Thu, Apr 25, 2002 

 

A blank canvas and a spade for a brush

Spring offers gardeners a blank canvas. A clean, empty bed is more than space to line up your lettuces. Seeds and transplants can be more than the start...

A school, a farm and the environment all benefit

Don Hrutfiord planted 200 trees along a small un-named creek on his Blaine Road cattle farm last Saturday with the help of 25 or 30 friends, and plans ...

Whoo, whoo, chug, chug, chug

Motorists forced to endure long waits at the Marine Drive railroad crossing will soon see some respite, at least for those southbound trains which had ...

Border bill holds good news, bad news for local staff

A bill recently approved in the United States Senate and expected to sail through final approval in the House of Representatives this week tightens up ...

City council adopts five-year stormwater plan

Seeking to avoid debt financing, the city has set moderate goals for its five-year stormwater capital improvement plan. Public works director Grant Stewart...

Thu, Apr 18, 2002 

 

Stafholt grads keep on coming

Stafholt Good Samaritan Center’s nursing assistant certification keeps pumping out the graduates. On April 18 four new nursing assistants will get...

Chamber news

The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce invited John Cooper executive director of Bellingham – Whatcom County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau to their...

Report from Olympia

The Northern Light asked our local state legislators to give us their take on the successes and failures of the recently concluded legislative session....

Tip for a blooming fine container garden

From traditional terra cotta pots to whimsical washtubs, more and more people are using containers – both conventional and avant-garde – to indulge...

Brass brings class and concert

Pacific Arts Association wraps up its season next weekend with classes and a performance by the Canadian quintet True North Brass. The five members of ...

Chamber online

The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce can now be accessed via the web at www.birchbaychamber.com.Site visitors will find information about chamber members ...

History lives in cottage reno

Anita Bishop of Blaine remembers the local bowling alley, “Blaine Lanes, I think it was called. And that old motel was right next door, near where...

All recreational crabbing closed

On Monday the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shut down all crab harvesting in all waters in Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca...

Boats get their fast lane back

Last week the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and Canada customs and immigration authorities announced their pre-clearance programs for U.S...

Port, city, ponder necklace of sights

Blaine City Council members and Port of Bellingham commissioners met together Tuesday afternoon at the port’s Blaine office to go over plans for the...

Lincoln Road extension bogs down Birch Bay planning

“From a purely transportation standpoint, extending Lincoln Road makes perfect sense, but when you factor in the expense, and the damage it will cause...

Commission aims to double airport in five years

This weekend, the Blaine airport will celebrate its 55th year, and airport commissioners want to see a growth spurt before it hits 60. “We’re...

Thu, Apr 11, 2002 

 

Local musicians tour northwest

The North Cascades Concert Band, featuring local musicians Marjorie Reichhardt on bass clarinet and Jake Hamburg on oboe, starts its spring concert series...

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Menzies earns hero title for defense of local water quality

Last week Geoff Menzies, Drayton Harbor’s last oyster farmer and the loudest voice urging harbor cleanup, was honored by the county for his work trying...

First day of school for kindergartners

A kindergarten parent orientation meeting is scheduled for April 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Blaine primary school multipurpose room. Children who will be five-years-old...

New Blaine site

“Like a lot of things that happen in our small city, it was the work of a lot of people who have a lot of talent and a little time,” said city...

Sharing the rising cost of living

A new food cooperative in the area is growing so fast they’re in desperate need of new space after only three months of operation. “My grocery...

Council slashed development fees and red tape

City council voted to peel off the first layer of municipal codes and fees in what staff promises will be a complete overhaul.“The city of Blaine ...

Eyes in the sky up and running along border

U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen was in Blaine last week as the Border Patrol flipped the last switch, bringing on line the camera surveillance system watching...

Thu, Apr 4, 2002 

 

Report from OlympiaBy Senator Georgia Gardner

We faced an almost insurmountable task and we did it. We came up with a balanced budget for the state of Washington; we came up with an excellent transportation...

Community theater starts Rumors

The Blaine Community Theater spring production, Neil Simon’s Rumors, is ready to hit the boards in early April. Rumors features four well-to-do New...


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