Articles published Thu, Apr 21, 2011
Letters to the Editor - April 21-27, 2011
Blaine planning commission to discuss building code changes
Meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28
WWU talk focuses on sustainability and community
Forum to feature WWU professor Bill Deitrich and Seattle City Council president Richard Conlin.
Blaine senior center seeks donations for rummage sale
Annual event scheduled for Saturday, April 30
Primary school coffee talk Tuesday, April 26
Parents of Blaine primary school students are invited to participate in a coffee and conversation.
County OKs funds for Birch Bay watershed study
Plans that would eventually improve stormwater management in the Birch Bay watershed are in motion after a Whatcom County Council vote last week.
‘Ready Lane’ aims to expedite border travel
Drivers crossing the border at the Peace Arch port of entry will now have an extra lane to choose from if their travel documents contain radio frequency identification (RFID) chips, border officials announced last week.
Bay Horizon gym opens Saturday
The renovation of the gym at Bay Horizon Park is done, and Northwest Park & Recreation District 2 is hosting an open house this weekend to celebrate.
Blaine resident Monika Kelly and her bunny Twinkie earned a second place ribbon in the Whatcom County Youth Fair.
A nearly full moon rose over Whatcom County last Saturday.
Haute Trash designs celebrate Earth Day
Those interested in trashy fashion trends will want to attend the RE Store’s Trash Fashion Show this Saturday in Bellingham.
Spring Car Care Section: Tips for springing into car care
Now that winter is just a memory, millions of Americans will take to the roads to enjoy the warmer weather.
Spring Car Care Section: Automobile group offers Earth Day car care tips
When it comes to celebrating Earth Day and helping the environment, vehicle owners and drives should not feel left out.
Spring Gardening Special Section: Earth Day, Arbor Day, great times to plant trees
The Beast of Burden slowly entered the kitchen wearing a woeful expression. “Why are you inside when there are still a few good hours of daylight left for planting?” I asked.
Spring Gardening Special Section: Careful use of pesticides
In my past two columns, I recommended three methods of removing noxious Morning Glory (bindweed) and Himalayan blackberry plants: manual (pulling or digging plants by hand), mechanical (mowing down plants for Himalayan blackberries and hand pulling for bindweed) and, as a last resort, herbicides.
U.S. Border Patrol Report
U.S. Border Patrol Report for 4-21-2011
Birch Bay couple open Lincoln Green Garden Center
A local couple recently opened a new gardening business in the former Birch Bay Garden Center.
Leonard K. Breidford
Leonard Kristjan Breidford, age 94, passed away April 14, 2011.
Borderites rally twice on Freeman final at bats
Blaine head baseball coach Gary Clausen has witnessed a stomach-churning number of one-run games for his Borderites this season, many of which had gone the wrong way for his team.
Borderite sports briefs
Sports Briefs for 4-21-2011