Wed, May 8, 2013 

 

Young at Heart

May happenings and events

A garden in full bloom

Bruce and Sandy Wolf have always had green thumbs.

Fishermen commemorated with wreath sent to sea

A wreath was decorated with flowers in memory of lost fishermen and set aboard the Plover as part of the Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on May 5.

Brownie clean up

Ana Townson, l., and Sophie Roemer, members of Blaine Brownie troop #43575 search the bushes in Marine Park for garbage as part of their community service project on May 3.

Wed, May 1, 2013 

 

Pedestrian study seeks Birch Bay volunteers

Will the new birch Bay Drive bike and pedestrian project improve the community's health?

Shellfish farm offers opportunities for education

It may not look like much, but there's more to the Beauty than meets the eye.

Whatcom County to get fourth superior court judge

Whatcom County will be getting a fourth superior court judge to help with the county's overworked case load thanks to a bill approved by the state House on April 17.

Backstage at the Border

Bellingham's Matt Rehfeldt will be performing baroque music and rock songs on an electric guitar and cello at the next Backstage at the Border event on Saturday, May 11.

H Street to be closed for two-day construction project

Stremler Gravel, under contract with the City of Blaine, will be closing H Street as part of the completion of the H Street Revitalization project that began last summer.

Man pleads guilty, sentenced to 30 days

Semiahmoo resident Lincoln Rutter pled guilty in Whatcom County Superior Court to attempting to intimidate a public servant.

Cross-Border conference aims to educate about international real estate sales

The Ferndale Chamber of Commerce (FCOC) and Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa have come together to bring the community the first Cross-Border Expo.

Guest editorial: My reason to Relay for Life

Through its signature global event known as Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society raises funds and awareness in the battle against cancer.

Correction

In the April 25 issue of The Northern Light, we printed a letter to the editor by Suzanne Ravet in which appeared the following:

Blessing of the Fleet is a time to remember

The annual Blessing of the Fleet will be held this Sunday, May 5 at the Blaine harbormaster's building in the meeting room at 1:30 p.m.

Think green when boating

Boaters are drawn to boating for many different reasons, but I think all can agree that boating allows us to access and experience unique parts of our planet that can only be reached by water.

Luke, Knutzen throw their hats in the election ring for county council seats

The current chair of the Whatcom County Planning Commission, Michelle Luke, has announced her candidacy for Whatcom County Council District 3, position A against incumbent Carl Weimer.

Wed, Apr 24, 2013 

 

Coal dust worries across the border spark new studies by municipalities

A major concern of residents opposed to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal/Custer Spur project is the potential impact on their health and the environment.

Feds propose feasibility study for border crossing fees

A proposal raising the possibility of border crossing fees that was buried in the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) 2014 budget request has sparked outrage and concern in border towns across the country.

Boozy bow and arrow outburst leads to three months in the cooler

A Birch Bay man avoided being charged with second-degree assault for aiming a bow and arrow at his girlfriend, but pleaded guilty to attempted unlawful imprisonment and attempted second-degree arson.

Paso del Norte hosts Senior Grad Night fundraiser

The owners of Paso del Norte restaurant are helping Blaine High School seniors safely celebrate their graduation in a drug- and alcohol-free party following the graduation ceremony in June.

Shellfish tours teach about ecosystem

The Garden of the Salish Sea: Education and Community Outreach program will be offering public tours of the Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm on Thursday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Council seat now vacant

At the April 22 regular city council meeting, Ken Oplinger resigned from his position as city council member, effective immediately.

Correction

Tsunami debris can carry non-native plants and animals

Debris from the March 2011 tsunami in Japan is washing up on the shores of the Pacific Northwest.

Custom cabinets for garages: A place for everything, and everything in its place

Spring is finally in sight, and for many homeowners that means it's time to open the windows, dust off the shelves and get organized.

Take a step to save a life: Wear life jackets properly when on the water

Boating season has arrived and, as always, boaters are hoping for a memorable boating summer.

BP Heron Environmental Center breaks ground after years of planning

After close to a decade of planning and preparing, a dream is finally coming true.


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