Thu, May 19, 2011 

 

Meetings to explore city zoning, codes

A series of meetings beginning next week will discuss the city of Blaine’s downtown zoning and development regulations and give residents a chance to share their input.

Kremen in Birch Bay

Whatcom County Executive Pete Kremen talks to the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce at the C Shop in Birch Bay during the chamber’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 17.

BBWSD nears agreement on Lincoln Road improvements

The Birch Bay Water and Sewer District (BBWSD) board is about one meeting away from approving a contract with Lynden-based Stremler Gravel to complete waterline work alongside Whatcom County’s planned Lincoln Road improvements.

13th Annual International Sculpture Exhibit at Peace Arch State Park

May through October 1 • Sponsored by U.S. Canada Peace Anniversary Association

Matt French Exhibit

Snow and skateboard artist Matt French showed his works at Loomis Hall Gallery Friday, May 13.

Birch Bay man, 74, lives life with a kick

When Birch Bay resident Ralph Bajema needs to muster the strength to tackle a problem in life, one might imagine him taking a deep breath and letting out a loud “Haaah!”

Mature Living Special Section: Tips for traveling safe

Statistics are proving that 70 really is the new 50. According to the U.S. Travel Association, mature travelers ages 65 or older represented 21 percent of all leisure travelers in 2010.

Mature Living Special Section: Event discusses elder law issues

Elder law attorney Barry Meyers will be offering advice for seniors on planning for the future during a free seminar at 2 p.m., June 1, at Parkway Chateau retirement community, located at 2818 Old Fairhaven Parkway in Bellingham.

CEV to host forum in Blaine

Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics Center for Economic Vitality (CEV) will present, in partnership with the Blaine Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, “How to Get Your Business Unstuck, Going and Growing Again,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Blaine school district office at 765 H Street, in Blaine.

Bike To Work Day Friday, May 20

The 14th annual Bike To Work And School Day in Whatcom County is Friday, May 20.

Elections filings due June 10

Whatcom County’s election season is approaching, and elections filings with the county auditor’s office must be submitted no later than June 10.

Border waits expected this week

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is announcing the early opening of additional inspectional lanes into the United States for travelers during the start of this Victoria Day holiday weekend.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for May 19 - May 25

Thu, May 12, 2011 

 

The slow life

A garden snail inches across a Japanese maple leaf after the rain. Photo by Peter Woolery.

CEV to host business forum in Blaine

Forum, "How to Get Your Business Unstuck, Going and Growing Again," to feature business strategist Eric Grimstead

Water and sewer district to discuss Lincoln Road, Loomis Trail annexation

The Birch Bay Water and Sewer District Board of Commissioners will hold their regular meeting today, Thursday, May 12, at 4:30 p.m.

Wed, May 11, 2011 

 

Blaine woman, 75, killed in I-5 crash

A 75-year-old Blaine woman was killed Tuesday when the vehicle she was traveling in was hit by a semi-trailer truck on I-5 near Snohomish.

International designer hosts solo show at Loomis Hall

Lib Tech, Volcom designer Matt French to show personal and professional works.

Tabletop Shoppe grand opening Friday, May 20

A Blaine store offering local chocolates, gourmet and specialty foods and unique kitchen items will host a grand opening next week.

Supreme court rules in favor of fire district

The Washington State Supreme Court has handed down a 6-3 ruling in favor of North Whatcom Fire and Rescue, ending a five-year dispute between the fire district and Whatcom County over fire emergency coverage for proposed housing developments in Semiahmoo and Birch Bay.

City may lower impact fees for small business

New small businesses in Blaine may not have to pay for street frontage improvements if an amendment to the city’s building regulations is approved by the city council.

City reviews fireworks ordinance

The city of Blaine is more lenient with its fireworks ordinance than the state of Washington allows, a recent review found.

Environmental groups discuss Cherry Point terminal impacts

Roughly 150 people showed up at Bellingham High School last week to hear presentations on the possible negative effects of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal and learn how the public can influence the project’s permitting process.

Girl scouts go to San Francisco

Blaine’s Girl Scout Troop 41655 joined more than 5,400 scouts from 13 states last weekend to walk across one of the country’s most famous bridges as part of their 30th annual “Golden Gate Bridging” in San Francisco.

Blaine clean-up day May 21

The city of Blaine has scheduled its annual clean-up day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at C Street between Third and Fourth streets.

Beaches closed to shellfish harvesting

Marine biotoxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) have been detected at dangerously high levels in shellfish samples collected from Whatcom County beaches, Whatcom County Health Department officials reported last Friday.

NWPRD seeks class instructors

Northwest Park and Recreation District #2 is looking for qualified instructors to lead activities and teach educational and activity classes. Class and activity proposals are now being accepted for summer 2011 sess


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