Thu, May 19, 2005 

 

Summerdrought concerns utility

Chances are good we’ll have a long, hot, dry summer.Blaine and Birch Bay are lucky to get their water from wherethey do: underground, deep underground...

SalmonBBQ

A salmon BBQ is being held to help Blaine high schoolstudent Kholt Moore join The Sound of America choir tourin Europe this summer. Kholt is one of a very...

Aroundthe city...

At the last citycouncil meeting, staff gave council the heads-up on new manufacturedhome rules scheduled to go into effect throughout Washington stateon...

Fisherman’smemorial proposed

“Theymight have split up or they might have capsized, or theymight have broke deep and took water. And all that remainsis the faces and names of ...

Threegrocery stores planned for Birch Bay

Threenew grocery stores are now in the works for Birch Bay,with Brown and Cole’s announcementlast week that they plan to proceed with constructionof...

Commissionersapprove new funding method

Birch Bay water and sewer district commissioners haveapproved a funding alternative that will bring sewer serviceto an area that has turned down three ...

Thu, May 12, 2005 

 

Waitingfor the big one to drop?

WhenScott Malis and his fianceé Colleen Sullivanfirst read about Donna Snyder’s house at 617 B Streetin Blaine in a real estate flyer, they...

Blainemarina now full with Semiahmoo not far behind

ThePort of Bellingham finished an extensive three-year renovationof Blaine’s marina in the fall of 2001.Now, less than four years later, the moorage...

SemiahmooYacht Club closes in on 25th anniversary

Inthe fall of 1981 Brian Bignell worked his way along thefloats at the brand new and nearly empty Semiahmoo Marina,knocking on cabin tops and leaving flyers...

Gardening

Growingplants in pots and window boxes is one of the most satisfyingways to garden. Cultivation is simplified and it is easierto maintain displays that...

MistyRiver inspires country and western fans

Inthe western world, musical periods used to have names.Seventeenth century music was called baroque, 18th centurymusic was called classic, 19th century...

Statereopens harbor to oyster harvest

TheWashington State Department of Health (DOH) reopenedDrayton Harbor to shellfish harvesting last week whentests on water and oyster tissue samples both...

Aroundthe city...

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Grasswasn’t the only dope they found

Ina story worthy of a TV cop show, a Canadian Border Servicesagent in effect arrested himself for smuggling last weekwhen his van was randomly selected...

Councilagrees to jumpstart boardwalk construction

Blaine city council has authorized city manager Gary Tomsicto negotiate with Carletti Architects to revise the constructiondocuments on the Peace Portal...

BBWSDincreases connection fees for time shares

Ina two-hour special meeting last week the three BirchBay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) commission memberspassed a resolution doubling the cost of hooking...

Thu, May 5, 2005 

 

Howwould you like to spend the next 90 minutes?

StartingMonday, May 9, women in town have another excuse forpampering themselves. That’sbecause another massage therapist has decided to openup shop...

DraytonHarbor Maritime to offer sailing instruction

DraytonHarbor Maritime board member Ron Snyder recently announcedthat a six-boat fleet of sailing dinghies for use in ayouth sailing program will be coming...

Gardening

Iam just dying for some homegrown vegetables this year.The taste of warm veggies picked and cooked immediatelyfrom the garden has just got to be one of...

Citybriefs...

Blaine public works staff has started the process of rebiddingboardwalk construction following council direction to getthe project rolling even if legal...

Dancerto perform at library

Flamencodancer Sophie Dominik Echeverria will share her energetictalent expressed in a centuries-old dance form Fridaynight at the Blaine library, 610 ...

Glassact gets underway on Saturday

Elevenglass artists from the region, many of them from Blaine,will have a showing of their work at the Bellingham CruiseTerminal in Fairhaven beginning...

Shellfishharvest resumes after spill

Shellfish harvesting in Drayton Harbor started up againthis week after a manure spill in the California Creekdrainage basin closed harvesting and even ...

Ifyou build part of it, they will still come

Ifyou build it, so the saying goes, they will come. WithBlaine’s new skate park, however, they’ve beenshowing up by the dozens before it&rsquo...

Trustfor Public Land opts out of spit purchase

Sayingthat they did not find a “willing seller” inTrillium Corporation, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) hasbacked out of negotiations to purchase...

Thu, Apr 28, 2005 

 

LocalBoys & Girls Club photographers clean up in competition

Blaine’sBoys and Girls Club photographers won five out of 12possible first place awards at a recent county-wide photocompetition in Bellingham. County...

Getout boating

Thisyear’s Semiahmoo Cup Regatta drew almost 80boats compared to last year’s 50, and with good sunand fairly decent wind both days saw some...


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