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.

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.


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