Thu, Jul 10, 2008 

 

Northwest parks district offers new programs

The Northwest Park and Recreation District 2 has put together an exciting program of activities for your enjoyment this summer. They range from family ...

Thu, Jul 3, 2008 

 

Dan Persse goes to Washington

Dan Persse, Blaine elementary PE teacher, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for three different physical education bills to be considered...

Hands-free cell phone rule in effect

Drivers in Washington state who hold a cell phone to their ear while driving may now face a $124 fine if they are caught.

City hosts electronics recycling day

The city of Blaine has sponsored an electronics recycling drop-off station from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 5 at the Blaine high school parking lot...

Somerbrook Lavender Farm is home away from home

The Brook family in England, ancestors of the Meaker family, used to have an estate in Somerset County, so when Scott and Nan made their lavender farm,...

Policy change makes life easier for boaters

Cross border traffic on the water is increasing with the onset of good weather. To the pleasant surprise of local boaters a Customs and Border Protection...

Hurt by economy, senior center struggles to keep meal programs

As gas prices continue to increase, the federally subsidized nutrition program offering hot lunches to seniors throughout Whatcom County has been forced...

Vegetarians needn’t fear Fourth of July barbecues

For many, the days leading up to Fourth of July will likely be filled with charcoal-infused dreams of backyard barbecues with icy-cold beverages and meat...

40-footer sold locally is fast, comfortable, seaworthy

Bob Brooks had about a foot of clearance on either side while exiting his moorage in the Blaine Marina, with boats on one side and a low-tide mudflat on...

Happy Feet Clinic

The NW Parks and Recreation district kicked off its series of summer programs this week with its “Happy Feet Clinic” soccer classes for children...

Fishing charters now available

Frank Dickerson recently opened Riptide Charters, his saltwater sport fishing charter business, with a new 24-foot aluminum boat he’s named the Ashley...

Local wines are just a hop and skip away

From Blaine’s own Dakota Creek and Glacial Lake Missoula wineries to Glacier Peak Vineyards deep in the north Cascades wilderness, there are plenty...

BRIEFS

NEXUS user arrested for ecstasy

Jazz festival planned for next weekend

Peace Portal Drive will be blocked off between H and G streets again next Saturday, July 12, to provide room for artists and food vendors to display their...

New planning commissioner speedily resigns

At press time The Northern Light has learned that Robert Caine, a recently appointed planning commissioner as of the last Blaine City Council meeting has...

Blaine’s Fourth of July parade this Friday

The annual Blaine Fourth of July parade gets underway Friday at noon in downtown Blaine with a local fixture civic events, the always cheerful John Choulochas...

Thu, Jun 26, 2008 

 

Birch Bay annual sand sculpture competition

Photos by Karl King

Library Link

The library is abuzz with activity as it flies into summer with fun choices for the entire family!

Bay Automotive’s Stan Calhoon a man of many talents

Stan Calhoon is a man of many trades and maybe even a master of several.

School board recognizes retiring faculty, award winners

The Blaine school board accepted the resignation of long-time member Pebble Griffin, effective at the end of next September, at their regular meeting on...

Best summer burgers are healthy and delicious

With patriotism in our hearts and fireworks in our eyes, we’re all fixing to light up the barbecue and party on the 4th of July.

Gregoire, Campbell join forces in border plan

Governor Chris Gregoire, along with British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell intend to visit their countries’ respective capitals, Ottawa and Washington...

BBWARM meeting scheduled July 1

Residents within the Birch Bay watershed could pay an additional $60 to $108 in taxes in 2009 if the details of a new funding plan are approved next month...

Clumsy Lovers headline Blaine’s 4th of July bash

Blaine’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration hit the big time several years ago when due to a combination of factors it drew several thousand...

City approves ‘buy back’ for green customers

The city of Blaine has just made it easier to be green.

Thu, Jun 19, 2008 

 

Run to the Border, 2008

Whatcom Fitness owner Alan Finston and his son Jacob in the 2008 Run to the Border event Saturday. A total of 260 runners participated. Local 1st winners...

Museum hosts nautical events

The Whatcom Museum’s exhibition, World of the Shipwright: From Wood to Fiberglass, explores the golden years of boat and shipbuilding in the region...


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