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Thu, Apr 17, 2014 


Homegrown Co-op offering summer CSA

The Point Roberts Homegrown Co-op is selling shares in what promises to be an abundant summer harvest.

Thu, Apr 10, 2014 


Garden club looking for more green thumbs to help out

It takes a lot of work keeping the Tyee Drive flower gardens looking spiffy. The garden club could use some help...

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April 2014 Newsletter

Character plan committee holds tough on sign ordinance

The second of two sign applications come up in front of the committee

Fire district changes official meeting times

A trial run of 4 p.m. meetings lead to official adoption

Water district receives approval to build new office

Whatcom County Hearing Examiner Michael Bobbink approved a conditional use permit along with a number of conditions

Thu, Apr 3, 2014 


International Marketplace rounds up

Results of the "Round Up" campaign at the Marketplace to raise money for the new library are in and organizers are very pleased.

County rules limit new pot business locations

Stricter regulations passed by Whatcom County Council will prevent many would-be pot growers and processors in unincorporated Whatcom County from setting up shop, but some of those restrictions might only be temporary.

Fri, Mar 28, 2014 


Getting ready for spring

Darlene Gibbs of Ladybug Nursery is getting ready for the spring rush of customers looking to add color and beauty to their landscape.

District to raise connection fees

Two out of the three water district commissioners voted to approve a 20 percent increase in the general facilities charge (GFC) that is assessed for new water system connections.

Will there be a new sign of the times?

The newly resuscitated Point Roberts Character Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) has gotten underway and already has shown there may be a bite behind their smiles.

County executive Louws to speak at voters' AGM

The Point Roberts Registered Voters' Association (PRRVA) has snagged Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws to be their featured speaker at its upcoming annual general meeting.

Signs of spring

The signs of spring have appeared on Tyee Drive, thanks to the efforts of the Point Roberts Garden Club.

Miniature Art Night is a hit

Singer/musician Veronica Hughes at the second annual Miniature Art Night fundraiser for the new library at Auntie Pam's.

Staring in at windows

Ed Park and Judy Ross had a sextet of visitors one morning.

Point Roberts enjoys Valentines for Sudan

Fire district given clean bill of health by state auditors

The state auditor's office has given the local fire district a clean bill of health following an accountability audit of the district's operation from January 2010 through December 2012.

South Beach House opens March 28

Welcome back! It's spring and Max Briand and wife Diane are welcoming dinner guests back to South Beach House for great food and an unforgettable view.

Caffe Capanna ready for business

The Hughes family, Lake, Linda and Ron (from left) and staff are ready for business at Caffe Capanna.

School board recognizes Jonquil Moon

Blaine school district chair Todd Berge presents Jonquil Moon with a certificate recognizing her many years as a volunteer at the Point Roberts Primary School helping to foster a love of reading in students.

Pier Restaurant opens, new crew, menu

Pier Restaurant is getting ready for their fourth season with a new crew in the kitchen and a revamped menu.

Point Roberts celebrates world water day

Point Roberts community members celebrated UN World Water Day with dancing and discussions.

Stephen Falk joins parks board

Point Roberts Parks and Recreation District commissioners held their first executive session in almost a decade to select a new commission member.

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