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2008-07-31 00:00:42

By Dave Gallagher, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 30--A few changes have taken place at Gateway Centre Executive Suites in Bellingham. The office at 1313 E. Maple St. has one tenant moving to a different floor and is adding two new tenants. Service Alternatives, an employment service that matches individuals with disabilities to local businesses, is moving from the second floor to the third floor. "We're often able to provide long-term support to our clients as they continue to...

2008-07-31 00:00:39

By Cat Sieh, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 30--BELLINGHAM -- For many Meridian Super Mart customers, the large electronic sign was too good to be true. The promise of regular gasoline for $3.89 a gallon Wednesday, July 30, brought drivers flocking to the bright yellow business, which officially opened the previous Friday. The Super Mart, at 4130 Meridian St., is one of two independent Meridian Street stations to offer regular gasoline for less than $4 a gallon -- significantly...

2008-07-30 00:00:40

By Sam Taylor, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 29--Think more food needs to be grown locally for the health and safety of the community? Care about Lake Whatcom water quality protection? Think plastics should be banned? Some Whatcom County residents agree with you, depending on your interest, and officials are now another step closer to determining the health priorities and planning for the county. Since 2007 the Whatcom County Health Department has been working on the county's...

2008-07-27 15:00:38

By Kira Millage, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 27--DEMING -- Its high school received a Bronze Medal ranking in the 2008 list of best high schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. It was lauded in the spring by the state superintendent as an example of how to improve Washington Assessment of Student Learning scores. All of its seniors passed the WASL before graduation this year. No, it's not the Bellingham School District. Or Ferndale. It's the Mount Baker...

2008-07-27 15:00:30

By Margaret Bikman, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 27--Wendy Marcus, a 1972 Sehome High School graduate, will entertain people with descriptions of her launching of the Seattle literary review "Drash: Northwest Mosaic." Question: What is "drash," and why might it be meaningful for both Jews and non-Jews? Answer: Drash is a Hebrew word that translates best as "a telling, or a word -- as in 'I'd like a word with you.'" Jews have always valued the written word and its revelatory nature....

2008-07-26 15:00:27

By Jared Paben, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 26--KENDALL -- A controversial project to build 770 homes and a commercial center in the Columbia Valley has been reduced by developers to 289 homes without any shopping. But that's only temporary, they said. They still hope to build what's essentially a full-service community targeted at working- and middle-class residents on 270 acres west of Kendall Road. Developers of Balfour Village have withdrawn three applications that would...

2008-07-26 15:00:23

By Dave Gallagher, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 26--Several local agencies will sponsor a conference for businesses interested in social media marketing. The first Social Media Conference NW will be Sept. 10-11 at Whatcom Community College. Featured speakers will focus presentations for small- to medium-size businesses about how they can benefit and generate revenue from social media marketing, which includes a broad range of applications, from Facebook and MySpace to other...

2008-07-25 12:00:48

By Jared Paben, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 24--Here is a roundup of recent development proposals and decisions, and upcoming development-related meetings: BLAINE -- The city of Blaine is seeking environmental permits from the state Department of Ecology for its Semiahmoo Parkway Improvements 2007 project, which involves construction of stormwater facilities, sidewalks and repaving. It also involves reconstruction of a parking lot. The project is along Semiahmoo Parkway from...

2008-07-24 00:00:41

By Kira Millage, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 23--Local middle and high school students who are looking for an alternative education system will have a new option this coming school year. iQ Academy, an online school for students in grades 7 to 12, recently launched in Washington, the fifth state to offer the program. The other four states are Arizona, Kansas, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The public school is run through a partnership between KC Distance Learning, a company that also...

2008-07-24 00:00:29

By Kie Relyea, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 23--A King County Superior Court judge has ordered the state Department of Natural Resources to do an environmental study of Blanchard Mountain before allowing logging. The opinion issued by Susan J. Craighead earlier this month focuses on 4,827 acres of "working forest" that DNR manages on Blanchard Mountain, a favorite playground of hikers, horseback riders and hang-gliders just south of the Whatcom County line. It's also trust land...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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