Fri, Sep 30, 2011
Homegrown and loving it
“That’s our motto. All year, all local, all organic,” said farm founder and community garden association director George Wright.
Around the Point
A new PRCAC commissioner and a new way to pay the water bill
Crossing the border made easier
The Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) is reporting that it is now easier to get restricted items across the border.
Point Roberts Marina Seafood Festival
The weather may have cooperated only fitfully on September 17 but that didn’t stop people from throwing on a sweater and having a great time.
Team Baker off to a great start
Spearheaded by the Point Roberts Registered Voters Association, a movement to take back Baker Field has launched.
Vitamins for good health
Do we require vitamins for good health? The answer is “of course.” Vitamins are essential for good health but only in tiny amounts.
Thu, Sep 22, 2011
County appoints new member to PR Community Advisory Committee
Whatcom County Council has confirmed Jennifer Urquhart as the newest member of the Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC).
Lily Point trailhead and parking lot construction to beign
Construction will begin next week on the parking lot and restrooms for Lily Point Marine Park, closing off its main entrance for two months.
Thu, Sep 15, 2011
Lily Point trailhead and parking lot contract approved
The Whatcom County Council unanimously approved a contract with a Lynden-based construction company to start work on improvements to Lily Point Marine Park.
Blaine schools placed on brief lockdown Monday morning
Reports of a Blaine Middle School student who had threatened to harm himself and was possibly in possession of a weapon forced all four Blaine schools into a brief lockdown earlier this week.
Thu, Sep 8, 2011
Bringing home the wood...
Thanks to involved citizens and border officials, residents can now bring in previously disallowed items.
Thu, Sep 1, 2011
$20,000 worth of ramps donated to Point Roberts Skate Park
Thanks to West Vancouver Parks and Community Services, the Point Roberts Skate Park has a batch of new professionally manufactured ramps, valued at $20,000 according to former parks commissioner Marco Aurilio.
Annual seafood festival promises food, fun and music
Take music, good food and community volunteers, mix it up and you have the Point Roberts Marina’s annual Seafood and Music Festival, now in its third year.
State test scores show improvement across grade levels at most Blaine schools
Recently released state test scores paint a generally positive picture of Blaine’s schools, though the Blaine school district as a whole failed to meet federal standards in reading established by the No Child Left Behind Act.
Fri, Aug 26, 2011
Finally enjoying the summer
A group of paddlers head out of the marina channel past the marina beach on August 16.
Point’s roads move up priority list
Point Roberts transportation improvements have hit No. 6 on the county’s list of priorities.
A few more hoops to jump through
Local fire chief Nick Kiniski appears to be preparing for the final stages of certification that will allow him to practice as a paramedic in Whatcom County, but has a few procedural and political hurdles to clear first.
Blaine school board approves budget
Capping months of public deliberation and state funding uncertainties, the Blaine school board unanimously approved the budget for the 2011/2012 school year at its monthly meeting August 22.
Up, up and away!
Steve Berman and kids watch a rocket demonstration during the DIGIVATIONS workshop held August 18 at the community center, one in a series of NASA-oriented workshops organized by Steve and Anne Berman.
Former Lynden mayor Jack Louws to face off against Doug Ericksen
Point Roberts voters chose to send incumbent Whatcom County sheriff Bill Elfo and sheriff’s deputy Steve Harris to November’s general election, just as the rest of the county did, but diverted from countywide results by preferring former county planning director David Stalheim for the county executive spot.
Let our stuff through!
Getting goods to the Point topped NEXUS travel as the main issue community members brought to the table at a recent meeting to gather input on border concerns.
Quliters to display work
The community center will be draped in fabric finery when the Point Roberts Quilters put on their quilt show in conjunction with the last weekend of the summer’s Saturday Morning Market.
Point Roberts Arts & Music Festival
Arts & Music Festival Lighthouse Marine Park July 30 & 31, 2011
Name the beach contest
Back in the 1970s, a developer named Egidio Trasolini had the idea to build a marina in Point Roberts. A lot of people thought this was a good idea. This being Point Roberts, there were also some who didn’t.
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