Thu, Jul 24, 2008 

 

Washington can vote outside party

After a four-year court battle, Washington state will run an open primary allowing voters to pick the candidate they choose regardless of party affiliation...

Lady Washington brig returns to Blaine harbor

After a four-year absence, the 176-ton brig Lady Washington returned to Blaine on Wednesday under Captain Ryan Meyer, sailing in the company of the 65-...

George Raft Race scheduled for August 2

“It’s got nothing to do with the actor,” said Bob Knapp, proprietor of Catnap Canvas on Peace Portal Way and a genuine Cockney from near...

Thu, Jul 17, 2008 

 

Escape Day Spa moves to Birch Bay’s Sandcastle Resort

It was that desire that helped her break in to the spa industry in 1986, first working independently in Vancouver and then opening a small business on ...

Blueberry pie recipe is an ode to moms everywhere

Does baking scare you as much as it scares me?

Drayton Harbor oyster farm suspends planting

The Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm will suspend operations after its fall harvest, according to coordinator Geoff Menzies.

Council appoints new planning commissioner

In a unanimous decision Monday, Blaine City Council voted to approve the appointment of Timothy Ventura to the vacancy on the city’s planning commission...

BRIEFS

Jolly Green Giant performs in Custer

GSA to begin border traffic detours

Travelers who plan on crossing the U.S./Canadian border at the Peace Arch port of entry can expect detours and delays from now until construction of a ...

Life here is good, but what if there are bears?

A three to four-year-old mature male black bear was shot and killed last Saturday night by a state game warden just east of I-5 near the Loomis Trail overpass...

Birch Bay Discovery Days this weekend

What began in the ’70s as the Dinghy Derby Race and parade, put on by Todd Gritch, Betty Godeck and the Royal Order of The Birch Bay Beach Bums, ...

Thu, Jul 10, 2008 

 

Blaine Coast Guard a wealth of resources

You’re out on the water in your boat and you suddenly find yourself in trouble. Perhaps you ran out of gas or you’ve run aground, a passenger...

Young at Heart

Somewhere in the flurry of Blaine Senior Center pancake breakfasts and the community display of flashing fireworks, let us remember the truly wonderful...

Volunteer communications group saves city money

The business of law enforcement in Blaine often requires more than a dozen local, state and federal agencies to be able to communicate with each other....

In grilling, the question is to plank or not to plank

Have you tried plank grilling yet? I must warn you that once you “plank” you will never quite grill the same.

BRIEFS

Discovery Day spots still available

Council extends airport sale review

Blaine City Council approved a request last week that would allow the prospective buyers of the city’s airport property to have more time for review...

Blaine fireworks show draws record crowd

Last Friday night’s fireworks show at Marine Park was started off by former Blaine Chamber of Commerce president Pam Christianson when she touched...

Northwest parks district offers new programs

The Northwest Park and Recreation District 2 has put together an exciting program of activities for your enjoyment this summer. They range from family ...

Thu, Jul 3, 2008 

 

Dan Persse goes to Washington

Dan Persse, Blaine elementary PE teacher, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for three different physical education bills to be considered...

Hands-free cell phone rule in effect

Drivers in Washington state who hold a cell phone to their ear while driving may now face a $124 fine if they are caught.

City hosts electronics recycling day

The city of Blaine has sponsored an electronics recycling drop-off station from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 5 at the Blaine high school parking lot...

Somerbrook Lavender Farm is home away from home

The Brook family in England, ancestors of the Meaker family, used to have an estate in Somerset County, so when Scott and Nan made their lavender farm,...

Policy change makes life easier for boaters

Cross border traffic on the water is increasing with the onset of good weather. To the pleasant surprise of local boaters a Customs and Border Protection...

Hurt by economy, senior center struggles to keep meal programs

As gas prices continue to increase, the federally subsidized nutrition program offering hot lunches to seniors throughout Whatcom County has been forced...

Vegetarians needn’t fear Fourth of July barbecues

For many, the days leading up to Fourth of July will likely be filled with charcoal-infused dreams of backyard barbecues with icy-cold beverages and meat...

40-footer sold locally is fast, comfortable, seaworthy

Bob Brooks had about a foot of clearance on either side while exiting his moorage in the Blaine Marina, with boats on one side and a low-tide mudflat on...


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