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Letters to the Editor -- May 21, 2009


Blaine poetry contest winners!

Memorial Day events planned this weekend

Temporary Closure of North Bound Lane At Peace Arch Port of Entry Redevelopment Project Extended to Tuesday, May 26, 2009 to Friday, May 29th, 2009 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Public hearing on UGA amendments Tuesday

The city of Blaine has scheduled a public hearing to discuss proposed reductions in Blaine’s urban growth area for 7 p.m. May 26 at city hall.

News in Brief

Point Whitehorn grand opening Monday • Birch Bay Fiber Fest this weekend • Explore the shorelines with naturalists • Candidate filing week begins June 1 • Most liquor stores open Memorial Day • Hybrid sales tax exemption to end Aug. 1 • Border agencies apprehend B.C. woman

Nighttime patrols stepped up

Several Whatcom County law enforcement agencies will be participating in the nighttime seat belt patrols Thursday, May 21 through June 7.

Birch Bay Square grand opening Saturday

A grand opening celebration for Birch Bay Square is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 23.

American Life Poetry

On Memorial Day, Blaine veteran finally laid to rest

After 59 years, MIA Blaine soldier Robert George “Bobby” Schoening will be laid to rest this Memorial Day.

Local sailor turns yarn into novel about rites of passage

Former Blaine City Council member Dr. Ken Ely has written and published Sons of the Waves, a young adult novel that skillfully combines a contemporary coming-of-age story with a true sailor’s yarn that has everything from pirates and square-riggers to desperate struggles for survival and narrow escapes.

Go Blaine Unicyclers!

Blaine resident heads up women’s poker club at Tulalip

John George of Blaine started the website for the Ladies Diamond Poker Club last month and has already had more than 11,000 hits.

WWU students to perform opera at Blaine PAC

If you thought that you had to live in New York City and be fluent in Italian to enjoy the opera, think again.

Regularly scheduled meetings

Now, more than ever, volunteers are needed

We’re all hearing about the President’s “Call to Action,” and the need for us all to pull together and help each other out in these hard times.

Blaine students honored at AAUW event

Three Blaine students were among 30 outstanding math, science and technology students from 11 Whatcom County high schools to be recognized Saturday, May 9.

Bay Builders - Great kids doing great things.


Slivers from the bench...

Spencer is new basketball coach • Boys, girls finish well at subs

Blaine Borderites quality for district meet

Twenty-one Blaine track athletes have qualified for the district tournament this week at Bellingham’s Civic Stadium. Preliminaries for most events were run Wednesday, May 20, and finals will be run Friday, May 22 beginning at 3:30 p.m. To get there the Borderite finalists had to finish among the top nine at last week’s sub-district meet in Burlington.

Blaine student, Cherish Morrison, aims for the sky

When Cherish Morrison arrived in Blaine last July she had already set her sights on the state track meet.


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