Thu, Mar 17, 2005 

 

HomeImprovement

Concrete sets, pipes to follow

Aviationbuffs invited to join new EAA group

Localaviation enthusiasts are invited to join others who sharetheir interest on March 24 to explore forming a local chapterof the Experimental Aircraft...

Japanesehigh school bands to visit and perform in Blaine

In February2003 the Blaine High School Wind Ensemble toured in Japanand by invitation, performed at the Funabashi Music Festival.As a result of this tour...

WingsOver Water returns for third year

Comeand join the celebration at this year’s thirdannual “Wings over Water” Northwest BirdingFestival, April 2-3, in one of the Pacific...

Viewpoint

Giventhe gravity of my responsibility as a music reporterfor The Northern Light, I naturally appeared at our performingarts center 15 minutes early Saturday...

Localofficials worry about border

Border inspectors working at the Blaine crossing havea new building to look forward to that may be finishedjust before the 2010 Winter Olympics, but the...

Legaleagles spar over real eagles and other birds

“It’slike a Perry Mason movie in there,” saidDonna Lee Elke as she left last week’s Blaine planningcommission hearing, the second...

Thesetrees are far from being free

Blainecity council has authorized city finance director MeredithRiley to prepare the payment to Robert Carruthers forhis land abutting the Blaine airport...

Thu, Mar 10, 2005 

 

Two concerts...

Twospecial concerts in support of Blaine community theaterwill be taking place on March 12 & 13,7 p.m. at the theater location in the Blaine InternationalCenter...

Volunteersneeded for state math championship

Youdon’t have to be a math whizto lend a hand at the 2005 Washington State Math ChampionshipSaturday, March 19, at the Blaine school campus. Volunteersare...

HomeImprovement

There’severything you need at the home show

Cantwellwants line held

Washingtonsenator Maria Cantwell is promising to block administrationefforts to raise Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)rates for electricity, changing...

Allthe children may be above average in Lake Woebegone but ... in Washington state?

GarrisonKeillor claims all the children are above average in LakeWoebegone, but I have not found that to be the case inthe schools I have been involved...

Harborroad facing indefinite fix delay

Theclosure of Drayton Harbor Road to through traffic maylast a lot longer than anyone at first anticipated, accordingto Whatcom County engineer Joe Rutan...

Cityenlists Senator Murray’s help

Almost50 years ago, when the freeway was put through the middleof town, short-sighted planning left Blaine without anysouthbound exits past the one almost...

MarineDrive reconstruction to get underway

The first phase of the $30 plus million project that willultimately relocate city wastewater treatment facilitiesto Marine Drive gets underway this year...

Propertysales boom results in tax windfall

Thehighlight of the city of Blaine’s year-end financialreport is evidence of a run on Blaine real estate. It startedwith a bang in 2003, when the...

Thu, Mar 3, 2005 

 

Cityhonors service of its employees

SandyPeterson got a pen for one year as Blaine’sassistant public works director. “He’s gotthe shortest tenure and the longest bio,&rdquo...

Foam & cement:A look at construction

Donand Debbie Scherck are building a new 3,500 square foothouse on Allan Street out of styrofoam and concrete usinginsulated concrete forms (ICF) made ...

Researchersmonitor continuing decline in seabirds

“Youhave to get up early for ducks,” said Dave Nysewander,a trained biologist and project leader for the WashingtonDepartment of Fish and Wildlife...

Timeto focus on car prowls

TheWhatcom County Sheriff’s Officehas responded to 453 car prowls throughout the county in2004.

Icelandicdescendant reflects upon marina life in Blaine harbor

In theearly 1970s, a man of Icelandic descent became the successorto Berg Shipyard on the Blaine Harbor landfill. He namedthe family business the Westman...

Plannersand public in for heavy slog as Sea Grass hearings continue

TheBlaine planning commission opened hearings last weekon the 22-acre Seagrass Cottages development plannedfor Semiahmoo spit. For many of the 200 plus...

Residentsapprehensive of future impacts

Blainecity manager Gary Tomsic had to coax testimony out ofa reluctant group of east Blaine residents and propertyowners attending a public hearing on ...

Thu, Feb 24, 2005 

 

SenatorCantwell urges citizens to join online petition

SenatorMaria Cantwell has started an online petition to senda message to the White House that the northwest doesn’twant to pay more for power.

New homes plannedfor the bay

TheTrillium Corporation sold 150 acres to local developersJim Kaemingk and Fred Bovenkamp last week for a planned 450unit partially gated community to ...

Localman connects with Iwo Jima

One of the best-known WW II photographs shows six soldiersraising a large American flag atop Iwo Jima’s MountSuribachi. The 60th anniversary of that...


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