ALOHA: Hello and goodbye to the Bellingham Public Development Authority, and with it the latest stumble in the city’s journey to employ public land as the nucleus to fuel an urban village planning concept. The BPDA died without a whimper last week after Bellingham City Council declined to discuss restoring the organization’s funding to the mayor’s proposed 2015-16 biennial budget. The BPDA board met the following day and terminated the contract with its executive director, Jim Long.
Because I am a person of a certain age, as long as I’ve been into music, I’ve been an admirer of the work of Art Chantry.
At this point in his career, Chantry has been long hailed as a graphic artist of unusual vision and influence, and his work has hung in museums from the Museum of Modern Art to the Louvre to the Smithsonian. When I first encountered his work, grunge was rapidly becoming Seattle’s soundtrack but was not yet a word, and Chantry was busy putting his distinctive stamp all
It is a grey, chilly Monday morning and no amount of Earl Grey tea will warm my soul. I’m trying to stay positive and think good thoughts about dark days, dead leaves and itchy sweaters, but it’s hard. The passing of summer and the imminence of winter months have gotten me down and, sadly, it’s only October.
I revert to my favorite method of surviving the cold: I bake. I do not hibernate, like a bear, although a long nap somewhere in the mountains sounds heavenly. I do not fly to Tahiti.
In Bellingham, Halloween isn’t just a one-night affair. Historically speaking, its residents love to celebrate spookiness throughout the entire month of October. To that end, I’d like to draw your attention to three events happening before the calendar hits Oct. 31.
Last Friday night, the early Hellingham show at the Upfront Theatre was sold out, so my friends and I had to repair to a nearby bar to wait for the late one. It wasn’t a big surprise that we were turned away; the event has become
Guest curator David Francis offers a cornucopia of delights in “Accreted Terraine,” the new exhibit at the Museum of Northwest Art. This theme challenged 42 artists to depict things that multiply or accumulate.
Many of the artists have backgrounds in the natural sciences and their work depicts data accumulation, such as Adele Caemmerer’s “Morning watch, 3 weeks Rickshaws and Green Buses.” Some of the creations are lovely to look at, like Russell Prather’s “Loaf,” which glows
A majestic coda to summer’s music, autumn in the North Cascades is a resolving chord that is allowed to ring out like the concluding passage of a tone poem, settling the nerves and invigorating the adventurous spirit. Extinguishing the forest fires of summer and preparing us for the winter ahead.
But October is fading fast, my friends, and soon it will be November.
November is—despite what the calendar may say—winter. And we know what that means. So savor October while it’s here and urge
It’s apt that our Best of Bellingham issue is coming out during the same time frame that the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County is once again taking the lead in organizing its 22nd annual “Make a Difference Day.”
The Volunteer Center’s program director, Hollie Moe, says the late October event—which this year happens throughout the day on Sat., Oct. 25—always brings out the best in those living in our burg, but also points out that residents of Bellingham and Whatcom County can be counted
There are no good guys in John Wick, but there are some great actors working alongside Keanu Reeves in his darkest and most tormented role yet: a stunningly lethal contract killer who goes on a rampage after a Russian thug murders his dog. Yes, his dog. If you can stomach the setup, then the rest is pure revenge-movie gold, as Reeves reminds what a compelling action star he can be, while the guy who served as his stunt double in The Matrix makes a remarkably satisfying directorial debut,