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Busy beekeeper: Michael Jaross shares experiences, healthy hive tips

Mar 4th, 2018
Busy beekeeper: Michael Jaross shares experiences, healthy hive tips

by Mary Vermillion Michael Jaross loves bees with all the charming earnestness the statement implies. His love affair with the industrious insects began when he was a teenager, yet he didn’t get his first beehives until he was in his 50s. That’s a long time to carry a torch, and Jaross is making up for
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Lessons from the family farm inspire Aaron Furrer in New Zealand

Mar 3rd, 2018
Lessons from the family farm inspire Aaron Furrer in New Zealand

Life in the Sky Valley leads to career abroad by Chelsi Riordan  At the first sign of light, Aaron Furrer and his family hustled to complete morning chores. The sun rose as the dew began to burn off the grass on their picturesque farm nestled at the foot of the Cascade Mountains along Highway 2.
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Seed Swaps: Where to go this month

Feb 2nd, 2018
Seed Swaps: Where to go this month

Local seed swaps are starting! Following are what is scheduled this month. TF&F 3rd Annual Seed Swap: Sunday, Feb. 4 from 1-3 p.m. at the Anacortes Senior Activity Center.  Everyone is welcome to receive free seeds, bring seeds, or share seeds. Information tables on pollination and alternatives to pesticides will be available, as well as
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Carne: New location, spirit for local butcher shop

Dec 8th, 2017
Carne: New location, spirit for local butcher shop

by Brent Cole Four years after bringing a butcher shop to Bellingham, Carne has gone through its fair share of changes, now operating at a new location under one owner. Focused on serving Northwest meats and products, Carne started looking for a new home in 2015 when owner Shaun Almassy and former business partner Chad
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Winter conferences offer resources, connections

Dec 4th, 2017
Winter conferences offer resources, connections

Winter conferences have been scheduled, offering a chance for the public to learn skills and resources, and connect with community. The 2018 Cattlemen’s Winterschool and Country Living Expo is coming up Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at Stanwood High School. Participants will have 180 classes to choose from focused on skills and practical living, all taught
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The gift of time: Supporting local organizations this season, and throughout the year

Dec 3rd, 2017
The gift of time: Supporting local organizations this season, and throughout the year

by Grow Northwest We can’t do everything, but we can all do a little something. As we look to the holiday season and 2018, consider gifting some time to a local organization. There are hundreds of groups working throughout our northwest corner to help, strengthen and serve the community. Here are a few to consider
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Holiday heart: Locals show creativity, crafts

Nov 3rd, 2017
Holiday heart: Locals show creativity, crafts

Tis the season to start crafting and visiting holiday markets. Following are a few favorites this month! The Holiday Port Gingerbread House Contest: Many make a tradition out of entering the annual gingerbread contest at the Port of Bellingham’s Holiday Festival, and ribbons are awarded for 1st – 3rd place in each of the contest
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Our Farm: Full Bloom Farm

Oct 2nd, 2017
Our Farm: Full Bloom Farm

Peony sale, class coming up by Elisabeth Marshall There once was only low-bitten pasture and an unfinished house where our lush, productive farm now spreads among mature perennial gardens, orchards, hoop houses, woods and rich, no till beds. We were young, idealistic and determined to realize our vision over 30 years ago when we started
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Bread Lab: For the love of local grains

Sep 3rd, 2017
Bread Lab: For the love of local grains

by Mary Vermillion Research labs don’t typically draw crowds. But when the subjects are wheat and grains that promise the revival of a piece of Skagit Valley’s agricultural heritage, you’re bound to develop a following. And sooner or later, you’re going to need a bigger lab. Such is the case for Washington State University’s Bread
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Seafood, maritime education focus of celebration at annual Bellingham SeaFeast

Sep 1st, 2017
Seafood, maritime education focus of celebration at annual Bellingham SeaFeast

by Mary Vermillion Bellingham SeaFeast, a celebration of local seafood and the maritime industry, marks its second year Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 at locations downtown and along the working waterfront. The biggest change from last year? More opportunities to slurp oysters, crack crab and savor salmon. “We surveyed over 250 people (last
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