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Articles published Wed, May 16, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: May 17 - May 23, 2012


Marin condominiums edge toward sale

Five years after all work stopped on the unfinished Marin condominiums, a potential buyer may be less than two weeks away from owning the multimillion dollar project.

Ocean Bay restaurant opens with new owners

After years in the Seattle area as part of families in the restaurant business, Kevin He and April Ma wanted to slow things down a bit.

State OKs funding for Birch Bay shoreline work

The State Department of Ecology (DOE) has given its blessing to shoreline improvements for Birch Bay, making Whatcom County eligible for $7 million in state funding.

City completes majority of tree removal in Lincoln Park

After two weeks of work slowed by a wetter-than-average May, the city of Blaine has completed the lion’s share of tree removal at both the north and south sides of Lincoln Park.

Taking a stand against coal

Members of British Columbians for Climate Action (BCCA), a B.C.-based anti-coal group, protested the use of coal as an energy source by blocking coal trains from passing White Rock, B.C., on Saturday, May 5.

Birch Bay beaches closed to shellfish harvesting

The Washington State Department of Health has announced all beaches north of Sandy Point, including Birch Bay, are closed to recreational shellfish harvesting.

PSE raises residential electric rates statewide

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) customers will see an increase in their energy bills next month after the Washington state utilities commission approved a rate increase effective May 14.

State audit finds minor issue with BSD’s absent student procedures

A state audit of the Blaine school district has found that school staff mistakenly reported 628 excused absences at the Blaine elementary and primary schools during the 2010/2011 school year.

Active Seniors Special Section: 9 ways for seniors to avoid scams

Identity theft among Americans 50 and older is rising, according to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics. In 2010, more than 3.5 million households headed by people 50 and older experienced identity theft, according to bureau figures.

Active Senior Special Section: Young at Heart: May happenings abound

At the Blaine Senior Center, we’re enjoying every minute of May. It is special, each day is special, so remember to celebrate each and every day in May. We started the month with a tremendous rummage sale that was enjoyed by crowds of people.

Active Seniors Special Section: Exercise for healthy aging

Sixty-year-old Ester Kurz does a lot of things, but taking prescribed medicine isn’t one of them. While most people her age take a pill for one thing or another, Kurz self-prescribes exercise for healthy aging.

County sends Bay Road culvert replacement project out for bid

Whatcom County Public Works officials are seeking bids for a project slated to improve a fish passage running underneath a road in Birch Bay.


Edward Antoney Fosler: May 15, 1924 - May 14, 2012

Born on May 15, 1924, in Detroit, Michigan, Ed died peacefully on May 14, 2012, in his home in Birch Bay, Washington.


Police Reports: May 9 - May 15, 2012

Police reports for the Blaine Police Department for May 9 through May 15, 2012


Art Studio Tour of Blaine

Dozens of local art enthusiast turned out on a sunny Saturday and Sunday for the seventh annual Art Studio Tour of Blaine. This year’s event features nearly three dozen local artists at 19 locations in Blaine and Birch Bay.


Tonight’s BBWARM meeting will discuss 2011 financial, progress reports

Whatcom County stormwater staff will present two summary reports of the Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resource Management (BBWARM) district’s finances and accomplishments for 2011 at tonight’s district advisory committee meeting.


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