Thu, Aug 17, 2006 

 

Moreroads called for in east Blaine subarea plan

More roads will be needed as the population of east Blainecontinues to grow, according to a rough plan unveiled bythe city of Blaine this week.

Brownand Cole release plans for store

Brown & Cole of Bellingham and Mayflower Equitieshave applied for a major development permit to constructBirch Bay Center, a two-phased commercial ...

Thu, Aug 10, 2006 

 

SilverReef Casino adds $24.5 million spa, hotel

The Silver Reef Casino’snew $24.5 million hotel and spa opens on Thursday, August10, and after a few practice runs marketing manager EricLarsen said...

Quiltpays tribute to Blaine history

Thequilt was forgotten about for nearly 20 years beforeBirch Bay resident Cynthia Arnett acquired it.

SardisRaptor Center a refuge for injured birds

Sharon Wolters began getting phonecalls on a recent Sunday night about two young eagles whosenest in a popular Bellingham park seemed to be falling apart...

Studyshows economics of recycling

A studycompleted by the Bellingham-based RE Store suggests thattheir “hybrid” method of deconstruction,reuse and recycling can be as &ndash...

August22 last day for vigil donations

August 22 is the last day for the sale of bricks, pavers,placement requests and donations for The Vigil, a bronzesculpture planned for the H Street plaza...

BirchBay women are dogs’ other mothers

Kathi Gilbert and Katie Nelsonboth say that none of their work days are typical as professionalpet sitters and care givers.

Flaggercites ‘rightamount of assertiveness’ as key to job

It’sno secret that traffic on the truck route, officially WashingtonState Highway 543 (SR543) between exit 275 on I-5 and thePacific Highway truck...

Internationaltriathlon this Sunday

TheTri Without Borders bi-national marathon is scheduledfor Sunday, August 13.

Pugwashpeace conferences ‘transcend politics’

“The generalpublic, and even many men in position of authority, have not realizedwhat would be involved in a war with nuclear bombs,” statesthe...

Blaineborder lacks staffing, resources

Portsof entry at the U.S./Canadian border are in need of morefunding, staffing and resources, members of the U.S. Houseof Representatives Committee on ...

HomesteadNorthwest buys golf course for $4 million

The87-acre golf course located behind Stephani’sBy the Bay restaurant on Birch Bay Drive, was purchasedAugust 3 by Homestead Northwest Development...

Boardwalkfestival begins this Saturday

Thefirst annual Blaine Boardwalk Festival is set for thisSaturday, August 12, and as of last weekend all availablevendor spaces were taken.

Thu, Aug 3, 2006 

 

Youngat Heart

Keep on enjoying those pleasantwestern Washington summer days of August. Hopefully all seniorsare set for a big senior day at Hovander Park on August 9...

Barkingup the right tree

“We’dlike to get more people involved with the local parks,” saidBlaine park board member Terry Johnston, formerly a parksand recreation...

Citycontinues to encourage water conservation efforts

The city of Blaine and Birch BayWater and Sewer District are requesting voluntary conservationto help manage the water supply during the current periodof...

Techprogram wins award

TheAmerican Cancer Society (ACS) gave Blaine high school’sTechnology Student Association (TSA) chapter a platinumspirit of service award for their...

Boardwalkfestival scheduled Aug. 12

Vendorshave a week left in which to sign up for the first annualBlaine Boardwalk Festival on Saturday, August 12, andaccording to coordinator Christy Longquist...

TheNorthern Light’s new building draws on maritime influences

How do you incorporate colors oflush Pacific Coast forests and marine views while simultaneouslypaying tribute to the look of the Northwest canneries andBlaine...

Aroundtown...

Triathlonseeks volunteers Tri Without Borders race organizers are still looking forvolunteers to help them out with next Sunday’s race.

DOTissues schedule of closure for truck crossing

Beginningthis week, the Washington State Department of Transportation(WSDOT) and its contractor IMCO Construction, will temporarilystop traffic and close...

Mergewould triple fire district

WhatcomCounty Fire District 13 will almost triple in size nextyear if a merger with district 3 proposed last week bythe North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Service...

Blainewoman’s career gets kids jumping around

Blaine residentDana Cohenour is not a sit-in-your-seat kind of woman.

Driversentenced in February crash

Oneof the drivers in a February 28 multiple-car crash thatkilled two Blaine high school girls and injured two otherswas sentenced Thursday to a maximum...

Portconsiders demolition for Harbor Cafe building

Patand Joe Slevin operated the popular Harbor Cafe for morethan two decades before closing in 2004.

Festivalof Music begins with Blaine concert

Areamusic lovers are in for a real treat as Blaine hoststhe first concert of the Bellingham Festival of Musicon Friday night, August 4, at 7:30 in the ...


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