Thu, Nov 13, 2008 

 

Contest shows off holiday recipes

A group of Blaine businesses along with the Blaine Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a holiday cookie baking contest. Residents of Blaine, Birch Bay and...

Point Whitehorn nature reserve now open to public

The Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve opened last week as Whatcom County’s newest park.

Sundance Beef goes from global to local

John Sheehan’s biggest markets used to be Iraq, Russia, Canada and Mexico. But now his focus is more local.

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Giving Tree fundraiser next Saturday

The Good Samaritan Society/ Stafholt is looking for donations for its annual Giving Tree program that matches low-income children with gifts in the Blaine...

Council will not increase property taxes in 2009

Blaine residents will not see an increase in their city property tax rates in 2009. Blaine City Council decided Monday.

NW Park and Recreation seeks public comment

The Northwest Park and Recreation District 2 (NWPRD2) will host the third in a series of public meetings this Monday, November 17, to help the district...

Thu, Nov 6, 2008 

 

Food basket registration deadline approaching

Lighthouse Mission and the Salvation Army will partner to distribute Thanksgiving food baskets to local low-income families from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday...

150-foot shoreline buffer is subject for debate

The same state-mandated 150-foot shoreline buffer that has caused such strong opposition at the county level will be considered by the Blaine Planning ...

City mulls senior sewer discount

Low-income seniors and those on disability could keep their sewer bill constant even amid planned rate increases if Blaine City Council finds the results...

Young at Heart

The Blaine Senior Center had a great October complete with the trimmings befitting the giddy month of brightly colored foliage with its mizzles and drizzles...

On Veterans Day, a local veteran recalls a life of service

When asked what people should be thinking about on Tuesday, Veterans Day, November 11, Swinburnson said “These are the real heroes,” indicating...

Motorcycle fatalities prompt stepped-up patrols

A rash of motorcycle fatalities in 12 weeks in the North Puget Sound region has prompted state and local law enforcement to step up their safety patrols...

Local charity steps up to the challenge

The Blaine Community Assistance Program’s annual Thanksgiving Basket effort is underway, and program director Brent Brentnall said he expects to ...

Whatcom County is leader in renewable energy use

Puget Sound Energy announced its customers are generating the greatest amount of solar energy to date and receiving the highest level of incentive payments...

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Council weighs property tax increase

Depending on the outcome of the next meeting of the Blaine City Council, residents may or may not be faced with a small increase in their property taxes...

Democrats claim landslide victory across nation

The Democratic tsunami that began on the east coast and washed across most of America spread through Whatcom County as voters showed an overwhelming preference...

Planning commission approves Gateway plan

Plans for a new mixed-use development at Blaine airport are moving forward after the Blaine Planning Commission approved a preliminary site plan last month...

Thu, Oct 23, 2008 

 

Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce annual meeting

Newly elected Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce board of directors: Marty Stauffer, Molly Ernst, Chandra Dunn, Lisa Guthrie, Mike Kent and Janell Kortlever...

RED program a local source for interest-free business loans

While uncertainty seems to rule international finance, Blaine’s Rural Economic Development (RED) fund still is providing a ready source of interest-free...

Used ski equipment and clothing swap this weekend

Many intrepid locals will find it hard to feel discouraged by the (all too rapid) return of winter weather – after all, cold means snow, and we have...

Kuuskmann performs Chesky’s concerto on CD

Chesky’s CD lasts nearly one and one-half hours. It opens with a “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra” with pianist Love Derwinger rendering...

Blaine graduate completes NASA-designed program

Blaine graduate Evan Piccioni was one of 154 students from across the state to complete a summer program with the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS).

Fifteen Blaine high school students earn AP awards

Fifteen Blaine high school students have earned AP scholar awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams.

Eagle scout to be presented with award this Friday

Paul Thomas Morell, 18 of Blaine, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

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