Thu, Apr 30, 2009 

 

Volunteers sought for clam survey

The Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee is looking for volunteers to help survey clams along the shoreline of Birch Point from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 ...

Blaine jazz camp seeks volunteers

Blaine’s eighth annual summer Jazz Camp is set for July 11 through 18, and coordinators Larry and Suzanne Conrad are looking for volunteer help.

Former border agent pleads guilty to child rape charges

A top official for the U.S. Border Patrol’s Blaine sector arrested last October on child rape charges pleaded guilty in Whatcom County Superior Court...

Vezzetti appointed to high school vice principal

Blaine athletic director Wayne Vezzetti will also serve as Blaine high school’s vice-principal next year in a move that is expected to save the district...

Thu, Apr 23, 2009 

 

On the Waterfront

The Wings Over the Water festival was held at the Blaine Marine Park and harbor and downtown Blaine last Saturday, with information on the ducks and geese...

West Marine earns store of the year

Blaine’s West Marine Express was recognized as district store of the year earlier this year according to their Western region manager Jim Abel.

Watering schedule and outreach to residential community

Beginning June 15, the Whatcom Water Alliance will be implementing a voluntary watering schedule that will continue through September 15.

Gardening

Composting is a cost-efficient way to go green

Blaine community sailing school schedules first mini regatta

Blaine’s sailing season gets underway this weekend, April 25 and 26, with up to a hundred sailboats filling the bay for the annual Semiahmoo Regatta...

News in Briefby Tara Nelson

Volunteers sought to help trees grow

Input sought for Birch Bay Square

What kind of businesses would you like to see in Birch Bay Square?Birch Bay Square owners are seeking comments on what kinds of stores local residents ...

Feds: long border waits anticipated this summer

Long border waits are likely in store this summer as crews continue construction at the Peace Arch border crossing but travelers can minimize delays by...

Semiahmoo Bay to fill with sails this weekend

Blaine’s unofficial beginning of the sailing season happens this weekend with the eleventh annual running of the Semiahmoo Regatta, sponsored by ...

Thu, Apr 16, 2009 

 

CEV and Blaine chamber of commerce offer free business class

Western Washington University’s Center for Economic Vitality and the Blaine Chamber of Commerce (BCC) are partnering to provide a workshop designed to help businesses navigate the present economic challenges.

County organizations to host Earth Day recycling events

Individuals looking to get rid of old electronics, appliances and other junk can do so at little or no charge this weekend.

Town hall meeting

U.S. Representative Rick Larsen will speak in Blaine Saturday about his plans for comprehensive energy reform and economic recovery during the April district work period.

Meetings to discuss roundabouts

A series of meetings this month hosted by the Washington State Department of Transportation will help provide answers to questions regarding two planned roundabouts near the I-5 and D Street overpass.

Birch Bay residents differ over speed limits

Disagreements about what kind of speed limits should be applied on which sections of Birch Bay Drive surfaced in a polite but determined debate in front of a Whatcom County Council work session Tuesday afternoon.

Expert birders speak at festival Saturday

Wildlife photographer Paul Bannick, just back from a birding excursion to Puerto Rico, will deliver the keynote presentation at the end of the Wings Over Water (WOW) celebration this Saturday, April 18, at 5 p.m. in the Blaine school district’s Performing Arts Center (PAC) at 975 H Street.

Thu, Apr 9, 2009 

 

Wings Over Water to feature local science expert

Local science teacher Jim Jorgensen will lead one of his popular and entertaining geology field trips as a part of Blaine’s seventh annual Wings over Water (WOW) on April 18.

Border reconstruction project gets $30 million boost

Renovations at the Peace Arch border crossing have received a $30 million push in federal economic recovery funds that will hopefully prevent further delays in finishing the project.

Study identifies pollutants in harbor

Drayton Harbor is widely contaminated with human, bovine and avian fecal coliform, according to a pilot study recently completed by the Puget Sound Restoration Fund.

Hall of fame!

Local artist, 77, inducted to Surfer’s Walk of Fame

Garden

Deer populations in neighborhoods have increased rapidly due to abandoned farms, hunting restrictions and suburban sprawl. And they are dining on expensive suburban landscapes.

Small business 101

Business owners who would like to learn about marketing their businesses can attend a free workshop next week hosted by the Center for Economic Vitality, formerly the Small Business Development Center of Western Washington University.

Briefs

Library Link

”The day I discovered that one could go to the public library and take out books was one of the happiest of my life.” Columnist Liz Smith.


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