Wed, Aug 6, 2014 

 

Birch Bay Music Festival, August 1-3, 2014

Guest Editorial: We are Blaine, so much more than a harbor

It has been said that the harbor is the heart of our town.

Lummi Island Reefnet Festival celebrates ancient fishing techniques this Saturday

Learn about a valuable part of Lummi tradition, and eat some salmon while you're at it.

VWs on tour

More than 20 vintage Volkswagen buses, Things, Beetles and Karmann Ghias gathered at Marine Park August 1 to begin the 2014 treffen - an annual mass caravan from the Canadian border to the Mexican border.

Wed, Jul 30, 2014 

 

Industrial hemp could be big business in Washington

Sandy Soderberg, president of Evergreen Hemp Co., thinks Whatcom County could be the epicenter of Washington's next billion-dollar industry: hemp.

CBP hiring 2,000 new employees nationwide

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be adding an additional 2,000 officer positions to their land, air and seaports around the country.

GPT proposes new design with reduced environmental impact

Representatives for the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project proposed a more environmentally friendly design for the cargo facility on July 16, which they hope will reduce the impact to the wetlands of Cherry Point by nearly 50 percent.

"Snow White" ballet coming to Blaine PAC

You've seen "Snow White," but not like this.

National Curb Appeal Month: Tips to upgrade your home's exterior

Curb appeal is important in setting a welcoming tone.

The Habitat for Humanity Store in Ferndale is alive and thriving

The Habitat for Humanity Store in Ferndale has been experiencing a boom lately, so it came as a bit of a surprise to Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County's executive director John Moon to learn that many people thought the store had closed.

Guest Editorial: Why the name change makes sense

If you have already made up your mind about the name change for Blaine, stop reading.

International Concert Series coming to Peace Arch Park

Peace Arch Park will be hosting a series of concerts throughout the month of August.

August Featured Artist: Alex Abrams

Alex's story is one of contribution.

Wed, Jul 23, 2014 

 

BP Heron Center ready for grand opening

After nine months of construction and thousands of volunteer hours, the BP Heron Center for Environmental Education is ready for its grand opening at Birch Bay State Park.

George Raft Race, tall ships coming to Drayton Harbor Days

Drayton Harbor Days, one of Blaine's most entertaining annual events, is coming to Blaine Saturday and Sunday, August 2-3.

Birch Bay-Lynden Road construction to finish after brief delay

Construction at the Birch Bay-Lynden Road railroad crossing has experienced a slight delay.

City unveils new zoning guidelines

In an effort to simplify zoning requirements and promote a more aesthetically pleasing downtown area, city planners have drafted new architectural guidelines for downtown Blaine.

Fresh, local and delicious: The restaurants of Semiahmoo Resort

The sun sets over Drayton Harbor, casting its brilliant orange hues in blinding arcs across the water.

Veterans and descendents live with effects of chemical warfare

Forty years after American military personnel were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, veterans and their offspring are still experiencing medical conditions that studies have increasingly linked to the toxic herbicide.

Red Cross looking for everyday heroes for awards

Every day, people across Whatcom County save lives and improve our communities, but never receive any recognition.

Birch Bay Discovery Days

Birch Bay Discovery Days photos

Blaine Insurance expands, Little Red Caboose changes owners

Blaine Insurance purchases Locker & Ebert Insurance

Three music festivals coming to county

The weekend of August 1-3 is a great time to be a music lover in Whatcom County, with not one but three music festivals catering to fans of every genre.

Wed, Jul 16, 2014 

 

Name change committees appointed

The opposing camps have been chosen, and the decision to change the name of Blaine (or not) may depend on how persuasive the two groups can be.

Blaine partners with NSEA to study local watersheds

Blaine City Council has approved a multi-year contract with the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) to study and improve water quality in Drayton Harbor and the surrounding watersheds.

Capstone Physical Therapy opens in Blaine

In less than two years, Capstone Physical Therapy has grown from a husband-and-wife startup with one therapist and one support staff member to a company with four locations and 16 employees.

Playground, pavilion projects make strides

After initial plans came in at a higher cost than expected, city planners working with Cascade Design Group have come up with an alternative plan for a playground at Marine Park.


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