Thu, Oct 14, 2010 

 

District seeks voter support for local parks levy

The Northwest Park and Recreation District 2 will seek support from Blaine and Birch Bay voters for a four-year levy the district has placed on the November 2 ballot.

Council appoints new commissioners

Blaine City Council has appointed three new members to the Blaine planning commission.

Open for fun

A Coquitlam, B.C. girl takes a spin on the new playground at Bay Horizon Park while visiting her family in Birch Bay.

Economy spells uncertainty for Semiahmoo projects

Despite the recent Marin condos foreclosure, local realtor Mike Kent said Semiahmoo could rebound if the property currently for sale there attracts the right potential buyers.

Harley Owners Group brings toys for local youth

Stafholt Good Samaritan Center resident Iver Alm tests out a Harley Davidson motorcycle during an annual visit by the Mt. Baker Harley Owners Group to donate toys for the center’s Giving Tree program. Alm is pictured with CC Castro, a nursing assistant.

Icelandic geologist explains Eyjafjallajökull

The Blaine Icelandic Heritage Society is hosting an Icelandic geologist at Western Washington University at noon on Friday, October 22.

Vendors sought for Christmas bazaar

The Blaine Community Senior Center will host its 4th annual Homemade Arts & Crafts Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 3 and 4, at 763 G Street. The center is looking for vendors for the festival.

Talk focuses on immigration issues

A Blaine man who immigrated to the United States more than 30 years ago will discuss America’s immigration system during a free forum next week.

Program to help small businesses with insurance

As a result of the federal health care overhaul passed in May, some small businesses that provide health care coverage to their employees will be able to take advantage of tax credits from the federal government.

Birch Bay woman’s book focuses on finding balance

Birch Bay resident and author Ellen Shea is all grown up and getting younger, according to her new book “I’m All Grown Up – Now What?”

Notes from Blaine senior center: Modern Poetry

The Blaine senior center hosts regular free creative writing classes for members.

Pool shark...

Jo King takes a shot during a game of pool at the Blaine senior center last Friday.

Listen to the truth behind hearing loss myths

Sure, you sometimes have to ask people to repeat themselves, and the volume knob on the car stereo is set much farther to the right than it used to be.

Election 2010: Washington State Initiatives

The 2010 election year presented the state of Washington with a record 76 initiatives filed with the secretary of state.

Local parks getting spruced up

Fall is definitely in the air, and trees are beginning to show their colors. We hope you had a chance to get out to Blaine’s many diverse parks throughout the summer.

Local artists featured in fair

Those wanting to get a taste of local flavor will want to check out the 21st annual Fall Craft & Antique Show this weekend at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden.

Thu, Oct 7, 2010 

 

Q&A forum to host state and local candidates

Wed, Oct 6, 2010 

 

Local wine makers concerned about I-1100

Ken Peck knows the highs and lows of small business. As the head winemaker of the artisan Dakota Creek Winery, he endeavors to find a niche in the highly competitive winemaking business.

Lincoln Road tops county road improvement plan

Improvements to a stretch of road north of Birch Bay are on the top of the county’s 2011 construction project list. Whatcom County Council voted 6-1 to adopt the county’s 2011 annual construction program at their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 28.

City relaxes rules for septic systems

Owners of septic systems within Blaine city limits now have more time to connect to city sewer, Blaine City Council members decided last month.

Blaine women open new massage therapy business

Two Blaine residents have opened a massage therapy practice in Blaine.

Mt. Baker Kidney Center celebrates 30 years

Mt. Baker Kidney Center (MBKC) is celebrating a number of milestones this year.

Life Line offers preventative screenings in Birch Bay

Local residents can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.

Cheers for Volunteers!

Kathy Richardson is a volunteer at the Blaine Visitor Center and has lived in the area since 1963. Kathy Richardson is a volunteer at the Blaine Visitor Center and has lived in the area since 1963.

Betty Liepart celebrated her 100th birthday this week

Former Birch Bay Village resident Elizabeth “Betty” Liepart, l., gets a hug from a friend during a celebration for her 100th birthday October 4 at the Leopold Retirement Home in Bellingham.

Thu, Sep 30, 2010 

 

High school math: Area for improvement

For the last three years, Blaine high school has not met federal standards in math instruction established by the No Child Left Behind Act.

Birch Bay Water & Sewer District makes funding list

In a letter addressed to state senator Dale Brandland and representatives Kelli Linville and Doug Ericksen, Washington State Public Works Board executive director John LaRocque told the legislators that Birch Bay was one of the utility districts in Whatcom County that has made a list of recommended projects eligible for low cost loans.


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