Nominations sought for peacemaker award


Janet Marino, executive director of Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, is seeking nominations for the 2013 Howard Harris Lifetime Peacemaker Award, to be presented at the 10th Annual International Day of Peace on Sept. 21 at First Congregational Church of Bellingham.

Nominations should be emailed to and must include a summary describing the nominee's lifelong passion for peace, his or her activities and accomplishments, and organizational affiliations. Nominations are due by Aug. 30.

The event is free and open to the public. Details: 360-734-0217.

Past recipients are Howard Harris, the Rev. Al Dale, Dotty Dale, Nick Mele, Doris Ferm, James Gillies, Bill Distler, Peter and Mary van der Veen, and Shirley Osterhaus.

The United Nations declared Sept. 21 a worldwide 24-hour cease-fire to envision a world without weapons, violence and oppression. In Bellingham, says Janet, the International Day of Peace is a well-attended annual event celebrating the work of peace and social justice supporters.


While the weather's still gorgeous, it could be a good time for your kids to enter a film contest sponsored by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and Farrington Foundation. The contest, "Why I Love My State Park," should focus on a favorite state park.

There are multiple prizes of up to $500 to be offered in the fall. Kids must submit their videos by Sept. 15.

The foundation is partnering with Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington State to offer the contest. The idea is to get kids outside and provide a fun focus for a video project.

Winning videos may be used by the foundation and the commission to promote the state park system and the foundation.

Young videographers, individually or as a team, can choose one state park to be the subject of their short film. Videos must be no less than two minutes and no longer than seven minutes.

For contest rules and applications, go to


Travelers experiencing long delays at the Seattle-Tacoma airport may be happy to know they can be entertained by local musicians once in awhile. And if you're a musician who wants to get the word out about your music, you can apply to play at the airport.

The Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative and Experience the City of Music is a cooperative effort by the Port of Seattle, The Office of Film + Music, Seattle Music Commission and music-specialist PlayNetwork to showcase Northwest music and enhance the experience of millions of passengers who pass through the airport each year.

The project brings music to your ears via speakers and videoscreens airportwide, featuring the region's diverse variety of music through overhead music in the terminal, artist-read public announcements, feature videos on terminal and baggage claim monitors, and a local music web player via the airport's free wifi

If you're interested in playing your music, making new fans and performing at the newest live venue in Seattle, send an email with a link to your music to

Interested musicians should follow the instructions for submitting music and video content for consideration.

To participate by reading overhead messages, send a request to (note: do not send music/video requests or content via email).


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