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Letters to the Editor - April 15 - 21, 2010


Environmental author to speak in Bellingham

Author David Boyd will share advice on avoiding environmental toxins in everyday products and living a longer, healthier life on April 22 in Bellingham at a live recording of The Chuckanut Radio Hour.

Library Link

Even during tough economic times, individuals can flourish with the aid of library materials.

Council to discuss lifting Birch Bay horse ban

Birch Bay may resound with the clip-clop of horse hooves this summer if the Whatcom County Council passes a newly proposed amendment to a ban on horse traffic on Birch Bay Drive.

Wings Over Water festival takes flight Saturday

Bird lovers will want to grab their viewing scopes and head down to the Blaine waterfront for the 8th annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival (WOW) this weekend.

State approves education budget cuts

Blaine school district appears to have dodged at least a few bullets as it wends its way through the budget setting process for the 2010/2011 school year.

Program matches volunteers with lonely seniors

The Whatcom County Interfaith Coalition’s Friendly Visitors program will offer a training session during April and May for individuals who wish to make a difference in the lives of isolated older adults.

14 men arrested cockfighting bust

Authorities continue to pursue evidence regarding an illegal cockfight on West Laurel Road that was raided on Saturday, April 3.

Overstreet announces bid for 42nd legislative district

Blaine City Council member Jason Overstreet, a Republican, has announced his bid for the 42nd Legislative District House of Representatives seat being vacated by Representative Doug Ericksen (R-Ferndale).

Mint family has many varieties for the garden

The mint family offers a mouthwatering array of different types, such as pineapple mint, chocolate mint, apple mint, orange mint, not to mention spearmint and peppermint.

Take the survey on watershed-friendly gardening classes

The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resource Management District (BBWARM) is considering offering free workshop series on watershed-friendly gardening and Low Impact Development (LID) practices for homeowners in the Birch Bay watershed as part of their stormwater education program.

Maintaining present vehicle may make financial sense

Although you may want to get rid of your present vehicle in favor of a new car, taking better care of your current set of wheels may make much more sense in the long run, helping you achieve a goal of financial freedom.

Avoid vehicle problems by watching for signs

When it comes to your car’s safety, brakes top the list of systems that need monitoring. However, many people are unaware of the signs that indicate a car’s brakes may need maintenance or repair.

WWU spring career fair scheduled April 22

Job seekers looking for ways to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Spring Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 22 in the Mac Gym of the Wade King Student Recreation Center.

Local artists sought for NSEA art show

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) invites local artists of any medium to participate in 8th Annual Salmon at the Bay Art Show

Bay Cafe to host annual clothing swap

Those with a closet full of clothes will want to attend the 2nd annual clothing swap at Bay Cafe in Birch Bay next week.

Gardener’s Market opens May 22

Blaine residents are just a month away from being able to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables as well as hand-made crafts and art as part of the annual Blaine Gardener’s Market located at the H Street Plaza in downtown Blaine.


Birch Bay hockey star still going strong

Morrison and Mattson lead Blaine at Northwest Conference

Week in Blaine baseball studded with wins, losses

Business as usual for Blaine track

Boys soccer blown away by storm

Blaine girls win first in tennis


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