Wed, Jul 15, 2009 

 

Blaine author Ken Ely publishes second book

Local author and chiropractor Ken Ely, whose young adult novel “The Sons of the Waves” came out late last year, has put out another book.

Safety inspection program can help saves lives

In January 2008, North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) implemented its new life safety inspection program. This program consists of the professional inspection of businesses by trained fire district personnel for hazards that may lead to fire or otherwise pose a threat to the business, employees and patrons.

Retired and looking fabulous

It happens every time you go to a reunion of some kind, the sort of event that peppers a retired person’s schedule with gatherings of people you knew way back when. Some of the people you meet seem to have aged unbelievably while others are so fit they seem years younger.

Lady Washington returns to Blaine

The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain have scheduled a return visit to Blaine the afternoon of Tuesday, July 28. The ships will offer public tours and four public sailings during their seven-day stay.

Wed, Jul 8, 2009 

 

Blaine Fourth of July 2009 celebration slideshow

New CBP director known for his extra efforts

Greg Alvarez, Blaine Port Director for Customs and Border Protection (CBP), likes to get involved. Shortly after moving to his new post in April, an SUV was stopped at the border and inspectors discovered a hidden compartment that contained a load of ecstasy-like BZP pills.

Blaine jazz festival features return of MaD Fusion

The eighth annual Blaine Jazz Festival sponsored by the Pacific Arts Association begins on Saturday, July 11, with a repeat concert by the very popular group MaD Fusion and continues through the following Saturday, July 18, with a street fair and a five hour open-air concert by festival students at both the G Street and H Street plazas.

Library levy would maintain services

When Tim Eyman’s property tax capping initiative 747 was approved by voters in 2001, Whatcom County Library Service (WCLS) officials figured they had enough reserve funding to cushion them for several more years to come.

News in Brief

Website details Birch Bay park events • Long waits ahead for EDL applicants • Birch Bay man opens mobile nail salon • Garden contest open to county residents

Second Haynie Opry performance July 11

Golden landscaping a way to go ‘green’

During the summer, lawns throughout Blaine and Birch Bay reflect varying shades of green, golden or brown colors depending on the type of lawn care.

Stroke clinic offered on July 30

Blaine’s Free Church Unitarian will be hosting a stroke screening clinic on Thursday, July 30 beginning at 9 a.m. The church is located at 1218 Harrison street.

Young at Heart

Find out what's going on at the Blaine Senior Center

New veteran’s clinic opens in Mount Vernon

The grand opening and dedication ceremony for the Mount Vernon Community Based Out Patient Clinic (CBOC) was July 2.

Rebuilding a life and a home in Birch Bay

When the fire gutted her family’s three-bedroom home in Birch Bay last month, Tatiana Kondratyuk watched from the yard in disbelief.

Pizza Factory shines with Silver Platter Award

Nooksack River Casino opens amphitheater

Nooksack River Casino will host a concert series at its new 3,000-seat amphitheater this summer beginning with a free Classic Rock Festival on July 18.

Mon, Jul 6, 2009 

 

Save a Life with Less Than an Hour of Your Time

Prevent shortages in the community blood supply, please donate at the Stafholt Good Samaritan Center Blood Drive - Wednesday, July 8

Wed, Jul 1, 2009 

 

Court reverses fire district concurrency rules

The Washington Court of Appeals reversed a 2007 Whatcom County Superior Court ruling last week that voided building permits sought by developers in Birch Bay because of objections from North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) officials.

Sun, fun and fireworks for the Fourth of July

The annual Fourth of July parade gets underway Saturday at noon in downtown Blaine with the always cheerful Jerry Wolten as grand marshal. Wolten owns and operates the Wolten’s True Value Hardware store and has been a fixture at local athletic events for many years. He is again reserving his parking lot at Clark and Peace Portal Drive for handicapped parking.

Former border chief gets four years

A former Blaine Border Patrol agent will serve up to four years in prison for three counts of child rape.

Petal Attractions shifts to online sales

Saying goodbye to a Blaine icon...

News in Brief

Birch Bay beach clean-up July 5 • CJ’s hosts wine pairing night July 11 • Church has new Birch Bay location • Two paddling events scheduled in July • Border agents nab $1 million in ecstasy • Boys & Girls Club auction July 18 • Health officials urge dead bird reporting

$2,000 donation to the Blaine Boys & Girls Club

Sunken Drayton Harbor ship could be a safety hazard

Drayton Harbor will be safer for water sports this year due to the efforts of a handful of local folks and businesses.

Man begins trip of a lifetime at Blaine border crossing

Western Washington University student Taylor Livingston will begin a journey of a thousand miles in Blaine.


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