Wed, Oct 28, 2009 

 

City council weighs 1 percent property tax hike

Blaine homeowners can anticipate a slight increase in their property taxes next year if a proposed increase is approved by council.

Council votes 4-3 to remove impact fees city-wide

After months of debate, Blaine City Council voted 4-3 to remove developer impact fees city-wide.

Concert to benefit Blaine Food Bank

Those wanting an evening of musical entertainment while also supporting a worthy cause will want to get out this Friday night October 30 to hear the piano duo of Hal Logan and Dorothy Watson. They’re returning to Blaine for another pops concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Free Church Unitarian.

Blaine man starts sober driving service

A new Blaine business will transport both drivers and their vehicles home when they drink more than the legal limit.

Clothing bank seeks volunteers

School plans long-range review

The Blaine school district board of directors is undertaking a long range planning process during the current school year.

Read All About It: Blaine’s newest book store

County council to approve smaller Blaine, Birch Bay UGAs

The Whatcom County Council is moving into the final process of approving its 10 urban growth areas (UGA’s), including those of Blaine and Birch Bay to meet a December 1 deadline set by the state’s urban growth management hearings board.

Mayor clarifies Tomsic’s salary

Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic’s salary is not out of line with the salaries of other city managers and administrators in Whatcom County. That was the message from Blaine mayor Bonnie Onyon, speaking to attendees of a council meeting October 12.

The Garden Path

Blaine Builder Award

Trainer’s tips for a great season on the slopes

Love your first day on the slopes each season, only to find yourself crippled and hitting the hot tub on your second day?

Bay Builders - Great kids doing great things

Thu, Oct 22, 2009 

 

Birch Bay Chamber annual dinner slideshow - October 20, 2009

Wed, Oct 21, 2009 

 

News in Brief

Talk explores Winter Olympics for Blaine • Volunteers needed to Make A Difference • Center hosts rummage sale Saturday • Crab feed to benefit high school football

Swine flu vaccination clinic rescheduled

A community 2009 H1N1 vaccination clinic which was scheduled for Thursday, October 22 at the St. Luke’s Community Health Education Center has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, October 28.

Local realtor predicts ‘upswing’ for homes in 2010

A market upswing for selling houses that cost less than $300,000 is in store for Blaine and Birch Bay, according to Birch Bay realtor and local radio show host Mike Kent.

Septic class to be held in Blaine

Homeowners wanting to perform their own septic system inspections will want to attend a class offered by Whatcom County Health Department this month.

Red tide closes Whatcom beaches

Mixed-use development planned

A Canadian developer has proposed a mixed-use commercial and residential development on 15.7 acres just south of Bayview Avenue on Peace Portal Drive.

New consignment store opens in Birch Bay

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County developed machine helps maintain cardio

Seniors, do you ever run out of breath climbing stairs? Ever wonder how people your age can still ski while you’re gasping for air just standing in the ski area parking lot? It has to do with your aerobic fitness, specifically, your cardiovascular system. Improving your aerobic fitness means moving your large muscle groups (legs and back); a roadblock for many people because it means spending time walking, biking, in a studio or a pool.

Blaine author to host book signing Saturday

New Blaine police officer joins force

Welcome Bundy! Blaine’s newest police officer talks about law enforcement on the U.S. border.

The Borderite Report

Find out what's happening in the Blaine School District

Wed, Oct 14, 2009 

 

For retired people, Road Scholar is roughing it lite

Road Scholar is one of the most popular programs available for retired people. Appealing especially for those interested in life-long learning opportunities, their programs combine educational excellence, comfortable accommodations, good food and travel opportunities with other people of the same age.


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