Wed, Jul 9, 2014 

 

The city is inviting residents to view the city's new architectural guidelines for downtown Blaine

City invites public to view new design standards

Haynie Opry plans George Jones tribute concert

The Haynie Opry is planning a tribute to late country legend George Jones.

Wed, Jul 2, 2014 

 

NEXUS enrollment center relocating

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are relocating their NEXUS enrollment center to Birch Bay Square.

Drayton Harbor Music Festival attracts world-class musicians to Blaine

For one week every July, Blaine hosts an ensemble of musicians who would be equally at home in the concert halls of Seattle, Vancouver or New York.

City forming committees for name change pros and cons

Have an opinion on Blaine√Ęs proposed name change? Now is your chance to have your opinions heard.

ShellFest coming to Birch Bay State Park

As the No. 1 hard shell clamming site in all of Washington, Birch Bay State Park is a natural choice to host ShellFest.

Plan ahead for the 4th of July

The Fourth of July weekend is synonymous with fireworks, food and fun, but unfortunately there is also an increased risk for fires and frustration.

Permit filed for new Semiahmoo hotel

At a meeting of the Blaine Chamber of Commerce on July 2, community development director Michael Jones confirmed rumors that a new business has filed permits to open a second hotel on Semiahmoo spit.

Local citizens honored at Peace Arch

Local citizens were honored for their work by an international peace organization at Peace Arch Park on June 30.

Guest editorial: Young at Heart

There are many wonderful things about the United States of America.

Wed, Jun 25, 2014 

 

Semiahmoo Marina updates fire-fighting system

Five standpipes that supply water for firefighters have been installed at Semiahmoo Marina as a temporary measure while the city of Blaine reviews plans for a permanent system that will bring the marina up to code.

City considers nautical playground in Marine Park

An elaborate new playground may be installed in Marine Park as early as this autumn.

County doubles budget for Birch Bay Drive project

The Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility Project is getting back on track after negotiations with the original design firm broke down in March.

School district bond clears first step

Blaine school district is moving forward in planning a $45 million bond for capital improvements after the school board gave the nod at its regular meeting June 23.

Blaine tourism accepting grant applications

The city of Blaine, along with the Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC), is accepting 2015 grant applications for projects within Blaine city limits that enhance tourism in the community.

Peace Arch sculptures inspire new artists

Five years ago, when Todd Gregory Hollarn first came to Blaine from Reno, Nevada, he didn't really consider himself an artist.

"Border Songs" opens in Lynden this week

A new play captures the quirks and charm of life on the U.S./Canadian border.

Before and after: Improving on perfection

Sometimes, even a perfectly nice lawn can benefit from some landscaping.

Five ways to enrich your lawn and garden this summer

You may not recognize honey bees beyond their black and gold stripes, but bees and other pollinators play a vital role in our environment.

Road biking in Birch Bay: Safety tips

For a beginning cyclist, Birch Bay can be the perfect starting point.

The Peace Arch Art Festival, June 20-22

The Birch Bay Sand Sculpture Contest, June 21

Wed, Jun 18, 2014 

 

Local musicians to rock Peace Arch Art Festival this weekend

This weekend marks the beginning of the second annual International Peace Arch Art Festival.

Biotoxins shut down shellfish harvesting in North Whatcom

Recreational shellfish harvesting has been suspended at all North Whatcom beaches after the Whatcom County Health Department discovered unsafe levels of biotoxins in the seafood.

Suspect sought in Custer teen's assault

A Custer teenager was injured last week after another boy pistol-whipped him during a fight at a graduation party in Deming.

Sand Sculpture Contest hits Birch Bay

Now entering its 31st year, the Birch Bay Sand Sculpture Contest will kick off on Saturday, June 21.

Blaine's Fourth of July will be better than ever

One of Blaine's biggest annual events is quickly approaching.


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