Wed, Dec 2, 2009 

 

Blaine schools host holiday concerts this month

Senior center December events

North Whatcom Fire & Rescue to discuss budget

The board of commissioners for North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) will review its proposed 2010 budget at a public hearing set for Thursday, December 3.

Tue, Nov 24, 2009 

 

Habitat seeks to finish home for the holidays

As the holiday season approaches, the Whatcom County chapter of Habitat For Humanity is seeking to finish their latest Blaine home.

City moves ahead in approving 2010 budget details

As the city of Blaine moves closer to adopting its 2010 budget, Blaine City Council is struggling with details.

Holiday festivals packed with fun

Blaine opens the holiday season this year on the first weekend in December with some traditional touches and some new events.

News In Brief

Senior center releases holiday cookbook • Local author hosts book signing Dec. 12 • Gift wrapping event to benefit choir trip • Local stores raise money for food banks

Gift drive benefits soldiers in honor of Aamot

A group of Whatcom County residents have organized a holiday gift drive in honor of Spc. Aaron Aamot, 22, of Custer, and his friend, Gary Gooch, both of whom were killed while serving in Jelewar, Afghanistan.

Cookie contest returns to Blaine

Thanksgiving dinner available to those in need

Bellini’s Norma opera is melodramatic masterpiece

Vancouver Opera’s Golden Anniversary Season opens with Vincenzo Bellini’s masterpiece, Norma. Performances on November 28, December 1, 3, 5, 2009 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

NWFR to host budget hearing

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR), the fire protection district that serves Blaine, Birch Bay and rural Lynden, has announced a public hearing to review the proposed 2010 budget.

Birch Bay chamber elects new board members

A salute to veterans...

Border Songs looks at life on the 49th parallel

For the book lovers on your list, a Christmas present extraordinaire – a novel set in Blaine. In Border Songs, author Jim Lynch tells an outstanding story about the once sleepy town, whose main vice was an adult book store.

Fire commissioner Butch Hinchey resigns

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFRS) commissioner Butch Hinchey resigned last month and the search is on for a replacement. Sort of.

Bay Builders - Great kids doing great thing!

Blaine School District's outstanding students of the month

Fri, Nov 20, 2009 

 

Volunteers needed for Thanksgiving Dinner

Low-income residents without dinner plans this Thanksgiving can join their neighbors for a complete turkey meal with all the trimmings at the Blaine Senior Center, compliments of the American Legion Peace Arch Post 86 in Birch Bay.

Wed, Nov 18, 2009 

 

Thanksgiving baskets need cash

The Blaine Community Assistance Program’s annual Thanksgiving basket effort is underway, and program director Brent Brentnall said he expects to feed as many as 1,000 people this year, well over half of them children.

Vancouver Opera celebrates golden anniversary

Experts warn of ‘southern border mentality’

As the wheels of immigration reform start to grind in Washington D.C., local voices need to be heard to insure a healthy national economy and healthy communities along the northern border.

Sewer rates, property taxes up in 2010 city budget

Blaine residents can expect higher sewer rates, higher property taxes and cuts in city staff if the details of the proposed 2010 city budget are approved next month.

Puget Sound now officially part of Salish Sea

Concerts feature local musicians

Fats, oils, grease no good for drains

Experts say spread joy, not germs, this holiday season

Looking at hatcheries through the habitat lens


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