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What’s happening in Whatcom County for Sept. 11

People gather Friday morning in Peace Arch State Park for an annual memorial for those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and to honor local first responders.
People gather Friday morning in Peace Arch State Park for an annual memorial for those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and to honor local first responders. The Bellingham Htrald

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.

Silly

Totally Fried Peanut Butter Ball
A ball of peanut butter, in batter, and fried during the 2014 Washington State Fair. File The News Tribune

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.

Serious

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

Faiithlife wall
One of many images projected on the Faithlife building in downtown Bellingham during the inaugural Friday Night Market on Sept. 4. The event continues Friday evenings through Oct. 2. Patrick Fore Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

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.

jersey rankings
Jersey sales by Super Bowl quarterbacks from late August 2015, according to Dick’s Sporting Goods. Dick’s Sporting Goods

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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