Published on Thu, Oct 12, 2006
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Peace Arch monument featured in national publication

The Peace Arch monument has made the list of well-known concrete monuments in the United States.

In a council meeting Monday, Christina Alexander, president of the U.S./Canada Peace Anniversary Association told council members the Peace Arch monument has been featured in the October issue of Concrete Producer magazine, an industry and trade publication geared toward concrete and steel workers in the U.S.

The article, which explores concrete monuments across the country, can be read online at

“So the Peace Arch will now not only make people think of peace and good will and protest, but also concrete and steel buildings,” she said.

Blaine artists featured in Lynden festival

Three Blaine residents will be participating in Lynden’s upcoming Craft and Antique Show scheduled October 12 through 14 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden: Jill Nymeyer of Bayside Treasures, Janice Vigelus of Village Folk Art, and Joan Carlin with Cabin Antiques, will be selling their arts and crafts during the event, which is now in its 17th year.

Other vendors include Bonnie Rose’s hand-blended teas, Wild Goose Quilting, Red Barn Lavender, Belle Wood Acres and Appel Farms.

General admission is $4 and includes free parking and return privileges. For more information, call 966-5573. A complete list of vendors is available at

Whatcom County comic artists visit Blaine

The Blaine Library will host Bellingham comic artists Mitchell Vega and Jonathan Sode, aka Fenemere the Worm, from 3 to 5 p.m. October 12, during the Whatcom Library System’s WhatCOMICS event during the month of October.

Sode, author of the series Harmless Free Radicals, and Vega, will provide demonstrations of their work and answer questions from aspiring young comic artists.

“He literally got started by photocopying his own comic strips and leaving them around for people to see them,” said Jane Wheeler, teen services coordinator for the Whatcom Library System (WLS). “So he’s sort of a strange inspiration that you can do it yourself.”

Wheeler said the program is aimed to help children remember that reading can be an enjoyable activity – even when bogged down with academic reading during the fall months.

Both Sode and Vega are members of the Bellingham School of Comics, a group of Whatcom County comic authors, who meet weekly at the Black Drop Coffeehouse in Bellingham.

For more information, contact Wheeler at 384-3150. More information about the Bellingham School of Comics is available at