Wed, Jul 25, 2012 

 

Home and Garden Special Section: Summer is the perfect time to desensitize your home

Summer is once again poking out between grey clouds, which means allergies are kicking into high gear.

Home and Garden Special Section: Summer yards blossom in Blaine

The City of Blaine’s Yard of the Week winners

Home and Garden Special Section: Bakerview Nursery celebrates anniversary

Bakerview Nursery & Garden Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Eagle’s Roost restaurant in Birch Bay mixes art and food

Artist Michellino, who refers to herself by first name only, has found a new outlet for expressing her creativity in food. Michellino, along with two partners, has opened up the Eagle’s Roost restaurant in Birch Bay.

Birch Bay man injured in fire

A Birch Bay man was treated for second-degree burns on his arm and face after a cigarette he was smoking ignited his medical oxygen supply, fire officials say.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol report for July 14 and July 15.

Wed, Jul 18, 2012 

 

County sides with BBWARM on national stormwater permit

A Whatcom County official has written a strongly worded letter to the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) protesting the agency’s decision to include Birch Bay in the county’s national stormwater permit (NSP).

Connection fees draw ire of developers

Blaine City Council’s decision to reinstate water and sewer connection fees has got some high-profile developers asking how serious city officials are about revitalizing the town.

Blaine planning commission supports park impact fees

Blaine planning commissioners want park impact fees reinstituted citywide and have recommended city council set the fees higher than they were in 2009, before being dropped.

Ragnar Relay race to start at Peace Arch State Park this year

Runners will dash through Blaine during the annual Ragnar Relay series Northwest Passage this week. The race, which begins at Peace Arch State Park and ends at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley, is about 24 miles total.

EverybodyBIKE to host Birch Bay Summer Ride event on Sunday

Summer Rides, an EverybodyBIKE event, will feature a Beach Pedal in Birch Bay on Sunday, July 22. The Beach Pedal will include a 6-mile bike ride followed by a social hour with refreshments from The C Shop.

Ace Hardware in Blaine holds grand opening

Warm sunshine welcomed customers to Ace Hardware’s re-opening on Monday as billowy breezes teased the festive balloons tied to the garden area outside the store.

Blue Fish building to house new restaurant

After years of neglect and countless groans from Birch Bay residents at the mere mention of its name, the old Blue Fish building is set to house Birch Bay’s latest restaurant by the end of the week.

Active Seniors Special Section: Tai chi is key to flexibility

Four years ago, Guo Cheng was virtually bedridden. She couldn’t get up to cook or clean her home, and she slept up to 20 hours a day.

Active Seniors Special Section: Staying healthy with Type 2 diabetes

Vickie Blacklidge’s one downfall is dark chocolate. Even after being a Type 2 diabetic for 10 years, she still can’t resist it.

Puget Sound Energy to host lightbulb exchange event in Lynden

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will soon let people exchange their old, incandescent lightbulbs for new, energy efficient ones.

Tue, Jul 17, 2012 

 

Birch Bay Discovery Days Special Section

The 33rd Annual Birch Bay Discovery Days celebration is set for this weekend.

Wed, Jul 11, 2012 

 

Blaine City Council supports city hall proposal

Blaine City Council members have expressed their support for a proposal to build a new community center, new library and a new hotel in downtown Blaine.

Birch Bay development purchased for 1.2 million

A local developer has bought an uncompleted housing development just south of Drayton Harbor and plans to begin home construction within six weeks.

Confusion arises over water line requirements for Harbor Shores

Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials plan to clarify a policy that, as it stands, could complicate future home construction in the Harbor Shores development just south of Dakota Creek.

Birch Bay volunteers clean up tons of fireworks debris after July 4 festivities

Dozens of Birch Bay residents and other volunteers turned out on July 5 to clean up piles of fireworks debris left over from the Fourth of July celebration.

NWPRD2 offers summer learning camps for kids

Summer learning camps that link education with practical life experiences will be available this summer through Northwest Park & Recreation District 2 (NWPRD2).

Ace Hardware to open in Blaine next week

The Ace Hardware store in the Blaine International Shopping Center will reopen early next week under new ownership.

Active Seniors Special Section: Blaine local takes her play to New York City

Bruce and Sandy Wolf’s home, perched on the hillside of the southwestern shore of Drayton Harbor, sits directly above the location of what was a branch of the Alaska Packers Association, one of the world’s largest salmon canneries in 1908.

Thu, Jul 5, 2012 

 

Blaine Jazz Festival to kick off Sunday

The 11th annual Blaine Jazz Festival kicks off with a blockbuster double-bill performance by Pearl Django and the Blaine Jazz Festival Faculty at the Blaine Performing Arts Center (PAC). The concert starts at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 8.

B.C. woman medi-vacced after car accident

A driver from B.C. crashed into several other cars and a guardrail at a high rate of speed before coming to rest just north of the Canadian side of the Peace Arch crossing last Tuesday.

BBWSD opposes proposed rural policies

Updates to Whatcom County’s rural land use policies could force Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) officials to jump through more hoops in order to build additional water transmission lines between Blaine and Birch Bay.


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