Wed, Jun 29, 2011 

 

Peace Portal trail nears approval

Bicyclists and pedestrians who travel along Peace Portal Drive will have a safer path to follow if Blaine City Council approves a construction contract for a paved walkway next month.

Bay Cafe adds wine, beer and courtyard

Bay Cafe recently added a fenced-in courtyard and beer and wine selections to their shop at Birch Bay Drive. Owners Tammy Pearce and Dave Bucknell will celebrate the addition with a grand opening party from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 2.

Keep on drummin’

The Birch Bay Hostel will host a special drum circle and bonfire from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, while the Lions Club International films the event to share with their 1.35 million members.

State audit finds treasurer stole $470,000

Over the course of seven years, former Birch Bay Water and Sewer District treasurer Glenn Golay transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars of district money into his own accounts, according to a state audit.

County rejects SSA Marine permit revisions

Whatcom County officials have decided SSA Marine, the developer of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal, needs a new shoreline development permit for the $655 million terminal slated for Cherry Point.

BBWSD scraps Lincoln Road project

After nearly a month of discussion about the project, Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials have decided not to replace the 35-year-old waterline running beneath Lincoln Road.

Boys & Girls Club offers free lunch program

The Blaine Boys & Girls Club will offer free meals for children and youths attending its programs this summer.

Alaska Packers Association museum opens

The Alaska Packers Association (APA) Museum at Semiahmoo Park is now open for the season from 1 to 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day weekend.

Murder suspect arrested after applying for NEXUS

A Burnaby, B.C., man wanted on a murder charge in Oklahoma was arrested Friday, June 24, at the Pacific Highway border crossing after he tried to apply for a NEXUS pass.

Celebrate local this week

Whatcom County residents can celebrate Buy Local Day this year by participating in a text messaging scavenger hunt as part of Sustainable Connection’s Independents Week program.

Blaine PD: Be safe on July 4

A message from Blaine Police Department: We want to offer everyone a friendly reminder to use fireworks safely and legally this holiday season.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for June 19 to June 22

Fourth of July beach cleanup July 5

Event seeks volunteers to remove celebration debris.

Mon, Jun 27, 2011 

 

Parts of Kickerville Road closed this week

Partial closures scheduled from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Birch Bay-Lynden and Arnie roads.

Thu, Jun 23, 2011 

 

Fire district disagreement could stall consolidation

Contention over how a new North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) fire chief will be chosen could derail a consolidation with Fire District 4 that has been planned for months.

Black Forest Steakhouse gala postponed to July

The Semiahmoo Ladies Club fundraising gala scheduled this weekend at Jack Niemann’s Black Forest Steakhouse has been postponed.

SSA Marine submits Cherry Point terminal permits

Seattle-based shipping terminal company SSA Marine has formally submitted the necessary Whatcom County permits for the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point, but questions have arisen as to the validity of the company’s documents.

Semiahmoo event features summertime films

Former syndicated columnist Ron Miller to present films with tales of interviews with the stars.

Report card gives A+ for Birch Bay beaches

The majority of the beach along Birch Bay has been given an “A+” grade in the 2010 summer beach report card from a California-based environmental group.

BTAC grants help enhance tourism

More than $100,000 in grant money is available for Blaine organizations or individuals to help fund events or projects that could enhance tourism in 2012.

Fundraiser to benefit Blaine alum

Two Blaine women are selling Worldmark vacation packages to help pay for the medical bills of a family member who was recently diagnosed with two brain tumors.

Volunteers needed to clean up Blaine

The city of Blaine has scheduled a community cleanup day inviting residents and city employees to work together on projects to make downtown shine.

Volunteers needed for Telescope beach

A group of Blaine residents have organized an invasive weed removal work party to help give visitors to Marine Park a better view of Semiahmoo Bay.

Iron Butt motorcycle ride

Jim Winterer, of St. Paul, Minnesota, stops at Blaine Post Office during the Iron Butt long-distance motorcycle rally, an annual 10,500-mile, 11-day bike tour that challenges participants to stop in all four corners of the United States.

Former Blaine mayor Art Lawrenson, 82, dies

Longtime Blaine resident and former mayor Arthur “Art” Lawrenson died Thursday, June 16, after suffering a severe stroke.

Make a splash by attracting new birds to your yard

When summer really heats up, there is nothing more refreshing than drinking a tall glass of ice water, taking a quick dip in the pool or running through the backyard sprinkler with the kids.

Historic C Shop candy store celebrates 40 years in business

Every five years or so, C Shop owner Patricia Alesse says she has to ward off rumors of a closure.


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