Wed, Apr 7, 2010 

 

Easter slideshow

Young at Heart

Find out what is happening at the Blaine Senior Center

Meeting to plan food bank fundraiser

Organizers of a fundraiser for local food and clothing banks are hosting a planning meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 at the Pizza Factory in Blaine.

Wings Over Water event to feature bird expert

For Maynard Axelson, the Wings Over Water birding festival is about more than just watching birds.

WWU students offer free counseling

Graduate students in Western Washington University’s psychology department will provide free group counseling, under faculty supervision, beginning April 26.

Local Christian author hosts signing

A local Christian author who recently completed a children’s book has scheduled a reading and signing for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at the Blaine public library.

Local candidate to speak April 22

A local candidate vying for a seat occupied by 42cd legislative district representative Dale Brandland (R-Whatcom County) will host a meet and greet event at CJ’s Beach House in Birch Bay this month.

Brace for strong winds Thursday

The National Weather Service in Seattle is warning Western Whatcom County residents of strong lowland winds and rain late Wednesday night and Thursday, April 7 and 8.

Sweet goodbyes - Wolten’s True Value Hardware

Compost tumblers prevent critter invasions

It’s true that outdoor compost piles and bins can be a draw for wildlife – be it bears, rats, raccoons, skunks, opossums or some other creatures of the night – but there are ways to minimize the attraction.

Form meets function with edible gardens

Let’s face it – the garden community is divided. Many folks garden with flowers and ornamental shrubs solely for enhancement of their landscape. Other folks dedicate themselves strictly to vegetable gardening and seem to begrudge devoting any ground to ornamentals.

Wed, Mar 31, 2010 

 

Family says goodbye to a legacy of business

For employee Tracy Todd, it was difficult to comment on the closing of Wolten’s True Value hardware store, the business where she worked for more than 14 years. Wolten’s, which has been open for 26 years, is one of Blaine’s oldest small business operations but will close its doors April 3.

Venue hosts free gardening events

Those working to develop their green thumb will want to attend a free series of gardening instructional workshops beginning this month in Bellingham.

Volunteers needed to plant oysters

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking volunteers to help distribute seeded oyster shells at Birch Bay State Park from noon to 1:30 p.m. this Saturday, April 3.

Blaine businessman sues DOT

The Washington Department of Transportation should compensate a Blaine business owner for obtaining rights-of-way access to his property and do so before the construction of two roundabouts begins, according to a lawsuit filed last week.

Board denies RE Sources’ critical areas appeal

Blaine’s recently-adopted critical areas ordinance (CAO) falls within the state’s guidelines for wetland protection, according to a decision made Monday by the Washington State Growth Management Hearings Board.

WOW event offers fun for all ages

News in Brief

Census officials answer questions • Volunteers needed for math event • Local grad earns scholarship

This week in photos

50-day street closure begins April 5

Drivers should anticipate detours beginning next week as crews close a section of D Street.

Meeting to discuss community orchard

Blaine residents are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss the city’s community orchard project.

Council to consider lifting horse ban on Birch Bay Drive

Whatcom County Council members are looking into lifting a ban on horse traffic on Birch Bay Drive after a local resident unveiled a business proposal for horse-drawn carriage rides along the waterfront.

Donate cars, trucks for homes

The Whatcom County chapter of Habitat for Humanity is seeking donations of junk cars to recycle for their ongoing Cars For Homes program.

Easter Sunday a big production for some residents

The Haynie Grange was a beehive of activity on Sundays in March. Though Freedom Fellowship’s services ended hours ago, Gail Riddle is conducting a rehearsal for the Easter Sunrise Service sponsored by the Peace Arch Christian Ministerial Association.

The Borderite Report

Find out what is happening in the Blaine School District

Thu, Mar 25, 2010 

 

Group files lawsuit over DOT roundabouts

The Washington Department of Transportation should compensate a Blaine business owner for obtaining rights-of-way access to his property and do so before the construction of two roundabouts begins, according to a lawsuit filed last week.

City to host angled parking workshop


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