Slideshows Slideshows RSS Feed Diving into Spring Several boys from Blaine took advantage of the spring weather and took a dive off the Blaine pier on March 24. Polar Bear Plunge - January 1, 2014 - Birch Bay, Wash. Ring of Fire and Hope - Birch Bay - December 31, 2013 Flares and fireworks lit up the bay on Tuesday night as hundreds gathered to celebrate the end of 2013. BHS Commencement 2013 Ringing in the New Year with Birch Bay Festivities abounded in Birch Bay to welcome the new year. Blaine High's Annual Roman Banquet The banquet is a longstanding tradition, and is held for sophomores as part of their World History class. A day in the life of a state park ranger Ted Morris, the manager at Birch Bay State Park, has been working for Washington State Parks and Recreation since 1975. Drayton Harbor Days celebrate Blaine’s maritime history Pirates galore turned out for Blaine's annual Drayton Harbor Days, a celebration of all things maritime focused on Blaine Harbor. Birch Bay Music Festival’s SnipFest 2 raises money for WeSNIP Visitors to Birch Bay and locals enjoyed a sunny day full of music as part of the Birch Bay Music Festival, a fundraiser for a local pet spay and neutering service. City council tours new city hall Blaine city staff lead a July 30 tour of the third and fourth floors of the Banner Bank building, which will house Blaine's city hall starting September 10. Tour de Whatcom rides through Blaine, Birch Bay Hundreds of bicyclists made their way through and Blaine and Birch Bay over the weekend as part of the annual Tour De Whatcom charity ride. Discovery Days fill Birch Bay with fun and games Hundreds of Birch Bay residents and visitors turned out on a sunny Saturday afternoon for fun and games during Birch Bay Discovery Days on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22. Peace Arch sculpture exhibition features 12 artists Featuring 12 artists, the 15th Annual Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition is on display until October 1. Whatcom County Public Works tests Terrell Creek Erika Stroebel, senior planner for Marine Resources, and Atina Casas from the Marine Resources committee of Whatcom County Public Works, plowed through tall grasses and muddy banks on their bi-monthly gathering of samples to test the quality of water sources draining into Birch Bay on Thursday, July 19. Children show their creative side at the library At the Lego Creation Show ‘n’ Tell children brought in their coolest creations to the Blaine public library on Wednesday, July 11 Crews complete Peace Portal trail Work crews have substantially completed the Peace Portal Community trail on the east side of Peace Portal Drive. A Fourth of July blast! Thousands of people turned out Blaine’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July festivities on Wednesday, July 4. Fourth of July car show attracts thousands of spectators The July sun glinted off acres of chrome and metal shined to a mirror finish during Blaine’s Show-n-Shine Car Show on July 4. Blaine Jazz Festival brings music to the street with free noontime concerts Dozens have turned out for the free jazz concerts at the G Street plaza in Blaine this week Volunteers clean up Birch Bay July 5 Dozens of Birch Bay residents and other volunteers turned out on July 5 to clean up piles of fireworks debris left over from the July 4 celebration.