Wed, Jun 10, 2009 

 

Blaine gardener’s market kicks off Saturday

Those wishing to support local farmers will soon be able to do so on a whole new level.

Council delays critical areas ordinance

Following heated testimony from landowners, developers and environmental groups on Monday, Blaine City Council voted down a critical areas ordinance (CAO) 4-3 that would increase buffer zones around wetlands, and scheduled a work session to amend the ordinance in what some councilors called an attempt to balance environmental protections with property rights.

City unveils proposal for UGA cuts

Following requirements by the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) Blaine community development director Terry Galvin unveiled a proposal that would cut the city’s urban growth area (UGA) by two-thirds.

BHS recognition night, 2009

Teacher awards and scholarships

News in Brief

City offers walk-in passport appointments • Voluntary watering begins June 15 • Candidates file for Blaine City Council • Need help? Hire a football player • Officers arrest murder suspect at border • Pancake breakfast scheduled June 20 • Boys & Girls Club seeks auction items

American Life Poetry

Opry kicks off season June 13 at Haynie Grange

A group of Custer musicians have scheduled this year’s Haynie Opry series with a beginning performance on June 13 at the Haynie Grange.

Blaine ordinance may allow chickens

Some Blaine residents could raise chickens in city limits if Blaine City Council adopts a staff proposal later this month.

Don’t touch that seal pup!

Father’s Day concert to benefit Peace Arch park playground

Piano for a cause... A Father’s Day piano concert will help raise money to replace aging playground equipment at Peace Arch State Park. 

Blaine graduate recounts time at Kenyan orphanage

Helping hands. Blaine high school graduate Shanelle Freeman recounts her experience at a Kenyan orphanage.

NWFR chief Fields wins award

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) Chief Tom Fields was named fire chief of the year by the Washington Fire Chief’s Association (WFCA) at their annual meeting in Spokane last month.

Thu, Jun 4, 2009 

 

Young at Heart

News from the Blaine Senior Center

Wed, Jun 3, 2009 

 

On the harbor...

The Plover ferry is back in business for the season Friday and Saturday noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Drayton Harbor.

County moving to annual property assessments

Whatcom County assessor Keith Willnauer has announced he plans to institute annual property assessments ahead of a state-mandated deadline.

Volunteers needed to build Peace Portal trail

The Blaine Parks and Cemetery Board and Northwest Park and Recreation District 2 are looking for volunteers to help build a new gravel pathway along the north side of Peace Portal Drive.

Run To The Border this weekend

The annual Run To The Border race to benefit Girls On The Run of northwest Washington is back.

News in Brief

Expert to lead Semiahmoo bird walks • Birch Bay Sandcastle contest June 20 • NWPRD2 forms new kickball league • Birch Bay blood drive Monday, June 15­ • Volunteers needed for clam survey June 6 • State programs offer help for uninsured • School math materials review June 11

Blaine’s longest-run business to close August 31

Say goodbye... Blaine’s longest running business, Goff’s Department Store, will close its doors for good on August 31.

Birch Bay gardener opens Country Gardens & More

Gardening and much more... A new Birch Bay business offers a wide variety of plants.

Everyday Fitness anniversary party

Yard of the week

Blaine high school Evening of the Arts, 2009

Blaine high school students showcased their best work last Thursday.

BP - Cherry Point Bay Builders

Great kids doing great things

Thu, May 28, 2009 

 

Family opens kayak and bike rental business

Those looking for a fun way to get outdoors now have more choices in their own backyard. Blaine resident Gail Walker and her husband Britain opened Paddle and Pedal Adventures bike and kayak rentals at the end of Semiahmoo spit last Monday.

Free Services Available at May 30 Citizenship Day

Volunteer immigration attorneys, paralegals and interpreters offer FREE citizenship application assistance to legal permanent residents in Washington state; program expands services to three dates in 11 cities, including Mt.Vernon, Lacey, Pasco and Vancouver, Wash. on May 30

Art teacher sought


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