Wed, Mar 13, 2013 

 

Unlucky drunks this St. Pat's Day

Drunk drivers should not expect to have the luck of the Irish this St. Paddy's Day weekend.

Jazz concert welcomes flappers

A new fundraising event that the Pacific Arts Association is putting on promises to be a swinging good time, especially for fans of the jazz era.

Conference aims to help businesses, entrepreneurs network and innovate

Sustainable Connections has announced that the 9th annual Future of Business Conference, Inspiration & Innovation will be held April 25-26 in Bellingham.

Antique, craft show set to inspire

The 27th Annual Lynden Spring Craft and Antique Show takes place next door in Lynden at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds on March 14-16.

No munchies at Menchie's

Mix it up with Menchie's Frozen Yogurt in Bellingham on March 16 and 17 and youâll be supporting the Blaine High School's drug- and alcohol-free senior grad night.

Boogie for the Blaine Food Bank

Sometimes you have to give a little back, especially when you've received so much.

Washington's death penalty: justice or revenge? Legislature tackles divisive issue; conclusion elusive

Is Washington state's death penalty for capital crimes justice or revenge?

Saving water with spring rains

The folks at the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District are teaming up with the folks at the Birch Bay Watershed Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District to host two rain barrel workshops this spring for residents of Blaine and Birch Bay.

Blaine student accepted to ballet program

Blaine Conservatory student Darien Jones auditioned for and was accepted to the Los Angeles Summer Ballet Intensive.

What our state legislators are up to

There were nine bills introduced by Representative Jason Overstreet (Blaine) in January.

Young at Heart: March happenings

What wonderful news, the month of March has arrived!

County Council says yes to reconveyance, vote 5-2 to create new park

After three hours of back-to-back comments from 82 residents, Whatcom County Council voted 5-2 Tuesday night in favor of taking ownership of 8,884 acres of land abutting Lake Whatcom to create a park for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding.

Plover back in business

The historic Plover went out for sea trials on March 5 after having its engine replaced.

Wed, Mar 6, 2013 

 

Survivor steps up to raise money for cancer research

It all started with bruises that just wouldn't heal.

Business is booming in Blaine and Birch Bay

The Peace Arch Business Center offers multiple business services and a strategic location near the Canadian border for start-up businesses, home-based businesses and foreign-owned businesses that seek a physical U.S. presence.

Daylight Savings Time is here!

Time skips ahead on Sunday, March 10 as the majority of the U.S. begins observing Daylight Saving Time.

Whatcom County Sheriff partners with U.S. Marshals

Drug deals, violence and murder.

Wings Over Water festival takes flight for 11th year

Birding is one of America's fastest growing outdoor activities, and Blaine and Birch Bay, which are located on the "Pacific Flyway," are considered to be one of the country's premier bird viewing areas.

Via reopens

Co-owner Jefferson Oh, l., and manager Steve Hendricks greet the first customers at Via Birch Bay Cafe after it reopened on March 1.

Don't break your mom's video game

In a bizarre role-reversal that ended with an arrest, a 37-year-old Birch Bay mother was allegedly provoked into a murderous rage when her 17-year-old son broke her video game.

Blaine groups fundraise for Blaine Pavilion

A contingent of community groups have gathered together and started raising funds for a new covered pavilion that will be attached to the Blaine Community Center.

State begins investigation of toxins at Westman Marine site

The Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) and the Port of Bellingham are entering into a legal agreement to investigate contamination at the Westman Marine site in Blaine.

Visual display contest for students

Blaine students have an opportunity to win a Kindle Fire or a season ticket to the Birch Bay Waterslides by creating a visual display with the theme "Watch Over Wildlife."

Wed, Feb 27, 2013 

 

Whatcom residents take teaching to task in Kenya

When Kenya vice president Stephen Kolonzo and his wife Pauline opened a school to educate 20 impoverished children under their care, they quickly found themselves in over their heads.

Blaine schools wrangle with federal and state reforms

Local educators are elbow deep in adopting major reforms as they work together to hammer out the details of federal and state initiatives that fundamentally alter how students are taught, and how students and teachers alike are evaluated.

High time for marijuana regulations to be formed

On December 6, 2012, recreational use of marijuana became legal in the state of Washington, but how the new liberty will be regulated is still vastly undetermined.

Boutique locker room, mailing center opens for business in Blaine

Leslie Pendergrass says she canât take credit for the idea of a boutique locker room, vehicle storage and mail reception business, but she opened shop on February 26 in hopes of fulfilling a border town need.


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