Published on Thu, Mar 27, 2008
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Park district meeting Saturday

The Northwest Park and Recreation District has scheduled a planning meeting to discuss future recreational facilities and activities for Blaine and Birch Bay. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 29 at Semiahmoo County Park.

Winery seeks art submissions

The Dakota Creek Winery is accepting local submissions for a one-day juried art festival at their Blaine winery in August.

Artists can submit digital artwork, web site links or samples for review but entries must be original works. Artists will also be required to supply their own tables or displays and pay a non-refundable entry fee of $40.

For more information, call Dakota Creek Winery owner Ken Peck at 360/820-4752 or email

Slideshow explores Whatcom County marine life

The Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee has scheduled a slideshow presentation about Whatcom County’s recreational shoreline.

The presentation is scheduled for the second floor conference room of the Whatcom County Civic Center, 322 N. Commercial Street, in Bellingham, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 3. Doug Stark, coordinator of the RE Sources Beach Naturalist program, will guide a virtual tour from the rocky Chuckanuts to sandy Semiahmoo, highlighting what’s physically and biologically unique about these areas while exploring the county’s shoreline diversity.

For more information, call Mark Herrenkohl at 319-0721 or Whatcom County Public Works at 715-7450. The event is free and open to the public.

Blaine woman to discuss Reiki practice on internet radio

Residents interested in learning more about Reiki therapy can hear Blaine resident and licensed massage therapist Carolyn Jackson during online radio broadcast Saturday morning.

Jackson, who practices Reiki at the Affolter Clinic in Bellingham, will discuss her experiences and what happens during a Reiki class. She is also the author of The Spirit of Reiki, the co-founder of the Global Reiki Network.

The interview is scheduled from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29 on Affolter. Robert Affolter is the owner of the Affolter Clinic in Bellingham and a licensed chiropractor.
For more information, call 733-1660. The call-in number for listeners is on the web site and shows are archived and posted for listening within two hours of air time.

Blaine resident develops sugar-free powdered syrup mix

A Blaine man thinks he has the answer to weight loss.

Cal Smith, 78, recently developed a sugar-free powdered cellulose gum mix and that turns to thick, honey-like syrup with the addition of cold water. The mixes come in fuzzy peach, Grand Mariner orange and peanut-maple and are expected to be available on local store shelves such as Seaweed and Co. this summer.

Smith is also author of the book “The No-Diet Diet” a diet book that advocates plenty of pancakes made with whole grain flours and low-fat, sugar free toppings.

For more information about Smith’s book or syrups, call 656-6823.

Group schedules men’s night

A group of Lynden and North Whatcom County businesses have scheduled a men’s night out next weekend.

The event will include a free dinner and is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday April 4, 2008 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden. Men and boys of all ages are invited, however registration will be required. For more information call Gene Mulder at 366-3357.

By Tara Nelson