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In the August 2020 Print Edition

Jul 30, 2020 06:00AM ● By Pamela Johnson
Well, August is here and, according to Weather.com (https://weather.com/forecast/national/news/2020-04-15-summer-2020-temperature-outlook-may-june-july-...), the temperature is going to remain above average throughout the month. Yippee.

Although there wasn't a huge amount of activity in June and July other than Zoom meetings, we still managed to compile some interesting and/or informational articles for you, including the Bellingham Business Association's naming of Bellingham Patrolman Brandon Perella as their Unsung Hero, and the Drive-In Dinners that the Bellingham Elder Service Group is hosting outdoors at BHS.

As you browse through this issue, you may wonder why there are so many ads.  It's simple: we don't charge a subscription fee, so the advertising is crucial to our continued success. Without enough advertisers, we'd have no operating revenue, and we’d either have to start charging for subscriptions or stop mailing the paper and use distribution locations instead. It's so much more convenient for it to be delivered right to your home, don't you think?

People frequently tell me that the Bulletin is the only newspaper that they receive, and how much they appreciate getting it since it's their only source for local news. Obviously, there is still a strong demand for our print publication, and that makes me more determined than ever to keep the Bulletin alive and healthy.

But to stay healthy, we have to retain advertisers and pick up new ones. The best way to help us do this is to patronize these businesses as often as possible. Please, even if you don't actually end up buying anything, let them know that you saw their ad in the Bellingham Bulletin so they know that their advertising is effective. As far as businesses that do not advertise with us, you could suggest they try it--every referral helps.

Below are highlights from the August print edition, and after the highlights, you'll find the digital edition.

Bellingham Author Featured on WCVB-TVs

Bellingham Author Featured on WCVB-TV's "Chronicle"

Chronicle contacted Bellingham resident Marjorie Turner Hollman, author of the outdoor trail guide series, Easy Walks in Massachusetts, for outdoor places that viewers might not be aware of. Read More » 

 

Soter Supports Bill to Help Coordinate State Response to EEE

Soter Supports Bill to Help Coordinate State Response to EEE

State Rep Michael Soter (R-Bellingham) recently supported legislation to help coordinate an enhanced statewide response to the public health threat posed by Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Read More » 

 

Google Announces Three New Tech Skill Certificates to Be offered at BVT

Google Announces Three New Tech Skill Certificates to Be offered at BVT

Google recently announced three new career certificates in high-growth, high-paying fields. They are also supporting the initiative with $10 million in job training grants to nonprofits. Read More » 

 

Signarama-Walpole Has Strong Connection to Bellingham

Signarama-Walpole Has Strong Connection to Bellingham

Signarama Walpole, a family-owned and -operated company in business for nearly 20 years, is now run by the second-generation daughter of the original owner. Bradly Clayman and her husband... Read More » 

 

Lifelong Resident Marcia Crooks Leaves Behind a Legacy of Knowledge

Lifelong Resident Marcia Crooks Leaves Behind a Legacy of Knowledge

Marcia Crooks, a lifelong Bellingham resident and direct descendant of the Crooks family that settled in Bellingham in the 1700s, died July 3, leaving a huge hole in the community. Read More » 

 

Hockomock YMCA Holding 5th Annual Backpack Drive

Hockomock YMCA Holding 5th Annual Backpack Drive

Operation Backpack is now underway and the Hockomock Area YMCA is seeking the support of local businesses and individuals. The Hockomock “Y” aims to put 2,500 fully stuffed backpacks... Read More » 

 

Summer Fun Meets Liability Concerns

Summer Fun Meets Liability Concerns

Who doesn’t love the sun and all the fun activities that summer time has to offer? With summer upon us, there are new opportunities to have fun, but potential liability hazards also lurking. Read More » 

 

Kelly Grant Is Newest Member of Bellingham Selectboard

Kelly Grant Is Newest Member of Bellingham Selectboard

Kelly Grant became the newest member of the Bellingham Selectboard on June 9. Because she had to campaign through the intense, early stages of the coronavirus pandemic to get there, she h... Read More » 

 

Your Relationship with Your Realtor Is Like a Great Marriage

Your Relationship with Your Realtor Is Like a Great Marriage

I like to tease our buyer or seller: “You will feel like you are married to me for a while.” You might think of a Realtor as a salesperson, but your relationship is much more than that. Read More » 

 

Soter supports Expanding DCFs reporting requirements establishing Foster Parents Bill of Rights

Soter supports Expanding DCF’s reporting requirements, establishing Foster Parents’ Bill of Rights

If passed, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) would be subject to expanded reporting requirements, and would be responsible for implementing a Foster Parents’ Bill of Rights Read More » 


(To enlarge the digital edition, click on the box on the bottom right-hand side of the blue box below; use your escape key to exit.)  If you have comments, questions, or suggestions for future articles or improvements, please send them to [email protected]. In the meantime, ENJOY!

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