Thu, Aug 23, 2001 

 

Federal bucks for broken homes

USDA Rural Development (RD) has loan funds available for home repairs to remove health and safety problems for very low-income rural homeowners while grants...

Bring four-star dining home

Ever thought of having a fancy dinner at home without having to lift a finger? Lewis Machado goes into the homes of his clients and gives them a night ...

Local woodturner spins art from hearts of trees

Hidden in the woods south of Birch Bay Park sits a little woodshop where ordinary wood is turned into art. “I can take wood from a firewood pile and...

Roy focuses on planning, action

The Blaine, Birch Bay area hasn’t had a local on county council since Tom Burton stepped off the dais over a decade ago. Sharon Roy thinks its time...

Tennis tourney measures skill

The second annual High School Pre-Season Compass Draw Challenge will be held at Western Washington University September 1 and 2. This regional junior tennis...

Putting best selves forward

Seeing kids smile so much it hurt, was the focus for teacher Barb Montfort at the award ceremony for the Best Self summer learning program Thursday at ...

Loe Honored

Edith Loe, 84, was honored at Blaine Senior Center for her dedication to the communtiy. She served on the finance commitee at Blaine Senior Center Loe ...

Electric rates keep creeping up

Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic said news of another power rate hike came as a surprise. “It appears there may be another rate increase we weren’...

Council decision stirs up neighbors

As tinkering continues with the city’s manufactured home rules, neighbors of a property singled out by city council as an exception to those rules...

Attacker wanted to break a spell with gasoline

A Canadian man remains in custody after he attacked two people with gasoline in hopes of breaking a magic spell last week. Tejpal Sing Kaiser 49, of Surrey...

Congressman tours local chain factory

Whether it’s tankers coming into San Francisco Bay or a sailboat gliding up the intracoastal waterway, a bit of Blaine will be helping to guide them...

Thu, Aug 16, 2001 

 

Teaching about the beach

Jerry Larson, a life-long Birch Bay resident, pointed to an old fir tree on the beach and said “That’s where Vancouver first stepped ashore in...

Young skipper lives in the past

Eighteenth-century sailing is not just a hobby for 21-year-old, Ryan Meyer. It’s a lifestyle. “This is where I reside, he said.” Originally...

City council endorses fire bond

City council officially endorsed the bond levy which would fund a new fire station for Blaine.In July, council passed an ordinance setting September 18...

Birch Bay gets go-ahead to serve BP

More than 10,000 feet of sewer line is currently being installed along Grandview and Whitehorn roads to redirect domestic sewage from the BP Cherry Point...

Volunteers question how new fire service will work

“If you want your solutions to these concerns and not someone else’s, you’ve got to come to the table now. Once we have this in place next...

New crash punctuates Boblett safety discussion

A meeting between state and city officials to address ongoing safety concerns at the Boblett Street crossing of the truck route took place against a grim...

Thu, Aug 9, 2001 

 

A little Lady lore...

by Christine Callan

Free class

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Whatcom County will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Program specifically for the families of a person diagnosed...

Local students on UW Dean's list

Joshua Epstein, Guy Smith, Daniel Starr and Summer Starr have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for Winter Quarter.To ...

Save water, save money

1. Wash full loads in washing machines and dishwashers.2. Find and fix faucet and toilet leaks. Place a couple of drops of food coloring in the toilet ...

Police and the chocolate factory

Marine Park will be the center of an exciting afternoon as the police raise money for a four legged friend and promote safety issues.On August 18 at 7 ...

Birch Bay's Roy runs for county council

Sharon Roy of Birch Bay is hoping to step into Bob Imhof’s shoes on county council, but she faces some stiff competition. Both Bob Weisen of Ferndale...

Reprieve for owners of older mobiles?

A proposed city ordinance that would give owners of aging manufactured homes some breathing room for a public hearing August 27.Under the recently adopted...

Blaine cops need a good nose

In the near future Blaine Police will have a job opening on the force. The position is not for a human, but for a dog. The dog and its handler will have...

Semiahmoo marina fined for sloppy reporting

The Semiahmoo Marina in Blaine was fined $2,000 for failing to monitor and report stormwater pollutant discharges. The marina failed to report findings...

There's a drought on, honestly

Blaine and Birch Bay water system managers are working together to teach local residents good water habits because, whether they need them yet or not, ...


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