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Say I Love You With Waffles

Say I Love You With Waffles

While the temperatures may be chilly, Sasquatch’s heart is anything but! In fact, after a winter of handing out Think Local First gift cards (and then a long, cozy hibernation), Sasquatch is more full of love for their community than ever before. Luckily for them,...

Kombucha Town: Sustainability and Community with a “Can”-Do Attitude

Kombucha Town: Sustainability and Community with a “Can”-Do Attitude

​A staple of Bellingham since its beginning in 2011, Kombucha Town has been supplying our community and beyond with delicious, refreshing kombucha. Now they’ve contacted the Toward Zero Waste Team to reach another milestone on their road to sustainability.   There’s a...

Majestic Adventures and Other Kid-Friendly Gift Ideas!

Majestic Adventures and Other Kid-Friendly Gift Ideas!

Sometimes, the best gifts are ones that you can't wrap, you can only experience! And what better way to share joy and wonder than helping kids' dreams come to life with Majestic Adventures?! Majestic Adventures is a local organization with youth programs that create...

Whatcom County’s Art World is Thriving

Whatcom County’s Art World is Thriving

Whatcom County is home to some of the most vibrant artists and art institutions in the world - and yes, we're including Paris and New York in that list! The area's natural beauty, creative lifestyle opportunities, and strong community has given rise to an arts scene...

Local + Natural Self-Care

Local + Natural Self-Care

When we say local and natural beauty, you might imagine the majestic mountains of Whatcom County, or perhaps Bellingham Bay on a particularly sunny winter's day. And you'd be right, but that's not what we're talking about. We're talking about some incredible local...

Flood Relief Resources

Flood Relief Resources

Recent floods in Whatcom County have devastated area farms, homes, and communities. The recovery process is difficult, but as a community we are here to support and uplift one other. Listed below are opportunities to donate, as well as help available for farms and...

Cultivating Community with Marisa Papetti, Honeybee Wrangler

Cultivating Community with Marisa Papetti, Honeybee Wrangler

“She’s as busy as a bee!” It’s a common expression, one that describes a person who loves doing a thousand things at once. And yes, bees are known for their work ethic and the delectable result of their labor - there’s nothing more delicious than a dollop of honey on...

NO on People First Bellingham Initiative #4

NO on People First Bellingham Initiative #4

We all want a thriving community. We know that to build a healthy future for our community and economy we need to work hard and take care of each other, and it is not always easy.

Storia Cucina: Where Food is a Story and a Restaurant is a Community

Storia Cucina: Where Food is a Story and a Restaurant is a Community

Food tells a story, and at Storia Cucina, it’s a tale you’ll want to savor with a house-made cocktail and a mouthwatering plate of cacio e pepe. Owner and chef Jonathan Cicotti chose the name Storia Cucina, which translates from Italian to kitchen story, to reflect...

Eat Local Month Highlights Supply Chain Solutions

Eat Local Month Highlights Supply Chain Solutions

September Eat Local Month was a delicious and inspiring celebration of local food. All month long, Sustainable Connections highlighted the farms, fishers, grocers, markets, chefs, and restaurants of Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties. Participants...

Kragnes Family Farms

Kragnes Family Farms

Kragnes Family Farms A Deeply Rooted Farm, In Full Bloom By Alex Smith A sense of place is a powerful thing. Feeling a connection to the land and surroundings provides an intangible feeling of comfort and belonging. When Ben and Tyne first visited Whatcom County, this...