Press Releases


Friday, June 22nd, 2018
Atwood Ales Wins at Washington Beer Awards, Seattle Magazine’s Best of Beer Awards

Atwood Ales Farm Brewery added several new feathers to its cap, bringing home two awards from the sixth annual Washington Beer AwardsÂź as well as being named finalists for Washington’s Best Saison for the second year in a row by Seattle Magazine. This newest round of recognition for the small farmhouse brewery comes on shortly […]

Friday, June 22nd, 2018
Hotel Bellingham names Hudson as Sales Manager

Kayla Hudson has been appointed Sales Manager at Hotel Bellingham. The 132-room Hotel Bellingham recently came under the management of Providence Hospitality Partners. Hudson will handle group lodging arrangements. She has eight years of customer-service experience and a degree in accounting from Whatcom Community College. A longtime county resident, Hudson graduated from Mount Baker High […]

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
Road to Artist Point on Mt. Baker Highway is Open for 2018 Summer Season

GLACIER – The summer hiking season is kicking off near Mount Baker. Crews opened the gate to the seasonal section of State Route 542 at 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018 Three weeks of hard work plus a few days of blue skies and soft snow helped Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews […]

Monday, June 18th, 2018
Bellingham and Whatcom County Craft Breweries Win 44 Medals at 2018 National Beer Competitions

In the first six months of 2018, Bellingham and Whatcom County breweries have brought home 44 medals from five 2018 beer competitions. Three additional awards bring the total to 47, making the region one of the most highly decorated craft beer destinations in Washington State.   The medal count includes 13 gold and 26 total […]

Monday, June 18th, 2018
Winemaker Dinner Features Top NW RosĂ© Wines at Keenan’s at the Pier

A four-course gourmet dinner paired with some of the region’s top RosĂ© wines will be presented at 6 p.m. July 17 at Keenan’s at the Pier, one of Bellingham’s finest restaurants located inside The Chrysalis Inn & Spa. The Northwest RosĂ© Winemaker Dinner menu includes: Marinated Grilled Prawns with Summer Vegetable Noodles Primavera, paired with […]

Monday, June 18th, 2018
Chuckanut Brewery Wins Six Medals at Washington Beer Awards

On June 16th the Washington Beer Awards announced the 117 breweries who won awards in 74 categories out of the 181 breweries that entered. Out of the almost 1,300 beers in the competition, Chuckanut Brewery won a total of six awards. Chuckanut Marzen Lager and Vienna Lager each won Gold medals; Chuckanut Pilsner received a […]

Friday, June 15th, 2018
Bellingham Beer Prom Benefit Brews Hope and Funding to Fight Homelessness

On Saturday, June 30th, Kulshan Brewing Company and Lydia Place invite you to dress in your most outrageous 80s prom attire, and head to Bellingham Beer Prom at the Leopold Crystal Ballroom in downtown Bellingham. Beer Prom is a collaborative beer-brewing event, engaging six local breweries that have each asked a brewery outside of Whatcom […]

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
Downtown Bellingham Partnership Announces Lineup for the 2018 Downtown Sounds Concert Series

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership (DBP) has announced the artist lineup for its signature outdoor concert series, Downtown Sounds.  Now in its 14th year, the 2018 Downtown Sounds series returns with last year’s expanded layout; featuring an improved beer garden, a revamped stage location, larger presence on Bay and Prospect streets and additional family activities during the […]

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
Mount Baker Theatre’s Community Pre-Sale Includes Early Access to 2018-2019 Events and Festive Open House

Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham announces a Community Pre-Sale Party for 2018-19 Events, Sunday, July 15, 2 pm – 5 pm.  MBT is celebrating the local community with early access to purchase seats in person before the shows become fully available for sale online the following day.  Attendees can choose from 27 exciting, world-class events […]

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
Stroll Through the Streets of Bellingham for the Downtown Market Walk

Sustainable Connections in Bellingham, Wash. invites the public to attend the Downtown Market Walk on July 21st from 11-3pm. Start your walk at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St and pick up your Market Walk map and passport. The Downtown Market Walk will be held on the same day as the Downtown Sidewalk Sale […]

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
Boundary Bay Takes Home Their 51st NABA Award, Wins Bronze Award at World Beer

Boundary Bay Brewery from Bellingham, Wash. is proud to announce that their barleywine-style ale, Old Bounder won the Silver medal in the American Barley Wine-Style Ale category at North American Brewers Association (NABA) awards in June, marking the 51st NABA award the brewery has received. The ale also won the Bronze award at the 2018 World Beer Cup in […]

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
Beer Garden Season Kicks Off at Boundary Bay, Opening Bellingham’s Backyard

Beer garden season has arrived, and Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro is proud to invite the community to enjoy Bellingham’s Backyard. The Beer Garden at Boundary Bay is a kid-friendly, dog-friendly hangout space, featuring a playground, live music and craft beer. It’s the perfect spot for summer fun and relaxation. This year, the beer garden […]

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
Mount Baker Theatre Presents Country Legend Clint Black Live in the Main Theatre August 5

Mount Baker Theatre in downtown Bellingham announces a one-night engagement of country music superstar Clint Black, Sunday, August 5 at 8 pm on the historic Main Stage Theatre. Attendees can expect an evening of favorite hits and new music, delivered by Black and backed by his full band. Clint Black has 22 #1 singles that […]

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
The Chrysalis Inn & Spa Presents Their May Spa Donation

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa presented another monthly spa donation in the amount of $2,000, this time to support Officer Community Care for May. Support Officer Community Care is a non-profit organization founded in Whatcom County in 1982 whose mission is to impact and influence the quality of life for families experiencing tragedy and trauma […]

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
Final stop on Chautauqua-State Parks summer tour comes to Whatcom County

The New Old Time Chautauqua-Washington State Parks Tour wraps up its road show in late June, bringing mirth and merriment to state parks and nearby communities in Whatcom County. The final leg of the NOTC tour includes events at Birch Bay and Peace Arch state parks, Lummi Nation and Blaine. The NOTC is America’s only […]

Monday, June 11th, 2018
Inn at Lynden and Homestead Farms Golf Club Present TeeForeTwo Special

The Inn at Lynden and Homestead Farms Golf Club are excited to announce a ‘stay and play’ package in the charming Dutch-inspired town of Lynden, Washington. For $299 guests get to combine luxurious lodgings in a historic setting combined with golf on an immaculately groomed course. Rates are good through October 2018. Homestead Farms Golf Course, […]

Friday, June 8th, 2018
Chuckanut Brewery Wins Five Medals at North American Beer Awards

This year Chuckanut Brewery from Bellingham, Wash. was richly rewarded with five major medals at the North American Beer Awards Competition.  This prestigious, long-standing beer competition in its 22nd year supports the Craft Brewers Association standard of blind tasting judging done by BJCP judges from around the nation. Beers across America enter the competition in 99 […]

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
Demo Derby and Rodeo Return to Offer Action-Filled Performances at Lynden Fair

A pair of action-packed events, the Northwest Washington Fair’s Demolition Derby and the Lynden PRCA Rodeo, return to the Bank of the Pacific Grandstand Entertainment Series during this year’s Fair Aug. 13-18. Competitors looking for hard-hitting collisions more than drivers in a Seattle commute will compete in this year’s Demo Derby on Monday, Aug. 13. […]

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
Pepper Sisters Restaurant Celebrates its 30 Year Anniversary!

Pepper Sisters American southwest cuisine in Bellingham, WA is excited to celebrate its 30-year anniversary on August 18, 2018! Melding unique, regional flavors, Pepper Sisters offers wholesome, scratch-made New Mexican cooking, crafted and served with love. Pepper Sisters’ unique culinary offerings, consistent quality, warm service, and stellar ambiance has kept customers coming back for three […]

Monday, June 4th, 2018
City of Blaine Invites You to the Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

What’s red, white, blue and fun all over? The seaside town of Blaine’s 4th of July Celebration, where thousands come to experience everything red, white and blue. Come early to find a great spot to enjoy the parade, stay late to experience the fireworks. Located “Where America Begins,” nestled on Drayton Harbor and the US/Canada border […]

Monday, June 4th, 2018
Good Time Girls Tours Announce New Ownership, Bellinghistory 2018 Tours

The Good Time Girls return for another season of walking tours under new ownership.  Old favorites and new tours will be offered June-September under the command of former guides Kolby LaBree and Wren Urbigkit. New this season is a variety of general tours suited for all ages and sensibilities alternating on weekend afternoons throughout the summer, […]

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
Aslan Brewing and Northwest Youth Services Present: Ally Ale

In honor of Pride Month, Aslan Brewing Co. and Northwest Youth Services have teamed up to present Ally Ale, a Tropical Golden Ale, set to be released in draft and cans on June 2, during Aslan’s Four-Year Anniversary Party. The partnership aims to benefit the Queer Youth Project, a NWYS program dedicated to supporting and advocating for at-risk […]

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
Chrysalis Inn and Spa Presents Their April Donation to Women Sharing Hope

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa in Bellingham, Wash. presented their April spa donation in the amount of $2,000 to Women Sharing Hope (WSH), specifically, the nonprofit’s Community Funds for emergent needs throughout Whatcom County. These funds assist local citizens with necessities, help often not available through other charitable means. Some examples are providing post-operative shoes, […]

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
Mark Twain Sculpture Installed in Fairhaven, WA

A bronze sculpture of Mark Twain seated on a bench was installed on Saturday, May 26 in front of Village Books and Paper Dreams on 11th Street in Historic Fairhaven District of Bellingham, WA. In August 1895, Samuel Clemens – better known as Mark Twain – visited Fairhaven. Artist Gary Lee Price’s life-sized bronze sculpture […]

Friday, May 25th, 2018
Motorcycle Riders Will Head to Blaine for “Ride to the Border”, June 2

Located at the northwest U.S. 4th Corner, The seaside town of Blaine is where hundreds of riders come from around the country throughout the year to complete their 4th Corner U.S. tour. On Saturday, June 2, 2018, motorcycle riders will be cruising into Blaine for the first Ride to the Border. For those who are […]

Friday, May 25th, 2018
NW Washington Fair Foundation Hosts Dinner, Auction in Lynden to Raise Funds for Agriculture Education Center

Supporters of a new Agricultural Education Center in Lynden hope a dinner and auction June 15 will raise the final funds needed to start construction this year. The Northwest Washington Fair Foundation is hosting the fundraiser in the Expo Building at the fairgrounds, 1775 Front St., Lynden. A social hour with a no-host bar will […]

Friday, May 25th, 2018
Tall Ships Return, Offering Tours and Sails at Blaine Harbor Marina this June

History will come alive in Blaine, Wash. this June as the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain make their return trip to Blaine Harbor Marina. The tall ships, part of the Aberdeen-based nonprofit Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, sail the waters of the Pacific each year offering educational programs, free deck tours, and sailing excursions. […]

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
Inaugural Sumas Pioneer Day, June 23

Sumas Historical Society and Museum are celebrating Sumas Pioneer Day Saturday, June 23 from 12 pm – 4 pm with historical-themed activities planned for the entire family. Festivities will take place both inside and outside the museum. Take a step back in time and pan for gold in a trough of sand and pebbles, experience […]

Monday, May 21st, 2018
Announcing the new Birchwood International Market in Bellingham

Sustainable Connections in Bellingham, Wash. announces a new open-air summer market series beginning with the Birchwood International Market which will take place the last Friday of the month June through September in the commercial heart of the Birchwood Neighborhood. This is a free event, located in the old Alberson’s parking lot at 1650 Birchwood Ave., […]

Monday, May 21st, 2018
Hotel Motel Taxes Demystified, June 14

Is your organization a current recipient of hotel motel tax grant funds? Ever wonder if you should apply for a grant through these funds? Do you know what the criteria is for the selection process? Or are you a hotel, motel, campground, B&B, or short-term rental property such as Airbnb that collects and remits lodging […]

Friday, May 18th, 2018
Eighth Annual Chuckanut Writers Conference in June, Early Bird Rate Ends May 22

Thrifty writers, register for the Chuckanut Writers Conference in Bellingham, Wash. by May 22 to secure the $245 early bird registration fee, a $40 discount on full-price registration. The eighth annual conference will take place Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23 at Whatcom Community College. This year’s faculty includes “Writing Down the Bones” author […]

Friday, May 11th, 2018
Statue Will Be Raised on the Mt. Baker Scenic Byway to Honor the Civilian Conservation Corps’ Work

A statue will be raised at the Glacier Public Service Center (also known as the Glacier Ranger Station), located on the Mt. Baker Scenic Byway/State Route 542, to honor the Civilian Conservation Corps’ work. The statue will be raised on June 16, 2018, nearly 85 years after the first group of Civilian Conservation Corps boys arrived […]

Friday, May 11th, 2018
New Evolve Chocolate + Café in Village Books in Bellingham, promises a sensory blend of sweets, sips and savories

A new restaurant will open early this summer on the mezzanine of Village Books and Paper Dreams in Fairhaven. Evolve Chocolate + CafĂ©, co-owned by Chef Christy Fox and Shannon Fox, will offer an array of sweets, sips and savories in the cozy space tucked among the bookshelves, overlooking the Village Green and Bellingham Bay. When […]

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Bellingham City Club Presents #MeToo – The Evolving Perspective of Men

On Wednesday, May 23 beginning promptly at 11:30 a.m., Bellingham City Club presents the second of a two-part discussion exploring questions about the #MeToo movement. The focus of Part Two is the male perspective on the timely topic of #MeToo: A Moment in Time or a Cultural Shift? Enjoy a delicious lunch and the featured panel […]

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Providence Hospitality Partners Promote Dana Weber to Hotel Bellingham’s General Manager

Hotel Bellingham, located just off Interstate 5 and near Bellingham International Airport and the adjacent Fox Hall conference center, was recently acquired by Today’s VI, LLC. The new owners previously had purchased the Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center in 2004. Providence Hospitality Partners, of Denver, Col. recently promoted Dana Weber to […]

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
San Juan Cruises Announces New Vendovi Island Cruises This Summer

San Juan Cruises in Bellingham, Wash. has announced a new series of tours to Vendovi Island Preserve.  Of the island’s 217 acres, only two have ever been developed – as such Vendovi’s natural beauty is largely intact. The islands six unspoiled beaches, rare prairie habitat, abundant forest and wildlife, and interesting history make Vendovi Island […]

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen in Bellingham Begins Serving Brunch

  Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham, WA begins brunch on Mothers Day Weekend starting Saturday, May 12. The Chuckanut Brunch will take place from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., every weekend throughout the summer with a tasty menu including beer cocktails. The regular menu starts at 11 a.m. as usual, for those who like […]

Monday, May 7th, 2018
Big Wins for Chuckanut Brewery at World Beer Cup 2018

Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen of Bellingham, Wash. is excited to announce they have won two Gold Medals at the World Beer Cup 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. Both Bohemian Style Pilsner and German Style Kolsch beer have won the highest medals for their rendition of these traditional European style beers. This year’s World Beer Cup had […]

Friday, May 4th, 2018
Bellingham Breweries Bring Home the Gold from World Beer Cup 2018

The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American craft brewers—announced the results of the 2018 World Beer Cup awards. The largest competition to date, the awards were presented at the conclusion of the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo AmericaŸ at Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. Beers were judged during six sessions over a period of three days by […]

Friday, May 4th, 2018
Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema summer line-up offers big screen flicks, variety entertainment

  Big screen movies and a variety of fun entertainers will be featured at this summer’s Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema series presented by Ben Kinney & Keller Williams Realty. Now in its nineteenth season of Saturday night movies, the series kicks off on June 23, 2018, with the 1985 adventure-comedy “The Goonies” followed by the superhero […]