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Articles published Wed, Jul 20, 2011

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Letters to the Editor: July 21 - July 27, 2011


Downtown Blaine hopes for a boost from new steakhouse

Local restaurateur Jack Niemann recently opened a 5,000-square foot Black Forest Steak House at 638 Peace Portal Drive. The restaurant seats more than 100 people and will bring 17 new full-time jobs to the Blaine community.

2011 Discovery Days Parade and Ducky Derby

Dozens of people braved the wind and rain to turn out for this year's Discovery Days parade and Ducky Derby rubber duck race.

Golay pleads guilty to nine counts of theft

Former Birch Bay Water and Sewer District treasurer Glenn Golay has pleaded guilty to nine counts of first-degree theft stemming from his embezzlement of $469,000 from the district.

George Raft race seeking participants

Organizers for this year’s Drayton Harbor Days festival want participants for the prestigious George Raft Race to start building their rafts now in time for race day on August 6.

Two county executive forums next week

The Birch Bay Steering Committee and The Northern Light will host a forum on July 28 in which members of the public can ask questions of three candidates for Whatcom County Executive.

Blaine alumni make dean’s list at UW

Three Blaine high school graduates – seniors Theodore Cody Barthlow and Alexandra Dolk, along with sophmore Philip Alexander Harezlak – have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for the spring quarter.

Icelandic heritage celebrated with community picnic July 24

Blaine Mayor Bonnie Onyon has declared July 24 “Icelandic Heritage Day,” and the Blaine Icelandic Heritage Society (BIHS) will be having a picnic at Peace Arch State Park to celebrate.

County approves Harbor Shores sewer agreement

The owners of the Harbor Shores development now have permission to construct sewer lines in the community, moving the area one step closer to new home construction.

Blaine, Birch Bay restaurants honored for food safety

Five Blaine and two Birch Bay restaurants took home 2010 Silver Platter food safety awards from the Whatcom County Health Department.

BBWSD mulls water shut-off policy

Chronic late payments from the owners of multi-family residences have prompted Birch Bay Water and Sewer District staff to consider changing the district’s water shut-off policy.

2011 Blaine Jazz Festival

The 2011 Blaine Jazz Festival hosted jazz musicians and students from across the country.

Blaine man barred from providing immigration services

A Whatcom County superior court commissioner has ordered a Blaine man to stop conducting business as a self-described immigration expert and pay fines in connection with the Washington state attorney general’s investigation of his business practices.

Volunteers help clean Birch Bay beaches after July 4

Volunteers and other workers removed nearly three tons of firework and other debris from the beaches of Birch Bay on July 5.

Flying High!

Blaine resident Ardie Freeman, 79, jumps from an airplane at 13,000 feet. Her granddaughter, Beth Black, said after Freeman’s husband died she wrote a bucket list of activities she wanted to accomplish in her life.

See, sail tall ships during Drayton Harbor Days

Next month’s Drayton Harbor Days will include some very tall visitors in the form of the Lady Washington along with her companion ship Hawaiian Chieftain.

Mature Living Special Section: Choose the right care for your loved one

The Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center will address choosing a care setting for an aging family member in the next installment of its ongoing lecture series, “Facing the Challenges of Aging.”

Mature Living Special Section: Staying active with hearing loss

The stereotype of what it means to have a hearing loss is changing.

U.S. Border Patrol Report: July 11 - July 14, 2011

The U.S. Border Patrol report from July 11 through July 14


Melvin C. Pritchett: September 22, 1947 - July 18, 2011

Melvin C. Pritchett September 22, 1947 - July 18, 2011


Police Reports: July 13 - 20, 2011

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for July 13 through July 20, 2011


Volunteers help clean Birch Bay beaches after July 4

Kathy Berg, the co-chair of the Birch Bay Steering Committee, just sent out an email with some information on the beach cleanup effort undertaken on July 5, after the Independence Day festivities. She said volunteers and other workers removed nearly 2.76 tons of firework and other debris from the beaches of Birch Bay.


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