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Japanese band making final visit to Blaine

By Jami Makan The Soshin Girls School from Yokohama, Japan will be performing on Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. at the Blaine Performing Arts Center, 975 H … more

City entered into severance agreement with Schubert

By Jami Makan The city of Blaine entered into a severance agreement with former police chief Allen Schubert, whereby Schubert was paid 90 days’ salary in exchange for … more

Wings Over Water festival takes flight this weekend

Photo by Eric Ellingson By Jami Makan In just a matter of three days, you can become a skilled bird watcher. The 17th annual Wings Over Water NW Birding Festival is slated to take place from Friday … more

New executive director appointed for Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce

By Gwen Roley Liz Thornton started as executive director of the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce on February 20. Before coming to the Birch Bay chamber, Thornton was … more

Three Blaine School Board positions up for election in November

By Oliver Lazenby Three of five positions on the Blaine School District board of directors are up for election in November 2019 and at least one current board member won’t be running for … more

Holguin graduates from basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ayanna M. Holguin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. According to a news release from the Joint … more

Blaine noted among best places in Washington to retire

A new study ranks Blaine among the best places to retire in Washington state. Blaine is the ninth best place in Washington state to retire, according to research by SmartAsset, a financial … more

Craft and antique show returns to Lynden

Do you enjoy handcrafted items, home and garden décor, gourmet food, unique gifts and vintage and re-purposed treasures? Visit the 33rd annual spring Lynden Craft and Antique Show, which … more

Blaine soccer faces low turnout and looks to rebuild

By Oliver Lazenby After a successful season, sports coaches can often expect excitement surrounding their sport to bring more athletes into the program the following year. For Blaine High … more

Birch Bay residents find community with Bellingham Roller Betties

By Oliver Lazenby The 2019 season for the Bellingham Roller Betties, the local nonprofit roller derby league, started in January and a growing number of people from Blaine … more

Poetry contest accepting submissions this month

Whatcom County residents can submit a poem to the 2019 Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest during March. Now in its 14th year, the free contest is open to people of all ages and experience … more

Local barista brings personal flair to Starbucks on Peace Portal Drive

By Gwen Roley Millions of people visit Starbucks stores around the world every day, but every member of the franchise has something that makes them different. Local … more

Pinky Vargas launches campaign for Bellingham mayoral race

By Gwen Roley Former candidate for state senator Pinky Vargas is running for another position this year. After losing the incredibly close race against Doug Ericksen … more

New card game for birders to debut at Wings Over Water festival

By Jami Makan Two friends from Washington state have created a new birding-themed card game, which they plan to launch at this year’s Wings Over Water … more

Blaine End Pier named after retired Port of Bellingham commissioner

By Jami Makan The pier at the end of Marine Drive in Blaine has been named after longtime Blaine resident and retired Port of Bellingham commissioner Jim … more

School district could allow more access to its facilities

By Oliver Lazenby When Kari Holley moved to the Blaine area from Oregon, she was surprised that the Blaine School District’s complex of baseball and soccer fields, … more

B&O tax may be expanded to include more businesses

By Jami Makan Blaine City Council may introduce modifications to the proposed Business and Occupation (B&O) tax, based on input from councilmembers and the … more

Wings Over Water festival returning to Blaine area

By Jami Makan The 17th annual Wings Over Water birding festival will take place in Blaine Friday through Sunday, March 15 to 17. The festival celebrates the variety … more

Birch Bay resident serves as Van Werven’s page in the state House of Representatives

Maddy Reyes, a Sehome High School student from Birch Bay, served as a page in the Washington state House of Representatives during the week of January 28 to February 1. She was sponsored by … more

SeaFeast board hires executive director

The Bellingham SeaFeast board of directors has hired an executive director for the increasingly popular annual event. In a February 19 press release, the SeaFeast board of directors announced … more
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