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Letters to the Editor - September 30 - October 6, 2010

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High school math: Area for improvement

For the last three years, Blaine high school has not met federal standards in math instruction established by the No Child Left Behind Act.

Birch Bay Water & Sewer District makes funding list

In a letter addressed to state senator Dale Brandland and representatives Kelli Linville and Doug Ericksen, Washington State Public Works Board executive director John LaRocque told the legislators that Birch Bay was one of the utility districts in Whatcom County that has made a list of recommended projects eligible for low cost loans.

City earns clean audit for 2009

The city of Blaine complied fairly with state and federal laws regarding finances in 2009, according to a Washington State Auditor’s report released September 20.

Home tour provides inside look at local remodels

The Master Remodelers Council of Whatcom County proudly presents their annual tour of Remodeled Homes on October 2 and 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring 10 recently renovated homes in Bellingham.

Register now for scarecrow contest

The deadline to sign up for the Blaine Chamber of Commerce scarecrow competition is October 1. Blaine businesses and residents are invited to create a scarecrow using such materials as corn stalks, straw bales and pumpkins, as well as any props necessary.

Meeting to help Medicare-eligible

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner’s statewide health insurance benefits advisors (SHIBA) has scheduled a free event at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 7 at the Blaine Senior Center at 763 G Street.

A thank you...

Dale Buys, of Reichardt & Ebe Engineering, was given the Blaine Builder Award by Blaine mayor Bonnie Onyon, for their pro bono work designing a parking lot and storm water facilities for the city’s new public kayak launch at Dakota Creek.

New Asian restaurant opens

A semi-retired mother of one, financial worker, commercial real estate agent, missionary and world traveler, Kim has recently settled in Whatcom County to pursue a job in one of her long-time hobbies – cooking.

The costs and benefits of solar power

It has been possible for years if not decades to provide all of a home’s energy needs with solar power.

Free class offers gardening tips

Those wanting to learn more about easy gardening practices and how to create a beautiful landscape that is easier to maintain and will help protect water quality should check out a free green gardening workshop this Saturday, October 2 at Birch Bay Leisure Park’s Brier Center, at 7704 Birch Bay Drive.

Whatcom In Bloom

Local residents Bruce and Billie Rowell won first place in the 25th annual Whatcom County in Bloom competition for their private, residential garden and the Bellingham Beauty School’s Best Backyard Award.

Green living expo Oct. 16

Built Green of Whatcom County is hosting the 4th annual Green Living and Home Expo on October 16 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal at 355 Harris Avenue.

Young at heart: Senior center relaxes into fall

Here we are entering into the colorful month of October, and what an exciting month it promises to be.

sports

Borderites show improvement in 44-27 loss

“I know we lost the game,” Blaine head football coach Jay Dodd said, “but we really weren’t concentrating on Ferndale this week.

Seahawks fly away with win against Blaine

Six different Anacortes scorers pushed the Seahawks ahead of the Lady Borderites soccer team in a 6-1 loss at the Pipeline fields on Tuesday afternoon.

 

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