Published on Thu, Jan 22, 2009
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Blaine technology students seek donations for cancer fundraiser

Blaine High School’s Technology Student Association (TSA) has scheduled their fourth annual Cancer Awareness Week and American Cancer Society fundraiser, starting January 26.

The project was founded in 2005 and invites students, teachers and members of the community to participate in a week-long program to learn more about the impact of cancer while raising funds for the American Cancer Society.

Under the direction of Blaine high school teacher Jim Nelson, 15 members of Blaine’s TSA chapter are hoping to surpass previous years’ donations, which have risen from just under $900 in 2005 to more than $7,000 last year. The TSA project team also hopes to expand fundraising participation among local businesses, some of whom contributed to last year’s project.

For more information, contact Jim Nelson at 332-0782.

Park district seeks instructors for local classes

The Northwest Park and Recreation District 2 (NWPRD2) is currently looking for instructors and volunteers who would like to share their skills and talents by teaching a class in the Blaine or Birch Bay area. Instructors are wanted for classes starting in February and March, and also for the summer program starting in June.

For information on class registration or to fill out an instructor application, call 656-6416 or visit

One-day event to service Whatcom County homeless

On January 29, as many as 650 homeless in Whatcom County can receive free and confidential dental services, vision screenings, housing assistance, mental health and medical services.

The amount of people expected to seek services represent about half of the Point-in-Time Count that was conducted in January 2008. The Point-in-Time Count includes people experiencing homelessness in Whatcom County; of the 1,326 people counted, 40 percent of those are children.

The event will be held at the Depot Market Square, The Majestic and YWCA in Bellingham.

All Whatcom Transit Authority bus routes are free on January 28 and 29 in support of the event.  

For more information, contact Dan Hammill at 360/734-3055.

Birch Bay realtor Mike Kent honored by WCAR

The Whatcom County Association of Realtors recently named Mike Kent of Windermere Real Estate at Birch Bay Square is now WCAR’s Partner of the Year. Kent is host of Radio Real Estate, a weekly show that provides information and discusses local topics related to real estate.