January 7, 2011 – Today Alaska Airlines inaugurated the first flight from Bellingham, Washington to Hawaii. Passengers will fly on a Boeing 737-800 airplane. The first flight departed Bellingham today for Hawaii at 5:20pm. Officials were on hand for a ceremony before the takeoff to celebrate Bellingham’s first direct flight to Hawaii. Some believe Alaska Air added the service to Hawaii after competitor Alliegiant Airlines announced plans to purchase more aircraft.
On today’s first flight were many Canadians who were trying to save money over the more expensive flights from Vancouver BC. Some found tickets for as low as $139 one-way.
Whatcom Falls becomes a wakeboard and wakeskate playground in this episode of AguaPlease, a new web series on FUEL TV.
Whatcom Falls is a unique park located in Bellingham, Washington. The runoff from Lake Whatcom turns into fast moving streams that travel through the park to the ocean. Whatcom Falls park has a huge network of trails for jogging, biking, playing with your pet, and going swimming in the various swimming holes throughout the park. Warning: it is not safe to swim or dive into the river, but numerous people do it anyways.
A video about the town of Fairhaven by local filmmaker Landis Tanaka. Fairhaven is located in South Bellingham. Full of historical character, smiling people, and great restaurants Fairhaven is a great place to spend the day.
Boulevard Park is one of the most popular parks in the City of Bellingham, Washington. Boulevard Park is located at South State St and Bayview Dr Bellingham, WA 98225. At the heart of Boulevard park is large waterfront trail artery where various people from all types mingle and cross paths. Fitness gurus train by jogging into Downtown Bellingham. Students study as they have a white chocolate mocha at Woods Coffee house or play frisbee out on the lawn. The adventurous put up cable between trees and balance in strange positions or mountain bike off the secret hidden jumps throughout the park. Families and friends catch sunrays and observe the many boats on the Bellingham waterfront. People of all types gather in the park to relax and converse with good people. Boulevard Park is only a short walk or bike ride from Downtown Bellingham or Fairhaven. Its free to visit, so check it out.
The Collection Art Show made it to Bellingham, WA. Featuring works from Mike Yoshida, Matt French, Joey Meddock, Norman Roque, Chad Swanson, Mike Ennen, Joe Tetrick. This is a video recap checking out the party, drinks, music, good times, & art for sale in Bellingham, WA at the Depot Market Square Nov 15th-17th.
Bellingham is quite a diverse city and the many individual regions of the city make it the interesting place that it is. Here is our best effort at mentioning some characteristics of the various parts of the 2 downtowns in Bellingham.
Fairhaven is a great little town with plenty of interesting locales to visit, tasty eateries, and plenty of colorful history. Most of Fairhaven can be accessed by foot. Unlike downtown Bellingham, the parking is free, a pleasant feeling for anyone driving into town. We at Bellingham Videos highly recommend riding your bike around Fairhaven. On bike or foot you can head down to the water or take the trail to downtown Bellingham through Boulevard park.
The heart of Bellingham exists in its downtown. The gritty alleyways and intricate streets take us to the times past of the early century. Bellingham has art, outdoor space, and bars galore. You can find the city’s most colorful characters outside the Horseshoe Restaurant, and the city government offices, the fish hatchery, a slowly disassembling GP Paper mill, numerous restaurants, and a Saturday Farmer’s Market.
Biking into Bellingham with Sustainable Connections
JourneyofAction presents this video about the community of Bellingham.
“50% of your dollar stays in your community when you buy from a local purveyor. Their money stays in the community.” – Nick Hartrich, Sustainable Connections
The local business community is a big part of Bellingham’s economy. Local business owners represent the majority of stores in the downtown and Fairhaven area. This video highlights Sustainable Connections, a non-profit in based Whatcom County. Its a member based organization that is independent, locally owned businesses, farms, organizations, and community leaders who are committed to this region and its quality of life.
Bellingham is the number one small community where small business is the majority of the thread that holds the town economic structure together. Sutainable Connections connects over 700 businesses together to provide them with education and a social network. Bellingham is able to stay afloat because there are ample amounts of independent entrepreneurs in the town, who spend their money local. This keeps the cash in the community and its keeps getting re-spent as long as local merchants are involved.
There are plenty of interesting local businesses like Boundary Bay, Mallard’s Ice Cream, and others that go down to the Saturday Farmer’s Market and get freshly grown goods from farmers who live close by. This reduces the green tax and carbon footprint on the food. This leaves smiles all around for everyone.