Wed, Jun 13, 2012 

 

Whatcom County seeks lower speed limit at Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Portal Way intersection

Whatcom County Public Works staff are recommending that the speed limit on two small sections of county roads east of Birch Bay be lowered in preparation for an eventual stoplight.

Annual Birch Bay Sandcastle Contest set for this Saturday

The 29th annual Data-Link West Birch Bay Sandcastle Contest will start at 9 a.m. June 16 at the Birch Bay waterfront in front of the Visitor Information Center. Judging will take place at noon. This event is free of cost.

Young at Heart: June Blaine Senior Center Activities

The Blaine Senior Center welcomes you to come and enjoy the warmth of friendship, fellowship, activities and food.

Electric vehicle charging station opens near Blaine

Electric vehicle owners have two new places to charge up their rides in Whatcom County after the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) installed charging stations in Bellingham and just south of Blaine.

Richard Clark, remembered

Richard E. Clark, writer of definitive histories of Point Roberts and of the Peace Arch and a man who could truly be called the conscience of Blaine, died May 26 at the age of 82.

Local water quality groups reach out to property owners in Terrell Creek watershed

Property owners in Birch Bay’s Terrell Creek area can now take a personal approach to help improve Terrell Creek water quality.

Blaine beautification day set for June 22

The annual Blaine Beautification Day will take place June 22. Volunteers will meet at 9:45 a.m. at Blaine City Hall. Multiple projects will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pet Care and Health Special Section: How much does your pet really cost?

People who have taken in a kitten found on the street or adopted a puppy from an unplanned litter a friends’ dog had know there is no such thing as a free pet.

Pet Care and Health Special Section: Let your dog run

Summer means more time outside for people and their dogs. Most parks in Whatcom County allow dogs. But for canines who like to run free, there are designated off-leash areas.

Pet Care and Health Special Section: Keeping your pet healthy this summer

Americans love pets. About 62 percent of all households have at least one pet in residence, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Statistics show 72.9 million homes accommodate approximately 78.2 million dogs and 86.4 million cats.

Pet Care and Health Special Section: A timeline of pet health; what to do and when

For pet owners, there are few things more exciting than bringing home a new companion. And while it’s fun to play with that new furry friend during those first months together, there’s also some business to take care of.

Pet Care and Health Special Section: How to travel with your pet

Let your pet expand his horizons this summer!

Stars restaurant reworks menu

Chef Kasey Dubler knew he was in for a challenge when he took over as executive chef at the Stars Restaurant at Semiahmoo Resort last fall. The restaurant’s menu was much the same as the resort’s waterfront bar, and the dinner crowd was leaving dissatisfied.

Wed, Jun 6, 2012 

 

Semiahmoo man allegedly assaults Whatcom County assessor

A Blaine resident was arrested last week after he allegedly assaulted the Whatcom County assessor.

Blaine students shine in theater competition

Four Blaine High School students were awarded honorable mention in the 5th Avenue Awards theater competition for their performances in non-singing roles in “Umik!” The Ice-Aged Musical, a play based off of the Innuit tradition.

County chooses Cherry Point terminal study consultant

Whatcom County Council has approved a contract with a Colorado-based environmental consulting firm to produce the massive environmental review of the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT).

Water is Life

Blaine fourth grade students and teachers gathered to celebrate the 2012 winners of the Water Awareness poster contest last week, sponsored by the city of Blaine and Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD).

New educational pilot program takes off in Blaine

The Puget Sound Restoration Fund and the Drayton Harbor Oyster Farm have joined forces to pilot a curriculum that got Blaine 5th graders out in the field and learning about the importance of water pollution prevention and healthy shellfish harvesting practices.

Students honored at Evening of the Arts May 31, 2012

Blaine High School students were honored at thre May 31Evening of the Arts awards ceremony

Blaine High School Graduates Special Section

A special section dedicated to the 2012 Blaine High School graduates

Wed, May 30, 2012 

 

Cherry Point refinery back to capacity

After months of repair work and thousands of extra workers, the BP Cherry Point Refinery just south of Birch Bay is back to running at full capacity.

County formalizes upkeep agreement for Sunset Farm

Whatcom County Council has approved an agreement between the county parks department and a local volunteer group for the care of a county horse park in the Birch Bay area.

Bellingham Slam comes to Blaine on Saturday

Blaine’s about to get slammed. The Bellingham Slam is scheduled to play against the Salem Soldiers at Blaine High School on Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m.

Blaine High School Recognition Night – May 17, 2012

An old interior made new

Lynden-based Fishtrap Creek Interiors recently completed this renovation of a 440-square-foot cottage in Birch Bay.

Flowers, food and slugs at the Gardener’s Market

The Blaine Gardener’s Market at the H Street plaza opens this Saturday, June 2.

Blaine soup kitchen stopping service for now

The Blaine Community Soup Kitchen will serve its last meal at the Blackberry House Cafe on Thursday, May 31.


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