Wed, Feb 16, 2011 

 

Volunteers sought for Pizza and Pizzazz

Organizers of the upcoming Pizza and Pizzaz benefit concert are seeking local talent and variety acts to perform.

Mature Living Special Section: Blaine man recounts a long life on the sea

Blaine resident Richard Sturgill doesn’t have many regrets in life, but one thing he’ll never do again is jump in the middle of a pod of humpback whales.

Resolution would back Cherry Point dock

Blaine City Council postponed a decision on whether to get behind a proposed terminal at Cherry Point after some city council members wanted to know more about the project.

Bank forecloses on Horizon at Semiahmoo project

The real estate market crash of 2007 has claimed another victim: the 145-acre planned community Horizon at Semiahmoo will go up for auction in April.

Chase ends with vehicle in ditch

Whatcom County sheriff’s deputies caught up with a 21-year-old man after he drove his car off the road into a ditch and allegedly fled from police.

Curling center invites Americans to play

The Peace Arch Curling Centre in White Rock, B.C. is inviting its southern neighbors in the Blaine area to try a free curling lesson from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 20. Equipment will be provided.

Marathon runners take their mark in Birch Bay Sunday

The roads of Birch Bay will once again welcome runners from all over the state and British Columbia as the 43rd annual Birch Bay Marathon takes place this weekend.

Blaine high school earns top marks

Blaine high school has received high marks in statewide achievement scores recently released by the state board of education.

Human rights film festival kicks off

The Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival lineup has been selected for 2011. Twenty documentaries will be presented during the 10-day long festival.

Blaine choir students head to state

Three Blaine students have been selected to participate in the MENC All-Northwest band conference.

Bay Horizon Park gym nears completion

Local residents will soon have a place to play indoor basketball, hockey and other sports as renovations at the Bay Horizon Park gym near completion.

Group doubles salmon recovery efforts

The salmon recovery effort at Terrell Creek received an unprecedented shot in the arm earlier this month.

Mature Living Special Section: ‘Super Size Me’ chef to host Bellingham talk

The Cardiovascular Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center will present the 11th annual “Heart to Heart” program twice in February, nationally designated as Heart Health Month.

A thank you...

Pacific Building Center owner Pam Christianson was recognized by Blaine City Council for her volunteer efforts with the city in January. She has served on the Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC), a group that allocates funding to multiple projects and events throughout the city.

Needful Things features consignment goods

Blaine and Birch Bay residents now have another way to find a home for some of their unused items and perhaps make a little money at the same time.

Wed, Feb 9, 2011 

 

Border Patrol to host town hall meeting

Residents living near the international boundary with Canada are invited to a town hall meeting with senior officials of the U.S. Border Patrol, Blaine Sector and Office of Air and Marine, Bellingham.

Mature Living Special Section: Semiahmoo Ladies Club aims to serve community

When JoAnn Howe moved to Blaine from Colorado two years ago, she was looking for a way to get connected to the community.

For ex-military member, life is now for the birds

Those interested in the local bountiful bird populations will want to check out a photography exhibit in Bellingham next week.

Semiahmoo sale falls through, buyer misses deadline

The sale of the Semiahmoo Resort and Semiahmoo and Loomis Trail golf courses has fallen through after the buyer could not come up with the money by the agreed upon deadline.

Mongolian hello

Loomis Hall hosted a Mongolian new year holiday celebrating Tsagaan Sar, or White Month, last Saturday.

U.S., Canada, vow to work together

A new U.S./Canada agreement highlights greater cooperation across the border as the key to increased security and prosperity for both nations.

Bird events retrace path of Border Songs author

Birding enthusiasts have several opportunities to learn about local avian species this month as North Cascades Audubon Society president Joe Meche will present three programs as part of Whatcom READS! 2011.

Annual backyard bird count Feb. 18 - 21

Blackbirds made the headlines when a flock of thousands fell from the skies in Arkansas on New Year’s Eve.

Primary school hosts parent talk

The Blaine primary school is hosting its sixth parent-principal coffee talk from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 15 at the school’s multipurpose room.

Volunteers sought for marathon

Organizers of the 43rd annual Birch Bay Marathon are seeking volunteers to help with their annual event Sunday, February 20, in Birch Bay.

Church opens new coffee shop

A new church coffee house will feature live music the second Saturday of each month.

On a final note...

Andy Harmening, head of the Blaine schools choir department, received two music store gift certificates totaling $1,500 from KAFE 104.1 at the Blaine school board meeting on Monday, January 24.


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