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September proclaimed Senior Center Month

Blaine mayor Bonnie Onyon has proclaimed September 2019 as Blaine Senior Center Month. At the September 9 city council meeting, Onyon called upon Blaine residents “to recognize the special … more

Film critic to host free discussion series

A prominent film critic will be hosting a free film and TV discussion series at Semiahmoo Resort starting on Wednesday, September 18. Hosted by Blaine author and former syndicated entertainment … more

Award-winning pit master coming to Blaine

A new event being organized by the Blaine Chamber of Commerce will feature food prepared by an award-winning pit master. Blaine Surf and Turf by the Sea will take place on Saturday, September 14 … more

International Peace Arch Association recognized by U.S. consul general

Representing the International Peace Arch Association (IPAA), Christina Winkler was recognized by U.S. consul general Katherine Dhanani at a 1920s-themed Independence Day celebration held in … more

Westman Marine site slated for clean-up

Once the place for boat repair and maintenance, the Westman Marine site is slated for clean-up. Toxins were found in the soil and sediments in the environment during a 2013-2014 investigation by the … more

New fees frozen for community use of school facilities

The Blaine school board voted to suspend the implementation of new fees charged to community and outside groups that use district gyms, fields and other facilities. The board unanimously passed … more

City receives offer for five acres of Gateway property

The city of Blaine has received an offer for a five-acre commercial parcel that is owned by the city and located on the Gateway property, formerly the site of the Blaine Municipal Airport. On … more

Yakima County terminates inmate housing agreement

The Yakima County Department of Corrections has notified the city of Blaine that it is terminating an inmate housing agreement at the end of the current calendar year. Like other cities, Blaine is … more

Public invited to attend 9/11 memorial service

The 18th annual 9/11 memorial service at Peace Arch State Park will take place on Wednesday, September 11 at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend the event, which will feature short speeches … more

School district welcomes new certificated staff

The Blaine school district recently welcomed its new cohort of certificated staff for the 2019-2020 school year. Front row, from l.: Regina Twigg, BMS school counselor; Kristen Hayes, BHS math … more

Blaine Senior Center to host new fall craft show

The Blaine Senior Center is hosting a Fall Harvest Craft Show, featuring over 25 vendors from across Whatcom County. The craft show will take place on Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7 … more

WSDOT study envisions ultra-high-speed transportation between Seattle, Vancouver

Anyone who has ever driven through Seattle is familiar with the daily congestion, made worse by rush hour or game day traffic. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) released a … more

With a spot in a higher conference, football team will look to prove they belong

Faced with a choice in the off-season of whether to move up to the 2A Northwest “Sky” division or stick with the lower “lake” division, Blaine Borderites’ seniors … more

Experienced girls soccer team could turn some heads this year

With nearly every player from last year back – and everyone who played regularly – the Blaine girls soccer team is looking to have a competitive season and improve on last year’s … more

Lions Camp Horizon had a successful summer season

As the summer days draw to a close during the last week at Lions Camp Horizon, campers can be found unwinding from a busy day at Birch Bay State Park by writing positive notes of encouragement to … more

Preparing mentally for a running race

PeaceHealth is the title sponsor of the Bellingham Bay Marathon, on Sunday, September 29, so we’re focusing our attention these days on training our bodies and our minds. Whether you’re … more

County planning commission hosting town hall on Cherry Point

The Whatcom County Planning Commission is hosting a town hall meeting on comprehensive plan and code amendments relating to the Cherry Point industrial zone. The town hall meeting will be held on … more

Birch Bay to host new pickleball festival

A pickleball festival is coming to Birch Bay, giving locals the opportunity to partake in one of America’s fastest growing sports. Pickleball is a paddle sport played with a wiffle ball … more

Register for free financial literacy course

A free financial literacy class, open to anyone 16 or older who is interested in improving their financial skills, is starting in Blaine later this month. Sponsored by the Community Assistance … more

Local gym raising funds for 9/11 survivors

A local gym is inviting the public to participate in a stair-climbing challenge, in order to raise funds for 9/11 survivors, first responders and their family members. Anytime Fitness Blaine, … more
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