Thu, Apr 7, 2005 

 

Creatingan interesting garden refuge for your family

Lastweek we talked about some ideas that make the garden entryto your home safe, interesting and attractive for you andyour guests. This week we’...

Asahikawaband concert was a winner

Japan’s Asahikawa high school band presented a bigevening of music at Blaine school’s little gym Thursdayevening. “The Star-Spangled ...

Schools:What goes on inside the walls?

A greatdeal goes on within the walls of the school that most peopleoutside the system are unaware of or have forgotten ifthey ever knew. The school is ...

Boatersto set flares off

Mostboaters have never had a dire emergency at sea, whichmeans that most boaters have also never had to operatetheir emergency signaling equipment. But...

Twoteachers honored

Blaine school district administrators honored two long-timefaculty members as Teacher of the Year at the last schoolboard meeting. Both were nominated ...

Enforcementdrive targets teen drivers

Startingtomorrow, Whatcom County sheriff’sdeputies are stepping up enforcement of the IntermediateDriver Licensing (IDL) program as a part of a state-wideemphasis...

Cityplanning on graduated approach to boardwalk

Whilethe boardwalk project remains bogged down in legal proceedingsBlaine city council will consider starting on the plazasthat anchor each end.

Yourpassport: Don’t leave home without it

On April 5 the U.S. State Department unveiled the WesternHemisphere Travel Initiative, the latest measure to beefup national security. The initiative proposes...

Thu, Mar 31, 2005 

 

Teachers express support for Newell

Last Monday night the Blaine school board met for the firsttime in the new educational services building, and theyneeded the room the more spacious quarters...

Plannerbites off more than he can chew

Citypolice specialist Raylene Heutink’s quick thinkingand first-aid training saved a choking co-worker this week. “Terryhad a close call this...

Localartist show opens April 1

Blaineartist Jano Argue has been busy these past few weeks gettingready for her first major show in the area. It begins Fridaynight with a 6 p.m. artist...

City,developer struggle to find east Blaine solution

As citycouncil closed the month-long public hearing on proposedchanges to east Blaine developers’ agreementscity manager Gary Tomsic expressed frustration...

Cityadopts skatepark to park family

Thecity of Blaine has officially adopted the skatepark behindcity hall. At their March 28 meeting city council votedto add the skatepark to the city family...

Isit good or is it bad?

Springmeans it’s time to clean outthe garage. But, how do you know what to toss and whatto store? Here are some general guidelines for many commongardening...

Designingyour front yard and entry

I believea well-designed entry space should do more than just satisfypedestrian movement from the street or driveway to thefront door. It can display an...

Residentscontinue to oppose Seagrass proposal

“Thiscan still be a beautiful spot,” saidDean Francis, “and the rights of property ownersto develop their property need to be protected...

Airportrunning up against borrowing limit

Blainecity council hastily approved a loan to the from thecity general fund reserves to the airport, strapped forcash and facing mounting financial demands...

Thu, Mar 24, 2005 

 

Bargainphone services may not be a bargain in an emergency

Severalservice providers in Washington are now offering Voiceover Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone service.This serviceallows consumers access to voice services...

HomeImprovement

Fine old house given modern approach to life

Gardendesign: Part One

A goodgarden design can make the difference between enjoyingyour garden or finding that you don’t go outsidemuch because it doesn’t feel comfortable...

Boysand Girls Club hosting photography show

Throughoutthe month of March, Boys & Girls Club membershave been capturing life through the Boys & Girls Clubof America photography program which...

Takanawadai concert amazes elementary school

Japan’sTakanawadai high school band overwhelmed us as the 100-plusmembers presented a concert for Blaine elementary schoolstudents Tuesday morning...

Blainemarina drowning victim identified

QuinnRobert Baker, 33, was the man whose body was recoveredfrom Blaine marina two weeks ago according to Whatcom Countymedical examiner Gary Goldfogel ...

NorthboundNEXUS lanes blocked

Canadaborder services representative Paula Shore is reassuringthat the blocking of the NEXUS lanes with concrete barricadesthat led to bottlenecks earlier...

Thegood ferry Plover finally gets to go home

DraytonHarbor Maritime will take the final steps toward renovatingthe former landing site of the passenger ferry Ploverand its predecessor next month, ...

Neighbors’ objectionsto condos satisfied

Afterthree hearings, held December 1, 2004, January 19 andFebruary 9, 2005, neighborhood concerns over a proposed55 unit condominium near the entrance ...

Thu, Mar 17, 2005 

 

HomeImprovement

Concrete sets, pipes to follow


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