Thu, May 9, 2002 

 

How does your county grow?

Port of Bellingham executive director Jim Darling knows a thing or two about economic development. According to him, one of the most important sources ...

More peaceful waters in harbor, more room on pier

The Port of Bellingham will replace the breakwater at the entrance to Blaine Harbor this summer and in the process more than double the area open to the...

Shooting threat lands student out of school, in jail

A high school student has been expelled and jailed after threatening a school shooting.The 17-year-old freshman wrote a message on his desk on Monday afternoon...

Thu, May 2, 2002 

 

New nursery is more than plants

Firewind Farms is more than a nursery. It’s a testament to the power of love and the strength of family.A five minute drive out H Street Road, the...

MUSIC

After the Blaine high school concert choir had sung, “Hush! Somebody’s Callin’ my Name,” Tuesday evening, my name was called for a ...

Marker swept under the carpet

The Jefferson Davis marker beside the Peace Arch was quietly removed from its spot beside the Peace Arch last month for “safekeeping,” according...

Volunteers to clean up downtown

Members of the Blaine beautification committee are hoping community members not busy cleaning out their yards and garages will chip in to tidy up the city...

Airport car heist is short-lived

Two juvenile car thieves were arrested as they tried to take the stolen vehicles back. “One of our officers observed a couple of suspicious cars by...

Birch Bay plan first draft gets overdue last chapter

“And we are outta here!” said Meg Grable as she gavelled adjournment of the Birch Bay steering committee at 11:15 p.m. on April 24. After 18 ...

Oyster fest to fire up support for clean harbor

Last weekend, volunteers with the community oyster farm hit the tideflats to tend their crop. This weekend they’ll share a taste of things to come...

Thu, Apr 25, 2002 

 

Join in!

The Close-Up trip to Washington D.C. may have been cancelled because of security concerns, but the Close-Up talent show is still on, and looking for performers...

Get out and fish!

A Washington tradition that goes back at least 50 years gets underway once again on April 27.On Saturday, thousands of people will fish hundreds of lakes...

Get out and run!

Blaine’s own race will have its inaugural running next weekend. The Run to the Border, started by Blaine elementary physical education teacher Dan...

Birds of a Feather

Did you know a hummingbird’s heart beats 1,260 times per minute? And that if the average man had a metabolism comparable to that of a hummer, he would...

A blank canvas and a spade for a brush

Spring offers gardeners a blank canvas. A clean, empty bed is more than space to line up your lettuces. Seeds and transplants can be more than the start...

A school, a farm and the environment all benefit

Don Hrutfiord planted 200 trees along a small un-named creek on his Blaine Road cattle farm last Saturday with the help of 25 or 30 friends, and plans ...

Whoo, whoo, chug, chug, chug

Motorists forced to endure long waits at the Marine Drive railroad crossing will soon see some respite, at least for those southbound trains which had ...

Border bill holds good news, bad news for local staff

A bill recently approved in the United States Senate and expected to sail through final approval in the House of Representatives this week tightens up ...

City council adopts five-year stormwater plan

Seeking to avoid debt financing, the city has set moderate goals for its five-year stormwater capital improvement plan. Public works director Grant Stewart...

Thu, Apr 18, 2002 

 

Stafholt grads keep on coming

Stafholt Good Samaritan Center’s nursing assistant certification keeps pumping out the graduates. On April 18 four new nursing assistants will get...

Chamber news

The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce invited John Cooper executive director of Bellingham – Whatcom County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau to their...

Report from Olympia

The Northern Light asked our local state legislators to give us their take on the successes and failures of the recently concluded legislative session....

Tip for a blooming fine container garden

From traditional terra cotta pots to whimsical washtubs, more and more people are using containers – both conventional and avant-garde – to indulge...

Brass brings class and concert

Pacific Arts Association wraps up its season next weekend with classes and a performance by the Canadian quintet True North Brass. The five members of ...

Chamber online

The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce can now be accessed via the web at www.birchbaychamber.com.Site visitors will find information about chamber members ...

History lives in cottage reno

Anita Bishop of Blaine remembers the local bowling alley, “Blaine Lanes, I think it was called. And that old motel was right next door, near where...

All recreational crabbing closed

On Monday the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shut down all crab harvesting in all waters in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca...


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