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Bellingham Ski to Sea Gear Swap May 1

Since 1973, Bellingham‘s Ski to Sea Race — and the festivities surrounding it — have been a big part of life in Whatcom County. This year’s race is only a month away on May 30!

If you’re not familiar, Ski to Sea is a 90-mile race completed by hundreds of 8-member teams from all over the world. Racers start at Mt. Baker on cross-country skis. Downhill skiers or snowboarders take over from there, followed by running, road biking, canoeing, mountain biking and finally kayaking. The race ends in historic Fairhaven.

If you’re looking for gear for the race, or if you’re just looking for some good outdoor gear as the temps warm up, make sure to stop by the Community Building at Bloedel Donovan Park in the Silver Beach neighborhood, 2214 Electric Ave, from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, May 1. You’ll be able to find skis, snowboards, canoes, kayaks and bicycles at great prices!

And don’t forget to mark your calendar for these fun and family-friendly Ski to Sea festivities —

• Golf Classic May 20

• Jr. Parade May 21

• Jr. Race May 22

• Grand Parade May 29

• Ski to Sea Race May 30.

Bellingham recreation abounds during this time of year, and it’s only one more reason why life here in The Pacific Northwest is something special. To find a Whatcom County home here in this active, lively community, please give me a call today at (360) 319-4939 or toll-free at (888) 319-4939.

Photo Courtesy:
lmbevis & michaeleastley

Fairhaven Creperie Open on Tenth Street

If you’ve ever had perfect crepes, you know they’re something VERY special — and something special has come to Whatcom County! Magdalena’s Creperie is treating its customers to daily delights in its beautiful, cozy space on Tenth Street in Fairhaven.

Magdalena’s is a perfect place to enjoy breakfast or lunch on a slow-going Pacific Northwest Saturday morning. Their staff is friendly and aim to please — from fresh french-pressed local coffee to the heavenly butter cookie placed along side your mug, there are all sorts of small extra touches that make for a memorable dining experience. And the crepes themselves — it’s hard to decide between sweet crepes and savory, everything sounds so appetizing.

Chocolate lovers, beware: the chocolate crepes are pretty much to die for.

Then there’s Magdalena herself — hard at work in the open kitchen, greeting customers with a quick smile, encouraging folks to sample an authentic Polish soup or pirogi. She’s a walking reminder of how extraordinarily warm and personal locally-owned restaurants can be.

Next time you’re in Fairhaven, drop on in and enjoy this gem for yourself! For hours and more information, please visit www.magdalenascreperie.com.

crepes

(Photo courtesy Magdalena Theisen)

5 Reasons to Live in Bellingham… Straight out of Sunset Magazine!

Bellingham residents, your secret is out! Bellingham is consistently high-up on lists of “Best Places to Live,” and Sunset Magazine is also joining in the praise. In their August 2009 issue, Sunset dedicated an entire article to reasons why life in Bellingham is so fun-filled:

Bellingham, WA featured in Sunset Magazine!

1.  Whale watching in Bellingham

Several local companies offer whale-watching cruises sailing out of Bellingham Bay.  With opportunities to see orcas and humpback whales at play, as well as stunning views of the San Juan Islands and Mount Baker, this is an unforgettable experience not to be missed!

2.  Shopping in Fairhaven

Historic Fairhaven, with its old-fashioned brick charm, is a fantastic place to shop and relax.  Unique boutiques and plenty of quality local eateries abound in Fairhaven, making it a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike.

3.  Fresh, local Bellingham coffee

Though there are several Woods Coffee locations throughout Bellingham, there can be no doubt that their most popular location is right on the water at sprawling Boulevard Park.  You won’t find a better place to sit and enjoy a caffeinated beverage while watching the sunset out over Bellingham Bay.

4. Beautiful hikes in Whatcom County

Fragrance Lake is one of many hikes available to outdoor-lovers in Bellingham.  Two-and-a-half miles into the woods, trekkers are rewarded with deep breaths of cedar and pine — as well as a little peace and quiet around the still, secluded lake.  In all, there are more than 50 miles of Whatcom County parks and recreation trails, offering residents a chance to revel in their green home.

5.  Fresh, local Bellingham food… with flair!

Sunset featured two very popular Downtown Bellingham establishments in their article — Little Cheerful Cafe, on Holly Street (look for Charlie Chaplin on the window), and Mallard Ice Cream, on Railroad Street next to the Bagelry.  Where else can you find crab-cake eggs Benedict, or Pinot Noir ice cream?  With plenty of restaurants to explore here in Bellingham, dining is never dull.

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