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Holiday theft is on the rise, as Christmas nears–

Dec, 11, 2009

Thieves prey on Bellingham homes, cars and stores for the holidays


BELLINGHAM – ‘Tis the season has become ’tis the season to steal.

From late November and throughout December, police typically see an increase in thefts, ranging from vehicle prowls to burglaries, and this year is proving no different, said Mark Young, Bellingham Police Department spokesman.

During Thanksgiving weekend, the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season, Bellingham Police responded to 21 burglaries, 14 vehicle prowls and nine reports of shoplifting, numbers that almost doubled from the same time period one week earlier, according to police records….Read more

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  • What: Large selection of holiday gifts, decorations & edibles. 28th Annual Event.
    • Where: Alaska Ferry Terminal, 355 Harris Ave., Bellingham, WA [map]
    • When:
      • Thu, November 19, 5:30 – 9:30pm
      • Fri, November 20, 9:30am – 9:30pm
      • Sat, Nov 21 9:30am – 5:30pm

    • Admission and parking FREE

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    Record Number Of Guns Exchanged For Gift Cards

    Los Angeles (NPR) — It’s a holiday tradition in Los Angeles: Gifts for Guns. In the weeks before Christmas, the Sheriff’s Department offers gift cards in exchange for guns — mostly as a way of disarming gangs. The recession has many more gun owners seeking those $100 gift cards from Target, Best Buy and Ralphs supermarkets. The number of guns turned in this year is up 50 percent — 965, plus two hand grenades. [I seem to recall a rocket launcher in a previous year].

    And in case you’re wondering, the guns are destroyed –  I checked. Blessings be.

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    Uranium Ore

    Guaranteed to give the recipient that special “holiday glow!”
    Available from Amazon.com



    Pet Scorpion

    This may put some “sting” into your holiday budget, but it’s well worth it – nothing says “you’ve been naughty” quite like this!
    Available at many pet shops. Information here.


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    Click on graphic to visit official website.

    Pacific Arts Holiday Market, Bellingham, Washington, November 28-December 21, 2008

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    Click here for map to location.

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    • What: To help make a foster kid’s holiday wish come true, bring your gift of NEW, unwrapped toys and games to any Sleep Country location and it will be matched with a foster child in need!
    • Where: Bring toys to any Sleep Country store. There are over 40 locations throughout Western Washington, including Bellingham. [store locator] [Oregon locations]
    • When: Now until December 14. See Sleep Country’s official website for more information and holiday toy suggestions.

    "I'm Father Christmas, and I approve this message."

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    In addition to a plethora of local holiday bazaars, the following annual arts & crafts markets open this week–

    Roeder Home, Bellingham, WA [map]
    Thu, Nov 20, 4:30pm – 7:30pm
    Fri, Nov 21, 9am – 5pm
    Sat, Nov 22, 9am – 5pm
    Sun, Nov 23, 9am – 5pm
    Fri, Nov 28, 9am – 5pm
    Sat, Nov 29, 9am – 5pm
    Sun, Nov 30, 9am – 5pm

    Alaska Ferry Terminal, Bellingham, WA [map]
    Thu, Nov 20, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
    Fri, Nov 21, 9:30am – 9:30pm
    Sat, Nov 22, 9:30am – 5:30pm

    1308 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA [map]
    Nov 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 10:00am – 7:00pm
    Dec 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 10:00am – 7:00pm
    Christmas Eve:  10:00am – 3:00pm

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