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Documentaries featured at Pickford’s Doctober

Pickford Film Center and their Limelight Cinema are currently holding their 13th annual documentary film festival, Doctober.
The largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, the festival’s showings began September 26 and will be running until November 1.

Established in 1998, the non-profit organization is known for its devotion to art and cinema, and commitment to supporting local and independent creatives. Doctober’s mission is described on their website as “to provide a forum and resource for independent cinema, strengthening community through education, dialogue and the celebration of film.” 

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Catch the Next Wave brings Orcas together

The Office of Student Life and Development at Whatcom Community College held the third annual half-day conference on Oct. 11, known as Catch the Next Wave in the Syre Student Center.

“This conference is all about the many leadership and engagement activities at Whatcom,” said Mario Alem, president of the Associated Students of Whatcom Community College. CTNW featured student-led breakout sessions and a keynote speaker.

The keynote speaker, Luis Ortega, is the director and founder of Storytellers for Change, an organization that uses the power of storytelling in communities to create a positive social change. Storytellers for Change creates, shares, and listens to stories that inspire people, and uses them to create a place of belonging.

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Photo Feature: Locally made products at Handmade Market

The handmade market is a rotating selection of local makers hosted by Goods Local Brews and Goods Nursery & Produce. Located at 2626 Northwest Ave. which is open Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm continuing through October. The handmade market intends to create relationships with the customers while offering a direct artists-to-buyers market. All products are made locally which making sustainable high-quality items that last a lifetime.

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Photo Feature: Celebrating Sea Life at SeaFeast

Bellingham SeaFeast is an annual two-day festival on the third weekend of September at Squalicum Harbor and Zuanich Point Park. It celebrates the rich maritime culture and heritage, thriving working waterfront (including a water rescue demonstration pictured below), in addition to the enjoyment and conservation of the water resources, seafood industries, and the culinary bounty of the Pacific Northwest. SeaFeast is a non-profit event supported by both public and private entities throughout Whatcom County and the Pacific Northwest.

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Graduates say farewell to Whatcom

By Katauna Loeuy

As the end of the year approaches, students are excited to move on to the next chapter of their lives, but in honor of these milestone moments, a celebration is in order.
Amy Anderson, director of K-12 Partnerships, which includes Running Start, is a volunteer for the Running Start graduation celebration and the Commencement Ceremony at Whatcom Community College.
“The world is full of so many negative things, that to take the time to celebrate the wins and achievement is really exciting,” Anderson said. “It’s the whole community celebrating, it’s everyone taking a night off of their ‘regular lives’ to honor a huge achievement.” Continue reading
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