Thu, Oct 21, 2010 

 

Snow far, so good

Could this be another record-breaking snow year? There are some people who say this year’s La Niña weather pattern looks suspiciously similar to the big one in 1998.

Back pain can hurt weight loss goals and vice versa

Which came first, the back pain or the extra pounds? The question may be academic for millions of obese Americans whose chronic spine and joint pain keeps them from getting the exercise that would help them lose weight.

Get moving to prevent and treat arthritis

More than just aches and pains, arthritis is a chronic disease that damages joints and can lead to loss of function or disability.

Blaine is a drive-to, not drive-through city

I have two favorite pastimes. One is sitting at the sidewalk tables, enjoying my multigrain toast, jam and English breakfast tea at Silva Gore’s Seaside Bakery cafe.

Port hires new director

The Port of Bellingham recently hired Charlie Sheldon as their new executive director.

A vision for the future

Blaine developer Ken Imus spoke with business owners about his vision for the city’s downtown during a Blaine Chamber of Commerce meeting earlier this month.

Second Amtrack run extended

Canadian officials in Ottawa have decided against charging border inspection fees for the second Seattle-Vancouver train.

Blaine high school homecoming 2010

Blaine high school homecoming 2010

City unveils 2011 preliminary budget

Blaine can anticipate several reductions to public services as the 2011 budget is projected to fall short of expenditures.

Thu, Oct 14, 2010 

 

Sheriff’s deputies bag Birch Bay burglar

Whatcom County sheriff’s deputies enlisted the help of customs and border protection to find a Blaine man who allegedly broke into a storage unit in Birch Bay on Friday afternoon.

District seeks voter support for local parks levy

The Northwest Park and Recreation District 2 will seek support from Blaine and Birch Bay voters for a four-year levy the district has placed on the November 2 ballot.

Council appoints new commissioners

Blaine City Council has appointed three new members to the Blaine planning commission.

Open for fun

A Coquitlam, B.C. girl takes a spin on the new playground at Bay Horizon Park while visiting her family in Birch Bay.

Economy spells uncertainty for Semiahmoo projects

Despite the recent Marin condos foreclosure, local realtor Mike Kent said Semiahmoo could rebound if the property currently for sale there attracts the right potential buyers.

Harley Owners Group brings toys for local youth

Stafholt Good Samaritan Center resident Iver Alm tests out a Harley Davidson motorcycle during an annual visit by the Mt. Baker Harley Owners Group to donate toys for the center’s Giving Tree program. Alm is pictured with CC Castro, a nursing assistant.

Icelandic geologist explains Eyjafjallajökull

The Blaine Icelandic Heritage Society is hosting an Icelandic geologist at Western Washington University at noon on Friday, October 22.

Vendors sought for Christmas bazaar

The Blaine Community Senior Center will host its 4th annual Homemade Arts & Crafts Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 3 and 4, at 763 G Street. The center is looking for vendors for the festival.

Talk focuses on immigration issues

A Blaine man who immigrated to the United States more than 30 years ago will discuss America’s immigration system during a free forum next week.

Program to help small businesses with insurance

As a result of the federal health care overhaul passed in May, some small businesses that provide health care coverage to their employees will be able to take advantage of tax credits from the federal government.

Birch Bay woman’s book focuses on finding balance

Birch Bay resident and author Ellen Shea is all grown up and getting younger, according to her new book “I’m All Grown Up – Now What?”

Notes from Blaine senior center: Modern Poetry

The Blaine senior center hosts regular free creative writing classes for members.

Pool shark...

Jo King takes a shot during a game of pool at the Blaine senior center last Friday.

Listen to the truth behind hearing loss myths

Sure, you sometimes have to ask people to repeat themselves, and the volume knob on the car stereo is set much farther to the right than it used to be.

Election 2010: Washington State Initiatives

The 2010 election year presented the state of Washington with a record 76 initiatives filed with the secretary of state.

Local parks getting spruced up

Fall is definitely in the air, and trees are beginning to show their colors. We hope you had a chance to get out to Blaine’s many diverse parks throughout the summer.

Local artists featured in fair

Those wanting to get a taste of local flavor will want to check out the 21st annual Fall Craft & Antique Show this weekend at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden.

Thu, Oct 7, 2010 

 

Q&A forum to host state and local candidates


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