Wed, Nov 13, 2013 

 

Council denies realtor's street vacation request

Opinions were split at the Blaine City Council meeting November 12 as council members grappled with a decision that pitted the long-term needs of the city against the immediate request of a resident wishing to make the most of his property.

Environmental review gives green light to new jail

After an extensive environmental review, jail planners have recommended giving the green light to the proposed site of the new Whatcom County Jail and sheriff's facilities.

Washington state has second highest number of health plan enrollees

The federal health insurance marketplace may have gotten off to a rocky start but so far Washington stateĆ¢'s roll out has been pretty successful.

Shellfish ban lifted for northern Whatcom

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has lifted the biotoxin closure on all Whatcom County beaches located north and west of Sandy Point.

Habitat for Humanity recruits volunteers for third annual "Women Build" project

Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County will host an informational meeting on Saturday, November 16 at 9 a.m. at the Cordata Community Food Co-op.

New dropoff locations announced for donations to the Blaine Giving Tree program

Blaine Giving Tree organizer Cheryll Wydur of the Blaine Boys & Girls Club has announced that the program has added two new locations for monetary donation dropoffs.

Young at Heart: November events

October was another colorful month at the Blaine Senior/Activity Center.

Correction

Businesses find their niche in Birch Bay and Blaine

Looking for fashion-forward clothes without the hassle of heading down to Bellingham or the mall?

Pumpkin Run

Blaine Elementary School students show off pumpkins after participating in the Pumpkin Run.

LMB works to keep kids healthy and active

The Let's Move, Blaine! (LMB) Coalition has been meeting on a monthly basis to prepare for many upcoming community activities.

Operation Tooth Fairy

Blaine Elementary School students turned in 295 pounds of candy for Operation Tooth Fairy.

Honoring those who served on Veterans Day

A home for the homeless

There will soon be more options available for families who find themselves down on their luck.

Wed, Nov 6, 2013 

 

New chef embraces farm-to-table philosophy

Sometimes you just have to let the food speak for itself.

Fire consumes Blaine home

An early morning blaze that consumed a mobile home in the 8600 block of Blaine Road on October 31 is being called 'suspicious" by Whatcom County fire marshals.

New RiteAid opens today

RiteAid is rolling out the red carpet for the opening of their new store at 1195 Boblett Street today, Thursday, November 7, with a soft opening event geared toward just about everyone.

Blaine schools welcome officer back to campus

After a prolonged absence due to the economic downturn, the School Resource Officer (SRO) program is back in action in Blaine, thanks to a partnership between the school district and the police department.

BTAC makes plans to offer grants for tourism events

With the Semiahmoo Resort back up and running, the Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) is anticipating that lodging tax revenue from the hotel's operations will once again be available for the city's tourism program.

State recommends getting flu vaccine to protect yourself and your family from illness

Flu season is here and now is the time to get vaccinated to protect yourself, your family and your community from the flu.

Lend your neighbor a helping hand this holiday season

Believe it or not, Christmas is well on its way.

Take the field, ladies

Lots of people love to play football, so why should boys get all the fun?

Election Results

Heroes have a chance to own their own home

The fall housing market is underway, and a program new to Bellingham and Whatcom County will be making it easier for military and members of the public service community to buy or sell a home.

The memories of war linger on and on for some vets

He had never planned to be a soldier.

Veterans Day Memorial Services & Events

Everyday dog training tips to keep your pup obedient

Whether it's a young pup or an older dog from the shelter, there's nothing like bringing a new canine home.


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