Wed, Dec 1, 2010 

 

Man escapes abduction attempt near Birch Bay

A man was able to escape from would-be kidnappers last weekend by fleeing from their car at a gas station near Birch Bay Square.

Viva Pharmaceuticals gears up for construction

A large Canadian pharmaceutical company is gearing up for the construction of a planned $40 million manufacturing facility in Blaine.

Snowbird

A male Oregon Junco perches outside the home of Semiahmoo resident David Riffle.

Wineries celebrate season with events

Those who would like to sample local cheese, chocolate and wine will want to check out a collaborative holiday open house featuring six local wineries this weekend.

A season for sharing...

Andrew Craft, 15, of Birch Bay, shot this buck while hunting with his grandfather Steve Moore in Colorado early in November.

December to feature concerts, dance and film

December events

Annual Giving Tree program still in need of gifts

Stafholt Good Samaritan Center’s annual Giving Tree program is still in need of donors to provide gifts to children of low-income families.

Blaine's Holiday Harbor Lights

Holiday event listing

Public comment sought on Birch Bay rate hikes

Birch Bay residents will get the chance to make their voices heard at the next Birch Bay Water and Sewer District Board of Commissioners meeting when the board discusses proposed water and sewer rate changes.

Tue, Nov 23, 2010 

 

Blaine holiday harbor lights festival begins Dec. 3

Those looking for a way to celebrate the holidays with community will want to check out the Holiday Harbor Lights festival December 3 and 4 as Blaine’s downtown fills with activities.

Birch Bay study calls for better connectivity

The $20,000 tourism study conducted on Birch Bay is done, and consultants recommended a range of suggestions, including traffic changes.

Council rejects property tax, reduces sewer rate hike

Blaine property owners no longer have to worry about their city property tax bill growing but their sewer rates will still increase.

NOEL concert returns to Blaine

Those looking for a way to celebrate the season with poetry, music and song will want to attend this year’s NOEL concert at the Blaine performing arts center.

Local raptor

A red-tailed hawk soars over Drayton Harbor on the hunt.

Blaine poised to receive state transportation funds

Washington’s Transportation Improvements Board (TIB) has awarded nearly $100 million for traffic improvement projects across Whatcom County, and a portion of that money will come to Blaine.

A cozy critter

Blaine resident Richard Sturgill said his cat “Roger” knows how to keep warm during chilly weather.

American Life in Poetry

Here’s a poem by Edward Hirsch, who lives in New York, that offers our younger readers a look at what’s to come.

Mt. Baker Ski Area opens for 2010-2011 winter season

The Mount Baker Ski Area is now open, and forecasts call for even more snow to blanket the mountain.

Want to support your community? Shop locally this season

November 29 through December 5 is Sustainable Connection’s Eighth Annual Buy Local Week.

Check weather before heading out for the holiday

With ice storms across the state and snow in the Puget Sound area, drivers should prepare for winter driving conditions over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Cherry Point aquatic reserve management plan OK’d

Members of the Birch Bay community and various state environmental agencies and organizations met at Birch Bay State Park on a damp Thursday afternoon for the adoption of a management plan for the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve.

Legion hosts Thanskgiving dinner

Those in need of a hot meal this holiday will not need to look any farther than the local American Legion Post #86’s annual community Thanksgiving dinner.

DUI patrols stepped up this month

Washington State Patrol will be increasing their DUI patrols throughout Whatcom County during the holiday season as part of their Drive Hammered, Get Nailed.

Blaine students earn AP awards

Eighteen students at Blaine high school have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams.

Port approves $52 million budget

Port of Bellingham commissioners have adopted a $52.3 million budget that includes nearly $40 million in capital projects and a 5 percent cut in port property tax revenues.

Ericksen selected as caucus whip

At their biennial reorganization meeting today, state Senate Republicans selected Senator-elect Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, as caucus whip.

School board sends bond intiative to ballot

After months of contemplation and planning the Blaine school board has taken the final step by voting to place a $32 million capital project bond initiative on the ballot next April.


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