Fri, Jun 29, 2012
Tony Barton: Portrait of a singer
Tony Barton has a beautiful baritenor voice – dark and rich in the lower range, bright and free on the top. But voice is only part of a great performance. When talking to Barton, I heard a refreshing perspective.
The last wave?
The tsunami warning siren at the corner of APA Road and Tyee Drive will sound the first Monday of every month at noon to test the system’s loudspeaker.
Auntie Pam is coming to town
Pamala Sheppard is opening her own store where the McFrugals store now stands on Gulf Road.
Tell the 911 dispatch where you are
Canadian cellular telephone users need to know where they are and be clear with 911 dispatchers about their location or response could be delayed in an emergency, according to Lieutenant Bill Slodysko, deputy director of What-Comm 911, the agency responsible for handling emergency calls in Whatcom County.
Reading books for fun and prizes
Local readers are winning prizes for reading books through the local library’s summer reading program.
Thu, Jun 21, 2012
Businesses encouraged to accept Canadian debit cards
Thousands of Canadian dollars flow into Whatcom County every day, and the county’s chamber of commerce wants local businesses to take greater advantage of this source of business.
Thu, Jun 14, 2012
County, Bellingham agree on framework for EMS system
Nearly two years after Whatcom County moved to dissolve the existing countywide emergency medical services (EMS) system, county and city of Bellingham officials have agreed on the framework for a new one.
Thu, Jun 7, 2012
Point Roberts Visitor Center opens for business
The Point Roberts Visitor Center, located at the Gulf Road community center, is now open, and Martha Tobiya’s smiling face will be there to help people discover the Point every weekend until Labor Day.
County chooses Cherry Point terminal study consultant
Whatcom County Council has approved a contract with a Colorado-based environmental consulting firm to produce the massive environmental review of the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT).
Whatcom County to host living with the coast workshop in Birch Bay
Residents of land adjacent to coastlines will get the chance to learn more about how to safely and effectively manage their properties at a free workshop this Saturday.
Thu, May 31, 2012
Speaker to talk about making the Point more bike and walker friendly
An expert on slow modes of transportation, Ellen Barton will address the Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee at their June 5 meeting.
Act now before the tent caterpillars eat everything in sight
Lily Point Marine Park is Ground zero in the battle against tent caterpillars
Fri, May 25, 2012
Voters group receives conflict counseling
Whatcom County Council members attending the Point Roberts Registered Voters’ Association annual meeting got a healthy dose of internal squabbling and left with a message to the community: get along.
Change puts fire board into tizzy
Point Roberts fire commissioners have begun a series of work sessions to thoroughly review department operations and confront staffing challenges.
Big, big, big drip: 4.3 million gallons later
The Point Roberts water district is sending out an appeal to all residents and visitors to the Point: day or night, report leaks immediately.
A Little Spring Cleaning
Grace Wilkowski, l., and Megan Kelly were part of the Adopt-a-Road cleanup held May 20 by the Kelly family and the Taxpayers Association.
A poet for the poor slug
Local resident Carole MacRury is one of ten Whatcom County poets selected to be featured in a poetry walk at the Bellingham Public Library.
Governor makes emergency funds available to combat pertussis epidemic
Governor Chris Gregoire has unlocked state emergency funds meant to stem the outbreak of pertussis, also called whooping cough, in Washington state.
Hurry Up and Wait
Canadians returning home after the Queen Victoria Day weekend faced lengthy lineups as far back as the Benson Road intersection
Around the Point
Briefs on Happenings around Point Roberts
Wine, cheese and art on offer
Local artist and chef at the Pier Restaurant John Saslow will be the next artist featured at the community center, beginning in June. Several of Saslow’s paintings will be on display in the community center’s main foyer throughout the summer.
Welcoming the New Guard
The new board of the Point Roberts Voters Association is, from left, Stephen Hedlund, Elizabeth Lantz, Ruby White, Gordon Nielson, Mary Miller, Stuart McFarlane and Dwayne Hunt. Connie North and Henry Rosenthal are not pictured.
Crews clean up fuel spill at Point Roberts Marina
A fuel spill in the boat yard at the Point Roberts Marina that spread to the pond adjacent to the Marina Mist condominiums has residents concerned about toxins in their backyard.
PTO preps treasures for fundraiser
Point Roberts Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) president Sandra Almond sorts through the growing mountain of treasures gathering at the primary school in preparation for this weekend’s garage sale, the organization’s primary fundraiser for the year.
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