Wed, Jun 17, 2009 

 

Growing Blaine

Blaine’s first gardener’s market was a big success Saturday. The next market is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 27 at the H Street plaza.

Birch Bay sandcastle contest this Saturday

Those looking for a fun way to spend a day may want to grab a shovel and a bucket and head to the beach this Saturday.

Birch Bay house fire

County council discusses Birch Bay UGA cuts

Rivalry between Blaine and Birch Bay surfaced Tuesday night at a joint meeting of the Whatcom County Council and the Whatcom County Planning Commission. Seven county cities and three unincorporated areas including Birch Bay presented their proposals to the joint meeting for updating their Urban Growth Areas (UGA) as required by the state’s growth management act (GMA).

Senior center’s Hanks earns award

Dana Hanks took over as the Blaine Senior Center/Community Center coordinator last February after 31 years serving on the staff of the county-owned Roeder home. The 101-year-old house was given to Whatcom County parks and recreation in 1971 by Mrs. Donald Keyes as a community cultural arts and social center, and for the last three decades Hanks has been closely identified with its diverse program of performances, classes and events.

News in Brief

Semiahmoo beach tour this Saturday • Meeting to hear concerns over roundabouts • Semiahmoo Park dedication Friday • Bay Cafe now offering scooter rentals • Woman wanted by feds arrested at border • Former NFL player arrested at border • Vandals cause $2,000 damage to park

Blaine students earn top honors

Walk-in clinic opens at local Haggen

One-stop medical... A new walk-in clinic in Ferndale offers one-stop shopping for patients.

Father’s Day concert to benefit playground at local park

A day for dads... Father’s Day concert will raise money for playground equipment at Peace Arch State Park.

Local WSU shore stewards walk the walk

Joan and Darrel Clark are residents of Blaine who have always been committed to stewardship of their land and their community. When they built their new home with a view of Drayton Harbor the Clarks knew they wanted to do all that they could to preserve our fish, shellfish, and wildlife for the next generation.

Water utilities win awards

The city of Blaine and Birch Bay Water and Sewer District were each recently awarded two water conservation awards from the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association (PNS-AWWA).

Fri, Jun 12, 2009 

 

Blaine High School graduation June 11, 2009 slideshow

Wed, Jun 10, 2009 

 

Blaine High School Class of 2009

Congratulations graduates!

Blaine gardener’s market kicks off Saturday

Those wishing to support local farmers will soon be able to do so on a whole new level.

Council delays critical areas ordinance

Following heated testimony from landowners, developers and environmental groups on Monday, Blaine City Council voted down a critical areas ordinance (CAO) 4-3 that would increase buffer zones around wetlands, and scheduled a work session to amend the ordinance in what some councilors called an attempt to balance environmental protections with property rights.

City unveils proposal for UGA cuts

Following requirements by the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) Blaine community development director Terry Galvin unveiled a proposal that would cut the city’s urban growth area (UGA) by two-thirds.

BHS recognition night, 2009

Teacher awards and scholarships

News in Brief

City offers walk-in passport appointments • Voluntary watering begins June 15 • Candidates file for Blaine City Council • Need help? Hire a football player • Officers arrest murder suspect at border • Pancake breakfast scheduled June 20 • Boys & Girls Club seeks auction items

American Life Poetry

Opry kicks off season June 13 at Haynie Grange

A group of Custer musicians have scheduled this year’s Haynie Opry series with a beginning performance on June 13 at the Haynie Grange.

Blaine ordinance may allow chickens

Some Blaine residents could raise chickens in city limits if Blaine City Council adopts a staff proposal later this month.

Don’t touch that seal pup!

Father’s Day concert to benefit Peace Arch park playground

Piano for a cause... A Father’s Day piano concert will help raise money to replace aging playground equipment at Peace Arch State Park. 

Blaine graduate recounts time at Kenyan orphanage

Helping hands. Blaine high school graduate Shanelle Freeman recounts her experience at a Kenyan orphanage.

NWFR chief Fields wins award

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) Chief Tom Fields was named fire chief of the year by the Washington Fire Chief’s Association (WFCA) at their annual meeting in Spokane last month.

Thu, Jun 4, 2009 

 

Young at Heart

News from the Blaine Senior Center

Wed, Jun 3, 2009 

 

On the harbor...

The Plover ferry is back in business for the season Friday and Saturday noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Drayton Harbor.


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