Wed, Oct 28, 2009 

 

County council to approve smaller Blaine, Birch Bay UGAs

The Whatcom County Council is moving into the final process of approving its 10 urban growth areas (UGA’s), including those of Blaine and Birch Bay to meet a December 1 deadline set by the state’s urban growth management hearings board.

Mayor clarifies Tomsic’s salary

Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic’s salary is not out of line with the salaries of other city managers and administrators in Whatcom County. That was the message from Blaine mayor Bonnie Onyon, speaking to attendees of a council meeting October 12.

The Garden Path

Blaine Builder Award

Trainer’s tips for a great season on the slopes

Love your first day on the slopes each season, only to find yourself crippled and hitting the hot tub on your second day?

Bay Builders - Great kids doing great things

Thu, Oct 22, 2009 

 

Birch Bay Chamber annual dinner slideshow - October 20, 2009

Wed, Oct 21, 2009 

 

News in Brief

Talk explores Winter Olympics for Blaine • Volunteers needed to Make A Difference • Center hosts rummage sale Saturday • Crab feed to benefit high school football

Swine flu vaccination clinic rescheduled

A community 2009 H1N1 vaccination clinic which was scheduled for Thursday, October 22 at the St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, October 28.

Local realtor predicts ‘upswing’ for homes in 2010

A market upswing for selling houses that cost less than $300,000 is in store for Blaine and Birch Bay, according to Birch Bay realtor and local radio show host Mike Kent.

Septic class to be held in Blaine

Homeowners wanting to perform their own septic system inspections will want to attend a class offered by Whatcom County Health Department this month.

Red tide closes Whatcom beaches

Mixed-use development planned

A Canadian developer has proposed a mixed-use commercial and residential development on 15.7 acres just south of Bayview Avenue on Peace Portal Drive.

New consignment store opens in Birch Bay

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County developed machine helps maintain cardio

Seniors, do you ever run out of breath climbing stairs? Ever wonder how people your age can still ski while you’re gasping for air just standing in the ski area parking lot? It has to do with your aerobic fitness, specifically, your cardiovascular system. Improving your aerobic fitness means moving your large muscle groups (legs and back); a roadblock for many people because it means spending time walking, biking, in a studio or a pool.

Blaine author to host book signing Saturday

New Blaine police officer joins force

Welcome Bundy! Blaine’s newest police officer talks about law enforcement on the U.S. border.

The Borderite Report

Find out what's happening in the Blaine School District

Wed, Oct 14, 2009 

 

For retired people, Road Scholar is roughing it lite

Road Scholar is one of the most popular programs available for retired people. Appealing especially for those interested in life-long learning opportunities, their programs combine educational excellence, comfortable accommodations, good food and travel opportunities with other people of the same age.

RE Sources files lawsuit against city of Blaine

A Bellingham-based non-profit environmental group has filed a lawsuit against the city of Blaine following city council’s approval of its critical areas ordinance.

Blaine City Council postpones vote on impact fees

After an exhaustive debate Monday over whether impact fees were an important tool to maintain quality of life for current residents, Blaine City Council postponed a vote on a proposal that would remove the fees until all members were present.

WWU faculty concert this Sunday

Violins and two of their close relatives in the orchestra (viola and cello) can be painful to hear unless played perfectly, especially in pitch. But when they are, the result is a transforming musical experience that’s not to be missed.

News in Brief

Habitat For Humanity auction October 17 • Blaine’s K-9 Yoschi retirement party Friday • Last day for tree giveaway this Saturday • Blaine artists featured in Lynden craft show • Last gardener’s market is this Saturday • Celebrate International Artist Day Oct. 25

Math night for families Oct. 22

Families and community members are invited to learn about algebra at this event.

Beyond books, library serves community needs

The number 7,750 is an impressive number, especially when it signifies the number of books and chapters read during the summer by our community’s youngest members.

Blaine singer wows Bellingham audience

Soprano, cheerleader and 4.0 student Michelle Berry missed the homecoming dance in this her senior year, and so did her boyfriend, Avery Lyons. In fact, they were with their families at the Mount Baker Theatre for a concert by Neil Berg’s Singing With The Broadway Stars, because at the close of the evening Berry was invited onstage to sing a solo from “Seasons of Love,” from the musical Rent.


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