Wed, Feb 27, 2013 

 

Birdwatchers have their eyes on the sky

The March 6 lunch meeting of the Blaine Chamber of Commerce will feature an update on the Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival along with a special guest presentation by birder Joe Meche from the North Cascades Audubon Society.

Time to sign up for school

It's time to get those little munchkins signed up for school.

Whatcom County Home and Garden Show set for March 8 to 10 in Lynden

Spring is on its way and with it, thoughts of sprucing up the home and garden.

Walk this way: Birch Bay chamber discussion of Wolf's Beach restoration project draws crowd

Kathy Berg addresses a packed house during the February 19 Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce meeting at the newly opened CJ's Beach House restaurant.

Wed, Feb 20, 2013 

 

Sewer blockage threatens the roses on Valentine's Day

Two days before Valentine's Day, Mary Amsberry, Lauri Walter and Kim Lillejord, the three owners of Blaine Bouquets on Peace Portal Drive, were preparing orders for their busiest day of the year when a plumber came in off the street to deliver some disturbing news.

Birch Bay man arrested after manhunt

A manhunt for a suspected arsonist and convicted puppy mill owner brought SWAT personnel and TV station helicopters to Birch Bay last week, but the ordeal ended peacefully when Kenneth Martin Cassell was apprehended in Bellingham.

Gun buyer background checks proposed

Gun-control opponents and supporters packed a hearing room on the Capitol campus in Olympia February 13 to testify about a bill requiring universal background checks for gun purchases.

Lucky Leo loves the lottery

Longtime Blaine resident Leo Wegner won't be complaining about going to the supermarket anytime soon.

You can help ...

Water's Edge Church in Birch Bay is making it easy for residents to help out needy neighbors.

Blaine students perform in Japan

The Blaine High School Wind Ensemble performed at the 2013 Funabashi Music Festival February 5-15 in Funabashi, Japan, which is located just outside of Tokyo to the east.

Bite of Blaine proves to be a tasty success

Around 160 people attended the Bite of Blaine fundraiser at Loomis Trail Golf Club on Monday night, raising an estimated $8,500 for Blaine's Fourth of July fireworks display.

Audrey begins her second century

Laughter is good medicine, so they say.

Straight from the heart and straight from the boat

Once upon a time, people knew where their food came from.

Off to Boston?

Spectators cheered and organizers offered water and blankets as racers crossed the finish line at the 45th annual Birch Bay Marathon held February 17.

Not the best place for a U-turn

A collision on February 14 slowed traffic on I-5 after 80-year-old Leonard Bessner from West Vancouver swerved in front of a semi truck on I-5 southbound near mile marker 274.

Election Dates in 2013

Following is the list of offices and incumbents up for election in 2013.

Wed, Feb 13, 2013 

 

City reports increased fourth quarter revenues

Everyone looks better in black, and that's especially true when it comes to the city of Blaine's budget.

Bite of Blaine gets mouths watering

Those who want to take a bite of local flavor should attend the Blaine Chamber of Commerce's annual Bite of Blaine event Monday, February 18.

Port creates website to help investors find commercial property

The Port of Bellingham is working to put the city of Blaine on the map - literally.

Suspected flasher arrested after investigation

A man charged with eight counts of indecent exposure was arrested by Blaine police on February 6, following an investigation that began in late November.

Stranger approaches teen girl

Blaine police report that on February 8 at 5:30 p.m., a girl was approached and frightened by a man she did not know.

Marathon set for Sunday

The 45th annual Birch Bay Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, February 17.

CJ's Beach House receives Niemann's magic touch

CJ's Beach House restaurant on Birch Bay Drive opened under new management February 7 with little fanfare, yet owner Jack Niemann said business has been good from the outset.

Whittling away: Lummi Nations carver demonstrates tribal traditions, techniques

Whittle by whittle, the chips of wood fall away as Charles Miller's handcrafted blade scrapes across the yellow plane of the diamond willow root.

Brush and paint give seniors a creative outlet

Lorene Parker, l., paints a waterfront scene during the painting class at Blaine's Senior Center on February 12.

Wed, Feb 6, 2013 

 

Blaine group seeks ways to spur development; propose a new medical facility, business retention

Developer Ken Imus' recently announced exit from the Blaine re-development scene has sparked some soul-searching and motivated a discussion on how to drive the Blaine economy forward.

Bite of Blaine set for new location

Tickets are now available for the 13th annual Bite of Blaine.


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