Winter Is for Waterfowl

by Joe Meche The typical sights and sounds of late October and early November evoked an avalanche of emotions from the past. When I was growing up in southwest Louisiana, the change from hot and humid summer weather gave way to crisp and clear fall days. There was great anticipation [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T13:12:16-07:00December 5, 2015|Beaks and Bills|

Mary Trask Sends Bicycles to Africa

Mary Trask was born and raised in the Midwest and moved to Washington 20 years ago. This summer, she and her family relocated to Bellingham. She recently organized a local drive to send bikes to Africa. by Katheryn Fentress Kathryn: Have you done other volunteer work before the bicycle project? [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T13:24:49-07:00December 5, 2015|Unsung Heroes|


Boris Schleinkofer, poetrywatch editor “When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.” — John F. Kennedy Poetry has a voice in our community, [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T13:21:09-07:00December 5, 2015|poetrywatch|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at September 28, 2015 Meeting Shall the council: 178. Grant a noise variance to the state of Washington for Interstate 5 paving and guardrail work? Construction work in residentially zoned areas between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. requires a noise variance. The work will [Read More...]

By |2022-03-26T15:02:47-07:00December 5, 2015|Watching Government|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Andrew S. McBride Action Taken at October 6, 2015 Meeting Shall the commission: 126. Authorize the modification of a lease agreement with Comcast Cable Communications for the licensing of port-owned conduit? In August 2000, the Port of Bellingham and Comcast Cable entered into a 50-year conduit license agreement [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T13:16:13-07:00December 5, 2015|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at September 29, 2015 Meeting Shall the council: 171. Approve a $15,000 contract (amendment #9) with Van Ness Feldman, GordonDerr of Seattle for legal representation in a Growth Management Hearings Board case? The law firm is representing the county in the various stages of [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T13:14:39-07:00December 5, 2015|Watching Government|
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