Wed, Aug 3, 2011 

 

Voters must choose top two county executive, sheriff candidates

Ballots have gone out, and voters must now choose their top two candidates in two countywide races. The positions of county executive and sheriff are both up for grabs.

School district may seek smaller bond in February

Voters in the Blaine school district could see a $3 million bond measure on their February ballot if the Blaine school board agrees to ask for a shorter list of capital improvements.

SnipFest promises doggone good time

Tammy Pearce is dedicated to helping “unwanted, unloved and abused” animals.

County executive candidates weigh in on Birch Bay issues at public forum

All four candidates for Whatcom County executive promised to work with the Birch Bay community to streamline permanent public restrooms and help the residents through the incorporation process, if that’s what the community wants.

Planning commission recommends upzoning 472 acres in Birch Bay

A 472-acre portion of land just south of Drayton Harbor is one step closer to a rezone that would allow more homes after a Whatcom County Planning Commission vote last week.

High tide reveals needed dredging

An excavator contracted by the Port of Bellingham dredges a small portion of Blaine Marina near Gate 1 on Thursday, July 28.

Stranded baby Dall’s porpoise escorted from Semiahmoo Marina

While walking on Semiahmoo Spit last Saturday evening, Blaine resident and photographer David Riffle and his wife Christine came across a rescue in progress.

Local author seeks to bring joy of gardening to children

Blaine resident Wendy Kunst Massey has a passion for gardens and all things growing she wants to share with children across the country.

Young at Heart: Senior center heats up August

Blaine Senior Center folks are enjoying an awesome August, a pleasant time of year here in the great Northwest, especially after a cooler than usual summer. What a privilege it is to live in such a scenic setting as ours with such great activities and fellowship.

Wed, Jul 27, 2011 

 

Local food banks see increase in need

More local families are seeking aid from food assistance programs than last year, according to volunteers in Blaine and Birch Bay.

Drayton Harbor Days offers a weekend of maritime fun

The city of Blaine is gearing up for next weekend’s annual Drayton Harbor Days

Late taxes aid school budget decisions

The collection of approximately two years’ worth of back taxes has helped the Blaine school district avoid budget reductions that could have included serious cuts to programs.

Scott Dodd resigns from Blaine city council

Just before the gavel hit the desk to adjourn Monday night’s Blaine city council meeting, council member Scott Dodd announced his resignation – effective immediately.

Run to the border races will raise money for children with cancer

Pull your running shoes out of the closest and get ready for Blaine’s Run to the Border race next weekend.

Scotty Browns to open restaurant at Bellingham Airport

The Port of Bellingham recently approved a lease with Bellingham eatery Scotty Browns to open a restaurant and lounge at the airport.

A welcome rest in Birch Bay

Canoes from the Victoria Aboriginal Youth, Sechelt, Samish, Suquamish and Chilliwack tribes landed at Birch Bay State Park on Thursday, July 21 as part of the 2011 Paddle to Swinomish.

New Birch Bay deputy will take over for Langley July 31

Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputy Zac Reimer has been named the new neighborhood deputy for Birch Bay after deputy Cliff Langley announced his retirement effective July 31.

Watch out for cyclists this weekend

Hundreds of cyclists will be taking to Whatcom County roads Saturday, July 30, for the fifth annual Tour de Whatcom bike ride, and motorists should drive with caution.

Art show moves to Birch Bay Square

More than 35 artists and artisans from the Pacific Northwest will share their art at Birch Bay Square from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. August 20 as part of the first annual Art and Birch Bay Square event.

Thunderbird Café is chef’s lifelong dream

After cooking for Hollywood stars at the Playboy Mansion and on movie sets in Los Angeles, Jeff Martin is now cooking for a different crowd at the reopened Thunderbird Café in Birch Bay.

Mature Living Special Section: Blaine resident walking to fight cancer

Blaine resident Cathi Rogers is walking for a cause.

Mature Living Special Section: Managing diabetes complications

Improperly managed diabetes can bring serious complications for the millions of Americans with the disease.

Peace Arch park concert series begins in August

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has announced the 2011 lineup for the Peace Arch International Concert series.

Fire district officials to look into increased overtime costs

Recent increases in overtime pay to firefighters have prompted North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) officials to dig deeper into the issue.

Blaine elementary teacher seeks healthier lifestyle for community

A Blaine elementary school physical education teacher wants to promote healthier lifestyles for children and adults alike in Blaine – and is seeking the community’s help to do it.

U.S. Border Patrol Report: July 15 - July 20, 2011

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for July 15 through July 20

Wed, Jul 20, 2011 

 

Downtown Blaine hopes for a boost from new steakhouse

Local restaurateur Jack Niemann recently opened a 5,000-square foot Black Forest Steak House at 638 Peace Portal Drive. The restaurant seats more than 100 people and will bring 17 new full-time jobs to the Blaine community.


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