Archive for October, 2010

Thanksgiving at Willows Inn on Lummi Island

October 11th, 2010 by Mariah

Join us for Thanksgiving!



This year we will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal, in 6 courses. We are raising our own heirloom turkeys for this occasion: Narragansetts (the brown birds) and Bourbon Reds (black and white birds). These are small, super flavorful turkeys that, unlike modern American Bronzes, will not keep growing larger, but will get more flavorful. We will have a single seating at 5 pm. The cost is $85, exclusive of wine, tax and tip. Tables of 8 and smaller only.




The Willows Inn

“A Bed & Breakfast”


2579 West Shore Dr


Lummi Island, WA. 98262




Rates: $165-$350 USD


Rooms: 8


Phone: 360-758-2620


Toll Free: 888-294-2620


Fax: 360-758-7399

Texas State Fair

October 7th, 2010 by Mariah

The State Fair of Texas is an annual State Fair held in Dallas, TX. The fair season usually begins the last Friday in September and ends 24 days later. The fair is held at the historic Fair Park where it has been held since 1886. The 2010 fair will be held from September 24 to October 17.

Big Tex, a 52 ft tall cowboy, has been the symbol of the fair since his introduction in 1952; in 1953, Big Tex’s jaw was hinged, so that he appears to “speak” the announcements that promote fair events. The State Fair of Texas is the largest state fair in the US by annual attendance. Its 212-foot Texas Star Ferris Wheel has been the largest in North America since it debuted in October 1985. As of 2003, the fair’s marketing director estimated that the fair was bringing about 350 million dollars into the Dallas economy.


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President Barack Obama signed the Small Business Jobs Act

October 4th, 2010 by Mariah

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Small Business Jobs Act in a ceremony in the East Room Monday afternoon.


The $42 billion measure passed by Congress takes effect immediately and is designed to aid small businesses and create jobs.


A summary of the bill from the Senate said it is expected to create 500,000 jobs, CNN reported.


Among other things it would authorize the creation of a $30 billion fund for small community banks to lend to businesses.


Earlier, Obama appeared on the NBC “Today” show to kick off a three-day summit on education hosted by the network, calling for a longer school year and the hiring of more math and science teachers.


The event, “Education Nation,” focuses on the state of education in America.


The White House said the president was to travel to Albuquerque Monday night.

B&Bs for Vets on November 10

October 4th, 2010 by Mariah

In honor of Veterans Day, more than 300 bed and breakfasts in 40 states and provinces are providing free rooms the night of Wednesday, November 10, to servicemen and women currently serving or who have previously served their country. (Veterans Day is November 11.) The program, known as B&Bs for Vets, was started in 2008 by the West Virginia B&B Association. This year’s list of participating inns also indicates if the inn is full.



“We just wanted to say thank you to the courageous men and women from our armed forces,” Kathleen Panek, owner of the Gillum House in Shinnston, West Virginia, said in a press release. “These are some trying times for anyone serving or who has served and a good night’s rest is our way to say, thank you.”



Valid military or VA identificaation is required for each reservation. Each participating inn is making at least one room available on the night of Wednesday, November 10, to active and retired military personnel. Availability is limited, and reservations must be booked directly through the B&B.