Published on Thu, Sep 18, 2008 by The Northern Light staff

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By The Northern Light staff

Open mic nights

Bay Café has scheduled a series of open mic nights beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 20 at 7608 Birch Bay Drive.

All ages are invited to sing, read poetry or perform stand-up comedy.
For more information, call 371-5409.

Blaine grad makes dean’s list

Blaine high school graduate Alisha Fisher has made the distinction of dean’s list at Pacific Lutheran University in Seattle.

Fisher was one of more than 850 students who demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as well as a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the term.

Fisher is the daughter of Wade and Diana Fisher, of Blaine, and is pursuing a degree in business administration and a minor in physical education with an emphasis in sports psychology.

Quilt show features best of county

The Moonlight Quilters Quilt Guild has scheduled its biennial Quilt Show from 9 am to 7 p.m. Friday, September 19 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 20 at St. Luke’s Hospital education center at 3333 Squalicum Parkway in Bellingham.

A new addition to the show is the tearoom where beverages and home baked goodies will be available.

The featured raffle quilt “Ode to the Northwest,” winner of Best of Show ribbon at last year’s Northwest Washington Fair, captures the essence of Whatcom County through representing Blaine, Ferndale, Mt. Baker, Lynden and Bellingham landmarks. 

Featured are the Peace Arch border crossing, kids at Birch Bay, Lynden fair, Hovander Park, Mt. Baker Theatre, original Bellingham city hall, modern art on Western’s campus, mountain bikers, eagle soaring over mountains, dairy cows, canoeing to Lummi Island, Lake Padden, a farmhouse and barn, trees and berries, and the most recognized rock in the northwest – the rock on the side of northbound freeway where generations of kids have painted messages. 

For more information, call 360/354-4353 or visit their website at

Condo owners petition for
lower water, sewer rates

A group of Blaine condominium owners have formed to request the city review their sewer, water and stormwater rates, which are among the highest of all residences.

Some, such as Elle Tracy, argue condominiums use high-density, multi-family designs and thus should be offered the same utility rates as other forms of real estate such as apartments.

To become involved, email

Blaine City Council will discuss the city water and sewer rate schedule at their next worksession at 5:30 p.m. Monday, September 22, at city hall.