Fri, Jan 28, 2011
2010 in review: Point Roberts PTO
The year of 2010 was full of excitement!
Break ins erupt
Following a sudden rash of break-ins in Maple Beach and Crystal Water Beach, sheriff’s deputies are asking residents and cottage owners to be more vigilant.
Surviving an 8.8 earthquake and other lessons for the Point
Imagine you are a gallon can of paint sitting on the shelf at Nielson’s. Then imagine Lorne picking you off the shelf and placing you in the paint-shaking machine. He turns it on and you shake, thucka-thuko-thucka, for a couple of minutes.
Jackson Raymond Struthers of Point Roberts, currently in his junior year, has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Washington for autumn quarter.
2010 in review: P R Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Point Roberts Animal Wellbeing Society [PAWS] is now three years old and is making a difference to needy animals on the Point.
Walking the Walk
Kermit the Frog had it right. Even with the best intentions, doing the environmental right thing can be hard. This is especially true now that green, as a concept, has taken over a certain corner of our vocabulary.
Fresh flowers on your doorstep!
Sian Lindemann has taken over Sandy’s Flowers, and on top of the popular floral subscription service she is expanding the business to fold in a variety of unique gifts, home and garden décor, all with a floral theme.
Polar Bear Swim
The crowd was sparse – only Gary Haukeland and Margaret White were brave enough to do the Polar Bear Swim on January 1, 2011. The sun helped just a little as they made their preparations... A few ginger steps and they were in... And then they were out!
Boa constrictor visitor
Alen Weeden's 7-foot boa constrictor Bo visited Point Roberts Primary students on January 3 to provide some slithery inspiration for a writing project.
No fishing pier this summer
Whatcom County Council has approved a grant application for the Lighthouse Marine Park pier but don’t expect to see one this year.
Hardship extension granted
The county hearing examiner has granted a “hardship extension” to Yamato Development, giving the Point Roberts Golf Course more time to complete the residential portion of the project.
2010 in review: P R Parks & Recreation District
2010 opened with the wonderful addition to the park district of the Julius fire hall building adjacent to the community center.
2010 in review: Friends of the Library
At the library patrons continue to enjoy features like self-check out, downloadable audio books, and free dependable databases like car and small engine repair, resume making, vocational exams, and reliable health, business, and legal information.
2010 in review: P R Taxpayers Association
During 2010, the Point Roberts Taxpayers Association (PRTA) focused its efforts primarily on the creation, by Whatcom County, of an official advisory committee and on the replacement of the floating dock/pier at Lighthouse Marine Park.
Either use the right word or take a long walk off a short pier
The definition of docks and piers.
2010 in review: P R Emergency Preparedness
2010 for PREP was a year of positives and accomplishments.
Adopt A Road cleanup program
The taxpayers association took it upon themselves to re-invigorate the Adopt A Road cleanup program and has issued a challenge to other groups to do the same in 2011.
2010 in review: P R Community Advisory Committee
The PRCAC was created by Whatcom County Council on February 9, 2010 to function as a liaison between the Point and the county “to provide advice and recommendations …regarding needs and issues” and to “propose and develop methods to address those needs.”
A giant snowman was made on Baker Field by the Wednesday night football players for the primary school students to discover the following day.
Thu, Jan 20, 2011
Lighthouse Park: You say dock, I say pier
Sloppy nomenclature gets its comeuppance in this explanation of water terms.
Cuts here, cuts there, cuts everywhere for Blaine school district
Blaine school district facing mid-year funding cuts
Arts & Jazz night to support trip to Japan
Auction and dance night offers fun to attendees, funds for the ensemble's trip to the Funabashi Music Festival in Japan.
Thu, Jan 13, 2011
Residents come out to discuss the future of Lily Point Park
The first of two meetings to discuss Lily Point was held Wednesday night at the Gulf Road community center.
Build it and they will come...
Seizing on LaNina possibilities, a group wants to build a temporary ice rink at Baker Field.
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