Thu, Jan 5, 2006 

 

2005 inreviewBirchBay Chamber of Commerce

BirchBay Chamber of Commerce (BBCC) always starts the yearoff with the offer of “that chilly dip intoBirch Bay,” the Polar Bear Plunge on January...

Fullcomprehensive plan delayed

The new Blaine comprehensiveplan was due up for final approval in the new year, but instead citycouncil will be asked to consider a minimum compliance ...

Goodsamaritans save three youths

ThreeDes Moines teenagers are alive today to tell others abouttheir hard lesson on safe driving thanks to three localpeople who stopped and pulled them...

2005:Another year has come & gone...

Wasit just us or did the year 2005 zip right by? Beforeit’s all gone here we presenta look back at what happened in the year gone by...

Landownerappeals latest adverse court decision

The city of Blaine is getting closer to owning the lastchunk of land destined to be home to the boardwalk, butnot without a stiff fight.Isac Feldstein ...

Thu, Dec 22, 2005 

 

Airportlandlord’s Blaine voter registration revoked

Localbuilder and airport landlord Don Nelson’svoter registration in Blaine was revoked by Whatcom CountyAuditor Shirley Forslof earlier this month...

Blainekids show their word power

DariusLamiere, fifth grade; and James Aguirre, fourth grade,of Blaine elementary school were named champions of thegrade-level challenge of the Reader&...

Yarnfanciers share their passion

MaryMuncy said her passion for knitting began at the age of15. “I used to visit knitting stores and just feelthe yarn,” she said. Muncy has...

Newtapas bar opens in Blaine

Blaine residentsnow have the chance to taste the world in the form of little appetizers.

Threelegs to airport study

Inthe new year the newly formed Blaine airport committeewill start looking at alternative uses for the land nowoccupied by the city’s airport.Meanwhile...

GSAsays neighborhood must go to meet federal needs

“Thenew Customs and Border Protection building will not touchPeace Arch Park,” said officials fromthe General Services Administration (GSA)...

MakingBlaine more appealing to walkers

Morebike lanes, wider sidewalks, view corridors, open spaces,and lots of trees were some of the things that Dan Burdensuggested could improve the walkability...

Thu, Dec 15, 2005 

 

Specialtygift and wine store opens

When Christy Lonquist, of Blaine, opened Northern Meadows,a wine and gift shop on Peace Portal Drive earlier this month,she wanted to give Blaine residents...

Birdcounting?

The annual AudubonChristmas Bird Count (CBC) takes place in the Blaine area on January5, but there are two other annual counts that local birders can alsoparticipate...

Whitesuing for conflict of interest

Former city council member David White is taking a handfulof city officials to court alleging they violated stateconflict of interest laws.The complaint...

Councilconsidering financial plight of airport

Blainecity council has approved a committee to study alternativeuses for the airport property but the more pressing questionappears to be how to keep the...

Cityagrees to consider new Seagrass proposal

Tosave the time and cost of going to court the city ofBlaine has agreed to start reviewing a new proposal forthe Seagrass development on Semiahmoo spit...

Thu, Dec 8, 2005 

 

Allover except for the tears

Countyauditor Shirley Forslof said she’s pleasedwith the way things went in last month’s election,the first in which all county voters used...

Youngat Heart

A great time was had at the senior/community activitycenter during November. Highlights of November includethat simply wonderful delicious Thanksgiving...

Celebratethe season by shopping locallyThisweek's feature: Birch Bay

Bass OutletBirch Bay Square Bass Outlet sells men and women’s clothing, and plentyof shoes at bargain prices. Also, be sure to check outtheir 40 ...

Liebertwins mayors’ race against violence

Blainemayor John Liebert won the mayors’ raceto end domestic violence at a Domestic Violence and SexualAssault Services gala last week.

Harborwins enviro award

BlaineHarbor has made it to the top of the county’slist of businesses that make protecting the environmenta top priority, and get results.For the...

Drivesafe!

TheBlaine police department will deploy extra traffic patrolsthroughout the holidays this year as part of a statewideeffort of law enforcement agencies...

Brieflynoted...

Budget hearings postponedBlaine city council has closed the public hearing on next year’sbudget but won’t vote on it until city manager Gary...

Hearingon border building set

TheU.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the federalagency that operates the Peace Arch port of entry in Blaine,will hold a series of meetings beginning...

Old-timeinstruments and songs create annual tradition

ABlaine Christmas tradition will be observed this Sunday,December 11, as the seven-member Winter Harp ensemblereturns for their annual concert in the Performing...

Oysterharvesters not standing still

TheDrayton Harbor community oyster farm is getting readyto head into its fifth year with new growing techniques,a fresh crop and the prospect of being ...


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