Thu, Dec 16, 2004 

 

Donorsbecome winners of a James Williamson print

Twenty-five generous individuals and companies were thelucky recipients of a signed James Williamson print ofthe Semiahmoo Lighthouse following a drawing...

Cityscoots in law before Christmas

Blainecity council has approved an ordinance setting rulesfor the use of scooters in the city. “I considerthis to be a tool more than an axe handle...

Fedsintroduce new border system

In the last week the Department of Homeland Security flippedthe switch on two new uses of technology intended to improvesecurity without slowing traffic...

Cityasked for concessions

DeveloperKen Hertz is asking Blaine city council to scrap thedeveloper’s conditions attached to the east Blaineannexation so a major residential ...

Thu, Dec 9, 2004 

 

Ontap for the chamber

TheBirch Bay Chamber of Commerce is busy planning their nextevents. December 14 at 5:30 p.m. is first of monthly no-hostsocials at Stephani’s Restaurant...

Geton the Santa train!

“Justa little first night jitters,” saidDale Giffen, his radio crackling as the Santa Train headedout on its first trip of the season for a...

Celebratethe season locallyTake a walk down Birch Bay Drive forgifts and dining.

Takein some wintry sea air and some cozy Christmas spirit witha stroll down Birch Bay Drive. The bayside boulevard mayseem quiet in winter but there are...

AHistory of the Peace Arch

Partone of the Peace Arch story introduced Samuel Hill, R.Rowe Holland, N.D. Showalter, Andrew Danielson and RoganJones to The Northern Light readers. ...

WinterHarp ensemble to play this Sunday at the PAC

ABlaine Christmas tradition will be observed this Sundayafternoon at 3:30 p.m. as the seven-member Winter Harpensemble returns to the Performing Arts Center...

Bigideas, bigger money

Buildinga bigger and better airport for Blaine could be a tightsqueeze. Alternatives being considered as part of theairport master planning process include...

Thu, Dec 2, 2004 

 

Watchout for those pesky deer

Arecent collision in Blaine between a car and a deer reinforcesthe need for caution as winter approaches.

BookReview

Atyear’s end, our reading list reflects the stateof our world – and our desire to celebrate the good,understand the bad, explain the inexplicable...

Newbuilding receives rave reviews

“Theyput a lot of thought into this new building, and it shows,” saidCindy Coleman, office manager for Alan Finston’sWhatcom Physical...

Youcan always come home again

“I’ma passionate guy,” laughed Bob Rieke,the new pastor at Blaine’s United Church of Christ(UCC), happy to be at his new post and...

Thesmaller of our parks

OurBlaine parks include many small “street-end” parklets.These small but important parks are along the waterfrontareas for the most part, and...

Statesenator Dale Brandland visits schools

Statesenator Dale Brandland, R, Bellingham visited Blaine publicschools on November 22, something he said he tries to doin each district once a year. &...

Driverconvicted after ether claim derided

JohnLagerwey of Portland, Oregon, was convicted last week ofthree counts of vehicular assault with aggravating circumstancesstemming from his role in a...

Workersprevent major damage

Apair of quick-thinking construction workers saved theday for a Blaine resident and her pets after they discovereda fire in a house in the 9700 lock of...

Takea walk on the sunny side of the street

Takea walk downtown for some of the comfort and joy thatmakes a small town Christmas memorable. There’splenty of public parking around city hall ...

Delaysand access top concerns of residents

Inthe second meeting in as many weeks, Blaine residentsreacted strongly Tuesday night to federal plans to expandthe Customs and Border Protection (CBP)...

Thu, Nov 25, 2004 

 

Newscooter law planned

If youwere thinking about buying your kid one of those motorizedscooters this holiday season, you may want to think again.

Onthe Waterfront

The local fishing fleet has been busy with salmon fishingfor chum salmon out of the Blaine harbor area. There wasa successful catch for most salmon fishers...

Interestedin performing?

TheBlaine schools music department will present its annualBlaine community Christmas holiday concerts on Tuesday,December 14, and Wednesday, December 15...

Youthpastor sentenced

Theyouth pastor who was caught last year trying to smugglea 16-year-old girl into Canada by hiding her in the trunkof his car has been sentenced to seven...

Andthe survey says, no way

Resultsare in from a telephone survey asking citizens if theywant more of Semiahmoo Spit to be public lands, and theydo. They just don’t wantto pay...

Downtownplanning sessions highly lauded

Thecity of Blaine’s planning departmenthosted a group planning exercise known as a charrettelast week in the city council chambers, and as a resultwill...

BirchBay to revise water, sewer rates

TheBirch Bay Water and Sewer District commissioners haveapproved a revised rate structure effective January 1,2005.


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