What’s happening in Whatcom County for Sept. 29

The Bellingham Herald

Coffee Day

It’s National Coffee Day. Free coffee is being given away in a lot of places, but apparently not here in Whatcom (crazy, we know). If you hear of a place, let us know at newsroom@bellinghamherald.com. (We will pass it on, and run out of the office for a free cup.)

College fair

Juniors and seniors in Bellingham Public Schools and countywide are invited to visit with colleges and universities at College Fair 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Squalicum High School Commons. More than 60 public, private, two-year and four-year institutions will be there.

Faithlife makes Fox

Bob Pritchett, CEO of Bellingham-based Faithlife, appeared in a Fox News piece about the Catholic church embracing apps and technology.

Construction junction

What’s that roadwork on Bellingham streets? Check out the list of projects, detours and delays this week. For Whatcom County projects, try this list.

Ferry back

lummi ferry

The ferry Whatcom Chief, which makes regular runs from Gooseberry Point to Lummi Island, is scheduled to return to service at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1. The passenger-only ferry will stop running at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday to prepare the dock for the larger Chief.

Cribbage king

David Mapes at of Bellingham won the ninth annual Compete for a Cause Cribbage Tournament held at Boundary Bay Brewery. The competition, a fundraiser for the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, featured 53 competitors of all ages and skill levels.

Tweet of the day

Bellingham economy growing at strong pace

WalletHub released its 2015 report of the fastest growing economies in the U.S., and Bellingham made the top half of the list. Out of 515 cities studied, Bellingham ranked 180th, according to the report. The study looked at 10 metrics of data between 2008 and 2014, including population increase and change in the unemployment rate. Texas dominated the top 10, placing nine communities in that portion of the list.

The day the Whatcom Chief returns to service was corrected Sept. 29.

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