Thu, May 3, 2007 

 

Homesteadestablishes big presence in Birch Bay

HomesteadNorthwest spokesperson and long-time Whatcom County residentLisa Guthrie remembers vacationing in Birch Bay as achild.

Fedsgrant $500,000 to city for wall treatment

Theplain gray cement walls lining Blaine’s PacificHighway truck crossing could receive a facelift after statelawmakers granted an emergency $500,000...

Thu, Apr 26, 2007 

 

Blaine restaurant owner finds passionin music, food

For Birch Bay resident andlong-time Blaine restaurant owner Nick Scianna, food islike anything else in life – it needs passion.“Whether it&...

Jorgensen seeks second term 

Jim Jorgensen, district 3 commissioner for the Port ofBellingham, announced Thursday, April 12 that he will seeka second term. Jim is a retired science...

AmericanLife In Poetry

By describing the relocation ofthe moles which ravaged her yard, Washington poet JudithKitchen presents an experience that resonates beyond thesimple details...

Propertytaxes: Who to blame and what to do?

Ireceive angry comments from residents everyday regardingproperty taxes. I am as angry as any other homeowner.My property taxes almost doubled. But taxpayers...

YoungAt Heart

Happilywe welcome April in,with all its eager dance of spring.Let cold and grayness slip away,Letting April do her boisterous fling.She brings showers ...

Countycouncil discusses septic rules

The Whatcom County Councildiscussed new state-mandated on-site sewage (OSS) regulationslate last month but in the end decided to wait for morespecific ...

Off to Sea...

Volunteers with the Chumsof Terrell Creek, a group of Birch Bay volunteers organizedby the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA),help release ...

MidnightMoney to screen in Blaine

Blaine residentChris Onyon, producer of the film Midnight Money that wasshot in Blaine last year, will show the film again nextFriday shortly before departing...

Aroundthe City

Newrule fines stormwater violators

Blaineresidents whose storm water systems discharge into thecity sewer system could be faced with fines of up to$120 per month if they fail to make recommended...

Cityre-opens skate park, forms advisory committee

Asthe city of Blaine re-opened its skate park Friday, MariaSneve, a Blaine resident and owner of Early Wonders daycare,was out picking up trash with her...

Blainehires former Ferndale planning director

Blaine’splanning and development department is slated to improveits level of service, Blaine community development directorTerry Galvin said.In addition...

Thu, Apr 19, 2007 

 

YoungAt Heart

Happilywe welcome April in,with all its eager dance of spring.Let cold and grayness slip away,Letting April do her boisterous fling.She brings showers ...

Citycontinues to pursue quiet zones

City officials are continuingto pursue a quiet zone designation for two railroad crossingsin Blaine.

Blainegardener reveals hanging flower basket secrets

Sue Sturgill is the city contractorwho, among her other duties, tends the city’s 142hanging flower baskets, known for their vigorous displaysof color...

Sailingrace fills bay with boats

Theannual Semiahmoo Regatta is scheduled for next weekend,April 28 and 29, and will once again bring the area’stop amateur sailboat racers to Blaine...

Aroundthe City

School board seeks publicinputThe Blaine school district will hold a community forum regarding long-rangeplanning and prioritization of facility projects...

Thinkglobal, celebrate Earth Day locally

SeveralWhatcom County groups have organized environmental cleanupevents this weekend in observance of Earth Day.

Fournew buildings planned for Birch Bay Square

Thesmall train that once ran around the former factory outletmall at I-5 exit 270, where Birch Bay-Lynden Road crossesthe freeway, is gone, sold to a zoo...

Borderagencies ready to start NEXUS renewals

U.S.and Canadian border agencies are ready to start the renewalprocess for the avalanche of NEXUS memberships due toexpire this summer, and they are encouraging...

Thu, Apr 12, 2007 

 

Jorgensen seeks second term 

Jim Jorgensen, district 3 commissioner for the Port ofBellingham, announced Thursday, April 12 that he will seeka second term. Jim is a retired science...

Blaineclub hires new director

Karin Schulhauser’s favorite partof her job is listening to the perspectives of the morethan 100 Blaine youth who visit her office daily.

Propertytaxes: Who to blame and what to do?

Ireceive angry comments from residents everyday regardingproperty taxes. I am as angry as any other homeowner.My property taxes almost doubled. But taxpayers...

RetiredBlaine scientist creates backyard bird oasis

Ifyou’re thinking about what kinds of shrubs andtrees to plant in your garden, one of the best guidelinesis to use plants that attract birds. Such...

Graduationprospects a source of anxiety, worry

As a senior at Blaine high schoolabout to graduate, I get more anxious with every week thatpasses. But now is the time where everyone around me isplanning...


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