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Green Scene
Dining downtown sustainably 

Dining out may not seem like a green way to spend an afternoon, but it can be. There’s no reason to forgo chowing down for the environment’s sake. As an eco-conscious, food-loving Bellinghamster, I want to share my go-to green tips for enjoying Bellingham’s bustling food…

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Mavis Staples
Time for truth

In this world, there are legends—and then there’s Mavis Staples.

Sure, “legendary” is the descriptor that’s most often applied to the longtime gospel singer and civil rights activist, but it doesn’t quite do her justice. More than just a legend, Staples is a force of nature.…

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Mom Jokes
Jo Koy breaks the mold

Political humor isn’t Jo Koy’s thing, but that doesn’t mean the standup comedian’s material is void of topical anecdotes—it simply means they’re cloaked in stories about his family.

For example, at a recent gig in Seattle the former Washingtonian did a lot more than skirt around the…

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Flights of Fancy
Even the birds are excited

Five bald eagles watched me turn off Highway 11 on my way to see “Flight of Fancy,” the new show of works by 50 artists at Smith & Vallee Gallery in Edison. So, even the birds are excited. 

What better place to mount an avian art show than in the Skagit Valley, where you can count as…

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