Thu, May 13, 2010 

 

New skate park on its way to Blaine

Retirement Lifestyles: Joint replacement helps county man “live again”

Ross Boice, of Everson, coached high school sports, was a professional football player, avid golfer and active grandpa. But when knee pain from osteoarthritis sidelined him, it made it impossible for Boice to participate in most of the activities that he enjoyed.

Retirement Lifestyles: WWU offers classes for mature adults

Retirement Lifestyles: Senior center offers writing classes

Kay Dee Powell, a retired teacher from California, has been facilitating a creative writing class at the Blaine senior center for the past six years.

Fri, May 7, 2010 

 

Event features boating safety, nautical flea market

Thu, May 6, 2010 

 

County to vote on Lincoln Road widening this Tuesday

Those wanting to have a say about a possible $3.9 million Lincoln Road improvement project will want to attend a May 11 meeting of the Whatcom County Council.

Springfest art studio tour showcases best of Blaine

Handmade jewelry, knitted hats, stained glass works, Scandinavian wet felting, and decorated functional ceramic ware are just a few of the crafts visitors will find at the Springfest art studio tour in Blaine and Birch Bay this weekend.

Voters turn down WTA tax hike

Whatcom County voters said they didn’t support a two-tenths of 1 percent tax increase that would have increased public transit service county-wide.

City council says no to train depot

With an unofficial 4-3 straw vote Monday, Blaine City Council indicated it will not be supporting a local group’s efforts to move the city’s historic train depot to a park near the end of Milhollin Drive.

DOT: Shorter waits at Marine Drive next week

Drivers can expect to see fewer delays next week as crews complete the first phase of a roundabout project at Peace Portal and Marine drives.

Retirement Lifestyles: Senior center meals provide more than just food

For many seniors and community members who frequent Blaine senior center’s daily lunch, the meals are not just satisfying nutritional requirements but connecting with friends and being part of the community.

Local author hosts book signing May 8

Local resident and writer Jeanne Halsey will be autographing copies of her self-published book.

New bird viewing shelters planned

Blaine residents will soon be able to enjoy viewing birds from new covered shelters in Marine Park.

Bicycle safety fair this Saturday

Local firefighters are gearing up for Saturday's Bicycle Safety Fair at the Blaine Elementary parking lot at the corner of H and Mitchell streets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Need help? Hire a football player

Local residents who need heavy work done in the yard or around the house can call on the Blaine football team.

Retirement Lifestyles: Young At Heart

Here we are in the merry month of May, how wonderful! Here in the Blaine senior center, we are enjoying every minute of it. There are many things to do. There was a tremendous rummage sale to begin the month and that was enjoyed by crowds of people.

BHS to host mock DUI crash

Blaine high school will host a mock DUI crash at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 12 at Blaine high school field.

Cultural unity club seeks talent

Blaine high school's Cultural Unity Club will host a cultural festival at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 27 at the Performing Arts Center and is looking for performers in the community.

Master Gardeners to host plant sale

The popular annual Master Gardener Plant Sale and Fair is scheduled for Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Hovander Homestead Park, 5299 Neilsen Rd., Ferndale.

Local group issues 2010 farm guide

Sustainable Connections recently released their 2010 Whatcom Food & Farm Finder, the region’s comprehensive guide to local food and agriculture that helps eaters hungry for where to find fresh greens and good grub.

Wed, May 5, 2010 

 

Blaine's lively arts community featured in local television broadcast

KVOS host Deb Slater explores Blaine's unique economy.

Thu, Apr 29, 2010 

 

County approves horse traffic on Birch Bay Drive

The Whatcom County Council lifted the ban on horses along Birch Bay Drive by a unanimous vote Tuesday, paying the way for local resident Roger Edmonds to start a business giving tours of Birch Bay from his horse-drawn surrey.

Port to fund Birch Bay tourism study

The Port of Bellingham announced last week it will be accepting bids from consulting firms to conduct a study of tourism in Birch Bay.

Judge denies request for roundabout injunction

The Washington state Department of Transportation will be able to continue with the construction of two planned roundabouts at Peace Portal Drive and D Street despite allegations of the project’s possible environmental impacts, a judge ruled Friday, April 23.

Project Education Inc: How local enthusiasm and determination is changing the lives of Kenyan students

When Birch Bay resident Jeana King told her friend Debra Akre about a possible job for her, little did she know that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single sentence, to paraphrase Lao-tzu. Nor did she know that she would also end up on the journey.

Photos in this week's issue April 29 - May 5, 2010

Peace Portal Subway closes during road work

Citing a significant drop in sales and lack of customer parking, Blaine Subway owner Dale Schrader said Wednesday he would be closing his store at 429 Peace Portal Drive until work crews complete construction of two roundabouts.


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