Wed, Jan 5, 2011 

 

Birds of winter

Mount Baker Club member Clifford Brown took this photo of a ptarmigan during a snowshoe trip at Mt. Baker.

Afghanistan combat veteran home for the holidays

With his family’s home off A Street in Blaine located just beside the truck crossing into Canada, it is ironic that Airman First Class Mike Starkovich’s profession in the U. S. Air Force is to protect the perimeter of a military installation as part of the security forces at the massive Bagram Airfield near Kabul, Afghanistan.

Young At Heart and kicking off 2011

Happy 2011 everybody! Didn’t the 2010 year pass quickly?

Health & Wellness: Make your resolutions a must

A new cycle starts fresh every year on January 1. We promise ourselves we’ll start eating better, work out, save more money, or otherwise improve upon the way we live our lives.

2011 Annual Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge

2011 Annual Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge

Blaine grads aim to help Kenyan orphanage

Ever since Blaine high school graduate Shanelle Freeman traveled to Kenya to help in a rural orphanage in 2008, just a few months after graduating, she has wanted to go back.

Thu, Dec 23, 2010 

 

Semiahmoo Resort, Loomis golf course sold

The Semiahmoo Resort is for sale, and its 300 employees, including those working at the Semiahmoo and Loomis Trail golf courses, could be out of a job come February.

Developer required to pay mitigation fees to fire district

A local developer will have to pay fire mitigation fees if he wants to continue developing his 48-unit project near Bell Road, Blaine City Council recently decided.

Brrrr... Time for the Polar Bear Swim

For the 28th year in a row, those needing a brisk wake-up call will gather with other like-minded residents and visitors to plunge into the icy waters of Birch Bay on January 1 in the Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge

Some Birch Bay water rates go up, others go down

About one-third of Birch Bay Water and Sewer district customers will see decreases in their water bills under the 2011 water and sewer rates with a further 24 percent seeing increases of 2.4 percent or less.

Briefs

s The Giving Tree will help make the holidays a little merrier for 227 families who will receive more than 2,000 gifts. Organized by Good Samaritan Society Stafholt, volunteers help prepare the packages. From left, LaJoy Luce, Colin Hawkins, Marsha Hawkins and Spencer Riddle.

Be Prepared, Do A Good Deed, Recycle A Christmas Tree

On January 8, the Scouts of Troop 4025 will be having their annual Christmas tree pickup.

The true history of the Westman Marine shipyard

I read with interest the article in The Northern Light about the shipyard in the Blaine harbor closing down at the end of this year.

Wed, Dec 15, 2010 

 

Council sets hearing on accessory dwelling units

Blaine homeowners could have the ability to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on their property depending on the outcome of a series of public meetings next month.

Port signs lease for ‘Fisherman’s village’ project

A new project slated for Milhollin Drive could change the face of Blaine’s wharf district if a Salt Lake City-based developer is able to pull through with her plans.

Santa’s helper?

A young deer feeds on grass and foliage near Lincoln Park last week.

Council votes for Medic One change

Whatcom County Council has taken another step in restructuring the county’s emergency medical transport system.

Birch Bay Square faces uncertainty

The owners of Birch Bay Square owe nearly $20 million in unpaid loans, and a court-appointed receiver is now in charge to protect the controlling bank’s investments in the shopping center.

Birch Bay woman takes over Blue Horse Gallery

Birch Bay resident Christine Grinsted is tired of the sterile walls and stoic atmosphere of most art galleries so she decided to create something different.

Holiday dance aims to capture magic of season

Whatcom Fitness and Day-to-Day Dance have scheduled an all-ages holiday benefit performance of “Holiday Magic” a children’s dance performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 18, at the performing arts center.

Loomis Hall Gallery holiday party

Loomis Hall Gallery holiday party

Mount Baker and Heron

Alyssa Niemiec, of Birch Bay, snapped this photo from her back porch earlier this month.

Young At Heart: Senior center wraps up for the season

Welcome to December and its bitter blasts of blustering winter cold.

Richard Sturgill honored for service

Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Foundation president Daniel Tepper hands Blaine resident Richard Sturgill this year’s William J. Dettrich award at the foundation’s annual Christmas party and award ceremony at Whatcom County Parks’ Roeder Home.

Thu, Dec 9, 2010 

 

Blaine massage practice moves to Marine Drive

Jessica David was looking for a new space for her massage practice formerly located in the Drayton Harbor building Peace Portal Drive when she found a small retired fishing shack on Marine Drive.

Historic Blaine business folds, cites clean-up costs

An iconic Blaine business will close this month, citing environmental clean-up costs its owner can’t afford to pay.

County agrees to settlement with Trillium, city

The Trillium Corporation will be allowed to continue the development process for a 624-acre project in west Blaine after Whatcom County Council approved a settlement Tuesday night.


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