Thu, May 14, 2009 

 

Bike to Work and School Day May 15

The 12th annual Bike To Work And School Day in Whatcom County is scheduled for Friday, May 15.

Yard of the Week

If you notice cars driving slowly or people strolling by and gawking at your yard it probably is the Blaine is Beautiful Committee on the look out for the most remarkable yards and gardens in the city.

Petal Attractions now offering sandwiches, soups, salads

Delicious treats. It’s hard to improve on a good thing. But one Blaine business has done just that.

News in brief

Blaine city clean-up day this Saturday • ‘Blue Thumb’ gardening event Saturday • Meeting to discuss Birch Bay UGA • Candidate filing week June 1 through 5 • Run To The Border benefit scheduled • Birch Bay events to help Mexican orphanage

Westman Marine puts finishing touches on Alaska seiner

“It’s nice to see a new state-of-the-art Alaska Limit seiner,” said Bob Gudmundson of Westman Marine as he stood back to admire the 58-foot steel hulled Intangible taking shape in his yard. “There was a 20 year stretch where not many new fishing boats were made,” he said.

Mother’s Day art festivals

Photos of the Mother's Day art festival held on May 10, 2009

Flying border surveillance covers four states

During one operation we watched five loads of drugs go right underneath us and across the border. There’s a lot of stuff moving back and forth,” said Brian Webb, an air interdiction agent for the Air and Marine Operations branch of the Homeland Security Department’s Customs and Border Protection (CPB).

Borderite Page

Blaine School District news for May and June 2009

Thu, May 7, 2009 

 

News in brief

Marine mammal stranding class May 16 • Public sought for for NWPRD2 master plan • Recycle junk cars for local Habitat chapter • Bay Horizon Park meeting Saturday • Weimer announces bid for county council

Border lane closure extended to May 15

Hearts & Hands Award winners

Young at Heart

The Blaine Senior Center wishes to thank the wonderful support of the community for last month’s rummage sale. Your help is much appreciated.

Free tax workshop for small businesses

The Bellingham office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, at the Labor and Industries/DSHS Building, 1720 Ellis Street, First Floor Conference Room A, in Bellingham.

Swine flu update

On Tuesday, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed nine cases of the H1N1 (swine) influenza in Washington state. Although there are no confirmed Whatcom County cases, Whatcom County Health Department is implementing a plan to receive and distribute its Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) allocation of antiviral medications.

Mother’s Day art events this weekend

Blaine will have two art shows this coming Mother’s Day weekend along with new releases and tastings at six Whatcom County wineries, including Blaine’s Dakota Creek Winery and the GLM Winery, home of the Glacial Lake Missoula label. Even the weather reports are promising.

New grocery opens May 13 at Birch Bay Square

Local residents looking for more shopping choices can mark their calendars for Wednesday, May 13 when a new 32,000-square foot grocery store opens its doors at Birch Bay Square.

City settles with Blaine developer

Blaine developer Joel Douglas and the city of Blaine have settled their differences in an agreement signed this week, marking the end of a four-year struggle over Douglas’s Seascape Condominium project on Peace Portal Drive.

New whale watching business offers daily trips from Semiahmoo

Catch a ride with Blaine’s new whale watch charter Outer Island Expeditions.

American Life Poetry

To commemorate Mother’s Day, here’s a lovely poem by David Wojahn of Virginia, remembering his mother after forty years.

The Woods Coffee opens store at Birch Bay Square

Wes Herman has a motto for doing business – family first. Herman, a resident of Lynden who has more than 30 years of experience in the construction and development industry, broke into the coffee business in 2002 after watching his children spend hundreds of dollars on espresso beverages each month.

Blaine students earn top ranks at state

Blaine high school’s Michelle Berry, Nichole Munden, Jacqui Meaker, and Alexandra Dolk competed in the 2009 W.I.A.A. State Solo/Ensemble competition in Ellensburg. They won their category in the local San Juan Music Educator's Association Solo Competition January 31 in Bellingham competing against other musicians from all high school classification.

NSEA organizes tree planting at Terrell Creek, wins award

The Whatcom County-based Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) received the 2009 Volunteer Organization of the Year Award at the Washington-British Columbia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society annual general meeting (April 20-23, Shelton.) NSEA board president Phil Humphries accepted the award for the organization.

12th Annual Peace Arch International Sculpture Exhibit

Award-winning nail salon opens at Birch Bay Square

A Mount Vernon business owner who won accolades in Skagit County, including Best Nail Salon, has opened a new store in Birch Bay.

Jerns-McKinney hires new staff

Jerns Funeral Chapel and on-site crematorium in Bellingham and Blaine recently added two pre-arrangement counselors to help people make plans before they or their loved ones pass away.

Thu, Apr 30, 2009 

 

No cases of swine flu reported in Washington, officials say

Whatcom County officials are responding to the swine flu outbreak that is now in the international spotlight. There have been no cases of swine flu confirmed...

Blaine woman receives 9/11 Volunteer For Victims award

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recognized Blaine resident Barbara Skudlarick for her years of efforts on behalf of crime victims at the National Crime...


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