Wed, Apr 23, 2014 

 

BP Heron Center nears completion

Sunny weather brought a flurry of activity at the BP Heron Center for Environmental Education, where contractors and volunteers are busy preparing the space for its inaugural season.

Commission tables Birch Bay park location discussion

The sound of rain on the roof of the Birch Bay Activity Center almost drowned out much of the Whatcom County Park and Recreation Commission meeting last Thursday, but that didn't stop Birch Bay residents from having their say about the location of a future beachside park on Birch Bay.

Edaleen Dairy breaks ground in Blaine for new store

Move over Cost Cutter. There's a new dairy vendor in town.

Blaine library needs Legos

The Blaine Public Library will be starting a Lego club as part of the summer reading program and beyond.

Port makes plans to broadcast meetings

Soon you will be able to kick back in your easy chair and keep up with Port of Bellingham news.

New venue for Mother's Day Studio Tour

Preparations are well underway for Blaine's ninth annual Springfest Art Tour.

County eases restrictions on marijuana business

A new zoning ordinance passed by the county council will allow marijuana businesses to be located in dense neighborhoods as long as they are at least 300 feet away from the nearest residence and 1,000 feet away from places where children and families gather.

Mental health services a critical investment

Whatcom County is experiencing a disturbing trend shared with the rest of our nation. Our jails and prisons are becoming de facto mental health institutions for our country.

Successful gardening begins with intentional planting and planning

If you want to create a garden with beauty and balance, begin with planning, not digging.

Taste of Home Show comes to Silver Reef Casino

The perfect recipe for creating new memories with loved ones includes good friends, good conversation and, of course, great food.

Design spotlight: Custom driveway

Larry and Carrie Beck dressed up their Ferndale driveway by implementing a compass rose into its design.

Earth Day

Whatcom Community College's Deans' List

Winter Quarter

On the hunt: Easter weekend

A field trip to the oyster barge

On April 22, fifth grade students from Blaine Elementary School headed out for a trip on the Plover to visit the Drayton Harbor Community Shellfish Farm (DHCSF) to learn firsthand about how oysters are grown and what impacts changes in the environment can have on the mollusks.

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 

 

Construction begins at Birch Bay Square intersection

Have you ever reached the intersection of Birch Bay-Lynden Road and Portal Way and been unclear as to whether you had the right of way or not?

Blaine mayor says "Stop, Eh?"

An uptick in the number of traffic infractions in downtown Blaine has the Blaine City Council bristling, particularly when it comes to drivers running stop signs.

Alleged drug smuggler arrested at border crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended a Vancouver, B.C. man who was wanted in Port Angeles for contempt of court at the Pacific Highway port of entry on April 10.

Grow your own salad bar

One of the satisfying things about growing your own vegetables is knowing you are providing healthy food for you and your family.

Helping your garden grow

Head over to Van Wingerden Garden Center for a free seminar this weekend to learn all you need to know about spring gardening.

Master gardener annual sale

Spring has arrived, and it's time to start planting.

Anytime Fitness hosts grand opening event

Anytime Fitness, located in Birch Bay Square, will be hosting its grand opening on Wednesday, April 23.

Wanted: Legos

The Blaine Public Library will be starting a Lego club as part of the summer reading program and beyond.

Red, White and Brew opens in Blaine

Carli Lefler makes a mocha milkshake for a customer on April 14 at the Red, White and Brew coffee stand on the corner of 3rd and Martin streets.

Windermere offices collect goods for Oso community

It's been nearly a month since the mudslide in Oso shifted the landscape and ripped apart a community.

Wed, Apr 9, 2014 

 

Photo: Everything's coming up roses

Rafaela Rivera, l., transplants rose seedlings into flats at Van Wingerden Garden Center on April 8.

Committee to review proposals for vacant airport property

After waiting nearly a month for responses, the city is now reviewing qualifications documents submitted by potential developers for the Gateway property – but the application pile isn’t very deep.


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