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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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All Comer Track Meets

On Monday evenings during the summer, Bellingham Parks and Recreation offers track and field events for children and adults of most ages.

Each meet starts with the youngest participants in the 50 meter dash and the 50 meter hurdles height adjusted for our first age group of 4 and under.  Throughout the evening, there are a number of events with heats for children and adults including shot put, javelin/mini-javelin, 200m, 400m, etc.

The top 3 participants in every race and field event will receive a ribbon for first, second and third place.  Everyone else will receive a participant ribbon.

The first event begins at 6 p.m. Individual Day Pass  $4; Individual Season Pass  $30; Family Season Pass  $90

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378 people ‘pay it forward’ at Starbucks

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A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.

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Could riding the bus help you lose weight?

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A new study shows taking public transportation is just as beneficial as other “active commuting” modes like walking and biking.

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Brita recalling children’s water bottles

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Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.

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Nearly 40K carseats recalled

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Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.

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Kid-friendly Instagram rival plans aggressive push

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Kuddle, a Norwegian picture-sharing app designed for children, plans an aggressive push into the U.S. market.

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American aid workers released from hospital, cleared of Ebola

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Two Americans who just weeks ago were gravely ill with Ebola have been cleared of the virus.

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National Guard withdraws from Missouri

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Tensions have eased after sometimes violent protests were staged nightly since police killed an unarmed black teenager.

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Brace yourself: ‘Farmer’s Almanac’ calls for cold winter

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The almanac predicts a "super-cold" winter in two-thirds of the country.

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U.S. military mission failed to rescue journalist Foley

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Earlier this summer the military attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria.

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Online video stars mobilize for net neutrality

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Online personalities are advocating for equal treatment of Internet traffic.

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Preseason No. 1 Eastern opens 2014 season on Saturday

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The top-ranked Eagles host Sam Houston State in Cheney on Saturday, August 23 in the inaugural FCS Showcase.

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Couples still seeking elusive hometown win

Fred Couples walks up to the ninth green during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 11, 2014, in Augusta, Ga.

For all the tournament's won during his career, Couples has still never won playing back home in or around Seattle where he grew up.

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Seattle wins No. 1 pick in WNBA lottery

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It's Seattle's first No. 1 pick since the 2002 season when the Storm selected Sue Bird. The team also had the first pick in 2001, when they chose Lauren Jackson.

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UW men’s basketball team announces 2014-2015 Non-Conference schedule

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The Huskies' non-conference schedule features two teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament last year

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NBA’s Ballmer, Paul to join Fred Couples at Boeing Classic

Fred Couples walks up to the ninth green during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 11, 2014, in Augusta, Ga.

This will mark the third time in 17 days Ballmer and Couples have been paired together in a public golf setting

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Barely Legal Pawn’

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WATCH: Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunited for "Barely Legal Pawn," to promote the upcoming Emmy Awards.

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Rihanna has a stalker

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The pop star has obtained a restraining order against a man who was found lurking around her home last week.

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are (maybe) divorcing

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Rumor has it that the showbiz superstars are splitting up.

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Finally, something Justin Bieber’s money can’t buy

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He can afford fancy lawyers, Lamborghini rentals, and $75,000 visits to a gentleman's club, but there's one thing even Bieber's money can't buy.

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‘Baby Got Class’: A back to school parody

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The family that brought you "Xmas Jammies" is back with another fantastic parody video.

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REVIEW: Adults, stay away from ‘If I Stay’

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Is it just for the cash, or do the people behind these teen romance fantasies actually believe they are being profound?

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Murder, revenge , lust take over ‘Sin City’ sequel

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A complex web is weaved in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," as old and new faces from Frank Miller's graphic novels are brought to life.

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Julianne Hough dances back to ‘Dancing’ as judge

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Two-time champion Hough is returning to the ballroom as a judge this season.

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J. Lo plans to pen her life story

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Jennifer Lopez is adding author to her resumé, with her first book due out this fall.

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Ariana Grande & Iggy Azalea taking over top 10

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The "Problem" collaborators are dominating the Billboard Hot 100 with three mentions apiece.

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This is the greatest Ice Bucket Challenge fail. Period.

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WATCH: A girl attempts the Ice Bucket Challenge immediately after having her wisdom teeth removed. It backfires miserably.

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Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema – The Princess Bride

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Watch “The Princess Bride” under the stars in Fairhaven!

Friday Night BBQ & Beach Party

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Nothing says Summer like…barbeques, live music, the beach, and bonfires!  And Semiahmoo has it all!  Join their party, Friday, August 22nd from 6:00pm-9:30pm…

Bring the KAFE Buffet to Your Office

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Win lunch for your office from Windows on the Bay!

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Blue Skies for Children collecting backpacks

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Local backpack drive for kids in need

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Letter: Federal aid needed for wildfire victims

A line of fire snakes along a hillside at dusk Friday, July 18, 2014, in Winthrop, Wash. A fire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes, leaving behind smoldering rubble, solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles. Friday's dawn revealed dramatic devastation, with the Okanagan County town of Pateros, home to 650 people, hit especially hard.

State ask feds to reconsider aid for wildfire victims

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