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Articles published Wed, Jul 18, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: July 19 - July 25, 2012


County sides with BBWARM on national stormwater permit

A Whatcom County official has written a strongly worded letter to the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) protesting the agency’s decision to include Birch Bay in the county’s national stormwater permit (NSP).

Connection fees draw ire of developers

Blaine City Council’s decision to reinstate water and sewer connection fees has got some high-profile developers asking how serious city officials are about revitalizing the town.

Blaine planning commission supports park impact fees

Blaine planning commissioners want park impact fees reinstituted citywide and have recommended city council set the fees higher than they were in 2009, before being dropped.

Ragnar Relay race to start at Peace Arch State Park this year

Runners will dash through Blaine during the annual Ragnar Relay series Northwest Passage this week. The race, which begins at Peace Arch State Park and ends at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley, is about 24 miles total.

EverybodyBIKE to host Birch Bay Summer Ride event on Sunday

Summer Rides, an EverybodyBIKE event, will feature a Beach Pedal in Birch Bay on Sunday, July 22. The Beach Pedal will include a 6-mile bike ride followed by a social hour with refreshments from The C Shop.

Ace Hardware in Blaine holds grand opening

Warm sunshine welcomed customers to Ace Hardware’s re-opening on Monday as billowy breezes teased the festive balloons tied to the garden area outside the store.

Blue Fish building to house new restaurant

After years of neglect and countless groans from Birch Bay residents at the mere mention of its name, the old Blue Fish building is set to house Birch Bay’s latest restaurant by the end of the week.

Active Seniors Special Section: Tai chi is key to flexibility

Four years ago, Guo Cheng was virtually bedridden. She couldn’t get up to cook or clean her home, and she slept up to 20 hours a day.

Active Seniors Special Section: Staying healthy with Type 2 diabetes

Vickie Blacklidge’s one downfall is dark chocolate. Even after being a Type 2 diabetic for 10 years, she still can’t resist it.

Puget Sound Energy to host lightbulb exchange event in Lynden

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will soon let people exchange their old, incandescent lightbulbs for new, energy efficient ones.


Michael David Robertson: June 3, 1961 – July 1, 2012

A celebration of life for Michael D. Robertson, 51, will be held Saturday, July 21, at 1 p.m. at Free Church Unitarian, 1218 Harrison Ave. in Blaine.


Police Reports: July 10 - July 18, 2012

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for July 10 through July 18, 2012


Children show their creative side at the library

At the Lego Creation Show ‘n’ Tell children brought in their coolest creations to the Blaine public library on Wednesday, July 11

Crews complete Peace Portal trail

Work crews have substantially completed the Peace Portal Community trail on the east side of Peace Portal Drive.


Informational meeting to present latest on Birch Bay shoreline enhancements

Birch Bay organizers are hosting a community meeting tonight at 7 to provide an update on the shoreline improvements formerly known as the berm project.


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