Wed, Dec 19, 2012 

 

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.

Birch Bay Water Sewer District plans facility upgrades

Proposed upgrades that will make a big difference in the capacity and operations of the Birch Bay Water Sewer District's (BBWSD) wastewater facility are in the works.

Flooding on Birch Bay Drive

A super tide on Tuesday, December 4, caused flooding on Birch Bay Drive at its intersection with Alderson Road.

Holiday concert to benefit 2013 Blaine Jazz Camp

Get yourself into the holiday spirit by attending a holiday benefit concert featuring the popular and well-known pianist Jon Mutchler on Sunday.

Bay Cafe hosts Angel Tree

The holiday season can be a tough time for many families, especially those who are in financial distress.

Santa Claus is coming to town Dec. 15

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFRS) will be working with the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office for "Project Santa," an annual event that benefits children and families in need.

He sweeps, he scores!

For the first time, Birch Bay residents will be able to celebrate the New Year with some friendly international broom hockey competition.

Ferndale Gateway Pacific Terminal meeting draws a mixed crowd

Opponents of the coal terminal showed up in force at the Gateway Pacific Terminal scoping meeting at the Ferndale Events Center on Thursday, November 29.

Students to hit the slopes with Winter Ride

Blaine students will be shredding the slopes of Mt. Baker this winter, thanks to the Winter Ride program.

Young at Heart: A visitor's guide to activities at the Blaine Senior Center

Suppose you are a newcomer and decide to visit the Blaine Senior/Activity Center.


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 

 

Coastal flood advisory issued for western Whatcom County

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory for western Whatcom County through Friday morning, November 30.

Wed, Nov 28, 2012 

 

Holiday Harbor Lights set to shine in Blaine

It's been known by different names, but the spirit of the Holiday Harbor Lights festival has always been the same, and each year the residents of Blaine herald the holiday season by lighting a community Christmas tree and welcoming Santa Claus to town.


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