Slideshows http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows Slideshows RSS Feed Diving into Spring http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2014-04-02_ Several boys from Blaine took advantage of the spring weather and took a dive off the Blaine pier on March 24. http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2014-04-02_ Polar Bear Plunge - January 1, 2014 - Birch Bay, Wash. http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2014-01-01_polar_bear_plunge___january_1__2014___birch_bay__wash__ http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2014-01-01_polar_bear_plunge___january_1__2014___birch_bay__wash__ Ring of Fire and Hope - Birch Bay - December 31, 2013 http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2014-01-01_ring_of_fire_and_hope____birch_bay___december_31__2013 Flares and fireworks lit up the bay on Tuesday night as hundreds gathered to celebrate the end of 2013. http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2014-01-01_ring_of_fire_and_hope____birch_bay___december_31__2013 BHS Commencement 2013 http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2013-06-12_ http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2013-06-12_ Ringing in the New Year with Birch Bay http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2013-01-02_ringing_in_the_new_year_with_birch_bay Festivities abounded in Birch Bay to welcome the new year. http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2013-01-02_ringing_in_the_new_year_with_birch_bay Blaine High's Annual Roman Banquet http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-12-19_blaine_high_s_annual_roman_banquet The banquet is a longstanding tradition, and is held for sophomores as part of their World History class. http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-12-19_blaine_high_s_annual_roman_banquet A day in the life of a state park ranger http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-08-22_a_day_in_the_life_of_a_state_park_ranger Ted Morris, the manager at Birch Bay State Park, has been working for Washington State Parks and Recreation since 1975. http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-08-22_a_day_in_the_life_of_a_state_park_ranger Drayton Harbor Days celebrate Blaine’s maritime history http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-08-08_drayton_harbor_days_celebrate_blaine_s_maritime_history Pirates galore turned out for Blaine's annual Drayton Harbor Days, a celebration of all things maritime focused on Blaine Harbor. http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-08-08_drayton_harbor_days_celebrate_blaine_s_maritime_history Birch Bay Music Festival’s SnipFest 2 raises money for WeSNIP http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-08-08_birch_bay_music_festival_s_snipfest_2_raises_money_for_wesnip Visitors to Birch Bay and locals enjoyed a sunny day full of music as part of the Birch Bay Music Festival, a fundraiser for a local pet spay and neutering service. http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-08-08_birch_bay_music_festival_s_snipfest_2_raises_money_for_wesnip City council tours new city hall http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-08-08_city_council_tours_new_city_hall Blaine city staff lead a July 30 tour of the third and fourth floors of the Banner Bank building, which will house Blaine's city hall starting September 10. http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-08-08_city_council_tours_new_city_hall Tour de Whatcom rides through Blaine, Birch Bay http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-08-01_tour_de_whatcom_rides_through_blaine__birch_bay Hundreds of bicyclists made their way through and Blaine and Birch Bay over the weekend as part of the annual Tour De Whatcom charity ride. http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-08-01_tour_de_whatcom_rides_through_blaine__birch_bay Discovery Days fill Birch Bay with fun and games http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-07-25_discovery_days_fill_birch_bay_with_fun_and_games Hundreds of Birch Bay residents and visitors turned out on a sunny Saturday afternoon for fun and games during Birch Bay Discovery Days on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22. http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-07-25_discovery_days_fill_birch_bay_with_fun_and_games Peace Arch sculpture exhibition features 12 artists http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-07-25_peace_arch_sculpture_exhibition_features_12_artists Featuring 12 artists, the 15th Annual Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition is on display until October 1. http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-07-25_peace_arch_sculpture_exhibition_features_12_artists Whatcom County Public Works tests Terrell Creek http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-07-25_whatcom_county_public_works_tests_terrell_creek Erika Stroebel, senior planner for Marine Resources, and Atina Casas from the Marine Resources committee of Whatcom County Public Works, plowed through tall grasses and muddy banks on their bi-monthly gathering of samples to test the quality of water sources draining into Birch Bay on Thursday, July 19. http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-07-25_whatcom_county_public_works_tests_terrell_creek Children show their creative side at the library http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-07-18_children_show_their_creative_side_at_the_library At the Lego Creation Show ‘n’ Tell children brought in their coolest creations to the Blaine public library on Wednesday, July 11 http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-07-18_children_show_their_creative_side_at_the_library Crews complete Peace Portal trail http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-07-18_crews_complete_peace_portal_trail Work crews have substantially completed the Peace Portal Community trail on the east side of Peace Portal Drive. http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-07-18_crews_complete_peace_portal_trail A Fourth of July blast! http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-07-11_a_fourth_of_july_blast_ Thousands of people turned out Blaine’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July festivities on Wednesday, July 4. http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-07-11_a_fourth_of_july_blast_ Fourth of July car show attracts thousands of spectators http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-07-11_fourth_of_july_car_show_attracts_thousands_of_spectators The July sun glinted off acres of chrome and metal shined to a mirror finish during Blaine’s Show-n-Shine Car Show on July 4. http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-07-11_fourth_of_july_car_show_attracts_thousands_of_spectators Blaine Jazz Festival brings music to the street with free noontime concerts http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-07-11_blaine_jazz_festival_brings_music_to_the_street_with_free_noontime_concerts Dozens have turned out for the free jazz concerts at the G Street plaza in Blaine this week http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-07-11_blaine_jazz_festival_brings_music_to_the_street_with_free_noontime_concerts Volunteers clean up Birch Bay July 5 http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-07-06_volunteers_clean_up_birch_bay_july_5 Dozens of Birch Bay residents and other volunteers turned out on July 5 to clean up piles of fireworks debris left over from the July 4 celebration. http://thenorthernlight.com/slideshows/article.exm/2012-07-06_volunteers_clean_up_birch_bay_july_5