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Letters to the Editor: July 28 - August 3, 2011


Local food banks see increase in need

More local families are seeking aid from food assistance programs than last year, according to volunteers in Blaine and Birch Bay.

Drayton Harbor Days offers a weekend of maritime fun

The city of Blaine is gearing up for next weekend’s annual Drayton Harbor Days

Late taxes aid school budget decisions

The collection of approximately two years’ worth of back taxes has helped the Blaine school district avoid budget reductions that could have included serious cuts to programs.

Scott Dodd resigns from Blaine city council

Just before the gavel hit the desk to adjourn Monday night’s Blaine city council meeting, council member Scott Dodd announced his resignation – effective immediately.

Run to the border races will raise money for children with cancer

Pull your running shoes out of the closest and get ready for Blaine’s Run to the Border race next weekend.

Scotty Browns to open restaurant at Bellingham Airport

The Port of Bellingham recently approved a lease with Bellingham eatery Scotty Browns to open a restaurant and lounge at the airport.

A welcome rest in Birch Bay

Canoes from the Victoria Aboriginal Youth, Sechelt, Samish, Suquamish and Chilliwack tribes landed at Birch Bay State Park on Thursday, July 21 as part of the 2011 Paddle to Swinomish.

New Birch Bay deputy will take over for Langley July 31

Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputy Zac Reimer has been named the new neighborhood deputy for Birch Bay after deputy Cliff Langley announced his retirement effective July 31.

Watch out for cyclists this weekend

Hundreds of cyclists will be taking to Whatcom County roads Saturday, July 30, for the fifth annual Tour de Whatcom bike ride, and motorists should drive with caution.

Art show moves to Birch Bay Square

More than 35 artists and artisans from the Pacific Northwest will share their art at Birch Bay Square from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 20 as part of the first annual Art and Birch Bay Square event.

Thunderbird Café is chef’s lifelong dream

After cooking for Hollywood stars at the Playboy Mansion and on movie sets in Los Angeles, Jeff Martin is now cooking for a different crowd at the reopened Thunderbird Café in Birch Bay.

Mature Living Special Section: Blaine resident walking to fight cancer

Blaine resident Cathi Rogers is walking for a cause.

Mature Living Special Section: Managing diabetes complications

Improperly managed diabetes can bring serious complications for the millions of Americans with the disease.

Peace Arch park concert series begins in August

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has announced the 2011 lineup for the Peace Arch International Concert series.

Fire district officials to look into increased overtime costs

Recent increases in overtime pay to firefighters have prompted North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) officials to dig deeper into the issue.

Blaine elementary teacher seeks healthier lifestyle for community

A Blaine elementary school physical education teacher wants to promote healthier lifestyles for children and adults alike in Blaine – and is seeking the community’s help to do it.

U.S. Border Patrol Report: July 15 - July 20, 2011

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for July 15 through July 20


William A. Burgstahler: November 25, 1921 – July 11, 2011

William A. Burgstahler: November 25, 1921 – July 11, 2011

Donald R. Duncan: July 3, 1945 – July 11, 201

Donald R. Duncan: July 3, 1945 – July 11, 2011


Police Reports: July 20 - 27, 2011

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for July 20 through July 27, 2011


County auditor's office releases voters' guide

Let the races begin! The Whatcom County Auditor's Office has mailed out and posted on its website the 2011 primary election voters' guide. The primary elections will be held Tuesday, August 16, and the ballots will be mailed out on Friday, July 29 (two days from now).

Snowbirds to grace skies over Semiahmoo Bay this evening

I just got a press release from Canada's Snowbirds Aerial Flight team, who will be performing this evening (July 27) starting at 6 in the skies above Semiahmoo Bay.


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