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Letters to the Editor - July 29 - August 4, 2010


Semiahmoo Resort voted "Best Destination" site

Semiahmoo Resort has been voted the "Best Northwest Destination Wedding Site" for 2010 in Seattle Bride magazineâs âBest of 2010â July issue. Semiahmoo was recognized for its âMany indoor and outdoor wedding locales in the same resort.â

Community orchard plan hits snag at council

Plans for a community orchard near the area referred to as “the 7th Street right-of-way” have been put on hold following legal concerns raised by Blaine City Council Monday.

School board OKs $32 million bond initiative

Voters will vote on a $32 million bond initiative on the April 2011 ballot thanks to a 5-0 vote at the Blaine school board’s regular meeting Monday night.

Resort sues county over BBWARM

A Birch Bay resort has filed a lawsuit against Whatcom County claiming it should not have to pay stormwater fees assessed through the Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management program.

Talk explores Birch Bay shorelines

Those wanting to learn more about the connection between shorelines and the health of the local marine environment will want to attend a free presentation at Birch Bay State Park next week.

Lighthouse Point ribbon cutting Aug. 6

The city of Blaine will celebrate the completion of its Lighthouse Point water reclamation facility with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Friday, August 6.

Dakota Creek wines score high in taste

For the second time in less than a year, Dakota Creek Winery has had one of their wines rated at 90 points by Wine Spectator magazine.

Blaine business offers day rafting trips

A Blaine business is offering inner tube floating packages on the Nooksack River beginning this summer.

BTAC will accept applications until August 13

The Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) is accepting grant applications for projects meant to increase tourism in Blaine for 2011.

Get involved in Birch Bay

Birch Bay area residents are invited to participate in a facilitated brainstorming session to create strategies for tourism development. The results of these efforts will guide Birch Bay's tourism development programs and projects during the next six years.

EPA grant to fund Birch Bay watershed education

Birch Bay residents and landowners will soon receive advice and education on how their actions affect the Birch Bay watershed thanks to a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

New bed and breakfast opens in Birch Bay

Visitors to Birch Bay have a new choice when it comes to where they want to spend the night. The Oysterman’s Daughter Bed & Breakfast is open for business and is accepting guests into its two cozy bedrooms.

Lee Mann speaks on photography career

Lee Mann has traveled throughout the United States as well as to Antarctica, Africa, Tibet, the South Pacific and the Canadian Arctic, but he said his heart will always remain in the North Cascades.

District discusses water service extensions

The Birch Bay Water and Sewer District board of commissioners came down hard on the idea of providing water outside of the district’s service area at their regular meeting last Thursday.

Wound Healing Center uses holistic approach

Living with a wound that won’t heal can be a burden on your mind and body. Just ask Carol and Ray Dellecker, who care for their elderly, yet relatively independent, family member, Carmel Dellecker.

For Birch Bay woman, 91, life never gets old

Some might say Joy MacKinnon Oravetz, of Birch Bay, has led a full life but that doesn’t mean she has stopped living.

Birch Bay seal pup rescued

Thanks to a few concerned citizens and volunteers at the Whatcom Marine Mammal Stranding Network (WMMSN), two Birch Bay seal pups are getting a second chance at life.


Blaine’s Coston runs basketball clinics for hoop hopefuls

Kyle Coston, of Blaine, doesn’t dwell on how much work is yet to be done on his basketball training facility located at 4906 Graveline Road in Ferndale. Nor has he decided to wait before beginning to teach the skills that he used to lead Portland State to consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.

2010 Blaine softball sees youth movement

Summer league softball began for the Blaine Force at Bender fields in Lynden on July 21.


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