Wed, Apr 24, 2013 

 

BP Heron Environmental Center breaks ground after years of planning

After close to a decade of planning and preparing, a dream is finally coming true.

Take a breath and pass on the energy

A global health and healing event will unfold across the planet on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. as the world breathes together during World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.

"Teachers of the Year" honored at school board

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week proclaimed by governor Jay Inslee, the Blaine school district honored its "Co-Teachers of the Year" at a school board meeting April 22.

Nationwide housing demand outpaces supply, local trends remain in step

Builders aren't building homes fast enough to match increasing demand, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Wed, Apr 17, 2013 

 

WTA proposes more changes to Route 55

The Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) is once again proposing changes to Route 55, the bus route that provides daily service from Blaine and Birch Bay to Bellingham.

Drayton Harbor reopens to shellfish harvest

The oyster farm in Drayton Harbor got a clean bill of health and was reopened for harvesting on April 17.

Gateway Pacific Terminal agencies review 125,000 public comments to determine scoping requirements

A 140-page report summarizing the nearly 125,000 public comments concerning the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) at Cherry Point was released April 1.

Blaine Family Service Center is in need

The Blaine Family Service Center, which provides a variety of services to low income and homeless families within the Blaine school district, is in need of hygiene and household products.

Utility upgrades available for mobile home owners

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is offering electric customers who live in manufactured homes and use electric forced-air as their primary heat source the chance to seal up leaky ductwork and receive other energy efficiency upgrades for free.

Realtors recognized at national convention

Several real estate brokers with Century 21 Bay Properties were named as top producing sales associates for 2012.

New member of staff

The Northern Light's newest staff member, Shuksan, takes a romp through the grass on April 16.

The unheralded perks of pampering your pooch

Regular pet grooming is about more than just looks it can help prevent a range of health problems, especially for dogs that spend time outdoors.

Powered by the sun: New incentives make solar energy more affordable for homeowners

When you think about the Pacific Northwest, sunshine is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.

Do your part: Plant a tree for Earth Day this weekend

Earth Day is just around the corner on April 22, and it's the perfect time to begin thinking about how you can do your part to better the environment.

Oplinger accepts new position in California

Ken Oplinger, president of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has announced that he will be leaving the organization next month.

Don't drip and drive - April program helps drivers find leaks and discounted solutions

Vehicle leaks can cause havoc for drivers and the environment, but a new program called "Don't Drip and Drive" puts Western Washington residents in the driver's seat for finding an affordable fix.

Wed, Apr 10, 2013 

 

City manager candidates to be whittled down

It seems there are plenty of people wanting to take Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic's place when he retires this summer.

Environmental assessment for jail site moves forward

Planning for Whatcom County's new jail moved one step forward.

Guide Meridian corridor to get a face lift this spring

Work to improve traffic flow and reduce collisions along the first mile of Guide Meridian/SR 539 is set to begin in early May.

Blaine fifth graders to get first-hand look at water quality

Fifth graders at Blaine Elementary School will once again have the opportunity to learn about the local aquatic environment.

Blaine Subway celebrates 20 years in business

When Dale Schrader began contemplating a move to Whatcom County from Canada in the early '90s, it only made sense that the longtime food industry worker would want to set up shop as well.

Speakeasy benefit a success

The Pacific Arts Association Speakeasy benefit raised $9,000 for the Blaine Jazz Camp and Festival on March 17.

BP Heron Center to hold groundbreaking

A ceremonial groundbreaking for the BP Heron Center for Environmental Education in Birch Bay State Park will take place in honor of Earth Day on Saturday, April 20.

Correction

In the April 7 issue of The Northern Light, in an article titled "Helping others is just a way of life for long-time NWFR volunteer," Dale Rutgers' name was spelled incorrectly.

Citizens seek election to county council

Kathy Kershner, Rud Browne and Carl Weimer seek county council seats.

Serving guests with food allergies or intolerances doesn't have to be so difficult

With food allergies and gluten intolerance on the rise, it takes more than seating flexibility and a vegetarian option to host a successful dinner party these days.

Soil amendments can help you get the most from your garden this spring

There's no time like the spring to build the foundation of your garden - the soil.


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