Thu, May 12, 2005 

 

MistyRiver inspires country and western fans

Inthe western world, musical periods used to have names.Seventeenth century music was called baroque, 18th centurymusic was called classic, 19th century...

Statereopens harbor to oyster harvest

TheWashington State Department of Health (DOH) reopenedDrayton Harbor to shellfish harvesting last week whentests on water and oyster tissue samples both...

Aroundthe city...

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Grasswasn’t the only dope they found

Ina story worthy of a TV cop show, a Canadian Border Servicesagent in effect arrested himself for smuggling last weekwhen his van was randomly selected...

Councilagrees to jumpstart boardwalk construction

Blaine city council has authorized city manager Gary Tomsicto negotiate with Carletti Architects to revise the constructiondocuments on the Peace Portal...

BBWSDincreases connection fees for time shares

Ina two-hour special meeting last week the three BirchBay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) commission memberspassed a resolution doubling the cost of hooking...

Thu, May 5, 2005 

 

Howwould you like to spend the next 90 minutes?

StartingMonday, May 9, women in town have another excuse forpampering themselves. That’sbecause another massage therapist has decided to openup shop...

DraytonHarbor Maritime to offer sailing instruction

DraytonHarbor Maritime board member Ron Snyder recently announcedthat a six-boat fleet of sailing dinghies for use in ayouth sailing program will be coming...

Gardening

Iam just dying for some homegrown vegetables this year.The taste of warm veggies picked and cooked immediatelyfrom the garden has just got to be one of...

Citybriefs...

Blaine public works staff has started the process of rebiddingboardwalk construction following council direction to getthe project rolling even if legal...

Dancerto perform at library

Flamencodancer Sophie Dominik Echeverria will share her energetictalent expressed in a centuries-old dance form Fridaynight at the Blaine library, 610 ...

Glassact gets underway on Saturday

Elevenglass artists from the region, many of them from Blaine,will have a showing of their work at the Bellingham CruiseTerminal in Fairhaven beginning...

Shellfishharvest resumes after spill

Shellfish harvesting in Drayton Harbor started up againthis week after a manure spill in the California Creekdrainage basin closed harvesting and even ...

Ifyou build part of it, they will still come

Ifyou build it, so the saying goes, they will come. WithBlaine’s new skate park, however, they’ve beenshowing up by the dozens before it&rsquo...

Trustfor Public Land opts out of spit purchase

Sayingthat they did not find a “willing seller” inTrillium Corporation, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) hasbacked out of negotiations to purchase...

Thu, Apr 28, 2005 

 

LocalBoys & Girls Club photographers clean up in competition

Blaine’sBoys and Girls Club photographers won five out of 12possible first place awards at a recent county-wide photocompetition in Bellingham. County...

Getout boating

Thisyear’s Semiahmoo Cup Regatta drew almost 80boats compared to last year’s 50, and with good sunand fairly decent wind both days saw some...

Gardening

Thereis an emerging northwest style of gardening that is verydependent on Asian and English influences. And why not?We have the shared legacy of water,...

Lowersewer connection costs, Black Rock Cable on the way

Blainecity council has approved a cut in the amount propertyowners must pay for an inactive connection to the municipalsewer system. At their April 11 ...

Onthe Waterfront

Mostof the commercial fishers in our harbor are getting readyfor the next season – crab season is now closeduntil next fall, and the local salmon...

BirchBay opens up visitor center

TheBirch Bay Chamber of Commerce opened a new visitor informationcenter earlier this week in the Trend West building inthe 7800 block of Birch Bay Drive...

Publicgets their say in downtown zoning rules

Theslow and painstaking chore of rewriting the rules fordowntown development is being handed over to the public.

Fedschange small boat reporting rules

It’lltake more than a phone call for boaters to come homeafter a day of fishing in Canadian waters, now that newrules are in place for checking in...

Thu, Apr 21, 2005 

 

LibraryLinks

Wherein your community do you find an art show premiere, anevening of Flamenco dance and an entrance to the worldof knowledge? Your local Blaine library...

Districtconsiders new hook-up rates for timeshares

TheBirch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) threw a scareinto local developer Gold Star Resorts last week by proposinga significant increase in water...

Semiahmoosailing regatta to take place this weekend

Thesixth running of the Semiahmoo Bay International SailingRegatta takes place this weekend, and while the two-dayrace format is mostly the same as previous...

GardeningGrowing from scratch or by flat: Your decision

Helloagain. The planting season is heating up and everywhereI go, the grocery stores, drugstores, big box storesand almost everywhere else are getting ...


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