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Council, DHM at odds over Plover ferry rates

The decision on whether to charge mandatory fares for Blaine’s Plover ferry is in question, as is the funding that pays for the popular tourist attraction.

City council grants $5,000 to rebuild skate park

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Blaine earns distinction for PE class

The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) recently selected Blaine elementary school as a recipient of their STARS program that recognizes a school’s total physical education offerings.

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Rustic buildings, beautiful landscapes at Selene Homestead

Rolling hills, picturesque wetlands and rustic buildings frame Whatcom County’s newest outdoor wedding venue.

Bioplex Nutrition opens new plant in Blaine

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Scott Ellis hired as high school principal

After reviewing six candidates in an hour-long executive session Monday night, the Blaine school board hired acting principal Scott Ellis to replace Dan Newell as principal at Blaine high school Monday night. The appointment is effective immediately.

Birch Bay works to clean up litter

Despite the loss of county funding and support, community members felt Birch Bay was still in need of a little TLC – Trash and Litter Crew, that is.

Blaine student gets political experience

Sophia Sennett, a sophomore at Blaine high school, spent a week in Olympia working as a page for the Washington State Senate.

ACE Hardware plans grand opening for Blaine store

Blaine and Birch Bay residents now have more shopping choices when it comes to hardware, houseware, garden and do-it-yourself home improvement items.

Outdoor living areas add to space, quality of life

House too small? With modern outdoor furniture and appliances you can spend a lot more time outdoors than you may think, all year, rain or shine. Picture yourself sitting on an Adirondack chair next to a gas fired barbecue or perhaps inside a screened room avoiding bugs.

Little Red Caboose has new owners, southern flair

Blaine’s historic Little Red Caboose has new owners and a new menu. Indica Mitchell, her husband, Damien, and their sons Dedrick, 7, Damek, 10, and Dajayln, 12, have re-opened the Little Red Caboose on Peace Portal Drive, offering breakfast items, espresso, soups, salads and sandwiches.

WCC offers short-term job training

Whatcom Community College’s Community Education program is offering non-credit, short-term classes in core skills necessary to finding a job in a down economy.

Looming school cuts outlined at community forum

Cautioning that the final picture won’t be clear until the Washington state legislature actually passes a budget, Blaine superintendent of schools Ron Spanjer gave more shape to impending school cuts at a community forum last week at the performing arts center.

 

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