Wed, Oct 12, 2011 

 

Mature Living Special Section: Reduce the risk of breast cancer

The annual explosion of pink has become one of the most visible reminders of the importance of early detection and breast cancer awareness.

Fall Car Care Special Section: Fall into a vehicle maintenance program

October is Fall Car Care Month, the perfect time to fall into a vehicle maintenance program and get your car ready for winter.

Fall Car Care Special Section: Teach teens to drive safely – and save their lives

In 2009, 3,466 teenagers died in the United States from automobile crash injuries, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Fall Car Care Special Section: Steering clear of deer

Vehicles and deer can be a lethal combination on Washington roads. As the weather gets colder, drivers face a greater risk of collisions as deer and other wildlife migrate from the mountains and dart across roads and highways.

Upcoming senior events

The week's events at the Blaine Senior Center

Blaine dentistry practice expanding

Dr. Patrick Rooney of Blaine Harbor Dental has expanded his practice with the addition of Dr. Mark Fleming of Friday Harbor. Fleming works in the office one day a week and sometimes stays overnight to see patients in the early morning.

Vitamins for good health

Do we require vitamins for good health? The answer is “of course.” Vitamins are essential for good health but only in tiny amounts.

Wed, Oct 5, 2011 

 

RE Sources files notice to sue SSA Marine for water violations

The Bellingham-based environmental group that has been one of the strongest opponents of the Gateway Pacific Terminal has filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the Seattle-based shipping terminal company proposing the project.

BNSF seeks demolition of Blaine train depot

Officials with Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railway want to demolish the 100-year-old Blaine Train Depot because it “no longer provides a viable function.”

City seeks public input on land acquisition

The Blaine City Council will hold another public hearing on a proposed land acquisition in east Blaine after the landowner involved expressed concern over the city’s process for condemning his land.

‘A’s all around for Birch Bay beaches

All the Birch Bay beaches that were tested over the summer received an “A” grade or better in a beach report card released by a California-based environmental group.

City council declares Blaine a Let’s Move! city

With a nod of approval from the Blaine City Council, Blaine is now part of a nationwide movement supporting healthy communities and battling childhood obesity.

Area resident reports nationwide phone scam

A phone scam that has struck numerous places across the country has recently been reported in Birch Bay.

Public meeting stresses importance of trail linking Blaine, Birch Bay

The proposed walking and biking trail between Blaine and Birch Bay could prove beneficial to both communities if the local parks district has the money to fund it.

Mature Living Special Section: Memory loss not always a sign of Alzheimer's disease

It started, he said, just before their 30th anniversary – he had bought a lovely bracelet for his wife and hidden it so that she wouldn’t find it. Well, he didn’t find it for days after the anniversary came and went. For her, it was right around menopause – forgetting where she had put her keys, the book she was reading, the lunch date with a friend. These are not uncommon stories for me to hear in my office; not told by elderly patients but by baby boomers, some of whom go on to confess fears that they are developing Alzheimer’s or dementia. Sound familiar?

Senior center events

Some really big things are happening this month at the Blaine Senior/Activity Center.

Sliding into Fall

Blaine primary students are enjoying their new playground slide this fall.

A helping hand

Would you change my light bulb, please? A worker from the always vigilant Blaine public works was captured early on the morning of Monday, October 3, opposite the Seascape condos fixing the light.

Border patrol agent receives commendation from RCMP

A Blaine-based U.S. Border Patrol agent was recently commended by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for his aid to a RCMP member in 2010.

Blaine receives clean 2010 audit

The Washington State Auditor’s Office has released its 2010 audit of the city of Blaine’s finances and found no issues with their financial procedures.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for September 14 through September 17

Wed, Sep 28, 2011 

 

Parks commissioners host meeting to gather public input ahead of levy

Blaine residents offered numerous suggestions to parks commissioners on how upcoming levy funds, with voter approval, could be spent to improve parks and recreation in Blaine, but all agreed on one point: the importance of the levy needs to be driven home sooner rather than later.

Blaine schools facing difficult financial straits

The first meeting of the Blaine school board began with a work session on a subject that is near, but perhaps not dear to board members’ hearts: money troubles.

Council gives go-ahead to Blaine industrial park

The owners of 45 acres of land in southeast Blaine are one step closer to being able to develop the property after a Blaine City Council vote on Monday night.

County council moves Birch Bay rezone vote to public hearing

The public at large will get another chance to comment on the potential rezone of nearly 500 acres of land just south of Drayton Harbor at the October 11 Whatcom County Council meeting.

Lincoln Road reopens after four-month closure

The stretch of Lincoln Road closed over the summer for improvements reopened Friday after the Lynden-based contractor completed the project ahead of schedule and within budget.

Blaine businesswoman celebrates milestones

During the recent recession, most of the stories we hear are of businesses closing. However, there is at least one Blaine resident who has been in business continuously for the past 50 years.


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