Wed, Jan 2, 2013 

 

Blaine students perform, use arts to promote cancer research

The Blaine High School/Middle School Combined Drama Club will perform an original musical play titled "Hatter of Oz" on January 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. in the Blaine Performing Arts Center (PAC).

Year in Review: Whatcom County Council

Hello Readers of The Northern Light!

Year in Review: Blaine Chamber of Commerce

84 members with 12 new members this year.

Year in Review: Blaine School District

As the 2012 calendar year comes to a close, there is much to reflect upon specific to both accomplishment and opportunity for the staff and students of the Blaine School District.

Wed, Dec 19, 2012 

 

Bellingham/Whatcom County Chamber of Commerce honors Ken Hertz as Whatcom's 2012 "Man of the Year"

It's easy to look around and see how former Bellingham mayor Ken Hertz has left his mark on Whatcom County over the past 40 years.

Birch Bay battered by high tide, high winds

A storm front coupled with high winter tides and heavy rains left Birch Bay Drive anything but high and dry on the morning of Monday, December 17, as water inundated the community and left businesses and homes flooded.

Holiday events welcome the New Year

The New Year is almost upon us, and as we come close there will be several opportunities in Birch Bay to reflect on and celebrate the turning of the year.

No fines for kids and teens in new year

Parents who steer clear of the library because they are afraid of fines their children might rack up from overdue books can stop worrying.

Borderites host int'l tournament

The Borderites boys' basketball team will host two Canadian teams and one other American team at the Blaine Holiday Invite Friday, December 28 and Saturday, December 29.

"Bite of Blaine" finds new venue

The Blaine Community Chamber of Commerce will host the 13th annual Bite of Blaine again on Presidents Day, February 18.

Birch Bay stormwater program advisory committee has vacancy

The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District has a vacant position on its Citizen Advisory Committee.

Birch Bay home lost in the morning fire

The cause of the fire that consumed what firefighters estimated to be an 800-square-foot vacation home on the 4700 block of Henley Street in Birch Bay early December 17 is still undetermined.

Away in a manger: Church hosts "Living Nativity"

Northwood Alliance Church's annual living nativity was held on December 13.

Be prepared in case of a serious emergency

Scientists warn us that global warming will be accompanied by unpredictable extreme weather events.

How to survive on "nothing"

My sister's oldest son is a bright lad; he has graduate degrees in law and physics.

Santa visits Blaine

Christmas is for counting the birds

Braving blustery weather, a group of 25 birders from both sides of the border joined members of the North Cascades Audubon Society for their monthly walk at Semiahmoo Spit on December 1.

Wed, Dec 12, 2012 

 

City plans retrofits and upgrades to reduce energy costs

A little goes a long way when it comes to saving energy.

City chops 2013 BTAC tourism grant funding

Tourist season is generally accompanied by festivals for the city of Blaine, with events such as Wings over Water, the Old Fashioned 4th of July and Drayton Harbor Days drawing visitors from far and wide.

Blaine City Council unanimously approves 2013 budget

After weeks of deliberation and many difficult decisions regarding the coming year, Blaine City Council members finally approved the 2013 city budget on December 10.

Local bassoonist offers Jazz Camp benefit concert

Internationally acclaimed bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann will join local musical talents for an evening of Christmas music Thursday, December 20 at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church (702 G Street) in Blaine.

Boys & Girls Club holiday hours

The Blaine Boys & Girls Club will be have regular club hours over the holidays (December 17 to 21 and December 27 to 28) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for no extra charge.

Blaine Mobile CSO visit cancelled

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Mobile Community Service Office has cancelled its December 18 Blaine visit.

Occupiers protest Trans-Pacific Partnership

Even though blustery winds threatened to rip their signs away, protestors still made their stand against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in a small gathering at Peace Arch Park on Saturday, December 1.

Wed, Dec 5, 2012 

 

Coast Salish hosts second annual winter arts festival

The Lummi Gateway Center will continue its second annual Coast Salish Winter Festival arts and crafts market on Saturday, December 8 and 15.

Semiahmoo Resort proceeds with shutdown

December 1 has come and gone, and with it came what some have called "the end of an era" as the Semiahmoo Resort shut its doors on a long and storied history.

County proposes new jail site to be in Ferndale

County residents had varied and passionate reactions to the recommendation of a site for the new jail, and voiced their concerns at a crowded Whatcom County Council meeting on Tuesday, December 4.


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