Wed, Sep 30, 2009 

 

Healthy snacks and lunches 101 for back to school

BP - Cherry Point Bay Builders

Great kids doing great things

Thu, Sep 24, 2009 

 

Book sets out in search of elusive utopia

The Pacific Northwest is known for its rugged and beautiful terrain that includes evergreen trees, beaches and spectacular cascading waterfalls. But it is perhaps lesser known for its eclectic residents who are less institutionally religious and more spiritually oriented than any other distinct geographical area on the continent.

Birch Bay opens food pantry for those in need

Organizers of Birch Bay’s new food pantry have found a new location for their facility. Beginning Monday, October 5 from 10:30 a.m. until noon, those in need of food supplies can go to the Boys & Girls Club building at 4672 Loft Lane off Alderson Road.

Sitar master plays Peace Arch State Park

Borderites football thrashes Ferndale 28-21

Blaine 28, Ferndale 21. Has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

Habitat For Humanity seeks volunteers

Tara Nelson

Man arrested for currency smuggle

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Arch port of entry interdicted a 38-year-old North Vancouver, British Columbia, man attempting to smuggle bulk currency into the United States concealed within his sports utility vehicle.

Loomis Hall art reception Friday

The Loomis Hall Art Gallery will host its first artist’s reception on Friday, September 25.

Rainwater collection good for environment, plants

Indoor air the next health hazard?

It seems everyone is talking about the environment these days. Yet, you don't seem to hear much about the environment indoors. Considering how much time most people spend inside, it makes sense to give some thought to the air quality within your home.

A Summer in Paraguay

Blaine high school senior Alexandra Grubb recounts her summer volunteer experience in Paraguay.

Wed, Sep 16, 2009 

 

September is ovarian cancer awareness month

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Three years ago, Pete Kremen, Whatcom County Executive, and the Whatcom County Council issued their first proclamation designating the month of September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in Whatcom County.

Birch Bay family finds new home and friends

One day last February Marlene Ness was waiting for her husband to show up for morning coffee after spending the night in a small travel trailer they’d just bought for $200.

Former B.C. tourism official gives Olympic tips

Birch Bay and Blaine should do everything possible to make sure people outside the region are aware of the accommodations available to tourists during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, even if it means parking a trailer alongside the freeway with a banner on the side.

Blaine planning director Terry Galvin resigns

In their regular meeting Monday, Blaine City Council voted to authorize a separation agreement with Terry Galvin who has served as the city’s director of community development for nearly 10 years.

City considers nixing impact fees

Those wishing to have a say in Blaine City Council’s proposal to remove development impact fees in the city of Blaine will want to attend a public hearing on Monday, September 28.

News in Brief

Paso del Norte seeks photo submissions • Border agents nab 37 pounds of ecstacy • Candidate’s forum scheduled Wednesday • Walk to school day is October 14 • Murder suspect apprehended in Blaine 

Olympics response center opens

The first operational test of the combined 2010 Olympics Coordination Center (OCC) in Bellingham has been pronounced a success by officials at the local, state and federal levels.

As Yard of Week season ends, Blaine is still beautiful

Amazing yards, amazing people, and an amazing community, sum up the 2009 Yard of the Week season. The Blaine is Beautiful committee presented its final award for the year and would like to thank all of the award winners as well as everyone who participated in Blaine to make their yards and gardens so incredible this year.

Now is the time to start winterizing your home

Green is the new trend in home decor

As Americans spend more time at home, it’s no surprise homeowners are looking for ways to enhance their at-home surroundings. This season, there is an array of new trends in home decor to help on that quest.

Construction begins on new $3.9 million PSE substation

Puget Sound Energy customers in the Blaine and Birch Bay areas of Whatcom County will soon benefit from an upgraded electric system as the utility this week begins constructing a new $3.9 million substation at 4390 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Blaine.

Wed, Sep 9, 2009 

 

Public can comment on UGA cuts Sept. 17

Those wishing to comment on Whatcom County’s proposal to eliminate large swaths of land from the Blaine and Birch Bay urban growth areas (UGA) will want to attend a joint hearing of the Whatcom County planning commission and county council next week.

Blaine city council candidate files for bankruptcy

Blaine city council candidate John George filed for bankruptcy last month after falling more than $600,000 in debt to about 140 different creditors.

Violent crime, burglary up in 2008

BP to host open house Sept. 18


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