Thu, Aug 17, 2006 

 

Onthe Waterfront

Salmon fishing for Fraser RiverSockeye salmon began last week, with two days of fishingfor Treaty Indian fishers and two days for all-citizenfishers. The...

Outdoormovie night features 16mm projector

With the help of local movie producer Chris Onyon, theBlaine Community Theater is holding the first in what arehoped to be many outdoor movie nights this...

TotallyChocolate moves to new Blaine location

TotallyChocolate, a Blaine manufacturer of custom chocolateand chocolate logo products, moved into its new 60,000square-foot manufacturing facility this...

Judgeseeking third term on Court of Appeals

Washington State Court of AppealsJudge Mary Kay Becker is running for a third term on theWashington State Court of Appeals, division 1.

Consultantsto examine beach enhancements

Visitors and residents to the shorelineat Birch Bay Drive are now one step closer to receiving long-awaitedshoreline improvements such as a raised walkway...

Aroundthe City

Totally Chocolate to receive $550,000 loanThecouncil voted 5-0 to approve a loan from the Washingtonstate office of Community Trade and Economic Development...

BarrieHull retires from the Blaine school board

“Son, you’re going to be two things,” thunderedRoy Hull at his 15-year-old son Barrie when the family movedto Blaine during WW II, &ldquo...

Festivalwas a ‘milestone in music’

Blaine made a milestone in music on August 4 when the BellinghamFestival of Music came to our Performing Arts Center. I rememberthe festival’s inaugural...

Pastimetavern celebrates 40 years

The Pastime Bar and Casino will celebrate its 40th year in businessthis Saturday, said Dennis Hill, of Blaine, whose family owns and operatesthe business...

Warresisters meet at Peace Arch

In1970, a group of Canadian and American citizens gatheredat Peace Arch Park to protest the U.S. invasion of Cambodiaand the National Guard’s shooting...

Moreroads called for in east Blaine subarea plan

More roads will be needed as the population of east Blainecontinues to grow, according to a rough plan unveiled bythe city of Blaine this week.

Brownand Cole release plans for store

Brown & Cole of Bellingham and Mayflower Equitieshave applied for a major development permit to constructBirch Bay Center, a two-phased commercial ...

Thu, Aug 10, 2006 

 

SilverReef Casino adds $24.5 million spa, hotel

The Silver Reef Casino’snew $24.5 million hotel and spa opens on Thursday, August10, and after a few practice runs marketing manager EricLarsen said...

Quiltpays tribute to Blaine history

Thequilt was forgotten about for nearly 20 years beforeBirch Bay resident Cynthia Arnett acquired it.

SardisRaptor Center a refuge for injured birds

Sharon Wolters began getting phonecalls on a recent Sunday night about two young eagles whosenest in a popular Bellingham park seemed to be falling apart...

Studyshows economics of recycling

A studycompleted by the Bellingham-based RE Store suggests thattheir “hybrid” method of deconstruction,reuse and recycling can be as &ndash...

August22 last day for vigil donations

August 22 is the last day for the sale of bricks, pavers,placement requests and donations for The Vigil, a bronzesculpture planned for the H Street plaza...

BirchBay women are dogs’ other mothers

Kathi Gilbert and Katie Nelsonboth say that none of their work days are typical as professionalpet sitters and care givers.

Flaggercites ‘rightamount of assertiveness’ as key to job

It’sno secret that traffic on the truck route, officially WashingtonState Highway 543 (SR543) between exit 275 on I-5 and thePacific Highway truck...

Internationaltriathlon this Sunday

TheTri Without Borders bi-national marathon is scheduledfor Sunday, August 13.

Pugwashpeace conferences ‘transcend politics’

“The generalpublic, and even many men in position of authority, have not realizedwhat would be involved in a war with nuclear bombs,” statesthe...

Blaineborder lacks staffing, resources

Portsof entry at the U.S./Canadian border are in need of morefunding, staffing and resources, members of the U.S. Houseof Representatives Committee on ...

HomesteadNorthwest buys golf course for $4 million

The87-acre golf course located behind Stephani’sBy the Bay restaurant on Birch Bay Drive, was purchasedAugust 3 by Homestead Northwest Development...

Boardwalkfestival begins this Saturday

Thefirst annual Blaine Boardwalk Festival is set for thisSaturday, August 12, and as of last weekend all availablevendor spaces were taken.

Thu, Aug 3, 2006 

 

Youngat Heart

Keep on enjoying those pleasantwestern Washington summer days of August. Hopefully all seniorsare set for a big senior day at Hovander Park on August 9...

Barkingup the right tree

“We’dlike to get more people involved with the local parks,” saidBlaine park board member Terry Johnston, formerly a parksand recreation...

Citycontinues to encourage water conservation efforts

The city of Blaine and Birch BayWater and Sewer District are requesting voluntary conservationto help manage the water supply during the current periodof...


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