Wed, Feb 24, 2010 

 

Talk explores acidification of Puget Sound

The Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee will host a free presentation on ocean acidification and its effects on Puget Sound.

Yard waste recycling begins Saturday, March 6

Beginning Saturday, March 6, 2010, Bellingham and Whatcom County citizens can bring their residential yard waste to the corner of Lakeway and Woburn streets on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The fee for disposal of residential yard waste at the transfer station is $4 per load.

Olympics photos of the week

Bay Builders - Great kids doing great thing!

Fri, Feb 19, 2010 

 

Donate food items for troops in Afghanistan this weekend

As part of their Lenten mission, youth at St. Anne’s Parish in Blaine are hosting a food and supply collection from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 19, and from noon to 4 p.m. February, 20 at Blaine Cost Cutter and The Market at Birch Bay Square.

Wed, Feb 17, 2010 

 

DOT grants $2.8 million roundabout contract

The Washington State Department of Transportation is one step closer to building two new roundabouts at the I-5/D Street interchange and the corner of Peace Portal and Marine Drive in Blaine after awarding a $2.8 million contract to Interwest Construction, Inc. of Burlington.

Trillium defends scope of Semiahmoo West project

Trillium Corporation should be able to complete a 624-acre development slated for west Blaine even though the zoning has changed since the company filed their planned unit development (PUD) application in October, 2009, the company’s attorneys said in a statement last week.

Big marathon turnout expected

Nearly 150 dedicated runners are registered for the 42nd Annual Birch Bay Marathon and 25K run that sets off this Sunday on the shores of Birch Bay.

Photos from this week's issue - February 18 - 24, 2010

Group to host second ‘Blaine Storming’

A group of local residents have scheduled the second annual “Blaine Storming” meeting, designed to encourage residents to voice their ideas on how to build a stronger community in Blaine.

Board to discuss long-range plan

The Blaine school district board of directors has scheduled a work session from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. February 22 to meet with their long-range planning committee members.

Curves hosts annual food drive

Curves of Blaine is encouraging local women to participate in the annual Curves food drive. With a donation, Curves is offering compelling incentives for both existing and potential members who participate.

Workshop turns junk into art

Bellingham sculpture artist Thor Myhre will facilitate a class at the Loomis Hall Gallery on Martin Street in Blaine this weekend.

Study finds drop in cross-border trade

An analysis just released of economic activity along the U.S.-Canadian border likely reflects the impact of economic recession and tighter border controls, as the value of trade between the two nations dropped 9 percent in 2008 and auto and truck traffic declined nearly 5 percent.

Blaine man finds retirement a time for living

Blaine resident Graham Hunter spent a life in the Royal Canadian Air Force and working as a commercial pilot.

Easy tips to make your home senior friendly

With more older Americans remaining in their homes as they age, it’s important for their houses to be equipped to deal with their changing needs.

County offers prescription drug discount card

Whatcom County has launched a discount card program to help consumers cope with the high price of prescriptions.

Fairhaven College to host Human Rights Film Festival

Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies will co-host the 10th Annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival February 18-25 at venues across Bellingham.

County council to vote on Birch Bay playground

Those wishing to comment on a proposal to grant $100,000 to fund a Bay Horizon Park playground can still do so.

Wed, Feb 10, 2010 

 

Loomis Hall Gallery hosts sculpture exhibit - slideshow

Loomis Hall was a hot spot last Friday with the opening of their Olympic Small & Large art exhibit.

Annual back yard bird count begins Friday

Bird watchers coast to coast are invited to take part in the 13th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, Friday, February 12, through Monday, February 15.

City council rejects fire impact fee proposal 4-2

Blaine taxpayers and current residents could be forced to pick up the tab for increased fire and rescue services as a result of new development following a recent city council decision.

Take a bite out of Blaine February 15

Blaine and Birch Bay restaurants are gearing up for the Blaine Chamber of Commerce’s 10th annual Bite of Blaine set for Monday, February 15 at Semiahmoo Resort.

Your guide to the (free!) venues and events

Swan viewing tour Saturday

Those wanting to get an upclose view of swans can take a tour with the Friends of Tennant Lake & Hovander Park this Saturday.

NSEA hosts free community party

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) will host their Annual Community Celebration and 20th Birthday Party

Getting fit with community

A Birch Bay couple is looking to create a club for people who are interested in running.


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