Radicchio Caesar Salad | Leah Brooks from “Genuine Skagit Cooking,” Published by Raspberry Bow Press

Leah Brooks is a cooking enthusiast, cookbook author, and former director of a children’s cooking school in San Francisco. By making cooking fun, approachable, and healthy, Leah is changing the way…

Urban Jungle | JeKa Plants in Mount Vernon

Walking into Jeka Plants in downtown Mount Vernon is like walking into a small, well-organized jungle. Created by sisters Jeanie Topness and Karen Yarber (whose names combine to create the store name), this houseplant shop is lined with shelves holding calathea, cactus, blooming jasmine, tillandsia, and more. A huge jade plant holds court in the middle of the room and a fine old staghorn fern is mounted on the wall, a specimen from Yarber’s personal collection. JeKa’s…

Samish Solar Sustainable Home

“Living in this house has shown us that efficiency and comfort actually go hand in hand….The quality of my sleep is so much better now that we live in…

Hyper-Hip, Diverse Market for Young Adults and the Young at Heart | Wonderz Market

If you’re tuned in to happenings in downtown Bellingham, you’ve probably already heard of Wonderz Market. If you’re into curated vintage and thrift, unique handmade clothes and accessories, funky crafts, and indie artists, you’ve probably already been! Fashion-forward crowds have been flocking to these once-a-month markets since they began in February 2023. Wonderz Market grew out of the traveling thrift business of partners and Co-Founders Elijah Ryan and Milton Rosario. As Thrifted Wonderz, they…

Come Aboard This 100th Birthday Party | Schooner Zodiac Open House

A HOY! One of Bellingham’s oldest ships is turning 100, and you’re invited. The Schooner Zodiac is hosting an open house on May 19 to celebrate the vessel’s centennial birthday. The celebration will be held upstairs of the Bellingham Cruise Terminal and aboard the Zodiac, allowing you to experience a piece of history. Displays and presentations will also allow you to learn…

The Star Behind The Orion

As you walk down Holly Street toward the bustling streets in downtown Bellingham, you come across a mysterious yet welcoming set of stairs with a large star at the top. It draws you in and takes you to the front…