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Letters to the Editor - November 11-17, 2010


Sculptures, lighthouse top BTAC budget list

The Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) has completed its 2011 tourism grant funding recommendations.

Council divided over property tax increase

Following heated testimony from Blaine residents, Blaine City Council was left divided about a proposed property tax increase that would help balance their 2011 budget.

Murray and Larsen keep seats

Democratic Washington senator Patty Murray has secured a fourth term in the U.S. Senate by defeating former state senator Dino Rossi. Murray took the senatorial election with 51.4 percent of the vote to Rossi’s approximate 48.5.

Mr. Tooth Fairy

Dan Persse helped divert more than 362 pounds of candy from Blaine students this Halloween.

A toast to the season!

Blaine Bouquets’ owners Lauri Walter, Kim Lillejord and Mary Amsberry talk outside their newly remodeled shop at 625 Peace Portal Drive.

Meeting to discuss Birch Bay watershed development plan

Whatcom County is hosting a public meeting to get feedback on draft low impact development practices draft plan to be included in the forthcoming development manual for the Birch Bay watershed.

NWFR to discuss 2011 budget

Whatcom County Fire Protection District #21 has scheduled a public hearing to discuss its 2011 proposed revenue budget on Thursday, November 18.

Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates the opening of Fourth and B streets

Blaine mayor Bonnie Onyon, c., and other city officials celebrate the opening of Fourth and B streets during a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, November 3.

Mount Vernon man arrested for smuggling ecstasy

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a 26-year-old Mount Vernon man at the Peace Arch port of entry November 4 for allegedly attempting to smuggle 987 tablets of ecstasy into the United States.

North Whatcom Fire & Rescue members help fix flagpole

North Whatcom Fire & Rescue members help fix the flagpole at the American Legion Post #86, Birch Bay in preparation for Veteran’s Day.

Local organizations help veterans, military

A local non-profit organization House 2 Home Network is linking with veteran volunteers to deliver beds to newly housed veterans who are in need of furniture.

A job well done

Leighton Day, 18, of Blaine completed an eight-week basic training program and graduated from Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Chicago on September 17, 2010.

Veterans of foreign wars share stories with Blaine students

In honor of Veteran’s Day, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post 9474 in Custer and American Legion Post 86 in Birch Bay met with students at schools in Blaine and Custer on Wednesday to share their experiences in the U.S. armed services.

Library to feature Icelandic documentary

"From Turf Cottage to the Cover of TIME" chronicals the life of Icelandic immigrant

Blaine woman opens gourmet kitchen store

Blaine resident Peg Cutting recently opened Tabletop Shoppe, offering local chocolates, gourmet and specialty foods and unique kitchen items in Loomis Hall at 288 Martin Street in Blaine.

Flying high...

Darrell Price Jr. graduated from Great Lakes, Illinois Naval Training Center’s boot camp on October 15 as an aviation electronics technician.

Local author to host book signing

A Birch Bay author will host a book signing for her latest book this Friday in Blaine.

Group to perform “The Pajama Game”

The Northwest Washington Theatre Group has scheduled several performances of “The Pajama Game,” a musical based on the novel 7½ Cents by Richard Bissell.

Celebrating three years in business

John and Nancy Ellis, of Birch Bay, and Princess Trinket celebrating Pooch Palace's three-year anniversary and their expansion to include Kitty Kastle.

Langley man opens new business in Loomis Hall

Those looking for a variety of insurances and estate planning options now have more to choose from.

New beginnings!

Birch Bay Bible Community Church held a groundbreaking ceremony October 24 for its new home on the northeast corner of Blaine and Bay roads. The new church is expected to be completed next fall.


Ray Bruce Watkins

Age 88, died peacefully of natural causes at home and in the company of his family on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 in Republic, WA.


Study calls into question football helmet safety

Caleb Johnson’s recollection isn’t clear. For Borderite fans who watched, it will be etched in their memory.


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