Thu, Jan 13, 2005 

 

Blaine Chamberof Commerce:Another great year

2004was another great year for the Blaine Chamber of Commerce.Our fourth annual Bite of Blaine set a record with over300 people in attendance. The food...

Goodyarn gets a good deal

Sometimesa book that takes a while to finish, like a meal cookedslowly, is best. Spokane author Linda Hunt, whose motherEvelyn Christensen lives in Birch...

Hearingexaminer extends public comment period

Ahearing has been set for 2 p.m. next Wednesday, January19, in the Whatcom County Courthouse to review aspectsof the proposed Great Links at The Bay development...

Firedistrict begins search for new chief

Thecommissioners of the North Whatcom Fire & RescueServices (NWFRS) began the process of hiring a new chiefat their regular monthly meeting Monday ...

Donationsneeded for arts & jazz benefit

Arts & Jazz,the annual benefit auction and dance held to supportBlaine middle and high school musicians and artists,is set for the last Saturday of...

Summermusic festival offeredgrant from New York Philharmonic

TheNew York Philharmonic Orchestra has notified Blaine’sPacific Arts Association (PAA) that they will be receivinga $2,500 scholarship grant to be...

Pennydrive to help tsunami victims

Studentsand staff at Blaine elementary school are collectingpennies (yes, and bigger coins) in a relief effort forthe tsunami victims. Teacher Gale Greer...

NewPizza Factory owners looking for a change of pace

Afterfive years, Marv and Debra Adam have sold the Blaine PizzaFactory on Peace Portal Way to Rick and Becky Greenhow. “I’llstill be around...

PacificArts Association:Another year of music underway

In 2004, The PacificArts Association brought five main stage concerts to Blaine: the BillHilly Band; Revolution: A Tribute to the Beatles; A String of ...

BlaineAirport Commission:Nothing but blue skies ahead

2004once again saw us directing much of our efforts towardthe removal of obstructions in the flight path to makeapproaches to the airport easier and safer...

PeaceArch Christian Ministerial Association: Grouping togetherto help out

ThePeace Arch Christian Ministerial Association brings together10 congregations in the Blaine area for witness and service.Pastors from member congregations...

BirchBay Steering Committee:The plan is adopted at last

Afterfour years of meetings and careful consideration, the BirchBay Community Plan: A 2020 Look to the Future, was adoptedby the Whatcom County Council...

BlaineSchool District: A year of improvements

Onbehalf of the school board, our administrative team,the Blaine school district staff, and especially ourstudents, we would like to thank you for our ...

Newsin Brief

Go forth and buy...

Concertto benefit jazz festival

Bassoonplayer Martin Kuuskmann is hosting a benefit concert thisSaturday night in support of the Pacific Arts Association’sannual summer Jazz Festival...

Cityof Blaine expecting significant development

“We’reat the very beginning of a considerable incline. Growthis on its way at a significantly increased rate.”

BirchBay group mulling form of government

Blaine’sgoverning body and those trying to determine who shouldbe governing Birch Bay had a little uneasy flirtationthis week.

Thu, Jan 6, 2005 

 

Bestof the Police Report: 2004

November20: While on patrol an officer was contacted by a concernedcitizen who reported a man was using a pay phone in the200 block of E Street. The citizen...

Cityof Blaine: Challenges and Opportunities

2004has been an extremely busy and productive year for thecity of Blaine. The major issue in the city continuesto be the siting and construction of a new...

BirchBay Chamber of Commerce:From cold water to hot festivals

The2004 Polar Bear Swim started the year off with one ofthe largest crowds ever, gathered at Birch Bay for the21st annual dip on January 1. There were ...

Oneless Crossen to bear for commissioners and firefighters

DaveCrossen’s tenure as fire chief of North WhatcomFire & Rescue Services (NWFRS) came to an end at midnighton New Year’s Eve. At a special...

Departmentof ecology levies $18,500 fine

Thestate department of ecology (DOE) has issued a fine of$18,500 to Nature’s Path Foods inBlaine for discharging more than 600 pounds of sugar intothe...

Highspeed car crash takes one life, one seriously injured

RonaldSanchez, 46, died early New Year’s Day whenhe lost control of his 1988 Porsche on Birch Bay Drive nearCottonwood Drive. Sanchez was southbound...

Blainebasketball mania hits the road

In atwo-day road trip last week that took them to both thebright lights of the big city and the modest confines ofa “Hoosiers” style old high...

Yearin Review 2004

January8: A winter storm rolled into Blaine and Birch Bay, droppingseveral inches of snow onto icy roads leading to twodays of school closures.

Localteachers experience power of tsunami

(Editornote: Patrick Green and Becky Johnson are formerBlaine teachers currently living and teaching inSingapore. The following is Green’seyewitness...

Thu, Dec 23, 2004 

 

Fallingfor chocolate

It’sa chocoholic’s dream, seeing 20 poundsof the finest Belgian chocolate cascading down a five-tieredfountain. It’s also one of Blaine...


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