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Letters to the Editor - July 7 - July 13, 2011


Blaine’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade 2011

Blaine celebrated Independence Day with its annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade

Fire districts agree on consolidation

The consolidation of North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) and Fire District 4 is complete after district officials from both sides signed a contract at a joint meeting last week.

Golf camp open to Blaine, Birch Bay youth

Youth ages 11 through 17 who are interested in golf can sign up for the 2011 Junior Golf Camp to be held at the Birch Bay Village Golf Course.

Run To The Border volunteers sought

Organizers for this year’s Run to the Border event need volunteers to help with registration and at the finish line.

Blaine Jazz Festival starts Sunday

Blaine residents can get their jazz on this weekend as the 10th annual Blaine Jazz Festival kicks off with the gypsy jazz band Pearl Django, of Seattle.

City considers purchase of Banner Bank building

Blaine city hall could occupy the four-story Banner Bank building downtown if the details of a purchase and sales agreement are finalized.

Blaine man pleads guilty in email scam

A Blaine man pleaded guilty on Wednesday, June 29, to wire fraud and four counts of willfully failing to file tax returns in connection with an Internet scam often associated with Nigeria.

Golf tournament to benefit youth football team

The Blaine High School football boosters and football coaches will host a fundraiser golf tournament this month to raise money for the Blaine middle school football team.

Well done!

Sarah Erickson, a recently graduated Blaine Home Connection student, was recognized at a recent Blaine school district board of directors meeting for being the only Running Start student to receive a 4.0 grade point average this year.

Survey: Economy was reason for bond failure

The lagging economy and disagreements over funding priorities were the main reasons voters rejected the Blaine school district’s recent $32 million bond initiative, according to survey results.

New skin care boutique to host open house

Blaine resident Bethany Gattis recently opened Bellissima Skin Care and Spa Boutique in Loomis Hall at 288 Martin Street, suite 105.

Bar scuffle in Birch Bay ends with minor cuts

An early morning fight at a bar in Birch Bay over the weekend ended with two people in jail and a minor knife wound.

Blaine 10U baseball takes first place!

The Blaine 10U baseball team will head to state in Moses Lake this week after taking first place in the spring season with a record of 9-3.

Mature Living Special Section: Event to benefit adults with special needs

A group of local women have started a nonprofit organization to help adults in the community with special needs.

Mature Living Special Section: Life Line screenings available

Blaine and Birch Bay residents won’t have to travel far to be screened for their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.

Blaine woman competes in world tennis tournament

Blaine resident Joyce Vanderpol is pictured here at a tennis court in Portschech, Austria, last month after she was invited to play in two international tennis tournaments.

Mature Living Special Section: Living will workshop offers choices

A free two-hour living will workshop next week is designed to help individuals direct their own treatment should they become too ill to speak for themselves.

Blaine grads win robotics competition

Two Blaine high school graduates walked away from a national robotics competition in Texas with their heads held high after placing first among a field of hundreds.

Lincoln Road project to affect Harborview and Shintaffer

Shintaffer and Harborview roads near Lincoln Road will be taken down to one lane in the coming weeks as part of the Lincoln Road improvement project.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for June 27 through June 29


Janet Ann Morrison Reid - December 2, 1917 – June 30, 2011


Comments on hold for now

I seem to be having some trouble getting the comment box to display properly. I know it seems super early for The Lighthouse to already have problems, but it is what it is.

Blaine to hold meeting on H Street revitalization

The city of Blaine will hold an open house tonight, July 7, at 7 in Blaine city hall to discuss the H Street revitalization project. The meeting will feature the project engineers explaining the project and how it will relate to the properties adjacent to H Street.

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