Published on Thu, Aug 14, 2008
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Birch Bay State Park hosts events

Birch Bay State Park has scheduled a series of summer events for youth and adults of all ages.

Music Among the Cedars: an outdoor concert, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, August 16 at the park’s Wildlife Theater. Local musicians such as cellist Alex Abrams will play a variety of musical styles including classical and folk music.

Birch Bay Archaeology: Local archaeologist Alfred Reid takes a look back in time in a virtual tour of the area’s historical usage by Native Americans. Tour begin at 7 p.m. Friday, August 15.

Native Plant Walk: Master gardeners will help identify native plants and invasive species along the Terrell Creek interpretive trail. Walk starts at 10 a.m. Sunday, August 17.

For additional information call 371-2800.

Blaine Boys and Girls club
closes for summer season

The Blaine Boys and Girls Club’s summer program will come to an end with its last day on Wednesday, August 20.

The club will be closed from August 21 to September 1 and will reopen for the school year on Tuesday, September 2.

Boys and Girls Club after school program hours are Monday though Friday 2:30 to 7 p.m. Program fees are $25 per year.

For more information, call Blaine branch director Karin Schulhauser at 332-3008.

Blaine woman featured in exhibit

A Blaine woman will be one of 16 Whatcom County artists featured in the Bellingham’s EDGE group exhibition at MindPort Gallery.

Blaine resident Donna-Lee Elke’s paintings will be on display as part of an exhibition by the Seattle-based EDGE program graduates called “Off the Edge.” The exhibit is scheduled from Wednesday, September 3 to Sunday, Sept. 28.

An artists’ reception is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 5 at the MindPort Gallery at 210 West Holly Street.

Bellingham EDGE is a professional artist network of 16 regional visual artists who have graduated from the EDGE program.

For more information, call 647-5614 or visit

SSC acquires Blaine Bay Refuse

Sanitary Service Company (SSC) acquired the Blaine Bay Refuse company August 1.

Although SSC would not comment on the deal as of press time, Blaine Bay Refuse owner Larry McCarter said the change will allow him to simplify his life and focus more on recycling.

“We are just a family business and Blaine Bay is a big responsibility. SSC does a good job and will be able to service Blaine and Birch Bay just as nicely,” he said.

SSC has been servicing Birch Bay and the greater Whatcom County area for 78 years. Customers can still call Blaine Bay Refuse’s number at 332-5443.