Thu, Mar 12, 2009 

 

Dine out for Womencare Feb. 18

Bellingham Cajun/Creole restaurant, Bayou on Bay, will sponsor their first Dine out for Womencare Shelter in order to aid the non-profit in raising much needed supplies and funds.

Thu, Mar 5, 2009 

 

Declining enrollment, revenue force school cuts

Citing decreased enrollment, increased operating costs and declining state revenue, Blaine superintendent of schools Ron Spanjer has outlined proposed budget reductions up to $1.2 million for the 2009-2010 school year. The current year’s budget is $21.7 million.

Local benefit from Olympics to outweigh costs

Economic benefits to Whatcom County as a result of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver will likely outweigh any negative attention that might be generated from border congestion, said delegates at a border policy conference in Washington, D.C. last week.

County to define Custer boundaries

Blaine and Custer residents can anticipate changes to existing urban growth areas (UGAs) and more clearly defined boundaries for growth within the Custer community if a comprehensive plan amendment put forth by the Whatcom County Planning and Development department is approved.

Investment in new appliances pays off in energy savings

Steve Dodd of the Blaine Marina furniture and appliance store on Marine Drive wants to save you money by selling you a new washer or dryer.

Where does your drinking water come from?

The city of Blaine and Birch Bay water and sewer district are examples of public utilities that draw on groundwater supplies as their primary source for drinking water.

American Life Poetry

Memories have a way of attaching themselves to objects, to details, to physical tasks, and here, George Bilgere, an Ohio poet, happens upon mixed feelings about his mother while slicing a head of cabbage.

Blaine students contestants in Guerilla Film Project

It’s a good time of the year to be a movie fan. The fall and winter run of traditionally high quality films is now waning and it’s the perfect excuse to rent all of said winter films and watch them one more time.

Thu, Feb 26, 2009 

 

Snowshoeing low-impact winter activity for seniors

Snowshoeing is an ideal activity for seniors. Just ask Marjan Eicher, 74, of Blaine.

Rustic buildings, beautiful landscapes at Selene Homestead

Rolling hills, picturesque wetlands and rustic buildings frame Whatcom County’s newest outdoor wedding venue.

Briefs

NWPRD2 offers five new classes

Blaine earns distinction for PE class

The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) recently selected Blaine elementary school as a recipient of their STARS program that...

City council grants $5,000 to rebuild skate park

After much discussion and several public meetings, Blaine City Council approved $5,000 to rebuild a temporary skate park until staff and community can ...

Council, DHM at odds over Plover ferry rates

The decision on whether to charge mandatory fares for Blaine’s Plover ferry is in question, as is the funding that pays for the popular tourist attraction...

Thu, Feb 19, 2009 

 

9th Annual Bite of Blaine

Semiahmoo Resort sampled chocolate mousse and roast beef sandwiches with sharp cheddar.

Peter and Gordon to rock Silver Reef

Peter and Gordon, a British Invasion-era duo who rocketed to fame with such hits as “A World Without Love” and “Lady Godiva,” will...

Blaine freshman is Whatcom County Youth of the Year

Cherish Morrison, a freshman at Blaine high school, has been named Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County.Cherish was honored at...

Mature Adults.. Quality Years, Quality Life

Local author, 74, at the helm of her life

City council appoints new planning commissioner

In their regular meeting Monday, February 9, Blaine City Council unanimously voted to appoint Blaine resident Craig Johnson to a two-year vacancy on the...

Blaine chiropractor’s license suspended

The state Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission has suspended the credential of Nicolas Jean Constantin for unprofessional conduct in an order dated...

Around the City

Learn about orca communication

Blaine man, 52, killed in trailer fire

The body of a 52-year-old Blaine resident was found after the trailer he was sleeping in burned last week at the Birch Bay RV Resort.Whatcom County Medical...

Jelaca-Jovanovic piano concert Saturday

While our nation drifts into a serious recession, opportunities must be created to meet human needs.

Border construction won’t slow Olympic travelers

Following published reports in Seattle media regarding construction delays at the Peace Arch border crossing, the federal agency in charge of construction...

Council approves trail improvement plan 5-0

Blaine residents can anticipate improvements to trails, bikeways, and open spaces such as parks and shoreline access areas throughout the community after...

Thu, Feb 12, 2009 

 

Dine out for Womencare Feb. 18

Bellingham Cajun/Creole restaurant, Bayou on Bay, will sponsor their first Dine out for Womencare Shelter in order to aid the non-profit in raising much...

Blaine students recount experience at inauguration

Blaine high school freshman Jaclyn Adams was a part of history when she attended the inauguration of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States...


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