Around the City
Public hearing set on developer fee deferral
Blaine City Council, in their regular meeting Monday, voted 6-0 to schedule a public hearing to discuss a possible amendment that would allow city officials to defer some initial fees for developments.
The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 27 at Blaine city hall. For more information, call 332-8311.
County firefighters to ‘fill the boot’ for Muscular Dystrophy
Members of Northwest Whatcom Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 3867 will be conducting their annual “Fill the Boot” fundraiser to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).at a new location this year.
On Friday August 17, volunteers will be at the intersection of Guide Meridian and Birch Bay-Lynden Road from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. asking you to donate or drop change into their fire boots.
For more information, call 425/259-4078.
Semiahmoo Yacht Club extends invitation
Semiahmoo Yacht Club (SYC) invites all interested boaters to its annual crab feed on Saturday, September 8 on the Semiahmoo Marina patio. For more information, visit www.semiahmooyachtclub.com. Or contact vice-commodore Bob Ruth at 360/927-9823.
Workshop teaches coping skills, sympathy for mentally ill
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is hosting a free 12-week course for family and friends of individuals with mental illness.
Their next class begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 4.
Organizers will present current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, co-occurring addictive disorders and others.
For more information, call the NAMI office at 360/ 671-4950.