Wed, Nov 3, 2010 

 

Thrift store has unique business model

Birch Bay resident K.C. Dishon, l., with her sister-in-law, Jayme Jacobs in her Dollar Thrift Store at Grandview Business Park.

Local angel group seeks entrepreneurs

The Bellingham Angels are a local group of investors dedicated to providing equity capital to early and mid-stage entrepreneurial companies in the Pacific Northwest, with an emphasis on Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties.

Chamber elects new directors

The Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce recently elected their new board of directors during their last general meeting, October 19.

NSEA schedules work party Nov. 20

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) and the Chums of Terrrell Creek volunteer group have scheduled a work party to restore native trees and shrubs.

Young At Heart: Cold, windy days and warm hearts

Another year grows calmly old What promises new November brings, beyond the cold and windy days, and icy snow which well may fall.

Thu, Oct 28, 2010 

 

North Cascades band to perform at PAC

Music lovers who want to support the Blaine high school wind ensemble will want to attend “Gershwin and Friends,” part of a concert series by the North Cascades Concert Band later this month.

Blaine proposes $11 sewer rate hike in 2011

Blaine residents can anticipate a large increase in sewer rates next year, but how much is still uncertain.

Teen injured after falling out of car

Blaine police responded to an accident involving an 18-year-old who had fallen out of a moving car on Friday evening near the Blaine primary school on Boblett Street.

Art for the seasons

The Loomis Hall Gallery will host several festivities this holiday season.

Birch Bay Water and Sewer wins award

The Washington state department of ecology (DOE) presented The Birch Bay Water and Sewer District with a 2009 outstanding wastewater treatment plant award on Tuesday, October 19.

Blaine man killed in single-car crash

A Blaine man was killed Friday, October 22, when the truck he was driving rolled over on Interstate 5.

Meeting to discuss watershed issues

The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources (BBWARM) district will be hosting a free event to help citizens and managers save money, protect water quality, and reduce flooding through the proper maintenance of privately owned storm water systems.

WeSNIP event to raise cash for pets

The Whatcom County WeSNIP organization has scheduled a garage sale this weekend to help provide free and low-cost spay and neutering to dogs and cats of low-income residents.

Ghouls and goblins make Halloween driving spooky

For motorists, the spooky part about Halloween is that little ghouls and goblins often dress in dark colors and in costumes that cover their eyes, and some get so excited they simply forget road safety rules.

Olympic curler pleads guilty to smuggling

A Canadian curling gold medalist arrested in Blaine in April pled guilty to counterfeit drug charges in a Seattle courtroom last week.

‘Dead Prom Date’ party this Saturday

The Blaine Library will be hosting a “Dead Prom Date Party” on Saturday, October 30, 6:15 to 9:00pm.

At 85, local developer keeps on truckin’

In a time where small businesses are failing across the country, Bellingham’s Fairhaven district is bursting at the seams, and the man behind it all now has set his eyes on Blaine.

Picture perfect

Artist Point was a perfect picture of autumn on October 14. When photographer David Riffle, of Blaine, returned the following week, however, the ground was covered in snow.

Amtrack ridership up in 2010

The Amtrak route between Eugene, Oregon, and Vancouver, B.C. has set records for ridership in the first nine months of 2010, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Former band student recalls Japan trip

One chilly February morning back in 2003, I woke up to prepare for my day – just another groggy rise before heading off to my morning high school classes.

Mon, Oct 25, 2010 

 

WeSNIP garage sale to benefit local pets

Organization taking donations this week.

Thu, Oct 21, 2010 

 

Canadian border guard found guilty in assault

The former Canada Border Services Agent (CBSA) accused of improperly strip-searching four women at the Peace Arch/Douglas Border crossing has been found guilty of sexual assault in B.C. Supreme Court.

Fire district could appeal Bell Road project

Plans for a 48-unit, mixed-use development on Bell Road could be put on hold if North Whatcom Fire and Rescue officials appeal a recent decision by the Blaine planning commission.

Company offers $669,375 for segment of airport land

Three acres of the 33-acre Gateway Business Park, formerly Blaine’s municipal airport, will most likely have a new owner within the next few months.

Woman arrested in Birch Bay shooting

Whatcom County sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic violence call with reports of shots being fired in Birch Bay on Monday morning.

Bird bath

A flock of pintail ducks bathe in Drayton Harbor last week.

Former Blaine student gets southern border experience

Sophia Sennett knew what it was like living on an international border.


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