Tue, Jul 2, 2013 

 

Fourth of July: Fireworks spark concerns about safety and insurance

The Fourth of July is a day of celebration for millions of Americans.

Wed, Jun 26, 2013 

 

Blaine gears up for annual holiday festivities

Blaine is once again hosting its Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration and inviting thousands of residents and visitors to come and experience the festivities "Where America Begins."

State parks may face closures

Failure to pass a state budget could leave would-be state park campers without a place to lay their weary heads this holiday weekend.

City manager retires after 13 years of service, leaves lasting legacy for Blaine

It's 11 a.m. and Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic is leaning back in his chair with his fingers laced behind his snowcapped head.

Semiahmoo resort sells for $19.5 million on June 21

Semiahmoo Resort along with its two golf courses, Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club and Loomis Trail Golf Club, was purchased June 21 for $19.5 million by the newly formed partnership, Resort Semiahmoo, LLC.

Join in on a rockin' tribute

The 133rd Army National Guard band, "Full Metal Racket," will kick off this year's Blaine Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration.

Digital photo tips: Catching the rocket's red glare

Most folks love spectacular fireworks displays, unless they're dog owners or curmudgeons.

Gently-used kids' items find new life, homes at Birch Bay consignment store

Katie Montague and Gina Weigum, owners of Katie's Corner consignment shop in Birch Bay, carefully select the items they'll accept for consignment.

Hydrangeas add color and depth to garden

It should be a colorful summer in my cottage garden this year.

Bumblebee populations continue to decline

Bee lovers everywhere celebrated around the country as National Pollinator Week (June 17 - 23) was highlighted with educational events.

Salmon fishing derby begins July 12

Local anglers will compete to land the biggest salmon - and the $5,000 that comes with it - at this year's Bellingham Salmon Derby, hosted by the Bellingham chapter of Puget Sound Anglers.

Volunteers needed for study

Volunteers are needed for the second round of bicycle and pedestrian counts.

30th annual Birch Bay Sandcastle competition

Hundreds of spectators and competitors gathered for the sand sculpture competition in Birch Bay on June 22.

Art abounds at international art festival

Off to the market

Birch Bay market on June 22

Fri, Jun 21, 2013 

 

Semiahmoo sells for $19.5 million

The purchase of Semiahmoo Resort and its two golf courses, Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club and Loomis Trails, was completed today for $19.5 million.

Wed, Jun 19, 2013 

 

Group files civil discrimination suit against Blaine and U.S. Border Patrol

Community to Community (C2C), a northwest Washington farmworkers' rights organization filed a civil rights discrimination complaint against the U.S. Border Patrol and the cities of Blaine, Lynden and Sumas

Reading Corps helps students stay sharp during summer

School may be out for the summer, but that doesn√Ęt mean it's time for the kids at the Blaine Boys & Girls Club to stop learning.

Blaine ready for business with Chinese investors

For the residents of Blaine, interacting with internationals is nothing new.

Restaurateur finds "her calling" at new Purple Fin restaurant

Fourteen years ago, Vonna Rushing was an accountant with two decades of experience who was fed up with an hour-long commute to crunch numbers from nine to five.

Birch Bay to host 30th annual sandcastle contest

It's time to dig out your pail and shovel and head to the beach.

U.S. Marine Corps Second Lieutenant Alex L. Pennington

Businesses open, change hands in Blaine

New conductor at Little Red Caboose cafe

Five ways baby boomers can stay healthy as they exercise

While it's difficult to encapsulate the moods of the tens of millions of people born between 1946 and 1964, one thing has often been said about boomers - they share a determination to stay forever young.

Local company makes off-leash runs, walks simple for you and man's best friend

What's better than leash-free play for your favorite pup or old hound?

Whatcom Humane Society makes big move

The Whatcom Humane Society (WHS) is in the process of moving into a bigger, better facility on 12 acres of land at 2172 Division Street in Bellingham.

BBWARM hosts watershed education event

The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District will be hosting Cottonwood Water Day, a family-friendly event to teach Birch Bay residents about how they can help care for their watershed, on Saturday, June 22.


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