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Articles published Wed, Apr 10, 2013

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Letters to the editor: April 11 - 17, 2013


City manager candidates to be whittled down

It seems there are plenty of people wanting to take Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic's place when he retires this summer.

Environmental assessment for jail site moves forward

Planning for Whatcom County's new jail moved one step forward.

Guide Meridian corridor to get a face lift this spring

Work to improve traffic flow and reduce collisions along the first mile of Guide Meridian/SR 539 is set to begin in early May.

Blaine fifth graders to get first-hand look at water quality

Fifth graders at Blaine Elementary School will once again have the opportunity to learn about the local aquatic environment.

Blaine Subway celebrates 20 years in business

When Dale Schrader began contemplating a move to Whatcom County from Canada in the early '90s, it only made sense that the longtime food industry worker would want to set up shop as well.

Speakeasy benefit a success

The Pacific Arts Association Speakeasy benefit raised $9,000 for the Blaine Jazz Camp and Festival on March 17.

BP Heron Center to hold groundbreaking

A ceremonial groundbreaking for the BP Heron Center for Environmental Education in Birch Bay State Park will take place in honor of Earth Day on Saturday, April 20.


In the April 7 issue of The Northern Light, in an article titled "Helping others is just a way of life for long-time NWFR volunteer," Dale Rutgers' name was spelled incorrectly.

Citizens seek election to county council

Kathy Kershner, Rud Browne and Carl Weimer seek county council seats.

Serving guests with food allergies or intolerances doesn't have to be so difficult

With food allergies and gluten intolerance on the rise, it takes more than seating flexibility and a vegetarian option to host a successful dinner party these days.

Soil amendments can help you get the most from your garden this spring

There's no time like the spring to build the foundation of your garden - the soil.

New artists on annual art tour

The annual Mother's Day weekend art studio tour in Blaine, Birch Bay and Custer is expanding this year.

Racing through Birch Bay

Nick Wilkins checks his watch as he breaks from the starting line.


Beverly Anderson Forbes

March 18, 1936 - April 2, 2013

Elaine Paula (Ryba) Pieper

June 12, 1938 - April 4, 2013


Police Reports: April 1 - April 9, 2013


Lee leads girls golf at North Bellingham

For their third match in a row, the Blaine girls golf team was graced with sunny skies as they drove, chipped and putted their way around the manicured fields of the North Bellingham Golf Course.

Baseball even overall, but no conference wins

The Blaine baseball team earned two landslide victories against La Conner (9-1) and South Whidbey (8-3) over spring break, but the Borderites still have yet to win a Northwest conference game after a 5-4 loss at Anacortes on April 8.

BHS Box Scores

April 3 - 9, 2013


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