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Holiday Greetings 2016
Bring a Branch to Birch Bay
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Birch Bay Discovery Days

Great new addition to the Birch Bay Discovery Days events–a Crab Derby and Fest. Challenge the crab you caught against others and eat a bunch, too. See birchbaychamber.com for more details.

It's Not Okay

It’s Not Okay

If you haven't voted yet

If you haven’t voted yet

Check out the qualifications of three amazing candidates for Legislative District 42, Washington State.           Visit sethfleetwood.com; votesatpalsidhu.com and votejoymonjure.com for the facts.

Only one week to election

Only one week to election

If you haven’t been able to do anything else for this critically important election, you have one week to make a difference. The Coordinated Campaign, supporting Seth Fleetwood for State Senate and Satpal Sidhu and Joy Monjure for State House positions, is putting on a final phone-calling/canvassing blitz. Please contact: Bre Weider, Manager Coordinated Campaign,

Flash Forums

Flash Forums

County council candidates inaugurated  a new way to meet with voters. On August 19 and 21, Rud Browne and Barry Buchanan informally chatted with residents at the Birch Bay Public Market and in a homeowner’s driveway. For upcoming events, see the calendar at www.whatcomdemocrats.com.

National Bicycle and Pedestrian Count - Phase 2

National Bicycle and Pedestrian Count – Phase 2

As part of a national study, being done in Birch Bay, Washington for the first time in May, we counted six female and two male cyclists; 35 female and 24 male pedestrians; and 18 dogs, gender undetermined. On July 6, our numbers increased exponentially to 179 cyclists (75 female and 104 male), 369 pedestrians (207 female

Git Yer Goat

Git Yer Goat

We saw an item in Entrepreneur magazine on Rent-A-Goat and thought what a great idea that would be to clear our lot. Since ending our Growing Trees for Salmon efforts, nothing but a raised bed (whole other story), has happened there — except for an explosion of weeds. A little local research revealed that Tom

Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm

Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm

Most Whatcom County residents know a CSA as a Community Supported Agriculture produce supplier. The Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm is a Community Supported Aquaculture oyster provider. Started in 2001, the first manager we met in 2004 or so was Geoff Menzies. Steve Seymour, a recently retired Fish and Wildlife Department employee, has now taken

Two Hours With Our Representatives to Olympia

Two Hours With Our Representatives to Olympia

You might not agree with their politics but you must recognize that Sen. Doug Ericksen and Rep. Vincent Buys are adroit politicians. They held a town hall meeting at the Ferndale High School auditorium last Saturday. Before the meeting began, Buys went around the hall greeting almost everyone who was there. Ericksen, ever smiling and

Neighbors helping neighbors

On January 5th, the Birch Bay community turned out by the hundreds at a spaghetti dinner to demonstrate their support for victims of the December 17th King Tide. Via Birch Bay Cafe and Bistro and the Birch Bay Consignment and Thrift store suffered the worst effects. See more on here.