Thu, Sep 11, 2008 

 

BRIEFS

Blaine grad earns scholarship

Council OKs Blaine I-5 billboard

Blaine business owners may be able to anticipate a surge in vehicle traffic this October, as the city will begin advertising Blaine on a south-facing billboard...

County approves Point Whitehorn park purchase

Residents of Birch Bay and Blaine can look forward to the development of a new park on Point Whitehorn complete with trails, lookouts and wildlife viewing...

Arctic Chamber Orchestra performs September 19

Blaine’s next big musical event happens next week when the Arctic Chamber Orchestra (ACO) comes to town for two concerts, one for Blaine school students...

Thu, Sep 4, 2008 

 

The drum beats for everyone

Since 9/11, there have been many changes in this country, not the least of which has been severe undercutting of funds desperately needed to protect and...

NW Parks and Recreation district update

The park and recreation district commissioners have been hard at work during the months of July and August. They have been working on the summer programs...

September meetings

Alanon Meetings: Blaine meets Tuesdays at 1 – 2 p.m., Wednesdays 7:30 – 9 p.m.,

Seattle BMX rider takes bronze at Olympics

Seattle pro mountain biker Jill Kintner, niece of The Northern Light reporter and photographer Jack Kintner, won a bronze medal on the tough and competitive...

Autumn chill is reminder to insulate

The occasional chill in the air that tells us autumn is coming is also a reminder that it’s time to begin thinking about preparing your place for...

Blaine school official attends Democratic convention

Blaine school official Deb Cummings, of Ferndale, had dreams of becoming the first female president as a child.

BRIEFS

Blaine artist featured in Bellingham show

Peace Arch dedication day Saturday

The U.S./Canada Peace Anniversary Association will welcome the Peace Arch founder Samuel Hill as part of their annual Peace Arch Dedication Days re-enactment...

Blaine school board member Pebble Griffin resigns

Local educator Pebble Griffin, 71, resigned last month after serving on the Blaine school board for 11 years, capping a 37-year career in public education...

Kremen: No cuts requested for sheriff’s office budget

Birch Bay residents worried about possible Whatcom County Sheriff’s office staff cutbacks as a result of a countywide budget crisis can rest assured...

Thu, Aug 28, 2008 

 

Drug manufacturer could bring 200 jobs

Plans for a new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility on Odell Road could bring as many as 150 to 200 jobs to Blaine.

Young at Heart

What a wonderful and fully active summer was had at the Blaine Senior/ activity community Center. There were indoor and outdoor activities aplenty, such...

September is ovarian cancer awareness month

September is national ovarian cancer awareness month. Pete Kremen, Whatcom County executive, has also issued a proclamation designating September as ovarian...

Wild mushroom foraging is wet and weird Washington pastime

It may not yet be the season for hunting delicious wild chanterelles or shaggy manes, but members of the Northwest Mushroomers Association are gearing ...

New Blaine teachers welcomed

Blaine school district will welcome seven new teachers this year. They are: Bevin Graham, fifth grade; Louise Webb, speech and language; Clete Smith, ninth...

Dakota Creek winery art show a success

Last weekend’s Art at the Winery fair at the Dakota Creek Winery on Haynie Road exceeded all expectations, according to winery owner and show czar...

BRIEFS

Blaine painter offers free home makeover

Ericksen schedules Blaine meeting

State representative Doug Ericksen (R-District 42) has scheduled a town hall-style meeting for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, August 28, at the Blaine Marine Park...

Blaine’s WASL test results show upward trend

Last year’s math emphasis in the Blaine school district seems to have paid off in higher scores on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning ...

Peace Portal business park site plan approved

The city of Blaine is one step closer to having another business park, following a decision by Blaine City Council Monday.

Thu, Aug 21, 2008 

 

55 artists signed for winery show

Thanks to last minute sign-ups, the total number of artists who will be present for this weekend’s juried Art at the Winery festival stood at 55 ...

Tax increase before budget revision is disservice

The county council majority voted for a tax increase immediately before our first in-depth budget review in two years. Whatcom County operates on a biennial...

On using escape cord, what’s the catch? More crab

Summertime in the Puget Sound region can be sheer bliss.For many people the only thing that can improve upon the mild sunny days and the beautiful scenery...


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