Wed, Jan 15, 2014 

 

Year in Review: City of Blaine

2013 was a year of change for the city of Blaine.

Year in Review: Birch Bay Water and Sewer District

In 2013, the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District started construction on the Headworks Replacement Project to increase capacity at the wastewater treatment plant.

Helping to build a sustainable home

A month ago, Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County broke ground on the site of what will soon be a decent, affordable home for a family in Birch Bay.

Blaine and Birch Bay weigh in

Competitors in the second annual Blaine and Birch Bay Biggest Loser competition held their initial weigh-in on January 13.

Grocery Manufacturers Association files counter claim against state AG

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Monday, January 13 that he would vigorously defend the constitutionality of Washington's campaign finance disclosure laws - and the enforcement of these laws - against a challenge filed by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).

Individual results may vary: a look at how the Affordable Care Act is affecting locals

Last year, business partners Tammy Pearce and Dave Bucknell paid the same price for healthcare.

Whatcom County Council members sworn in

The newly elected and re-elected Whatcom County Council members signed their oath of office January 13.

Blaine student achieves Dean's List at Eastern

Emily Ross of Blaine has been named to the Dean's List of Eastern Washington University for the Fall 2013 quarter.

Drama clubs venture to Agrabah

The Blaine Middle School cast of Disney's Aladdin Jr. poses following their performance January 9.

Running to fill up the Blaine Food Bank

Blaine residents Greg and Konni Nuzum are hosting a seven-mile fun run in an effort to boost food collections at the Blaine Food Bank on Saturday, February 8 at Blaine High School.

Fine music, great cause

The Blaine Fine Arts Association will be hosting its 16th annual arts and jazz auction, dance and community celebration to benefit the Blaine school district's art, band, choir and drama students.

Wed, Jan 8, 2014 

 

Another year has come and gone: July through December 2013

The reopening of Semiahmoo Resort midway through 2013 brought relief to the community, as many locals were re-employed.

Stormwater infrastructure improved in Cottonwood

Stormwater improvements seven years in the making are now complete in the Cottonwood neighborhood in Birch Bay.

Blaine students take the stage with "Aladdin Jr." production

Come take a magical trip on a flying carpet with Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and 43 Blaine students as the Blaine combined high school and middle school drama clubs present Disney's Aladdin, Jr.

Birch Bay Visitors Center

The Visitor Information Center (VIC) on Birch Bay Drive has the most amazing view of Birch Bay.

Northwest Park and Recreation District 2

2013 was a successful year for Northwest Park and Recreation District 2 (NWPRD2).

Drayton Harbor Community Shellfish Farm

Let me take a minute to catch everyone up on the farm activities of last year.

Blaine Senior Center

Our 600 members enjoyed the many activities and events at the Blaine Senior Center.

Birch Bay Steering Committee

The Birch Bay Steering Committee finds itself ending 2013 with four major Birch Bay Community Plan (Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan) projects in various states of implementation:

Whatcom County Council

Season's greetings and happy New Year, Blaine and Birch Bay residents!

Blaine School District

As the 2013 calendar year drew to a close in the Blaine school district, there was much to celebrate with respect to the overall accomplishments of staff and students.

Year in Review: Pacific Arts Association

The Pacific Arts Association and our community once again joined together in support of the 2013 Blaine Jazz Camp and Festival.

Ring of Fire and Hope and Polar Bear Plunge

Birch Bay residents and visitors came out in droves to commemorate the passing of 2013 and celebrate the hope and possiblity of the year ahead.

Exercise integral to bone health

To the casual observe, it might not look like much is happening in a Pilates class as participants move from one exercise to the next, alternating between the use of props and free movement to work their major muscle groups.

Tue, Dec 31, 2013 

 

Last hostel in Whatcom County closes its doors

The Birch Bay Hostel, with its colorfully-painted rooms and revolving door of people from across the world, is now just a piece of Birch Bay history.

Another year has come and gone ...

Nationally and internationally, 2013 was a strange year of viral videos, government gridlock, twerking and the Harlem shake.

Fashion show with 100+ dresses, tuxedos highlight of Bridal Inspirations Wedding Expo

A wedding fashion show featuring more than 100 dresses and tuxedos will highlight the 21st annual Bridal Inspirations Wedding Expo on Sunday, January 5 in Bellingham.


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