Readers’ Choice: WhatcomTalk’s Most Read Stories in January

January was a fun, if admittedly frigid, month. It saw the addition of many new and interesting local reads to the pages of WhatcomTalk. Each month we like to take a look back at what most resonated with our community. Here are some of WhatcomTalk’s most read stories published in January:

1. Joe’s Gardens- A Bountiful Heritage

Nathan and Jason Weston preside over young sprouts at their greenhouse. This article was WhatcomTalk’s most read story. Photo credit: Dondi Tondro-Smith.

Brothers Nathan and Jason Weston of Joe’s Gardens have mastered the delicate dance it takes to successfully run a family business. Their competency in established farming practices is complimented by their innovation. Their combined success comes from a lineage handed down by their parents, Carl and Karol Weston, who are still involved with the garden’s daily operations.

2. WhatcomTalk Announces 2016 Photo Contest Winners

Carol Kilgore captured this perfect moment driving along Mount Baker Highway. Photo credit: Carol Kilgore.

Whatcom County was excited to see the results of WhatcomTalk’s 2016 Photo Contest. The four contest winners produced images just as beautiful and diverse as the county we call home. Even more inspiring than these breathtaking shots was the way the community responded in celebration of the winners’ accomplishment.

3. Gordy Tweit – Capturing the Spirit of Time

Gordon Tweit left an indelible mark on his community as well as a legacy that will last. Photo credit: Dondi Tondro-Smith.

Gordy Tweit is the spirit of Fairhaven. Well known during his time at the Fairhaven Pharmacy, Tweit was famous for his photography of everything from local events to the costumes of proud children on Halloween. Now Tweit has expanded his legacy through his marked generosity.

4. Editor’s Pick: Dr. Binay Shah Brings Humanitarian Missions to Bellingham

The inauguration of the home hospice program was held in Nepal. Photo courtesy: Binaytara Foundation.

Cancer expert and humanitarian, Dr. Binay Shah, reaches out to the world from his small Barkley Village office. Here he leads the Binaytara Foundation whose work includes partnering with the government of India to create hospices, organizing on-going cancer care summits in Bellingham, and composing cancer care conferences with big-name experts from the field of cancer presenting. His work is inspiring.

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