Wed, Feb 23, 2011 

 

Bay Road culvert repairs would help salmon

Whatcom County public works will work with the state department of transportation to replace a culvert along Bay Road this year to make it friendlier to salmon.

Blaine girls win big!

The Blaine Boys & Girls Club Immigration Law fifth and sixth grade division girls basketball team ended their 10-0 season with a championship tournament last week.

CBP arrests armed Burnaby man in Blaine

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers last Wednesday arrested a Canadian man wanted in connection with two robberies and an aggravated assault as he tried to cross into the U.S. via the truck route crossing.

County to add stoplight to Birch Bay intersection

The intersection of Birch Bay-Lynden Road and Portal Way could see a new stoplight within two years thanks to $1.3 million in state transportation funding the county recently received.

Blaine woman opens new store

A Blaine woman has opened a new consignment store on the corner of Peace Portal Drive and Blaine Road in the old windmill building.

Mature Living Special Section: Zumba classes: Fun exercise for all ages

Blaine resident Christina Alexander said she’s always enjoyed fitness and working out but taking regular classes was out of her budget. So she started her own class.

Senior center welcomes new cook

Melody Philips, l., is the newest face at the Blaine senior center.

Mature Living Special Section: Small changes in diet have big impacts

Are you one of the millions of middle-aged Americans who resolved to improve your health this year, through diet, exercise or other lifestyle changes?

Lost dog

Lost dog: A Vancouver, B.C., man is looking for his lost dog “Buck” pictured here.

Tabletop Gourmet Specialities to open new location

A Blaine store offering local chocolates, gourmet and specialty foods and unique kitchen items has plans to move Tabletop Gourmet Specialties will be moving from its Loomis Hall location into a new storefront at 862 Peace Portal Drive, suite 102.

Thu, Feb 17, 2011 

 

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Close to 200 show up for border patrol meeting

Representatives from two branches of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) heard complaints ranging from the annoyance caused by low-flying helicopters to charges that Border Patrol agents are not friendly enough at a public meeting held at Blaine high school’s performing arts center Wednesday, February 16.

Wed, Feb 16, 2011 

 

‘Border Songs’ author speaks in Blaine Tuesday

An award-winning author who made the New York Times book review will be visiting Blaine next week to discuss his writing.

Volunteers sought for Pizza and Pizzazz

Organizers of the upcoming Pizza and Pizzaz benefit concert are seeking local talent and variety acts to perform.

Mature Living Special Section: Blaine man recounts a long life on the sea

Blaine resident Richard Sturgill doesn’t have many regrets in life, but one thing he’ll never do again is jump in the middle of a pod of humpback whales.

Resolution would back Cherry Point dock

Blaine City Council postponed a decision on whether to get behind a proposed terminal at Cherry Point after some city council members wanted to know more about the project.

Bank forecloses on Horizon at Semiahmoo project

The real estate market crash of 2007 has claimed another victim: the 145-acre planned community Horizon at Semiahmoo will go up for auction in April.

Chase ends with vehicle in ditch

Whatcom County sheriff’s deputies caught up with a 21-year-old man after he drove his car off the road into a ditch and allegedly fled from police.

Curling center invites Americans to play

The Peace Arch Curling Centre in White Rock, B.C. is inviting its southern neighbors in the Blaine area to try a free curling lesson from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 20. Equipment will be provided.

Marathon runners take their mark in Birch Bay Sunday

The roads of Birch Bay will once again welcome runners from all over the state and British Columbia as the 43rd annual Birch Bay Marathon takes place this weekend.

Blaine high school earns top marks

Blaine high school has received high marks in statewide achievement scores recently released by the state board of education.

Human rights film festival kicks off

The Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival lineup has been selected for 2011. Twenty documentaries will be presented during the 10-day long festival.

Blaine choir students head to state

Three Blaine students have been selected to participate in the MENC All-Northwest band conference.

Bay Horizon Park gym nears completion

Local residents will soon have a place to play indoor basketball, hockey and other sports as renovations at the Bay Horizon Park gym near completion.

Group doubles salmon recovery efforts

The salmon recovery effort at Terrell Creek received an unprecedented shot in the arm earlier this month.

Mature Living Special Section: ‘Super Size Me’ chef to host Bellingham talk

The Cardiovascular Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center will present the 11th annual “Heart to Heart” program twice in February, nationally designated as Heart Health Month.

A thank you...

Pacific Building Center owner Pam Christianson was recognized by Blaine City Council for her volunteer efforts with the city in January. She has served on the Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC), a group that allocates funding to multiple projects and events throughout the city.

Needful Things features consignment goods

Blaine and Birch Bay residents now have another way to find a home for some of their unused items and perhaps make a little money at the same time.


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