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Birch Bay man tried to burn down the same home twice

A local 30-year-old is suspected of making two attempts to burn down a home under construction near Birch Bay. Landon Larson, 30, was booked into Whatcom County Jail for two counts of … more

Annual winter clothing drive takes place in September

As fall and winter draw near, the number of people in need of warm clothing will start to grow. That’s why volunteers with the Community Assistance Program and the Interfaith Coalition are … more

Mayor urges youth mental health awareness

Blaine mayor Bonnie Onyon made a proclamation at the August 26 city council meeting calling attention to the importance of youth mental health. Onyon proclaimed August 26 as “a time to focus … more

Community meals resuming in September

Everyone is welcome to drop by the Blaine Community Center for a free meal every Wednesday starting on September 4. The hot and nutritious meals will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 763 G Street … more

5k run to raise funds for Nature’s Path employee with severe condition

An upcoming 5k run will raise funds for a woman who worked for Nature’s Path in Blaine before being diagnosed with a rare and severe condition. Until seven or eight months ago, Taizha … more

State representative Shewmake to host informal listening session

Sharon Shewmake, a state representative for the 42nd legislative district, will be hosting an informal listening session on Tuesday, September 3. The event will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. at the … more

Local interior designer brings style to Semiahmoo Shore development

Markie Nelson started her interior design firm in 1972 in Seattle. But it wasn’t until 1985 that she had her first introduction to Blaine – the chance to design for Beachwalker … more

Food bank changing its hours of operation

The Blaine Food Bank is changing its hours for distribution, as well as the way visitors can collect their groceries. Starting on Monday, September 2 (Labor Day), the Blaine Food Bank will be open … more

Birch Bay berm ceremony on September 6

The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony – or rather, a sand pouring ceremony, since no ground will be broken – to celebrate the beginning of … more

Save Whatcom County money and plan for sea level rise now

Whatcom County shorelines are dynamic places, both in terms of vibrant, distinct communities as well as the diversity of natural habitats. And they face increasing threats. While we might not … more

Fan Fest NW and Discover Birch Bay Days 2019 photos

The annual beachside event Discover Birch Bay Days took place in Birch Bay on August 16, 17 and 18. This year, the event was combined with Fan Fest Northwest, which came to Birch Bay for the first … more

Family Care Network shares further details of its proposal

The president of Family Care Network (FCN) delivered a presentation to Blaine city council at its August 12 meeting, revealing further details of a proposal to build a new medical center in … more

Final results released for August 6 primaries

The final primary results have been released, and the top two finishers in each race will now proceed to the general election in November. The final vote count took place in the afternoon on … more

Public officials tour new California Creek trail

On August 15, Whatcom Land Trust stewardship director Jennifer Mackey led public officials on a tour along the newly created trail near California Creek. The recently acquired property was mowed and … more

Three years of work at Blaine High School come to a close

A week before the first day of school, contractors at Blaine High School were working on trim and other finishing touches in the remodeled section of the school as staff moved furniture into … more

Blaine Police Department launches new Facebook page to improve outreach

The Blaine Police Department has launched a new Facebook page in order to post notices, invite feedback and build connections with the Blaine community. The new initiative, led by new police chief … more

City of Blaine to solicit proposals for redevelopment of old city hall

The city of Blaine will soon be soliciting proposals for either the revitalization of the old city hall building with new uses or a complete redevelopment of the site that would include demolition of … more

Sunflower festival coming to Birch Bay

Home Farm UPick & Events will be hosting its first sunflower festival on August 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 8020 Kickerville Road in Birch Bay. Tickets can be purchased online at … more

Enjoy live music, food trucks and a free movie at Blaine Marine Park

Enjoy some fun in the sun at the third annual Summer Fun in the Park event. Sponsored by Windermere Real Estate agents Jen Freeman and Leah Crews, the free event will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. … more
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