Thu, Apr 21, 2011 

 

County OKs funds for Birch Bay watershed study

Plans that would eventually improve stormwater management in the Birch Bay watershed are in motion after a Whatcom County Council vote last week.

‘Ready Lane’ aims to expedite border travel

Drivers crossing the border at the Peace Arch port of entry will now have an extra lane to choose from if their travel documents contain radio frequency identification (RFID) chips, border officials announced last week.

Bay Horizon gym opens Saturday

The renovation of the gym at Bay Horizon Park is done, and Northwest Park & Recreation District 2 is hosting an open house this weekend to celebrate.

Bunny love

Blaine resident Monika Kelly and her bunny Twinkie earned a second place ribbon in the Whatcom County Youth Fair.

Almost full!

A nearly full moon rose over Whatcom County last Saturday.

Haute Trash designs celebrate Earth Day

Those interested in trashy fashion trends will want to attend the RE Store’s Trash Fashion Show this Saturday in Bellingham.

Spring Car Care Section: Tips for springing into car care

Now that winter is just a memory, millions of Americans will take to the roads to enjoy the warmer weather.

Spring Car Care Section: Automobile group offers Earth Day car care tips

When it comes to celebrating Earth Day and helping the environment, vehicle owners and drives should not feel left out.

Spring Gardening Special Section: Earth Day, Arbor Day, great times to plant trees

The Beast of Burden slowly entered the kitchen wearing a woeful expression. “Why are you inside when there are still a few good hours of daylight left for planting?” I asked.

Spring Gardening Special Section: Careful use of pesticides

In my past two columns, I recommended three methods of removing noxious Morning Glory (bindweed) and Himalayan blackberry plants: manual (pulling or digging plants by hand), mechanical (mowing down plants for Himalayan blackberries and hand pulling for bindweed) and, as a last resort, herbicides.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

U.S. Border Patrol Report for 4-21-2011

Birch Bay couple open Lincoln Green Garden Center

A local couple recently opened a new gardening business in the former Birch Bay Garden Center.

Thu, Apr 14, 2011 

 

Blaine artist's works on display in Bellingham

"Flora and Fauna" series features luscious botanical pastels.

Oplinger to run for Ward 1 council seat

A Blaine planning commissioner will run for a seat on Blaine City Council currently occupied by John Liebert.

County council OKs drive-throughs in Birch Bay

Restaurants and coffee shops offering drive-through service are now a possibility in Birch Bay thanks to a Whatcom County Council vote on Tuesday night.

Lincoln Road to close for improvements

Whatcom County Public Works staff have decided to close Lincoln Road during road improvements from May to October instead of reducing it to one lane, as was originally planned.

Yorkston Oil helps raise $5,179

Customers who donated at local Yorky’s gas stations helped Yorkston Oil Company of Bellingham contribute more than $2,500 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Signs of spring

A red robin perches in a tree this week in Blaine.

Boys & Girls Club hires new director

One of Andrea Green’s favorite jobs out of college was working with the Southern Sierra Boys & Girls Club in Ridgecrest, California.

Cole on coal

SSA Marine spokesperson Craig Cole delivered a presentation to Blaine City Council Monday regarding the company’s Gateway Pacific Terminal project slated for Cherry Point.

Small Blaine company has big vision

Two local entrepreneurs have moved their long-time Blaine business to the former Wolten’s Coast to Coast hardware store on Peace Portal Drive.

Blaine superintendent discusses bond initiative

The ballots for the April 26 Blaine School District Capital Projects Bond initiative have been mailed, and the future of the district’s facilities is now in the hands of the voting public.

Wed, Apr 13, 2011 

 

Rain barrel workshop offered in May

Living in the Pacific Northwest means living with rain, and rain barrels are some of the best ways to take advantage of the precious resource that falls from the sky.

Spring is perfect time to wrangle blackberry vines

I’d just settled in with a cup of tea and a novel when a loud, whacking sound disturbed my concentration.

Gluten-free cracker business moves to Blaine

A local woman who developed a line of healthy crackers has moved her operation to Blaine.

Eagle cams give birds’ eye view

Want a glimpse of an eagle’s life from inside the nest? Tune in this week for what Wired magazine refers to as “Eagle Reality TV.”

Spring Car Care: Avoid costly car repairs with basic maintenance

April is National Car Care month, the perfect time of year to give your car some extra attention. Basic maintenance can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle, plus it helps avoid costly repairs down the road.


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