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Thu, Mar 28, 2013 

 

Dollars for Scholars to live on

"Dollars for Scholars has not dissolved."

The bunnies are coming

The Point Roberts primary school Parent Teacher Organization's annual egg hunt is ready to go this weekend with more than 1,000 eggs ready for eager treasure-seekers.

Mark Richards benefit to be held

Local resident Mark Richards is getting back on his feet, literally, after a massive stroke, and he is grateful to have his community and family behind his recovery.

Friends of the Library

The spring fund raising campaign for the new library began with Nielson's Building Center offering up big bags of birdseed with all proceeds going to the library's building fund.

Hey! Get your cotton-picking hands off the daffodils!

The daffodils on Tyee Drive have burst into bloom and some people are helping themselves to the community's show.

Another chance to win a quilt

Boundary Bay Quilt Guild is prepping for their third quilt show.

You big stud, you

Spring has arrived.

How rights of way work in Whatcom County

I'm going to focus on an aspect of county government about which citizens commonly have questions - public right of way (ROW) roads and how they relate to their adjoining properties.

Cell tower delayed

The activation date for the Verizon cell phone tower remains a moving target.

Around the Point

The Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness (PREP) group is currently working on a different sort of phone book.

Water district approves rate hike

Despite a dramatic drop in the price of the water Point Roberts Water District purchases from Vancouver, district commissioners have approved a r percent increase in water rates for 2013.

Let's talk!

It can be frustrating to pay bills for a cell phone that's not always reliable here on the Point.

Spring herring spawn

Beachcombers on the west side of Point Roberts on March 26 discovered an unusually large number of herring egg masses floating on the water and clinging to kelp and eelgrass.

Thu, Mar 21, 2013 

 

Point Roberts health care provider resigns

After less than seven months on the job Alexandra Hunt has resigned as the health care provider at the Point Roberts Clinic.

Thu, Mar 14, 2013 

 

Got questions for the county?

If you have questions you want answered by county officials, tonight's the night.

Get hooked at Fiberfest

Local artists who work with fiber are getting ready to share their passion for their medium with the community.

Thu, Mar 7, 2013 

 

The Trinity Chamber Series presents the Prevailing Winds woodwind quintet

The Trinity Chamber Series will celebrate its 50th concert and the start of its fifth year with a performance by the Prevailing Winds woodwind quintet from Victoria B.C.

Thu, Feb 28, 2013 

 

Water commissioners approve rate increase

Despite a dramatic drop in the price of the water Point Roberts Water District purchases from Vancouver, district commissioners have approved a 5 percent increase in water rates for 2013.

Blaine schools wrangle with state reforms

Local educators are elbow deep in adopting major reforms as they work together to hammer out the details of federal and state initiatives that fundamentally alter how students are taught, and how students and teachers alike are evaluated.

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 

 

They say fiber is good for you

Local artists who work with fiber are getting ready to share their passion for their medium with their community.

V is for Valentine's Day

V is for Valentine's Day as shown by Point Roberts Primary School students wearing heart glasses on the special day.

Fire district's payroll "a murky affair"

Following a payroll audit of the last two years the fire district is paying out thousands of dollars to underpaid volunteers and asking overpaid volunteers for thousands back.

Water district getting break on rate increase

Water district customers might be getting a break on rising rates this year, with the Greater Vancouver Water District (GVWD) coming out with a lower than expected increase for 2013.

Spring art show set for community center

Local sculptor Richard Allen will be the next artist to mount an exhibit in the hallway of the community center with at least three of his works beginning in March.


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