Wed, Oct 10, 2012 

 

Blaine welcomes fall with Harvest Festival, annual Scarecrow Tour

The air is crisp, the mornings are cool, and the trees around town are donning their finest colored garments.

County considers increased speed limit on Lincoln Road

Travelers between Blaine and Semiahmoo may be able to arrive a little faster if the county chooses to move forward on a proposal to increase the speed limit on Lincoln Road.

Mending nets a rare skill

Bruce Elliott soaks up the sun as he repairs gill nets on Marine Drive on Monday afternoon.

Gregoire extends burn ban to all of Washington state

A long stretch of warm, dry weather has prompted Gov. Chris Gregoire to extend the state's emergency burn ban to include all counties in Washington state.

Dakota Creek Winery hosts barefoot grape crush

Making wine at Dakota Creek Winery just got messier and a whole lot more fun.

Recycle garden pots

Tired of wondering what to do with all those plastic garden pots from the plants you bought this summer?

Active Seniors: Vibrant Vanderpol finds many ways to stay busy, both on and off the court

You'd never guess how old Joyce Vanderpol is, and, even if you did, she wouldn't tell you.

Thu, Oct 4, 2012 

 

Bold raccoons becoming a nuisance in Birch Bay

Residents of the Cottonwood neighborhood in Birch Bay have seen a spike in raccoon activity, much of which has not been pleasant.

Coat drives planned to keep residents warm

No one should go cold through the chilly months of the year for lack of a winter coat – and Blaine’s Community Assistance Program (CAP) is once again taking steps to keep area residents warm and toasty with its annual Winter Coat Drive.

International film crew visits Blaine from Belarus to study border interactions

The way the city of Blaine interacts with the Canadian border is drawing international attention. Last week, a film crew from BUG-TV out of Brest, Belarus visited Blaine to interview local businesses and individuals on what it’s like to live on the border.

Portions of H Street will be closed for construction next week

Beginning October 8, the section of H Street from Harrison Street to Peace Portal Drive will be closed to all vehicle traffic.

Border Policy Research Institute studies border traffic at Pacific Highway crossing

The Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) housed at Western Washington University has received $19,160 to fund its study of northbound border traffic at the Pacific Highway border crossing in Blaine.

Silver Reef Steak House receives prestigious awards

The Steak House at Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa has been awarded the Distinguished Restaurants of North America Achievement of Distinction in Dining’s (DiRoNA) award, along with the Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence.”

Adopt-a-Flamingo fundraiser supports Stafholt scholarships

If you drive past Good Samaritan Society-Stafholt these days, you’ll notice a strange sight.


Young at Heart

We are entering into the colorful world of October at the Blaine Senior Center, and what an exciting month we have been promised.

Fall Color Preview

Thu, Sep 27, 2012 

 

Cherry Point EIS comment period gets underway

Residents can now officially have their say on what should be studied in the Gateway Pacific Terminal site's environmental impact statement (EIS). The public comment period for the scoping process began September 24 and will end January 21, 2013.

East Blaine utility access remains up in the air

It's been nearly one year since the Blaine City Council voted to acquire a right-of-way on an east Blaine property, but the issue must wait until late October before it is put to rest.

Blaine schools post uneven state test scores in 2012

Blaine school board directors got a little bit of not-so-good news leavened with a bit of good news when presented with student results on state-mandated testing at their regular monthly meeting Monday night.

WFC Ace Hardware holds grand opening event

It's been two months since Ace Hardware re-opened its doors to the Blaine community as part of Whatcom Farmers Co-op (WFC), and so far things are going well.

Ambulance returns to NWFR fleet

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue welcomed back one of its own, as the ambulance involved in a February collision in south Birch Bay returned to the fleet.

Blaine man becomes centenarian

Bennie "Poppa" Andrews is a quiet, courteous man.

Home & Garden: Blaine-area interior designer sets up shop

Kathleen Hildebrand has always loved interior design. As a child, her friends were playing with Barbies, while Hildebrand was redecorating Barbie’s house with whatever accessories she could find.

Dakota Creek Winery introduces Italian tours

Free vehicle light checks next weekend

Drivers in Whatcom County can get their vehicles’ lights inspected and replaced free of charge on October 6 as part of the Automotive Service Association’s (ASA) annual Lights On event.

VFW posts honor art contest winners

The Bellingham, Concrete, Custer, Lynden and Oak Harbor posts of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary honored winners of the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest with a ceremony on September 9 in Ferndale.


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