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Fri, May 31, 2013 


The Capanna crew

The crew at Caffe Capanna pose outside the newly remodeled (and airy!) hot spot on Gulf Road.

Dem bones ain't gonna rise again

Excavation work has led to the discovery of human remains on four separate sites in Point Roberts in the last month.

Great Scott! He's come back

Sheriff's deputy Dave Scott is back patrolling Point Roberts streets 20 years after his first posting as one of two local Whatcom County Sheriff's deputies.

A homegrown clean up

The clean up crew who came out and worked at the Point Roberts Homegrown Food Cooperative on April 28 moved at least 100 wheelbarrows of mulch and grass clippings.

Post a sign, pick a weed.

Sandy Martin, Suzanne Pinckston and Steve Wolff keep the event sign weeded and trimmed but need donations for bark mulch and some extra hands to weed.

More hours, more reading

The local library will have extended hours this summer to accommodate more users during summer months.

Connecting the Point, dot by dot

The Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness (PREP) group is putting the finishing touches on a resource directory for Point Roberts residents, community organizations, visitors and businesses.

Around the Point

The Saturday morning market will start up on June 21 and take place every Saturday until the end of August except for during the Arts and Music Festival on Saturday, August 3.

Hello? Can you hear me? Hello?

According to Verizon Wireless spokesman Scott Charleston, the Point Roberts cellular transmission tower was "up and running" at noon on Tuesday, April 30.

Semiahmoo Resort to re-open

Coastal Hotel Group, a Seattle-based hotel management company, has confirmed that the purchase of the Semiahmoo Resort is scheduled to close in early June, and that they will be managing it once all the paperwork is signed.

Parks gets ready for summer fun

The crew is in place for this yearâs summer kids program, 15 days of free fun sponsored by the local parks district.

Skagit River bridge collapse means delays

Want to be an ambassador?

The second year of the Visit Point Roberts Student Ambassador Program was kicked off with its first fund raiser, the Spring Fling community talent show.

Improve your Photography

Friends and business associates frequently apologize to me about their photos, saying, "I just have a little digital camera."

Wed, May 22, 2013 


Biotoxin causes recreational shellfish harvest closure

Whatcom County Health Department announced May 22 that unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin have been detected in molluscan shellfish on some beaches in north Whatcom County.

Thu, May 16, 2013 


Register for the 4th of July parade

It's time to gear up for the annual 4th of July parade.

Thu, May 9, 2013 


Getting the commissioners fired up to give

Library fundraising queen Judy Ross, center, attended the May 8 meeting of the fire district commissioners to drum up donations for a new library.

Guest Editorial: Are our courthouse doors closing?

Several years ago, judges statewide began urging the legislature for more stable funding for the trial courts so we could provide equal and accessible justice across our state.

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 


Commissioner says 'take foot off gas pedal'

With monthly expenditures rising amid requests for more money, one fire commissioner is asking if the department needs to slow it down.

A Boundary Bay sunrise ...

Who and where we are

The Whatcom County parks department has installed three of four interpretive signs at Lily Point Marine Park to help visitors better understand the cultural and natural history of the area.

Group sends recommendations to county

In an unusual display of unanimity, the Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee has agreed to send three recommendations to improve Point Roberts roads to Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws.

Marine explorations

Lisa, Luke and Elizabeth take advantage of a sunny day April 24 to go exploring at Lily Point Marine Park.

More water costs to increase

The Point Roberts water district is continuing to review what it charges residents for the services it provides.

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