Thu, Jul 27, 2006 

 

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...

In-houseorthotics helps cut cost for patients

Blainephysical therapist Alan Finston moved his practice fromH Street to his new location at 250 G Street two yearsago, and one of the things that provided...

BirchBay farmer’s market growing strong

It was only last May when T-ShirtShop owners Terry and Sharon Smith opened their farmer’smarket on 10 acres at 3591 Birch Bay-Lynden Road.

CShop celebrates 35 years in business

Justin McLeod’sfondest memories of Birch Bay began more than 20 yearsago when he and his sister would ride their bikes fromBirch Bay State Park to...

Newsuperintendent reflects on small town teaching

RonSpanjer, Blaine’s new superintendent of schools,likes small towns.

Jazzfestival saves best for last

As if savingthe best for last, the five remaining concerts in Blaine’sJazz Festival week promise to serve up some of the best jazz availableanywhere...

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...

BirchBay water district urges voluntary conservation

BirchBay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials are askingresidents of Birch Bay to cut back on their water usagethis summer.Roger Brown, BBWSD general...

Councilgrudgingly approves Seagrass project

BlaineCity Council has approved the Seagrass II developmentfor Semiahmoo spit by the same 4 – 3 split thatthe planning commission recommended denying...

Thu, Jul 6, 2006 

 

Newstore features eco-friendly, specialty shoes

Jody Finnegan has a passion forshoes from clunky and comfortable to stylish and elegant – andeven more in between.

Ploverto start summer schedule

TheM/V Plover leaves its winter mooring in Blaine Harborat noon on May 26 to begin its annual 50-day spring/summercrossing schedule between Blaine Harbor...

Familymakes a living pyro-style

“The way to light one ofthese shells off is to asssume a runner’s startingcrouch, facing away from the fuse,” said Jay Jacobsenof Marysville...

Becomea shore steward!

Earlysettlers to the wild and rugged shorelines of Washingtonstate were happy, eager even, to clear the land and domesticateit. The towering forests ran...


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