concert presented during the summer season. The beautiful and intimate setting of the Bellingham Cruise Terminal combined with outstanding chamber music and the pleasure of sipping wine and indulging in delicious hors d’oeuvres make for an irresistible event. Building on […]

Monday, September 10th, 2018
City of Bellingham Proposes Agreement to Purchase Former JCPenney Building Downtown

On Monday Sept. 10, Mayor Kelli Linville announced the City of Bellingham is considering a proposal to enter into a public-private partnership to redevelop 1314 Cornwall Ave. (the former JCPenney building) into a mixed-use residential, office and retail development. The Mayor will bring forward a Development Agreement for City Council consideration, and the Bellingham City […]

Monday, September 10th, 2018
Fresh Hop Forum at Aslan Depot, Sept. 29

It’s every hoppy beer drinker’s favorite time of year – FRESH HOP SEASON! To celebrate this magical yearly hop harvest Aslan Brewing in Bellingham is assembling a tap list of special release fresh hop beers from far and wide ~ available all in one place, the Aslan Depot: Barrels & Blending. This event is on September […]

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
New Cascade Peaks IPA Series from Kulshan Brewing

With the North Cascades right at their back door, it’s quite fitting that the newest line of IPAs released by the Kulshan Brewing Company is named the Cascade Peaks IPA Series. On Friday, August 31, 2018 Kulshan kicked off the series with Bellingham’s favorite Heliotrope IPA, released earlier this summer on draft only. Each beer […]

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
‘Modest Forms of Biocultural Hope’ Opens Sept. 26 at the Western Gallery

Can species thrive together? Can we learn from nature to remediate environmental problems? Is hope possible in the Anthropocene? The fall exhibition at Western Gallery on the Western Washington University campus in Bellingham is “Modest Forms of Biocultural Hope,” which runs Sept. 26 through Dec. 8, and focuses on these questions as well as creative […]

Friday, August 31st, 2018
Whatcom Water Week Sept 15 to 22, 2018

Water – It’s Everybody’s Business. Join the Whatcom Watersheds Information Network and celebrate Whatcom Water Week 2018 through a series of free events held throughout Whatcom County from September 15 to 22. Businesses, non-profit organizations, agencies, and community groups are hosting a variety of fun family-friendly events that celebrate the importance of water to our […]

Friday, August 31st, 2018
Bellingham’s First Cider Tasting Festival Set for Sept. 14, 2018

Local nonprofit Shifting Gears will host Sippin’ on Cider: A Bellingham Cider Tasting Festival at Lost Giants Cider Co from 6 to 10 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. The event will feature ciders from various Pacific Northwest cideries, performances from local bands, and food from Bellingham-based food trucks. The event is 21+. Tickets cost […]

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
Shop with a Chef Tour at Bellingham Farmer’s Market, Sept. 15

Sustainable Connections and the Bellingham Farmers Market announce a special Eat Local Month event, Shop With A Chef, on Sept. 15, 2018. Executive chef Todd Alan Martin from Hundred North will take a small group on a personalized tour of the Bellingham Farmers Market, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The group will get to know […]

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
Hotel Bellwether Blues, Brews and BBQ Music Event Welcomes Miller Campbell (Cousin of Glenn) Sept. 6

The Hotel Bellwether and Lighthouse Grill in Bellingham, WA outdoor music event Blues, Brews and BBQ features Miller Campbell on Thursday, September 6 at 5 p.m. Born into a musical family, Miller Campbell is Glen Campbell’s second cousin and is a classically trained musician in musical theater. She found herself drawn to country music as its […]

Monday, August 27th, 2018
Lovitt Restaurant Features Vintner Dinner in Bellingham with DeLille Cellars Oct. 4

On Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, enjoy a five-course, locally sourced, farm-to-table Vintner Dinner prepared by Chef Norman Six at Lovitt Restaurant in Bellingham, paired with wines from Woodinville’s acclaimed DeLille Cellars. “The DeLille Cellars Vintner Dinner brings together some of our state’s best in food and wine,” said Suresh Rao of DS Vintners, organizer of […]

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 […]