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Articles published Wed, Jul 24, 2013

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Letters to the editor: July 25 - 31, 2013


How did beach restoration alter White Rock?

As residents of Birch Bay grapple with a beach restoration project, the experiences of other communities that have gone through similar changes in the past can be of help.

Tall ships coming to Blaine for Drayton Harbor Days

The Drayton Harbor Days festival will take over Blaine Marina August 3 and 4 with food, arts and crafts, activities, races and an appearance by two famous tall ships.

City condemns Martin property for utility easement

The city of Blaine and the Martin family have agreed on a price for a utility easement through the Martins' property to extend utilities to the east end of the Blaine city limits.

Blaine man says he had a seizure, awoke to find himself held captive

A Blaine man told Lake Forest Park police he was abducted and held for more than 24 hours after suffering a seizure while driving home from a Seattle hospital visit.

Semiahmoo Resort to open August 15

The iconic resort on Semiahmoo spit, under new ownership since June, is now accepting reservations for August 15 or after.

Celebrating a sweet 50 years!

Patrick and Patricia Alesse celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last week.

Pro choreographer endorses Birch Bay Activity Center

Vincent Paterson, who has collaborated with Michael Jackson and Madonna on various projects and won numerous awards for his work, said he was impressed with the Zumba program at the Birch Bay Activity Center.

Prestigious George Raft Race August 3 puts homemade rafts to the ultimate test

As the first Saturday in August approaches each summer, skilled maritime engineers throughout Blaine, Birch Bay and beyond begin to comb the beaches for raft-building materials.

Ham radio buffs keeps Blaine police connected

Hunched over a desk in a mobile response unit, Whatcom County Auxiliary Communications Services (ACS) member Brian Lawler taps away at a small metal set of keys, carefully constructing a series of dots and dashes that will be relayed across the radio waves.

From berries to jam: Processing summer's bountiful harvest

It's been a banner year for raspberries.

Volunteers needed for post office landscaping

For the past seven years, the Blaine is Beautiful committee has recognized the most beautiful yards in Blaine during the spring and summer with the Yard of the Week award.

The color purple: A love affair with lavender

The lavender is waist high in Patricia Whitaker's fields, and honeybees, drawn by the strong aroma, are buzzing fervently around the amethyst buds looking for its nectar.

Tractor train to travel through Birch Bay and Blaine

Blaine residents can expect to see a row of tractors driving through Birch Bay and Blaine on Tuesday, July 30.

Tour de Whatcom this Saturday, July 27

It's not too late to register for the 8th annual Tour de Whatcom, in which hundreds of cyclists tour the rural roads of Whatcom County for charity.

Running the Ragnar

Racers set out from Peace Arch Park for the Ragnar Relay July 19.

Blaine soccer camp

Nearly 60 kids from grades K-6 attended the first Blaine Soccer Camp.

Three vying for one seat on Blaine City Council

The Whatcom County primaries will be held on August 6.

Blaine high school seeks new volleyball coach

The Blaine athletic department is looking for a new C Team volleyball coach for the fall season.

Sea and Sky Festival planned for Birch Bay

Kite flyers, skim boarders, kayakers and paddleboarders will descend on Birch Bay Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18 to take part in the first International Sea and Sky Festival.

Birch Bay Discovery Days: July 20-21

Firefighter recognized

NWFR Fire Chief Ron Anderson, l., presents firefighter Kenneth Cunningham with an award at a NWFR Fire Commissioners meeting July 18.


Police Reports: July 13 - 15, 2013


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