Wed, Apr 14, 2010 

 

Maintaining present vehicle may make financial sense

Although you may want to get rid of your present vehicle in favor of a new car, taking better care of your current set of wheels may make much more sense in the long run, helping you achieve a goal of financial freedom.

Avoid vehicle problems by watching for signs

When it comes to your car’s safety, brakes top the list of systems that need monitoring. However, many people are unaware of the signs that indicate a car’s brakes may need maintenance or repair.

WWU spring career fair scheduled April 22

Job seekers looking for ways to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Spring Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 22 in the Mac Gym of the Wade King Student Recreation Center.

Local artists sought for NSEA art show

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) invites local artists of any medium to participate in 8th Annual Salmon at the Bay Art Show

Bay Cafe to host annual clothing swap

Those with a closet full of clothes will want to attend the 2nd annual clothing swap at Bay Cafe in Birch Bay next week.

Gardener’s Market opens May 22

Blaine residents are just a month away from being able to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables as well as hand-made crafts and art as part of the annual Blaine Gardener’s Market located at the H Street Plaza in downtown Blaine.

Wed, Apr 7, 2010 

 

Three injured in Bay Road crash

NSEA schedules spring work parties at Terrell Creek

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) has scheduled two spring Saturday work parties from 9 a.m. to noon at Terrell Creek beginning Saturday, April 10. A second work party is scheduled for Earth Day, Saturday, April 24.

New funding to improve border crossing information

More border cameras and electronic freeway signs planned between Blaine and Bellingham could help motorists make better-informed decisions on when and where to cross the border, Washington state Department of Transportation (DOT) officials announced last week.

Gardener’s market to open with slug race

Situated just a stone’s throw from the B.C. border, thousands passed through Blaine on their way to 2010 Vancouver Olympics a few short months ago. But on May 22, Blaine will be the epicenter of an international celebration of athleticism and camaraderie.

Easter slideshow

Young at Heart

Find out what is happening at the Blaine Senior Center

Meeting to plan food bank fundraiser

Organizers of a fundraiser for local food and clothing banks are hosting a planning meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 at the Pizza Factory in Blaine.

Wings Over Water event to feature bird expert

For Maynard Axelson, the Wings Over Water birding festival is about more than just watching birds.

WWU students offer free counseling

Graduate students in Western Washington University’s psychology department will provide free group counseling, under faculty supervision, beginning April 26.

Local Christian author hosts signing

A local Christian author who recently completed a children’s book has scheduled a reading and signing for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at the Blaine public library.

Local candidate to speak April 22

A local candidate vying for a seat occupied by 42cd legislative district representative Dale Brandland (R-Whatcom County) will host a meet and greet event at CJ’s Beach House in Birch Bay this month.

Brace for strong winds Thursday

The National Weather Service in Seattle is warning Western Whatcom County residents of strong lowland winds and rain late Wednesday night and Thursday, April 7 and 8.

Sweet goodbyes - Wolten’s True Value Hardware

Compost tumblers prevent critter invasions

It’s true that outdoor compost piles and bins can be a draw for wildlife – be it bears, rats, raccoons, skunks, opossums or some other creatures of the night – but there are ways to minimize the attraction.

Form meets function with edible gardens

Let’s face it – the garden community is divided. Many folks garden with flowers and ornamental shrubs solely for enhancement of their landscape. Other folks dedicate themselves strictly to vegetable gardening and seem to begrudge devoting any ground to ornamentals.

Wed, Mar 31, 2010 

 

Family says goodbye to a legacy of business

For employee Tracy Todd, it was difficult to comment on the closing of Wolten’s True Value hardware store, the business where she worked for more than 14 years. Wolten’s, which has been open for 26 years, is one of Blaine’s oldest small business operations but will close its doors April 3.

Venue hosts free gardening events

Those working to develop their green thumb will want to attend a free series of gardening instructional workshops beginning this month in Bellingham.

Volunteers needed to plant oysters

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking volunteers to help distribute seeded oyster shells at Birch Bay State Park from noon to 1:30 p.m. this Saturday, April 3.

Blaine businessman sues DOT

The Washington Department of Transportation should compensate a Blaine business owner for obtaining rights-of-way access to his property and do so before the construction of two roundabouts begins, according to a lawsuit filed last week.

Board denies RE Sources’ critical areas appeal

Blaine’s recently-adopted critical areas ordinance (CAO) falls within the state’s guidelines for wetland protection, according to a decision made Monday by the Washington State Growth Management Hearings Board.

WOW event offers fun for all ages


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