Thu, Sep 23, 2010 

 

Clothing bank seeks winter coats

St. Martin’s Clothing Bank will resume its winter hours beginning October 5. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Friday.

Youth organization seeks mentors

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northwest Washington (BBBSNW) is looking for new mentors to help children in need in the upcoming school year.

Bellingham couple transforms old house into dream home

When Jeff and Carol Arvin wanted to relocate to a bigger house but couldn’t because of soaring real estate prices in 2004, they decided to try something different.

Going green doesn’t have to mean losing green

We all know we need to conserve energy, cut fuel bills, and reduce our carbon footprint, but sometimes it seems that doing good can cost you a bundle -- especially when it comes to environmentally-friendly home improvements.

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awarness Month

September marks the nationwide observance of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, as designated by the President of the United States.

Blaine soldier to be on 60 Minutes

Blaine resident Spc. Sean Sheehey (left, bottom row) will be featured on CBS’s news program 60 Minutes on Sunday, September 26.

Birch Bay restaurant aims for high-quality comfort food

Birch Bay is home to a new restaurant whose owners say customers will experience “affordable dining at its finest.”

Thu, Sep 16, 2010 

 

Group studies feasibility of Blaine train stop

Blaine could be the next stop on the map for commuter train traffic as soon as 2012 if the results of a study by a public transportation advocacy group are favorable.

46-unit project in works for Birch Bay

During a time in which the construction industry has nearly grinded to a halt, one local developer is trying to make a go of it by capitalizing on one of Birch Bay’s not-so-niche markets – Canadian buyers.

Seal shootings on rise around the bay

Local wildlife officials expressed alarm this week after 11 dead seals washed up on the shores of Point Roberts and Blaine over the three days of Labor Day weekend.

Blaine man, 54, nailed with 3 DUIs in one night

A Blaine resident managed to accumulate three DUI charges in one night after an evening drive down Sweet Road resulted in two crashed cars and a wounded forehead.

In local color...

The works of Blaine artist Donna-Lee Elke are currently on display at The Loft at Works On Canvas in Bellingham.

September is ‘Eat Local Month.’

September is ‘Eat Local Month.’ For a list of participating restaurants, visit www.sconnect.org.

Stafholt wins award

Stafholt Good Samaritan Center in Blaine recently earned the “My Innerview’s 2009 Excellence in Action Award Recognizing Commitment to Superior Customer Satisfaction” award from The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for their performance.

County proposes new zoning changes

Potential zoning changes could limit development in several areas near Blaine and Birch Bay if the Whatcom County Council approves a resolution currently in the works.

Play It Again event to benefit PAA

The Pacific Arts Association has scheduled a dinner and fundraising concert at Semiahmoo Resort to benefit their annual Blaine Jazz Festival.

Man dies at Blaine border crossing

A single vehicle collision took the life of a 54-year-old Surrey man at the Pacific Highway border crossing in Surrey Tuesday night.

46-unit Tides At Birch Bay condominium project under construction

An artist’s rendering of the planned 46-unit Tides At Birch Bay condominium project under construction off Alderson Road.

Volunteer to help farmers, hungry

Applications are now available for the 2011 Food to Bank On, a Sustainable Connections project that connects beginning sustainable farmers with training, mentors and market support while providing fresh high-quality food to Whatcom’s hungry.

Blaine test scores a mixed bag

The results for the new state educational assessment tests are in and they present a mixed bag of results to the Blaine school district.

Home detoxification 101

Keeping your family healthy is about more than just making sure everybody eats right and gets plenty of rest.

BTAC hears grant proposals for 2011 funding

In a demonstration of the old adege, the early bird gets the worm, 10 groups applied for tourism funding in presentations to Blaine Tourism Advisory Council (BTAC) members at an early morning meeting last Thursday.

Thu, Sep 9, 2010 

 

B.C. man dies at Pacific Highway border crossing

Single-car accident believed to be caused by medical emergency.

Wed, Sep 8, 2010 

 

Birch Bay girl, 14, still missing

Officials say Kelsey Scott is believed to have run away with her boyfriend.

Birch Bay man’s home destroyed by fire

A handicapped man in Birch Bay is homeless after his home was destroyed in a fire Friday, September 3.

Study finds Blaine, Birch Bay popular tourism sites

The most visited destination in Whatcom County is Bellis Fair Mall in Bellingham, according to a tourism study commissioned by Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism (BWCT).

Man robs Birch Bay garage sale

Whatcom County sheriff’s deputies arrested 18-year-old Zach Tufts on Sunday on suspicion of stealing money from a garage sale in Birch Bay.


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