Thu, Jul 1, 2010 

 

Blaine grad earns honors at CPSU

Amanda Johansen, a 2005 Blaine high school alumnus, recently graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Young At Heart

July brings us to another birthday of our nation, as we are reminded of our great American heritage and the freedom and responsibilities entrusted to us.

Thu, Jun 24, 2010 

 

Forecast calls for sand, music and fun Saturday

Those looking for a fun way to spend their weekend will want to grab a shovel and a bucket and head to Birch Bay for the annual Sandcastle contest and a live music benefit concert later that evening.

County pushes for closure of Spooner Creek complex

Whatcom County officials have once again turned up the pressure on Bill Beckett to close Spooner Creek Park, a baseball complex built without permits in 1999 on his property.

WTA seeks public comment on cuts

Those wanting a say in a proposed bus service reduction to Blaine should attend a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 30 at the Whatcom County Courthouse council chambers.

Free classes focus on challenges of aging

The Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center presents the next topics in its recently launched lecture series, “Facing the Challenges of Aging.”

Blaine one of top U.S. high schools

Blaine high school is one of three Whatcom County high schools to be named by Newsweek Magazine as being in the top 6 percent of schools in the United States.

Local author publishes children’s book, goes global

Volunteers needed for clam survey

School district honors employee Jen Wheeler

Special education associate Jennifer Wheeler has been named as the 2009/10 classified employee of the year in the Blaine school district.

Ferndale veterinarian opens mobile practice in Blaine

Dean, a long-time Ferndale veterinarian and Blaine resident, recently opened Dean’s Veterinary Service, a mobile operation that offers house call service for dogs and cats, including exams, medical care, lab work, parasite control, vaccinations and minor surgery.

Port hires Beckwith Consulting for Birch Bay study

The Port of Bellingham approved a contract with Beckwith Consulting Group, a La Conner-based design firm, to identify key issues involved with tourism as part of their recent Birch Bay study.

Morrison earns athlete of the year, Hall rolls with Bulldogs

Cherish Morrison, Blaine’s scintillating sprinter, was selected by The Bellingham Herald as the girls track and field athlete of the year.

Council approves critical areas revisions 5-2

Following a directive from the state Growth Management Hearings board, Blaine City Council approved revisions to its critical areas ordinance 5-2.

Tips to help celebrate Fourth of July safe and legally

Local law and fire officials are advising consumers to exercise caution when using fireworks this Fourth of July.

Northwest Park & Recreation District 2’s All Comers Track Meet

Northwest Park and Recreation District 2 has organized the all ages track and field competition “All Comers Track and Field 2010” at the Blaine high school track on Thursday evenings.

Thu, Jun 17, 2010 

 

Tax exemption described as ‘big hit’

Visitors from British Columbia will soon be excempt from paying state and local sales tax after a ruling by the department of revenue (DOR) last week.

2010 Blaine High School Graduation

2010 Blaine High School Graduation Photos

Happy 15th to us!

This issue marks the 15th anniversary of The Northern Light.

City of Blaine presents its six-year transportation plan

As required by state law, the city of Blaine has updated its six-year transportation plan.

Blaine and Birch Bay fare well in tourism study

Blaine and Birch Bay are among the top five tourist destinations in Whatcom County, according to a survey and report on Whatcom County tourists.

Briefs

Briefs

Pastor Bob Rieke retiring

Pastor Bob Rieke of Blaine United Church of Christ will retire June 30 after 37 years of ordained ministry.

See how it’s done sustainably

Sustainable Connections’ Eighth annual Imagine This! home and landscape tour showcases the best examples of natural, eco-friendly homes and landscapes.

Looking for something useful to do with your spare time?

Feeling up for a little participatory democracy? If so, Whatcom County has a number of boards and commissions you can sit on.

Time to give it up for our furry friends

Bay Cafe in Birch Bay is collecting donations of door prize items for a musical concert benefiting the Grey Muzzle Organization and the Whatcom and Alternative Humane societies as well as all animals rescued from the Sumas bestiality farm.

Here comes the nutty season

Business publisher Tony Larson announced his candidacy for the Whatcom County Council seat being vacated by Ward Nelson.


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