Bill Distler, Vietnam Vet and Peace Activist

by Kathryn Fentress Bill Distler at the downtown Community Food Co-op.                                    Photo: Kathryn Fentress   Bill Distler, 69, was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Bellingham in 1980. He is married and has a 16-year-old daughter. He volunteers with the Alternatives to Military Service Program and [Read More...]

By |2022-03-19T07:16:48-07:00July 3, 2016|Unsung Heroes|

Julianna Fischer: Student Activist

by Kathryn Fentress Julianna Fischer by the ocean in her home state of Maine.                                                        photo: Tess Johnson Julianna Fischer is a 22-year-old senior at Western Washington University who is graduating with a degree in Environmental Policy and minors in Energy Policy and Economics. She is being honored with [Read More...]

By |2016-06-02T15:50:38-07:00June 2, 2016|Unsung Heroes|

Lorena Havens: Writer, Teacher, Activist

  Lorena Havens, a Whatcom Watch founder with Chico.                                                                                             photo: Carl Franz by Kathryn Fentress Lorena was recommended for this column as one of three women who had the original vision for the Whatcom Watch. She is an activist, a journalist, a meditation teacher, and writer. She and [Read More...]

By |2016-05-24T09:40:44-07:00April 12, 2016|Unsung Heroes|
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