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ER G UR B T S E B

2020 Best of Lynden

DWICH IN LYNDEN! N A S OR

Thank You To Our Wonderful Community For Your Continued Support!

8107 GUIDE MERIDIAN ROAD


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2020 Best of Lynden

The results are in! The Lynden Tribune and Lynden Chamber of Commerce extend a huge thank-you to all of the readers who participated in our 2020 Best of Lynden Reader’s Choice Awards. We are pleased to present the awards to the winning local businesses listed throughout this publication. Congratulations!

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Best New Business: Rustlers Front Street Grill

When Rustlers Front Street Grill opened its doors in early February, the owners had no idea what awaited them in 2020. “It’s been not quite what I expected,” said Kevin Seutz, who coowns the restaurant with his wife, Belinda. “It’s been challenging for sure.” Rustlers is in the space formerly occupied by Lynden mainstay Dutch Mothers, and taking over the legacy of the space was daunting, Kevin said. “It’s a hundred-year-old building and it definitely needed some love and attention, and taking over for something that’s been here for so long, there’s definitely a process to it,” he said. Part of that process was keeping some old Lynden favorites on the menu, including the classic pannekoeken (Dutch pancake).

When former Dutch Mothers restaurant became Rustlers in January 2020, no one knew what kind of year lay ahead. “You gotta have that,” Kevin said. The Seutzes also own the Rusty Wagon just north of Hinotes Corner on Hannegan Road and have since 2000. Kevin said they knew that there’s a transition period when opening any restaurant. They had originally planned to open Jan. 1, 2020, but some extra work was needed to update the Blonden Building, which dates to 1909. It took about a month for the Seutzes and their employees to get used to the new space and operating the new restaurant. Of course,

one of the most monumental occurrences in the history of the United States wasn’t far behind. “We opened in February and closed in March to to-go orders,” Kevin said. “We had a four-week track record, and to have the community see us through that when so many other places throughout the country have not made it, it’s pretty amazing.” The restaurant reopened briefly for another month, this time with the bar side up and running. Kevin said the bar received a warm wel-

come from the community, but another shutdown soon followed. However, the Seutzes know that they and their staff will get through the pandemic with the help of the Lynden community.

“We appreciate the support of Lynden and we definitely appreciate the Best New Business award,” Kevin said. — Brent Lindquist


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Best Family Activity: Bender Fields    Bender Fields continued to be a favorite destination in 2020, and for good reason.    When COVID dialed down on indoor gathering and routine fun of all kinds, anyone could still be out in the wide-open space of 56-acre Bender Fields.    “We were one of few places to go,” said Vern Meenderink, parks director for the City of Lynden.    Although the plug had to be pulled on most organized league play, it was still possible for people to make the most of baseball

THANK YOU FOR VOTING FOR US!

BEST OF LYNDEN DENTIST 2020 1610 GROVER ST, STE C-1 LYNDEN, WA 98264 (360) 354-5691 VELTKAMPFAMILYDENTISTRY.COM

and soccer fields and general playground areas on their own.    And then in the spring the new Rotary Sports Park area was completed, a treasure in itself.    This had been started, and largely done in 2019, a project spearheaded by Jeff Roberts in his president’s year with the local Mt. Baker Rotary Club. It became a half-million-dollar investment in the community.    “Looking back, I’m glad we added on every one of the things we did. It’s all well used,” Roberts can say now.    He is speaking of lighted basketball and pickleball courts, a sand volleyball pit and a giant-sized walk-on checkerboard for playing chess. That all was added to earlier climbing rocks for kids, a flagpole and a viewing berm with some picnic tables on top.    The spectacular design of the Rotary park was done by member Craig Telgenhoff while a lot of the heavy ground work, using trucks and equipment, was donated by local companies with their employees as volunteers.    Roberts said he has driven by Bender Fields as late as 10 p.m. in the summer and See Bender on C6

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The Rotary Sports Park portion of Bender Fields, completed this year, adds basketball, pickleball and sand volleyball courts.


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Thank you for all of your support and prayers  year!

It’s been a challenging time for everyone and the support for local business has been tremendous.

We love our town and Are quite blessed & honored to be part of it! “Carry each other’s burdens and in this way, You will fulfill the law of Christ.” -Galatians 6:2

Open for Takeout, Delivery and Tent Seang!

405 Front Street 360-354-2174

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Bender

Even the bat-and-ball British sport of cricket is played at Bender Fields. A new pitch for it went into action in 2017, good for the Whatcom Rising Stars team of Lynden and a league of teams in the region.

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sees the courts being played on and being enjoyed by people from across Whatcom County, driving to Lynden to use.    This new infusion added up to Bender Fields being chosen as the Best Family Activity in the Tribune-sponsored 2020 Best of Lynden voting.    Meenderinck said the enduring popularity of Bender Fields goes back to the beginnings around 1980 when the land was bought with a community recreation vision and then gradually brought to its current operational quality, often using volunteer commitment and labor.    “It’s a community thing,” he said.    Baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and cricket are all played there. Lynden Youth Sports and adult leagues rely upon the wellkept facilities. There are now three restroom buildings across the grounds, and plenty of parking.    City trail runs through Bender, connecting neighborhoods. Fishtrap Creek is almost the forgotten quiet southern border, with its own beauty.    Meenderinck said it is all good to have, but he looks forward to when Bender Fields can be busy to its potential with a full level of activity, and hopefully that can happen in 2021. — Calvin Bratt


2020 Best of Lynden

New Business

405 Front St Lynden 360-354-2174 Green Business

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Small Business

1905 Front St Lynden 360-389-5566 Customer Service

Large Business

8071 Guide Meridian Rd, #101 Lynden 360-318-0688 Medical Facility

Family Care Network

We Take Care

211 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd Lynden 360-318-8869

8108 Guide Meridian Lynden 360-354-2200

Lynden Family Medicine 1610 Grover St, D1 Lynden 360-354-1333


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Adult/Assisted Living

Dentist

Optical

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eltkamp Family Dentistry 855 Aaron Dr Lynden 360-354-4434

1610 Grover St Suite C1, Lynden 360-354-5691

Pharmacy

Chiropractic

1610 Grover St Lynden 360-354-7933 Massage/Spa

OLSON Family Chiropractic 1758 Front St, #108 Lynden 360-354-1226

Brady DenBleyker

Karen Timmer

1905 Front St Lynden 360-389-5566

8304 Guide Meridian Rd Lynden 360-318-1240

Wynden Holman

Brooke Stremler

Bonnie Vander Yacht

Duane Vander Yacht

Lester VanMersbergen

Sharon Engels

Thank You, Lynden, for the vote of confidence! Darrel Timmer

We are proud to be voted 2020’s

Jason Heutink

BEST OF

Tresie Wiersma

Sid Mellema

Aimee Slesk

Loren VanCorbach

Ron DeBoer

8071 Guide Meridian, Suite 105 360-354-4455 • 800-234-1841 www.windermerewhatcom.com

Mike Kooy

Kirby Jones

Mike Vail

EQUAL HOUSING

Irina Kulyak

OPPORTUNITY

Jim Huleatt


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Beauty Salon

1905 Front St Lynden 360-389-5566 Veterinarian

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Barber

Talk

Fitness of the

Town

115 E Homestead Blvd Lynden 360-354-1196

509 Front St Lynden 360-306-0494 Groomer

Pet Supplies

Kulshan Veterinary Hospital

8880 Benson Rd Lynden 360-354-5095

873 Hinotes Ct, Bldg B, Unit 2 Lynden 360-318-9949

THANKS FOR THE VOTES! We’re proud to be voted “Best of Lynden” for Automotive Services for 9 years in a row.

NORTHWEST 415 Depot Rd, Lynden 360-354-2108

Thank you for voting us Best Groomers three years in a row!

COME AND SEE OUR SELECTION OF DOG FOOD, TREATS & SUPPLEMENTS!

360-318-9949 • www.happypoochsalon.com 873 Hinotes Court, Bldg B, Unit #2 • Lynden, WA 98264


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Pet Accommodations

6451 Hannegan Rd Lynden 360-306-5931 Real Estate Company

8071 Guide Meridian Rd, #105 Lynden 360-354-4455

Automotive Services

Financial Institution

8181 Guide Meridian Rd Lynden 360-354-7698 Photography

408 Grover St, Lynden & Fairway Center, Lynden 360-354-4044 • 360-354-3152 Insurance Agency

Lynden www.StefanandAudrey.com

8108 Guide Meridian Rd Lynden 360-354-2200

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

•BEST OF LYNDEN•

thanks FOR VOTING US BEST PIZZA

1905 Front St., Lynden, WA 98264 (360) 389–5566 Hair • Skincare • Waxing/Sugaring Lashes • Permanent Makeup/Microblading Ear Piercing • Spray Tanning

CoconutKennys.com


Thanks for choosing Zylstra Tire as the 2020 Best of Lynden Best Tire Store in Lynden! We appreciate it and look forward to Tires/Auto serving all of your tire needs!

Trust What You Love to...

ZYLSTRA TIRE

501 Grover St Lynden 360-354-4493 Electrician Tyler Zylstra

Gilbert Silva

Landscape/Mowing

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Plumbing

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530 E Wiser Lake Rd Lynden 360-354-5124

360-354-4493 501 Grover Street, Lynden

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VAN’S PLUMBING AND ELECTRIC, INC.

307 19th St Lynden 360-354-2171

Law Practice

Remodeling/Construction

Nicole L. Terpstra,

VAN’S PLUMBING AND ELECTRIC, INC.

Attorney at Law, PLLC

307 19th St Lynden 360-354-2171

709 Grover Street Lynden 360-318-9300

2017 Front St Lynden 360-354-4149

MT. BAKER VISION CLINIC Dr. Brian Koning

Dr. Kelly Larsen

(360) 354-3097 vandergiessennursery.com

Dr. Hannah Joyner

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TRUST!

You deserve the best in optical and medical eye care!

401 E. Grover St, Lynden

Thank you, Lynden!

Since 1951. One Clinic. Two Locations.

We appreciate your vote and all of your support over the past year. We’re honored to have the opportunity to serve you in your lawn & garden needs.

360-733-1720 • www.mtbakervision.com

Serving Lynden and Whatcom County for four generations since 1938.


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Cleaning Services

191 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd Lynden 360-354-4145 Ethnic Food

1710 Front St Fairway Center, Lynden 360-318-1171

Burger or Sandwich

Pizza

Burgers & Brew 8107 Guide Meridian Rd Lynden • 360-354-2125 Happy Hour

8122 Guide Meridian Rd Lynden • 360-392-8435 Coffee/Espresso

115 E Homestead Blvd, Suite A Lynden 360-778-2849

2 LOCATIONS IN LYNDEN Bender Plaza, Fairway Center

Blessed Again! Olson Family Chiropractic VOTED “BEST CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE” OF LYNDEN 2020 We would like to thank the community of Lynden and surrounding area for their wonderful support and vote of confidence, once again! We are humbled and blessed to be receiving the “Best of Lynden” award again this year!

Olson Family Chiropractic 360-318-1240 Olsonfamilychiropractic.com


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2020 Best of Lynden

NORTHWEST Energy | Agronomy | Retail

VAN’S PLUMBING AND ELECTRIC, INC.

Thank You Voted Best Pet Supply Store!

for choosing our company as

“The Best Plumbing & Electric Company” 307 19th Street, Lynden, WA 98264 (360) 354-2171 • (360) 354-VANS

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Thank you for voting for us! We love that you voted us the 2020 Best Pet Supply Store. Stop by soon to see what else we have in store. You’ll find everything you need from pet supplies to gardening, clothing and more! And right next door we’ve got quick snacks, cold beverages and daily life essentials all in one convenient location! We look forward to serving you in 2021!

CHS Northwest 415 Depot Rd., Lynden • 360.306.3800 Everything you need for Home & Farm.

chsnw.com

Fax (360) 354-5497

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Baked Goods

421 Front St Lynden 360-354-3911 Grocery

8071 Guide Meridian Rd, #101 Lynden 360-318-0688

Local Food

Caterer

211 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd Lynden 360-318-8869

1726 Front St Lynden 360-318-1302

Convenience

Gift Shop/Jewelry

1501 E Badger Rd, Lynden 360-354-2618

It’s an honor to offer the BEST FURNITURE to the BEST town of Lynden! We look forward to serving you in the New Year.

Thanks for voting our office Best of Lynden Law Practice! Nicole L. Terpstra ATTORNEY AT LAW, PLLC 709 Grover Street, Lynden • 360-318-9300

1758 Front St, #104 Fairway Center, Lynden 360-318-8854

Proud to be voted Best of Lynden 2020

H O M E S T E A D F I T N E S S

115 E Homestead Blvd, Lynden 360-354-1196 • homesteadfitness.com


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2020 Best of Lynden

Furniture

Farm Supply

1898 Front St Lynden 360-318-0134

168 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd Lynden 360-778-3870 Hardware/Home Improvement

Garden/Nursery

401 E Grover St Lynden 360-354-3097

Clothing/Fashion

Florist

Petal Pushers 1736 Front St Lynden 360-354-2291

Lynden • 360-303-3457 facebook.com/petalpushers flowertruck

420 Front St Lynden 360-778-1849

1758 Front St. #104 Fairway Center 360-354-3101

Thank You

Hardware

1736 Front St., Fairway Center, Lynden • 360-354-2291

To show our appreciation, bring this entry form in to win prizes!

Name: __________________________________ Phone: __________________________________ No purchase necessary, see store for details.

Thank you for your support of our store through the years. We look forward to serving you in 2021!

Lynden Family Medicine is honored to be your Best of Lynden choice for Medical Facility. familycarenetwork.com Anacortes | Bellingham | Birch Bay | Ferndale | Lynden | Mount Vernon


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2020 Best of Lynden

Thank You for Choosing

as Best Insurance Agency 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

AND Best Customer Service in Lynden! 2018, 2019 & 2020

BEST OF

We appreciate your support! Guided, Trusted, Local.

(360) 354-2200

8108 Guide Meridian, Lynden WA 98264 www.guideinsuranceservices.com


2020 Best of Lynden

Consignment/Thrift/Antique

408 1st St Lynden 360-318-9333 Local Charity or Organization

205 South B.C. Ave, #117 Lynden 360-354-9930

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Meeting Place

Local Farm

2 LOCATIONS IN LYNDEN Bender Plaza, Fairway Center

Wedding Venue

112 H Street Rd Lynden 360-410-7777 Golf Course

115 E Homestead Blvd, Suite A Lynden 360-778-2849

115 E. Homestead Blvd Lynden 360-354-1196

Thanks for choosing ZYLSTRA TIRE

as the Best Tire Store in Lynden! We appreciate it and look forward to serving all of your tire needs!

Historic Hospitality 360-354-4493

Tyler Zylstra, Owner

Gilbert Silva, Owner

501 Grover Street, Lynden


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Family Activity

Accommodations/Hotel

Wild Card: Diesel Repair

Bender Fields Park 8770 Bender Rd Lynden 360-354-6717

100 5th Street Lynden 360-746-8597

9458 Depot Rd Lynden 360-543-3193

Drive-Thru Prescription Pick-up M-F 9 am to 7 pm Sat 9 am to 5 pm • Sun Closed

Thank You Lynden! We appreciate your continued support and are proud to have served you for 32 years. Holiday blessings to you & your families. 1758 Front St. #106, Lynden • 360-354-1226 www.fairwaydruglynden.com

Thank You for Choosing

Rich with beta carotene, Vat-pasteurized and non-GMO fed cows

Farmstand

as Best Local Farm!

112 H St. Rd., Lynden (360) 410-7777 myshandairy.com

Available at the Lynden Food Pavilion, Northwood Market, Front St. Market, Grocery Outlet and all 5 Haggen locations!


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“Thank you, Lynden for voting us Best Veterinary Hospital in Lynden 9 years in a row!”

- The crew at Kulshan Veterinary Hospital

Caring for All Creatures Large and Small Emergency Services Available • 17 Veterinarians on Staff • Therapeutic Laser • Ultrasound • Exotics • Boarding Facilities • Laser Surgery • Nutritional Consulting • Digital Radiography • Endoscopy • In-House Lab

Kulshan Veterinary Hospital PLLC (360) 354-5095

8880 Benson Rd., Lynden, WA • 6220 Portal Way, Ferndale

American Animal Hospital Association Accredited Hospital


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