Thu, Aug 3, 2006 

 

TheNorthern Light’s new building draws on maritime influences

How do you incorporate colors oflush Pacific Coast forests and marine views while simultaneouslypaying tribute to the look of the Northwest canneries andBlaine...

Aroundtown...

Triathlonseeks volunteers Tri Without Borders race organizers are still looking forvolunteers to help them out with next Sunday’s race.

DOTissues schedule of closure for truck crossing

Beginningthis week, the Washington State Department of Transportation(WSDOT) and its contractor IMCO Construction, will temporarilystop traffic and close...

Mergewould triple fire district

WhatcomCounty Fire District 13 will almost triple in size nextyear if a merger with district 3 proposed last week bythe North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Service...

Blainewoman’s career gets kids jumping around

Blaine residentDana Cohenour is not a sit-in-your-seat kind of woman.

Driversentenced in February crash

Oneof the drivers in a February 28 multiple-car crash thatkilled two Blaine high school girls and injured two otherswas sentenced Thursday to a maximum...

Portconsiders demolition for Harbor Cafe building

Patand Joe Slevin operated the popular Harbor Cafe for morethan two decades before closing in 2004.

Festivalof Music begins with Blaine concert

Areamusic lovers are in for a real treat as Blaine hoststhe first concert of the Bellingham Festival of Musicon Friday night, August 4, at 7:30 in the ...

Thu, Jul 27, 2006 

 

Coastaltribes follow historical route in canoes

The 19 nativepaddlers in a hallowed-out cedar canoe of traditional designcalled Tana Stobs eagerly sought refuge on the rocky beachon the south side of...

Picnicto honor Birch Bay families

FourBlaine and Birch Bay families will be featured in thisyear’s Old Settler’sPicnic and parade in Ferndale.

Icelandershonor McDermott, Clark

The Icelanderswere here! The Blaine City Council proclaimed Saturday, July 22 as Icelandic Day,and the Icelandic flag was flying at the Blaine city hall...

Clarkplans peace vigil for Blaine

The Blaine City Council may have cited the possibilityof a peace conference as their reason to strike down thenotion of a sister city relationship with...

Councilupholds ruling in Seascape appeals case

Blaine City Council members voted 5-1 Monday night touphold a decision by Blaine hearing examiner Michael Bobbinkthat declared two stop work orders issued...

Trioarrested in Birch Bay drive-by shooting

Austin Markusen, 31, Daniel Cunningham, 22, and JaredFullen, 25, were arrested last week at a house in the 4600block of California Trail and remain in ...

Thu, Jul 20, 2006 

 

Aroundtown...

DHS to provide new bombresponse vehicles Whatcom County will shortly have a new bomb response vehiclethanks to a 2005 grant from the Department of HomelandSecurity...

Douglascalls stop-work orders ‘a public lynching’

Bellinghamdeveloper Joel Douglas appeared before a work sessionof the Blaine City Council last Monday to appeal rulingsmade earlier this year that supported...

Clown’sdog has zest for clean, folded laundry

Boband his wife Susie Fordyce have an unusual dog, a yellowfemale lab named Butter who likes to retrieve laundry.

Atale of three cities: Blaine, Pugwash and Bremerton

On April 10, 2006,  the Blainetown council was approached by fellow citizens to considerPugwash, Nova Scotia – waterfront town, and fellowpeace-oriented...

Yachtclub makes donation to M/V Plover

This week CaptainRichard Sturgill of the Drayton Harbor Maritime Associationaccepted a donation on behalf of the association for $600from Semiahmoo Yacht...

WildCarrot shop displays owners’ homespun style

Theold Windmill Store at the corner of Bell Road and PeacePortal Drive was once a grocery store, run by second-generationdescendants of the Hovander family...

Programoffers cash to those who carpool, bike

Whatcom Countyresidents now have more reasons to walk, carpool or bicycle to work.

DiscoveryDays set for this weekend

Organizersof the Birch Bay Discovery Days and annual arts and craftsfestival said spectators at this year’sevent can anticipate Captain George Vancouver...

Blaineman on ballot for state Court of Appeals judge

Thebattle for the State Court of Appeals has boiled downto two Whatcom County residents.

NorthCascades Concert Band to play Saturday

TheNorth Cascades Concert band will perform in Blaine thisSaturday as part of the Sculptures, Sunsets, and Serenadesconcert at 6:30 p.m. in Blaine Marine...

Thu, Jul 13, 2006 

 

BirchBay man fulfills dream

When he is not working as a groundskeeper at the BirchBay Village golf course, Steve Brand spends spare hoursentertaining men and women incarcerated in...

Supportyour local vendors instead

An out-of-state company has beencalling local merchants promoting ads in a sports calendarfor Blaine that has no connection with Blaine high schoolor the...

YoungAt Heart

Thereare activities aplenty in July. There will be a farmtour on Friday, July 21. The center’s van willbe leaving for local farms and produce stands...


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