Author Archives : Rachael Brownell

No Place Like Fairhaven for the holidays

“If you’re burdened down with trouble If your nerves are wearing thin Pack your load down the road And come to Holiday Inn” These are the lyrics to the beloved…

Read More

The Giving Tree has begun!

Tis the season to give – why not give the gift of reading? Village Books has begun its annual Giving Tree tradition in which you can be an advocate for…

Read More

Spice up your life!

A busy schedule filled with the demands of work, a family, a home, or the mundane errands life calls for, can easily suck us into a routine of fulfilling obligations….

Read More

Small Business Saturday for your post-Thanksgiving shopping

It is a well-known, yet necessary evil that the weekend after Thanksgiving is one of the busiest shopping sprees of the year. What better way to burn off those gluttonous…

Read More

Shop Local for the Holidays

November is in full-swing – shops have begun to tuck away the fall leaves and the assortment of pumpkin spiced treats and replace them with snowflakes, garland, twinkling lights, and…

Read More

Where have all the hippies gone?

Once regarded as the Hippie Mecca of the West in the 1970s, Bellingham was a haven for long-haired, peace-loving, recreational drug-using men and women. What may come as a surprise…

Read More

Scenic hiking trails for Fall

For a few months out of the year, the signature evergreen woods and mountains of the Pacific Northwest become emblazoned with fiery red and brilliant gold. Lovers of Fall may…

Read More

Must Love Dogs – Dog-friendly spots in and around Fairhaven

In our modern, pet-centric world, it’s not uncommon to see dogs alongside their owners in just about any activity or any place. Whether it’s hiking, paddle-boarding, or even surfing, dog-owners…

Read More

Fall Fun

A quietness is settling in, the sun is retreating earlier in the day, there’s an acute chill growing in the air, and the leaves are beginning to glow, as they…

Read More

Whatcom native rides cross-country for a cause

Former owner of beloved Village Books, Chuck Robinson, will be embarking on a cross-country bike ride September 1st in the name of three non-profits that aim to strengthen community resources—…

Read More