Thu, Jun 10, 2004 

 

GardeningRoses: The Queen of the garden

Theroses are blooming now and every year I just can’tbelieve how much I love them all over again. The color, thefragrance, the velvety texture. Somehow...

Thisyoung piper is calling the tunes

WhenWill Nichols moved to Blaine last fall from Eagle River,Alaska, he said one of the best parts was not havingto play “Amazing Grace” onhis...

Citylandmark closes after 21 years

“It’sa dying part of a dying business,” saida sad but grateful Joe Slevin earlier this week, sittingwith wife Pat in the bar of what ...

Popularsuperintendent marks first year anniversary

“Hey!Hi, Dr. Derrington,” shouted studentsin Bill Wright’s fifth-grade class, looking up fromtheir assignment. They were learning how...

Rightconditions to determine oyster harvest

Ifthe weather stays dry and the red tide moves on, the “farmersof the tideflats” will be able to start bringingin their crop next week, just...

Thu, Jun 3, 2004 

 

Enjoya picnic and a concert

Brethrenof a common community can unite before the sun sets onan international symbol of peace this Saturday, July24 for the Sculptures Sunsets and Serenades...

Avoidfuture tuition increases

Washingtonfamilies opened over 8,000 new accounts in the state’sGuaranteed Education Tuition Program (GET) during the2003-2004 enrollment period,...

Fourstudents, four stories, four futures

NextMonday evening 114 graduating seniors will march intothe gym and receive their high school diplomas as theBlaine high school class of 2004.

GardeningXeriscaping: the wave of the future

Itis the beginning of the week again, a gorgeous warm andrainless spring day. Though we love this weather, I amsure you are as concerned about the drought...

Cityvoices its opinion to staff

With most of the city department heads in tow and accompaniedby most of the city council, city manager Gary Tomsic ledtwo community meetings on Wednesday...

Countycommittee struggles over incorporation issue

Thethree-member planning and development committee of theWhatcom County Council continued their deliberationsover the Birch Bay community plan earlier ...

Nationallyrenowned bassoonist to perform

Thereare perhaps a half-dozen bassoon players in the worldwho can make a living as a soloist, and one of them,by far the youngest, lives here in Blaine...

Thu, May 27, 2004 

 

Localhonored for sales achievement

MetLifeAuto and Home, one of the nation’slargest insurance companies with 2.7 million policies,has has honored Birch Bay resident Debbie Perry Mullenfor...

Propertyfirm expanding already

WhenRose Abbaspour and Brandi Christie decided it was timeto leave their jobs at a Bellingham property managementcompany and start their own property management...

TheSandcastle breaks ‘sand’

Goldmark’slatest project in Birch Bay is the Sandcastle, a six-storymixed use 85,000 square foot building containing 62 timesharecondos, residential...

BirchBay community plan nears approval by county council

TheBirch Bay community plan took a step closer to final approvallast week as a committee of the Whatcom County Councilbacked down on a key change it had...

Whatcan only be described as a shocking display at the schoolboard

Lastmonth the Federal Aviation Agency began requiring allU.S. airlines to carry defibrillators. Local physicianMarta Kazymyra decided that if airliners...

Newsin Brief

Get ready for I-5 road delaysSummer is nearly here and that means … I-5 constructiondelays in Bellingham. Starting Monday, June 7, crews willbe ...

Wrightretirement party set

“A thirty year BorderWright,” says the invitationto Bill Wright’s retirement bash, set for Saturday,June 5, at the Silver Reef Casino.When...

Summerouting ends with a crack

Afailed turnbuckle turned what was supposed to be a familyouting to Sucia Island into a struggle just to make itback home last weekend when the Blaine-based...

Inspectorsphased out just in time for summer rush

Managementof local ports of entry say a move to phase out someinspectors who have been on the job for years and replacethem with new inspectors is the ...

Blainecouncil takes road plan public for a spin

“I’m83-years-old. I’d like to see itdone before I die!” If it wasn’t hard enoughto figure out which roads to rebuild, the...

Thu, May 20, 2004 

 

Blaineto hold neighborhood meetings

City officials have set the date to have a chat with theresidents of Blaine.On May 26 and 27, members of the city council, departmentdirectors and city...

Wonderfulherbs for the garden

Canany garden be complete without herbs? In my mind it can’t,so let’s plant herbs.This is one of the few times I say, if one is good, moreis...

Naturalgas pipelineproposed for Whatcom county

Aplanned natural gas pipeline, built by the Williams Companyand operated by B.C. Hydro, will travel through San Juanand Whatcom counties and could be operational...

Sunsettours hits the bay

Daleand Tanya Johnson’s Sunset SailingCharters are back for their ninth season in Blaine witha new location, added crew and, as always, more storiesfrom...

Skatepark inches closer to opening

OnJune 5 and 6, the Blaine Extreme Sports (BES) club willhold their third annual giant garage sale at the Blainemiddle school gym. If anyone would like...


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