Seniors & Aging

Seniors & Aging

Bellingham library director retires with vision of new central library unfulfilled

Pam Kiesner has retired after 12 years directing the public library in Bellingham, Wash. Her experience overseeing the construction of library branches in Green Bay, Wis., contributed to her hiring in Bellingham, but visions of a new central library in Whatcom County fell victim to the recession and tighter government spending. The library board is seeking an interim director while a new study explores funding options for the Bellingham library and its branches.

Seniors & Aging

Concerts, Whatcom Reads! keep seniors busy all winter

Winter-time activities for seniors include a country-music concert with Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, Ranger Doug Green and Paul Franklin at Mount Baker Theatre; violinist Jennifer Koh performing with Whatcom Symphony Orchestra; Whatcom Reads! events with Jonathan Evison; “Arsenic and Old Lace” at Lynden’s Claire vg Thomas Theatre; and the 10th anniversary celebration of the Chuckanut Radio Hour.

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Marijuana activists prepare their pot protest at Trump's inauguration

DC marijuana (DCMJ), a pro-marijuana legalization group, plans to "gift" 4,000 joints on inauguration day on the streets of Washington, D.C., encouraging the public to light them up at the 4:20 mark of the new Trump administration. Marijuana activists fear the progress made on legalization and reform may be lost under a new Republican-led government.
Ali Rizvi McClatchy
Marijuana activists prepare their pot protest at Trump's inauguration 1:43

Marijuana activists prepare their pot protest at Trump's inauguration

James Paxton and other Seattle Mariners make stop in Ferndale on Mariners Caravan tour 1:04

James Paxton and other Seattle Mariners make stop in Ferndale on Mariners Caravan tour

Warm weather breaking up ice on Lake Whatcom and Lake Padden 1:05

Warm weather breaking up ice on Lake Whatcom and Lake Padden

Watch an ice sheet breaking up on Lake Whatcom 0:26

Watch an ice sheet breaking up on Lake Whatcom