Fri, Nov 18, 2011
Vendors gearing up for craft fair
The Christmas Art and Craft Fair at the community center will be spilling down Gulf Road this year, enticing shoppers to keep it local and leisurely.
Parks levy proposition passes overwhelmingly
Outgoing Whatcom County executive Pete Kremen appears to have won the Whatcom County Council race against incumbent Tony Larson, as has county council member Sam Crawford against opponent Christina Maginnis.
If they build it, the water will come
Looking 20 years into the future, water district commissioners appear to agree that Point Roberts residents won’t be able to afford to buy water from the Greater Vancouver Water District (GVWD), the Point’s current supplier. What’s next is to determine what is the most financially and practically feasible alternative.
Braving the high seas
High winds forced the Lastochka onto South Beach during a sailboat race on Monday, November 14. No one was injured with the exception of the captain’s pride.
Taking it one head at a time
Candy Downs has a mission: “Beautifying Point Roberts, one head at a time.”
Fire district OKs 2012 budget
Fire district commissioners have approved a $545,000 budget for 2012, with almost a third of it headed into savings.
With a new parcel pick-up service at the back and a new salon, McFrugal’s on Gulf Road is turning into a mini-mall.
It’s apple cider time for food bank
Dozens of volunteers, hundreds of apples and one big cider press came together beginning October 30 for three days of cider-making at the community center, as a celebration of the harvest and to make something special for food bank clients.
Wackie Walkers celebrate 9th Anniversary
The Point Roberts Wackie Walkers group celebrated nine years of walking together at a celebration on November 1.
Thu, Nov 17, 2011
A Spooky Halloween on the Point
Kiniski's Reef Tavern and Pier Restaurant went all out with their Halloween weekend parties. Staff and students at the Point Roberts Primary School also joined in the fun.
Thu, Nov 10, 2011
Point Roberts quintet to perform ‘Peter and the Wolf’ November 13
This Sunday, the Trinity Chamber Concert Series will show its playful side with a concert for children of all ages.
Poinsettia sale to benefit Blaine High School grad night event
A number of Point Roberts parents are planning a Poinsettia sale to raise funds for the 2012 Blaine High School Alcohol and Drug Free Grad Night Event.
Point voters approve parks levy by wide margin
Voters gave the local parks department an emphatic “yes” on its request for an increased operations and maintenance levy for the next six years.
Thu, Nov 3, 2011
2011 elections ballots due November 8
Point Roberts residents must postmark their ballots by November 8 if they want their vote to count in the 2011 elections.
Snow on Mt. Baker heralds return of winter ride program
Mt. Baker Ski Area’s Winter Ride program for students in grades 6 through 12 is gearing up for the season, and an informational meeting will be held next Wednesday in Blaine for students and parents.
Fri, Oct 28, 2011
Parks district tackles small upkeep jobs
“I want to compliment you all on your attitude toward fixing things at the community center,” Doug Ritchie told local parks commissioners at another district meeting focused on fixing aging facilities.
Hospital district looks at changing service provider
The local hospital district is considering changes to who provides healthcare services on the Point.
PRCAC talks funding for community projects
The Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) is positioning itself to take the lead getting funding for capital projects in the community.
Point Roberts Candidates Night harvests big crop of candidates
Local voters got a full podium ready to answer their questions as local candidates followed the campaign trail to Point Roberts.
Bloomer’s Nursery to remain open for winter
Point Roberts gardeners may be shutting down for the season, but Bloomer’s Nursery won’t be.
Reader’s Theater group calls for auditions
A new group is forming to bring the old favorite “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” to life for the holidays.
Point Roberts children’s librarian Rose Momsen, a.k.a “Rast Rose” and her crew of mask makers model their wares after the library’s halloween program on October 18 at the Gulf Road community center. Photo by Meg Olson
Voters to decide on privatization
Election season is approaching once again, and once again Washington state voters will decide whether or not the state’s liquor stores should be privatized.
Water district to conduct water rate survey
Water district commissioners have directed district manager Dan Bourks to move forward with another rate survey to keep district income in line with expenses.
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