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Events set for Meals on Wheels awareness campaign this month

Mar 6th, 2015

WHATCOM/SAN JUAN – The 3rd annual March for Meals campaign will be held throughout March, raising awareness about senior hunger and funds for senior community meals. A variety of St. Patrick’s Day themed festivities across Whatcom and San Juan counties have been scheduled. To learn more about the events call  733-4030 ext. 1028 or visit
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Kids in the Kitchen: Making muffins for a healthy breakfast on the go

Mar 6th, 2015
Kids in the Kitchen: Making muffins for a healthy breakfast on the go

by Samantha Brown On weekends my family comes running when the muffins are done. Like fresh baked bread, these little goodies are delicious served warm with a cut of butter or drizzle of syrup and once out of the oven, and the little and big hands of the household go for the grab. These little
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Vermiculture: Skagit County Worm Wrangler talks worm work

Mar 6th, 2015
Vermiculture: Skagit County Worm Wrangler talks worm work

by Jessamyn Tuttle A lifelong gardener, Kim Johnson had a large property that had been used for weddings and photo shoots, but needed to find something quieter. “I saw an article in the Herald about compost worms,” Johnson said. She had sold night crawlers on the side when she was younger, loves animals of all kinds
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Bookshelf: Native trees focus of new book

Mar 6th, 2015
Bookshelf: Native trees focus of new book

If you’ve ever wanted a photographic guide book full of information about native trees in Western Washington, here it is. Written by Kevin Zobrist, WSU Extension Forestry Associate Professor, Native Trees of Western Washington treats the reader to descriptions, uses and facts about 32 species of trees in our northwest corner. We asked him to
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Events: March 2015

Mar 6th, 2015

Deming Library Gardening Club for Kids: Wednesdays, March 4 and 18. The Deming Library is starting a gardening club for kids!  Join us for the first meeting. The club will meet twice a month during the spring and summer. Kids will plan, plant, tend, and harvest their garden in the library backyard while learning about
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Junior Growers: March 2015

Mar 6th, 2015
Junior Growers: March 2015


Native plant, tree sales coming up

Mar 6th, 2015
Native plant, tree sales coming up

Bunchberry, Pacific Ninebark, Red Flowering Currant, Oregon Grape, Red Osier Dogwood, Indian Plum, Blue Elderberry, Nootka Rose, Hardhack, Salal, Kinnikinnick, Serviceberry, Vine Maple, Snowberry, the list of native plants and trees goes on. They are hardy and drought tolerant and can help with your yard and property’s landscaping from erosion control to attracting wildlife and
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Daffodil Festival officially kicks off

Mar 5th, 2015

The La Conner Daffodil Festival will be held throughout the month of March, kicking off the spring season with fields of blooming daffodils before the April fields of tulips (expected to begin flowering by the end of March). The mild weather has fields blooming approximately three weeks earlier than usual, and as of the start
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Skagit Fest of Ale March 9-17

Mar 5th, 2015

SKAGIT – The event formerly known as Mount Vernon Beer Week has grown to include all of Skagit County. Kicking off March 9, the Skagit Fest of Ale will include breweries and places to go across the county as a way celebrate and get to know each establishment. Events are being finalized and will be
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Entries available for Whatcom County Youth Fair; deadline March 18

Mar 5th, 2015

LYNDEN – The 26th annual Whatcom County Youth Fair, a 2-day learning fair open to all ages 6-18, will be held April 10-11 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden. The deadline for entries is March 18. Categories include animals, country crafts, horticulture, dairy, photography and more. Entries are available online and at many locations
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