Press Releases


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. “Allegiant is excited to offer travelers their only nonstop option between the Mile High City and Bellingham,” said Lukas Johnson, Allegiant senior vice president of commercial. “We’re certain that travelers will take advantage of […]

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 […]

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
32nd Annual Spring Craft and Antique Show Returns to the NW Washington Fair and Event Center in Lynden March 15 – 17

Spring is already bringing the Northwest into bloom. It is also bringing back a time-honored tradition in north Whatcom County where the sound of live piano greets at the door and the smell of kettle corn brings a smile. The Lynden Craft and Antique Show returns to the Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center, Thursday, […]

Monday, February 19th, 2018
Cascadia International Women’s Film Festival Announces 2018 Official Film Selections

CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival is pleased to announce its 2018 Official Selection of 26 exceptional films directed by women from around the world. The second annual multi-day festival will be April 12-15, 2018 at Pickford Film Center in Bellingham, WA. The line up includes feature-length and short documentaries, narratives, animated films. Feature selections for […]

Friday, February 16th, 2018
Motion Picture Academy’s Immediate Past President To Appear at Cascadia International Women’s Film Festival

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, immediate Past President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS or the Academy – The Oscars) will be the Special Honored Guest Speaker at this year’s CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival to be April 12-15, 2018 in Bellingham, WA. Boone Isaacs will attend a special program on Friday, April […]

Friday, February 16th, 2018
WWU and Bellingham Selected to Host 2019 GNAC Basketball Championship

With a newly remodeled facility to show off to fans from across the conference, Western Washington University  has been selected to host the 2019 Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Basketball Championships. The 2019 tournament will take place March 7-9, 2019 in Bellingham with all games being played on WECU Court at Carver Gymnasium. This will […]

Friday, February 16th, 2018
The Crysalis Inn and Spa Donates $2,100 to The Whatcom Dream in January

The Whatcom Dream was the recipient of The Chrysalis Inn & Spa’s January spa donation in the amount of $2,100. The Whatcom Dream is an organization that has been helping Whatcom County residents reach their dreams by providing financial education, support, encouragement and opportunities to marginalized individuals. Mike Keenan, the owner of the Chrysalis, began donating to […]

Thursday, February 15th, 2018
14.5 Acre Sculpture Woods on Lummi Island Gifted to WWU by Artist Ann Morris & Family

Noted artist Ann Morris, her son Brook Morris of California and daughter Clea Costa Van Voorhis of Illinois are providing Western Washington University and its students with an extraordinary gift – 14.5 acres of Lummi Island forest that surround her studio and provide the setting for her figurative bronze sculptures sited in the wild quiet called Sculpture Woods. Under the generous […]

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
Chuckanut Brewery Taps and Bottles Doppelbock this February

Doppelbock is a beer rarely brewed in America, but Chuckanut Brewery has brewed their rendition of this traditional German lager and aged it over 90 days at very cold temperatures last year and again this year as a treat for Sweethearts. Chuckanut’s new Doppelbock will be tapped at both Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham […]

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
Chuckanut Brewery Open House and Free Tours Feb. 24, 2018

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham will offer free tours on February 24 at noon and 1:30 p.m. as part of a statewide-organized open house for all Washington State breweries. Every year, the Washington Beer Commission aims to promote Washington beer by organizing this event giving the public an opportunity to explore their local breweries. […]

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
Kulshan Brewing Brings Four Medals Home from The Best of Craft Beer Awards

During the weekend of Jan. 26 – 28, 2018 professional brewers and judges went to the picturesque beer and ski town of Bend, Oregon to judge over 2,000 entries in the 2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards competition. Breweries of all sizes, from nearly every state in the union, as well as Columbia, Canada, and Belgium, […]

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Aslan Brewing’s Newest Addition The Aslan Depot Is Open For Business

Aslan Brewing Co. is excited to announce that the Aslan Depot: Barrels and Blending is now open. The Aslan Depot serves as a taproom, barrel-aging facility, and event space in the Union Depot Building in downtown Bellingham, located at 1322 N. State St., Bellingham. This location is open Thursday through Monday, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., featuring […]

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Western Washington University to offer summer youth programs for grades K-12

Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA is proud to offer a wide array of programs for kids in grades K-12 this summer. For the past 36 years, Western’s youth programs have encouraged kids to explore a favorite topic and consider opportunities in higher education. Participants experience hands-on learning and gain exposure to a college campus […]

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth Presents: Us and Them, Feb. 23-25

Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth is a nonprofit arts education organization that offers quality instruction in theater, choir, dance, music, and visual arts to youth, ages 5-17. This February, BAAY  presents a drama called Us and Them. The show will take place February 23, 24 and 25, with tickets available at the door or online for $10 (online […]

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Sweetheart Dinner at Chuckanut Brewery, Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your sweetheart how much you care and what better way to do that than a special dinner for two at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W Holly St, Bellingham. The Kitchen is offering a romantic 3-course prix fixe dinner with beer pairing suggestions the evening of February […]

Tuesday, February 6th, 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 […]

Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Four Whatcom County Businesses Awarded for their Commitment to Sustainable Positive Impact

Sustainable Connections in Bellingham, WA awarded four Whatcom County businesses, and two individuals, Sustainability Champion Awards last Thursday for their deep commitment to making a positive impact locally. The Awards are an annual recognition of Sustainable Connections members who are leaders in the following four categories: Strong Community, Healthy Environment, Meaningful Employment and Buying Local […]

Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Registration for 2018 Ski to Sea Race in Bellingham is Open

Whatcom Events in Bellingham, WA is pleased to announce that registration for the 46th Annual Ski to Sea Race is open.  The 8-leg relay race from Mt. Baker Ski Area to Bellingham Bay is Sunday, May 27th, 2018.  Teams that register and are paid in full prior to February 14th will be placed in a […]

Monday, January 29th, 2018
Evolve Chocolate Hosts Pop-Up Lounge for Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras Inspired Event with Atwood Ales

Evolve Chocolate in Bellingham, WA will host a  Chocolate Pop Up Lounge open in downtown Bellingham from February 8 to 14, 2018, noon to 9 p.m.  A special highlight will be a Mardi Gras inspired event with Atwood Ales Brewery on Tuesday, Feb 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The pop-up Alchemy Series: Bites & Beer will […]

Monday, January 29th, 2018
Atwood Ales Farm Brewery Receives Prestigious Good Food Award

Atwood Ales Farm Brewery in Blaine, WA attended the prestigious, 8th Annual Good Food Awards, in San Francisco, where the brewery was selected as a 2018 Good Food Awards Winner for their rhubarb sour ale, Rhuty. Atwood was the only Whatcom County nominee, and one of just 15 breweries from around the United States, including well-respected […]

Monday, January 29th, 2018
Four Points Bellingham promotes Erin Divine to Director of Sales

  Erin Divine has been promoted to Director of Sales at Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center. Divine has nine years of sales experience, including five years at Four Points Bellingham. She returned to the hotel last year when its multimillion-dollar renovation was completed, culminating with the launch of B-Town Kitchen & […]

Monday, January 29th, 2018
Lend Us Your Ears presents Acclaimed American tragedy at Bellingham Theatre Guild

Lend Us Your Ears, the new reading series at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, continues with the great American playwright Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, on February 3 at 2 p.m. at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St., Bellingham. The Pay-What-You-Will performance, directed by Shawn Fuller, follows the tragedy of an acclaimed […]

Friday, January 26th, 2018
Schedule Change for Alaska Marine Highway Ferry M/V Columbia in Bellingham

The Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System has cancelled the Bellingham departure of the M/V Columbia for Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 as the vessel’s bow thruster is  being repaired. Columbia service is now anticipated to resume with the vessel’s February 2, 2018 departure from Bellingham. AMHS has suspended reservation change and cancelation fees for Columbia fares. […]

Monday, January 22nd, 2018
Zazen Salon Spa New Owners Promise High Standards with Local Pricing

Zazen Salon Spa, a leader in hair styling and spa services in Bellingham since 2000, has been acquired by Marvin and Lannea Riggs. “We’ll maintain the luxurious standards of Zazen Salon Spa, ensuring that clients feel pampered without paying Seattle prices,” Marvin Riggs said. The Lynden couple acquired Zazen Salon Spa effective Jan. 1. Located […]

Friday, January 12th, 2018
Sustainable Connections Hosts New Smart Business Summit on Jan. 25

Sustainable Connections, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the local economy and helping businesses integrate sustainability practices, is excited to announce a new half-day conference, The Smart Business Summit, on Jan 25 in Bellingham. Businesses will come together for actionable, take-home knowledge on sustainability reporting and better business performance. The half-day summit will host inspiring speakers […]