Wed, Mar 10, 2010 

 

Blaine grads earn top honors at WWU

Two Blaine high school graduates were recently named to the Western Washington University (WWU) honor roll for fall quarter.

Peace Arch crossing closed to foot traffic

As a result of ongoing construction of a new inspection faciilty, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has temporarily closed the Peace Arch port of entry to all southbound foot traffic attempting to enter the United States.

Event honors two local businesses

Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce will be celebrate the expansion of two local businesses with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

New school bonds to save tax money

In a nice break for local taxpayers, the Blaine school district has refinanced its 2001 and 2002 bonds to take advantage of lower interest rates.

Real linoleum flooring an eco-friendly choice

I have a new linoleum floor, which I chose partly for its eco-friendliness. How do I clean and maintain it without using harsh or toxic chemicals?

Rainwater harvesting can save up to 1,300 gallons per year

For most of us, the rain that falls on our roof runs off into the ground or the sewer system.

Enertia homes a highly energy efficient hybrid

There has never been a better time to upgrade some of those older creaky appliances that are gobbling up much more energy (or water) than they need to in your home.

Series catches glimpse of life under the sea

Those wanting to catch a rare glimpse of the Puget Sound’s watery underworld can attend a presentation next week by award-winning underwater videographer John Williams.

Public utilities promote EPA ‘fix a leak week’

Because minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes, the city of Blaine and Birch Bay Water and Sewer District are promoting “Fix a Leak Week,” March 15 through 21.

WWU career fair offers free prep class

ob seekers looking for ways to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Spring Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 22 in the Mac Gym of the Wade King Student Recreation Center.

WWU appoints new director for SBDC

Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics has opened a new Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Bellingham and hired Jennifer Shelton as the director.

CBP agents arrest fugitive at border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers apprehended a Washington, New Jersey man on February 22 who was wanted in Clark County, Nevada for alleged fraud.

DOT plans for culvert replacement at Grandview Road

The Washington state Department of Transportation will replace a culvert beneath the east-west portion of Grandview Road near Terrell Creek in 2011.

Thu, Mar 4, 2010 

 

Peace Arch Port of Entry Closed to Foot Traffic

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has temporarily closed the Peace Arch Port of Entry in Washington State to all southbound foot traffic attempting to enter the United States.

Local builder showcases green Blaine home

When Bellingham builder Mike McAuley was looking for a site to build his dream project – a state-of-the-art green home – he chose Blaine’s lettered street neighborhood because of its affordability and quality of life.

Birch Bay Food Pantry in need of donations

The Birch Bay Food Pantry is seeking food donations after an increasing number of low-income families in the area have put a strain on their supplies.

DOT agrees to conditions for roundabout project

The Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to certain conditions requested by the city of Blaine with regards to the construction of its $7.8 million roundabout project planned for Peace Portal Drive near the I-5 interchange.

Council opposes oil barrel tax 6-1

Blaine City Council opposed a per-barrel fee for oil refineries in the state of Washington last week.

Bake your heart out!

Ron Snyder's Mud Bottom cake recipe

Vancouver Opera review: Nixon In China

Opera lovers hope that the object of their affections will have some connection to contemporary life.

Whatcom County Home & Garden show this weekend

The Building Industry Association of Whatcom County presents the 31st Annual Whatcom County Home & Garden Show® March 5, 6 and 7 at the Northwest Washington Fair Grounds in Lynden, WA.

Photos from this week's issue - March 4 - 10, 2010

Senior center springs forward with events

What a wonderful time is spring’s arrival.

The Markets raise $7,325 for Haiti

To help with the massive relief efforts in earthquake-devastated Haiti, employees and customers of The Markets in Whatcom County and other locations raised $7,325 over a two-week period last month.

Blaine grad hosts CD launch party

Did you happen to be lying on the beach in Hawaii a few years back listening to a surfer named Jack Johnson sing and play guitar? No such luck? Well, if you want to hear someone of Johnson’s quality and potential, you are now in the right place.

The Borderite Report

Find out what is happening in the Blaine School District

Mon, Mar 1, 2010 

 

Birch Bay businesses hope to spur food bank donations

From now until March 6, Birch Bay Consignment and Thrift along with Birch Bay Hair Care are co-sponsoring a community food drive and free raffle.


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