Fri, May 27, 2011
Thanks for spiffing up the Point
Point Roberts roads and ditches are now more than 740 pounds lighter, thanks to a crew of community volunteers of all ages. Large debris pulled off the beach put the total closer to 1,000 pounds.
EMT training cash turns into tables, paint and TV
Unable to host a class for emergency medical technicians on Point Roberts, the fire district will use the funds budgeted for the class to improve their training facilities and offer a series of less ambitious programs.
Around the Point
Local resident and former water district commissioner John Lesow was awarded the Communicator of Excellence Award at the annual meeting of the Washington Press Association on April 16.
Kindergarten sign-ups begin
Kindergarten registration is open at the local primary school, where teachers and administrators are already looking at the next school year and making plans for a growing school.
How not to get kicked out of the country for five years
What does it take to get kicked out of the U.S. for five years?
Ride to the store day, too
Ride Your Bike To Work and School Day was on May 20, but these riders held their own Ride to the Restaurant and Store Day on Sunday May 22.
A gluten-free future?
Annelle Norman, l., and Joan Roberts planning a June 16 gluten-free dinner at Brewsters Fine Foods , which will feature gluten-free foods and beverages – even beer!
A holistic approach to the Point
Annelle Norman wants to be the Point’s “neighborhood holistic physician.”
Boating season opens
Boating season. It’s official now.
Old homes immortalized
Local quilter Judy Ross has donated her efforts to immortalize old homes in Point Roberts to the local historical society.
State parks to begin charging access fees
Starting July 1, vehicle access to state parks and other types of state recreation lands across Washington will come with a charge.
Point voters turn in lowest numbers for school bond votes
Of the eight voting precincts that comprise the Blaine school district, half approved the $32 million capital projects bond initiative with 60 percent of the vote or greater.
Celebrating Mother's Day
On May 6 students and staff at the Point Roberts Primary School welcomed moms, and one stand-in dad, for a Mother’s Day lunch and to share some stories written by the students.
Plans for Lily Point Park nearing county council action
Plans for improving Lily Point are clearing a final permitting hurdle before being reviewed and approved by Whatcom County Council.
No repeat, writes Pete
Whatcom County executive Pete Kremen announced Tuesday, May 24 that he will not seek re-election in the November county elections. The announcement was made in a letter to Whatcom County Council and the public.
In the old days
Lola Samuelson (now Lola Loreen), 3rd from right, with hat, and friends on Gulf Road in front of the building, now known as Brewsters Fine Foods, which was a George and Barker cannery house.
Join the community garage sale
Who needs a garage sale for spring-cleaning when the local school is having one for you?
Verizon tower put on hold
Verizon Wireless representative Scott Charleston said plans for a Point Roberts tower remain on hold.
That block is going to cost!
It will cost more for athletes to play sports at the middle or high school level after the Blaine school board unanimously approved athletic fee increases at its May 23 meeting.
Get ready for an animated July 4th!
It’s time to start planning for this year’s Fourth of July parade, which will be an “animation celebration.”
Marine biotoxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) have been detected at dangerously high levels in shellfish samples collected from northern Whatcom County beaches, Whatcom County health department officials have reported.
Thu, May 19, 2011
Water district changing connection fee payment requirements
Describing the current process as 'awkward and hard to administer,' the water district is planning to change the way it charges for water hookups.
State parks to begin charging access fees for all state parks
Governor Chris Gregoire has signed into law a measure that allows the state parks department to charge for access.
Get rid of stuff – Support the local school
The annual garage sale for the primary school is the PTO's biggest fundraiser of the year
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