What’s happening in Whatcom County for Oct. 1

Where’s the Sheraton?

The Best Western Lakeway Inn officially became the Four Points by Sheraton hotel on Thursday, Oct. 1. The hotel includes the Chinuk restaurant, remodeled early this year.

Stressed? Do the dishes

Washing dishes can help you relax, as long as you do it mindfully. That’s according to a new, small study from researchers at Florida State University.

Wrong Bellingham

So excited about this awesome promo for a sale in Bellingham. Until we figured out it’s that Massachusetts one 3,000 miles away.

Playground peril

It took emergency personnel from two countries half an hour to free a “big strapping Canadian youth” from the Peace Arch State Park playground equipment he had managed to wedge into on Sept. 23. “His only lasting injury is the certain knowledge that his family will never forget the time he got himself stuck inside a toddler sized playground swing set,” notes the Blaine police log.

Video of the day

Apparently no one on my social media feeds around here can resist this lion cub attempting to roar. (Make sure your volume is up.)

Walk for a good cause

The 12th annual Buddy Walk is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Fairhaven Village Green. Part of a national series of events, it raises awareness and money for programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families. Register online or at the walk. Learn more at arcwhatcom.org

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