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Articles published Wed, Jul 25, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: July 26 - August 1, 2012


Drayton Harbor Days to include old and new traditions

It’s time to celebrate Blaine’s marine heritage with a family-fun-packed festival the first weekend in August.

Birch Bay shoreline plans explained

Planning for the shoreline enhancement project slated for Birch Bay is well underway, but county officials still want as much input from community residents as possible.

Hearing scheduled for Chuck’s Drive-In permit

The owner of the old Chuck’s Drive-In building on Peace Portal Drive wants to open a restaurant on the property but first needs approval from Blaine planning commissioners.

School board considers student travel policy changes

Blaine school board members discussed allowances provided to students traveling on school trips at their regular meeting on Monday, July 23.

Run to the Border race to benefit Let’s Move Blaine!

The 11th annual Run to the Border fundraiser will be held at Marine Park on Saturday, August 4.

City council grants code variance for development

Blaine City Council members will allow a housing development to deviate slightly from city code even though the planning commission initially denied the request.

Unsafe biotoxin levels found at Semiahmoo Spit

Whatcom County health officials have found unsafe levels of a marine biotoxin new to the area in shellfish samples taken from Semiahmoo Spit.

Birch Bay Music Festival returns August 4

The 2nd Annual Birch Bay Music Festival is presenting SnipFest 2, featuring nine musical groups, including Reverend JD and the Blackout, and stand-up comedian Lisa Meyers.

Home and Garden Special Section: Summer is the perfect time to desensitize your home

Summer is once again poking out between grey clouds, which means allergies are kicking into high gear.

Home and Garden Special Section: Summer yards blossom in Blaine

The City of Blaine’s Yard of the Week winners

Home and Garden Special Section: Bakerview Nursery celebrates anniversary

Bakerview Nursery & Garden Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Eagle’s Roost restaurant in Birch Bay mixes art and food

Artist Michellino, who refers to herself by first name only, has found a new outlet for expressing her creativity in food. Michellino, along with two partners, has opened up the Eagle’s Roost restaurant in Birch Bay.

Birch Bay man injured in fire

A Birch Bay man was treated for second-degree burns on his arm and face after a cigarette he was smoking ignited his medical oxygen supply, fire officials say.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol report for July 14 and July 15.


Police Reports: July 21 - July 24, 2012

Police reports from the Blaine Police Department for July 21 through July 24, 2012


Discovery Days fill Birch Bay with fun and games

Hundreds of Birch Bay residents and visitors turned out on a sunny Saturday afternoon for fun and games during Birch Bay Discovery Days on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22.

Peace Arch sculpture exhibition features 12 artists

Featuring 12 artists, the 15th Annual Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition is on display until October 1.

Whatcom County Public Works tests Terrell Creek

Erika Stroebel, senior planner for Marine Resources, and Atina Casas from the Marine Resources committee of Whatcom County Public Works, plowed through tall grasses and muddy banks on their bi-monthly gathering of samples to test the quality of water sources draining into Birch Bay on Thursday, July 19.


Tour de Whatcom riders to visit Blaine, Birch Bay

Blaine and Birch Bay residents will see many more bicyclists along local roads this Saturday as the seventh annual Tour De Whatcom leads riders through the two communities.


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