Wed, Feb 19, 2014 

 

Honoring 50 years of flight for "Steady Ed"

Fifty years were put into context for Semiahmoo pilot Ed Brown last October when he was awarded the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for safe and honest flight by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Celebrating the 14th annual Bite of Blaine

Crowds gathered in the Semiahmoo Resort grand ballroom on February 17 to get a taste of what Blaine had to offer at the 14th annual Bite of Blaine.

Veterans groups partner with city to renovate Blaine veterans memorial

Local veterans groups have their sights set on spiffing up Blaine Memorial Park, and they are looking for a little help from the community to make it happen.

Save Birch Bay creates binder to educate community on GPT project

As the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project moves into the state-mandated, year-long environmental impact study (EIS) stage of the review process, many in the area are still wondering exactly what the project entails and what it means for surrounding communities if approved.

Wed, Feb 12, 2014 

 

Bite of Blaine auction set for Monday evening

Get your taste buds ready to sample culinary offerings from across Blaine and Birch Bay as the annual Bite of Blaine gears up for its 14th annual event on Monday, February 17.

Blaine chocolatiers create memorable confections

When local food artisans Shannon and Christy Fox of Evolve Truffles get together in the kitchen, magical things happen.

City urges residents to think before the flush

If you're flushing baby wipes, Clorox wipes or anything other than toilet paper down the drain, you should reconsider what you're doing.

Silver Reef announces expansion plans

Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa officials have announced that their latest expansion plans for the gaming and entertainment destination will include additional lodging and meeting space.

Fire marshal lifts Whatcom County burn ban

It's OK to burn again, as long as you promise to be careful.

The Northern Light welcomes new carriers

Husband-and-wife team Kristi and Percy Lankhaar, who live in Birch Bay, have joined The Northern Light and will be delivering the newspaper to newsstands across the county.

It's time to sign up for school

Registration for Blaine school district kindergarten will take place Thursday, March 13.

Marathoners take to the street in Birch Bay

Sunday, February 16 will mark the 46th annual Birch Bay International Marathon.

Dakota Creek bridge will get seismic retrofits

While significant earthquakes don't happen very often in Whatcom County, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is making sure that if one does occur the Dakota Creek Bridge on Peace Portal Drive will be ready to rock and roll.

It takes a village to stay connected as we age

As people grow older, they are increasingly staring down the question of where they will age.

Upcoming Whatcom Senior Tours

Young at Heart

Welcome all good folks, welcome to February.

Blaine students chosen for All-State Choir

This weekend, Blaine High School will send four of its outstanding choral members to join the Washington Music Educator's Association (WMEA) 2014 All State Choir.

Blaine High School job fair

Blaine High School students, from. l, Erick Chesteen, Katlyn Carleton, Quame Finley and Orion Terrazas listen to what an Air Force recruiter has to say at a job fair on February 11.

Wed, Feb 5, 2014 

 

Birch Bay water sewer district looking for ways to help clients

Customers of the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) may soon see a new addition to their monthly bills - the option to make a donation to help a neighbor in need.

Semiahmoo Marina under pressure to update fire system

After almost a year of non-compliance, the Semiahmoo Marina is on short time to get its fire suppression system in line with International Fire Code (IFC) standards.

U.S. and Canada set to share traveler information

By midsummer, U.S. and Canadian border agencies will be sharing information on all travelers crossing the border, so that entering one country will provide a record of leaving the other.

One-ring scam hits Whatcom County

Are you receiving phone calls from a phone number in Antigua, Jamaica or another Caribbean island?

Bite of Blaine offers up sampling of local eats

Local restaurants from Blaine and Birch Bay will soon showcase their specialites at the 14th annual Bite of Blaine on Monday, February 17.

Area of Birch Bay near Terrell Creek closed to recreation/swimming

On January 31, the Washington State Department of Health issued a closure for the area of Birch Bay located at the mouth of Terrell Creek due to high bacteria counts found in the Terrell Creek outflow.

Whatcom County seniors stay active and sharp by exploring the world

Ron Marshall has been many things in his life: an athlete, a teacher, a statistician, a writer, an umpire and more.

Newspaper carriers retire after 18 years

Wayne and Linda Braun can finally hit the snooze button on Thursday mornings and catch a little more shuteye while someone else takes care of the newsstand deliveries of The Northern Light countywide.

Decked out for the Seahawks parade

Aurora Edwards, 11, stands atop her grandfather Jeff Schamel√Ęs custom 1969 Cony truck which has been decked out in celebration of the Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl win.


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