Birchwood Elementary Open House

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Drive-in movies return to Bellingham


Birchwood Neighborhood to host events July 11th and August 8th

Drive-in movies are mostly a thing of the past but for two nights this summer you can re-live an experience not seen in Bellingham since the closing of the Samish Twin in 2004, or if you can remember way back to Bellingham's Moonlite or Motor-Vue Drive-in theaters both closed in the 1970's. 

On July 11 and Aug. 8, Bellingham’s Birchwood Neighborhood will host drive-in movies in the Park Manor parking lot in front of Big Lots and Albertsons on the corner of Birchwood and Northwest.  

The second year of the Friday night drive-ins will feature “Despicable Me 2” on July 11 and “Back to the Future” on Aug. 8.  Events are free of charge and open to the public.  Movies will be projected onto a 40-foot inflatable screen and audio will be transmitted by an FM signal so you can listen in your car.  There will also be outdoor speakers for those that choose to walk or bike to the show.  Parking on July 11 opens at 8 p.m. and on Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m.  Movies show at dusk. 

The Birchwood Drive-In Movies are sponsored by Park Manor and The Birchwood Neighborhood,  Equipment is being provided by Bellingham based Epic Events,, the Pacific Northwest Leader in outdoor movie entertainment.

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May 20th Birchwood Neighborhood Meeting

Join Birchwood Neighborhood Association Meeting

May 20th, 2014 at Shuksan Middle School Library @ 630-8pm.


Introduction: Local Artist, Ben Mann commissioned to paint the Traffic Signal Box at the intersection of NW Ave and BW Ave. Example of Art will be shown an opportunity to donate to the project. Please bring your spare change.


Opening Speaker: Renee La Croix, Public Works Ecology and Restoration, to discuss Squalicum Creek Re-route and Little Squalicum Estuary Creation.


Key note Speakers: Sergeant Gutierrez (Bellingham Police Department Neighborhood Anti-Crime Team), Alyson Batchelder-Bestle (Coordinator of Mental Health Program Whatcom County Jail) and Michelle Thomas ( 911 Dispatcher Outreach Coordinator)

Come and participate in bettering our community by learning how to recognize, effectively report and ultimately reduce criminal behavior.


In attendance and available for questions will be the following

Bob Muzzy, Safety and Security Officer WTA

Sergeant Keith Johnson, Special Investigation Unit BPD

Claudia Vizcarra, BPD Neighborhood Code Compliance Officer

Anya Kalish Milton, Northwest Youth Services Engagement Manager

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Airport Advisory Committees

The Bellingham International Airport has grown dramatically in the past
Port of Bellingham Commission has established two distinct advisory
committees for input about its airport; an advisory committee to address
technical aviation-related topics and an advisory committee to address
airport topics related to the community.
Follow this link to find out how you can be involved.


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Updates in our community

Join Nextdoor Birchwood

Our neighborhood is using a private online network called Nextdoor Birchwood, and we think you'll benefit from joining us. On our Nextdoor site, neighbors share community events, recommendations, items for sale/free, crime/safety concerns, ideas about how to make our neighborhood better, and more. Please join us to build a better neighborhood!

Bicycle Master Plan

Thursday night the City is hosting a public open house on the Bicycle Master Plan.
When: Thursday February 20, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Whatcom Middle School, 810 Halleck Street Bellingham, WA -
Here's a link to the website with more information:

Bellingham Police Department Block Watch

February 2014 BlockWatcher newsletter and BlockWatch website update.

Here's a link to the website with more information:


News from Habitat for Humanity

We are excited to announce that the Singh-Kaur family's new home is done! Join us at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 22 at 2780 W. Indiana Street in Bellingham while we thank you, volunteers and donors, congratulate Resham and Sajan, and bless their house, and enjoy some delicious Indian treats!


Habitat is Looking for Volunteers:

We are looking for a couple dozen volunteers with enthusiasm for Habitat to help us staff two booths at the Whatcom Home and Garden Show.

This is a great opportunity to spread the word about Habitat and get a free peek at all the cool displays at the Home Show!

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Janet at 715-9170, or email

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