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2008-06-19 12:00:49

By Robert Mittendorf, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jun. 19--A foundation of my philosophy as a parent is teaching the girls to be inquisitive. One way I've accomplished this is by showing them how things work -- from weather to widgets -- and urging them to see what's beneath the surface of an object. A good way to start is at a consruction site. It's in our nature as humans to build things: Who didn't have Erector Sets, Legos or Lincoln Logs, or played with Tonka toys in a sandbox?...

2008-06-18 12:00:00

By Kie Relyea, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jun. 18--BELLINGHAM -- A new walkway would span Bellingham Bay from Boulevard Park to the end of Cornwall Avenue under a proposal from the Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department. "It's going to be another Taylor (Avenue) Dock, but a little bit longer," said Gina Gobo, project engineer for the Parks Department. A public meeting on the proposed walkway and three other projects at Boulevard Park is set for 6:30 p.m. June 26 in Bellingham....

2008-06-15 18:00:11

By Jared Paben, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jun. 15--Here is a roundup of recent development proposals and decisions, and upcoming development- related meetings: BELLINGHAM Grinstad and Wagner Architects, working for landowner Whatcom Plaza LLC, applied for construction permits for commercial shell buildings along Cordata Parkway, as part of the Whatcom Plaza development. The first building, at4260 Cordata Parkway, is valued at $1.1 million. The second, at4252 Cordata Parkway, is valued...

2008-03-16 12:00:16

By The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Mar. 16--Little bits of wilderness are encroaching on Fred Tabor's sky-blue Lynden home. The woods are coming closer, the animals are growing more brazen -- and Tabor couldn't be more pleased. About four years ago, Tabor signed up to be part of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, which pays landowners to create better water quality by planting native species and wooded buffers near streams. Though he says his project is probably one of the...

2007-08-16 12:17:19

By Kira Millage, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Aug. 16--The start of the school year always brings new faces to school buildings -- faces belonging to students moving up to the next school level or students new to the area. But students won't be the only new faces in Whatcom County schools this year. Every school district has at least one new face leading a school or the entire district. Below is a list of new superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals and assistant...

2007-07-20 12:07:25

By Cat Sieh, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 20--An inner tubing ban on a portion of the Nooksack River's south fork is in its second year, but area residents say tubers -- and associated annoyances -- continue. Whatcom County Council voted unanimously in December 2005 to enact the annual ban, which runs from June through October, in an effort to protect threatened chinook salmon. Residents of Acme, where many tubers enter the river, say the ban is poorly enforced, leaving defiant...

2006-06-29 18:05:28

By Allan Dowd BELLINGHAM, Washington (Reuters) - U.S. and Canadian authorities have cracked a smuggling network that used aircraft and delivery spots in remote western parks to ship tons of drugs over the border, officials said on Thursday. Pilots taking advantage of the sparsely populated border between eastern Washington state and British Columbia made brazen daylight deliveries in the wilderness, carrying potent "BC Bud" marijuana to the United States and cocaine into Canada,...

2005-09-08 20:35:11

By Reed Stevenson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 35-year-old Washington state man was charged with double murder on Thursday after telling police that he had decided to hunt down and kill two sex offenders listed in an online sex offender registry. Michael Mullen told police that he decided to find and murder sex offenders in Bellingham, Washington, 90 miles (140 km) north of Seattle, after the high-profile arrest of a sex offender in Idaho in July. "He provided information about the murders...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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