Wed, Jan 26, 2011 

 

2010 in review: Blaine Police Department

These past 12 months have been busy ones for the Blaine police department. We end the year proud of what was accomplished and mindful of the challenges ahead.

Fundraiser to benefit autistic Birch Bay boy

A fundraiser featuring health and wellness products next Saturday will benefit a 10-year-old Birch Bay boy with autism, as well as other, local families.

Keep up your resolutions

If you’re like many Americans who have pledged to lose weight during the coming year, Blaine and Birch Bay offer a variety of fitness options to help you achieve your goals.

Thu, Jan 20, 2011 

 

Birch Bay resident sets sail to stop dolphin slaughter

Libby Katsinis, 30, of Birch Bay, is currently living in Japan and working for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to stop the annual massacre of thousands of dolphins.

Wed, Jan 19, 2011 

 

Energy program could help local residents save

Blaine residents will soon be getting information on how to save money in heating and electricity costs tucked in alongside their regular utility bills.

Beyond diets: Program helps people take shape for life

For Shelly Smith, 62, of Ferndale, weight gain came as a bit of a surprise.

Man indicted for blinding CBP in underwear

A Lynden man has been charged with federal crimes for allegedly shining a high-powered flashlight at a customs and border protection (CBP) helicopter last September.

City council backs rail service study 6-0

In their regular meeting Monday, January 11, Blaine City Council voted 6-0 to approve a resolution that would back a rail study to be conducted by the Whatcom Council of Governments and the non-profit transportation group Cascadia Center.

Arts & Jazz fundraiser this Saturday

The Blaine Fine Arts Association has scheduled their annual Arts & Jazz auction and dance benefit concert to help fund the Blaine high school wind ensemble’s upcoming trip to Japan.

School district faces $400,000 in cuts

The Blaine school district could face nearly $400,000 in funding reductions for the remainder of the 2010/2011 school year even as the district braces for deeper cuts for next school year.

Police speak

Blaine police chief Mike Haslip spoke during the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting at CJ’s Beach House restaurant in Birch Bay.

Crab feed to benefit 6-year-old Blaine girl

A crab feed fundraiser this month will help raise money for a 6-year-old Blaine girl with a rare blood disease.

Assistant principal earns top honors

Blaine middle school assistant principal Molly Mitchell-Mumma was recently selected as the regional assistant principal of the year by the Association of Washington Middle Level Principals.

The Markets wins award

The Markets, a Northwest regional supermarket chain, received a national merchandising award for one of its promotions, “Bayou Bash.”

Local animal non-profit group seeks help

A local organization that performed thousands of free and low-cost pet surgeries during the last two years is looking for donations to stay in business after losing one of its major funding sources.

Blaine sailor to speak at Seattle Boat Show Jan. 21

Local sailor Curt Epperson will be presenting a talk entitled “Cruising the Sunshine Coast” at the upcoming Seattle Boat Show.

Diamond Yacht Sales in Blaine has new owner

Brian Anderson first became familiar with Blaine when his wife was the head of Northwest Parks and Recreation District 2, but now he has a new reason to get to know Blaine better: He recently purchased Diamond Yacht Sales.

2010 in review: Birch Bay Water & Sewer District

In 2010, the district completed the sewer forcemain project, which replaced 9,000 feet of existing 14-inch forcemain from Pump Station #3 to the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to accommodate future district demands.

2010 in review: Blaine Chamber of Commerce

With a total of 75 members, the Blaine Chamber of Commerce experienced a very active year in 2010.

2010 in review: North Whatcom Fire & Rescue

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) responded to 2,116 calls through November, 121 fewer than this time last year.

Thu, Jan 13, 2011 

 

Build A Heart workshop to benefit band's trip to Japan

Local stained glass artists will hold a "build a heart" workshop at 9:30 a.m. Saturday January 15 in the Blaine high school art room to benefit the school wind ensemble's annual trip to Japan for the Funibashi music festival in Tokyo.

Local youth perform in Wizard of Oz

Rachel Heinzer, 8, of Blaine, and her twin brother, Anthony, recently performed in the traveling Wizard of Oz production at the Mt. Baker Theatre on January 6.

Council OKs accessory dwelling units 6-0

Many Blaine residents now have the ability to build a separate living unit on their property if they choose to do so.

I spy!

A Great Blue Heron perches on the beach near Semiahmoo last week.

Alan Black chosen to fill council vacancy

A retired United Airlines pilot and former Habitat For Humanity volunteer will fill a vacancy on Blaine City Council left by Jason Overstreet after his recent election to the state legislature.

2010: Year In Review continued...

DOT to take access rights from landowners

The Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT) is moving ahead on plans to acquire access rights for driveways along Peace Portal Drive.


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