News News RSS Feed Homegrown Co-op offering summer CSA The Point Roberts Homegrown Co-op is selling shares in what promises to be an abundant summer harvest. 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... Fireside Chat April 2014 Newsletter <link></link> <description /> <guid></guid> </item> <item> <title>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 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. 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.