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Fairhaven Scenes

Monday, January 26, 2015

Bay To Baker Trading Company, down on Harris Avenue, has great travel and outdoor accessories and souveniers. It is also the Travel Information Center for Historic Fairhaven; owner Tina Schwindt has set aside a sizeable space in her shop for the display of area brochures and information. In this photo we have Crissey, one of the shop's sales persons, in front of the huge selection of shirts, hats and other outdoor accessories. Over the years, Bay to Baker has become a great place for gifts and a last shopping…

Merry Christmas & Season’s Greetings

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

J.J. Donovan would wish you and all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We add our own Season's Greetings, Happy Hanukkah and general good tidings post-Solstice. For untold thousands of years this has been the time of hope for the new year. Crackers, on the left, and Hotch would also wish you Season's Greetings. And J.J. would be proud of the Seattle Seahawks being in the playoffs, so we presumed upon him just a bit with a Seahawk scarf and hat loaned for the photo…

Enjoy Holiday Shopping In Historic Fairhaven

Monday, December 22, 2014

Do you love a festive and less-stress atmosphere while shopping the final days before Christmas? Are you looking for a wide range of options for your last minute gift shopping? Then Fairhaven is your destination. Shops are open all week, many until early evening on Christmas Eve. Shop for original arts and crafts, home decor, antiques, books, personal care items, cooking and homewares, clothing (casual, fancy, intimate, athletic), sweet and savory treats, and everything in between.   And, of course, there are many restaurants and cafes to choose…

Fairhaven Halloween Fun for All

Friday, October 31, 2014

Here, Robin at the Fairhaven Toy Garden shows a special toy to some little pirates. The rain stopped in the early afternoon and the little kids--actually, all ages--took over the historic streets of Fairhaven for hours of good fun while receiving a treat from nearly every business in the district. It was obvious that the owners and their staffs had as much fun giving out treats as the little ones had receiving them.   Here are a few photos from this year. And just for fun, with these…

Great Sunshine + Great Deals = Great Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A fun afternoon in Fairhaven - from Cathy Lee's Southside Trends women's consignment clothing at 9th Street all the way up Harris Avenue to Jody Finnegan's 12th Street Shoes.  And up 11th Street, Fairhaven Runners, Creative Creations, Village Books, Serendipity, Whatcom Antiques, Fairhaven Toy Garden and to Fairhaven Bike and Ski.  And in truth, ther were a dozen more fine shops with great bargains on tables in front of their shops.  Here are a few photos.  And next year it will repeat.  

J.J. Donovan Returns to Fairhaven

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Today we unveiled a statue honoring John Joseph Donovan, one of the key developers of Fairhaven in the 1800s.  Brian Griffin has led the project for two years, Bob McDermott created the sculpture, and 2 Ravens Studio in Tacoma cast and finished the statue.   J.J. Donovan was hired by Nelson Bennett in 1888 to build a railroad and open up the town of Fairhaven to development.   After purchasing the property acquired by Dan Harris who originally platted the town in 1883, Donovan, with the Fairhaven Land Company, aggressively promoted the…

J.J. Donovan Statue Unveiling Sunday Morning

Friday, September 12, 2014

Brian Griffin invites all to the unveiling at 11 am this Sunday, Sep 14 at the corner of Harris and 11th - in front of the Rocket Donuts. John Joseph Donovan was one of the key persons in the 1800s boom of Fairhaven.  Sculptor Bob McDermott created a bronze statue of J.J. sitting on a bench writing a letter to his bride who was staying in a hotel in Tacoma. You can even read the letter - and it is one of his real letters. On Friday the statue…

Video Tribute to Gordie Tweit by Lanny Little

Friday, August 29, 2014

Just posted on YouTube is a 20 minute video to the beloved elder and historian of Fairhaven, Gordie Tweit.  Local artist, Lanny Little, who also painted the mural at the Village Green, made the video.  It includes fine testimonials of Gordie by other south side Bellingham historians, Penny Tillson and Brian Griffin, plus tributes by Dee Robinson of Village Books, Jeff Jewel of the Whatcom Museum, and Bellingham mayor Kelli Linville.  It also has a segment of Gordie's sister Eloise.   Click to view. Gordie's World…

Kayakers Send Off the Alaska Ferry

Friday, August 22, 2014

The bottom half of this photo shows the dozen kayakers sending off the Alaska Ferry this evening.  Plus an outrigger canoe and the Home Port replica of an 18th century captains gig.  Click through to see this photo and a few more taken on this beautiful August evening at the ferry terminal in Fairhaven.   These sendoffs are organized by the Community Boating Center for the 4th Friday of each summer month.  The next and last one for this year will be on Friday, September 26.  To participate,…

Magic moment at Village Books

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A quiet moment for a young lady as she pages through a book in the kids section at Village Books in Fairhaven.  The book shop has many quiet sitting places, rocking chairs and easy chairs for customers to pause, relax and browse a book.  Old and young can find areas of the store that fit their interests in reading. This photo of Frankie was taken by her mother Christina Claassen, who is the events coordinator for the store.  Yep, totally unposed, and mom says she tried to take the…

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