Around the City
This December, the Blaine school district will host their two annual Community Holiday Concerts.
These two concerts feature high school musicians on Thursday, December 13, and middle school musicians on Tuesday, December 18. As is customary for these concerts, two to three community groups and performers are invited to share their holiday music each night as well.
The holiday performances will start at 7 p.m. and each community act/group is asked to limit their total time on stage to 12 minutes. The concerts are free admission but donations to the food bank are highly encouraged and accepted.
Refreshments will be served afterward.
Those interested in performing should contact Blaine school district choral director, Andy Harmening at 332-8226, ext. 1223 with the date you would like to perform, the director’s name, titles of the songs to be performed, a contact phone number and the size of the group.
Acceptance for each night will be on a first come, first serve basis as only three community acts can be added each night.
Blaine’s doggie specialty store has closed its doors at the Blaine International Center and has re-opened in a larger space at Birch Bay Square, formerly known as Peace Arch Factory Outlet Mall.
Bow Wow & Woofs owner Heather Campbell
said the mall was a better location for her business, adding that her
former location had been negatively impacted by construction on SR
543. The business sells wet, dry and specialty dog and cat foods as
well as accessories.
“Our business has increased just in the past week,” she said.
Campbell has scheduled an opening day celebration beginning at 10 a.m. that will feature giveaways and hourly prizes. Dogs and their owners are encouraged to attend, she said.
Other new businesses planned for the mall include a 2,650-square foot Jack-In-The-Box restaurant and drive-through, a Starbuck’s coffee franchise, grocery store and Windermere real estate office.
Bow Wow & Woofs can be reached by calling 332-DOGS.
Blaine high school Students With A Purpose group (SWAP) will present Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 28 in the performing arts center (PAC).