Fri, Jan 27, 2012
Move the community center?
Just as parks district commissioners approved the first step toward converting Julius Fire Station into a new library, a far more ambitious plan for the library and other community facilities was proposed.
Family Game Night Fun
Lots of fun was to be had at the Family Games Night at the community center on January 14. The events are held on the second Saturday of the month. Photo by Deven Cano.
2011 Year in Review: Point Roberts Historical Society
The highlight of the year for the Historical Society was the open house in honor of Judy Ross who gifted 18 wall quilts to the society.
Still some wrinkles to iron out on Lily Point construction
The parking lot and restrooms at Lily Point Marine Park may look complete, but they’re not.
Sale of handmade Valentine’s Day cards to raise money for South Sudanese slaves
Local health care practitioner Annelle Norman is organizing a series of Valentine’s Day events as fundraisers to help free slaves in Northern Sudan.
2011 Year in Review: Point Roberts Taxpayers Association
This year’s Annual General Meeting of the Point Roberts Taxpayers Association (PRTA) in July proved to be a big success, attracting greater attendance and participation.
2011 Year in Review: Point Roberts Animal Wellbeing Society
It has been another busy year for Point Roberts Animal Wellbeing Society (PAWS), and the fundraising arm of our society, the Point-Interface e-mail community bulletin board.
Wed, Jan 18, 2012
Redistricting shifts most of county to 1st congressional district
Point Roberts residents will share a Congressional representative with parts of Seattle and Everett now that the state redistricting commission has finalized new district lines.
Wed, Jan 11, 2012
Port commissioner to attend taxpayers’ association meeting
A Port of Bellingham commissioner will attend the next Point Roberts Taxpayers’ Association meeting, which will be devoted to discussion of the port’s plans for the Point.
Gym proponents make their case to parks commissioners
Proponents of a community gym in the Julius fire station on Gulf Road are ready to go, but the space isn’t ready for them.
Thu, Jan 5, 2012
Parks district meeting will discuss expanding Point library
The Point Roberts parks district is set to take a first decisive step toward expanding the library.
CBP announces schedule for public informational classes
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials plan to hold a seven-week citizens’ academy so residents can learn more about CBP operations.
Thu, Dec 22, 2011
One family has the Blaine police and the Border Patrol to thank this holiday season.
On Tuesday just after dark, Blaine police received a call from the Portland police department. They had learned that an Oregon resident who had threatened to commit suicide had used his cell phone close to the Canadian border.
Lane shift for NEXUS users at truck crossing
All NEXUS users heading northbound into Canada via the truck crossing will be relocated to a new lane on the west side of the port of entry effective Friday, December 23 at 7 a.m.
Deputy county administrator retires
After serving for 12 years under outgoing Whatcom County Executive Pete Kremen, deputy county administrator Dewey Desler has announced his retirement.
U.S./Canada border agreement could improve Amtrak inspection times
Inspections of southbound Amtrak trains on the tracks in Blaine could soon be a thing of the past now that a cross-border security screening agreement has been finalized.
Fri, Dec 16, 2011
2011: Another one bites the dust
Zoom-zoom. Just like the car commercial, another year has zipped by. But before you sit down with pencil and paper to list your New Year’s resolutions, take time to look back at how 2011 turned out for Point Roberts...
Let there be light. And there was light. A streetlight, to be exact.
After over a year of meetings, the Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) took its first official action, approving a recommendation to Whatcom County about how to spend gas tax dollars collected on the Point: a streetlight.
Can you hear me? Can you hear me now?
The wait is almost over for Verizon Wireless customers looking for more bars.
New Year’s Eve concert to benefit Blaine High School band students
Usher in 2012 while helping local young musicians head off to perform and learn in Japan at the beginning of 2013!
Commissioners approve water main work
Point Roberts Water District commissioners are hoping to replace the worst of the Point’s failing water mains in January.
A Historic 2011
The Point Roberts Historical Society is looking forward to a new year of looking at Point Roberts in years past. From left, Sylvia Schonberg, Kitty Doyle, Pauli DeHaan, Joan Linde, John Miller.
A Big Thanks!
Jacynthe Bergeron-Perich, l., Karen Pollock and Barbara Bradstock of the Point Artisan Guild handed over a big check to local parks district commissioners Mary Edgley and Linda Hughes at the Pier Restaurant on December 12.
A Season of Music
Trinity Church was filled with music and song on Sunday, December 11 as the Trinity Community Choir presented its Christmas concert.
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