Wed, Jul 18, 2012 

 

EverybodyBIKE to host Birch Bay Summer Ride event on Sunday

Summer Rides, an EverybodyBIKE event, will feature a Beach Pedal in Birch Bay on Sunday, July 22. The Beach Pedal will include a 6-mile bike ride followed by a social hour with refreshments from The C Shop.

Ace Hardware in Blaine holds grand opening

Warm sunshine welcomed customers to Ace Hardware’s re-opening on Monday as billowy breezes teased the festive balloons tied to the garden area outside the store.

Blue Fish building to house new restaurant

After years of neglect and countless groans from Birch Bay residents at the mere mention of its name, the old Blue Fish building is set to house Birch Bay’s latest restaurant by the end of the week.

Active Seniors Special Section: Tai chi is key to flexibility

Four years ago, Guo Cheng was virtually bedridden. She couldn’t get up to cook or clean her home, and she slept up to 20 hours a day.

Active Seniors Special Section: Staying healthy with Type 2 diabetes

Vickie Blacklidge’s one downfall is dark chocolate. Even after being a Type 2 diabetic for 10 years, she still can’t resist it.

Puget Sound Energy to host lightbulb exchange event in Lynden

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will soon let people exchange their old, incandescent lightbulbs for new, energy efficient ones.

Tue, Jul 17, 2012 

 

Birch Bay Discovery Days Special Section

The 33rd Annual Birch Bay Discovery Days celebration is set for this weekend.

Wed, Jul 11, 2012 

 

Blaine City Council supports city hall proposal

Blaine City Council members have expressed their support for a proposal to build a new community center, new library and a new hotel in downtown Blaine.

Birch Bay development purchased for 1.2 million

A local developer has bought an uncompleted housing development just south of Drayton Harbor and plans to begin home construction within six weeks.

Confusion arises over water line requirements for Harbor Shores

Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials plan to clarify a policy that, as it stands, could complicate future home construction in the Harbor Shores development just south of Dakota Creek.

Birch Bay volunteers clean up tons of fireworks debris after July 4 festivities

Dozens of Birch Bay residents and other volunteers turned out on July 5 to clean up piles of fireworks debris left over from the Fourth of July celebration.

NWPRD2 offers summer learning camps for kids

Summer learning camps that link education with practical life experiences will be available this summer through Northwest Park & Recreation District 2 (NWPRD2).

Ace Hardware to open in Blaine next week

The Ace Hardware store in the Blaine International Shopping Center will reopen early next week under new ownership.

Active Seniors Special Section: Blaine local takes her play to New York City

Bruce and Sandy Wolf’s home, perched on the hillside of the southwestern shore of Drayton Harbor, sits directly above the location of what was a branch of the Alaska Packers Association, one of the world’s largest salmon canneries in 1908.

Thu, Jul 5, 2012 

 

Blaine Jazz Festival to kick off Sunday

The 11th annual Blaine Jazz Festival kicks off with a blockbuster double-bill performance by Pearl Django and the Blaine Jazz Festival Faculty at the Blaine Performing Arts Center (PAC). The concert starts at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 8.

B.C. woman medi-vacced after car accident

A driver from B.C. crashed into several other cars and a guardrail at a high rate of speed before coming to rest just north of the Canadian side of the Peace Arch crossing last Tuesday.

BBWSD opposes proposed rural policies

Updates to Whatcom County’s rural land use policies could force Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials to jump through more hoops in order to build additional water transmission lines between Blaine and Birch Bay.

Wed, Jul 4, 2012 

 

Blaine man to paddle Squaxin in hand-carved canoe

After navigating Pacific Northwest’s network of rivers, bays and open ocean for up to two weeks, more than 100 handcarved canoes will converge on the shores of Squaxin Island near Olympia on July 29.

BTAC now accepting 2013 grant applications

The Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) is now accepting grant applications for 2013 projects that will enhance tourism.

Wastewater treatment plant offers internship program

Last Thursday morning, Kimberley Rose assisted in a full system shutdown at Blaine’s Lighthouse Point Water Reclamation Facility. It was her fifth day as an operator intern.

City council unanimously approves bid for new city hall remodel at Banner Bank building

The city of Blaine will move ahead with renovating two floors of the recently purchased Banner Bank building that is the site for a new city hall.

Sumas-Blaine aquifer is not the source for Blaine, Birch Bay

City of Blaine and Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials want to assure local residents that contamination issues in the Sumas-Blaine aquifer will not affect the water supplied to the two communities.

Boat fire at Semiahmoo Marina results in minor injury

A short circuit on a battery ignited some gasoline on a boat in Semiahmoo Marina Monday morning, resulting in a small fire that was quickly extinguished.

H Street revitalization project could have statewide effects

A project slated to spruce up H Street in downtown Blaine could also help small cities save money on electricity costs statewide.

County prosecutors say Blaine man injected teenager with meth

A 21-year-old Blaine man has been charged with distributing methamphetamine (meth) to a minor after allegedly injecting a 16-year-old with the drug last month.

Ronell’s Place features unique treasures

A unique store opened earlier this year on Blaine Road, selling a mixture of merchandise that might not be found anywhere else.

Haynie Opry to feature Johnny Cash tribute

This month’s tribute to the late, great Johnny Cash at the Haynie Opry is an event Opry founder Matt Audette feels is long overdue.


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