August 28 - September 3, 2014                  

       First day of school


Blaine elementary school gym teacher Dan Persse helps Eris Leaf, l., Devin Green and Sophia Delligatti find their classroom on August 27, the first day of the 2014/2015 school year.

Photo by Steve Guntli

Marine Park playground postponed until spring

Despite the contributions of some generous local donors, construction of the Marine Park playground project has been put off until next spring.

School board approves $45 million bond election

A $45 million bond to fund capital improvements at the Blaine School District is headed to voters after the school board unanimously approved the final version at their regular meeting August 25.

Shellfish harvesting ban lifted on north Whatcom County beaches

On August 22, The Whatcom County Health Department announced that biotoxin levels in northern Whatcom County had decreased, allowing some beaches to open for molluscan shellfish harvesting.

Library seminar teaches businesses to read census data

For business owners, analyzing demographic data can often be a real challenge.

New faces at Blaine School District

Blaine schools welcome new staff

Business roundup: Caroline's Closet

Caroline and Dave Winfrey have been making embroidered goods for sale out of their home in Birch Bay for going on three years now.

Gardening tips: Growing and storing spectacular dahlias

Dahlias are a signature flower here in the Northwest.

How to make your yard more environmentally friendly

It's easy to make your home more eco-friendly, and your yard is a great place to start.

Blaine football kicks off with jamboree
Wed, Aug 27, 2014

The Borderites are easing into football season with a jamboree of friendly competition against local rivals at the Blaine High School stadium.

Volleyball team gets ready for new season
Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Like any other sport, the key to playing good volleyball is constant practice.

Blaine PONY baseball team puts together a winning season
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

After stitching together a ragtag team of kids and receiving help from community members to buy equipment, the first Blaine PONY-13 baseball team in several years came together to win 21 out of 32 games over the summer season.

Blaine and Semiahmoo Videos

Diving into Spring

Several boys from Blaine took advantage of the spring weather and took a dive off the Blaine pier on March 24.

Polar Bear Plunge - January 1, 2014 - Birch Bay, Wash.








































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