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Letters to the Editor - December 9-15, 2010


Blaine massage practice moves to Marine Drive

Jessica David was looking for a new space for her massage practice formerly located in the Drayton Harbor building Peace Portal Drive when she found a small retired fishing shack on Marine Drive.

Historic Blaine business folds, cites clean-up costs

An iconic Blaine business will close this month, citing environmental clean-up costs its owner can’t afford to pay.

County agrees to settlement with Trillium, city

The Trillium Corporation will be allowed to continue the development process for a 624-acre project in west Blaine after Whatcom County Council approved a settlement Tuesday night.

Buys beats Linville in final recount

Lynden business owner and Republican Vincent Buys has officially captured the second representative position for Washington’s 42nd legislative district, winning the contest by 149 votes.

American Idol star to perform at Blaine PAC

Blaine high school’s wind ensemble could get an unexpected boost in their fundraising efforts this year after they garnered a special performance by American Idol star Timothy Urban.

Who’s that Santa?

The Birch Bay and Blaine chambers of commerce are sponsoring another fun giveaway this holiday season in their “Match the Santa” contest.

Senior center to host all-you-can-eat spaghetti night

The Blaine Senior Center will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 10, at 763 G Street in Blaine.

Blaine Holiday Harbor Lights Festival

Blaine Holiday Harbor Lights Festival

Habitat For Humanity to host home store grand opening

The Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County Store will host a grand opening event on Saturday, December 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hotline offers answers for stormwater problems

A new stormwater reporting hotline is now available for the Birch Bay Watershed. Birch Bay residents can call 360/715-7460 with any questions or problems regarding stormwater drainage, erosion or water quality.

Loomis Hall Holiday Party

Loomis Hall Gallery has scheduled their annual holiday party from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 10.

Angel Tree gives local children Christmas gifts

A local program to donate gifts to low-income children is still seeking donations of gifts and cash to help reach their goal this month.

Blaine ICE official under under investigation

A Blaine Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official is under internal investigation after misconduct allegations arose from his work on an international sexual abuse case in California in 2008 and 2009.

Church celebrates 100th anniversary

On December 17, 1910, the Blaine Congregational Church, located at 885 4th Street, was dedicated by a group of about 75 church members.

Whatcom County rezones 800 acres in Birch Bay

Whatcom County Council has decided to rezone approximately 800 acres in Birch Bay to allow more houses per acre.


Sverrir Herman Magnusson

Sverrir Herman Magnusson, age 89 of Blaine, passed away Sunday, December 5, 2010 in Bellingham.


Mariner Holiday Classic

Blaine high school wrestlers brought home a first place trophy in the Mariner Holiday Classic event December 4 in Everett.

Sehome, La Conner race past Borderites

Blaine head basketball coach Dougal Thomas has preached strong pressuring defense, rebounding and pushing the ball up the floor to the Borderites.

Borderites secure two with win against Trojans

Blaine junior guard Stefawn Perrin lead the Lady Borderite’s basketball team to a 49-38 non-conference victory against the Meridian Trojans on Tuesday night at Blaine.

Borderites rebound to dominate Meridian 35-23

“I wish we could have rebounded a little better,” Blaine head basketball coach Dougal Thomas said after his Borderites dismantled Meridian 53-41 for their first victory of the season Tuesday, December 7, “there was a stretch there where we faded a little on the boards.”


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