Thu, Apr 6, 2006 

 

GetOut & GrowApril chores

Aprilhas arrived and after perusing the luscious seed catalogsand planning the perfect garden it is finally time toget our hands dirty. We are beginning...

Localcompany, global reach

Blaineresident Nina Hazard wanted a way to use her more than25 years of corporate marketing experience but wantedmore flexibility. So, in 1998, when her...

?Firstrecipients of award named

?JohnChoulochas and Christina Alexander are the first tworecipients of the new Blaine Builder award, developedby Debbie Harger in the Blaine community ...

Birdingfestival organizers getting ready for 2007

“DraytonHarbor is such a unique area,” saidlong time bird conservationist Maynard Axelson, “andI’m afraid we’re just taking...

Stormwaterdesign forthcoming

Afterspending the winter analyzing stormwater shortcomings alongSemiahmoo Parkway and Drayton Harbor Road, the city ofBlaine is starting to design a solution...

‘Ain’tgoing to be no tomcatting around Blaine’

Blaineis considering requiring cat owners to get licenses fortheir pets.

Inthe news...

Blaineman updated to stable conditionA Blaine man has been updated from serious to stable condition at St.Joseph Hospital in Bellingham after being hit...

Buildinga better Birch Bay

ForKathy Berg, there are two rules for getting what youwant from government agencies: know what you want anddon’t go away. On January 21, 2001, Berg...

Senatorsoffer alternative to border passport rule

Blaineresidents concerned about a federal passport requirementmay have less to worry about if a new proposal is approvedby Congress.The proposal, an amendment...

Hearingexaminer rules against developer

The22-unit Seascape Condominium project that Bellinghamdeveloper Joel Douglas has nearly completed on PeacePortal Drive hit another snag last week when...

Thu, Mar 30, 2006 

 

Fatof the Land

BlaineCommunity Theater’s entertainingproduction of the wry but sizzling comedy the Fat ofthe Land by Pat Cook opens Friday night March 31 forsix...

Timeto rev up the garden activities

Nowthat spring is in bloom there is no time to sip tea bythe fireplace, it is time to get out in the garden andwork, work, work. There are beds to dig,...

Whispermakes a quiet debut in Birch Bay

Marinecolors and crisp citrus scents were the dominant themesEllen Shea had in mind when she designed Whisper on theBay, her long-awaited day spa on Birch...

‘Dirtybomb’ materials transported through Peace Arch

TheGovernment Accountability Office (GAO) announced Tuesdaythat undercover investigators were able to transport enoughradioactive material through the ...

Inbrief...

WitnesseswantedThe Washington State Patrol (WSP) is looking for anyone who may havewitnessed the February 28 crash on Interstate 5 that killed Blaineresidents...

Sewerplant costs gives council pause

BlaineCity Council members were looking a little numb at theend of a work session with a sobering bottom line: fora new sewer plant to go ahead, even a...

US-VISITprogram raises cross border qualms

Concernsabout more layers of requirements at the nation’sborders sound very similar whether you’re in Arizonaor Washington.“One of our...

Boardinvites public participation in hiring

Goingon past tradition, the Blaine school district board ofdirectors is actively seeking public input as they seekto replace school superintendent Dr. ...

Thu, Mar 23, 2006 

 

Fatalcrash investigation continues

The Washington State Patrol iscontinuing its investigation of a February 28 three-caraccident on I-5 that resulted in the deaths of two Blainehigh school...

AtThe Library

Your public library influences lives everyday. The kindergartnergiggles with delight after reading The Cat in the Hat byhimself for the first time. The...

?EverydayFitness opens new Blaine facility

?Everyday Fitness Training Center is opening a new athleticfacility Monday, March 27 in the Blaine International ShoppingCenter.The new 3,200-square-foot...

Aroundthe city...

Thisweek engineers will meet with members of the CitizensWastewater Advisory Committee to explain changes to plansfor the city’s new LighthousePoint...

Groupworks on sister city relationship

Agroup of 20 people met with Blaine city manager GaryTomsic last week to begin working toward making Blaineand the village of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, official...

?Steelquistreturns to coach soccer

?CoachDan Steelquist has returned to coach boys soccer at Blainehigh school after a six year absence, and said that oncethe team jells this year &ldquo...

Parkfees cut

Gov. Christine Gregoire signeda repeal bill Monday that would remove $5 day-use parkingfees from all Washington state parks. The move comes aftermuch speculation...

Blainesewer staff win award

Blainepublic works superintendent Leroy Dougall and lead maintenanceworker Jon Walter have each earned a $175 bonus for keepingthe sewer system free from...

Blainepedestrian hit by automobile

ABlaine man was still listed in serious condition at St.Joseph Hospital in Bellingham Wednesday after being hitby a vehicle on Birch Bay Drive Saturday...


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