Thu, Mar 7, 2002 

 

MATURE ADULTS Help with housing decisions

Choosing housing or long term care solutions can be a tricky business for older adults, but two recent publications can give you the information you need...

Math mavens on road to state

In a sea of 132 teams from 30 schools participating in the Whatcom County math championships last Saturday, Blaine students stood out.Sixth grader Patrick...

Local students climbing the scholastic ladder

Isaac P. Gilman, son of Suzanne and Eric Gilman of West 44th Street in Vancouver, formerly of Blaine, has been named to the Merit List at Kenyon College...

No fee for credit card payments at Birch Bay district

Birch Bay Water and Sewer District commissioners have opted for the district to pick up the cost of customers paying their bills by credit card.In his ...

Bill to rename highway dies

The bill to rename highway 99 after black civil war soldier William P. Stewart instead of confederate president Jefferson Davis died in the hands of the...

Borderites are going to state finals

The Trackima...To YakimaThis year will mark the Borderite boys’ 21st appearance at the state basketball tournament.The boys went to State six times...

Lend an earand a hand to a neighbor

According to a survey done by the U.S. Department of Education, one in five adults in Whatcom County is illiterate. And for them, illiteracy becomes a ...

Help out!

Volunteer firefighter Judd Woodell and his family are getting a little help from their friends. Firefighters at fire district 13 have started an account...

Alleged child abuser arrested

Blaine police investigating allegations of child molestation gathered enough evidence last week to arrest 25-year-old Blaine resident Byron Weatherly, ...

Pinoy rock veterans start local band

Four rock musicians with 20 years’ experience and two gold albums between them have gathered together to form a new local band. “Gary’s ...

No sewer without water, district says

While a mid-February lobbying trip to Washington, D.C. may have increased the chances of a federal appropriation for a regional sewer plan, the Birch Bay...

Transit tax hike raises only lukewarm local interest

Next Tuesday county voters will be asked to raise the sales tax by a fraction of a percent to support current public transit levels. While the proposal...

National Guard at border next week?

National Guard troops to help with local border security may be moving from rumor to reality. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and Customs ...

Thu, Feb 28, 2002 

 

First look at station location

At a March 4 special city council meeting, members of the committee planning Blaine’s new fire station will present the three site options they have...

Buy local flora!

Orders for trees from the Whatcom Conservation District’s annual plant sale need to be in by this Friday. The conservation district encourages gardners...

Local heros

Your next chance to become a NWFRS volunteer firefighter comes on March 7, when the twice-yearly three-month volunteer training academy begins. The need...

LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST - LIFE BEGINS AT 50Lend a hand!

Volunteering is a way to meet new people and get involved in the community. For opportunities at the Semiahmoo Museum or the Plover spring through fall...

LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST - LIFE BEGINS AT 50Get out of town!

You don’t need to go far to get away, and winter offers special sights and special deals.This is the time of year for a birding trip. The Skagit River...

BirchBay.net

The BirchBay.net community web site has moved to a new server and added beefed up searching, more database resources and nifty interactive gizmos. The ...

BB Village may kick out beavers

The board of directors at Birch Bay Village has applied to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to trap the beavers and muskrats that ...

New hope for D Street station

Fred Pakzad, owner of the D Street ARCO, said the station’s closure and last week’s removal of its sign aren’t reflections of poor economic...

Council eyes new role for BTAC

City council is looking to decommission, or at least declaw, the Blaine tourism advisory commission (BTAC).After discussing the future of the group in ...

Heavy rains could be the link to sudden pollution highs

Efforts to reopen Drayton Harbor to shellfish growers suffered a setback after state samplers found a jump in fecal coliform levels at every spot they ...

A city hall full of jolly good fellows

It was ‘pat on the back’ night at Blaine city council as the city recognized employees and citizens for service and longevity.“These are...

Thu, Feb 21, 2002 

 

Teacher waits to cross the big pond

Blaine high school teacher Jeff Worthy has been chosen for the prestigious Fulbright teachers’ exchange program. Now all he has to do is wait.“...

LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST - LIFE BEGINS AT 50It’s never too late...

Most Americans know that just a few simple steps can lead to lower cholesterol levels and a reduced risk of heart disease, but the majority could use a...

LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST - LIFE BEGINS AT 50Get out and move!

Insurance companies are realizing the value of promoting exercise to their over 50 members. The medical bills go down as seniors get moving in a consistent...


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