Around the City

Published on Thu, Jun 12, 2008
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Around the City

Dinner to benefit local salmon runs

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) has scheduled its “Salmon at the Bay” celebration and fundraiser for noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 at Boundary Bay in Bellingham. 

The event includes Irish music by The Warner Street Session, art sale and a salmon burger barbecue lunch for $10, or a barbecue king salmon dinner with trimmings and dessert for $25. Proceeds will help fund salmon restoration projects at Terrell Creek and other locations around Whatcom County. 

Tickets are $10 for the salmon lunch and $25 for dinner and are available by calling 371-3441 or by emailing Rachel Vasak and Lindsay Taylor at

Skate competition Saturday

Inversion Snow n Skate has scheduled a skateboard competition for ages 10 and older from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at the Blaine Skate Park.

Food and refreshments will be provided by Monster energy drinks, Blaine Cost Cutter and local businesses. Entry fee is $10 for participants and prizes will be awarded. All proceeds go to support of Blaine Skate Park.

For more information, contact 332-1812.

Geology tour has spaces available

There is room on the bus for Blaine resident Jim Jorgensen’s adult geological adventure June 24 through 26. The chartered trip will cover Western and Eastern Washington landforms. For more information, call 332-6724.

Blaine students earn degrees

Four Blaine students will graduate from the University of Washington this June.

Emily Lauren Baker will earn her bachelor of arts degree in English; Jessica Dawn Freeman will earn her bachelor of arts degree in business administration in accounting; Krista Ann Jones will earn her bachelor of arts degree in psychology; and Steven Lawerence Poitras will earn his bachelor of arts in business administration in inform systems.

In addition, Rachel (Goff) Ely, 48, earned the outstanding service award at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham. The award is based on positive student contributions and evidence of student development. She was also the recipient of the Patty Russell Merit Tuition scholarship.

Ely is pursuing two-year associate’s in art degree and has plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in nutrition. She lives in Blaine with her husband Ken and three children.