Thu, Jul 13, 2006 

 

CShop celebrates 35 years in business

Justin McLeod’sfondest memories of Birch Bay began more than 20 yearsago when he and his sister would ride their bikes fromBirch Bay State Park to...

Newsuperintendent reflects on small town teaching

RonSpanjer, Blaine’s new superintendent of schools,likes small towns.

Jazzfestival saves best for last

As if savingthe best for last, the five remaining concerts in Blaine’sJazz Festival week promise to serve up some of the best jazz availableanywhere...

DiscoveryDays set for this weekend

Organizersof the Birch Bay Discovery Days and annual arts and craftsfestival said spectators at this year’sevent can anticipate Captain George Vancouver...

BirchBay water district urges voluntary conservation

BirchBay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials are askingresidents of Birch Bay to cut back on their water usagethis summer.Roger Brown, BBWSD general...

Councilgrudgingly approves Seagrass project

BlaineCity Council has approved the Seagrass II developmentfor Semiahmoo spit by the same 4 – 3 split thatthe planning commission recommended denying...

Thu, Jul 6, 2006 

 

Newstore features eco-friendly, specialty shoes

Jody Finnegan has a passion forshoes from clunky and comfortable to stylish and elegant – andeven more in between.

Ploverto start summer schedule

TheM/V Plover leaves its winter mooring in Blaine Harborat noon on May 26 to begin its annual 50-day spring/summercrossing schedule between Blaine Harbor...

Familymakes a living pyro-style

“The way to light one ofthese shells off is to asssume a runner’s startingcrouch, facing away from the fuse,” said Jay Jacobsenof Marysville...

Becomea shore steward!

Earlysettlers to the wild and rugged shorelines of Washingtonstate were happy, eager even, to clear the land and domesticateit. The towering forests ran...

Firstphase of boardwalk construction celebrated

Blaine’sboardwalk is now a reality. Dedicated on a hot Thursdayevening last week, its first official use came five dayslater as Blaine hosted its...

TheCruising Life

Bellingham sailors Terry and JillHummell arrived to clear customs at the Blaine Harbor visitordock on their Gulf 32 Alegria after a cruising trip tothe...

Jazzgroup to perform in Blaine

An unusual eightpiece group dedicated to historical, pre-1930 jazz kicksoff both Blaine’s Jazz Festival and the Pacific ArtsAssociation’s new...

Twowomen, one good cause

TwoBlaine women will walk this summer to raise money for breastcancer research and prevention in the Northwest region.

Briefs

Blaine family featured in national magazineKim Van Wingerden, 22, of Blaine, was featured in the June/July 2006issue of Farm and Ranch Living, a nationally...

Countyrules in favor of developers

WhatcomCounty Hearing Examiner Michael Bobbink has ruled infavor of Birch Point Village developers who contestedfees that Whatcom County Fire District ...

Districtmandates public sewer for Birch Bay View

BirchBay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials are takinga new approach to solving the problem of failing on-siteseptic systems (OSSs) in the Birch...

Trainrelocation group seeks ally in city council

Proponentsof shifting the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) traintracks to the east away from the shoreline have approachedthe city of Blaine, looking...

Thu, Jun 29, 2006 

 

BlaineJazz Festival Schedule

Presented byThe Pacific Arts Association, The City of Blaine and The City of Bellinghamin cooperation with the Blaine School District

Librarylink

School is out, and the lazy daysof summer are here. Be sure you have a good book handywhen you’re lounging at the beach or sprawled outon the backyard...

Programto bring exchange students to Blaine

Can you tradea place to sleep and an extra setting for breakfast anddinner for three weeks for a chance to make a life-longfriend from China? Teachers ...

LandmarkBirch Bay restaurant back in business

Theformer Dry Dock restaurant is back with a new name.Bob Grant, along with the restaurant’s former owners,Don and Mary-Lynne Carl, all of Birch ...

SnowShack offers many flavors to cool off with

Robin Welch mightgreet you with a smile and a friendly Texas accent, but the sourceof her unusual syrups for her new snow cone stand is strictly offlimits...

Residentsask city for moratorium

SomeSemiahmoo residents are alleging the city is turninga blind eye while runaway growth overburdens infrastructureand services. At the June 26 city council...

Summerschool session helps students retrieve credit

ManyBlaine primary and elementary students who are failingin school are also failing to take advantage of the district’ssummer school program, designed...

Bigger,better Fourth of July planned for Blaine

Blaine’sannual Fourth of July celebration will be bigger than everthis year, with more vintage cars, a longer parade thatwill feature four bands,...

Thu, Jun 22, 2006 

 

Blainestudents win awards

Blainehigh school alumnus Devlin Montfort was awarded top honorsand a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering by WashingtonState University in Pullman...


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