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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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Rice replaces ice in India bucket challenge

An Indian school boy eats a midday meal provided free at a government school in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. India has offered free midday school meals since the 1960s in an effort to persuade poor parents to send their children to school, a program that reaches some 120 million children. The country now plans to subsidize wheat, rice and cereals for some 800 million people under a $20 billion scheme to cut malnutrition and ease poverty.

The famous "ice bucket" challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist - they are replacing ice with rice to help the country's hungry people.

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Power cords, children’s furniture among this week’s recalls

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HP is recalling 6 million power cords for overheating and the deaths of two children have prompted the recall of bean bag chairs.

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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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Making headlines this week

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A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you won't soon forget.

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WATCH: The history of Labor Day

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While you take your three day weekend, remember those who struggled to get Friday and Saturday off.

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Separatists say will allow ‘trapped’ Ukrainian forces to withdraw

A flag of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic is seen at the top of damaged war memorial at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, August 28, 2014.

Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said they would open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.

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No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting

Shooting instructor Charles Vacca stands next to a 9-year-old girl at the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Arizona near the Nevada border, on August 25, 2014, in this still image taken from video courtesy of the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

No criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi.

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Pilot of crashed U.S. fighter plane found dead in Virginia

A Massachusetts Air National Guard aircraft maintainer walks past an F-15C fighter aircraft at Barnes Air National Guard Base, in Westfield, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. An experienced pilot on a standard maintenance mission was missing Wednesday after his fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia.

The pilot of a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter that crashed in mountainous western Virginia was found dead on Thursday.

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Rutgers rallies in 4th to beat Cougars 41-38

Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova throws a pass against Central Florida during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Central Florida won the game 41-17.

Rutgers won its season opener for the sixth time in nine years.

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Carr’s 3 TD’s lead Raiders past Seahawks

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) passes against the Detroit Lions during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

Rookie Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes to make a case he should be Oakland's starting quarterback, and the Raiders wrapped up the preseason with a 41-31 victory Thursday night over the Seattle Seahawks.

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WWU women rally for 3-2 exhibition win at Trinity Western

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WWU completes its three pre-season exhibition schedule Saturday (6 p.m.), playing host to University of Calgary.

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USC backup quits, accuses Sarkisian of racism

Southern California cornerback Anthony Brown shakes hands with a Notre Dame player following the 14-10 Notre Dame victory in a game Saturday Oct. 19, 2013 in South Bend, Ind.

Running back Anthony Brown has quit Southern California's football team, and coach Steve Sarkisian was stunned by Brown's apparent accusations of racism against him on social media.

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WWU announces date for 25th annual Viking Night

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Event is fund raiser for Western athletic department

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Johnny JamBoogie

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If football doesn't workout, "Johnny Football" always has this to fall back on.

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top pop songs

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LISTEN: This week's top pop songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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WATCH: 10 best ‘Simpsons’ episodes

In this photo released by Fox, Homer explains why he wants to bring back the annual 4th of July fireworks display, after it's cancelled for budget reasons, in the "Yellow Badge of Cowardge" Season Finale episode of "The Simpsons," in May 2014. The full 25-year run of "The Simpsons" will arrive on cable channel FXX with a summer marathon, to be paired this fall with a digital extravaganza that could turn other TV shows yellow with envy. "I'm not going to over-promise, but I think this website will provide you with affordable health care," longtime "Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean told a TV critics' meeting Monday, July 21, 2014.

The recent marathon of all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" inspired us to sit down and come up with our 10 favorite episodes. Enjoy!

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Miley Cyrus pays homeless friend’s legal fees

Miley Cyrus arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

Miley Cyrus has offered to pay the legal fees for a homeless young man she took to the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

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Lena Dunham and Kate Mara hit by a falling sign

Lena Dunham, of HBO's "Girls," arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards held at The Nokia Theatre  in Los Angeles.

The "Girls" and "House of Cards" actresses saw stars of their own after an accident at a Venice premiere.

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Charges dropped against Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s suspected drug dealer

In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The GenArt Quaker Good Energy Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in "Capote," was found dead Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in his New York apartment. He was 46.

Drug-selling charges against a friend of late film star Philip Seymour Hoffman have been dropped after officers neglected to read the suspect his Miranda rights.

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Hayao Miyazaki, Harry Belafonte among winners of honorary Oscars

"Ponyo" director Hayao Miyazaki poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

The Academy announces the recipients of this year's Governors Awards. See who made the list!

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Robert Downey, Jr. calls ‘Guardians’ the best Marvel movie ever

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Robert Downey Jr. stars as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark aka Iron Man in the film, “Iron Man.”** NO SALES **

Iron Man's Robert Downey Jr. flies past his own ego with claims that this summer's "Guardians of the Galaxy" is the Marvel movie to beat.

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Shakira expecting second child

Singer Shakira carries her son Milan after she performed during the closing ceremony prior to the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014.

Shakira is expecting another baby with boyfriend, and soccer star, Gerard Pique.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Johnny JamBoogie

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If football doesn't workout, "Johnny Football" always has this to fall back on.

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Reese Witherspoon goes ‘Legally Blonde’ for cancer-stricken fan

Reese Witherspoon stars in a scene from "Legally Blonde."

Reese Witherspoon played dress-up for a four year old who is obsessed by her alter ego Elle Woods from her 2001 hit "Legally Blonde."

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