Wed, Jun 25, 2014 

 

Before and after: Improving on perfection

Sometimes, even a perfectly nice lawn can benefit from some landscaping.

Five ways to enrich your lawn and garden this summer

You may not recognize honey bees beyond their black and gold stripes, but bees and other pollinators play a vital role in our environment.

Road biking in Birch Bay: Safety tips

For a beginning cyclist, Birch Bay can be the perfect starting point.

The Peace Arch Art Festival, June 20-22

The Birch Bay Sand Sculpture Contest, June 21

Wed, Jun 18, 2014 

 

Local musicians to rock Peace Arch Art Festival this weekend

This weekend marks the beginning of the second annual International Peace Arch Art Festival.

Biotoxins shut down shellfish harvesting in North Whatcom

Recreational shellfish harvesting has been suspended at all North Whatcom beaches after the Whatcom County Health Department discovered unsafe levels of biotoxins in the seafood.

Suspect sought in Custer teen's assault

A Custer teenager was injured last week after another boy pistol-whipped him during a fight at a graduation party in Deming.

Sand Sculpture Contest hits Birch Bay

Now entering its 31st year, the Birch Bay Sand Sculpture Contest will kick off on Saturday, June 21.

Blaine's Fourth of July will be better than ever

One of Blaine's biggest annual events is quickly approaching.

I-5 truck accident detours traffic through Blaine

Traffic on northbound I-5 near the Birch Bay-Lynden Road exit was rerouted for two hours on Monday morning following a truck accident.

Local senior publishes book about a father-son rite of passage

In 1987, Semiahmoo resident Steven Windell and his son Erik piloted a 19.5-foot motorboat from Seattle to Glacier Bay, Alaska, a distance of 2,400 miles, in 24 days.

Keep your dog cool this summer

Is your dog ready for summer?

Darrington students get free rides at Waterslides

After a tragedy in March tested a town to its limit, summertime - and the tourism it brings - has been a welcome relief for the people of Darrington.

Border patrol names new chief in Blaine

The Blaine sector of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) service has hired a new commander.

Wed, Jun 11, 2014 

 

City dedicates new plaque for Vigil statue

Blaine and Birch Bay locals came out to H Street Plaza on June 8 to witness the dedication of a new plaque for the Vigil.

Correction:

In the June 5 issue, we wrote that candidates Vincent Buys and Joy Manjure would not be included in the August primary.

Blaine name change to go on November ballot

Speaking before another packed council chamber, Blaine City Council voted to add Resolution 1641-14, the name change referendum, to the ballot in November.

Body discovered in H Street drainage ditch

A man's body was discovered in a drainage ditch on H Street just outside of Lynden on June 5.

Blaine coat drive gets community help

The Community Assistance Program (CAP) kicked off its annual coat drive last week, and the Blaine and Birch Bay business community has gotten involved in a big way.

Relay for Life team to "paint Lynden purple"

The North Whatcom Relay For Life team is celebrating their 10th year raising money for the American Cancer Society, and they're pulling out all the stops.

International Peace Run to pass through Blaine

One leg of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness - Home Peace Run will pass through the Peace Arch for the first time on Monday, June 30, and North Whatcom locals are invited to help carry the torch.

Birch Bay-Lynden Road re-opens

Birch Bay-Lynden Road reopened at the railroad tracks near Portal Way after construction closed the road for nearly two weeks.

Wine-ing for a cause

Bruce and Mary Ansell have a set of cozy chairs carved from wine casks sitting on their porch which has a lovely view of Birch Bay and a pleasantly cool breeze.

Gardeners Market running strong

The Blaine Gardeners Market, now in its third week of the season, has seen strong participation so far.

Help clean up Blaine for the 4th of July

The city of Blaine is organizing a community clean-up day on Friday, June 20 to spruce up downtown in time for the 4th of July.

Blaine High School graduation 2014

A student writes a promise across her graduation cap


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