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Letters to the Editor -- July 03, 2008

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Dan Persse goes to Washington

Dan Persse, Blaine elementary PE teacher, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for three different physical education bills to be considered...

Hands-free cell phone rule in effect

Drivers in Washington state who hold a cell phone to their ear while driving may now face a $124 fine if they are caught.

City hosts electronics recycling day

The city of Blaine has sponsored an electronics recycling drop-off station from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 5 at the Blaine high school parking lot...

Somerbrook Lavender Farm is home away from home

The Brook family in England, ancestors of the Meaker family, used to have an estate in Somerset County, so when Scott and Nan made their lavender farm,...

Policy change makes life easier for boaters

Cross border traffic on the water is increasing with the onset of good weather. To the pleasant surprise of local boaters a Customs and Border Protection...

Hurt by economy, senior center struggles to keep meal programs

As gas prices continue to increase, the federally subsidized nutrition program offering hot lunches to seniors throughout Whatcom County has been forced...

Vegetarians needn’t fear Fourth of July barbecues

For many, the days leading up to Fourth of July will likely be filled with charcoal-infused dreams of backyard barbecues with icy-cold beverages and meat...

40-footer sold locally is fast, comfortable, seaworthy

Bob Brooks had about a foot of clearance on either side while exiting his moorage in the Blaine Marina, with boats on one side and a low-tide mudflat on...

Happy Feet Clinic

The NW Parks and Recreation district kicked off its series of summer programs this week with its “Happy Feet Clinic” soccer classes for children...

Fishing charters now available

Frank Dickerson recently opened Riptide Charters, his saltwater sport fishing charter business, with a new 24-foot aluminum boat he’s named the Ashley...

Local wines are just a hop and skip away

From Blaine’s own Dakota Creek and Glacial Lake Missoula wineries to Glacier Peak Vineyards deep in the north Cascades wilderness, there are plenty...

BRIEFS

NEXUS user arrested for ecstasy

Jazz festival planned for next weekend

Peace Portal Drive will be blocked off between H and G streets again next Saturday, July 12, to provide room for artists and food vendors to display their...

New planning commissioner speedily resigns

At press time The Northern Light has learned that Robert Caine, a recently appointed planning commissioner as of the last Blaine City Council meeting has...

Blaine’s Fourth of July parade this Friday

The annual Blaine Fourth of July parade gets underway Friday at noon in downtown Blaine with a local fixture civic events, the always cheerful John Choulochas...

police

Police Report -- July 03, 2008

 

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