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Fri, Jul 29, 2011 


In the summertime, when the weather's hot...

Visitors to Maple Beach enjoy one of the few summer days of 2011 on Sunday, July 24.

Arts & music fest to rock the Point

Drawing up to 10,000 visitors to Point Roberts, the arts and music festival is the hottest weekend of the summer, no matter what the weather is.

Parks gets ready to up levy

After a grueling discussion about the risks of asking voters for more money and the risks of failing to do so, local parks commissioners decided to ask taxpayers for an extra $7,500 a year to help rescue crumbling infrastructure.

School district benefits from late taxes

The collection of approximately two years’ worth of back taxes has helped the Blaine school district avoid budget reductions that could have included serious cuts to programs.

Groups working on border meeting

The Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC), the chamber of commerce and the voters’ and taxpayers’ associations are collaborating on another meeting on border issues with the hope of modifying border policies to better suit the community.

Prepare to wait... Tyee Drive construction starts August 1

The Tyee Drive resurfacing project gets underway Monday, August 1 just in time for B.C. Day. The project includes grinding the existing roadway, laying new asphalt and striping between Benson and Roosevelt roads.

Lily Point funding approved

Whatcom County Council has given its official stamp of approval to funding for improvements to Lily Point Marine Park.

July 4 Festivities on the Point

This Fourth of July was a busy one on Point Roberts with a pancake breakfast in the parking lot at TJ's Restaurant, potato sack races at Lighthouse Marine Park and a parade down Gulf Road.

Peace Arch concert series scheduled for August

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has announced the 2011 lineup for Peace Arch International Concert series.

Taxpayers AGM outlines successes, goals

Here’s a tip: If you want to ensure good attendance at your annual general meeting, schedule it for a warm summer evening and hold it on the back deck of Brewster’s, complete with hors d’oeuvres and wine.

Sitting on the dock of the bay ...

It was close, but the county has ultimately been awarded a grant to build a new dock for Lighthouse Marine Park.

From robots to rockets: Get yourself digivated!

Thanks to a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), local students and educators have access to unique workshops this summer.

A new library slowly takes shape

A rare thing happened Tuesday night, July 26 on the Point: Nearly 30 people got together at the Point Roberts library town hall meeting, and they all seemed to agree that the community needed a larger library.

Feeling moody or is it low blood sugar?

Is it irritability, anxiety, brain fog, a meltdown, attention deficit – or low blood sugar?

Looking back at the Point Roberts’ maritime history

People have been attracted to Point Roberts since the Ice Age, when the first immigrants from Asia came down from Alaska through the British Columbia channels. The wealth of clams, crabs and oysters on the Point’s beaches and the fish in the surrounding waters was a major draw for people to stock their larders.

This face rings a bell

Local artist and bellmaker Richard Allen found himself without a foundry, but discovered a unique solution to creating bells.

Practicde makes perfect!

Children practice for Trinity Community Lutheran Church's presentation of "Malice in the Palace," the story Esther. The show is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, at Lighthouse Marine Park.

Name the Beach Contest!

Did you know there was a public beach between the marina breakwater and the Oceanside Estates condominiums? Well, there is and it’s all because of an agreement struck between Whatcom County and the original marina developers way back in the 1970s and the 1980s.

Thu, Jul 21, 2011 


District to present school budget July 25

The Blaine school district is two weeks away from unveiling its 2011/2012 budget to the school board as discussions continue over how roughly $200,000 less salary money from the state will affect the district’s employees.

Point Roberts Beach Club project moves forward

The Point Roberts Beach Club project will be appearing before the Whatcom County Hearing Examiner once again.

Thu, Jul 14, 2011 


Point’s water quality improves

With filtration plants now online for the Vancouver water supply, Point Roberts water is meeting state and federal standards for chlorination byproduct levels.

Fri, Jul 8, 2011 


Water district to hold special public meeting

The Point Roberts water district will hold a special public meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 12.

Thu, Jul 7, 2011 


Arts Celebration

A wine and cheese reception was held Friday, July,1 to celebrate the summer holidays and the latest art work on display at the community center.

One last day to submit comments on Beach Club

Friday, July 8, is the last day to comment on the county’s determination of non-significance on the Point Roberts Beach Club project.

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