FOOD & DRINK
Hands off my Crab!
Summers and fall are so much fun and a huge blessing in the PNW, especially the Bellingham, Birch Bay and Anacortes areas in Washington State. Fishing and crabbing are some of my favorite pastimes. However, I've been robbed so many times of my crab, and sometimes even my whole trap; that it sometimes feels like the crab thieves eat more crab than we, our neighbors and friends we share with do. Chuckanut Bay used to be a great place until my traps mercilessly started getting hit in 2020. How do you know they robbed your crab? Well there are various ways whereby you still keep your trap legal and able to tell, e.g. using a thin piece of tape, etc. And of course a pot full of non keepers or nothing at all, which is impossible in those great areas. Then in 2021 & 22 I moved my recreational crabbing to Eliza Island area and all was going well until crab thieve(s) showed up consistently and mercilessly started hitting them. One boat approached and they said "let me guess no crab and your bait was left opened." And I said "exactly". Then they pointed at a suspicious boat, and said these guys have been lifting every trap. I said call the sheriff. They said we have no proof. And I said don't worry, if they're law breakers they'll be something or at least make them uncomfortable where they don't engage in thievery. I didn't have time that day as I had to get back and head south. A common trick is for the thief to drop their crab trap right next to yours, then nobody can tell which one is being checked; unless you are right there.
Anacortes' Finest: 7 Seafood Restaurants You Can't Miss
Welcome to our guide featuring 7 outstanding seafood restaurants in Anacortes. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If so, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Puppies in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in bellingham, WA?
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near bellingham.
Dive into Flavor: Top 3 Seafood Restaurants in Bow
In this article, we explore three exceptional seafood restaurants in Bow. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these establishments? We'd love to hear about your experiences, so please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Epicurean Adventure in Anacortes: 3 Pizza Stores Worth Your Time
In this article, we will be exploring three exceptional pizza stores in Anacortes. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
Business tidbits: Restaurant changes owners after 25 years, plus store openings and closures
Your weekly guide to Whatcom County’s latest retail, restaurant and events news.
Bruiser the lonely elk
Bruiser the Elk on Whidbey Island is lonely and this time of the year it’s rut season…What’s an elk to do???. A woman shoplifted $600 worth of fingernail supplies but left her cellphone behind…a woman drove almost 5 miles with her husband on the hood of her car…and a man tried to fake his own kidnapping so he could see his girlfriend on the side!
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Kittens Today in bow, WA
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around bow.
Announcing award-winning films coming to Friday Harbor Film Festival
||| FROM ELLEN ROBERTS & KAREN PALMER for FRIDAY HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL |||. The 2023 FHFF In-Theatre Feature Film Guide, detailing the many exciting new documentaries coming to Friday Harbor on October 27-29, is now available on FHFF.org. The full 60-page interactive program flipbook is also posted, providing complete festival information. Among the 25 feature films In the line-up are notable award winners and nominees that you won’t want to miss.
Meet Meg- Pet of the Week
Submitted by the Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor. Hi, I’m Meg and I currently live in the Hallway of APS-FH’s Community Cat Area. I’ve been here since August, and before that I spent most of my life outside in a barn community. Then, when this year started, and my health began to change with age, I needed assistance. Luckily, I was taken in, and cared for by varying humans; the latest iteration of which is now here at the shelter.
Do You See Them - Buck Rogers Like Rockets Right Here In Bellingham?
Ever since I saw them 12 years ago, and whenever I have driven past the old Georgia-Pacific Pulp and Tissue Mill location, I can't help but notice those big ol' rusted ugly digester and tile bleach tanks, without getting excited and reminded of Buck Rogers and other old scifi movies. They really look like big rocket ships from old scifi movies ready to take off to Planet Rustoleum, LoL. And thanks to the Architect John Ried and Harcourt Development, they have all been preserved for a future art project. It would certainly be nice if the rust and lead paint were removed and they were painted in metallic colors, but more brighter than the acid ball. Maybe even join the bottoms into a glass beer garden. Or make them look like rockets by adding stands to them and cool lighting with maybe concession rentals. What could be done with them could only be limited by Bellinghamsters imaginations. These tanks are huge, the beasts each stand 65 feet, 18 feet at their widest and made of 1.3 inch thick steel riveted construction.(1)
Boundary Bay and other WA brewers step up to support Maui relief
Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham is just one of the approximately three dozen breweries in Washington that are stepping up to support relief efforts on the island of Maui following August’s devastating fires. (Above: the Boundary Bay brew crew.) You should keep an eye out for Kōkua Project beers and enjoy them knowing that you and the brewery are contributing to the cause. I share the list of Washington breweries below.
Savor the Flavor: Uncover the Top 3 Pizza Stores in Mount Vernon
In this article, we're exploring three exceptional pizza stores in Mount Vernon. Have you had the chance to sample their offerings yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
‘Simply amazing,’ the best cinnamon rolls in Whatcom County, according to local poll
The restaurant you voted as making the best cinnamon roll is known for its pastries and eggs Benedict.
Reliving Mid-20th Century Local Life Through Mary's Memoirs
The memoirs of Mary provide an insight into her life and that of her family and friends in the mid-20th century. Mary has two brothers, Henry and Louie. Henry is part of the Canadian Timber industry and possesses a large piece of operational equipment. Louie resides in Bellingham, and receives visits from Mary and others.
Bite into Bellingham: Discover Four Sandwiches Worth Your Time
In this article, we explore four must-try sandwiches found in Bellingham. Have you had the chance to sample any of these delightful creations? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Who makes the best French dip sandwich in Whatcom? Vote for your favorite local restaurant
Support your favorite local restaurant by voting in our weekly poll.
Bellingham Health Alert: Science says mornings are better for weight loss. Doctor Explains
The Big Picture: Dr. Adriana Davis says, "Whether winter, spring, summer, or fall, to lose weight, here's the call. Just exercise a bit... that's all!" Doctor’s Expert Insights About Exercise Time Choice and Your Weight in Washington. Know this: "Ok, look, this study is great. It's providing us with...
KAFE Kids Book Club
“A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.” -Sasha Salmina. The KAFE Kids Book Club will help unlock your child’s imagination with a new featured book each month! You can read the book with your kids, talk about what happened, and inspire their love of reading.