Thu, May 10, 2012
Point Roberts beaches closed to all recreational shellfish harvesting
The Washington State Department of Health has announced all beaches north of Sandy Point, including Point Roberts, are closed to recreational shellfish harvesting.
Voters’ association to host county council members at annual general meeting
Three Whatcom County Council members and the county treasurer will be special guests at the annual Point Roberts Registered Voters’ Association annual general meeting tonight at the community center. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Thu, May 3, 2012
Annual Blessing of the Fleet to honor fallen fishermen
If you have been down to Blaine Harbor, you will have seen that the commercial fishing fleet is not too busy right now. The local crab season is finished until next fall for commercial non-tribal fishers, and the local salmon season will not begin until probably late July or August. The large draggers and crab boats are out fishing in Alaska or off the Pacific coast.
Whatcom Democrats chair to run for 42nd district representative seat
Bellingham resident Natalie McClendon will seek the 42nd legislative district state representative position currently held by Blaine resident Jason Overstreet.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012
Time for the plant sale - May 12 10 a.m - 2 p.m.
This year the Point Roberts Garden Club’s plant sale will feature more than plants.
April showers bring May flowers
Members of the Point Roberts Garden Club hard at work on the flower beds they planted on Tyee Drive for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.
District toughens response to deadbeats
Point Roberts water district commissioners have approved a resolution that would allow the district to put a lien on properties with past due connection fees.
Group agrees on gas tax projects
The Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee took more decisive action than they have since the committee was formed, voting to recommend three road projects to the county as ways to spend the additional local gas tax.
Port director resigns amidst internal turmoil
The Port of Bellingham will have to look for its second director in three years after former director Charlie Sheldon resigned amid internal bickering.
Biking into May
It’s Bike Month! Dust off those cobwebs, get on your bike, get some exercise, see the Point! Don’t have a bike?
Coldplay combines music, theatrics at Rogers Arena
As some 12,000 music lovers entered Rogers Arena to see Coldplay in concert, attendants handed each patron a nylon wristband with little electronic gizmos on it. Having seen the group’s previous Vancouver concert, I was already excited in anticipation of what they’d do, how they’d present themselves; this group is renowned for not simply performing their music, but putting on a show that stimulates all the senses, using the whole building as their palette in creating a concert experience.
Music to dye for...
Every time I play a CD now I think of Andy Mar. It’s all got to do with a highly specialized green dye. Flip a CD over and you’ll notice a green shimmer. That’s dye and it’s what allows digital matter to be captured on a CD. Andy, a research chemist, led the team of scientists who invented this green miracle that now coats virtually all CDs. Sound complicated? Not to Andy.
On the water...
Boating season for the Point Roberts Yacht Club will officially open on May 5 with a flag-raising and the traditional sailpast at the Point Roberts Marina.
Club members get a co-op tour
Members of the Point Roberts Garden Club recently got a tour of the Point Roberts Homegrown Co-op and information about its co-op membership and growing practices.
Get an early start to July 4
The Point Roberts Chamber of Commerce hopes to expand the annual July 4 celebration into an “Independence Week” of events.
Walkers celebrate 1,000 walks
How many walks could the Wackie Walkers walk if the Wackie Walkers wanted to walk? Well, the Wackie Walkers just walked their 1,000th walk. Wonderful walking!
Annual general meeting for registered voters association coming up
The Point Roberts Registered Voters Association has asked several members of Whatcom County Council to attend their Annual General Meeting on May 10 for what association president Elizabeth Lantz described as a “town hall style meeting” with an opportunity for the public to ask questions.
Saturday Morning Market organizers plan May 5 informational meeting
Organizers of the Saturday Morning Market are inviting anyone interested in participating in the market this summer to get together for an informational meeting.
Spot some tsunami debris from Japan? Report it
Debris from the Japanese tsunami last year has made it across the Pacific and is starting to wash ashore.
Free stylin’ to Blaine and Bellingham
In 2011, Point Roberts residents took advantage of the free taxi service provided by the Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) to take 127 trips between the Point and Bellingham.
Coast Guard Auxiliary offers education, fun
Would you be interested in being a photographer for a polar expedition? Would you like to be a chef coordinating thousands of dinners? Or do you just want to know how to send out a Mayday when a day out on the water takes a bad turn? The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Auxiliary could be how you get there.
Students shine in tech contests
Blaine High School has continued its stellar performance in state Technology Student Association (TSA) competition this year, sending five students to the national championships in Nashville, Tennessee.
Council okays precinct changes
Most registered Whatcom County voters are in new voting precincts following a Whatcom County Council vote on Tuesday.
Working toward a new library for the Point
The Friends of the Library have embraced a new structure for the group that will continue to support library programs while focusing on fundraising for a new building.
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