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Evita: 7:30pm,
Claire vg Thomas
Theatre, Lynden
Barry Lopez:
7:30pm, Village
Spoken Word
Wednesday: 8pm,
Stuart’s at the
Poetry Night:
7pm, Village Books
Small Endeavors
Exhibit Opening:
10am-5pm, Roeder
Serial Killers: 8pm
and 10pm, iDiOM
You Can’t Take It
With You: 7:30pm,
Bellingham Theatre Guild
Heidi: 7:30pm,
Barn Theatre, Sudden Valley
Evita: 7:30pm,
Claire vg Thomas
Theatre, Lynden
Narabov: 7:30pm
and 9:30pm,
Upfront Theatre
Ryan Stiles &
Friends: 7pm,
Lincoln Theatre,
Mount Vernon
Family Stories:
8pm, Bellingham
Public Market
David Wallenchinsky: 5pm, Village
Steve Hendricks:
7:30pm, Village
That One Curve: 7:30pm, Firehouse
Performing Arts Center
Folkdance Party: 8-11pm, Fairhaven
Public Library
Banat Sahar: 7pm, Boundary Bay
Blue Scholars, Common Market:
7pm, Viking Union, WWU
Luci Shaw: 7:30pm, Village Books
Nonviolent Communication Workshop: 7-9pm, Garden Street Family
Support Center
Seattle Pro Musica: 7:30pm, Maple
Hall, La Connor
Used Book Sale: 10am-5pm, Lynden
Janet Bland: 7:30pm, Village Books
The Lonesome
West: 8pm, iDiOM
7:30pm and
9:30pm, Upfront
You Can’t Take It
With You: 7:30pm,
Bellingham Theatre Guild
Heidi: 7:30pm,
Barn Theatre, Sudden Valley
Evita: 7:30pm,
Claire vg Thomas
Theatre, Lynden
Fiddler on the
Roof: 7:30pm,
Anacortes Community Theatre
Carmen: 7:30pm,
McIntyre Hall,
Mount Vernon
Sarakasi: 8pm,
Mount Baker
That One Curve:
7:30pm, Firehouse
Performing Arts
Public Dance
Party: 9-11pm, U
& Me Dance
Contra Dance:
Fairhaven Library
Improvisational comedy
gets an international fl air
when Slovenia’s Narabov
takes to the stage Oct. 5
at the Upfront Theatre
Pay homage to the season’s bounty
Oct. 7 at a Harvest Celebration
at Hovander Homestead Park or
throughout the day at the Whidbey
Island Farm Tour
Bellingham Farmers Market: 10am3pm, Depot Market Square
Harvest Celebration: 2-6pm, Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale
Farm Tour: 10am-4pm, Whidbey
Salmon Dinner: 5pm, Bellingham
Senior Center more info: 676-1450.
Solar Tour: 10am-4pm, various
Chinese Moon Festival: 6-8pm,
Fairhaven Village Green
Model Railroad Show: 9am-5pm,
Northwest Washington Fairgrounds
Visual Arts
Whatcom Artists Studio Tour: 10am5pm, throughout Whatcom County
Plein Air Paint Out: 10am-3pm,
throughout Bellingham
Exhibit Talk & Performance: 4pm,
Lucia Douglas Gallery
Africa’s Sarakasi brings acrobatics, circus
skills and dance to town for your viewing pleasure—and cultural enhancement,
natch—Oct. 6 at the Mount Baker Theatre
On Stage
You Can’t Take it With You: 2pm, Bellingham Theatre
Fiddler on the Roof: 2pm, Anacortes Community Theatre
Carmen: 2pm, McIntyre Hall, Mount Vernon
Craig Lesley: 7:30pm, Village
Poetry Night: 8pm, Fantasia
The Men of Las Vegas: 4pm and 8pm, Skagit Valley
Casino, Bow
World Issue Forum: 7pm, Co-op
Connections Building
Whatcom Chorale: 3pm, First Congregational Church
Dan Sabo: 3pm, house concert
Kirtan: 6:30pm,
Everybody’s Yoga
For more event information, see
complete listings starting on p.19
William Taylor: 12pm, Coppa
Jane Poynton: 7:30pm, Village
Visual Arts
Visual Arts
Laura Kalpakian: 5pm, Village Books
Model Railroad Show: 10am-4pm, Northwest Washington
Open House: 1-4pm, Pickett House
Gallery Walk:
7-10pm, downtown
You Can’t Take It With You: 7:30pm,
Bellingham Theatre Guild
The Lonesome West: 8pm, iDiOM
Theatresports: 7:30pm and 9:30pm,
Upfront Theatre
Heidi: 7:30pm, Barn Theatre, Sudden
Fiddler On the Roof: 7:30pm, Anacortes Community Theatre
Evita: 7:30pm, Claire vg Thomas
Theatre, Lynden
Carmen: 7:30pm, McIntyre Hall,
Mount Vernon
On Stage
On Stage
Domestic Violence
Awareness Vigil:
6pm, Whatcom
County Courthouse
Fall Soapbox
Series: 6:30pm,
YWCA Ballroom
Travelogue Series:
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Plein Air Paint Out: 10am-3pm, throughout Bellingham
Rodin Talk: 2pm, Whatcom Museum
Crystal Alchemy: 7:30pm, Wise
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A sand sculpture of three dolphins holding a silver ball,
sculpted by a team from Bellingham Cold Storage, won
the Sand in the City competition at Squalicum Harbor
Sept. 29, presented by the Port of Bellingham and the
Northwest Discovery Project Runners up were VECO USA
and Larrabee Springs.
Views & News
4: Council says “no more war”
6: Power play at Alcoa
7: A rant against Republicans
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8: Habitat disconnects on the waterfront
10: Briefs and Buzz
12: Best of Bellingham 2006
19: Fences on fire
20: Hug a tree, fondle a leaf
21: Art is everywhere
22: Familial shenanigans at BTG
23: A beachin’ fundraiser
26: Jack’s back; so is Martin
Rear End
28: Crossword, Help Wanted,
Buy/Sell/Trade & Rentals
29: Real Astrology
30: Rentals/Real Estate
31: This Modern World, Mannkind &
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Impacts need to be
Last week’s Gristle described
the Southside as the “city’s most
elitist and NIMBYish neighborhood.” Before we take exception
to this statement, we would like
to make a couple of clarifications. First, according to the
City’s definition of its 23 neighborhoods, the Southside is a coalition of neighborhoods, not a
neighborhood. Second, Chuckanut Ridge is totally contained
within the South Neighborhood.
The South Neighborhood
consists of 799 dwelling units
located in the area south of
Old Fairhaven Parkway to the
city limits, west of I-5, east of
Chuckanut Drive/14th Street,
and includes all of Chuckanut
Village. More than two-thirds of
our neighbors reside in multifamily units. The remainder lives
in relatively modest single-family homes. South Neighborhood
is not an elitist neighborhood.
Although, as a neighborhood,
our strong preference has been
to preserve the Chuckanut Ridge
area, we recognize that development may eventually proceed.
The current Fairhaven Highlands
plan for 749 units will nearly
double the population of our
neighborhood. The South Neighborhood Association Board has
requested and continues to request an updated Environmental
Impact Statement (EIS) before
the project is approved. An EIS
will investigate the effects of
the project on environmentally
sensitive areas, schools, police
and fire protection, bicycle and
pedestrian safety, transportation and traffic. An EIS will
provide critical information for
development decisions and an
opportunity for neighborhood
input. In addition, an EIS will
provide the planning department with a basis to maximize
the development set aside for
trails, wetlands and buffers, and
may even provide a rationale to
reduce the scale of the project.
The Fairhaven Highlands
development will be the largest development project in
Bellingham’s history and we
believe that a proper investigation of its impact on the South
Neighborhood and the Southside should be completed prior
to its approval.
—Steve Wilson, President, South
Neighborhood Association Board
of Directors; Paul Olmstead, Vice
President, South Neighborhood
Association Board of Directors
Worst of B’ham: Logo of Subdued Excitement
The City of Bellingham reportedly paid $20-$25,000 for
its new logo produced by a Seattle firm, after a number of
bids from local graphic artists were rejected. “It is a symbol
of our organization, providing instant identification and
forming the basis of our business communications,” Mayor
Mark Asmundson explained.
City employees described Bellingham’s new identity:
“Four bold sections in the ripples of water represent the
four towns coming together to form today’s Bellingham...”
“Far reaching, looking toward the future..” “A growing, dynamic community...” “Water and Mount Baker are essential
icons of Bellingham. This displays them both in graphic
representations that have multiple meanings.”
Our panel’s take: “Shallow pond ripples near monolithic
development symbolize nation’s worst housing market...”
“Rooftops obliterate COB’s former logo of bay and mountain
views...” “Ripples = ‘piss on $25,000.’”
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Interview by Tim Johnson
Terry Bornemann
brought forward a
resolution to Bellingham City Council that
would urge the United
States Congress to
withdraw all military
personnel from Iraq.
Council heard hours of
public comment at a recent meeting on
the resolution and may consider adopting the resolution at council’s regular
Oct. 9 meeting.
Q: In a nutshell, what’s this resolution
intended to do?
A: This resolution is intended to add our
voices to a growing number of municipalities who feel it is necessary to
stand up to the federal government
on behalf of our constituents in voicing objection to the war in Iraq. It
is clear that the Bush administration,
as well as some of our own local federal representatives are dismissing
individual voices. Perhaps by joining
voices in a City resolution and joining
with other municipalities, we will be
Q: Why did you bring this resolution
forward to the council?
A: I brought this resolution forward on
behalf of the Troops Home Now! Committee. I had met with committee
members and was very impressed by
their commitment, particularly the
parents of military personnel who
served in Iraq. I also felt it was the
right thing to do. As a Vietnam veteran who lost too many friends in that
war, I am particularly sensitive to the
concerns of parents and military personnel attempting to bring an end to
an unnecessary, questionably legal,
military occupation of a country engaged in civil war.
Q: Critics have said this is not an issue
that is within City Council’s scope
and that, in effect, Bellingham
should “mind its own business.”
What’s your response?
A: I say this is about our business. This
military occupation directly affects
our citizens and our economy. It is
our sons and daughters, our brothers
and sisters, who are called on to fight
and to die in this “war.” It is not the
sons and daughters or grandchildren
of Bush, Chaney, Rumsfeld, or other
members who call the shots who will
fight and maybe die. The decisions are
made on the federal level; the effects
are felt on the local level. Sometimes
people need to be reminded that all
politics are local. The money that
has been wasted on this invasion of
Iraq is money that could have gone to
many local projects. We have felt the
loss of funding in programs related
to housing, education, public works,
social services and public safety. How
can this not be a local concern?
Q: Why don’t people just take their remarks to Washington, D.C.?
A: Many of the individuals supporting
this resolution have taken their remarks to Washington, D.C. and have
been dismissed. They have not felt
heard. Sometimes an individual voice
in a crowd is not heard, but when that
voice is joined by many voices it is
hard to ignore. We are trying to join
those many voices into a roar.
Q: Your colleague Gene Knutson said
he thought the meeting was one
of the most powerful and productive of any held during his time
in office. Why, do you suppose, he
felt that way? Do you feel council
“squandered its time?”
A: This was one of the most powerful meetings we have held because
of the intensity and personal nature of the testimony. We had parents of children who were killed in
Iraq testifying. We had a sister of a
soldier killed in Iraq, a young man
who would have celebrated his 26th
birthday that week. We had parents
of children who are currently serving in Iraq. We had individuals who
served in other wars who have still
not recovered from the effects of
their trauma. There were individuals
who we thought were probably there
to testify against the resolution that
did just the opposite, and asked us
to please help bring the troops home.
I think most of the Council felt the
way Gene felt. I know I did. Did we
“squander our time?” This helped fill
a need in the community for people
who feel a need to be heard on this
issue and who have not felt heard.
One of our jobs as council members
is to listen to our constituents. We
were listening.
Squandered time? Hardly.
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POWER PLAY: A five-year electricity deal with
the federal Bonneville Power Administration
has helped usher in the hire of 170 additional
people to operate a second production line at
the Alcoa Intalco Works in Ferndale.
New hires will join 450 already working at
the plant when the second potline begins operating during the first half of 2007. A potline—a series of pots of molten metal—is the
process by which aluminum is manufactured.
The new line will increase production by 7,500
metric tons a month, bringing total production to about 180,000 metric tons per year,
according to Alcoa officials. The plant shut
down its second potline after BPA threatened
to nudge rates beyond Intalco’s ability to
profitably operate.
The announcement was met with cheers
from Ferndale smelter workers and their families who gathered at the plant on Saturday to
celebrate its 40th anniversary.
As recently as 2001, Intalco provided about
900 family-wage jobs here. But the Enron-inspired “energy crisis” of that year crippled
the low-cost hydroelectric power that had
been provided for decades by BPA. The smelter shut down for a year, then resumed production in 2002 at reduced output, as company
executives and BPA officials struggled to find
some way to keep that power-hungry industry
in business without forcing other BPA ratepayers to absorb the hefty subsidy.
Alcoa officials say they will be able to
restart the line because of positive negotiations with BPA, coupled with favorable
market conditions, a new labor contract and
state tax-credit legislation.
Eager as we are to crack into that first item,
the Gristle will reference the last and offer
praise to Representatives Doug Ericksen (RFerndale) and Kelli Linville (D-Bellingham)
for their support of a 2004 tax relief package
that kept the state’s aluminum smelters operating. That relief is set to sunset this year,
just as new BPA deals are set to kick in.
Last summer, Alcoa signed a power supply
contract and an energy-cost reimbursement
agreement with BPA that enables Alcoa and
other Pacific Northwest aluminum companies
to receive federal cash payments instead of
a continued supply of ratepayer-subsidized
low-cost hydroelectric power.
Alcoa spokesman Kevin Lowery described
the agreement signed in June as a “bridge”
that will allow Alcoa to keep running the Ferndale plant for the next five years. In 2011, Alcoa hopes to be able to buy cost-based power
from a restructured BPA, he said.
To understand that restructure, one must
recognize that Bonneville Power, that tremendous public works project, is one last,
great symbol that America was a society long
before it became a mail drop for corporate
profiteering and wealth transfer from the
public to the private sector. We the people of
the Pacific Northwest built it, fed it, used it
to our economic advantage.
Yet as a symbol of the confident, potent
federalism of a more bold and visionary era,
Bonneville is scheduled to be kicked to pieces
by the current Administration of cowboy oilmen and privatization zealots. Like the chaos
and carnage in the federal response to Hurri-
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By Steve Hood
Get Mad As Hell
The price of freedom is vigilance
the Republicans gained control of the
We all know that politicians are U.S. Congress.
constantly tempted by corruption, no
matter what party they belong to. What
many Americans still haven’t understood
is that today’s Republican corruption is
deeper and broader than this country
has ever experienced before. Republicans have stolen
the last three
elections, and the
majority of Americans are blissfully
In 2000, Florida’s Republican
Secretary of State
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under orders from
Jeb Bush, helped to give the election to George Bush by purging 57,000
voters, overwhelmingly black and Hispanic, because they were supposedly
felons. The problem was, 90 percent
of those voters were not felons at all.
The vote was so close in Florida, Harris’ tricks may very well have made the
crucial difference.
But Harris didn’t work alone. There
was also plenty of voter intimidation
and various other dirty tricks. Then the
U.S. Supreme Court violated the basic
procedural mechanics of Florida state
law, federal law, Supreme Court precedent, and Constitutional law when it
stopped the recount of votes.
Then, in 2002, Tom DeLay illegally
redistricted the voting precincts in
Texas, gerrymandering the districts to
favor Republicans, and thus he was able
to gain six Republican seats in the U.S.
House of Representatives. As a result,
The thoroughly corrupt Supreme
Court then let DeLay off the hook, even
though Texas law clearly states that redistricting is only supposed to be done
every 10 years, and DeLay did it after
only two.
Then in 2004, Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell pulled
the same kind of stunts as Katherine
Harris, only he was much more aggressive about it. Blackwell contributed to
the Republican theft of the 2004 presidential election, but like Harris, he was
not alone. Reports of massive voting
machine problems and voter disenfranchisement have come from states all
over the country.
Too many people in America are so
naive they believe that tyranny could
never come to our great nation. Too
many people think our country is just
so wonderful, it can’t happen here. But
guess what? It is happening here. Bush
has claimed several times that he is
above the law, which is something no
president has ever done before, during
war time or otherwise.
With only a few courageous exceptions, our mass media is ignoring the
problem, just as it ignored the stolen
elections, because Republicans favor
Big Business, and most of our media is
owned by Big Business. The parent corporations that own the television-station corporations make military hardware, and they profit from war. They
profit from Republican tax cuts for the
wealthy. They profit from Republican
deregulation of corporations.
So the media has failed us, and they
Views expressed here are not necessarily those of Cascadia Weekly.
Steve Hood is a Bellingham attorney and
activist for the group Washington Public Campaigns, which is trying to bring
publicly financed campaign elections to
Washington State.
cane Katrina, there is nothing accidental in the
failures of BPA that now require “restructuring”
by this Administration.
Bonneville Power markets and distributes
power from 31 federally owned hydroelectric
dams and a few other publicly owned power generation facilities, providing about 45
percent of the Northwest’s electrical power
through the region’s high-voltage grid. Consequently, BPA exerts a powerful infl uence
on how the region meets its growing power
needs, and on regional investment in energy
efficiency and renewable energy.
Bonneville also supplies a number of direct
service industries (DSIs) like Intalco; however,
years of corporate welfare oversubscribed the
agency to provide energy beyond its supply.
This plunged BPA into the midst of 2002’s “energy crisis,” forcing the power supplier to buy
power at racketeered rates, precipitating a financial crisis as the agency struggled to make
its annual bond payment to the U.S Treasury.
Forced through insolvency to redefine its
role, in 2002 BPA initiated a Regional Dialogue
among the region’s stakeholders—utilities,
DSIs, non-profit energy advocates, tribes, the
general public and BPA itself—about BPA’s
long-term role in supplying power to the
Pacific Northwest. This ”long-term” period
begins in late 2011 when current wholesale
power contracts expire, and covers the subsequent 20 years.
Bonneville Power ended the public comment
portion of its Regional Dialogue last week, in
anticipation of releasing final proposals by
January 2007.
The 1980 Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act makes Bonneville
responsible for meeting all the load growth of
Northwest public utilities. The law also directs
Bonneville to acquire cost-saving energy efficiency or conservation, and then cost-effective
renewables, such as wind, solar and biomass,
before turning to fossil fuels such as coal.
Through BPA leadership, the region has acquired 3,000 average megawatts of energy
efficiency savings—enough to power a Seattle-sized city three times over; however, the
Northwest is expected to need 25 percent more
electricity by 2024—an additional 5,000 average megawatts, or enough to power five Seattle-sized cities.
Pressured by privatization interests, BPA
proposes to divide the existing output of the
federal system among its 130 or so utility
customers. Instead of relying on central directive, those utilities would individually decide how to meet additional demand as power
needs increase.
Critics fear this scheme could jeopardize the
priority development of energy efficiency and renewable energy resources in the region, and open
the door to investment in dirty and costly coalfueled generation. Without a mandate for cleanenergy investment, some utilities may make decisions that increase reliance on polluting and
volatile-priced fossil fuels, especially coal.
With upwards of 130 utilities making independent power-acquisition decisions, the region can easily end up with too many or too
few resources—and quite likely with the wrong
resources. Any of those outcomes will cost ratepayers dearly.
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never even had to lie. They just didn’t
report these important stories, while
they were busy feeding us all the details of the Runaway Bride and other
ridiculously irrelevant stories.
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance, and we’ve been falling down on
the job. Today’s events are what Ben
Franklin was talking about when he said
that Americans have a democracy “if
you can keep it.”
Sadly, even most decent Americans
who see through Republican lies feel
that resistance is futile. The government seems so all powerful, the media
seem so huge and godlike. But remember folks, that there are millions of us;
many times more of us than the tiny
number of wealthy elitists who are trying to destroy our democracy. We can
only be enslaved if we allow them to
enslave us.
To me, all evidence indicates that
the Republicans will steal the upcoming
election in November, just as they stole
the last three. Republicans know that if
Democrats can take back Congress, then
the people will begin the long haul to
take back our country.
Bush knows that once Democrats
take back Congress, there is a chance
that the people of this country will
force Congress to begin impeachment
hearings for his numerous and serious
impeachable offenses. Once that happens, war crimes tribunals are not out
of the question. In short, the Republicans know they have to keep Congress
at all costs, and damn the torpedoes.
The unprecedented electoral corruption in the U.S. has encouraged similar corruption in other countries, like
Ukraine and Mexico. But the people of
Ukraine saw through the lies and successfully fought back. Likewise, the
Mexicans rose up and protested, and
although they did not overturn the
election, as the people did in Ukraine,
at least they made their voices heard,
and they set the stage for future battles for democracy. They have shown
that they do have a limit for the level
of corruption they will tolerate, and
their government will hesitate before
they infringe on their peoples’ right to
vote again.
So when the Republicans steal the
November election yet again, the question is: What will we do about it? Will
we rise up like the Ukrainians and the
Mexicans? Or will we meekly say, “Yes
Master,” with our heads bowed low?
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But for now, the 2026 map is the most current
indicator of what the master plan may show.
Wendy Steffensen, RE Source’s North Sound Baykeeper, said she gives a nod to the Port and the City
for the amount of green space. She likes the 31 acres
of parks on the 2026 map. It shows a large park at
the south tip of Cornwall Avenue and one along the
south shore of the Whatcom Waterway, including
next to the Georgia-Pacific log pond.
She says another positive is that streets and parking are, for the most part, pulled back from the
shoreline. But Steffensen also voiced concerns.
Whatcom Waterway Area
“There’s a disconnect between Whatcom Waterway
and Whatcom Creek,” she said.
Steffensen would like to see Central Avenue taken out on the water side of Roeder Avenue, where
it’s built on creosote pilings near the historic granary building. That would
make room for more soft,
shallow shoreline for fish
swimming in and out of
Whatcom Creek.
She also wonders why
the map shows the north
side of Whatcom Waterway
with a hard shore between
Roeder Avenue and Laurel
Street. She proposes a soft
shore on the Port-owned
Stoner, Port
land behind the proposed
visitor moorage.
of Bellingham
Mike Stoner, the Port’s
said the artist rendering is
only intended as a general
“framework,” and that more detail will be provided
in the upcoming draft master plan.
“We anticipate soft bank shorelines at the head of
the waterway on both sides of the channel,” Stoner
responded. “We will be sure to more clearly represent
habitat features at the head of the waterway in future renditions.”
“This is
an artist’s
not a design
plan. The
design plan
comes later.
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By Emily Weiner
Waterfront Redevelopment
Critics evaluate critter habitat on newest maps
There’s lots to look at in the latest entire 220 acres of New Whatcom. Both that map
official maps for redevelopment of the downtown
waterfront, released Sept. 26 by the Port of Bellingham and the City of Bellingham. Today we consider
one aspect of that Draft Framework Plan: How much
habitat for animals would be created or preserved.
The map we’ll focus on envisions the site in 2026,
when redevelopment is projected to encompass the
and a 2016 version were drawn so Port of Bellingham
and City officials can analyze the costs of redevelopment. The document that will actually govern what
gets built is a yet-to-be-drawn master plan. A draft
of the master plan, including an environmental impact statement, will be presented for public comment during the next few months.
Shipping Terminal Area
Steffensen says she is also concerned about another habitat disconnect where the two large parks
are separated by a shipping terminal. She would like
to see at least a strip of green on the inland side of
the terminal, where it abuts Commercial Street and
the Oak Street right of way.
John Blethen, who led the Waterfront Futures
Group’s work group on natural systems and the en-
vironment, agrees that the link between
the site’s two large parks is way too narrow. In a preliminary written critique of
the 2026 map, he described the link as
“basically reduced to a sidewalk.”
Stoner responded: “As has been explained at numerous public meetings,
the Port and the City plan to keep the
shipping terminal as a deep-draft marine terminal. Whether used for shipping, or by NOAA, or some other deepdraft use, this facility will generate
family-waged jobs, in our traditional
marine trade sector.”
But Stoner added that “a public trail
will connect the Log Pond Park with
Cornwall Park in the back of the shipping
terminal property to avoid public safety
problems with industrial activity. We
also anticipate several opportunities to
build habitat in and around the shipping
terminal as part of the Whatcom Waterway cleanup.”
THE SEPT. 26 PRESENTATION with the latest maps and financial data for the redevelopment of Bellingham’s downtown waterfront
are online at newwhatcom.org.
by the Port of Bellingham and the City of
Bellingham is available from the Port, 1801
Roeder Ave., or 676-2500.
THE NORTH SOUND BAYKEEPER’S RESPONSE will be online at re-sources.org
(North Sound Baykeeper is under the pulldown menu for Programs).
PORT COMMISSIONERS will meet at noon
Mon., Oct. 9, at City Hall, to consider approving the Draft Framework as the basis of
the Environmental Impact Statement.
discusses the Draft Framework and Economic Model and take public comment at 7pm
Wed., Oct. 18, 1801 Roeder Ave.
Whale Watching Boats
The 2016 and 2026 maps reflect a proposal by a nonprofit group, Northwest
Discovery Project, to locate a TerrAquarium on the south side of the I & J Waterway, on the current boatyard site at
the end of Hilton Avenue. Bob Goodwin,
who is leading the effort, said at the
Sept. 26 meeting that the existing pier
there could be the embarkation point for
whale-watching boats.
Steffensen is concerned those boats
would disturb the eelgrass in the area.
But Goodwin says the mission of the
Northwest Discovery Project is to restore
and maintain coastal lands, so the group
would create a soft shoreline on the site.
“It will be a great little postcard of
what we want to do,” Goodwin said.
Stoner responded that the moorage
requirements for whale-watching boats
associated with the TerrAquarium may
be accommodated in a number of ways—
possibly by boats currently moored in
Squalicum Harbor, or in Fairhaven.
“If new moorage is required,” Stoner
replied, “that will be addressed in future
design and permitting steps.”
The newest maps include a marina in
GP’s water treatment lagoon (also known
as the ASB, for Aerated Stabilization Basin). RE Sources does not have a position
on the marina.
“If the marina goes through,” Steffensen said, “RE Sources wants to get
the best habitat possible.”
She said the newest location of the
boat launch ramp inside the marina is
better than a previous proposal to put
it at the C Street pocket beach, because
it would have destroyed the beach and
added boat traffic in Whatcom Waterway.
But Steffensen worried that the newest
marina drawing shows boats lining three
sides of the inner edges.
Stoner responded that the drawing
shows one of several concepts for moorage configurations being reviewed for a
marina, and that it would accommodate
“the gently sloping soft bank habitat inside the marina that we have been presenting since 2004. …Again, this is an
artist’s rendering, not a design plan. The
design plan comes later.”
Blethen still hopes for more public
space in the marina area.
Park at Tip of Cornwall
Blethen offers several suggestions
for the southernmost end of the New
Whatcom planning area. He would move
the over-water connector to Boulevard
Park farther away from the shoreline, to
protect eelgrass beds. He wants condos
to be moved farther north, so the park
at the end of Cornwall Avenue “is less
about condos and more about park.”
Blethen would locate motor access to
the condos between the buildings and
the railroad track. And, Blethen suggests a strong natural tie needs to be
made linking the Bay to the green hill
behind for animals.
November 9th-12th, 2006
Films from all over Washington and British Columbia screen
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news |
Fuzz Buzz
Downzones sought by
York and Lettered Streets
Emphasis: MIPs, UIPs
A proposal to downzone most of the
York Neighborhood east of Ellis Street,
from multi-family to single-family, will
be the subject of a public hearing in
front of Bellingham Planning Commission at 7pm Thurs., Oct. 5, in City Hall.
A proposal by the Lettered Streets
Neighborhood Association to similarly download an area of single-family houses will be the subject of public
meetings scheduled for 9:30am on Sat.,
Oct. 28 and 6:30pm on Mon., Nov. 20,
at Bellingham Public Library.
Libertarian will spend
savings in Senate race
Libertarian candidate for the United
States Senate Bruce Guthrie said he’ll
put his life’s savings into his race
against Democratic Senator Maria
Cantwell and Republican Mike McGavick.
Guthrie, a former instructor at Western
Washington University, invoked the
Federal Election Commission’s Millionaires’ Amendment in order to use $1.2
million of his own money. Guthrie said
he mortgaged his house in Bellingham,
and put up all the savings he and his
late wife were able to amass during
their 17 years of marriage.
“I decided it was just time to put my
money where my heart is,” Guthrie said.
As of Aug. 30 filings, Guthrie had raised $31,062 in private
Anti-war activists
A protestor was arrested outside
the Bellingham offices of Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA) as part of a
Sept. 28 peace rally. Police say Margie Ann White, 76, was arrested after
she failed to heed warnings that the
Federal Building at 100 W. Magnolia
St. had closed for the day. A group of
approximately 15 activists left voluntarily. White remained seated and was
eventually handcuffed and escorted
out of the building by police without
incident. She was later released at the
Bellingham Police station.
The following day, Bradley James
Grower, 41, was similarly arrested.
Activists say they will continue to
seek answers from Larsen about his
support of troops in Iraq.
On Sept. 18, Bellingham Police Lt. Femly
announced, “With fall upon us, we welcome the WWU students back and embrace
them as part of our community.” As part
of the “embrace,” over another long weekend, BPD’s special “Emphasis Patrol” issued
Bellingham’s newest neighbors 24 citations
for malicious mischief, issued 26 liquor law
violations involving minors in possession of
alcohol, broke up 12 loud parties and 17 instances of disorderly conduct, and arrested
six exuberant youths who were urinating in
On Sept. 29, a Bellingham Police officer
delicately noted a person had been “transported to the hospital after falling to the
sidewalk due to his high level of intoxication.”
Recidivist romance
On Sept. 25, Bellingham Police arrested a
21-year-old woman after she assaulted her
boyfriend. A no contact order was issued at
her release, preventing her from contacting
her boyfriend. On Sept 29., the woman reported to police that her boyfriend has repeatedly text messaged her and has driven
by her house. She told police she wants this
activity to stop. Police contacted the boyfriend and advised him that he should stop
calling and going near her home.
On Sept. 29, a woman called police for assistance in retrieving her property from her
former Puget residence. She was advised
that when the owner was home, police
could assist her; however, she wanted to go
in while he was not there. Officers advised
that would be against the law. Enraged at
this poor service, the woman hung up on
the police.
‘Kill-crazy’ chiropractor
On Sept. 28, a Bellingham woman was sentenced to nine years in prison for trying to
hire a hit man to kill her ex-husband and his
father, both chiropractors in Mount Vernon.
Shannon Elizabeth Hollister, 36, pleaded
guilty last year to one count of interstate
murder for hire. Neither man was harmed.
Hollister, herself an unemployed chiropractor, was arrested in Mount Vernon in January
2005 after using Wal-Mart’s money-transfer
system to wire $5,000 to a police detective
posing as a hit man. During her sentencing
hearing, her ex-husband said that during
their marital difficulties, Hollister took her
two daughters and went into hiding. She
cut the hair of the 3-year-old daughter and
pretended she was a boy, calling the girl
“Brian” in public, he said.
core principles
detailed form work
two person training
traditional weapons
New classes begin in
October with a free
private lesson for all new
students. All levels of
experience are welcome.
Open Circle Tai Chi
Call Art Baner at 738-4322
for more information
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Certified Yang Style
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I have been darkening the doors of D’Anna’s since the day it opened. Why? Two
words: Fresh pasta. Inventive pastas stuffed and sauced with premium ingredients—
chard manicotti or butternut squash ravioli, anyone?—lovingly crafted into comainducing meals by able cooks. And don’t even get me started on the desserts.
WHERE: 1317 N. State St. INFO: 714-0188.
Nearly 500 people filled out the
Weekly’s reader survey, and while that
whittles your chances of taking home
one of our prizes, it ups the odds that
we’re getting a healthy cross section
of opinions about Bellingham’s most
beloved places to play, eat and be
entertained. In the following pages,
you’ll read about our winners and what
makes them so dang special.
When informed of his “Best Celebrity” and
“Best Local Personality” status in the city of
subdued excitement, professional funnyman
Ryan Stiles was thrilled to hear he’d beat out
cooking show host Graham Kerr. The Whose
Line is it Anyway? and Drew Carey Show star’s
peepers got a bit misty as he uttered, “What
an honor. What an incredible honor. You like
me. You really like me…Is there some sort of
prize? I need another TV show.”
WHERE: The Upfront Theatre founder can often
be found onstage, backstage and in the alley of
the two-year-old theater.
Five days after the Silver Reef Casino
opened its new hotel and luxury spa, some
guy drove his too-tall truck into the tooshort bridge connecting commuters to the
casino and shut down the road. No matter,
folks simply had to take a detour to get to
the 50,000 square feet of gaming excitement—which they did, in droves.
WHERE: 1-5 Exit 260, four minutes west. INFO:
(866) 383-0777 or silverreefcasino.com.
We’re happy to see Wade and Tonie Marlow being recognized for their 20-plus
years of providing a diverse range of art
for public perusal while simultaneously
giving local and regional artists places to
show—and sell—their work. Subversive
political exhibits, a broad range of shows
each month and a commitment to community makes the Blue Horse, well, the best.
WHERE: 301 W. Holly St. INFO: 671-2305.
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ago by Bellingham’s Best Celebrity, Ryan
WHERE: 1315 Railroad Ave. INFO: 715-2046.
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E-Z winner of the Weekly’s special prize category, Best Ballot Stuffing Effort, we heard
countless lip-smackin’ compliments for Speak E-Z’s Memphis-style brisket, ribs and chicken,
served up by a wildly talented wait staff, themselves at the eye of a veritable hurricane of
reader praise. The fixin’s at Speak E-Z’s are every bit as mentionable as the main courses, including scratch-made hushpuppies, Cajun-style onion rings and fresh okra. And my-oh-my, ask
Rosie for a heapin’ helping of pulled pork sandwich!
WHERE: 2400 Meridian St. INFO: 360-714-0606
Stiles. I guess that makes me biased, but I didn’t
get to vote in this particular race. Instead, ya’ll
took notice of the hard work the folks involved
have been putting in to bring top-notch improvisational comedy, sketch shows and standup to
the local stage. I’m one of dozens of people who
volunteer their time and talent to make the theater tick, and it feels good to get your votes.
WHERE: 1208 Bay St. INFO: 733-8855 or theupfront.com.
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When you order a tuna sandwich for lunch at the
Bagelry, the freshly baked bagel is served openfaced, with a profusion of tuna, onion, tomatoes
and mountains of sprouts on each slice. It is, indeed, two sandwiches in one. A pickle and a bag of
chips are included. When you leave, you will be full
and happy, and will have spent less than $5.
WHERE: 1319 Railroad Ave. INFO: 676-5288.
An ode to the Mount Bakery
Early morning
Like dough, you rise
To mix, concoct, swirl
And conjure my blackberry brioche La Vie en
Rose is sweet,
as is Avenue Bread
But you, my dear Mount Bakery
Came out a bit ahead.
WHERE: 308 W. Champion St. INFO: 715-2195.
Every couple of weeks, my coworker gets wideeyed right before she poses the question, “India
Grill?” Before long, we’re heading for the lunch
buffet, which, in addition to being one of the
best deals in town ($6.95) is also mouthwateringly delicious. Try the dal (lentils), and don’t
leave without rice pudding in your belly.
WHERE: 1215 Cornwall Ave. INFO: 714-0314.
When my sister brings her four tow-headed progeny to Bellingham, this is where we lasso in the
brood for a night on the town. Crayons and balloons are provided, highchairs are served with a
smile and kids get their own menu. Also, nobody
looks at you funny if one of the kids bellows, “Emily
TOOTED!” Sometimes there’s even singing.
WHERE: Bellis Fair Mall. INFO: 734-9991.
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At Nimbus, you can promise your date the world,
and then you can show it to her. Simply look out
the windows of Bellingham’s tallest building and
gesture to Mt. Baker, Bellingham Bay, and beyond. Then look deep into her eyes and inform
her she’ll be dining on fresh, inventive delicacies
from the Northwest.
WHERE: 1919 N. Commercial St., 14th floor. INFO: 676-1307.
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The rumor is true: I Wanna Moka baristas are
indeed hot. But they’re also as perky as the fresh
Fidalgo Bay java they serve, and will have you and
your car in and out within a minute or two. Pick up
a paper while you’re at it, and don’t forget to tip.
WHERE: 319 E. Holly St. INFO: 527-3337.
I learned a number of things when I tried Bikram Yoga, otherwise known as “hot yoga.” One:
don’t wear an Aerosmith T-shirt if you don’t want
to be noticed. Two: It’s hot, and so are most of
the people doing it. Three: The heat makes you
more limber and aware of your body. Four: Doing
Bikram Yoga on a regular basis can improve your
health, weight and social life.
WHERE: 1321 Railroad Ave. INFO: 671-9642.
Once in a while, I like to pretend I’m a lady of
leisure. To pull this off, booking a massage at
the Chrysalis is key to my plans. Once I slip into
the fuzzy white robe provided to each guest, my
real life is forgotten. Throw in a rosemary-infused
sauna, a waiting area overlooking the water and
the nimble fingers of my masseuse, and I feel like
Ivana Trump.
WHERE: 804 10th St. INFO: 756-1005.
This renowned independent bookseller is a
magnet for high-powered authors, eager readers
and the latest hot titles from the Northwest and
beyond, and is staffed by genuine bibliophiles
who are earnest, hardworking and fun. Your IQ
jumps 10 points simply by walking in the door.
The luscious atmosphere includes hardwood, sunshine and a bay view—and the kids’ corner is an
ideal rainy-day escape.
WHERE: 1210 11th St., Fairhaven INFO: 671-2626.
One-stop shopping for pampering your halfpint. Handpicked clothes, books and music
complement an appealing array of toys, games
and snuggly critters. Quality is the bottom line,
served with a smile.
WHERE: 1106 Harris Ave. INFO: 756-5100.
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In this hotbed of underemployment, we hone
our skills at living, well, cheap. Thank goodness
for Goodwill! Funky fare? Got it. Work wear? Check.
Plus housewares, furniture, books and games. A
titillating treasure hunt every time!
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Ladies, take a break from your Birkenstocks and
make your feet a focal point of your wardrobe by
shopping at Mi Shoes. The self-described “ladiesonly shoe boutique” provides unique shoes that
are hard to look away from. From sinewy stilettos
to dainty fl ats to red cowboy boots, there’s something for every personality.
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WHERE: 1115 E. Sunset Dr. INFO: 752-2080.
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Bellingham dwellers with two feet and four
pick Lake Padden as the primo place to get their
ya-yas out. Humans walk around the lake on a
well-graded, gravel path enjoying eagles, scenery and serenity. Pooches play in their designated swimming area, romping in the water and
getting good and exhausted.
Shoppers enjoy the store’s small scale and a
sales staff of perennials, not annuals. Saturday
classes are often participatory. This month you
can make miniature gardens and fairy scapes
or European-style harvest door swags. Or learn
about bamboo or spring-blooming bulbs. Even
for free classes, reservations are needed.
First of all, it should be noted that fans of
Celtic band Maggie’s Fury are noteworthy both
for their loyalty and lack of compunction when
it comes to ballot-box stuffing—which I prefer
to see more as a reflection of the overall quality of the band’s music, rather than any lack of
moral compass on the part of its fans. However,
when the dust settled, it was the eye patches,
sea shanties and swashbuckling of the ever-popular Pirates R Us that was the fan favorite.
WHERE: 900 Alabama St. INFO: 676-5480 or
WHERE: 4882 Samish Way.
Oh, I pine for a good Italian deli, with the walkin-knock-your-socks-off aroma of aging cheeses
and sausages. My mouth waters for an overstuffed
pastrami sandwich from a good Jewish deli. But
Bellingham, savoring healthier delights, voted
Community Food Coop’s Swan Café “Best Deli.” Diners pick up pre-wrapped sandwiches or build combo plates from an ever-changing array of salads,
entrees and side dishes. One day you’ll find saffron-poached chicken; another day an apple, kale,
walnut and blue cheese salad. Soups change daily.
The Co-op also won “Best Grocery.” So take note,
planners and whiners: Isn’t it time to stop saying
downtown has no grocery store?
WHERE: 1220 N. Forest St. INFO: 734-8158 or
You don’t need a boat to get out on Bellingham Bay. The quarter-mile, over-water Taylor
Dock, which opened two years ago, extended
an already magnificent jewel of a park. The
huge sunny lawns invite Frisbee and volleyball games, kite flying and frolicking, especially during free summer concerts. Picnickers
can find tables and barbecue grills. Kids of all
ages scramble on the rocks, explore the pebbly beach below the old boardwalk or climb on
faux-boat playground equipment. The asphalt,
gravel and boardwalk waterside trails are gentle enough for elders with canes and tiny tots
on tricycles.
INFO: myspace.com/piratesrus.
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Those who like to shake their groove thangs
will tell you that, without Rumors, which calls
itself “Bellingham’s only alternative nightclub,”
this town would be a vast, undanceable wasteland. And, apparently, those who like to meet
both men and women will also tell you that,
without Rumors, Bellingham would be one giant
lonely-hearts club. So, if you like to drink, dance
and meet people of the same or the opposite sex,
Rumors is your one-stop shop for love set to the
throbbing beat of both your heart and the bar’s
thumping sound system.
WHERE: 1119 Railroad Ave. INFO: 671-1849.
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It should come as no surprise that the Pickford
is still your favorite cinema by an overwhelming option. It could be because of the Pickford’s
penchant for showing an eclectic mix of awardwinning foreign and independent films and documentaries, or the theater’s friendly and quirky
staff. But we all know it’s the real butter on the
popcorn that keeps you coming back for more.
WHERE: 1416 Cornwall Ave. INFO: 738-0735 or
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Except that it’s not completely vegetarian. But ’Hamsters are tolerant: As long as we can get
delicious scrambled tofu, we ignore the ham and eggs on the menu. Breakfast is available all
day. Lunch burgers come in three flavors: naturally raised beef, wild salmon or tofu-vegetable. Or
order wraps, salads, burritos or even a BLT. “It’s inexpensive, nutritious and they’re generous with
refills,” says diner Steve Sanger. Toby Sonneman likes eating there to support local food. “I came
to Bellingham about 30 years ago, and it’s still the same,” she says. “It’s amazing.”
WHERE: 316 W. Holly St. INFO: 671-4431.
While honorable mentions in this category go
to both Boundary Bay Brewery and the Wild Buffalo, readers ultimately deemed the Nightlight
the place to see live music this year. Sold-out
shows by the likes of Mudhoney, Blackalicious,
and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings probably
have something to do with that.
WHERE: 201 E. Chestnut St. INFO: 527-1531 or
Despite a valiant ballot-stuffing effort on behalf of Speak E-Z’s pulled pork sandwich, Boomer’s is Bellingham’s burger king. Whether the
victory is due to the myriad burger options avail-
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but planning the purchase of one can seem like taking a
trip into enemy territory. This is why you need
the helpful, educated and—this is very important—completely unpushy staff at GB Heron. If
they can’t guide you to just the right diamond,
ruby, pearl or other sparkle-laden bauble in their
wide-ranging inventory, they will create whatever precious piece of jewelry your imagination can
dream up. And that makes GB Heron a real gem.
WHERE: 1301 Cornwall Ave. INFO: 671-4706
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Permanently marking your body is serious business. And no one knows this better than Camden
Chameleon owner and top-notch tattooist Megan
Bussart, who will take great pains to make sure
you understand the depth of your cosmetic commitment. Then she will render it unto your body
in a way that will make your epidermis proud.
WHERE: 1146 N. State St. INFO: 676-7330.
able (from honey Dijon to Swiss to Teriyaki), its
friendly carhops or its locally famous Anniversary
Sale, Boomer’s is your burger bastion.
WHERE: 310 N. Samish Way. INFO: 647-BOOM.
believes the bread only exists as a vehicle for what’s
layered inside, Avenue’s also the place for you. But
judging by Avenue’s sizey lunchtime crowd, it seems
most of you already know that.
WHERE: 1313 Railroad Ave. INFO: 676-9274.
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Sushi is typically a splurge. The reason for this
being that when you’re consuming raw fish, discount dining doesn’t pay. However, when eating
at Wasabee, it is possible to stuff yourself silly
for less than $15 (less at lunch) with beautifully
presented, fresh, succulent slabs of premium seafood. Sure the wait is sometimes long, but the
end result is well worth it.
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Usually, readers make this category a fiercely
contested one, but this year, Black Drop ran away
with the prize. If coffee is your religion, Black
Drop is the altar at which you should worship.
Award-winning owners Teri and Alexarc are serious about the stuff, and their commitment to
coffee has them preaching to the converted.
WHERE: 105 E. Chestnut St. INFO: 738-2024.
WHERE: 300 W. Champion St. INFO: 738-DROP.
As far as local institutions go, few go as far
back and are as deeply ingrained as Fairhaven’s
Win’s Drive-In. Win’s offers up tasty, cooked-toorder burgers and fries, year in and year out, with
the kind of rapid-fire consistency that they’ve effortlessly executed for years.
I never knew ice cream could be so creamy
and sinful until Mallard and its obsessive devotion to crafting the frozen treat in small batches
of mostly organic ingredients came along and
opened my eyes. Mint chocolate chip, rose and
mocha chocolate chunk are just three of the
fl avors that have them slinging almost 200,000
scoops of ice cream a year.
WHERE: 1315 12th St. INFO: 734-5226.
If you’re someone who thinks a sandwich’s innards
are just an excuse to eat a couple of slabs of freshly
baked rosemary, focaccia or pane rustica bread, Avenue’s the place for you. And if you’re someone who
WHERE: 1323 Railroad Ave. INFO: 734-3884.
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While it bears the prosaic name of Fountain
Drug, those who patronize it regularly know
the gift shop on Meridian Street to be a magical place. While the store’s upstairs houses cards,
chocolates, various and sundry drugstore items,
and the many gifts that go into making it the
Best Gift Shop, downstairs is home to the best,
most overstuffed toy department in town, and
possibly the world.
WHERE: 2416 Meridian St. INFO: 733-6200.
In September, Bellingham Mayor Mark Asmundson announced he would leave his office at the end
of this month to serve as director of the Northwest
Clean Air Agency. What’s he up to, readers want to
know. What scandal is Mark running away from?
What’s so interesting about air pollution?
Mark’s departure nudged other scandals from
the front page of readers’ minds, namely: Waterfront shenanigans courtesy of the Port of Bellingham, and Bellingham Weekly’s own scandalous shutdown and brain-damaged hiberation.
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Options for hip feminine fashion were somewhat
limited in town before Jen and Ty of Paris Texas
Readers named several NGOs they love, but
what they love best are the values and energy
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WHERE: 4 Prospect St. INFO: 647-0797.
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came along with an infusion of sass and style.
From casual T-shirts to sexy skirts and adorable
underthings, the tiny shop on Prospect Street is
crammed with much-needed sartorial sense.
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steaks are cheaper and Jack Daniels pours straight
up and well-timbered.
WHERE: 203 West Main St., Everson INFO: 966-2855
Do they pour the drinks extra stiff, or is it just
the altitude? Seriously, they mix ‘em good and fl avorful at the highest stylish spot in Bellingham,
and the views lend themselves naturally to effervescent conversation. Unwind with a cosmopolitan at sunset.
WHERE: 119 N. Commercial St. INFO: 676-1307
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Quiet and cozy as a Parisian café, Temple Bar
boasts a sophisticated list of fine wines and light
appetizers of well-chosen cheeses, fruits, baguettes and assorted succulents. A high ceiling
and large front windows mask just how intimate
the floorspace is, so arrive early. Stay late.
WHERE: 306 W Champion St. INFO: 676-8660
Sure, there’re less expensive places with greater inventory to scratch your musical itch, but
discerning Weekly readers understand that a good deal is no match for a locally owned music store
where the staff manages to be knowledgeable and helpfully opinionated without falling into the
trap of music-store snobbery. Tell them you’re looking for your new favorite CD and let them suggest something. You’re in good hands.
WHERE: 1330 Railroad Ave. INFO: 676-9573.
of Bellingham’s alternative Chamber of Commerce,
Sustainable Connections, a right-minded business
association focused on doing things just a little
bit better this corner of the globe. Eat, Buy and
Think Local, SC encourages. As Weekly readers
scored the Best of Bellingham, their support of
this organization is hardly a surprise.
From a crowded field South of the Border, Taco
Lobo swims rivers, climbs fences and gains citizenship in the heart of Bellingham. Taco Lobo’s cuisine is Baja-authentic, from the tamales wrapped
in corn husks to the chile relleno or carne asada
served with fresh corn tortillas.
WHERE: 117 W Magnolia St. INFO: 360-756-0711
Just east of the San Juans is a warm Greek island named Akroteri, where the calamari is not
I reckon it says a lot that women chose Gary’s
hands down as the best dresser of men. Eternal optimists, women. Men: Clue in, and ditch the torn
cargo shorts and Jackass T-shirt for some fashions
that might actually make you look good—or at
least human, for God’s sake. Gary’s, a place that
says “we care,” gets extra credit for having some of
the hippest storefont window displays downtown.
WHERE: 128 W. Holly St. INFO: 733-2180
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WHERE: 120 W. Holly St. INFO: 734-8488
Oh my: No matter how uptown and chic and
wonderful Jimmy Nguyen has made his spicy Thai
house, there’s no pleasure so tempting as scurrying out with hot, bulging boxes of noodles,
prawns and holy basil to go. I recommend a quick
drive to pullouts on State Street with your lover
to feel the last rays of sun-warmed lips livened
by Tom Yum.
WHERE: 115 E. Holly St. INFO: 738-4009
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The demise of Casa Que Pasa’s beloved potato burrito left a hole in Bellingham’s heart, but life goes
on as readers shift their allegiance to that staple
of cheap good-eatin’, the ever-satisfying burrito.
These days, Banditos’ amazing Toad Mountain beckons. Of course, Banditos has always topped the list
with their satisfying range of exotic salsas.
too moist and the kalamata olives are not too
dry. Try the lemon-kissed steak with a traditional
salad of olives, tomatoes, cucumber, green pepper
tossed with feta cheese—and a baklava to die for.
A unique dining spot downtown with free parking
and a bright, cheery bar.
WHERE: 1219 Cornwall Ave. INFO: 676-5554
A hands-down winner, and rightly so. These toolheads know the widget for everything and the gadget to attach it with. See, things come in bins at
Hardware Sales, which means you can find a washer
without having to replace the whole damn kitchen
sink. That makes this places beloved of professional
contractors and weekend putterers alike.
WHERE: 2034 James St. INFO: 734-6140
Not in Bellingham, but away east is the Black
Forest, where you can get a slab of beef thick as
a 2X4 and tender as a new leaf. Or try an actual
schnitzel. Guilty pleasure: Dine in the bar where
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A canny mix of high-tech competence and community right-mindedness puts Northwest Computer
Whether you want to ride Galbraith or ski Baker (or
just look like you do), REI’s got the gear and clothing
you need—plus friendly, knowledgeable staff who are
ready to help!
WHERE: 400 36th St. INFO: 647-8955
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Boy, there’s fierce competition and loyal customers
among local cycle shops! Since 1979, Kulshan has been
making freewheelers happy with the best cycling products recommended by a knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Kulshan folks love to ride, and their love’s contagious.
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There’s a chill in the air, and down in Fairhaven are the
Burton, Nitro, and Arbor board ready to carve into it. In
the tele/crosscountry department you’ll find K2, Atomic,
Madshus, Karhu, Black Diamond, and G3 skis. Best of all,
you’ll find Fairhaven’s famous dividend program that delivers five percent back on all non-sale purchases.
WHERE: 1108 11th St. INFO: 733-4433
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Runner Steve Roguski brought his passion and ethic to
Fairhaven in 1999 and found a perfect match. Of course,
this store features a track record of name-brand gear and a
street-smart staff, but it’s their generous spirit that makes
’em a Fairhaven fave. This company sponsors bookend running events, the Chuckanut Footrace and Fairhaven 15K,
along with weekend runs and training events.
1209 11th St. INFO: 676-4955
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With waterfront views and dynamite appetizers, An-
thony’s tops a surprisingly short but auspicious list of
fine seafood dining establishments for a seacoast town.
Try a Bloody Caesar alongside icy oyster shooters.
WHERE: #25 Bellwether Way. INFO: 647-5588
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Git along, lil’ dogie, happy trails! Nothin’ fixes a busted-up heart like a snort of bourbon in the deep recess
o’ the Ranch Room. Belly up, buckaroo, and knock back
a few. Your next date’ll start lookin’ mighty purty in the
darkness and, by gum, you might, too.
WHERE: 113 E. Holly St. INFO: 734-0380
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Well, we finally learned why churchiness is taking the
nation by storm. Not only is church better than sex, but
readers say you can have sex there, too. Confess afterward, pray for the next opportunity and, for the love of
all that’s good and holy, don’t forget to tithe.
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All I can say, Wal-Mart, is don’t operate a store on
Railroad Avenue after 11pm.
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WHERE: 1256 N. State St. INFO: 733-8630
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No matter how shiny the weights or scented the towels at other athletic clubs, you just gotta come back
to the Y for that solid workout or one-on-one off the
boards. No one ever called the Y a “club,” but it’s a gem
of a gym. The best part? Laughs in the locker room with
people you know and call friends.
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Slightly Used Clothes
Come See Us @ 1309 Cornwall
WHERE: 1419 Cornwall Ave. INFO: 734-3400
Men’s Consignment Clothing
on Bellingham’s perennial list of best places. “Our success comes from the creation and maintenance of mutually beneficial relationships with our clients, vendors
and associates by achieving excellence of execution and
delivering genuine value at all times,” says owner John
D’Onofrio. That’s one way of saying they know the town
and try extra hard to be a vital part of it.
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Wed., Oct. 4
SPOKEN WORDS: Local writer Peter Gunn leads
Spoken Word Wednesdays at 8pm at Stuart’s at
the Market, 1530 Cornwall Ave. For more info:
BARRY LOPEZ: Nature writer Barry Lopez reads
from his new collection, Home Ground: Language
for an American Landscape at 7:30pm at Village
Books, 1200 11th St. For more info: 671-2626.
POETRY NIGHT: Chad Helder hosts a night for local poets to read original work at 7pm at Book
Fare at Village Books, 1200 11th St. For more info:
Thurs., Oct. 5
Burning Fence
DAVID & STEVE: David Wallenchinsky reads from
Tyrants: The World’s 20 Worst Living Dictators at
5pm, and Steve Hendricks reads from The Unquiet
Grave: the FBI and the Struggle for the Soul of Indian Country at 7:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th
St. For more info: 671-2626.
STORIES THAT HEAL: “Weaving a Community of
Healing and Support: Stories that Heal” will be
the topic when professional storyteller Allison
Cox tells stories at the opening vigil for Domestic
Violence Awareness Month at 6pm at the Whatcom
County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave. For more info:
A memoir of fatherhood
Fri., Oct. 6
Craig Lesley during his
formative years
Review by Amy Kepferle
I wished my father hadn’t told me that he loved me. That complicated things—got
in the way of the deep coals of anger I kept banked against him. Love might carry
you a long way, but anger carried me further.”
—From Burning Fence, by Craig Lesley
Fences have
long been used as a metaphor for other things,
such as personal hurdles left to cross or subliminal blockades people put up
to protect themselves from feeling things too deeply. In author Craig Lesley’s
memoir, the theme of fences also has a literal translation.
In his nonfiction debut, aptly titled Burning Fence, the award-winning Northwest writer brings his real-life experiences to the
forefront as he struggles to come to terms with the
men in his life. One of the central characters, his
mostly absent father Rudell, built many fences in his
WHAT: Craig Lesley reads
lifetime. At his funeral, which took place amid raging
Burning Fence
forest fires in Monument, Ore., Lesley became aware
7:30pm, Mon. Oct. 9
of all the range fences his father had built, and how
they were likely burning even as the mourners gathWHERE: Village Books, 1200
11th St.
ered around the wooden box that held Rudell’s ashes.
It’s a chilling image.
COST: Free
In this unapologetic, stark novel, Lesley starts at
INFO: 671-2626 or villagethe beginning. His father—World War II vet, coyote
trapper, fence builder, poacher, backslider—didn’t
stick around too long after his birth. He left town to retrieve—of all things—a
flashlight, and never returned. It wasn’t until Craig was 15 and was critically
injured in a peppermint chopper accident in Central Oregon that he would see
Ruddell again. Intermittent visits with his father are chronicled throughout the
357-page memoir, and they’re some of the strongest passages.
Few things in life are ever as easy as you think they’re going to be, and
SHAW’S NEWEST: Luci Shaw reads from her three
recent books of poetry at 7:30pm at Village
Books, 1200 11th St. The event is free. For more
info: 671-2626.
Sat., Oct. 7
BOOK SALE: A Used Book Sale happens from
10am-5pm at the Lynden Library, 216 Fourth St.
After 4pm, books will be $1 per bag. For more info:
SHORT FICTION: Janet Bland shares her short fiction from A Fish Full of River at 7:30pm at Village
Books, 1200 11th St. For more info: 671-2626.
Sun., Oct. 8
AMERICAN COOKERY: Local author Laura Kalpakian reads from American Cookery at 5pm at Village
Books, 1200 11th St. For more info: 671-2626.
Mon., Oct. 9
POETRY NIGHT: Everybody’s invited to read their
works at Poetry Night at 8pm every Monday at
Fantasia Espresso, 1332 Cornwall Ave. For more
info: 715-0632 or poetrynight.org.
Tues., Oct. 10
HUMAN EXPERIMENT: Jane Poynton reads from
her autobiographical novel, The Human Experiment: Two Years and Twenty Minutes Inside Biosphere 2, at 7:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th
St. For more info: 671-2626.
LONDON MYSTERY: Jacqueline Winspear reads
from her new mystery, Messenger of Truth, at
7:30pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. For more
info: 671-2626.
Thurs., Oct. 5
PANEL DISCUSSION: Join a panel discussion on
economic barriers to home ownership titled “The
Impossible Dream” at part of the YWCA Fall Soapbox Series at 6:30pm at the YWCA, 1026 N. Forest
St. The event is free. For more info: 734-4820.
Sat., Oct. 7
FARMERS MARKET: Attend the Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday at the
Depot Market Square. For more info: 647-2060 or
HARVEST CELEBRATION: Zucchini races, a
hay-bale maze, pie-eating contests, live music
and more will be part of a Harvest Celebration
from 2-6pm at Ferndale’s Hovander Homestead
Park, 5299 Neilsen Rd. Entry is $2. For more
info: 733-2900.
FARM TOUR: Celebrate Harvest Day by taking a
self-guided tour of 18 working farms from 10am4pm as part of the Whidbey Island Farm Tour.
The event is free. For more info: (360) 679-4708
or whidbeyfarmtour.com.
SALMON DINNER: Attend a Salmon Dinner &
Auction at 5pm at the Bellingham Senior Activity
Center, 315 Halleck St. Tickets are $20, proceeds
benefit the center. For more info: 676-1450.
SOLAR TOUR: See how solar energy can be affordable, comfortable and practical as part of
Solar Tour Bellingham from 10am-4pm at various locations. For more info: (206) 706-1931 or
CHINESE FESTIVAL: The Mei Hua Chinese School
will hold a Chinese Moon Festival from 6-8pm at
the Fairhaven Village Green. Songs, dances and
a lantern contest will be part of the free event.
For more info: 756-9641.
Oct. 7 - Oct. 8
RAILROAD SHOW: The 22nd annual Model Railroad & Circus Builder Show takes place from
9am-5pm Sat. and 10am-4pm Sun. at Lynden’s
Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. Entry is $3$5 or $15 per family. For more info: 354-2993.
Sun., Oct. 8
OPEN HOUSE: An open house happens from 14pm at the historic Pickett House, 910 Bancroft
St. Donations are appreciated. For more info:
Mon., Oct. 9
COCAINE TO COFFEE: Columbian campesino
leader Rene Ausecha Chaux presents a World
Issues Forum dubbed “From Cocaine to Coffee:
From Free Trade to Fair Trade” at 7pm at the Coop’s Connections Building, 1220 N. Forest St. For
more info: 650-2309.
Tues., Oct. 10
CRYSTAL ALCHEMY: Louisa McCuskey leads Crystal Alchemy classes today and Oct. 17 at 7:30pm
at Wise Awakening, 314 W. Holly St. Cost is $15
per class. For more info: 756-0875 or wiseawakening.com.
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Wed., Oct. 11
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Lesley’s relationships are no exception.
From his struggles with his adopted son
Wade to his contact with his absent
father and abusive stepfather, Lesley
doesn’t shy away from the uglier parts
of life. Redemption is out there, and he
actively looks for it, but sometimes the
paths—and the fences, of course—are
almost too hard to handle.
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Out 20
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get out
their origin.
To celebrate Arbor Day and Urban Forestry Month, Wesselink will share what
he’s learned about the foliage in Whatcom County’s oldest park on Oct. 9. The
public is welcome to bring questions
for Wesselink and arborist James Luce
about tree identification or disease.
In addition, Mayor Mark will read a
proclamation regarding Urban Forestry
Month, and the public is invited to build
birdhouses, purchase native plants, pick
up a free oak sapling to plant or stick
around for live music by local songstress
Flip Breskin. Guided walks around the
park will also be offered.
If you can’t make Monday’s event, head
to the Whatcom Museum at
12:30pm on Oct.
10, where JohnaWHAT: Arbor Day Celthan Schilk will
explain how to
WHEN: 10am-2pm,
use “tree keys”
Mon., Oct. 9
and plant books
WHERE: Elizabeth
to learn more
COST: Free
about the trees
INFO: 676-6985
in your neighborhood.
“Most of our
county—Bellingham in particular—has
lost a good deal of its tree cover over the
years,” explains Barbara Davenport, chair
of the citizen action group Tree Keepers, which aims to preserve, promote
and protect Bellingham’s finest and oldest trees. “The Elizabeth Park event is to
raise awareness of why trees matter. A
good environment includes trees. Trees
do matter.
“We’re also interested in having Bellingham develop a heritage tree ordinance, which many other cities have in
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shares his tree
By Amy Kepferle
Hug a Tree
Arbor Day celebration takes root
For years, John Wesselink strolled by the many trees in Elizabeth
Park as part of his mail route in the Eldridge neighborhood. Unbeknownst to
many, “John the Postman” was also a tree taxonomist who wanted to get to
the bottom of what kind of leafy wonders were populating the historic park.
Some had never been identified, and Wesselink wanted to get to the root of
Fri., Oct. 6
OWL PROWL: Children ages five and up and
their parental units can participate in the “Owl
Prowl” from 7-9pm at the Tennant Lake Interpretive Center, 5236 Nielsen Rd., Ferndale. Entry is $6 per person. For more info: 384-3064.
Sat., Oct. 7
BUDDY WALK: Promote acceptance and awareness of people with Down Syndrome at the
third annual Buddy Walk of Whatcom County
starting at 11am at Maritime Heritage Park.
Cost is $5 and includes a T-shirt. For more info:
BAKER RUN: The Baker Lake 50k Trail Run starts
at 8am at the Kulshan Campground, past SedroWoolley. The scenic trail will take you deep into
the forest and offer up stunning views of Mt.
Baker and Mt. Shuksan. For more info: (360) 3874688 or bakerlake50k.com.
BIRDS IN VIDEO: Videographer Bob Hamblin
includes footage of rare and endangered species and unusual color morphs at a “Birds in
Video” talk at 1pm at the Breazeale-Padilla Bay
Interpretive Center, 10441 Bay View-Edison Rd.
The event is free, but registration is required.
For more info: (360) 428-1558.
SHORELINE GARDENING: Learn about native
plants, get tips for composting and safe plant
management, and see examples of good plants
to use at 9:30pm at a “Shoreline Gardening”
workshop at Maritime Heritage Park’s Environmental Learning Center. Cost is $10 per person
or $15 per couple. For more info: 676-6736.
TRAIL PARTIES: Participate in Pacific Northwest Trail Work “parties” starting at 8am in
Skagit and Whatcom counties. Additional work
parties happen on Oct. 21. For more info: (877)
854-9415 or pnt.org.
LAND TRUSTING: Join the Whatcom Land Trust
for a Habitat Restoration Party starting at
12:30pm. For more info and location details:
650-9470 or whatcomlandtrust.org.
Sun., Oct. 8
VOLCANIC TALK: Geologist Dave Tucker talks
about “Four Million Years of Volcanic Activity”
relating to Mt. Baker at 2pm at the Whatcom
Museum of History & Art, 121 Prospect St. Entry is free. For more info: 676-6981.
Thurs., Oct. 5
Tues., Oct. 10
BIKE 101: Gain two-wheeled confidence as
part of a “Bike Maintenance 101” workshop at
6pm at REI, 400 36th St. The free clinic will
show you how to change a fl at, deal with minor
repairs and lube your bike to keep your wheels
spinning. No registration is required. For more
info: 647-8955.
ALASKA ADVENTURE: Photographer Wayne
Mushrush offers “a feast of adventures in the
Alaskan wild” via a free slideshow at 6pm at
REI, 400 36th St. Mountaineering expeditions,
waterfall ice-climbing, backcountry skiing, alpine hiking and more will be part of the picture. For more info: 647-8955.
Ed Maher’s “Flower Deva” can be seen at his “Return of the Goddess” exhibit starting Oct. 6 at FrameWorks
Gallery during the Downtown Gallery Walk
By Amy Kepferle
For some,
quantity outweighs quality. Others
prefer only the finest things in life. This weekend in downtown Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County, art lovers won’t have to scrimp in either department.
Art in a bevy of price ranges and mediums will be available to peruse—and purchase, if you’re so inclined—starting Friday night at the Downtown Gallery Walk. Works by
new and established artists can seen at more than 35 downtown venues during the semiannual tour, which gives nine-
Award Winning Culture Writer
The World in
Wed., Oct. 4
ROEDER OPENING: A calligraphy exhibit by Mike
Albert titled “Small Endeavors” opens today from
10am-5pm at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr.
The show will be on display through Oct. 31. For
more info: 676-9255.
Fri., Oct. 6
NOOKSACK JACK: A retrospective of artwork created by Nooksack River Jack can be seen at an
opening reception from 6-9pm at Handprint Arts
Gallery, 1611 N. State St. The show will be on display through Oct. 27. For more info: 647-9087.
Sat., Oct. 7
KLEIN TALK: Whatcom Museum curator Lisa van
Doren and artist Sheila Klein will be on hand to
discuss Klein’s “Otherclothing + Otherstuff” exhibit at 4pm at Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th
St. For more info: 733-5361 or luciadouglas.com.
Sat., Oct. 7 - Oct. 8
PAINT OUT: Be on the lookout—or participate
in—the first-ever “Plein Air Paint Out” happening
from 10am-3pm throughout town. Cost is $50 per
day to be a participant. For more info: 671-8682.
Sun., Oct. 8
RODIN’S LEGACY: “Rodin: His Sculpture Legacy”
will be the focus of a free presentation at 2pm at
the Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St. For more
info: 676-6981.
FIREHOUSE ART: Suzanne Fogarty explores the
theme of women and their bodies through photographs through Oct. 14 at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. For more info:
734-2776 or suzannefogarty.com.
LUCIA DOUGLAS GALLERY: Sheila Klein’s “Made in
Bow: Otherclothing + Otherstuff” shows through
Oct. 28 at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 13th
St. For more info: 733-5361 or luciadouglas.com.
MoNA: “All in the Painted View” presents the
Northwest landscape through the eyes of various artists through Oct. 8 at La Conner’s Museum
of Northwest Art, 121 S. First St. For more info:
(360) 466-4446 or museumofnwart.org.
WESTERN GALLERY: “Shoot the Family,” a photographic and multimedia exhibit, shows through
Dec. 1 at the Western Gallery, WWU. For more
info: 650-3963 or westerngallery.wwu.edu
WHATCOM MUSEUM: The exhibits “Bert Huntoon
and the Mount Baker Lodge,” “Rodin: In His Own
Words,” and “Art + All That Jazz” are currently
showing at the Whatcom Museum of History &
Art, 121 Prospect St. For more info: 676-6981 or
Language for an
American Landscape
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to-fivers, and the community at large, a
chance to get a cultural fix and meet the
folks behind the talent.
If you’re looking for hints on what to
check out, those who’ve never stopped by
the Waterfront Artists Studio Collective
can take a gander at art being created
on the spot. Mindport Exhibits will feature “Gathering Time,” with mixed-media
work by Dana Mattson, Tom Calenberg, and
AnMorgan Curry. “ReART: A Recycled Art
Exhibition” shows how reused, salvaged
and found materials can be turned into
things of beauty at Allied Arts and the RE
Store. And the list goes on.
The Blue Horse Gallery, Paper Dreams,
and the Bellingham Public Library will
be featuring art from Whatcom Artist
Studio Tour participants, which not so
coincidentally happens Oct. 7-8 and
14-15 throughout See It
Whatcom County. WHAT: Downtown
Fifty-two artists Gallery Walk
will be taking part WHEN: 7-10pm, Fri.,
in year 12 of the Oct. 6
tour, which has WHERE: 35 locations in downtown
folks opening their
COST: Free
spaces for public
MORE INFO: 527consumption.
8710 or downtownbelWhat began as lingham.com
a small tour with
WHAT: Whatcom Artabout 10 artists ist Studio Tour
has turned into a WHEN: 10am-5pm,
well-orchestrated Oct. 6-7, 14-15
event that features WHERE: Throughout
scads of artists Whatcom County
working in more COST: Free
than a dozen medi- MORE INFO: 966-5148
ums. The Whatcom or studiotour.net
Artist Studio Tour is self-guided and, as
long as you stick within the timelines,
you won’t surprise somebody hunched
over their easel in a moment of artistic
frenzy. Instead, they’ll welcome you with
open arms and, in addition to being able
to fill you in on what’s behind their creations, they may just sell you something
unique to take home.
Regardless of whether you buy anything, both the Downtown Gallery Walk
and the Studio Tour are ways to connect
with the artists in our community. You
may not like everything you see, but
with so much out there, you’re bound to
find something you love.
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or the board, he points out. “This is all
volunteer, including me.”
So what makes community actors, directors and stagehands give up their valuable time in order to take part in bringing
the Bellingham Theatre Guild to life?
“It’s a lot of fun,” Braswell confidently
replies. “I feel like we do good things for
the community. When I’m there as house
manager, I love to listen to the buzz of
the people right before a show starts.
Live theater hits you in a much deeper
way than you can get from a movie or
television. It’s a great thing to be part
of—that you’re having an impact on people’s lives.”
Wed., Oct. 4 - Oct. 7
EVITA: The story of Argentina’s Eva Peron is
brought to life when the musical Evita shows at
7:30pm at Lynden’s Claire vg Thomas Theatre,
655 Front St. Tickets are $10-$12. For more info:
354-4425 or clairevgtheatre.org.
Thurs., Oct. 5
Essie (Mikael
Kenoyer) plants one
on Grandpa Martin
(Robert Muzzy)
By Amy Kepferle
Theatre Guild is here again
When Jeff Braswell auditioned for the play Harvey
in 1999 at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, he didn’t get cast. But
he did write down that he’d be willing to help out in other ways. See It
A week or two later, the Guild called to say they needed someone WHAT: You Can’t
to run the lights. He accepted the position and from there he Take It With You
met people, got cast in the next play he tried out for and, before WHEN: 7:30pm,
you can say “community theater,” was president of Bellingham’s Oct. 5-7, 12-14;
2pm Oct. 8, 15
longest-running stage endeavor.
“Someone asked me if I’d work on a committee to keep the place WHERE: Bellin shape,” Braswell recalls. “One thing led to another and, next ingham Theatre
Guild, 1600 H St.
thing you know, I’m president.”
Three years later, Braswell is still helming the BTG, which recently began its 78th season with Koffman & Hart’s “maddening INFO: 733-1811
comedy” You Can’t Take It With You, about a house full of dreamers, or bellinghamtheatreguild.com
anarchists and other lovable losers.
Like most shows at the theater, Braswell points out the production wouldn’t be possible without the work of a whole lot of people. The current show,
he reports, has 17 community members in the cast. Last summer’s Pirates of Penzance
boasted a cast of 30 and an orchestra of 10.
Braswell says they end up with between 150-200 people every year who are onstage or in the productions. That’s not even counting the volunteers at the door
SERIAL KILLERS: Philippe and His Amazing Ticking Heart, The One Side, Crash Crandell in the
21st Century, Filling the Void and Precipice (of
Doom) are the plays that have survived execution and will continue to the second round of
“Serial Killers” at 8pm and 10pm at iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Plot updates will be
provided for those who missed last week’s debut. Tickets are $10. For more info and reservations: 201-5464 or idiomtheater.com.
NARABOV: See international improvisers when
Slovenia-based comedic storytellers Narabov
perform at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at the Upfront
Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Upfront performers will
take part in the 9:30pm show. Entry is $8-$10
for the first show, $5 for the second. For more
info: 733-8855 or theupfront.com.
STILES & CO: See high-octane improv when
Ryan Stiles & Friends perform at 7pm at Mount
Vernon’s Lincoln Theatre, 712 South First St.
Tickets are $26. For more info: (877) 754-6284.
Oct. 5 - Oct. 8
FIDDLER, ROOF: Czarist Russia comes to life
when the musical Fiddler on the Roof shows at
7:30pm Thurs.-Sat. and 2pm Sun. at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets
are $16. For more info: (360) 293-6829 or acttheatre.com.
HEIDI: The Swiss Alps will be the setting for
the musical Heidi, which opens at 7:30pm Thurs.
at the Barn Theatre in Sudden Valley. Friday’s
show includes a dinner theatre. Tickets are $7$10 for regular shows, $20 for the dinner gig.
For more info: 756-9916.
Oct. 6 - Oct. 7
LONESOME WEST: Fighting brothers, boozepeddling lasses and a suicidal priest will be
part of the plot when Martin McDonagh’s The
Lonesome West shows at 8pm at iDiOM Theater,
1418 Cornwall Ave. Cost is $10. For more info:
201-5464 or idiomtheater.com.
THEATRESPORTS: See teams battle for improv
glory at Theatresports shows at 7:30pm and
9:30pm at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St.
Tickets are $10 for regular folks, free for WWU,
WCC, and BTC students (for this weekend only).
For more info: 733-8855 or theupfront.com.
Oct. 6 - Oct. 8
CARMEN: Skagit Opera begins its season with
showings of Carmen at 7:30pm Fri. and 2pm
Sun. at Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, 2501 E.
College Way. Tickets are $18-$48. Additional
showings happen through Oct. 15. For more
info: (360) 416-7622 or mcintyrehall.org.
Sat., Oct. 7
AUDITION #1: The Barn Theatre holds auditions for A Christmas Carol from 10am-12pm at
First Presbyterian Church, 1031 N. Garden St.
For more info: 671-5970.
Sun., Oct. 8
AUDITION #2: Audition for It’s a Wonderful Life
at 7pm today and tomorrow at the Bellingham
Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. The play begins Nov.
24. For more info: 733-1811.
Wed., Oct. 11
INTRO TO IMPROV: Sheila Goldsmith offers a
free Intro to Improv class at 7pm at Mindport
Exhibits, 210 W. Holly St. For more info and to
register: 756-0756.
Fri., Oct. 6
SARAKASI: Performers from Kenya, Tanzania,
and Ethiopia will be represented when Sarakasi
comes to town at 8pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Acrobatics, traditional arts, circus skills and dance are on the
bill. Tickets are $25-$35. For more info: 7346080 or mountbakertheatre.com.
Oct. 6 - Oct. 7
ONE CURVE: Pam Kuntz’s That One Curve explores women’s bodies through dance and video
at 7:30pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts
Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Tickets are $10-$12.
For more info: 758-7998 or firehouseperformingartscenter.com
Fri., Oct. 6
CONTRA DANCE: Eat ’n’ Run will provide live
tunes at tonight’s Contra Dance from 7:30-11pm
at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Entry is
$8. For more info: 676-1554 or bellinghamcoutnrydance.org.
Sat., Oct. 7
FOLKDANCE PARTY: The ensemble Cerise plays
music from Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and
beyond for the First Saturday folkdance party
of the season from 8-11pm at the
Fairhaven Public Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $10-12. For more info:
BANAT SAHAR: Bellingham belly dance troupe
Banat Sahar perform at 7pm at Boundary Bay,
1107 Railroad Ave. Entry is $3. For more info:
Sun., Oct. 8
MEN OF VEGAS: The Men of Las Vegas—otherwise known as “the bad boys of burlesque”—
combine vocals and dance at 4pm and 8pm at
the Skagit Valley Casino, 5984 Darrk Lane, Bow.
Tickets are $20. For more info: (877) 275-2448
or theskagit.com.
rumor has it
The Wastelanders.
Photo by Chris Fuller
By Carey Ross
Better than a day at the beach
Although 90 percent of the time I like to live by my own personal, deeply held motto of “Outside bad, inside good,” every now and again,
even I venture into the great outdoors. And when I do emerge from my cave for
a little al fresco recreation, I tend to head straight for the shore. So, if there’s
a nonprofit organization devoted to the unfamiliar and, therefore, suspect,
outdoor realm that I can really get behind, it’s the Surfrider Foundation.
Started in 1984 in Mailbu, Calif., the Surfrider Foundation is now some
50,000 members strong and boasts more than 60 chapters along the left and
right coasts (including one in our area), as well as in five foreign countries.
The avowedly grassroots organization is dedicated to the preservation and
protection of oceans and beaches across the world, and has historically been
pretty successful in its multi-pronged approach of research, education and
groundbreaking, David-vs.-Goliath-style litigation.
This is all well and good, but what the hell does any of it have to do
with music?
Well, due to the grassroots part of the Surfrider Foundation equation, life
isn’t just about surf samples and beach blanket bingo. Fundraising is a notto-be-ignored item on the to-do list as well and, in Bellingham, wrangling
money is very often a musical affair.
So, it is with high hopes that the Northwest Straits chapter of the Sur-
frider Foundation is throwing its second annual Soundwaves benefit concert and auction
at 8pm Thurs., Oct. 5 at the Wild Buffalo. This
event features such biddable goods as everything from Village Books gift certificates to
a swanky getaway at
Shadow Mountain Lodge
at Snoqualmie Pass. The
musical entertainment
will be provided cour- WHAT: 2nd Annual
tesy of the closest thing Soundwaves Benefit
Concert and AucBellingham has to a su- tion feat. Yogoman
pergroup, the Yogoman Burning Band, the
Burning Band, as well as Wastelanders, and the
the hard-charging rock All-Nighters
‘n’ roll of the Wasteland- WHEN: 8pm Thurs.,
ers, and an appearance Oct. 5
by local surf punks, the WHERE: The Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St.
The event is more COST: $10 regular/$7
than just a method with student ID or
to raise a little extra Surfrider membership
dough, for the unini- FOR MORE INFO: wildtiated, it also serves buffalo.net
as an introduction to the foundation. To my
way of thinking, any organization devoted
to the outdoors who lobbies for my dollars
inside a darkened bar is, 1. probably operated by geniuses and 2. worthy of my total
and undying support.
THE FIRST TIME I walked around the new
Depot Market Square at the end of Railroad Avenue, I thought to myself, “Cool,
the Farmers Market
has a roof.” Which
is a sign that I
lack imagination.
Because when the
folks from Epic
out the structure,
“This would make
a fine place for
an all-ages show.”
Which, of course,
it would. The only
By Carey Ross
thing left to do
was deal with the red tape involved and
book some shows, four to be exact. And
they’ve timed the first one with trick-ortreating in mind: At 7:30pm Sat., Oct. 28,
Black Eyes and Neckties, Misfits tribute
band Horror Business, and the Wastelanders will take the stage at a place most of
us go to buy our veggies. As die-hard allages supporter Joe Olmstead is involved in
this endeavor, I think it’s safe to say that
if this show is successful enough, there
could be plenty more on this particular
horizon. Well, three more, at least.
So, I’ve done the math, and I’m pretty
sure guitarist Josh Holland is in just about
every band in town. I can really only think
of a couple of bands he’s not in. For instance, I haven’t seen him onstage with
the Trucks recently. And I don’t think he
plays with Robert Blake because Robert
pretty much just plays with himself. But
I’m almost certain he’s in all the rest. The
latest band to welcome Holland into the
fold is none other than Federation X. Apparently, Josh hasn’t officially joined the
band, but he will certainly be joining them
for a stint of shows, one of which takes
place Oct. 14 at the Nightlight with the
aforementioned Trucks. While I am ridiculously excited to see how Holland’s considerable talent matches up to the matchless
chops of Fed X (and to watch Dirty Bill use
the entire room as his stage when he’s no
longer fettered by a guitar), I hope this
news doesn’t mean it will take longer for
the semi-recorded Black Eyes and Neckties album to make it from the studio to
my stereo. You hear that, Josh Holland? I
want my BENt album, and I want it soon.
And, lest any of you forget in all this local music hullabaloo, Clifford Smith, a.k.a.
Method Man (who I just watched in a guest
spot on CSI a few nights ago in the riveting
episode “Poppin’ Tags,”) pays our fair city a
visit this week. I’m not sure what it is that
continues to draw these members of the
Wu-Tang Clan to Bellingham, I just know,
that in case you were considering it, the
Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nothing to eph with.
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wed October 4
A Street Named James
thurs October 5
Mike Hill & the Rusty Buckets
fri October 6
Born here, raised
here, live here...
The Crying Shame
sat October 7
9:30 PM, 21+
Datri Bean
sun october 8
mon october 9
Ryan LaPlante
tue october 10
John Prine Birthday Jam
902 State St. #104
11 NW Beers on Tap | Free Peanuts
We sell beer to go!
Our coffee
monkeys are
300 W. Champion Street, Downtown
Sell your car!
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Feed and Seed
Bar Tabac, Quaalude
County Country Band
Go Slowpoke, Anne, Agent
Orchid, Will H. Johnson
No-Fi Soul Rebellion, Part
Man Part Horse, Project
Pennywise, Circle Jerks,
Ignite, Brown Brigade
Blue October, Test Your
Reflex, Oslo
We Are Scientists, Art
Brut, special guests The
Spinto Band
Banat Sahar
The Brent Coalminers
Scot Ranney’s Jazz
Sparrows, The Turn-Ons
Karaoke w/Poops
The Jim Beam Medicine
Show feat. Tender
Open Mic w/Chuck D
feat. The Unusuals
College Night
D.E.K., Mechanical Dolls,
Poetry Night
Matt Bauer, Ora Cogan,
The Tanglers
Ryan LaPlante
John Prine Birthday Jam
Blue Scholars/
Oct. 7/Viking
Union Multipurpose Room
Department of
Fairhaven Pub &
Martini Bar
David Stray Ney Band,
Jenni Potts, Agent Orchid,
Fantasia Espresso
& Tea
Green Frog Cafe
Acoustic Tavern
A Street Named James
Main Street Bar
& Grill
Nightlight Lounge
Sol-illaquists of Sound
Glue, X:144 & SPS,
Poppe’s Lounge
Richard’s on
Rockfish Grill
Rogue Hero
The Royal
Rumors Cabaret
Frankly Moanin’
Datri Bean
Open Mic w/Chuck D
Death by Radio
Death by Radio
’80s Night
Disco Disco
Los Straitjackets, The World
Famous Pontani Sisters,
Kaiser George
The Simpsons,
Deadwood, Eyecandy
Pacific Northwest Ambient
Music Night
Michael Gonzales Quartet
The National
The Easy All-Stars
You Say Party We Say Die
(early), Jedi Mind Tricks, RA
The Rugged Man (late)
James Armstrong
Roktoberfest w/The
Pickled Herring Band
Roktoberfest w/Maggie’s
Legal Limit, Choker, Plague
of Nations
Live Disco Funk
Karaoke w/DJ Komodore
DJ Flex, DJ Izzy B
Ladies Night
Party Night w/DJ Flex
Betty Desire Show w/DJ
Bump w/DJ Dougee
Full Out w/DJ Scooter and
DJ Q-bnza
Bang w/DJ Marcus Purnell
The Replacements
The Replacements
The Replacements
Skagit Valley Casino
Bike Smart (early),
Storytelling with the
Bellingham Storytellers
First Fridays w/Swil
DJ Deerhead
Method Man, Saigon
Plot to Blow Up the
Eiffel Tower/Oct. 8/
Department of Safety
Mondays w/Marcus
Pennywise/Oct. 4/
Commodore Ballroom
The Men of Las Vegas
(Pacific Showroom)
Peak Oil: How It Will
Change Your Life
Kelly Jones, Jaycob Van
Everyday Jones
Viking Union
Multipurpose Room
The Wild Buffalo
The Crying Shame
80s Night
Spoken Word Wednesdays
The Plot To Blow
Up the Eiffel Tower,
...Worms, The Russians
Mike Hill and the Rusty
Full Frontal Assault, The
Cathoholix, Nemesis of
Silver Reef Casino
Stuart’s at the
Jimmy Murphy Band
Open Mic Night
Blue Scholars, Common
Acoustic Oasis Open Mic
feat. Shakti Hayes
Soundwaves Benefit
Concert feat. The All
Nighters, The Wastelanders,
Happy Hour Jazz Project
(early), Jude Bowerman
Band (late)
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Boundary Bay
Cathouse Blues Band, Kurt
Aemmer & Adrian Clarke
Halleck Street
Weekly Blues Invitational
Jam feat. The Colonel
Boundary Bay Brewing Co. 1107 Railroad Ave • 647-5593 | Commodore Ballroom 868 Granville St., Vancouver • (604) 739-4550 | Department of Safety 1011 12th St. Anacortes • (360) 293-8361 | Fairhaven
Pub & Martini Bar 1114 Harris Ave. • 671-6745 | Main Street Bar & Grill 2004 Main St., Ferndale • 384-2982 | Nightlight Lounge 211 E. Chestnut St • 527-1531 | Poppe’s Bistro & Lounge 714 Lakeway Dr.
• 671-1011 | Richard’s on Richards 1036 Richards St. Vancouver • (604) 687-6794 | Rockfish Grill 320 Commercial Ave. Anacortes • (360) 588-1720 | The Rogue Hero 1313 N. State St. • 756-0069 | The
Royal 208 E. Holly St. • 738-3701 | Rumors Cabaret 1119 Railroad Ave. • 671-1849 | Silver Reef Casino 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale • 383-0777 | Skagit Valley Casino Resort 5984 N Darrk Ln, Bow • (360)
724-7777 | Skylark’s Hidden Cafe 1300 11th St. • 715-3642 | Stuart’s at the Market 1530 Cornwall Ave. • 714-0800 | Wild Buffalo 208 W. Holly St. • www.wildbuffalo.net | Chiribin’s 113 E. Magnolia
St. • 734-0817 | Fantasia Espresso & Tea 1324 Cornwall Ave. • 715-1622 | Green Frog Café Acoustic Tavern 902 N State St. • 756-1213 | To get your live music listings included in this esteemed
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Donnie Darko
film times
Reviewed by Kirk Honeycutt
By Carolyn McCarthy
Scorsese gets fierce
Sundance Goes Local
Thank God
we have Martin Scorsese back. After a couple of films
where one of the best directors ever
seemed more intent on pleasing Academy voters than millions of admirers,
Scorsese returns to contemporary crime
fiction with a hugely satisfying bang.
The Departed is a robust piece of storytelling and his best film since Casino
in 1995. Everything is rock solid: Top actors with meaty roles that let them go
to the edge without toppling over that
edge and a story that keeps upping the
tension and emotional ante every few
minutes conspire to take us into a heart
of urban darkness. Best of all, Scorsese’s
relaxed energy infuses the film with excitement in every frame, thus elevating
a gangster story to the level of tragedy.
The film derives from Infernal Affairs,
a hugely popular 2002 Hong Kong crime
thriller. That too was a doozy of tight
construction and breathtaking suspense. The story remains remarkably
intact despite its transfer from cops
and criminals in Hong Kong to a war
between state police and a tough Irish
mob in south Boston.
The genius of both films is to focus
on two moles on opposite sides of the
law. Each has risen to a position of authority and responsibility, making him a
lethally effective spy. Only by this time,
each has wearied of the constant deceptions and lies, of the loneliness and terror of being stranded in a no-man’s-land
between good and evil.
Mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) hand-picks young Colin Sullivan
(Matt Damon) at an early age to mentor then slip into the ranks of the state
police. Colin swiftly rises through the
ranks to a spot in the Special Investigation Unit, whose main focus is to take
down Frank Costello.
Meanwhile, another police rookie, Billy
Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio), is asked by
two men in that unit—the caustic Sgt.
Dignam (Mark Wahlberg) and his levelheaded superior Capt. Queenan (Martin
Sheen)—to infiltrate the Costello gang.
It’s only a matter of time before these
parallel careers crisscross at a dangerous intersection. In a sequence that
fans of the original film will quickly
recognize, during an illicit transaction
between Frank’s gang and Chinese government agents over the sale of military
parts, both cops and criminals recognize
that a mole exists within their respective camps. Pressure mounts excruciatingly as each mole must find ways to
communicate via cell phone during the
operation. Then, afterward, each races
against time to discover the identity of
the other man to save himself.
Costello is a familiar piece of acting
from Nicholson—part demented caricature, part tongue-in-cheek fl amboyance.
But the actors surrounding Nicholson
rise to the occasion so that he neither
dominates the movie nor wastes away in
DiCaprio brings a level of emotional
intensity and maturity missing so far
in his adult roles. His Billy has a tough
soul, but the inner core is about to
crack and the fissures are becoming alltoo evident. Damon is a walking contradiction: He looks and acts more like a
cop than anyone else in the movie, yet
he’s a phony.
The Departed is a ferociously entertaining film.
From Park City to the Pickford
Stranger. Then there’s Special, by Jeremy
So this guy, this “meter maid,” Passmore, who fell in love with the idea of
takes a pill and—wham!—he is endowed
making movies right here in Bellingham.
with superpowers. Naturally, he quits
Special, an “energetic, inventively
his job to fight crime, donning a silver
lo-fi” film features bona fide movie star
spacesuit for maximum effect. This is
Michael Rapaport (Beautiful Girls).
the juicy premise of Special,
“I think part of the allure
a film by Bellingham native
was just the massive chalJeremy Passmore, and one of
lenge of it all,” Passmore
many flicks to be shown as
says. “We knew it was insane,
WHAT: Sundance
part of the upcoming Sunreally, to even attempt it,
Institute Art House
dance Institute film series at
but somehow that was part
Project film series
the Pickford Cinema.
of what was driving us.”
The Sundance Institute
He and co-director Hal
OCT. 5: Crumb
Art House Project was creHaberman made the movie
OCT. 11: Police Beat
ated with a dual purpose:
on a shoestring budget and
OCT. 12: Blood
to celebrate the Institute’s
submitted it to the Sundance
25th anniversary and to
Film Festival. It was selectOCT. 18: Special
OCT. 19: Smoke
recognize small indie-oried to be shown in the SpecSignals
ented theaters who deliver
trum category, presenting
OCT. 25: Clear
Sundance-style films to a
“dramatic and documentary
Cut: The Story of
broader audience. Bellingworks from some of the most
Philomath, Oregon
ham’s own Pickford Cinema,
promising new filmmakers
OCT. 26: Memento
OCT. 31: Donnie
operated by the Whatcom
from the U.S. and abroad.”
Film Association, is one of
“When Hal and I first deNOV. 7: American
just 14 theaters nationwide
to make a movie, the
chosen for this honor.
primary goal was always to
WHERE: Pickford
Whatcom Film Association
get it into Sundance,” PassCinema, 1416 CornProgram Director Michael
more says.
wall Ave.
Falter has put together an
Many of the Pickford’s
MORE INFO: 738enticing mix of Sundance
Sundance Institute picks are
0735 or pickfordcinclassics (Blood Simple, Mefresh from the festival and
mento, Smoke Signals, Donnie
will feature presentations by
Darko) and newer works by Northwest
writers and directors. The oldies but
filmmakers such as Clear Cut: The Story of
goodies promise more than what you
Philomath, Oregon, recounts what hapcan get in your living room: beautipens when a scholarship fund founded
ful images, professional sound and the
on timber dollars collides with the culdelight of sharing the experience with
tural divisions emerging today. Police
a crowd.
Beat is based on screenwriter Charles
“It’s that feeling of being in a comMudede’s “Police Beat” column in The
munity,” Falter says.
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Employee of the Month
Fri-Tue, Oct 6-10
@ 7:00 & 9:30 PM
+Sat-Sun, Oct 7-8
@ 1:45 PM
Wed-Thr, Oct 11-12
@ 4:30 & 9:30 PM
USA • 2006 • 101 min • In English • Rated R
By Carey Ross
Fri-Tue, Oct 6-10 @ 4:20 PM
Crumb: The unforgettable family of cartoonist Robert Crumb is detailed in this
haunting documentary that is as fascinating as it is creepy. +++++ (R • 1 hr. 59
Pickford 7:00, Thurs., Oct. 5
Employee of the Month: Jessica Simpson
meets Dane Cook. Dane woos Jessica with
his particular brand of lackluster comedy.
Overcoming obstacles and amid controversy, they fall in love. Oh, and I think this
happened in the movie too. + (PG-13 • 1
hr. 43 min.)
Sunset Square 12:50 | 3:15 | 5:35 | 7:55 |
Flyboys: This doomed effort stars James
Franco as the handsomest, most daring pilot to take to the World War I skies. Too
bad this film boasts little more than a pretty face. + (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 19 min.)
Sunset Square 1:00 | 4:00 | 7:00 | 10:00
Gridiron Gang: Another ultimately uplifting, based-on-a-true-story flick about
triumph against overwhelming odds. This
time it stars The Rock as a football coach
in a juvenile detention facility. ++ (PG-13
• 2 hrs.)
Bellis Fair 1:15 | 4:15 | 7:10 | 10:05
The Guardian: Kevin Costner plays wise
mentor to Ashton Kutcher’s rebellious-buttalented protégé in this serviceable flick
about Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers. ++
(PG-13 • 2 hrs. 15 min.)
Bellis Fair 1:00 | 1:30 | 4:10 | 4:35 | 7:20 |
7:50 | 10:25
The Illusionist: Paul Giamatti, Edward
Norton, and Jessica Biel star in this film
about a prince, a magician and the woman
they both love. +++ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 50
Sunset Square 1:30 | 4:30 | 7:15 | 9:45
Jackass: Number Two: See Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, and crew injure themselves in new and not particularly fascinating ways. The only thing that could make
this a redeeming cinematic effort is if a
cast member was to accidentally do something intelligent—which is not likely to
happen. + (R •1 hr. 35 min.)
Sehome 12:30 | 3:45 | 7:00 | 10:10
Jet Li’s Fearless: Martial arts legend Jet
Li is set to retire from the genre he helped
keep alive, but not before turning in one
last incredible, gravity-defying performance as China’s most famous fighter, Huo
Yuanjia. ++++ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 44 min.)
Sunset Square 12:45 | 3:10 | 5:30 | 7:50 |
Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man: Insightful
concert film/documentary gives a glimpse
of the genius of one of this generation’s
most eclectic and influential songwriters
++++ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 45 min.)
Pickford 4:20, Oct. 6-10
Little Miss Sunshine: Family dysfunction is on full display in this film that has
the likes of Steve Carell, Alan Arkin, Greg
Kinnear, and the adorable Abigail Breslin
road-tripping across the country with hilarious and memorable results. +++++
(R • 1 hr. 42 min.)
Pickford 4:30 | 7:00 | 9:30 (no 7:00 show
on Thursday)
Open Season: Animated adventure about
a bear used to the finer things in life who
is introduced to the wonders of the wilderness by an enterprising mule deer—right
before the first day of hunting season. Will
he take back the forest or become dinner?
+++ (PG • 1 hr. 40 min.)
Bellis Fair 2:20 | 2:50 | 4:40 | 5:10 | 7:00 |
7:30 | 9:20 | 9:50
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s
Chest: Johnny Depp reprises his role as troublemaking buccaneer Jack Sparrow. Expect
swashbuckling aplenty when creepy-faced
Davy Jones shows up to lay claim to Sparrow’s soul. +++ (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 25 min.)
Bellis Fair 2:30 | 6:15 | 9:30
School for Scoundrels: In an epic battle
of Bad Santa vs. Napoleon Dynamite, Billy
Bob Thornton and Jon Heder become romantic rivals for the heart of Jacinda Barret. ++ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 40 min.)
Sunset Square 12:30 | 2:45 | 5:10 | 7:30 |
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning:
If this film is anything like the 2003 remake of the horror classic, expect the gore
to be plentiful, the violence sadistic and
the movie to look creepy and stylish all at
the same time. +++ (R • 1 hr. 24 min.)
Bellis Fair 2:45 | 5:15 | 7:40 | 10:00
Wed, Oct 11 ONLY @ 7 PM
Thr, Oct 12 ONLY @ 7 PM
USA • 2004 • 80 min • In English • Unrated
USA • 1985 • 99 min • In English • Rated R
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++++ (R • 2 hrs. 29 min.)
Sehome 12:15 | 12:45 | 3:30 | 4:00 | 6:40 |
7:10 | 9:55 | 10:20
USA • 2006 • 104 min • In English • Rated PG-13
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ADOPTION makes a family.
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paid. Call 1(800)613-8785.
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cancelled. Email if you can?
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secured building two blocks
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with a fireplace in the living
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all appliances including a
dishwasher and disposal.
Washer and dryer included!.
For a showing please contact
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weeks with our four year old
daughter and no problems.
Come give her a test drive!
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800 miles. With helmet,
rack, cup holder, battery
charger. Runs great, goes
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two. Email: [email protected]
Type: 2BD
Rent: $495
Utilities: All Included
Sq ft: 400
Name: Helena Building
Address: 1313 Railroad
Avenue #2
Available: 09/01/2006
Description: Remodeled Bright
50’s style Downtown apartment.
High ceilings, large windows
provide natural light and fresh
air, city views, kitichenette,
shared bathroom. Secure building with intercom.
Call today • 360-734-6600
1 BR/1 BA apartment
close to WWU, shopping, park Spacious one
bedroom, on-site laundry,
dishwasher, microwave, NP/
NS. 10 minutes from WWU!
Private. Second floor, good
light. Big windows. Large
walk-in closet, lots of storage
space. Quiet complex. Onsite management available
for maintenance. Close to
Sehome Village shopping,
and across the street from
Sehome Arboretum. Near
freeway, on buslines. $520/
month, $450 deposit. You
will be taking over my lease,
which is through August with
option to renew. For more
information, or to see the
apartment call the office at
(360) 671-9430 and ask for
Dee or Ron.
2 Bed 2 Bath Townhouse Spacious 1000 sq
ft apartment, New Wood
floors, garage, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, breakfast bar,
dishwasher, gas heat and
range. Next to playground/
park/busline, w/s/g paid
$825 920-8618
October Free with 6
Month lease! - Great
home in a nice neighborhood 3 bedroom 1 bath
house on a large double lot
in great upscale Geneva area
with a peekaboo view of
Lake Whatcom. - Brand new
Send your classifeds to
[email protected]
carpet and freshly painted Skylights in LR and bathroom
- Extra deep one car garage
- Gas forced air heat and HW
- Gas fireplace - Dishwasher,
garbage disposal, Washer
and Dryer - Rent includes water/sewer - Across the street
from Geneva Elementary
School. Short 2 block walk
to beach access. Bring your
kayak! Available immediatly.
October Free with a signed
6 month lease. Deposit of
$1000. Call 920-1513 for
Daylight Properties
Type: 1 BD / 1BA
Rent: $745
Utilities: water / sewer,
garbage / recycling paid by
Sq ft: 793
Name: Bellingham Hardware
Address: 215 West Holly
Street #343
Available: 10/01/2006
Description: Beautiful remodeled apartment in historic
building downtown. 18ft ceilings & bay/city views from
private deck. Exposed brick
and timbers. Laundry facility on
site. Secure building.
Call today • 360-734-6600
Private basement room
for rent This is a basement
room with its own private
bathroom. We are looking
for a 19-25 year old roomate.
The house is on west Illinois street and is centrally
located. Utilities, internet,
etc. will be split three ways.
The space is available immediately.
Daylight Properties
Type: 2BD / 1BA
Rent: $745
Utilities: water / sewer,
garbage / recycling paid by
Sq ft: 687
Name: Windsor Building
Address: 1218 North State
Street #305
Available: 09/01/2006
Description: Beautiful remodeled apartment in historic
building downtown. High ceilings & light shaft. W/D & D/W.
Each bedroom has a private
entrance. Secure building with
Call today • 360-734-6600
Bedroom + office in
gorgeous house Beautiful
home to share with gourmet
chef and a Montessori
teacher. I have my own place
upstairs so you may not see
me much. The downstairs has
two bedrooms with office.
There’s a 30 yr. old male,
who is very nice looking,
respectful, and thick Italian
accent who will be sharing
the living room and dining
area with you. Wood floors
and pillar archway there is so
real estate
much character and charm
you will love it. The kitchen is
spacious and we have a huge
basement for storage. Come
look if this sounds tempting!
Jessica 715-8207 961-9223
Big Studio Apt. in
Middle of Downtown
Spacious Studio Apartment
with its own bathroom/
shower. Very Nice Neighbors.
Apartment is within a short
walking distance of the bus
depot. The apartment is in a
safe, quite neighborhood of
downtown, but very close to
the center. Has two rooms,
a kitchen and a bathroom.
On-site laundry. For more
information, please contact
2 Large Remodeled Two
Bedroom Duplexes Two
large 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath
duplexes available now! Open
eat-in kitchen with all appliances including a dishwasher.
Large living room with 1/2
bath downstairs. Covered
carport and washer and
dryer included! For a showing
please contact Protocol
Property Management at
(360) 734-5420.
Daylight Properties
Type: 2BD / 1BA
Rent: $695
Utilities: water / sewer, gas /
heat, garbage / recycling paid
by landlord
Sq ft: 500
Name: Kulshan Apartment
Address: 1011 High Street
Available: 09/12/2006
Description: Clean, bright apartment in cool historic building.
One year lease. Laundry on site.
Secure building with intercom.
Daylight Properties
Type: 3BD / 1BA
Rent: $995
Utilities: water / sewer,
garbage / recycling paid by
Sq ft: 975
Name: Windsor Building
Address: 1218 North State
Street #401
Available: 09/01/2006
Description: Huge top floor
apartment in historic downtown
building. Amazing city views.
Light Shaft & exposed brick.
W/D & D/W. Secure building
with intercom. You must see
this apartment before it is gone!
Call today • 360-734-6600
1/2 off first month’s
rent + $100 off deposit
Clean, 2 year-old, 2 bedroom
1.5 bathroom apt. Lots of
room w/900 sq. ft. $600 deposit, $350 for first month’s
rent Please, please, please
take over our lease! + free
microwave if you want it!
(360) 510-1286
Daylight Properties
Type: Open One Bedroom
Rent: $495
Utilities: All Included
Sq ft: 400
Name: Helena Building
Address: 1313 1/2 Railroad
Avenue #14
Available: 10/01/2006
Description: Clean, bright character. Remodeled 50’s style.
Natural wood floors. Skylight
in kitchen. Natural wood floors.
Shared bathroom.
Call today • 360-734-6600
Newly updated 4 bedroom
2 bath house on large fenced
lot. email: [email protected]
Call today • 360-734-6600
Daylight Properties
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Type: Studio
Rent: $745
Utilities: water / sewer,
garbage / recycling paid by
Sq ft: 786
Name: Bellingham Hardware
Address: 215 West Holly
Street #137
Available: 10/01/2006
Description: 18 ft ceilings,
large windows, lots of light,
city views.
Call today • 360-734-6600
Newly updated 3 bedroom
1.5 bath house on large lot.
email: [email protected]
2 Bedroom Duplex 2
bedroom duplex apartment
on ground floor, with garage.
New kitchen remodel all new
floors. French doors open
onto great back yard. Don’t
let the funky 70’s architecture
fool you this is a great apartment. Coin-op laundry. $700
deposit. Near buslines, jogging trails and Sunset Square
shopping. Non-smoking
please. Call 920-3774.
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Daylight Properties
Type: Retail / Residential
Rent: $927
Utilities: water / sewer,
gas / heat, garbage / recycling
paid by llessor. Electic paid by
Sq ft: 845
Name: McHugh Building
Address: 1230 Bay Street
Available: 09/01/2006
Description: Retail storefront
/ one bedroom residential
apartment. Remodeled. At
main intersection in downtown
Bellingham, signage, high
Call today • 360-734-6600
Large One Bedroom w/
Extra Storage, W/D This
is a large apartment with lots
of long-term tenants. This is
an upstairs apartment so you
don’t have anyone walking on
top of your head. The kitchen
is compact but has lots of
cupboard space with an area
for a breakfast table. There’s
an on-site washer/dryer,
off-street parking, vinyl
windows, and it’s inexpensive
to heat with PSE energy
package. It’s located in a 4
plex with great long-term tenants in the other units. Call
for additional information
and showing. Sorry all you
pet owners—no dogs or cats
are allowed and no smoking
inside the unit. There is a $25
fee if you see it and are interested and want to put in an
application. We’re happy to
discuss individual details to
make sure you qualify so you
don’t spend the $25 if there’s
a small likelihood of you
passing the screening (credit,
background, employment/financial screens). We’re very
upfront and don’t believe in
taking your $$$ if you don’t
qualify. Located at 1611 King
#4. Only $475. Avail now. Call
(360) 527-9482 for answers
to your questions or to view.
Equal opportunity housing.
Daylight Properties
Type: 2BD / 1BA
Rent: $845
Utilities: water / sewer,
gas / heat, garbage /
recycling paid by landlord
Sq ft: 650
Name: Kulshan Apartment
Address: 1011 High Street #8
Available: 10/01/2006
Description: Watch the sunset
from you apartment all year
long! built in bookcases, natural
wood floors. High ceilings.
Bay/city views. One year lease.
Laundry on site. Secure building
with intercom. Best apt next to
WWU. Pets Ok with pet deposit.
Call today • 360-734-6600
Farmhouse (Refurbished) Built in 1933
$1,200 for the 1933 completely refurbished farmhouse.
House is approx. 1,200 sq. ft.
with 600 sq. ft. basement.
Has 5 rooms, 1 large bedroom
By Rob Brezsny
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Free Will
ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Dear Rob: When my
wife got pregnant, she was warned that one side effect
might be that her feet would grow a bit. She’s now a few
months along, and while her feet remain a dainty size
7, my own feet have expanded from size 12 to 13! I’ve
heard husbands sometimes have sensations that parallel
their pregnant wives’ symptoms, but this is crazy, don’t
you think?—Vicarious Aries.” Dear Vicarious: You Rams
are in a phase when your ability to share the feelings
and experiences of others is at a peak. I suggest you
take advantage of this opening to supercharge your
empathy and get closer to your loved ones than you’ve
ever dared.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The new CEO of soft
drink giant PepsiCo is Indra Nooyi, striking a modest
but significant blow for female equality in the business
world. That’s the good news. The bad news? Pepsi is a
terrible product that rots teeth, has no nutritional value,
and contributes to the obesity epidemic. Keep this in
mind as you carry out your assignment in the coming
week, Taurus. Fight and claw and scheme and dream to
raise up the power of the feminine (yes, even if you’re
a man), but only if it’s a version of the feminine that
raises up everyone and everything else, too.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “It was like a masquerade festival at eternal midnight,” says a character named
Flux in Antero Alli’s magical realist movie The Drivetime,
“with everyone throwing off mask after mask and never
getting to the bottom.” That description has a resemblance to what your life has been like lately, Gemini. Any
day now, however, that will change. The last masks will
finally come off. All will stand revealed. You’ll get to the
bottom of the core identities.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Get a hold of some of
that million-year-old salt from the Himalayas and use
it to season your food. Maybe you’d like to sample the
Chinese delicacy know as thousand-year-old duck eggs.
Wash it all down with the beer from Greenland that’s
made of 2,000-year-old water obtained from melted glaciers. By doing these things, you’d symbolically imbibe
ancient purity, pristine rawness, and the wildest spirits
of nature. That would be right in alignment with what
the astrological omens say you need.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Sunny Sky’s is an ice
cream store in North Carolina that sells a flavor called
Cold Sweat, which is made with three varieties of hot
peppers and two kinds of hot sauce. It’s sweet and
creamy and cool and spicy and prickly and fiery all at
the same time—kind of like what I foresee for you
in the coming week, Leo. To get the most out of this
extravagantly paradoxical time, I suggest you take
small bites. And please wait a while following each
new mouthful to see what the after-effect is before
you load up on more.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Writing in The New York
Times, Joyce Wadler captured the essence of a genre that
has lost its once-heady repute. “Poetry, if we may take
a moment to explain to the young people,” she said,
“is an art form somewhat like rap, only it does not sell,
and since the death of Lord Byron [in 1824] there has
been a paucity of bling-bling.” At the risk of nudging
you toward a cultural dead end, then, Virgo, I’ll ask you
to expose yourself to concentrated doses of poetry this
week. In my astrological opinion, you need to have your
brain scrambled and heart flushed in a lyrically healing
way, which good poetry can do. Here are some excellent sources: (1) James Broughton, tinyurl.com/zabt9.
(2) Mary Oliver, tinyurl.com/z325h. (3) Pablo Neruda,
tinyurl.com/l6684. (4) Rainer Maria Rilke, tinyurl.com/
gsy3t. (5) Daniel Ladinsky, tinyurl.com/f9w2j. (6) Lots of
poets, tinyurl.com/kyqzc.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):400
U.S. Patent number
5,996,568 is an apparatus for safely shooting hot
dogs into a crowd. Patent 4,834,212 is a device into
which someone can scream and howl without bothering
anyone nearby, allowing her to vent pent-up emotions.
Patent 2,272,154 is a ladder that spiders can use to
climb out of a bath. Patent 4,247,283 is a gadget that
allows a trumpet to be used as a flamethrower while
being played. These are exactly the kinds of imaginative innovations I urge you to work on, Libra. Your
inventiveness is at an all-time high, as is everyone’s
need for your inventiveness.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It’ll be a good time
to feed your demons apple pie and ice cream. Don’t
scrimp! Other actions that will put you in fortuitous
alignment with the cosmic rhythms: looking for interesting, uplifting, inspiring trouble; unleashing explosive
belly-laughs as you contemplate everything that makes
you angry; forcing yourself to think a kind thought about
someone who misunderstands you; bellowing curses in
the direction of the brightest star you can see, blaming
it for all your problems; and hopping and skipping down
the sidewalk or hallway as you sing-song the names of
everyone you dislike.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The Burning
Man festival is one of the planet’s most spectacularly
idealistic parties. Now in its second decade, the weeklong event annually draws upwards of 40,000 celebrants
to a barren patch of Nevada desert to participate in a
“gift economy,” where no money changes hands and art
is as abundant as advertisements are back in the “real”
world. The founder and director of this cultural triumph
is Larry Harvey. His success didn’t come quickly. “I was
a failed janitor, failed gardener, failed bike messenger,
failed taxi driver,” he testifies. “By any normal standard, I was an abject failure. Now I see that this was
actually a sustained course of study for everything I’m
doing now.” With this as your cue, Sagittarius, make
a supreme effort to reinterpret all your so-called flops
and missteps as crucial lessons that helped you develop
your unique mission.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I was nine years
old when I first risked my ass to fight for the rights of
others. It was a winter morning in Ohio. Ten of us kids
were waiting on a corner for the school bus to pick us
up. A fifth-grader named Jerry Demasko was doing his
usual shtick: insulting and belittling the girls. When
he sneeringly informed little Debbie Runello that she
would always be ugly, I snapped. I tackled him, sat on
him, and drove his face into the freshly fallen snow.
“Promise you’ll stop being a mean bastard every minute
of your life!” I demanded. He resisted at first, but when
my inflamed strength kept him pinned, he broke. Your
assignment, Capricorn, is to recall the first time you felt
an eruption of pure compassionate rage in the face of injustice. Once you’ve done that, spend the next ten days
cultivating and expressing that beautiful emotion.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): At any single moment, approximately 0.7 percent of the people on our
planet are drunk—at least in a normal week. In the
coming days, however, I believe that a sudden profusion
of intoxicated Aquarians will ensure that the global average rises to at least 1.5 percent. To be totally accurate,
not all of those Aquarians will be sloshed on alcohol
or zonked on drugs. Some will be flying high solely on
the strength of their exhilarating adventures in the unknown, while others will have transcended the everyday
trance through the power of their boundary-shattering
meditations or their breakthrough love-making. Don’t
you dare miss out on this dizzying opportunity to lose
your mind in the most constructive way possible.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “When you follow
your bliss,” wrote mythologist Joseph Campbell, “doors
will open where you would not have thought there
would be doors, and where there wouldn’t be a door for
anyone else.” That’s always true, Pisces, but it’s especially apropos for you now. If you swear a blood oath
to follow your bliss, vowing to do what your secret self
loves more than anything else, a portal will open that’s
as big as a garage door and as sweet as a gateway to a
secret garden.
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real estate
buy sell trade
Victorian Home With
Gardens On Boblett Cute
Victorian Charmer! Welcome
to comfortable turn of the
century charm in an old fashioned neighborhood. Interior
has been totally remodeled.
New hot water heater,
new vinyl windows, new
roofs, and new paint on the
shutters, porch, and fence.
Appliances include Viking
stove, Danby washer/dryer,
and Whirlpool refrigerator.
Three bedrooms PLUS a den.
Very large corner lot - fully
fenced and landscaped. A
gardener’s dream just blocks
to all Blaine schools and
downtown Blaine. email:
[email protected]
How to Sudoku: Arrange the digits 1-9 in such a
way that each digit occurs only once in each row, only
once in each column, and only once in each box. Try it!
(could be partitioned into
2) and 2 baths with a sitting
room off of the dining
room area (which could
be converted into another
bedroom). New appliances,
propane F.A. heat, propane
F/P with riverrock surround,
french doors, laminate floors
upgrated plumbing & light
fixtures, jetted jacuzzi tub,
pond house and 3 storage
sheds. (I have more pictures
if you’d like to see the inside
furnished). Updates done
in the last few years are
new plumbing, electrical,
roofing, siding, floors, walls,
foundation, appliances,
filtration system, hot water
heaters and complete interior
remodel of the home. Only
7 miles from Sunset Exit off
I-5, Bellingham. Will accept
pets with additional damage
deposit of $250 per pet. Interested, please call Reuben
at 425-770-0747 or Shirley at
Daylight Properties
Type: 2BD / 1BA
Rent: $825
Utilities: water / sewer,
gas / heat, garbage /
recycling paid by landlord
Sq ft: 550
Name: Kulshan Apartment
Address: 1011 High Street #9
Available: 10/01/2006
Description: Natural wood
floors & built in bookcases. High
ceilings. Bay/city views. One
year lease. Laundry on site.
Secure building with intercom.
Best apt next to WWU. Pets Ok
with pet deposit.
Call today • 360-734-6600
2 br silverbeach area
older home with modern
updates—gas heat and water—mudroom with washer
and dryer—sits on 2 lots near
the lake and park—great
yard—great neighborhood
email: [email protected]
Daylight Properties
Type: Open 1BD / 1BA
Rent: $465
Utilities: All Included
Sq ft: 300
Name: McHugh Building
Address: 217 West Holly
Street #10
Available: 10/01/2006
Description: Cute remodeled
50’s style apartment in quite,
secure, historic building
Call today • 360-734-6600
Lovely 3 br/2bath
house-3 car garageyard-super clean! MOVE
IN SPECIAL $300.00 off the
first month rent! This house
was built in 2001 and it’s in
great condition. It’s so clean!
Located in a great neighboorhood within walking distance
of a small park, near the Bellis
Fair Mall and Whatcom community college. New laminate
floors with radiant heat.
Double pained windows. The
kitchen is so awesome-high
ceilings-breakfast nook-over
the range microwave-gas
range. Laundry room with
washer & dryer/all appliances
included. $1300.00 a month
$1300.00 deposit NO PETS
PLEASE 360-739-3937
SHOP SPACE Private room
with shop space available
approx October 10, 2006. In
private residence on 2/3 acre
in Bellingham. $550.00 per
month. Call (360)647-9008
Great Family Neighborhood Three bedroom, 1.5
bath single story rambler in
great neighborhood. Kitchen
has oak cabinets, dishwasher, disposal and microwave. Hardwood floors and
gas heat. Utility room with
washer and dryer. Picture
perfect, large fenced yard
complete with fruit trees and
a potting/storage shed! For a
showing please contact Protocol Property Management
at (360) 734-5420.
Cozy Home with
Hardwood Floors Newer
three bedroom, two bath
home in great neighborhood.
Hardwood floors throughout
the living room, kithen and
attached dining area. This
cozy home comes with gas
heat, gas fireplace, attached
two garage with opener and
fenced back yard with mature landscaping! All this and
washer and dryer included!
For a showing please contact
Protocol Property Management at (360) 734-5420
Bright, Welcoming
Home in Family Neighborhood Open floor plan
three bedroom, 2.5 bath
home in great family friendly
neighborhood. Large, bright
living room with built-in
entertainment center above
cozy gas fireplace. Kitchen
with all appliances, including
dishwasher, side by side
fridge and microwave! Large
walk-in pantry and utility
room with washer and dryer.
Two car garage, large deck
and fenced back yard! For a
showing please contact Protocol Property Management
at (360) 734-5420
Nearly New Minutes
From Bellingham Two
bedroom, one bath with
reserved covered parking.
Enjoy the territorial views
and the fireplace in the living
room. The kitchen even has
a dishwasher! Washer and
dryer included! For a showing
please contact Protocol
Property Management at
(360) 734-5420
Oct 17-Nov 20 housing
needed Emergency physician working night shifts at
St Joseph Hospital from Oct
17 to Nov 20. I’m commuting
from out of state and looking
for a studio, or 1 bdrm that is
clean, nonsmoking, and quiet
during the day so that I can
sleep. I need to stay within 20
minutes drive of the hospital.
I can house sit and feed pets
although I will not be around
for some of the time (Oct
31-Nov 8). Amount of rent is
not a problem for the right
place. I have local references
available. Thx email: [email protected]
20 yr old female looking
for place with puppy 20
years old, rad chick and her
radical dog are lookin for a
place. anything $400 or under, would prefer under, but
if its the right situation, ill
take it! must be a place that
will allow me to have my dog,
and if it has a fenced in yard
that’s definitely a plus. I go to
whatcom community, love to
snowboard, hang out, majoring in elementary ed, and
absolutely love art. I listen to
a lot of music... I am very laid
back, but I keep things clean.
Guy or girl roommates, either
or. email me if you have any
openings... [email protected]
Need room during the
week I am a software developer for Business Objects in
Vancouver, and need to stay
bulletin board
in the US since I have to keep
my Green Card valid and I
need a room to rent during
the weekdays... on the weekends I will be in Vancouver
with family. I need to know
if the place can have reliable
internet connection since I
will be working from home.
email: [email protected]
Need a place until May
I am a 25 year- old student
looking for an apartment
until the month of May (negotiable). I have subleased
before and can provide
good references if needed.
Preferably, I wouldn’t want to
pay more than $700 a month.
email: [email protected] (Bellingham)
Caretaker available
Hello, I am a clean quiet
responsible person who has
refrences and is available
to house sit this winter. If
you want/need someone
to watch your home I am of
service. email: [email protected]
Need 3bd section 8
accepted I am looking
to move at the end of June
2007. I have section 8 open
certificate. I have great references. Looking for house
in Whatcom County not city.
City limits are ok. I have 4
outdoor cats. Son has bad
allergies along with asthma
so we can not be by a busy
street. Clean respectful family. email: [email protected]
Man and Dog looking
for a home I am a 25
year old naval flight officer
moving to the Mount Vernon
area in November and need
an apartment/house/room
to rent for 6 months while I
search for a place to buy. I
am a very clean, responsible,
quiet renter. A very well
trained/obedient German
Real Estate
Shepherd that loves other
animals and people would
live with me. You can contact
me through email or phone
970-201-2142 email Eric:
[email protected]
Need room or apt
looking for housing while
taking classes and working
out of stanwood mt vernon
area—my family has moved
to port townsend so i will be
visiting with them on most
weekends—-other than that i
work 40-60 hours a week and
really only spend time eating
and sleeping at home so
anything mellow is appreciated email: [email protected]
Share a House near
WWU Share a 3 bedroom,
2 l/2 bath home near WWU.
1 bedroom available in
nicer, spacious home. Walk
to WWU Park N Ride. Share
utilities. Available furnished
or unfurnished. Call Mike at
Roommate Needed
- Very Cheap Rent Roommate needed. ASAP! Very
cheap rent. Nice room in a
big house right off Alabama
St., on Verona St. Lots of
storage and parking. House
is being shared by a super
chill and friendly group of
Western students. It is also
right on a Bus line with a bus
going directly to WWU if you
are a student. Both guys and
girls are welcome. I had to
move out and I am hoping
to find some one to take my
portion lease over for this
next lease year. If you have
any questions, feel free to
call me at any time. My # 360
319 7865.
Roommate wanted,
spacious house, great
Real Estate
view 1 room available in a
great house. Coed house,
2 1/2 bath, 2 living rooms,
hottub, great view, clean and
well lit, fireplace, garage.
Roommates are fun and easy
going and all around our mid
20’s. House is 5mins from
pretty much everything,
walking distance to Whatcom
Falls Park. W/S/G is paid, gas
and electric are split; usually
about $30 per person/month.
House also has wireless highspeed internet. No pets, NO
SMOKING, no drugs, no psychos, no exceptions. Deposit
is $120 If you have questions
or want to check out the
room call 360-201-5729
brand new condo
roommate wanted Room
available in 2 bdr 2 bth just
built condo. Walking distance
2 wwu,clean, dependable and
fun person wanted! Call for
details (360)920-4378 Ask
for Jen
Real Estate
Ground Floor Condo
at Southwinds Ground
floor two bedroom, two
bath condo in welcoming
community. Living room with
gas fireplace, Kitchen has
breakfast bar, dishwasher,
disposal and microwave.
Utility room with washer
and dryer. Private patio and
assigned parking. For a showing please contact Protocol
Property Management at
(360) 734-5420.
Brand New with Unobstructed Amazing
Views Brand new 2+ or 3
bedroom, two bath condos
with amazing views of Bell-
Real Estate
ingham Bay and city lights.
Bright and comfortable
flow throughout the large
living room, dining room and
kitchen. Large master suite
with walk-in closet and his
& her sinks in the attached
bathroom. Parking garage
with elevator access. Desirable location near Fairhaven.
Enjoy sunsets on the bay
from your own private deck!
For a showing please call Protocol Property Management
at (360) 734-5420
Houses: Acme
4.88 Acres, 3 bd, 2 ba
Manufactured Home
Beauty galore on this peaceful 4.88 acre lot in Acme
that includes a 3 bedroom,
2 full bath manufactured
home built in 1990. Gorgeous
property with mountain
views and tons of privacy.
Call Scarlett Bourcier with
Re/Max Whatcom County at
360-319-1899 or 360-647-1313
for details.
Lake Samish N.W.
contemporary home
N.W. timber framed home
on Lake Samish. 3,000 sq. ft,
4 bed, 4 bath home on large
sunny 250’ lake front lot.
Many extras including 850
sq. ft. guest house, 2,000
sq. ft of decks, sport courts,
and quality craftmanship
throughout. Must see to appreciate. Tom 360-739-3770
Newly remodled farmhouse on Chuckanut
Flats 3 bed, 2 bath home on
18 acres. New appliances,
carpet, wash/dryer, claw
foot tub, etc. Amazing views
of San Juan Islands and
Blanchard Mountain. email:
[email protected]
7:30 pm in the PAC Concert Hall, Fri. 10.13.06
to our
“Alright, alright I should have asked directions! Now we’ve landed in one of those
frighteningly liberal weeklies.”
for tickets
call 360.650.6146
WellSpring Community School
School Since 1992
Make this school year count. Enroll for 2006-07 Call 671-5433
Food To Bank On
Featured Mentor Farmer
Mike Finger of Cedarville Farm
Food To Bank On
is generously volunteering his time and
18-plus years of farming experience to
help two new Whatcom County farms
get established.
grows new farms and
feeds the hungry by
connecting brand-new
farms with markets,
training and mentorship
while providing fresh
veggies to area food banks.
Help us say thanks!
Cedarville offers 22-week CSA
subscriptions from JuneOct, as well as a 7 week “fall
share” in Nov & Dec! Email
[email protected]
for more information.
Food To Bank On is a project of:
For more information
about the program, or
if you are a farmer who
would like to apply for the
2007 season, contact
Sustainable Connections
360 647-6902 or
[email protected]
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