Wed, Jul 20, 2011 

 

2011 Discovery Days Parade and Ducky Derby

Dozens of people braved the wind and rain to turn out for this year's Discovery Days parade and Ducky Derby rubber duck race.

Golay pleads guilty to nine counts of theft

Former Birch Bay Water and Sewer District treasurer Glenn Golay has pleaded guilty to nine counts of first-degree theft stemming from his embezzlement of $469,000 from the district.

George Raft race seeking participants

Organizers for this year’s Drayton Harbor Days festival want participants for the prestigious George Raft Race to start building their rafts now in time for race day on August 6.

Two county executive forums next week

The Birch Bay Steering Committee and The Northern Light will host a forum on July 28 in which members of the public can ask questions of three candidates for Whatcom County Executive.

Blaine alumni make dean’s list at UW

Three Blaine high school graduates – seniors Theodore Cody Barthlow and Alexandra Dolk, along with sophmore Philip Alexander Harezlak – have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for the spring quarter.

Icelandic heritage celebrated with community picnic July 24

Blaine Mayor Bonnie Onyon has declared July 24 “Icelandic Heritage Day,” and the Blaine Icelandic Heritage Society (BIHS) will be having a picnic at Peace Arch State Park to celebrate.

County approves Harbor Shores sewer agreement

The owners of the Harbor Shores development now have permission to construct sewer lines in the community, moving the area one step closer to new home construction.

Blaine, Birch Bay restaurants honored for food safety

Five Blaine and two Birch Bay restaurants took home 2010 Silver Platter food safety awards from the Whatcom County Health Department.

BBWSD mulls water shut-off policy

Chronic late payments from the owners of multi-family residences have prompted Birch Bay Water and Sewer District staff to consider changing the district’s water shut-off policy.

2011 Blaine Jazz Festival

The 2011 Blaine Jazz Festival hosted jazz musicians and students from across the country.

Blaine man barred from providing immigration services

A Whatcom County superior court commissioner has ordered a Blaine man to stop conducting business as a self-described immigration expert and pay fines in connection with the Washington state attorney general’s investigation of his business practices.

Volunteers help clean Birch Bay beaches after July 4

Volunteers and other workers removed nearly three tons of firework and other debris from the beaches of Birch Bay on July 5.

Flying High!

Blaine resident Ardie Freeman, 79, jumps from an airplane at 13,000 feet. Her granddaughter, Beth Black, said after Freeman’s husband died she wrote a bucket list of activities she wanted to accomplish in her life.

See, sail tall ships during Drayton Harbor Days

Next month’s Drayton Harbor Days will include some very tall visitors in the form of the Lady Washington along with her companion ship Hawaiian Chieftain.

Mature Living Special Section: Choose the right care for your loved one

The Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center will address choosing a care setting for an aging family member in the next installment of its ongoing lecture series, “Facing the Challenges of Aging.”

Mature Living Special Section: Staying active with hearing loss

The stereotype of what it means to have a hearing loss is changing.

U.S. Border Patrol Report: July 11 - July 14, 2011

The U.S. Border Patrol report from July 11 through July 14

Thu, Jul 14, 2011 

 

Discovery Days festival this weekend in Birch Bay

Birch Bay Drive will come alive this weekend as the 32nd annual Discovery Days celebration brings a parade, an arts and crafts festival and the Ducky Derby race.

Council approves bid for Semiahmoo wastewater contract

The city of Blaine will begin treating Semiahmoo’s wastewater now that officials have approved a $1.46 million construction bid.

Forum to host executive candidates

If you have questions for candidates vying for the Whatcom County Executive position, you are invited to submit them for consideration in a public forum.

Blaine meeting discusses height limits

Some Blaine residents and business owners want to see views of the marina and Semiahmoo Spit rather than encourage development on the west side of Peace Portal Drive that would block their views.

City unveils improvements for H Street

Blaine public works staff are planning major improvements for H Street between Peace Portal and the I-5 overpass that, if all goes according to plan, will not cost the city a dime.

Open for business!

Blaine mayor Bonnie Onyon cuts a ribbon during an opening ceremony for Jack Niemann’s Black Forest Steak House at 638 Peace Portal Drive.

Gun accident sends 11-year-old to hospital

A gun accident east of Birch Bay over the weekend sent an 11-year-old to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

Whatcom In Bloom entry deadline is July 29

Whatcom County Parks’ 26th annual Whatcom in Bloom competition is accepting applicants until July 29.

Discover Passes on sale this weekend for $30

Peace Arch State Park volunteers will sell Discover Passes with no processing fee from noon to 2 p.m. this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 14 through 17, at Peace Arch State Park.

District to present school budget July 25

The Blaine school district is two weeks away from unveiling its 2011/2012 budget to the school board as discussions continue over how roughly $200,000 less salary money from the state will affect the district’s employees.


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