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Articles published Wed, Sep 7, 2011

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Letters to the Editor: September 8 - 14, 2011


Scam phone call hits at least one Blaine resident

When Blaine resident Trudy Hall answered her phone early last week and heard a male voice on the other end asking for help from his grandmother, she thought something might actually be wrong.

Parks district to seek voter support for levy

Residents of Blaine and Birch Bay will once again get the chance to vote on the future of the local parks district this November. Northwest Parks and Recreation District 2 commissioners have decided to try again for a levy that will raise about $350,000 over the next six years.

Blaine soup kitchen opens today

With more and more people without food or financial resources, Blaine and Birch Bay community members have found a way to help by offering a free meal every week.

Water’s Edge Church to honor local firefighters

The Water’s Edge Church is moving its weekly services to Bay Horizon Park, and the first service in the new venue will honor firefighters in Blaine and Birch Bay.

Avoid youth equipment accidents: Develop a ‘safety first’ attitude

The change of seasons from the warm summer months to the fall harvest season is one of the most beautiful times on the farm.

Celebrating 90 years since the dedication of the Peace Arch

The history of the Peace Arch reflects more than our past. Its existence gives meaning to our present.

Problems with weight loss may be food allergies

We all know someone – maybe even you – who is overweight despite a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. Sound familiar? It may be an immune system reaction to food.

BBWSD to intervene in county foreclosure on east Birch Bay lots

Whatcom County is in the process of foreclosing on two parcels of land in east Birch Bay, but Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials want the county to wait until the parcels are made legal.

Energy program can help reduce your bills

Homeowners in Whatcom County can take advantage of a program to reduce energy use, save money, improve comfort, increase home value and protect our environment.

Tour Whatcom County farms on Saturday

Connect food to farm by touring Whatcom County farms during the fourth annual Whatcom County Farm Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 10.

How green are your tomatoes?

They’re green, they’re hard and they’re stuck to the vine. It might sound like a joke, but if you’re one of the many gardeners whose tomatoes won’t ripen, I’m sure you don’t think it’s funny at all.


Police Reports: August 31 - September 5, 2011

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for August 31 through September 5, 2011


Mistakes cost Blaine upset in opener

The Blaine Borderites football team started its season with a loss. An onslaught of mistakes and opening game jitters were too much to overcome as Blaine fell 35-32

Returning seniors to guide youth movement in Borderite volleyball

Golf tourney to support Mexican orphanage

For more than 20 years, a group of Northwest Washington residents – most from Blaine – have worked to support Casa de Hogar El Buen Pastor, an orphanage in Morelia, Mexico.


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