Share the Feast Food Drive!

Share the bounty of the season with those in need by bringing a non-perishable food item to Windermere Property Management at 541 West Bakerview Rd in Bellingham (right across from IHOP).  Come in anytime during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm until November 22, 2019. The food will be distributed…

Homeless Find Hope Through the “Family Promise” Program

During Housing Week, an enthusiastic group of determined volunteers celebrated the work of dedicated leaders for their efforts to assist the homeless.  With the combined purpose of supporting and encouraging housing affordability and livability in Bellingham, The Whatcom Housing Alliance, “Bellingham for Everyone” group has successfully garnered the assistance of a dozen organizations into a…

WWU Off Campus Living

Going off to college is stressful enough but adding to that is the challenge of living on your own for the first time.  Whether you’ve just left home or are moving from a dorm, there are things you need to know before you step out into the world of rentals.  Mistakes can be costly, not…

Profound Effect of Hospice Help on Survivors

On his 90th birthday, my father said, “Never say no to someone in need.”  He was a man who cared about his neighbors, who brought them food, and taught all of us to be aware that not everyone shares the same blessings at the same time.   Thanking those who help is the other side of…

Hospice House and the Importance of Community Service

I don’t know how many years it’s been since I got involved with Whatcom Hospice Foundation, but this year I’m honored to be president of their board, and looking back at all the community organizations I’ve been part of, I find it a good time to think about the good these non-profits have done over…

First Time Renter Checklist

Just left home?  Avoid the expensive mistakes a new, inexperienced renter can make!  Although most property owners are honest and helpful, some aren’t.  Some rental management companies have no interest in you once you’ve signed a lease, while others are there to answer your questions, solve maintenance problems and appreciate your business.  How do you…