Neighborhood Notes is a monthly series that focuses on a specific neighborhood in Whatcom County.  We may talk about an influential person, a corner market, special place within the community, or meaningful event.  This channel is sponsored by Judd & Black.

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Neighborhood Notes

Neighborhood Notes: Ferndale Heritage Society Keeps History Alive

Sue Brand is a five-year volunteer at the Ferndale Heritage Society. “Every Saturday was bath day,” she says. “The father got into the tub...

Neighborhood Notes: Peter James Opens Nature Photography Gallery

Photographer Peter James opened his original gallery and studio on Holly Street in 2003 after a visit to Bellingham turned into a permanent stay....

Neighborhood Notes: Seaside Gems in Blaine

Blaine, Washington is a quaint seaside city within walking distance of the Canadian border. Don’t let the quiet fool you, however. As home of...

Neighborhood Notes: Meet Dave and James of the Lighthouse Mission

I travel by the Lighthouse Mission Drop In Center on Holly Street all the time. In the past three years it has transformed from...

Neighborhood Notes: Barkley Village’s Past, Present and Future

Bellingham’s Barkley Village is home to many great community assets, from a 16-screen movie theater to numerous shops, restaurants and offices. But as the...

Neighborhood Notes: A Look At Luna’s Bistro

Nestled in between the Regal Cinemas Movie Theater and the bustling Barkley Village Woods Coffee is a hidden gem of a restaurant, where you...

Empowering Youth at Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County

For over 70 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County have been opening doors of opportunity and preparing young people for a great...

Neighborhood Notes—Skate Year Round at Lynden’s Skate Church

Skateboarding is a staple of childhood for many. For some it is a leisure activity fostered in youth then continually practiced later in life....

Neighborhood Notes: A Spray-Painted Whatcom County

Ever stopped by McKay’s Taphouse and admired the mural coating the outside walls? Maybe you’ve seen that older Volvo riding around town with its...

Neighborhood Notes: Ferndale’s Our Place Café – Opposites Attract Creating Fusion Fare

Editor's Note: Our Place Café closed its doors in September of 2017, but they are now up and running as a food truck---Our Place Cafe...

Neighborhood Notes: The Lynden Toy Store That’s the Bee’s Knees

When Rick and Jenny Meyer took over ownership of the Lynden toy store Bumblebees Kids in 2012, they were excited to own a store that...

Neighborhood Notes—The Best Bartender in Bellingham

I’ve been going to the Waterfront for years. Nearly every time I’m there I see Lori. She greets me cordially and is quick to...

Neighborhood Notes—Building Community with Artquake

There was an article written in The New Yorker a couple years ago about the Cascadia subduction zone, a fault off the coast of...
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