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Articles published Wed, Mar 10, 2010

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Letters to the Editor - March 11 - 17, 2010


Middle school play to benefit food banks

Blaine middle school students have scheduled two free performances of “Light In The Library” to benefit local food banks.

Photos from this week's issue - March 11 - 17, 2010

Loomis Hall Gallery kicks off new exhibit

Those looking for a fun way to spend their Friday will want to check out Loomis Hall Gallery’s newest show Made In The Pacific Northwest, a multimedia showing of large sculptures and artists’ studios.

Crews to begin roundabout construction March 15

Blaine residents can expect detours soon as crews begin construction a $2.8 million roundabout project near the D Street/ I-5 interchange next week.

WOW shapes up for 8th annual event

Organizers for the 8th annual Wings Over Water NW Birding Festival are seeking arts, crafts and birding supply vendors for their upcoming event.

Ski To Sea organizers seek volunteers for race, festival

Organizers for this year’s Ski to Sea Festival are looking for about 600 volunteers to help at the Ski to Sea “Big Race” this year.

Volunteers needed for county boards, committees

Whatcom County is seeking volunteers for vacancies on various boards and committees.

Blaine grads earn top honors at WWU

Two Blaine high school graduates were recently named to the Western Washington University (WWU) honor roll for fall quarter.

Peace Arch crossing closed to foot traffic

As a result of ongoing construction of a new inspection faciilty, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has temporarily closed the Peace Arch port of entry to all southbound foot traffic attempting to enter the United States.

Event honors two local businesses

Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce will be celebrate the expansion of two local businesses with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

New school bonds to save tax money

In a nice break for local taxpayers, the Blaine school district has refinanced its 2001 and 2002 bonds to take advantage of lower interest rates.

Real linoleum flooring an eco-friendly choice

I have a new linoleum floor, which I chose partly for its eco-friendliness. How do I clean and maintain it without using harsh or toxic chemicals?

Rainwater harvesting can save up to 1,300 gallons per year

For most of us, the rain that falls on our roof runs off into the ground or the sewer system.

Enertia homes a highly energy efficient hybrid

There has never been a better time to upgrade some of those older creaky appliances that are gobbling up much more energy (or water) than they need to in your home.

Series catches glimpse of life under the sea

Those wanting to catch a rare glimpse of the Puget Sound’s watery underworld can attend a presentation next week by award-winning underwater videographer John Williams.

Public utilities promote EPA ‘fix a leak week’

Because minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes, the city of Blaine and Birch Bay Water and Sewer District are promoting “Fix a Leak Week,” March 15 through 21.

WWU career fair offers free prep class

ob seekers looking for ways to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Spring Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 22 in the Mac Gym of the Wade King Student Recreation Center.

WWU appoints new director for SBDC

Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics has opened a new Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Bellingham and hired Jennifer Shelton as the director.

CBP agents arrest fugitive at border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers apprehended a Washington, New Jersey man on February 22 who was wanted in Clark County, Nevada for alleged fraud.

DOT plans for culvert replacement at Grandview Road

The Washington state Department of Transportation will replace a culvert beneath the east-west portion of Grandview Road near Terrell Creek in 2011.


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