Thu, Aug 2, 2007 

 

EPA decision on bald eagle is one step forward

It was wonderful to hear that thegreat bald eagle has been removed from the federal EndangeredSpecies List.

Meetings

Alanon MeetingBlaine meets every Wednesday at 7:30 – 9 p.m.at the Unitarian Church at Cedar & Harrison streets.332-5863. Custer meets every...

Blaine student finds creative outlet in photography

Inmany ways, Mitch Moquin is like any other high school senior.Sporting a moppy haircut, bright green polo shirt and trendyjeans, Moquin deals with the...

Briefs

Liquor contract store owner seeks publicsupport Blaine liquor store owner Nicole Perry is collecting signatures and publiccomments from individuals who...

Study finds decline in local birds

Populationsof western grebe and common murres in both Semiahmooand Drayton Harbor are decreasing faster than ever althoughit is not yet clear why, according...

Steamboats, sea shanties mark waterfront festival

Steamboats, one of whichhas a locally refurbished calliope played by Blaine impresarioDon Stagg that can be heard for miles. The “prestigiousGeorge...

Schoolboard approves $20.4 million budget

TheBlaine school board approved a $20.4 million budget attheir regular meeting Monday night, a figure that isslightly above anticipated revenues of roughly...

Thu, Jul 26, 2007 

 

It’snever too soon to check for ovarian cancer, says survivor

Septemberhas been designated National Ovarian Cancer Awarenessmonth. Pete Kremen, Whatcom County Executive, will issuea proclamation on August 7 designating...

Shellfishgatherers no longer need to wear license

Asof Sunday, July 22, people harvesting shellfish or seaweedare no longer required to display their fishing licenseson their clothing. The law requiring...

BirchBay author suggests pancakes for weight loss

One man’smeat is another man’s poison. Or one man’spancake is another man’s miracle, at least accordingto Birch Bay resident Cal...

It’sabout time for downtown Blaine to grow up

Recent articles in The NorthernLight (July 19-25) and Bellingham Herald (July 22) remindedme of what I wrote about in the Oct. 15-21, 1998 issue ofThe ...

PetalAttractions store adds ice cream, espresso

Bessie Barredo and herthree daughters have moved their Petal Attractions storecloser to the center of town and have changed its focusfrom flowers to flowers...

Briefs

Haynie Grange Opry this Saturday in CusterCountry and bluegrass music fans may want to check out the second annualHaynie Grange Opry scheduled for 7 p.m...

Crewsbegin repair of Blaine Road

Driverswho use Blaine Road will need to seek alternative routesfor the next few weeks as construction crews will closea section of road between Grandview...

Councilapproves fee deferral amendment 3-1

Blaine residents may soon seethe construction of Harborside Place, a long-awaited projectconsidered by some as the anchor of new development downtown.

Controlboard says no liquor store downtown

TheWashington State Liquor Control Board has told the womanthey picked to operate a contract liquor store in Blainethat she must either open her contract...

Thu, Jul 19, 2007 

 

Tradegroup appoints Nature’s Path manager

The Organic Trade Association (OTA)named Nature’s Path Foods organic program manager DagFalck to the vice president seat representing Canada, duringits...

Briefs

Pancake breakfast raises localscholarship funds

North Cascadesconcert Saturday

The North Cascades ConcertBand under the direction of Lylburn Layer, will perform at 6:30 p.m.Saturday, July 21 at Blaine Marine Park.

Cityweighs deferral of developer fees

Twoamendments proposed by Blaine City Manager Gary Tomsicwould allow city officials to defer certain fees fordevelopment projects.

Icelandicduo circles globe on motorcycles

“Weleft Iceland heading East, and we continued heading Eastfor months and will continue heading East until we reachIceland again. And then we will...

DiscoveryDays features parade, arts and crafts

BirchBay’s 28th annual Discovery Days parade isscheduled for 11 a.m. this Saturday and will be followedby the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce&rsquo...

Thu, Jul 12, 2007 

 

SBDChires new business adviser

The Small Business Development Centerat Western Washington University has hired Andrew Nataleas their new business adviser. The center provides free,confidential...

NewBlaine fire marshall says prevention is best

Thecity of Blaine and North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Service(NWFRS) have announced the appointment of fire lieutenantJim Bleecker to become the new Blaine...

Expectroad delays this week?

The Washington State Departmentof Transportation will begin paving sections of BlaineRoad (SR 548) between Grandview and Fleet Roads this week,department...

Fedsoffer passport refunds

Frustratedtravelers who paid an extra $60 to get their U.S. passportsexpedited – andstill had to wait for them – can now get a refundfrom the...

Youngat Heart

Our Blaine Senior Center has abrand new facelift with the beautiful round tables replacingthe old rectangular tables furnished by the Whatcom CountyParks...


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