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Articles published Wed, Jun 17, 2009

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Letters to the Editor June 18 - 24, 2009


Growing Blaine

Blaine’s first gardener’s market was a big success Saturday. The next market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 27 at the H Street plaza.

Birch Bay sandcastle contest this Saturday

Those looking for a fun way to spend a day may want to grab a shovel and a bucket and head to the beach this Saturday.

Birch Bay house fire

County council discusses Birch Bay UGA cuts

Rivalry between Blaine and Birch Bay surfaced Tuesday night at a joint meeting of the Whatcom County Council and the Whatcom County Planning Commission. Seven county cities and three unincorporated areas including Birch Bay presented their proposals to the joint meeting for updating their Urban Growth Areas (UGA) as required by the state’s growth management act (GMA).

Senior center’s Hanks earns award

Dana Hanks took over as the Blaine Senior Center/Community Center coordinator last February after 31 years serving on the staff of the county-owned Roeder home. The 101-year-old house was given to Whatcom County parks and recreation in 1971 by Mrs. Donald Keyes as a community cultural arts and social center, and for the last three decades Hanks has been closely identified with its diverse program of performances, classes and events.

News in Brief

Semiahmoo beach tour this Saturday • Meeting to hear concerns over roundabouts • Semiahmoo Park dedication Friday • Bay Cafe now offering scooter rentals • Woman wanted by feds arrested at border • Former NFL player arrested at border • Vandals cause $2,000 damage to park

Blaine students earn top honors

Walk-in clinic opens at local Haggen

One-stop medical... A new walk-in clinic in Ferndale offers one-stop shopping for patients.

Father’s Day concert to benefit playground at local park

A day for dads... Father’s Day concert will raise money for playground equipment at Peace Arch State Park.

Local WSU shore stewards walk the walk

Joan and Darrel Clark are residents of Blaine who have always been committed to stewardship of their land and their community. When they built their new home with a view of Drayton Harbor the Clarks knew they wanted to do all that they could to preserve our fish, shellfish, and wildlife for the next generation.

Water utilities win awards

The city of Blaine and Birch Bay Water and Sewer District were each recently awarded two water conservation awards from the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association (PNS-AWWA).


Former Blaine resident embarks on cross-country journey


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