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Letters to the Editor - June 9-15, 2011

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Music fans get down at the Haynie Grange this summer

Fans of bluegrass and classic country music are in for a treat this weekend when Haynie Grange’s annual Opry series comes alive.

Plover helps students across the border

The Plover ferry recently gave a hand to 19 eighth-graders and a handful of adult chaperones when the schooner Adventuress on which they were sailing had to make a stop near Blaine.

Cherry Point meeting draws hundreds

A Bellingham meeting held to discuss the proposed Cherry Point shipping terminal drew an overflow crowd to the city’s main courthouse. Bellingham mayor Dan Pike called the June 1 listening session to solicit public input on the proposal.

Doug Ericksen to run for county executive position

Washington state senator Doug Ericksen (R-Ferndale) has decided to run for the Whatcom County Executive position.

Crossing to close Sunday

All lanes of traffic through the Peace Arch border will be temporarily closed Sunday due to the 88th annual Hands Across the Border celebration.

Make this the summer you learn to sail

Those interested in learning to sail will want to take advantage of the Northwest Park And Recreation District 2’s sail training program.

Interpretive center hearing postponed

A public hearing on a proposed interpretive center for Birch Bay State Park was postponed this week after state parks officials said they wanted more time to study the area.

HomeConnection students graduate

Water Awareness poster contest winners

Blaine fourth-grade students and teachers congratulated the 2011 winners of the Water Awareness poster contest, sponsored by the city of Blaine and Birch Bay Water and Sewer District.

Evening of the Arts

Evening of the Arts, Blaine High School, Thursday, June 2

City hosts June 24 clean-up day

The city of Blaine wants to spruce up the downtown area for the annual Fourth of July celebration – and it needs your help.

Young at Heart

Come right in, month of June, you haven’t arrived a bit too soon.

Sheriff's office launches online crime reporting

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office can now receive reports for certain minor incidents and “no-suspect” crimes via the internet.

Soaring the Friendly Skies

Skill and great timing allowed Dennis Cymbalski to digitally capture this eagle flying past Semiahmoo Spit.

sports

Spring football practice begins

Parker Wallace ended his junior season as the backup quarterback to Zach Aiken on the Borderite junior varsity team. Myles Peltier quarterbacked the freshman team.

Smarts get team to state

Blaine head softball coach Alisa Burk can say that she took her team to state in her first year. Impressive, when one reflects on a one-win season.

 

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