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Letters to the Editor - June 23 - 29, 2011


Fire district disagreement could stall consolidation

Contention over how a new North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) fire chief will be chosen could derail a consolidation with Fire District 4 that has been planned for months.

Black Forest Steakhouse gala postponed to July

The Semiahmoo Ladies Club fundraising gala scheduled this weekend at Jack Niemann’s Black Forest Steakhouse has been postponed.

SSA Marine submits Cherry Point terminal permits

Seattle-based shipping terminal company SSA Marine has formally submitted the necessary Whatcom County permits for the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point, but questions have arisen as to the validity of the company’s documents.

Semiahmoo event features summertime films

Former syndicated columnist Ron Miller to present films with tales of interviews with the stars.

Report card gives A+ for Birch Bay beaches

The majority of the beach along Birch Bay has been given an “A+” grade in the 2010 summer beach report card from a California-based environmental group.

BTAC grants help enhance tourism

More than $100,000 in grant money is available for Blaine organizations or individuals to help fund events or projects that could enhance tourism in 2012.

Fundraiser to benefit Blaine alum

Two Blaine women are selling Worldmark vacation packages to help pay for the medical bills of a family member who was recently diagnosed with two brain tumors.

Volunteers needed to clean up Blaine

The city of Blaine has scheduled a community cleanup day inviting residents and city employees to work together on projects to make downtown shine.

Volunteers needed for Telescope beach

A group of Blaine residents have organized an invasive weed removal work party to help give visitors to Marine Park a better view of Semiahmoo Bay.

Iron Butt motorcycle ride

Jim Winterer, of St. Paul, Minnesota, stops at Blaine Post Office during the Iron Butt long-distance motorcycle rally, an annual 10,500-mile, 11-day bike tour that challenges participants to stop in all four corners of the United States.

Former Blaine mayor Art Lawrenson, 82, dies

Longtime Blaine resident and former mayor Arthur “Art” Lawrenson died Thursday, June 16, after suffering a severe stroke.

Make a splash by attracting new birds to your yard

When summer really heats up, there is nothing more refreshing than drinking a tall glass of ice water, taking a quick dip in the pool or running through the backyard sprinkler with the kids.

Historic C Shop candy store celebrates 40 years in business

Every five years or so, C Shop owner Patricia Alesse says she has to ward off rumors of a closure.

Birch Bay watershed study commences

Crews from a Seattle-based engineering firm have begun taking an inventory of drainage ditches and pipes in north Birch Bay in attempt to improve stormwater management for the entire area.


Nancy R. Gerner - November 20, 1945 – June 21, 2011

Nancy R. Gerner - November 20, 1945 – June 21, 2011


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