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Articles published Wed, Nov 9, 2011

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Letters to the Editor: November 10 - November 16, 2011


Washington state to get out of liquor business; Louws leads for county executive

Washington state voters have made their wishes clear: state government has no business selling liquor.

City wants input on bike lane upgrades

A number of streets in Blaine could be made friendlier to bicyclists, and Blaine public works staff are receptive to public comment on where bike lanes or shared roadways need to be added most.

Blaine distribution setup a model for others

Every client who walks through the door of the Blaine Food Bank is greeted by longtime volunteer Evelyn Bonallo at the sign-in desk, offering a smile and sometimes a treat for families with children. Bonallo is the food bank’s longest-standing volunteer, having worked with the organization since 1972.

A Salute to Veterans

What does Veterans Day mean to you? The Northern Light asked Blaine and Birch Bay residents for their thoughts on the day of remembrance. Here’s what they had to say.

Donations brighten the holidays for those in need

Two generous donations to the Blaine Food Bank will make the weeks before Thanksgiving and Christmas extra-special for the food bank’s patrons.

Schools seek community musicians

The Blaine school district’s music department will present two holiday concerts in December to showcase student performers, but there is also some space in the program for community musicians or groups.

Sweets for soliders

Blaine Elementary physical education teacher Dan Persse once again challenged students to beat his weight in Halloween candy, and they topped it again – by half a pound! If they accomplished the goal, Persse promised to dress up as the tooth fairy.

Preparing to vote

Whatcom County Auditor Shirley Forslof demonstrates how to mark a ballot during a presentation Friday, November 4, at the Good Samaritan Stafholt center in Blaine.

Running for Pumpkins

Blaine Elementary School students held their Annual Pumpkin Run on Wednesday, October 26. A boy and girl from each grade won a pumpkin if they came closest to their predicted mile time.


Police Reports: November 2 - 9, 2011

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for November 2 - 9, 2011


Visiting the birds

We are so lucky to have so much to see and do here in the Pacific Northwest. We just visited the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, B.C., and had a wonderful time.


Cross-country runners represent Blaine at state meet

Blaine’s chosen few headed to Pasco, Washington, on Saturday, November 5, to compete individually in the WIAA 2A Cross Country State tournament.


Kremen, Crawford still lead against county council opponents

With the Whatcom County Executive race now all but decided in favor of former Lynden mayor Jack Louws, attention now turns to the two hotly contested county council positions still up for grabs.

County to hold open house on low-impact development in Birch Bay

The Whatcom County Planning Department will hold an open house in Birch Bay to gather further public input on a low-impact development plan for the Birch Bay watershed.


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