Thu, Jun 27, 2002 

 

Good work – now get a job!

Students from The Northern Light’s circulation area will graduate from the University of Washington this June.In alphabetical order, they are:Susan...

Paint the night red, white and blue

An expanded fourth of July celebration in Blaine this year is drawing on the resources and energy of a number of community groups to offer more than a ...

Committees formed to build Blaine’s tourist appeal

Blaine city staff didn’t have many action items to bring before city council, but did announce the birth of a bundle of new planning efforts.City ...

NEXUS opens to enrollment jam

The NEXUS program officially lifted off this week, but more like an overloaded Airbus than the Concorde. Burdened with 30,000 applications only three weeks...

Thu, Jun 20, 2002 

 

Red tide shuts down clammers

County health officials have issued red tide warnings for Birch Bay and Drayton Harbor, cautioning that local shellfish have high enough toxin levels to...

Eatin' at the dock of the bay...

Fingers are flyin’ at the Dock of the Bay restaurant, recently opened at the old Birch Bay Healing Arts location on Birch Bay Drive. The restaurant...

Stephani’s serves up all tastes

Combining location and menu, Stephani’s Restaurant opened at the Birch Bay golf course in early June. Stephani Smith and her husband Eric moved to...

Gallery sells art that comes alive

A new business is open in Birch Bay and its owner Gary Marley hopes people find The Bay Gallery and Mercantile a fun place to come and shop. Since Marley...

Outlet mall changes hands

When driving along I-5, the Peace Arch Factory Outlet Mall in Custer may seem more visible than usual. That’s because the southern most three-fourths...

More than one way to learn

Some students go because they have to, some go because they want to, but whatever the reason they end up there, students at Timber Ridge High School have...

Goodbye, wobbly concrete road...

This summer’s road construction season will see traffic rerouted on some local roads, but not as much as some might have hoped. While the signal light...

Border runner tries to flatten local police officer

Blaine’s lone motorcycle cop narrowly escaped in one piece when a border runner tried to mow him down with a stolen Dodge Ram pickup. “That guy...

Summer will be busy in Birch Bay

Summertime is gearing up in the Birch Bay area and members of the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce are expanding the menu of warm weather events this year...

Thu, Jun 13, 2002 

 

Semiahmoo museum needs a new volunteer coordinator

It’s time for the Semiahmoo museum to open for the season, but Drayton Harbor Maritime (DHM) is without a museum coordinator to get the job done. ...

Throw in a treat as well...

The Whatcom Humane Society is seeking donations of dog and cat food. Donated food is used to feed shelter animals and is also distributed at community ...

Gibson, Hastings awarded

Julianne Erin Gibson of Blaine high school was awarded the Seattle Pacific University President’s Scholar Award of $5,500. This scholarship is given...

Senate funding bill gives extra dollars to border patrol station

A newly approved senate bill would increase funding for local Border Patrol facilities as part of a $31 billion emergency appropriations package to tackle...

Gentlemen, start your hoes

Plots are still available in the Blaine community garden and it’s not too late to get a garden going.“We would like to see all of the plots spoken...

New owners, new plans

The new owners of the nursery on Lincoln Road have plans to offer more than bedding plants and potting soil. “Our goal is to have something to offer...

Tenants air breakwater concerns

Port tenants expressed concerns about how a proposed new breakwater would alleviate the battering Blaine harbor takes from waves whipped up by the south-east...

Too late to say anything now

There was no public input at a June 10 public hearing on the city’s six-year transportation plan, which will be up for final council approval June...

Law enforcement warns of sex offenders in local neighborhoods

Blaine police are holding a public meeting next week to warn the community about a convicted sex offender who is moving into the 1300 block of Peace Portal...

Help wanted

EurAuPair, an au pair cultural exchange program, is seeking volunteers to help promote and administer their program in Blaine and Birch Bay. By interviewing...

Library boosters annual meeting

Friends of the Blaine Library will be hosting their annual meeting on Wednesday, June 19, at 7p.m. at the Blaine Library. Last year, Friends of Blaine ...

BP applies for power plant

BP West Coast Products has applied to the state for permission to build a power plant adjacent to their Cherry Point refinery.The Washington Energy Site...

City singing On the Boardwalk tune

City staff have set a deadline of next summer to get construction rolling on a downtown boardwalk.“I’m going to need help at the staff level ...

Pragmatic concerns dominate neighborhood forums

“As expected, issues centered on utilities, infrastructure maintenance and the economy,” said Blaine City Manager Gary Tomsic following the first...


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