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Thu, Jul 31, 2014 


Art commissioned for Baker Field restrooms

The Point Roberts parks district is looking for local artists to spruce up the restrooms at Baker Field.

Pick a bushel of blackberries

Blackberry season is off to an early and especially bountiful start this year.

Hearing set for radio towers

Whatcom County has set the date for the proposed radio tower array at the corner of Tyee Drive and Mackenzie Way to be before the county hearing examiner.

Tsunami awareness important for Point Roberts dwellers

The thought that the Northwest is free from substantial earthquake activity is no longer an acceptable mindset.

Suzan DelBene to meet the public in Point Roberts

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene will be visiting Point Roberts on Monday, August 11.

CBP advises early travel for B.C. Day holiday weekend

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this holiday weekend into the United States to plan ahead and to anticipate increased traffic volumes during the celebration of British Columbia's B.C. Day holiday weekend.

CBP hiring 2,000 new employees nationwide

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be adding an additional 2,000 officer positions to their land, air and seaports around the country.

Fri, Jul 25, 2014 


Arts & music festival set for August 2-3

The Point Roberts Arts and Music Festival will go ahead this year, reconfigured to accommodate the failing southeastern portion of the Lighthouse Marine Park boardwalk, which the county parks department has closed off due to safety concerns.

County council approves scenic loop for Point

Whatcom County Council has enthusiastically approved a proposed scenic loop for Point Roberts.

The summer of '56: Three months of hard work, beautiful weather and a little adventure

Graduation day for me was June 1, 1956.

Character plan committee to expand

The Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) will continue to accept applications to fill a vacant spot on the board in a bid to get wider community involvement.

DelBene gets results at border

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene has asked the Department of Homeland Security to take steps to cut back wait times at Whatcom County ports of entry, especially Point Roberts.

Food bank looking for space

On Wednesday mornings at 6 a.m., Henry Rosenthal is in Tsawwassen, picking up bread from one of the local supermarkets that donates to the Point Roberts Food Bank.

Too hot to hurry

Slow down and enjoy summer.

Local writer publishes first novel

Long time resident Margot Griffiths has recently had her first novel "Angel Hair" published.

New UPS center to open in fall

A new franchise of The UPS Store is scheduled to open across from the post office in time for this year's Christmas rush.

4th of July 2014, Point-style

A great fourth on the Point

Point Roberts Garden Tour

The 2014 Point Roberts Garden Tour had something for everyone.

Together In Unity? Here? In Point Roberts?

Fire district commissioners have given chief Christopher Carleton the seal of approval at his annual review and the chief has again turned down a raise.

Raising funds for firefighter scholarships

The Point Roberts Volunteer Firefighter's Association raised $1,000 through two carwashes in July.

NEXUS enrollment center moving

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) is relocating its NEXUS enrollment center to Birch Bay Square.

Recipes from the Co-op

Grilled Zucchini and Pepper Salad with Feta and Mint

No sitting or singing on the dock of the bay this year

The fishing pier at Lighthouse Marine Park, originally scheduled to be replaced in time for this year's summer season, will have to wait another year.

Quilt show to benefit new library

The Friends of the Point Roberts Library (FOPRL) is presenting a quilt show and sale of the work of Judy Ross, with all proceeds going to the new library building project.

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