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Friends of Birch Bay Library making progress on fundraising

By Oliver Lazenby It’s National Library Week and the Friends of Birch Bay Library group is working behind the scenes to raise approximately $3.5 million to build a branch of the Whatcom … more

BBBPRD2 funds community programs

Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 (BBBPRD2) is funding a variety of community programs in 2019. BBBPRD2 considered five community program support requests at its regular January … more

Free citizenship classes at Blaine library start April 15

By Oliver Lazenby Starting Monday, April 15, the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is offering a series of free U.S. citizenship classes at the Blaine Library at 610 3rd Street. The … more

Errors lead to loss on the road for softball

By Oliver Lazenby Blaine softball traveled to southwest Washington over spring break where it was rained out of one game and lost another due to a downpour of errors. Tenino beat the … more

Faulkner places 4th in hurdles at track invitational in Bellingham

Blaine Freshman Elee Faulkner ran the 300 meter hurdles in 48.85 seconds at the Birger Solberg Invitational track meet, making her Blaine’s top finisher. At the April 6 meet at Civic … more

Sikh Awareness Month proclaimed in Blaine

By Jami Makan The month of April has been proclaimed Sikh Awareness Month in the city of Blaine. Mayor Bonnie Onyon made the proclamation at the April 8 city council meeting. Onyon … more

Three Blaine students disciplined for racist graffiti

By Oliver Lazenby Three Blaine Middle School students were disciplined after one student wrote “whites only” on a restroom wall on March 26, according to the Blaine school … more

BHS grad to share inspirational message with local youth

By Jami Makan A poet who was raised in Blaine and had a difficult childhood plans to share her inspirational message with local youths this Saturday. Sara Sutton, … more

Wallen shuts out Lakewood in 10–0 win

By Oliver Lazenby Ben Wallen pitched six innings and shut out Lakewood (4–8) in a 10–0 Blaine win at home on April 9. After the win, Blaine’s record is 8–3 … more

Local musician wins international score competition

By Zoe Deal Musician and Blaine resident Gina Williams was recently honored by Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) as the winner of its international Call for … more

Senior center offering Tai Chi classes

By Zoe Deal Walk into Blaine Senior Center on the odd Thursday afternoon, and you’ll be greeted by a sea of friendly faces. After a few minutes of conversation and moving … more

Smuggler’s Inn owner facing human smuggling charges

Photo by Ruth Lauman/The Northern Light By Jami Makan Bob Boule, owner of the Smuggler’s Inn Bed and Breakfast at 2480 Canada View Drive in Blaine, has been arrested for allegedly helping people … more

Elenbaas announces county council bid

By Jami Makan Ben Elenbaas, farmer and oil refinery worker, has announced that he is running for the district 5 seat on Whatcom County Council. District 5, also … more

After 10 years, new sidewalk is constructed at Peace Arch State Park

Peace Arch State Park now has a new sidewalk from the border towards the U.S. customs building. That may not sound like a big deal, but the 413-foot red brick walkway is the … more

Water outages expected for Hughes Avenue construction

By Jami Makan Some Blaine residents may experience water outages as a result of the redevelopment of Hughes Avenue, which is set to begin on April 8. Property owners will be notified … more

Film festival returns to showcase the work of women filmmakers

By Gwen Roley The number of women represented in the film industry remains low, but the third Cascadia Film Festival has grown since last year, with its unique lineup of … more

Pilates studio brings classic techniques to Birch Bay

By Gwen Roley Pilates studios are common nowadays, but Colleen Wenrich is one of the few instructors in the area to be certified in authentic, classical … more

In other sports news...

By Oliver Lazenby Baseball Blaine pitcher Colby Knutzen threw a no-hitter on March 28 at home against Ferndale (7–4 overall), leading Blaine to a 10–0 win. The Borderites got a … more

Sixty Blaine track and field athletes get personal bests at home meet

By Oliver Lazenby Blaine track and field athletes had a strong first home meet on March 27 against Meridian and Lakewood, with 60 Borderites getting personal bests, and seven individuals and … more

Vigil planned year after death of BHS alum

By Gwen Roley Blaine community members will be observing the anniversary of the death of Blaine High School alumna Shannon Mani with a candlelight vigil on April 13 from … more
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