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Steampunks Endure Over the Rainy Day

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Indeed, the retro 1800s crowd on the Village Green just enjoyed the drizzle until the sun broke out at 3 pm and dazzled all. The 1800s English technology is the model for the modern Steampunks, after all. Steampunkers dress up and create gadgets that are modeled on what might have been done if steam still was the prime source of all energy - as if there were no electricity or gasoline engines. Just steam power. You can go a long ways into some weird fun with that.  The…

You Gotta Love Fairhaven - at Lucia Douglas Gallery

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A must see art exhibit is on display through next Saturday, July 19.  Led by artist Lanny Little, known for his fine outdoor murals, this show has works from Lanny and another 20 artists.  The gallery is open 11 am to 5 pm, Wednesday through Saturday.  The gallery is located just behind the Haggen Fairhaven Market, at the corner of 13th Street and Larrabee Avenue.  All paintings are for sale.   For those looking for fine art of our local area - and especially Fairhaven - this is…

A Wet Fairhaven Festival Was Still Fun

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Yep.  It was a drizzle during much of the annual Fairhaven Festival today.  And the crowds were thinner.  But it seemed the fun was still in the air.  The rock bands cranked it out, the beer garden was quite full of folks drinking beer while standing in the drizzle and meeting friends.  The Bellingham Silk Road Dancers performed for over an hour on the Green Stage at the Village Green. We have additional photos of the Silk Road Dancers on another page. Here are some first photos.…

Bellingham Silk Road Dancers

Sunday, May 25, 2014

They have performed for three years now at our Fairhaven Festival as the opening presentation on the stage of the Village Green.  Under the guidance of Jianna Zhang, the Bellingham Silk Road Dancers present to us with an hour of beautiful dances with different costumes for each dance.  We have some photos of their performance today posted with the Festival news, but we want to include more photos.  So here is an expanded display of their dancing from today.  Included are several photos taken by JiaJia Chang and…

The Painters and the Painted

Thursday, May 1, 2014

On Sunday, April 27, at the start of the annual Dirty Dan Day, we took a photograph of the group of people on the Village Green stage in front of the large mural painted by Lanny Little.  Fairhaven professional photographer Mark Turner took a photo of the carefully staged group.  We were honoring a select group of people - the painters and the painted.  Lanny Little, the painter and his volunteer assistants, are on the left, and the almost dozen people who helped shape present day Fairhaven…

Dirty Dan Day in Photos

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A crisp spring day, with sunshine yet, made for a great 11th Dirty Dan Day.  We celebrate the scruffy founder of our town of Fairhaven, and have a fun day with contests and a great Chuckanut Chowder Cookoff.   Here are lots of photos from today.  If you attended or competed, maybe you will find yourself.  Enjoy.   The Historic Fairhaven Association puts on Dirty Dan Day the last Sunday of April each year.  It is part of our mission to promote the Historic Fairhaven District.  We thank…

Rain Fest Fun Celebration of - Rain

Saturday, February 15, 2014

True Northwesterners gathered to celebrate the soft winter rain we all so love and put up with.  This annual small event - 40 to 100 participants - happens on the Village Green the second Saturday of February each year.  Even if it is a sunny day.  This year it was rain threatening during the half hour celebration and, lo, the rain started shortly after ceremonies finished.  Success.   The festival is short as festivals go.  Half hour this year.  An hour most years.  But it is perfect for…

Reid Boiler Works Burns Down

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Reid Boiler Works, an old industrial building built of huge old growth fir timbers, burned to the ground late Saturday evening. It was a spectacular fire. And very sad as it was one of the unrecognized historic buildings on the Fairhaven waterfront. The building has been empty for several years but had been kept well cleaned by the owner, Bob Reid. The cause was unknown, but talk of those watching the blaze was that kids and fireworks had been seen under the building by the railroad tracks earlier.…

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

From all of us in historic Fairhaven, we wish you and yours a most Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  

Relaxed Shopping In Historic Fairhaven

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Last minute gift shopping?  Most shops open until early evening on Christmas Eve.  Fairhaven is known for original arts and crafts - one of a kinds - unique gifts.  All locally owned shops provide you with great service and expert advice. Every shop and restaurant is locally owned and managed.  Not a single chain store.  This provides shoppers with warm, friendly service plus great advice and expertise.  From Village Books, with owners Chuck and Dee with their staff of book lovers, to Artwood Gallery, managed by Erica and helped…

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