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Lummi Island Wild

Lummi Island Wild Marketing Manager Riley Starks, President Keith Carpenter, and General Manager Ian Kirouac Saving our oceans, one fish at a time By Liz Hansen   Long, long ago, in the Salish Sea, the Lummi people devised ingenious methods…
Maressa Valliant
October 29, 2018
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Big Love Juice

The heart is a complex organ. A combination of electrical signals, precise valves, muscles, and a labyrinth of tubes and chambers are constantly working in harmony to keep each and every one of us alive. Given its beautiful complexity and…
Maressa Valliant
October 2, 2018
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Wild Acres Farm

The Cost of a Local Chicken   By Diana Meeks I held the largest pear I've ever seen in my life at Wild Acres Farm, just outside of Bellingham. It was, without exaggeration, half the size of my head. They…
Maressa Valliant
October 2, 2018
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Twin Brook Creamery

A tribute to farming, family, and faith By Diana Meeks What do you call something that is constant but ever changing? Did you ever think that the answer might be a dairy? This is the 108th year Twin Brook has…
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August 30, 2018
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Tasca Del Tinto

Traditional Tapas with a Bellingham Bend By Alex Smith Tradition and innovation are constantly involved in a complicated dance. Classically trained chefs may thumb their noses at the idea of something like Thai-Italian fusion cuisine. On the other hand, the…
papertwinkle
August 30, 2018
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Barbies Berries

June in Whatcom County is well known for its fickle nature. Warm, sunny days begging for shorts and sandals give way to chilly rains that remind us we live in a maritime climate. Regardless of this variation in weather, one…
Maressa Valliant
May 24, 2018
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Pepper Sisters

When she chose the restaurant’s name, Susan Albert didn’t know she was creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. When Pepper Sisters was created, it was named to pay homage to the most important ingredients in Southwestern cooking: red and green New Mexican…
Maressa Valliant
May 20, 2018
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Sweet Bellingham

Nancy Babick has raised two beautiful children and founded two successful businesses. She’s a talented cake artist who can also build gorgeous in-store displays (how awesome is that table display pictured below?!). From humble beginnings to talented entrepreneur, she is…
Maressa Valliant
May 14, 2018
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Rabbit Fields Farm

Food is unique in its ability to bring together people of all backgrounds. There’s something about eating that helps us overlook differences and recognize that on a deep level, we’re all just humans moving from one meal to the next.…
Maressa Valliant
April 26, 2018
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Keenan’s at the Pier

I have a terrible memory. It's common for friends, family, even past boyfriends to ask - eyebrows held high, “how can you not remember that?!” Dates, places, and events slip into obscurity. Some, but not all. I remember the first…
Maressa Valliant
April 24, 2018