Wed, Jul 24, 2013 

 

Semiahmoo Resort to open August 15

The iconic resort on Semiahmoo spit, under new ownership since June, is now accepting reservations for August 15 or after.

Celebrating a sweet 50 years!

Patrick and Patricia Alesse celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last week.

Pro choreographer endorses Birch Bay Activity Center

Vincent Paterson, who has collaborated with Michael Jackson and Madonna on various projects and won numerous awards for his work, said he was impressed with the Zumba program at the Birch Bay Activity Center.

Prestigious George Raft Race August 3 puts homemade rafts to the ultimate test

As the first Saturday in August approaches each summer, skilled maritime engineers throughout Blaine, Birch Bay and beyond begin to comb the beaches for raft-building materials.

Ham radio buffs keeps Blaine police connected

Hunched over a desk in a mobile response unit, Whatcom County Auxiliary Communications Services (ACS) member Brian Lawler taps away at a small metal set of keys, carefully constructing a series of dots and dashes that will be relayed across the radio waves.

From berries to jam: Processing summer's bountiful harvest

It's been a banner year for raspberries.

Volunteers needed for post office landscaping

For the past seven years, the Blaine is Beautiful committee has recognized the most beautiful yards in Blaine during the spring and summer with the Yard of the Week award.

The color purple: A love affair with lavender

The lavender is waist high in Patricia Whitaker's fields, and honeybees, drawn by the strong aroma, are buzzing fervently around the amethyst buds looking for its nectar.

Tractor train to travel through Birch Bay and Blaine

Blaine residents can expect to see a row of tractors driving through Birch Bay and Blaine on Tuesday, July 30.

Tour de Whatcom this Saturday, July 27

It's not too late to register for the 8th annual Tour de Whatcom, in which hundreds of cyclists tour the rural roads of Whatcom County for charity.

Running the Ragnar

Racers set out from Peace Arch Park for the Ragnar Relay July 19.

Blaine soccer camp

Nearly 60 kids from grades K-6 attended the first Blaine Soccer Camp.

Three vying for one seat on Blaine City Council

The Whatcom County primaries will be held on August 6.

Blaine high school seeks new volleyball coach

The Blaine athletic department is looking for a new C Team volleyball coach for the fall season.

Sea and Sky Festival planned for Birch Bay

Kite flyers, skim boarders, kayakers and paddleboarders will descend on Birch Bay Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18 to take part in the first International Sea and Sky Festival.

Birch Bay Discovery Days: July 20-21

Firefighter recognized

NWFR Fire Chief Ron Anderson, l., presents firefighter Kenneth Cunningham with an award at a NWFR Fire Commissioners meeting July 18.

Wed, Jul 17, 2013 

 

International sculpture exhibition is underway

On the rolling hills in Peace Arch State Park, two orca fins made of driftwood crest the grassy waves.

Tour de Whatcom gears up

As the best cyclists in the world near the end of the legendary Tour de France, officials and cycling enthusiasts in Whatcom County are gearing up for the 8th annual Tour de Whatcom.

New city manager brings fresh ideas to the table

The city has changed hands quietly.

Take time to discover Birch Bay's Discovery Days

It's been many years since Todd Gritch, Betty Godeck and the Birch Bay Bums (a group of enthusiastic Canadians and Americans who wanted to support Birch Bay) began their annual Dinghy Derby Race and parade through Birch Bay just for fun.

Man gets three years for giving drugs to 14-year-old girl

A Blaine man was sentenced to more than three years in prison for providing heroin and methamphetamine to a 14-year-old girl and having a relationship with her when he was 19.

Space still available in community garden

The ability to grow your own food should be a universal right, regardless of whether or not you own land.

Power from the mountains: A tour of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project

If you've never heard of power industrialist J.D. Ross, don't feel bad - neither had I.

Summertime at Birch Bay Activity Center: Camp, workouts, classes, karate and more

The Birch Bay Activity Center (BBAC) is living up to its name this summer, as a full schedule of programs and events keeps the gym, its staff and the community bustling with activity.

Cross-Border Expo

The Blaine Chamber of Commerce participated in the Cross-Border Expo trade show at the new event center at Silver Reef Casino last month.

Mobile CSO headed to Blaine

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Mobile Community Service Office (CSO) is coming to Blaine on Thursday, July 25.


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