With the passing of the shortest day of the year on Dec. 22, Pacific Northwesterners naturally start dreaming of sunny climes, remembering vacations to Hawai’i or those few days last summer when it was actually hot enough to jump into Lake Whatcom or Lake Padden. Several of the sunniest places on the planet are right here in the U.S., according to the World Data Center for Meteorology, including Las Vegas, Nevada, and Yuma, Tucson and Phoenix in Arizona. Other top world sun spots require travel to Northeast Africa and the Nile Valley.
A few feet shorter than the usual crowd bustling around campus to get to class in the morning, and plenty energetic without a morning coffee, hundreds of fifth grade students took to Western Washington University’s campus in October. This fall marked the third year the Compass 2 Campus program introduced fifth graders from 10 schools in Whatcom and Skagit counties to university life through an all-day tour. The fifth graders get to see classroom settings, university housing, activity centers, the library, and the array of art resources on...
Tim McHugh, an English teacher at State Street High School in Sedro-Woolley and a Deming, Wash., resident, brings his own take on a dog’s life, through the eyes of his rescued pound pup, Ivan, in his book, “IVAN! A Pound Dog’s View on Life, Love, and Leashes.”
Tulalip Resort's got you covered with three parties
Before buckling down to meet those New Year’s resolutions, why not indulge in the luxuries that the New Year offers? How about a round of extravagant parties, fueled by bottles of quality Champagne, and dancing until dawn with the person or persons that you want to celebrate fresh beginnings with?
One could say Bellingham is lucky to have as many wonderful historic buildings as it does, but luck is really a small part, compared to the hard work and generosity of people passionate about keeping the local heritage alive and well. The history of the Territorial Courthouse is no exception.
Studio Ezell promises a unique-to-you cut--
Nearly all hair stylists expect us to have a style in mind or celebrity picture ready before we come through their doors. And for those who come unprepared, you can find inspiration in the books in the waiting area filled with models sporting fashionable haircuts.
Be on top of the trends
Fall brings with it a transformation from balmy, sun-soaked afternoons to chilly evenings, puddles and the kind of weather that prompts Pacific Northwest fashionistas to modify their wardrobes.