Thu, Dec 23, 2004 

 

Celebratingthe season in Birch Bay

It’s that time again – timefor all those gutsy people to take leave of their sensesand plunge into the cold, cold waters of Birch Bay in thewinter...

Historyof the Peace ArchPart Three: The Celebration Begins

Theycalled him Coal Oil Billy. William Carlson was racingat Tacoma’s speedway duringthe Fourth of July, 1915, when his peppy Maxwell blewa tire. ...

KindergartenRegistration

TheBlaine primary school’s kindergarten registrationwill be conducted differently this year than in past years.Instead of an evening orientation,...

NewsBriefs

Asian rapper nabbed for murderBorderprotection officers from both the U.S. and Canada workedtogether to arrest an Asian rapper wanted in New York forattempted...

Blainebasketball mania hits the road

In atwo-day road trip last week that took them to both thebright lights of the big city and the modest confines ofa “Hoosiers” style old high...

Parksboard wants the spit to stay in public hands

The Blaine Parks and Cemetery Board expressed its approvallast week of efforts by a group of local citizens to buyout the land intended for the Seagrass...

Cantwellin town to talk border resources

SenatorMaria Cantwell was in Blaine last week to see how heroffice can bring additional resources to tighten up localborders.

Thu, Dec 16, 2004 

 

Methmaker to meet his jailer

ScottLiles of Blaine was sentenced to nearly six years inprison on Friday, December 10 in Federal District Courtin Seattle after having been convicted ...

Sartain,Woronuik honored

TheMt. Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross presentedFire Hero Awards to Brenna Woronuik of Blaine and Blainepolice detective Dan Sartain last Friday...

Donorsbecome winners of a James Williamson print

Twenty-five generous individuals and companies were thelucky recipients of a signed James Williamson print ofthe Semiahmoo Lighthouse following a drawing...

Cityscoots in law before Christmas

Blainecity council has approved an ordinance setting rulesfor the use of scooters in the city. “I considerthis to be a tool more than an axe handle...

Fedsintroduce new border system

In the last week the Department of Homeland Security flippedthe switch on two new uses of technology intended to improvesecurity without slowing traffic...

Cityasked for concessions

DeveloperKen Hertz is asking Blaine city council to scrap thedeveloper’s conditions attached to the east Blaineannexation so a major residential ...

Thu, Dec 9, 2004 

 

Ontap for the chamber

TheBirch Bay Chamber of Commerce is busy planning their nextevents. December 14 at 5:30 p.m. is first of monthly no-hostsocials at Stephani’s Restaurant...

Geton the Santa train!

“Justa little first night jitters,” saidDale Giffen, his radio crackling as the Santa Train headedout on its first trip of the season for a...

Celebratethe season locallyTake a walk down Birch Bay Drive forgifts and dining.

Takein some wintry sea air and some cozy Christmas spirit witha stroll down Birch Bay Drive. The bayside boulevard mayseem quiet in winter but there are...

AHistory of the Peace Arch

Partone of the Peace Arch story introduced Samuel Hill, R.Rowe Holland, N.D. Showalter, Andrew Danielson and RoganJones to The Northern Light readers. ...

WinterHarp ensemble to play this Sunday at the PAC

ABlaine Christmas tradition will be observed this Sundayafternoon at 3:30 p.m. as the seven-member Winter Harpensemble returns to the Performing Arts Center...

Bigideas, bigger money

Buildinga bigger and better airport for Blaine could be a tightsqueeze. Alternatives being considered as part of theairport master planning process include...

Thu, Dec 2, 2004 

 

Watchout for those pesky deer

Arecent collision in Blaine between a car and a deer reinforcesthe need for caution as winter approaches.

BookReview

Atyear’s end, our reading list reflects the stateof our world – and our desire to celebrate the good,understand the bad, explain the inexplicable...

Newbuilding receives rave reviews

“Theyput a lot of thought into this new building, and it shows,” saidCindy Coleman, office manager for Alan Finston’sWhatcom Physical...

Youcan always come home again

“I’ma passionate guy,” laughed Bob Rieke,the new pastor at Blaine’s United Church of Christ(UCC), happy to be at his new post and...

Thesmaller of our parks

OurBlaine parks include many small “street-end” parklets.These small but important parks are along the waterfrontareas for the most part, and...

Statesenator Dale Brandland visits schools

Statesenator Dale Brandland, R, Bellingham visited Blaine publicschools on November 22, something he said he tries to doin each district once a year. &...

Driverconvicted after ether claim derided

JohnLagerwey of Portland, Oregon, was convicted last week ofthree counts of vehicular assault with aggravating circumstancesstemming from his role in a...

Workersprevent major damage

Apair of quick-thinking construction workers saved theday for a Blaine resident and her pets after they discovereda fire in a house in the 9700 lock of...


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