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Articles published Wed, Feb 9, 2011

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Letters to the Editor - February 10-16, 2011


Border Patrol to host town hall meeting

Residents living near the international boundary with Canada are invited to a town hall meeting with senior officials of the U.S. Border Patrol, Blaine Sector and Office of Air and Marine, Bellingham.

Mature Living Special Section: Semiahmoo Ladies Club aims to serve community

When JoAnn Howe moved to Blaine from Colorado two years ago, she was looking for a way to get connected to the community.

For ex-military member, life is now for the birds

Those interested in the local bountiful bird populations will want to check out a photography exhibit in Bellingham next week.

Semiahmoo sale falls through, buyer misses deadline

The sale of the Semiahmoo Resort and Semiahmoo and Loomis Trail golf courses has fallen through after the buyer could not come up with the money by the agreed upon deadline.

Mongolian hello

Loomis Hall hosted a Mongolian new year holiday celebrating Tsagaan Sar, or White Month, last Saturday.

U.S., Canada, vow to work together

A new U.S./Canada agreement highlights greater cooperation across the border as the key to increased security and prosperity for both nations.

Bird events retrace path of Border Songs author

Birding enthusiasts have several opportunities to learn about local avian species this month as North Cascades Audubon Society president Joe Meche will present three programs as part of Whatcom READS! 2011.

Annual backyard bird count Feb. 18 - 21

Blackbirds made the headlines when a flock of thousands fell from the skies in Arkansas on New Year’s Eve.

Primary school hosts parent talk

The Blaine primary school is hosting its sixth parent-principal coffee talk from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 15 at the school’s multipurpose room.

Volunteers sought for marathon

Organizers of the 43rd annual Birch Bay Marathon are seeking volunteers to help with their annual event Sunday, February 20, in Birch Bay.

Church opens new coffee shop

A new church coffee house will feature live music the second Saturday of each month.

On a final note...

Andy Harmening, head of the Blaine schools choir department, received two music store gift certificates totaling $1,500 from KAFE 104.1 at the Blaine school board meeting on Monday, January 24.

Mature Living Special Section: Senior center blossoms into February

The Blaine Senior Activity Center has been enjoying the winter with an abundance of indoor activities, good food and fellowship.


Vickie Soderbom

Vickie Soderbom of Blaine, WA, passed away February 7, 2011, at the age of 48.


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