Wed, Aug 1, 2012 

 

Boys & Girls Club to host golf fundraiser

The Boys & Girls Club of Whatcom County is hosting an August 9 charity golf tournament at the Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club.

U. S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol report for July 19 through July 23

Wed, Jul 25, 2012 

 

Drayton Harbor Days to include old and new traditions

It’s time to celebrate Blaine’s marine heritage with a family-fun-packed festival the first weekend in August.

Birch Bay shoreline plans explained

Planning for the shoreline enhancement project slated for Birch Bay is well underway, but county officials still want as much input from community residents as possible.

Hearing scheduled for Chuck’s Drive-In permit

The owner of the old Chuck’s Drive-In building on Peace Portal Drive wants to open a restaurant on the property but first needs approval from Blaine planning commissioners.

School board considers student travel policy changes

Blaine school board members discussed allowances provided to students traveling on school trips at their regular meeting on Monday, July 23.

Run to the Border race to benefit Let’s Move Blaine!

The 11th annual Run to the Border fundraiser will be held at Marine Park on Saturday, August 4.

City council grants code variance for development

Blaine City Council members will allow a housing development to deviate slightly from city code even though the planning commission initially denied the request.

Unsafe biotoxin levels found at Semiahmoo Spit

Whatcom County health officials have found unsafe levels of a marine biotoxin new to the area in shellfish samples taken from Semiahmoo Spit.

Birch Bay Music Festival returns August 4

The 2nd Annual Birch Bay Music Festival is presenting SnipFest 2, featuring nine musical groups, including Reverend JD and the Blackout, and stand-up comedian Lisa Meyers.

Home and Garden Special Section: Summer is the perfect time to desensitize your home

Summer is once again poking out between grey clouds, which means allergies are kicking into high gear.

Home and Garden Special Section: Summer yards blossom in Blaine

The City of Blaine’s Yard of the Week winners

Home and Garden Special Section: Bakerview Nursery celebrates anniversary

Bakerview Nursery & Garden Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Eagle’s Roost restaurant in Birch Bay mixes art and food

Artist Michellino, who refers to herself by first name only, has found a new outlet for expressing her creativity in food. Michellino, along with two partners, has opened up the Eagle’s Roost restaurant in Birch Bay.

Birch Bay man injured in fire

A Birch Bay man was treated for second-degree burns on his arm and face after a cigarette he was smoking ignited his medical oxygen supply, fire officials say.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol report for July 14 and July 15.

Wed, Jul 18, 2012 

 

County sides with BBWARM on national stormwater permit

A Whatcom County official has written a strongly worded letter to the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) protesting the agency’s decision to include Birch Bay in the county’s national stormwater permit (NSP).

Connection fees draw ire of developers

Blaine City Council’s decision to reinstate water and sewer connection fees has got some high-profile developers asking how serious city officials are about revitalizing the town.

Blaine planning commission supports park impact fees

Blaine planning commissioners want park impact fees reinstituted citywide and have recommended city council set the fees higher than they were in 2009, before being dropped.

Ragnar Relay race to start at Peace Arch State Park this year

Runners will dash through Blaine during the annual Ragnar Relay series Northwest Passage this week. The race, which begins at Peace Arch State Park and ends at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley, is about 24 miles total.

EverybodyBIKE to host Birch Bay Summer Ride event on Sunday

Summer Rides, an EverybodyBIKE event, will feature a Beach Pedal in Birch Bay on Sunday, July 22. The Beach Pedal will include a 6-mile bike ride followed by a social hour with refreshments from The C Shop.

Ace Hardware in Blaine holds grand opening

Warm sunshine welcomed customers to Ace Hardware’s re-opening on Monday as billowy breezes teased the festive balloons tied to the garden area outside the store.

Blue Fish building to house new restaurant

After years of neglect and countless groans from Birch Bay residents at the mere mention of its name, the old Blue Fish building is set to house Birch Bay’s latest restaurant by the end of the week.

Active Seniors Special Section: Tai chi is key to flexibility

Four years ago, Guo Cheng was virtually bedridden. She couldn’t get up to cook or clean her home, and she slept up to 20 hours a day.

Active Seniors Special Section: Staying healthy with Type 2 diabetes

Vickie Blacklidge’s one downfall is dark chocolate. Even after being a Type 2 diabetic for 10 years, she still can’t resist it.

Puget Sound Energy to host lightbulb exchange event in Lynden

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will soon let people exchange their old, incandescent lightbulbs for new, energy efficient ones.

Tue, Jul 17, 2012 

 

Birch Bay Discovery Days Special Section

The 33rd Annual Birch Bay Discovery Days celebration is set for this weekend.


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