Remembering 9/11: A caravan of police and fire vehicles went up Interstate 5 Friday morning on their way to a memorial service in honor of those who perished in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The event at Peace Arch State Park, attended by Americans and Canadians, also honored local first responders and five New York City police and paramedics who flew in for the event.
Deep-fried what? If you didn't get enough fair food at the Northwest Washington Fair, the Washington State Fair has just the ticket: deep-fried bubble gum. Or corn on the cob slathered in butter and fried. How about cake dunked in the fryer? Or the above delicacy, deep-fried peanut butter. No, we're not kidding.That fair, known by its slogan of "Do the Puyallup!” runs Sept. 11-27.
Technology in schools: The Bellingham School District could implement a one-to-one program that would give each student a computer in certain grades. The district has asked families to take this brief survey to gather input on its work initiatives. Here is our story about Ferndale School District’s one-to-one program last year.
Stuff to do
Night gathering: Check out the new Friday Night Market, which is in its second week, on the 1300 block of Commercial Street in downtown Bellingham. The market is 6 to 10 p.m. every Friday through Oct. 2. There will be artists, vendors and musicians. Faithlife projects images on its building after dark.
Stellar Seahawks: Watch (or avoid) the Seahawks opener against the St. Louis Rams at 10 a.m. our time Sunday on Fox. Quarterback Russell Wilson's jersey is tops among Seahawks fans, reaching No. 7 as of Friday in overall NFL jersey sales, according to Dick's Sporting Goods Jersey Report. The Seahawks are No. 5 currently in overall sales, behind the Patriots, Giants, Colts and the No. 1 seller now, the Cleveland Browns. (We don’t get that either.)
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