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Letters to the Editor - August 19-25, 2010


Over 40 artists to be featured at winery festival

Those interested in viewing local art and live music while sipping locally-produced wines will want to attend this weekend’s Art At The Winery festival at Dakota Creek Winery in Blaine.

Republicans ahead in primary results

Blaine’s Jason Overstreet will most likely be facing off against Democrat Al Jensen in the race for the 42nd district’s state representative position 1 in the November general election, according to preliminary primary election results released by the Whatcom County Auditor.

Birch Bay man killed in single-car crash

A Birch Bay man was killed Sunday, August 15, when the vehicle he was driving left the roadway near Birch Bay.

Boat spills diesel fuel at Birch Bay Village marina

DOE officials worried about impact on forage fish.

Three youths arrested in Birch Bay beatings

Suspected gang members marred an otherwise quiet night in the Birch Bay community by attacking a 16-year-old boy, his father and other neighbors.

Making a splash

Image of children at Birch Bay Waterslides.

Moon over ‘Moo

Image of Drayton Harbor on a summer night.

Last year’s Art At The Winery event brought in several hundred visitors to Dakota Creek Winery.

Image of last year’s Art At The Winery

Birch Bay blood drive Monday, Aug. 23

The Birch Bay Lions Club has scheduled a community blood drive from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, August 23 in the fire station parking lot at 4581 Birch Bay-Lynden Road.

Group seeks school supply donations

As the Blaine School District starts classes on Wednesday, September 1, the Blaine Family Services Center will begin handing out school supplies to students and families in need of assistance.

Blaine grad completes Air Force training

Air Force Airman Jaclyn Sanchez graduated with honors from basic military training last month at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

High-speed I-5 chase ends at Peace Arch

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office enlisted the help of the Blaine police department to stop a high-speed car chase that ended at the U.S./Canada border with the driver’s arrest.

Arsenic & Old Lace

Image of the farcical black comedy, “Arsenic and Old Lace”

Bond would pay for high school improvements and more

Facilities supervisor Jim Kenoyer walked toward the doorway of a Blaine high school classroom on a warm August afternoon and pulled out a key ring that allows him access through any door on the property.

County council rescinds Birch Bay UGA revisions

Birch Bay will have 17 acres more in which to grow thanks to a Whatcom County Council vote last week.

A woman looks at a night-time view of White Rock, B.C., from the Marine Drive pier earlier this week.

Image of night-time view of White Rock, B.C.

Bike ride to help with 3-year-old’s medical bills

When Susan Walters got a phone call from her 2-year-old daughter’s doctor early last December, she figured it was because of a vitamin deficiency.

High school band to host concerts at Marine Park

The Blaine Fine Arts Association and the Blaine High School Wind Ensemble are hosting two evenings of music at the Blaine Marine Park amphitheater.

Sterling Dietz to host two ‘farewell shows’ before Mexico move

Local magician Sterling Dietz will host two final performances before his move to Los Cabos, Mexico this month.

Two paws up!

Image of Little Red Caboose co-owner John Quimod’s dog “Doogie”

City pays it forward with H Street improvements

BMS orientation night next week

Blaine middle school is inviting sixth grade parents and students to attend an orientation night at 5 p.m. Monday, August 23 at the middle school cafeteria.

School board hosts budget hearing

The Blaine school board offered a detailed picture of its 2010-2011 school year budget and fielded comments from residents at a budget hearing held Thursday afternoon, August 12.

August is leak detection month in Blaine, Birch Bay

The City of Blaine and Birch Bay Water and Sewer District are designating August as Leak Detection Month.

Local libraries network with colleges, universities

Local libraries will soon allow residents who have a library card at any Bellingham Public Library facility or any of the Whatcom County Library System branch libraries to borrow library materials from local academic libraries.


David Lawrence Parshall

David Lawrence Parshall of Blaine, Washington left this mortal existence on Sunday August 15, 2010 at the age of 55.

Jake Creasey

Jake Creasey, “Jumping Jake” of Custer, Washington, passed on Tuesday morning, August 10, 2010.


Borderite girls seek winning volleyball tradition

Blaine volleyball coach Sheli Moore is full of optimism as she begins her second season at the helm.

Youth hockey looks to rebound from last year

“Every kid who wants to play hockey, needs to play hockey.”


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