Tue, Nov 23, 2010 

 

Whatcom County program pairs volunteers with lonely seniors

The Whatcom County Interfaith Coalition’s Friendly Visitors program will offer a training session during April and May for individuals who wish to make a difference in the lives of isolated older adults.

County homeless agency buys Ferndale home

The purchase this month of a single-family home on a lot in Ferndale zoned multifamily is the first step in a plan by Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County to raise money for development on the property of a duplex.

John Mutchler to host annual piano concert

Pianist Jon Mutchler will present his annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 5, at Semiahmoo Resort. The performance is in the hotel’s Seaview Lobby and is free.

Thu, Nov 18, 2010 

 

County unveils low-impact development plan

A draft low impact development plan for Birch Bay met with mixed reviews at a public meeting put on by the county’s planning and development services.

Council considers graduated sewer rate increases

Blaine ratepayers will see their monthly sewer bill increase beginning in 2011 but by how much is still unclear.

Recount likely for Linville-Buys race

The votes in the race for the 42nd district’s second representative will be recounted if tallies in the contest hold until the elections are certified next week.

In flight!

A black cormorant flies over Semiahmoo Bay last week.

Schools honor Blaine, Birch Bay, Custer vets

Schools honor Blaine, Birch Bay, Custer vets

Mount Vernon company buys Blaine Insurance

Employee Benefits Planning recently purchased Blaine Insurance and has brought on Rod Bring, Ray Westfall and Lori Wilson as principals.

Golden Nut company survives roaster fire

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue responded to a call at a Blaine nut factory on Tuesday, November 16 after a peanut roaster caught fire and triggered an automatic alarm.

Local beaches closed to varnish clam harvest

All Whatcom County beaches have been closed to the harvest of varnish clams after health officials found them to contain dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxins.

Council seeks to fill vacancy left by Overstreet

Blaine City Council is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the city council’s ward 3, position 5 seat after former council member Jason Overstreet resigned last week.

Families in need should sign up now for turkeys

Low-income families in need of a complete Thanksgiving dinner will want to call the Family Services Center at Blaine high school this week in order to get on the list to receive one.

Volunteers sought for Thanksgiving

The American Legion Post #86 is seeking volunteers to help with their annual community Thanksgiving dinner.

Giving Tree fundraiser this Saturday

The Good Samaritan Society Stafholt Center has scheduled their annual Christmas giving tree fundraiser from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, November 20, at the Pastime Bar with a performance of the Blaine group Crystal Tricycle as well as dessert and 50/50 raffle prizes.

Group urges protest of x-rays

A group called We Won’t Fly is calling for travelers flying on November 24, the day before Thanksgiving, to refuse to submit to full-body backscatter x-ray scans.

Concert to benefit 4-year-old

Lynden Choral Society is hosting two concerts to raise money for a 4-year-old Blaine girl with leukemia.

Book aims to help children avoid abduction

A former Blaine resident has published a children’s book to help youth avoid being abducted.

School board schedules two public hearings

The Blaine school district will hold two public hearings as part of its regular board meeting on Monday, November 22.

Fire district to host budget hearing Nov. 18

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue will hold a public hearing on its 2011 budget on Thursday, November 18.

Wed, Nov 10, 2010 

 

Sculptures, lighthouse top BTAC budget list

The Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) has completed its 2011 tourism grant funding recommendations.

Council divided over property tax increase

Following heated testimony from Blaine residents, Blaine City Council was left divided about a proposed property tax increase that would help balance their 2011 budget.

Murray and Larsen keep seats

Democratic Washington senator Patty Murray has secured a fourth term in the U.S. Senate by defeating former state senator Dino Rossi. Murray took the senatorial election with 51.4 percent of the vote to Rossi’s approximate 48.5.

Mr. Tooth Fairy

Dan Persse helped divert more than 362 pounds of candy from Blaine students this Halloween.

A toast to the season!

Blaine Bouquets’ owners Lauri Walter, Kim Lillejord and Mary Amsberry talk outside their newly remodeled shop at 625 Peace Portal Drive.

Meeting to discuss Birch Bay watershed development plan

Whatcom County is hosting a public meeting to get feedback on draft low impact development practices draft plan to be included in the forthcoming development manual for the Birch Bay watershed.

NWFR to discuss 2011 budget

Whatcom County Fire Protection District #21 has scheduled a public hearing to discuss its 2011 proposed revenue budget on Thursday, November 18.


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