Living

Puget

From left, Connie Barnard, Anna Andrews, Sarah Freschi and Dolores Owen have been meeting at Rhode's Café, 1046 Lakeway Drive, every Sunday for about eight years for breakfast, coffee and lots of laughs. Customers at the business owned by Judy and George Moularas include Sudden Valley residents, students and churchgoers.
From left, Connie Barnard, Anna Andrews, Sarah Freschi and Dolores Owen have been meeting at Rhode's Café, 1046 Lakeway Drive, every Sunday for about eight years for breakfast, coffee and lots of laughs. Customers at the business owned by Judy and George Moularas include Sudden Valley residents, students and churchgoers. JOSIE LIMING THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

OVERVIEW

Puget neighborhood is split east-west by Lakeway Drive, with an array of businesses and sports facilities to complement the area’s houses and apartments.

Busy Lakeway offers access to Carl Cozier Elementary School and to grocery and department stores, restaurants, offices and specialty shops.

Civic Athletic Complex borders Lakeway, providing fields and facilities for baseball, skateboarding, swimming, ice skating, track, soccer and football.

Neighborhood housing ranges from a mobile home complex on Lincoln Street, to apartment complexes, to view homes high on Puget hill.

HISTORY

Bellingham’s municipal pool opened on Aug. 12, 1995. Hundreds of people enjoyed free swimming after the morning’s ceremonies, which included City Councilman Arne Hanna’s inaugural plunge down the water slide in a black tuxedo jacket, white shirt and tie, and black shorts.

The pool was later named the Arne Hanna Aquatic Center after the likable civic leader died.

SCHOOLS

Carl Cozier Elementary, Lowell Elementary, Kulshan Middle, Fairhaven Middle, Bellingham High, Sehome High.

In fall 2008, students will attend Carl Cozier Elementary or Happy Valley Elementary, but not Lowell.

District: Bellingham School District, www.bham.wednet.edu.

PARKS

Civic Athletic Complex, featuring Arne Hanna Aquatic Center, Joe Martin Field, Sportsplex, Civic Stadium, Frank Geri Complex, Downer Field and Bellingham’s skate park.

QUOTE

“We’re up on the hill, so we have views. It has most everything: Civic Field, shopping area and WWU park and ride. There’s not a lot of traffic, and we’re also fairly central, so we live close to everything.”

Jim McCabe, Puget resident for about five years

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