Wed, Aug 8, 2012 

 

Art at Birch Bay Square to be held August 18

Art at Birch Bay Square is back once again to connect Whatcom County artists with the general community. The artists will be displaying their work in the square’s parking lot from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 18.

Selene Homestead hosts fashion show

Whatcom Women in Business (WWIB) held their first fashion show fundraiser Tuesday, July 24. Birch Bay’s Selene Homestead on Kickerville Road hosted the event showcasing fashions from active wear to formal attire. WWIB plans to make this an annual event raising money for their scholarship program.

Jim Jorgensen celebrated, park bench to be built to honor service

Blaine residents held a celebration for Jim Jorgensen to honor the impact he's had on the community and raise funds for a park bench in his honor.

Concert series to feature Joyce Woodson

Award-winning country music artist Joyce Woodson will perform at Backstage @ the Border on Saturday, August 11. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the singer-songwriter will perform from 7 to 9 p.m.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report

Wed, Aug 1, 2012 

 

Drayton Harbor Days set for this weekend

How much did the pirate charge for ear piercing? A buck an ear, of course!

Health department proposes changes to septic rules

Whatcom County Health Department officials are floating changes to septic system regulations that could mean stiffer enforcement for septic-system owners countywide, but some Whatcom County Council members are skeptical of the new direction.

Candidates prepare for primary election

County, state and federal candidates are crossing their fingers as they wait for the upcoming primary election, which will take place on Tuesday, August 7. The two candidates for each position who receive the most votes will move on to the general election on November 6, regardless of party preference.

Let’s Move Blaine! to give winning child free season pass to Birch Bay Waterslides

Let’s Move Blaine! organizers have announced their first partnership with a local business to promote the Passport to Fun Summer Health Challenge.

Council member reinvigorates council economic development committee

One of Blaine’s newest city council members has taken it upon himself to restart a committee designed to drum up economic development in Blaine.

Peace Arch park concert series begins this weekend

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has announced the 2012 lineup for the Peace Arch International Concert series.

County auditor to distribute statewide voter pamphlets to all Whatcom libraries, senior centers

The Whatcom County Auditor’s Office will distribute voter pamphlets for state and federal elections to all county senior centers and libraries in time for the primary election.

Planning commission grants drive-in permit

The owner of the Chuck’s Drive-In building took a big step closer to opening a new restaurant after a Blaine Planning Commission vote last Thursday.

Wet summer leads to BBWSD revenue shortfall

A wetter than average summer has meant less water being used in Birch Bay which, in turn, means less revenue for the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD).

Bellingham’s plastic bag ban in effect

The next time you head to Bellingham to shop, remember to BYOB (bring your own bag).

Blaine man competes in PGA Championship

This year, Blaine local Jeff Coston finished sixth out of 312 competitors at the 45th PGA Professional National Championship, qualifying him for the 94th PGA Championship that will be held August 9 to 12 in South Carolina.

APA Museum preserves rich maritime history

The Alaska Packers Association (APA) Museum opened on Semiahmoo Spit in 1985 to preserve a significant chunk of local maritime history, said volunteer coordinator Sunny Brown. The cannery operated from 1876 to the mid-1970s and was a significant part of the local economy.

Prestigious George Raft Race set for Saturday

Bob Knapp and Richard Sturgill proudly consider themselves the world’s leading experts in raft building given their experience with the Drayton Harbor Days’ Prestigious George Raft Race.

Boys & Girls Club to host golf fundraiser

The Boys & Girls Club of Whatcom County is hosting an August 9 charity golf tournament at the Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club.

U. S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol report for July 19 through July 23

Wed, Jul 25, 2012 

 

Drayton Harbor Days to include old and new traditions

It’s time to celebrate Blaine’s marine heritage with a family-fun-packed festival the first weekend in August.

Birch Bay shoreline plans explained

Planning for the shoreline enhancement project slated for Birch Bay is well underway, but county officials still want as much input from community residents as possible.

Hearing scheduled for Chuck’s Drive-In permit

The owner of the old Chuck’s Drive-In building on Peace Portal Drive wants to open a restaurant on the property but first needs approval from Blaine planning commissioners.

School board considers student travel policy changes

Blaine school board members discussed allowances provided to students traveling on school trips at their regular meeting on Monday, July 23.

Run to the Border race to benefit Let’s Move Blaine!

The 11th annual Run to the Border fundraiser will be held at Marine Park on Saturday, August 4.

City council grants code variance for development

Blaine City Council members will allow a housing development to deviate slightly from city code even though the planning commission initially denied the request.

Unsafe biotoxin levels found at Semiahmoo Spit

Whatcom County health officials have found unsafe levels of a marine biotoxin new to the area in shellfish samples taken from Semiahmoo Spit.


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