Wed, Aug 15, 2012 

 

Salishan walking tour: Blaine then and now

As August’s summer sun beats down on Blaine, The Northern Light followed Kathleen Capson, one of Blaine’s most knowledgeable historians, on a present-day look into Blaine’s history.

Birch Bay golf camp welcomes area youth

The Birch Bay Village Golf Course will once again host Blaine and Birch Bay youth between the ages of 8 and 16 who want to learn the basics of golf this summer.

Planning commission gives OK to changes to Blaine’s lot coverage rules

Blaine’s lot coverage regulations are different from most other cities in Whatcom County, and Blaine planning commissioners are on board with changing that.

Blaine student earns $12,000 scholarship

Katharine Sell of Birch Bay, daughter of Kerry and Shirley Sell, was recently awarded the Dean’s Scholarship to attend Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C. The $12,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the top academic incoming transfer students.

Storming the lanes

Alejandro Moser-Hernandez, 6, holds a plaque and certificate he earned in the Washington State Pepsi Championship Bowling Tournament.

Grace Lutheran ready for period of transition

With the retirement of veteran pastor Dennis Wildermuth, Blaine’s Grace Lutheran Church has an opening in the top spot for the first time in 35 years. The transition is a chance for the church to redefine the congregation’s direction and role within its community.

Celebrating Samoan culture at the park

Members of the Kalevaria Samoan United Methodist Church Youth Group perform during the Peace Arch International Concert series at Peace Arch State Park on Sunday, August 12.

Young at Heart

The Blaine Senior/Activity Center folks are enjoying a warm August, after a cooler than usual summer. What a privilege to live in such a scenic setting as ours in such a supportive community.

Wed, Aug 8, 2012 

 

DelBene, Koster move on to battle for U.S. Congress

Democrat Suzan DelBene and Republican John Koster will go head-to-head in November for the vacant 1st Congressional District U.S. Representative spot after emerging as the top two in a field of seven candidates.

State parks need state support, says report

The Washington State parks system cannot and should not be expected to raise enough money to support itself independent of state general fund revenue, despite the state legislature’s desire to shift state parks in that direction.

Study for Birch Bay shoreline project released

After studying the possible impacts of the proposed Birch Bay shoreline enhancements, five Western Washington University (WWU) students have concluded the most serious effects will come during construction.

Local driving range closes due to golf ball theft

Roughly 380 pounds of missing golf balls later, Britain and Gail Walker are fed up.

Short season for sockeye fishing in Blaine

Mike Dodd, president of Blaine Marina, expects to buy between $15,000 to $20,000 worth of sockeye salmon from the few commercial fishing boats working this year’s two-week long summer fishing season, which began on August 1. Those numbers are quite a drop from what Dodd bought in the peak years in the 1970s.

H Street revitalization and sidewalk projects begin

Construction crews have started work on the H Street revitalization project.

Art at Birch Bay Square to be held August 18

Art at Birch Bay Square is back once again to connect Whatcom County artists with the general community. The artists will be displaying their work in the square’s parking lot from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 18.

Selene Homestead hosts fashion show

Whatcom Women in Business (WWIB) held their first fashion show fundraiser Tuesday, July 24. Birch Bay’s Selene Homestead on Kickerville Road hosted the event showcasing fashions from active wear to formal attire. WWIB plans to make this an annual event raising money for their scholarship program.

Jim Jorgensen celebrated, park bench to be built to honor service

Blaine residents held a celebration for Jim Jorgensen to honor the impact he's had on the community and raise funds for a park bench in his honor.

Concert series to feature Joyce Woodson

Award-winning country music artist Joyce Woodson will perform at Backstage @ the Border on Saturday, August 11. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the singer-songwriter will perform from 7 to 9 p.m.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report

Wed, Aug 1, 2012 

 

Drayton Harbor Days set for this weekend

How much did the pirate charge for ear piercing? A buck an ear, of course!

Health department proposes changes to septic rules

Whatcom County Health Department officials are floating changes to septic system regulations that could mean stiffer enforcement for septic-system owners countywide, but some Whatcom County Council members are skeptical of the new direction.

Candidates prepare for primary election

County, state and federal candidates are crossing their fingers as they wait for the upcoming primary election, which will take place on Tuesday, August 7. The two candidates for each position who receive the most votes will move on to the general election on November 6, regardless of party preference.

Let’s Move Blaine! to give winning child free season pass to Birch Bay Waterslides

Let’s Move Blaine! organizers have announced their first partnership with a local business to promote the Passport to Fun Summer Health Challenge.

Council member reinvigorates council economic development committee

One of Blaine’s newest city council members has taken it upon himself to restart a committee designed to drum up economic development in Blaine.

Peace Arch park concert series begins this weekend

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has announced the 2012 lineup for the Peace Arch International Concert series.

County auditor to distribute statewide voter pamphlets to all Whatcom libraries, senior centers

The Whatcom County Auditor’s Office will distribute voter pamphlets for state and federal elections to all county senior centers and libraries in time for the primary election.

Planning commission grants drive-in permit

The owner of the Chuck’s Drive-In building took a big step closer to opening a new restaurant after a Blaine Planning Commission vote last Thursday.


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