May 2014

Lynden Pioneer Museum

My favourite books as a kid were from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series, set in the late 1800s. Life then sounded so simple, yet so tough and wild at the same time. I got that same feeling all over again when I took my tweens to the eclectic Lynden Pioneer Museum in [...]

May 29, 2014

The History of This: Handkerchiefs

A square of cloth, smartly decorated, becomes a fashion accessory, a bandage, a tissue, a flag, a small basket, or a love token. Handkerchiefs are useful, if somewhat old-fashioned, but utility isn’t even the half of it. The first written reference to hankies comes from the [...]

May 29, 2014

Pinball Machine Wizards

On February 9th, 2014, Canadian pinball champion Robert Gagno of Burnaby, BC travelled to Bellingham, WA to compete in an International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA) tournament hosted by local restaurant and rock venue, The Shakedown. It was Bellingham’s first IFPA [...]

May 14, 2014

Biking Getaways

Whatcom County: South Bay Trail Stretching 3.7 km (2.3 mi.) from Fairhaven to downtown Bellingham, the South Bay Trail is the perfect family biking excursion. Fairhaven Bike and Ski rents bicycles right at the trailhead. The gravel trail leads to Taylor Dock and the long [...]

May 9, 2014