Thu, Oct 4, 2012 

 

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.

New mentoring option for county teen moms

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington has announced a new mentoring program specifically for teenaged mothers. The program is funded by a grant from the Whatcom County Health Department.

Calling all Scarecrows

Blaine’s sixth annual scarecrow competition and tour is starting soon, and businesses and residents are encouraged to help dress up the town for fall by designing scarecrows for their storefronts or windows from October 13 until after Halloween. Businesses and organizations without a storefront are encouraged to participate and will be provided a location to decorate.

Community forums define vision for future

The first community forum for the Whatcom County Futures: Toward a Sustainable Economy project gave residents a chance to suggest ideas to support the vision for the area’s long term future.

Thu, Sep 20, 2012 

 

Boys & Girls Club enters new school year with new director

It doesn't take too long after the final bell rings at Blaine schools before the noise level rises at the Blaine Boys & Girls Club.

Blaine schools bring the harvest into the cafeteria

Last October at Blaine Elementary School, the district's food service director Laurie Pike walked around the cafeteria with a tray of cauliflower - purple cauliflower.

Speak up: Project defines vision for county's future

A series of community forums in Whatcom County will give residents a chance to suggest ideas to support the area's quality of life and develop its long-term vision.

Blaine Planning Commission approves recommendations for zoning text revision

The name of the game was semantics at the Blaine Planning Commissionâs September 13 public hearing on lot coverage.

BP appeals fines from Cherry Point fire

The BP Cherry Point Refinery will appeal all state citations and the $81,500 in fines resulting from the February 17, 2012 fire.

Fall Harvest: Gardeners Market offers Blaine a fresh option

Fall Harvest: Blaine Harvest Festival to benefit Band to Japan

The first Blaine Harvest Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 6, in the Blaine Middle School cafeteria.

Fall Harvest: Water conservation efforts pay off for Blaine, Birch Bay

As the 2012 summer season comes to a close, the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District and city of Blaine would like to thank its customers for continuing to practice water conservation.

Pickers Attic a haven for garage sale junkies

Ronell Vinyard, r., is back in business and excited about the results of her new partnership with Jeanette Boughman.

Thu, Sep 13, 2012 

 

Business has begun in Blaine's new city hall

On Monday night, with a flutter of yellow ribbon and a proclamation by Mayor Harry Robinson, the city of Blaine christened the old Banner Bank building as its new city hall.


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