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In retirement, Blaine man spreads love of rare trees
Blaine horticulturist Marvin Berson, 73, has been interested in plants since he was six years old. As his father owned a nursery, …
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Historical Photo of the Week: Blaine 1975
The Bicentennial Wagon Train leaves Blaine on June 8, 1975, at the start of a 3,000-mile journey that would end in Valley Forge, …
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New thrift store brings second-hand treasures to Birch Bay
Opening a thrift store was never on DeAna Kirscheman’s radar as a business venture. But when she moved to Blaine in April, she …
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9/11 ceremony at Peace Arch Park
The U.S. consul general Brent Hardt, of the U.S. Consulate General Vancouver, spoke at Peace Arch Park for a small ceremony in honor of the men and women who lost their lives on September 11. Hardt said in his speech: “Today, in 2020, our countries are facing a new and even more devastating global challenge: the coronavirus pandemic. Once again, we face an unprecedented threat to our lives and our well-being. The pandemic challenges our people on both sides of this border. But I am confident that, just as we did on September 11, we will again rise to the challenge and meet the moment.”
At 91, Don Hrutfiord is still raising cattle on the farm where he grew up
Don Hrutfiord has lived in Blaine his entire life – on the same property. From his early days as a drag racer to taking over the …
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WTA increases service to Blaine and Birch Bay
Upon request from riders who needed earlier transportation to work, the Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) is adding earlier …
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Family Service Center providing food and hygiene supplies
The Blaine school district’s Family Service Center (FSC) has been serving the community since 1997, and though its employees are …
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Birch Bay couple opens health center in Bellingham
Birch Bay couple Russell and Marika Dawe have always been interested in the health and wellness industry. Russell Dawe studied …
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Picnic with a Purpose provides companionship for local seniors
Due to the pandemic, the Whatcom Council on Aging had to cancel this summer’s Senior Day in the Park – an annual picnic …
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Gallery: First Annual Chalk up the Town with Hope
On August 17, Birch Bay-Blaine Thrives hosted the first annual Chalk Up the Town with Hope event. The event aimed to share messages of …
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County Boys and Girls Clubs to offer childcare during school hours
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Whatcom County will offer distance learning assistance and licensed daycare at several sites in the …
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Home and Garden: Kelle Sunter on canning and preserving
As a young child, Blaine resident Kelle Sunter said she was fascinated with plants, finding magic in growing something edible. What …
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Fire District handing out ice cream “tickets” to kids wearing helmets
North Whatcom Fire and Rescue firefighters are handing out ice cream coupons to kids “caught” wearing helmets while riding …
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American Graffiti Auto Show gallery
Nimbus Real Estate and Wild Bird Charity hosted the American Graffiti Auto Show on August 22 in downtown Blaine. People drove from …
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