Thu, Sep 30, 2010 

 

City earns clean audit for 2009

The city of Blaine complied fairly with state and federal laws regarding finances in 2009, according to a Washington State Auditor’s report released September 20.

Home tour provides inside look at local remodels

The Master Remodelers Council of Whatcom County proudly presents their annual tour of Remodeled Homes on October 2 and 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring 10 recently renovated homes in Bellingham.

Register now for scarecrow contest

The deadline to sign up for the Blaine Chamber of Commerce scarecrow competition is October 1. Blaine businesses and residents are invited to create a scarecrow using such materials as corn stalks, straw bales and pumpkins, as well as any props necessary.

Meeting to help Medicare-eligible

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner’s statewide health insurance benefits advisors (SHIBA) has scheduled a free event at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 7 at the Blaine Senior Center at 763 G Street.

A thank you...

Dale Buys, of Reichardt & Ebe Engineering, was given the Blaine Builder Award by Blaine mayor Bonnie Onyon, for their pro bono work designing a parking lot and storm water facilities for the city’s new public kayak launch at Dakota Creek.

New Asian restaurant opens

A semi-retired mother of one, financial worker, commercial real estate agent, missionary and world traveler, Kim has recently settled in Whatcom County to pursue a job in one of her long-time hobbies – cooking.

The costs and benefits of solar power

It has been possible for years if not decades to provide all of a home’s energy needs with solar power.

Free class offers gardening tips

Those wanting to learn more about easy gardening practices and how to create a beautiful landscape that is easier to maintain and will help protect water quality should check out a free green gardening workshop this Saturday, October 2 at Birch Bay Leisure Park’s Brier Center, at 7704 Birch Bay Drive.

Whatcom In Bloom

Local residents Bruce and Billie Rowell won first place in the 25th annual Whatcom County in Bloom competition for their private, residential garden and the Bellingham Beauty School’s Best Backyard Award.

Green living expo Oct. 16

Built Green of Whatcom County is hosting the 4th annual Green Living and Home Expo on October 16 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal at 355 Harris Avenue.

Young at heart: Senior center relaxes into fall

Here we are entering into the colorful month of October, and what an exciting month it promises to be.

Tue, Sep 28, 2010 

 

Deadline for annual scarecrow competition October 1

Thu, Sep 23, 2010 

 

Local caregiver charged with assault

The license of a Blaine-area health care worker has been recalled after state health officials said she slapped the patients for whom she worked.

Blaine man sentenced in baseball bat beating

A Blaine man pleaded guilty to beating two other men after a prank got serious in Bellingham in 2008.

Canadian officer on trial for sexual assault

The B.C. Supreme Court trial of a Canadian border guard accused of sexual assault while on the job in 2007 started this week.

WTA cuts Blaine service by one-third

Following scheduled service cuts, the Whatcom Transit Authority has trimmed their Sunday service and cut their service to Blaine by one-third.

Autumn moon

North Whatcom County residents were treated to a colorful moonrise last Tuesday evening.

Birch Bay man seeks help after fire destroys home

A disabled man is looking to get back on his feet after an early morning fire destroyed his Birch Bay home.

Clothing bank seeks winter coats

St. Martin’s Clothing Bank will resume its winter hours beginning October 5. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Friday.

Youth organization seeks mentors

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northwest Washington (BBBSNW) is looking for new mentors to help children in need in the upcoming school year.

Bellingham couple transforms old house into dream home

When Jeff and Carol Arvin wanted to relocate to a bigger house but couldn’t because of soaring real estate prices in 2004, they decided to try something different.

Going green doesn’t have to mean losing green

We all know we need to conserve energy, cut fuel bills, and reduce our carbon footprint, but sometimes it seems that doing good can cost you a bundle -- especially when it comes to environmentally-friendly home improvements.

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awarness Month

September marks the nationwide observance of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, as designated by the President of the United States.

Blaine soldier to be on 60 Minutes

Blaine resident Spc. Sean Sheehey (left, bottom row) will be featured on CBS’s news program 60 Minutes on Sunday, September 26.

Birch Bay restaurant aims for high-quality comfort food

Birch Bay is home to a new restaurant whose owners say customers will experience “affordable dining at its finest.”

Thu, Sep 16, 2010 

 

Group studies feasibility of Blaine train stop

Blaine could be the next stop on the map for commuter train traffic as soon as 2012 if the results of a study by a public transportation advocacy group are favorable.

46-unit project in works for Birch Bay

During a time in which the construction industry has nearly grinded to a halt, one local developer is trying to make a go of it by capitalizing on one of Birch Bay’s not-so-niche markets – Canadian buyers.


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