Fri, Sep 30, 2011
Hang in There!
Are they trying get out or get in? Only the teacher knows. The first days of primary school have the kids climbing the wall. Photo by Meg Olson.
School district facing tough choices
The first meeting of the Blaine school board began with a work session on a subject that is near, but perhaps not dear, to board members’ hearts: money troubles.
Lily Point: No entry
Construction has begun on the parking lot and restrooms for Lily Point Marine Park, closing off the main entrance to the park for two months.
Commissioners reaching a slow boil over costs
Water district commissioners are giving alternatives to buying water from Vancouver more serious consideration.
Run aground on stormy seas
On Sunday, September 25, Greg and Denise Denny were on their way back to the Point Roberts marina from a trip to the San Juans when they lost their engine in a storm with 30-knot winds pushing them fast toward South Beach.
Revisit the past with history buffs
The Point Roberts Historical Society held its third quarterly meeting of the year on September 21 at the community center. The next gathering is on December 7 – everyone is welcome to attend the traditional festive Christmas meeting.
Parks board position to once again be left vacant
The Point Roberts Parks and Recreation Board of Commissioners position Marco Aurilio left in August will once again be in need of filling come the November election.
Strike Up the Band!
The Delta Music Makers Concert Band performed at the Point Roberts community center on September 11.
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.
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