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Northwest Adoption Exchange

If you are interested in learning more about the adoption process and speaking with a trained adoption specialist, please visit www.adoptwashingtonkids.org for more information.

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Bellingham Public Library

The Bellingham Public Library is so much more than a place to check out books! We have other events all the time for all ages… even adults!

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2014 United Blind of Whatcom County Scholarship Program

With an “Eye to the Future” the United Blind of Whatcom County will provide financial support to selected blind and visually impaired Washington residents attending institutions of higher learning. The scholarship program supports the candidates’ personal growth and realization of educational goals by increasing the visibility of blind and visually impaired students on campuses. The UBWC scholarship promotes the development of future leaders of Washington State communities of Blind individuals.

The eligibility requirements are: The applicant must be legally blind in both eyes. Legal blindness is defined as an individual who has a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the corrected eye and/or 20 degrees or less visual field in the corrected eye.

1. The applicant must be enrolled or have been accepted to enroll in an accredited vocational school, college or university located in the Northwest.

2. The applicant must be a resident of Washington State, who has physically resided in the State of Washington for a period of twelve (12) consecutive months at the time of application.

3. All legally blind persons admitted to academic and vocational training programs for the 2014-2015 academic year, are encouraged to apply. Before receiving a scholarship, recipients must provide proof of registration for the Fall Quarter or semester.

All applications must be received by August 31, 2014. All application fields must be completed and supporting documents must be submitted in order for an application to be considered. . If not applicable, insert “NA” in each blank that does not apply to you. Applicants are responsible for submitting complete application packets to UBWC, PO Box 4124, Bellingham, WA 98227. Each application will be considered by a committee comprised of members of the United Blind of Whatcom County. Scholarship committee members will conduct recorded telephone interviews with candidates during August and September 2014. All applicants will be advised of the results by September 30, 2014.

Scholarships will be presented on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the monthly UBWC meeting at 1212 Indian Street, in Bellingham, Washington. Recipients must attend the UBWC meeting to receive their awards.

To request an application packet, please write or call:
Gloria Riley, UBWC Scholarship Committee Chair
(360) 933-4703

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Heritage Flight Museum

Our aircraft may be ‘vintage’ but given their rare and precious status, rest assured that they are meticulously maintained and carefully flown. Our pilots have thousands of flight hours between them and more experience in these aircraft than most. We love our aircraft, the history that they represent, and we relish the opportunity to share our passion with our visitors.

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Farmers Market Fun!

Anacortes Farmers Market:  Every Saturday through October, 9am-2pm, Depot Arts Center, 611 R Avenue in Anacortes.

Bellingham Farmers Market:  Every Saturday through December 20th, 10am-3pm, Depot Market Square, 1000 Railroad Avenue in Bellingham.

Bellingham Farmers Mid-Week Market:  Every Wednesday through September 24th, 12pm-5pm, Fairhaven Village Green.

Ferndale Public Market: Every Saturday through the summer, 10am-3pm, Centennial River Walk, 5667 First Avenue in Ferndale.

Mount Vernon Farmers Market:  Every Saturday through October 18th, 9am-2pm, corner of Cleveland and Snoqualmie in Mount Vernon.

Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market:  Every Wednesday, 3pm-7pm, Hammer Heritage Park, corner of Ferry and Metcalf Streets in Sedro-Woolley.

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Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red

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The streets are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle.

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California to require ‘kill switches’ on smartphones

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Phones will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen in an effort to stem an epidemic of theft.

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CDC: E-cigarettes may tempt non-smoking teens to start

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Once teens have tried e-cigarettes they are more inclined to give regular cigarettes a try, U.S. researchers say.

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‘Obstacle course’ workouts break fitness routines

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Tired of treadmills? Bored with bicep curls? It may be time to scale a wall, climb a rope and drag a tire.

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Put on some sunscreen!

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Fewer U.S. teenagers are using sunscreen, even as skin cancer rates increase, a study found.

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Military: Jet in Virginia crash based in Massachusetts

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DEVELOPING: An Air Force F-15C has crashed in the mountains of western Virginia and the pilot's status is unknown.

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No deaths linked to troubled VA hospital

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A probe into long waits for treatment at VA facilities in Phoenix did not find that the shoddy care caused patient deaths.

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American fighting with ISIS killed in Syria

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An American suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants has been killed, U.S. officials say.

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American freed by Syrian militants overcome with emotion

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A U.S. writer released from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria is doing well and is excited to be free, his mother says.

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Obama woos vets with health care, home loans

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The President sought to make amends with veterans, announcing expanded mental health care and lower home loan costs for military families.

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Odor slam leads Rangers over Mariners

Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor, right, hits a grand slam as Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino looks on in the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Seattle.

Rougned Odor hit a third-inning grand slam and the last-place Rangers beat Seattle Wednesday to take two of three from the M's.

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Carroll calls penalties disappointing

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, right, laughs as he stands with Marshawn Lynch at a football minicamp practice Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Renton, Wash.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says he's disappointed his team has been docked two practices

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Lynden highlights 3 local teams in rankings

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The Washington Preseason Prep Football poll was released today and the Lynden Lions highlight three local team represented.

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Seahawks QB Pryor should see time vs. his former team

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Terrelle Pryor runs for a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers in the second half of a preseason NFL football game, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Seattle.

Terrelle Pryor, should get significant playing time as he fights for a roster spot with the Seahawks.

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Washington State opens vs. Rutgers

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The Cougars open the season with their annual game at Seattle's CenturyLink Field on Thursday night.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Taser photoshoot

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Ever wonder what it looks like when people get shocked with a stun gun? Have a seat in this photo booth and see for yourself.

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7 smartphone photography tricks

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Upgrade from the selfie with these seven awesome photo tricks.

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Uncle Jesse spearheading ‘Full House’ reboot

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John Stamos wants to bring the hit sitcom back to TV.

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Taylor Swift picks up 2 new chart records with ‘Shake It Off’

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The star's new single, "Shake It Off" is expected to debut at No. 1 on this week's Billboard Hot 100 countdown.

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CBS Sports to air all-women sports talk show

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CBS said Tuesday the weekly hour-long, prime-time program on the cable channel will be the first of its kind.

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BET bosses apologize for Blue Ivy joke

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One of BET's top execs is apologizing to Beyoncé and Jay Z after their daughter became a butt of a terrible joke on "106 & Park."

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Mike Epps confirmed to play Richard Pryor

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The long-awaited biopic appears to be moving forward with some big casting news just announced.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Taser photoshoot

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Ever wonder what it looks like when people get shocked with a stun gun? Have a seat in this photo booth and see for yourself.

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Chelsea Handler’s star-studded goodbye

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Chelsea Handler bid farewell to her late-night talk show in a star-studded way.

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Miley Cyrus’ VMA date is a wanted man

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The young homeless man who accepted Cyrus' MTV Music Video Award has a warrant for his arrest in Oregon.

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Today’s celebrity birthdays

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Paul Reubens - better known as "Pee Wee Herman - turns 62 today.

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