Wed, Jun 6, 2012 

 

Blaine students shine in theater competition

Four Blaine High School students were awarded honorable mention in the 5th Avenue Awards theater competition for their performances in non-singing roles in “Umik!” The Ice-Aged Musical, a play based off of the Innuit tradition.

County chooses Cherry Point terminal study consultant

Whatcom County Council has approved a contract with a Colorado-based environmental consulting firm to produce the massive environmental review of the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT).

Water is Life

Blaine fourth grade students and teachers gathered to celebrate the 2012 winners of the Water Awareness poster contest last week, sponsored by the city of Blaine and Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD).

New educational pilot program takes off in Blaine

The Puget Sound Restoration Fund and the Drayton Harbor Oyster Farm have joined forces to pilot a curriculum that got Blaine 5th graders out in the field and learning about the importance of water pollution prevention and healthy shellfish harvesting practices.

Students honored at Evening of the Arts May 31, 2012

Blaine High School students were honored at thre May 31Evening of the Arts awards ceremony

Blaine High School Graduates Special Section

A special section dedicated to the 2012 Blaine High School graduates

Wed, May 30, 2012 

 

Cherry Point refinery back to capacity

After months of repair work and thousands of extra workers, the BP Cherry Point Refinery just south of Birch Bay is back to running at full capacity.

County formalizes upkeep agreement for Sunset Farm

Whatcom County Council has approved an agreement between the county parks department and a local volunteer group for the care of a county horse park in the Birch Bay area.

Bellingham Slam comes to Blaine on Saturday

Blaine’s about to get slammed. The Bellingham Slam is scheduled to play against the Salem Soldiers at Blaine High School on Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m.

Blaine High School Recognition Night – May 17, 2012

An old interior made new

Lynden-based Fishtrap Creek Interiors recently completed this renovation of a 440-square-foot cottage in Birch Bay.

Flowers, food and slugs at the Gardener’s Market

The Blaine Gardener’s Market at the H Street plaza opens this Saturday, June 2.

Blaine soup kitchen stopping service for now

The Blaine Community Soup Kitchen will serve its last meal at the Blackberry House Cafe on Thursday, May 31.

DOE, county staff begin monitoring saltwater beaches across the state

Volunteers and staff from Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) and the Whatcom County health department have begun summer-long monitoring of high-use saltwater beaches in Whatcom County, including Birch Bay.

Hands Across the Border celebration coming up

The 90th annual Hands Across the Border celebration will be held on Sunday, June 10, at Peace Arch State Park. The I-5 freeway will be closed at Exit 276 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a detour will be in place.

NWFR updates commissioners on EMS plans

Few, if any, details have been set in stone, but initial discussions suggest Whatcom County’s new emergency medical system will mean little change for North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR).

City sends Marine Drive improvement project out to bid

Blaine Public Works officials have sent a construction project set to improve the stretch of Marine Drive crossing the railroad tracks out to bid.

Wed, May 23, 2012 

 

New owners, familiar faces for iconic Blaine cafes

Blaine will soon be without two of its most recognizable cafes, but only for a limited time.

Birch Bay Waterslides reopens for season

With new owners fully on board, Birch Bay Waterslides manager Iain Buchanan said he’s ready to focus on helping to promote the Birch Bay community through the water park.

Blaine train depot makes state endangered properties list

A Washington historical preservation organization has chosen the Blaine train depot as one of their most endangered historical properties for 2012.

NEXUS expansion, extended hours coming to northern border crossings

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have announced two NEXUS-related improvements for the Pacific Highway and Sumas border crossings.

Start-up launches local rental website for Whatcom County

One visit to Evergreen List (evergreenlist.com) provides access to recreational equipment, household items, construction tools and more, all available within Whatcom County. The website launched on Earth Day, April 22, and offers local person-to-person rentals.

County council clarifies commenting rules on Cherry Point terminal

Members of the public with opinions on the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal should avoid commenting at Whatcom County Council meeting open sessions, the council’s attorney has advised.

Active Seniors Special Section: Senior center honored with food safety award

The Blaine Senior Center kitchen is one of 36 food-serving establishments countywide to receive the Whatcom County health department’s Silver Platter Award.

Active Seniors Special Section: Ten steps to conquering heart disease

You may already know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer in America, and that factors like obesity increase the risk of developing it. But of all the shocking things you know – or believe you know – about heart disease, here’s the statistic that you might find the most eye-opening: 80 percent of all heart disease is preventable.

Get on your bike and ride

The Blaine school district hosted a Celebration Station during Bike to Work and School Day last week

Multi-car pileup on I-5 results in no serious injuries

No one was seriously injured in a three-car accident on I-5 just south of Birch Bay-Lynden Road last week.


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