Mon, Dec 1, 2008
Program provides Thanksgiving dinners
The Blaine Community Assistance Program’s annual Thanksgiving Basket effort is underway, and program director Rev. Brent Brentnall said he expects...
With a little help from their friends...
Starting on the night of November 11 crews from Ludtke Pacific Trucking started what marina owner Steve MacKay calls “the push.” Minus-tides...
PREP looking for new community shelter
The Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness Committee (PREP) is asking the local parks board to budget for a generator so that the Gulf Road community center...
Seniors feeling peppy about Friday lunch
Local seniors are looking with growing optimism at their Friday lunch program, which has been on the block, a part of cuts to the county’s senior...
Blaine inaugurates new RFID technology
Blaine ports of entry are the first on the Northern border using new technology to ensure tighter new identification requirements to enter the U.S. that...
By Jack Kintner
Following on the heels of the third successful community math night held in October in the Blaine School’s Performing Arts Center, the Blaine school...
Young artists the stars of this exhibit
“Anything is okay. You cannot make a mistake. Close your eyes, open your mind and nothing is impossible.”
Sat, Nov 1, 2008
Trash issue goes to twin hearings
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) has scheduled back to back conferences on the future of garbage and recycling services in...
Taxpayers AGM airs development issues
The board of the Point Roberts Taxpayers Association may be headed in a completely new direction following the election of a mostly new slate of faces ...
On November 8, AARP will be hosting a Driver Safety Program (formerly 55 Alive) at the community center from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a short lunch break...
When the going gets tough, it’s time to donate to the Point Roberts Food Bank
In an effort to be ready to help local families in rough economic times, supporters of the local food bank are embarking on a fundraising drive they hope...
New shipping option
As of the first of October, there was another mailing service in Point Roberts available to residents and visitors. The Shipping Station is located inside...
Easy come, easy go with some initiatives
While the race for the presidency may be creating all the national excitement, there are a number of measures, levy lifts and initiatives that have local...
Around the Point
Fire District Plans
New shoreline regs stir up the waters for owners
Local owners of shoreline property are keeping their eyes on a lawsuit filed in Skagit County, hoping for some relief from what they see as unreasonable...
Water district turns the taps back on
It’s over. Nearly three years and three months later, the Point Roberts water district has cancelled the moratorium on water hookups. Water commissioners...
The Screening Room
High School Musical 3:Senior Year – Rated G ***
Wanted: New blood for foundation
“This community must not let the arts die,” said founder and trustee Eddie Buendia.
Come out for the holiday craft fair
The annual Holiday Craft Fair showcasing the remarkable and gift-worthy talents of local artists, crafters and growers gets underway at the Point Roberts...
Governor tells federal government to get with the NEXUS program
Washington governor Christine Gregoire is asking the federal government to relax NEXUS rules and ease border restrictions to make it easier for Point Roberts...
Can you be a friend?
The Friends of the Point Roberts Library is comprised of members who help out by volunteering and assisting the library.
By Meg Olson
Since the Point Roberts Animal Welfare Society – or PAWS – got its official start last November, organizers estimate the group has helped over...
Ten years ago, The Pillars of the Earth swept through the literary world like a tidal wave. Now, at last, Ken Follett delivers his long-promised sequel...
Wed, Oct 1, 2008
Not a question of if but when
Fire commissioners aren’t talking about if they need to ask the taxpayers for more funding, they’re talking about when and how.“I don...
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