Wed, Apr 21, 2010 

 

Photos in this week's issue - April 22 - 28, 2010

Blaine’s Douglas Freeman, 81, dies

Lifelong Blaine resident and owner and founder of Doug Freeman Real Estate, passed away April 20.

Birch Bay store destroyed in fire

A Birch Bay furniture store was destroyed by a fire early Monday morning, April 19.

County offers septic training classes

The Whatcom County health department has scheduled several classes that will certify most homeowners to complete evaluations of their own septic systems.


Donations needed for senior center rummage sale

The Blaine Senior center is sponsoring their “Giant Rummage Sale” on Saturday, May 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 pm.

WSU master gardeners offer free clinics

The Washington State University’s master gardeners program of Whatcom County has scheduled a series of free gardening workshops at Hovander Homestead Park every other Sunday May 16 through October 17.

Read this before handing keys over to teens

Moms are the ones who usually cart kids around from school to scouts to baseball. More often than not, these women take responsibility for the repair and maintenance of their vehicles.

Events offer opportunity to clean up, plant Events offer opportunity to clean up, plant trees

Two Birch Bay events this weekend will provide residents a way to celebrate Earth Day while beautifying their community.

County to revise urban growth areas

Whatcom County Council voted 4-3 to have county executive Pete Kremen revise the county’s urban growth boundaries.

Annual Wings Over Water festival April 17, 2010

Mon, Apr 19, 2010 

 

Birch Bay boy featured on NBC's TODAY Show

Rishi Nair, 8, of Birch Bay, will be a guest on The TODAY Show

Donations needed to make Hands Across The Border happen

Organizers say $5,000 is needed.

Fri, Apr 16, 2010 

 

WTA proposition deadline nears

Lawsuit halts Marine Drive improvements

The Washington state Department of Transportation (DOT) will not make improvements to Marine Drive that were planned as part of a $2.8 million roundabout project after a lawsuit was filed last week. Construction of the roundabouts, however, is still on schedule.

Pacific Building Center offers free, low-cost gardening workshops

Thu, Apr 15, 2010 

 

Photos from this week's issue - April 15 - 21, 2010

Wed, Apr 14, 2010 

 

Environmental author to speak in Bellingham

Author David Boyd will share advice on avoiding environmental toxins in everyday products and living a longer, healthier life on April 22 in Bellingham at a live recording of The Chuckanut Radio Hour.

Library Link

Even during tough economic times, individuals can flourish with the aid of library materials.

Council to discuss lifting Birch Bay horse ban

Birch Bay may resound with the clip-clop of horse hooves this summer if the Whatcom County Council passes a newly proposed amendment to a ban on horse traffic on Birch Bay Drive.

Wings Over Water festival takes flight Saturday

Bird lovers will want to grab their viewing scopes and head down to the Blaine waterfront for the 8th annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival (WOW) this weekend.

State approves education budget cuts

Blaine school district appears to have dodged at least a few bullets as it wends its way through the budget setting process for the 2010/2011 school year.

Program matches volunteers with lonely seniors

The Whatcom County Interfaith Coalition’s Friendly Visitors program will offer a training session during April and May for individuals who wish to make a difference in the lives of isolated older adults.

14 men arrested cockfighting bust

Authorities continue to pursue evidence regarding an illegal cockfight on West Laurel Road that was raided on Saturday, April 3.

Overstreet announces bid for 42nd legislative district

Blaine City Council member Jason Overstreet, a Republican, has announced his bid for the 42nd Legislative District House of Representatives seat being vacated by Representative Doug Ericksen (R-Ferndale).

Mint family has many varieties for the garden

The mint family offers a mouthwatering array of different types, such as pineapple mint, chocolate mint, apple mint, orange mint, not to mention spearmint and peppermint.

Take the survey on watershed-friendly gardening classes

The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resource Management District (BBWARM) is considering offering free workshop series on watershed-friendly gardening and Low Impact Development (LID) practices for homeowners in the Birch Bay watershed as part of their stormwater education program.

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.


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