Throughout the past couple of weeks, parks and other public places have closed due to the stay at home orders. Others stay partially open, while also attempting to limit the number of people that are visiting them by blocking parking spaces. To take a closer look, I put on a mask and headed to a few parks.
In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 14, a day-long program of knowledge-sharing, celebration and community building, called “Language as Water: Honoring Our Relations,” was held as a collaborative event between Whatcom Community College, Northwest Indian College, and Western Washington University.
The program celebrated the fifth annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day event between Whatcom and NWIC, which aims to decolonize the legacy of Columbus Day and recognize the origin and first peoples of America.
Jerome Jenkins, former Sacramento State University Men’s Basketball coach, was hired in June of this year, and aims to build on the existing foundation of players and staff of the men’s team at Whatcom Community College this season and beyond.
Jenkins is entering his eighteenth year of head coaching, and his twenty-eigth year of coaching in total. He started his career shortly out of college, where he played point guard, as an assistant at Eastern Washington University. Based on his acumen for recruiting talent and his relationships with the players, he was hired as an assistant at Sacramento State University.
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.”
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.