Wed, Aug 14, 2013 

 

Good schools a big factor in attracting businesses

A recent study of Blaine's economic development potential focuses on attracting medical centers and niche manufacturing companies, and provides some key insights into the elements that make Blaine a prime business location.

Kites to fly high over Birch Bay this weekend

Summer isn't over yet. A new festival has found its way to the Birch Bay shoreline and is bringing with it yet another opportunity to enjoy the bay's warm, shallow waters and wide-open sky.

Schools in desperate need of basic supplies

Summer is quickly drawing to a close and the 2013-14 school year is just on the horizon.

Crabbing season opens August 15

Crabbing season officially begins this week for the people of north Whatcom County.

School board strategizing for future

The Blaine school district is facing a number of big changes over the next few years and school board members are planning their strategy to stay ahead of the game.

BBWARM awarded federal grant

Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) is on track to receive a $94,750 federal grant for storm water retrofit projects after the Whatcom County Council signed off on the funding August 6.

Get ready to get muddy

People tend to avoid mud in normal circumstances, but the Muds to Suds adventure race is not normal circumstances.

A look behind the scenes at Semiahmoo

It's all hands on deck at the Semiahmoo Resort this week, as Coastal Hotels management, staff and contractors work to get the long-vacant hotel up to snuff for its soft opening on Thursday, August 15.

Fire inspections important for insurance coverage, safety reasons

A fire department inspection of your small business may sound like a hassle, but it could save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

Filming from the Plover

A movie crew from Master Key Productions chartered the Plover for filming the Lady Washington east of Point Roberts on the Salish Sea on August 6.

Possible tsunami debris washes ashore

While strolling near the high tide line on Birch Bay Beach, Birch Bay resident Kevin Swiss found what might be a piece of debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan.

The bay is alive with the sound of music

A day at the Birch Bay Music Festival

Wed, Aug 7, 2013 

 

Going on tour

On August 1, 20 vintage Volkswagons - Bugs, Buses, Vans, Things and Westfalias - set out from Marine Drive on a group journey to southern California.

Businesses set up shop, reopen and expand

Sometimes, plans just change.

Lummi says "no" to coal terminal

Tribal opposition could officially derail the permitting process for the hotly contested Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) at Cherry Point.

Music takes center stage in Birch Bay this weekend

From small beginnings four years ago the Birch Bay Music Festival has doubled in size every year since, and local humane societies and animal charities have reaped the benefits.

U.S. Border Patrol's Blaine sector chief ousted from post

The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol's Blaine Sector was removed from his post on August 5, after associate chiefs from D.C. met with the sectorâs leadership team on Monday morning.

Fair draws big name artists, plethora of events, activities

The Northwest Washington Fair returns to Lynden next week for its 103rd year.

Gallion bumped by primary

The initial ballot count from the primary election leaves Charlie Hawkins and Brian Thomasson still in the running for the Ward 2 position 4 seat on the Blaine City Council. David Gallion conceded the race.

Donate to food banks at fair

The Northwest Washington Fair will partner with Gateway Pacific Terminal to host a food drive during this year's fair.

Drayton Harbor Days

August 3-4, 2013

Can you hear me now? Dealing with hearing loss

In a world full of constant sound and noise, it's surprising how quickly and quietly our ability to hear can slip away.

Tours give seniors opportunity to get out and about

Local seniors have the opportunity to step out and enjoy some different scenery.

Wed, Jul 31, 2013 

 

Assisted living no longer a viable option for Stafholt

Sometimes staying true to your mission means making hard decisions.

Airport expansion nears completion

After nearly three years of construction, the expansion of Bellingham International Airport is nearing completion.

Tall ships make schedule changes for Drayton Harbor Days

The Drayton Harbor Days festival will get a surprise extended visit from the tall ship Lady Washington.

New book highlights local womenâs work in education

Two local women have been featured in a new book that chronicles their mission to reform educational standards in a small village in Kenya.


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