Fri, Apr 27, 2012
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.
Thu, Apr 19, 2012
County seeks first round of comments on Cherry Point terminal project
County residents now have their first opportunity to officially weigh in on the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal.
Thu, Apr 12, 2012
Meeting to discuss proposed library expansion
The Friends of the Library’s annual meeting this Saturday will highlight plans to expand the library and encourage a discussion of what the community wants to see in a library.
Area Democratic caucuses set for April 15
Registered Democrats in Point Roberts will join their counterparts across Whatcom County this Sunday to hold precinct caucuses.
Blaine educator dies after three-year battle with cancer
In the three years since she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, Deb Cummings continually defied the odds.
Thu, Apr 5, 2012
Volunteers sought to survey Spartina in Point Roberts
Volunteers who have been working in Tsawwassen to eradicate an invasive weed in Boundary Bay are bringing their efforts to the Point.
Port of Bellingham director resigns over internal disagreements
Port of Bellingham commissioners have accepted the resignation of port director Charlie Sheldon after months of internal bickering.
Whatcom County officials: Cherry Point permit paperwork now complete
Whatcom County’s planning supervisor has declared the permit applications for the Gateway Pacific Terminal project complete, starting the clock for an extensive environmental review process that will begin this summer.
Upfront Theatre to perform in Blaine for band fundraiser
The Blaine Performing Arts Center will host a comedy troupe from Bellingham to raise money for the Blaine High School Wind Ensemble’s 2013 trip to Japan.
Blaine school board selects architect for science, special education upgrade projects
The Blaine school board has approved the selection of John Stewart Architects as the architect for the science building modernization and special education remodel projects.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012
Spring is Here!
Darlene Gibbs of Ladybug Nursery (pictured) and Bloomer’s Nursery are open and ready for the spring onslaught of local gardeners. Photo by Louise Mugar.
Come bid for talent at Spring Fling
As more businesses and individuals add their support to hiring a marketing intern for the Point, organizers are planning a party to get the community behind the project.
Chariot of Ire: Board disagrees on buying vehicle
Fire district commissioner David Gellatly was the swing vote in approving the purchase of a new vehicle dedicated to paramedic services.
Water only flows after you pay your bill
Water commissioners have approved in principle a simplified resolution that would make water connection costs payable up front by landowners, with limited options for a refund.
A job well done
It was a big work day on Saturday, March 10 for this group of volunteers at the Point Roberts Homegrown Co-op Garden on Benson Road who were busy filling newly constructed raised beds.
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