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Letters to the Editor - November 26 - December 2, 2009


Habitat seeks to finish home for the holidays

As the holiday season approaches, the Whatcom County chapter of Habitat For Humanity is seeking to finish their latest Blaine home.

City moves ahead in approving 2010 budget details

As the city of Blaine moves closer to adopting its 2010 budget, Blaine City Council is struggling with details.

Holiday festivals packed with fun

Blaine opens the holiday season this year on the first weekend in December with some traditional touches and some new events.

News In Brief

Senior center releases holiday cookbook • Local author hosts book signing Dec. 12 • Gift wrapping event to benefit choir trip • Local stores raise money for food banks

Gift drive benefits soldiers in honor of Aamot

A group of Whatcom County residents have organized a holiday gift drive in honor of Spc. Aaron Aamot, 22, of Custer, and his friend, Gary Gooch, both of whom were killed while serving in Jelewar, Afghanistan.

Cookie contest returns to Blaine

Thanksgiving dinner available to those in need

Bellini’s Norma opera is melodramatic masterpiece

Vancouver Opera’s Golden Anniversary Season opens with Vincenzo Bellini’s masterpiece, Norma. Performances on November 28, December 1, 3, 5, 2009 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

NWFR to host budget hearing

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR), the fire protection district that serves Blaine, Birch Bay and rural Lynden, has announced a public hearing to review the proposed 2010 budget.

Birch Bay chamber elects new board members

A salute to veterans...

Border Songs looks at life on the 49th parallel

For the book lovers on your list, a Christmas present extraordinaire – a novel set in Blaine. In Border Songs, author Jim Lynch tells an outstanding story about the once sleepy town, whose main vice was an adult book store.

Fire commissioner Butch Hinchey resigns

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFRS) commissioner Butch Hinchey resigned last month and the search is on for a replacement. Sort of.

Bay Builders - Great kids doing great thing!

Blaine School District's outstanding students of the month


Record-setting Blaine receiver has athletic roots

Two Blaine cross country runners go to state

A funny thing happened on the way to the cross country state meet in Pasco earlier this month. Blaine’s team was swept with a sudden epidemic of appendicitis.


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