Wed, Oct 23, 2013 

 

Church ordains, installs new pastor

The members of Zion Lutheran Church located at 7215 Valley View Road hosted a convocation of 28 Whatcom County ministers on the evening of September 19 for the ordination and installation of Zion's new pastor, Becky Langholz.

Stay safe when trick-or-treating on Halloween

A message from the Blaine Police Department.

Want to go trick-or-treating and still make it to the football game on time?

You can have your candy and eat it, too, thanks to the Blaine High School Associated Student Body (ASB) this year.

Boys & Girls Club gets new director

Joel Todd knew exactly what he was getting into when he applied to be the director of the Blaine Boys & Girls Club.

A-pumpkin picking we will go

Hovander's Farm's Natural Foods Farmers Market opened up its pumpkin patch and farm stand this season in Birch Bay at 3591 Birch Bay-Lynden Road.

The Northern Light wins nine awards in statewide competition

The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA) recognized The Northern Light, giving it nine second place awards at its 126th annual conference in Olympia, Wash. earlier this month.

Foggy days

A heavy fog set in on Drayton Harbor at around 5 p.m. on October 22, limiting visibility.

Sometimes you can get by with duct tape and a paper clip - and sometimes you can't

It happens to the best of us: You get a little careless and back into a tree.

Job creation is a key concern for port commissioner candidates

Four candidates are gunning for two of three seats on the Port of Bellingham's board of commissioners in the November 5 election.

Wed, Oct 16, 2013 

 

Arts and Crafts fair comes to Lynden

Ready to start gift shopping for the upcoming holidays?

City has new tool for economic development

With the books finally closed on Hebert Research company's six-month analysis of Blaine's assets, the city is ready to look at begin a new chapter in its economic development story.

Regional chambers say that the practice of "expedited removal" hurts cross-border business

For Canadian residents wanting to visit the U.S., the threat of "expedited removal" - an on-the-spot decision by a border agent to ban someone from the U.S. for five years or more - is a major deterrent to doing business in America.

Civil rights complaint filed against sheriff

At the October 8 Whatcom County Council meeting, council authorized the county to provide a defense and indemnification for Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo and chief of corrections Wendy Jones in response to a lawsuit filed with the federal district court for the Western District of Washington on May 15, 2013.

CAP readies for Thanksgiving season, requests reservations and donations

Once again, the Community Assistance Program (CAP) is working to make sure that no one has to go hungry on Thanksgiving Day.

Correction

Election ballots scheduled to be mailed on Friday, October 18

The November 5 general election will have nearly 120 candidates competing for about 95 available positions in Whatcom County.

Blaine High School's 2013 Homecoming Week

Scarecrows abound in downtown Blaine

Wings Over Water took first place with its display featuring a driftwood tree and a variety of birds.

Get prepared for rainy driving

It was a long, beautiful summer in Whatcom County, but now the rainy days of fall are here, and local motorists may want a refresher course on driving in wet conditions.

Candidates share their views with Birch Bay residents at forum

At the Birch Bay candidates' forum October 15, hopefuls for county-wide seats got a chance to introduce themselves and answer questions directly from Birch Bay residents.

Wed, Oct 9, 2013 

 

Parks district, strained to its limit, will seek two-year levy

Northwest Parks and Recreation District 2 (NWPRD2) has a long name and an even longer history, but considering its impact on Blaine and Birch Bay, it has gotten by on a surprisingly short stack of cash.

Car collides with school bus in early morning wreck

An early morning accident involving a Blaine school bus on October 3 sent two people to the hospital and left a Pontiac Grand Prix in pieces.

Welcome fall with scarecrow tour, harvest festival

Fall is here and Blaine is ready to celebrate the turning of the seasons.

How "Obamacare" will affect Medicare, and where to turn for advice

Politics aside, the changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") can be confusing for anyone.

It's never too late to learn new driving skills

Driving is a skill that can and should be continually improved, and the more you practice, the safer and more confident you can feel when you're on the road.

A bit of Britain has made its way to Birch Bay

If you find yourself longing for a pint of Guinness and a bowl of hearty Irish stew, you won't have very far to wander to get your fill.

Wed, Oct 2, 2013 

 

A father's 10,000-mile ride to highlight peril of drowning

Nine years after a tragedy that changed his life forever, Russ Reddick is on a cross-country mission to make sure others don't have to feel the pain of being a grieving parent.


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