Weekly Birch Bay Buzz
September 22, 2021 | Week 37
HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY TO THE VAULT!
The Vault Wine Bar Tuns 4!
Congratulations and Happy Birthday to The Vault Wine Bar in Blaine! Cheers to this milestone and to many, many more!

Coming Soon:
Mark Ryan Wine Paired Dinner
Sunday, September 26th | 5 PM - 8 PM
Enjoy wine & paired 5 course dinner with Amy Pickering.

Call 360-392-0955 NOW for reservations. Seats are going fast!

WCLS HOSTING FOUR BIRCH BAY VOGT COMMUNITY LIBRARY INFORMATION SESSIONS WITH CHRISTINE PERKINS
Whatcom County Library System Executive Director Christine Perkins will host four online community meetings to share information and to answer your questions about the proposed Birch Bay Vogt Community Library. 

People who live within the boundaries of the proposed Library Capital Facility Area (LCFA) will vote Nov. 2 to determine if they will fund construction of the 7,600 square-foot library through property taxes. 


All sessions are online via the Zoom video platform. Pre-registration is required. Visit wcls.org/happenings and choose one of the four dates (or click a date above). We will email a link to you prior to the meeting. The first session will be recorded and shared on the library system’s website, wcls.org/birchbay

Visit wcls.org/birchbay to see a fly-through animation of the proposed library, design schematics, a project overview, and a map of the proposed LCFA’s boundaries. We hope to see you at an information session. 
HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND:
Last Golf Tournament of the Season at Birch Bay Village!
Birch Bay Village is hosting the last golf tournament of the season!
Saturday, September 28th @ 10 AM
Entry Fee $10
NEW HOURS AT STATION 49
Summer might be almost over, but the fun continues at Station 49!
Now open:
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
11 AM - 8 PM
September 25th:
Line Dancing 3 PM - 5 PM
The Jack Benson Band 5 PM - 7 PM
Comedy 7 PM - 9 PM
Hosted by Cecilee Romano
with Headliner Luke Severeid
Winter Hours at The Beach!
Wednesday - Friday open 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday open 12 pm
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Trivia Thursday Nights
Karaoke - Friday Nights
Live Music Saturdays
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Watch the Hawks at The Beach!
Sunday, September 26th, 2021
Starting at 1:25 PM
Watch the Seattle Seahawks take on the Minnesota Vikings on 5 TV screens + one big screen on the stage.
The Birch Bay Chamber has you covered...from your nose to your mouth. If you need masks we have them. Click the link below to email us today to reserve your mask quantities.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
NEW FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE!
The Working Washington Grants: Border Business Relief Program will focus on customer-facing businesses that have experienced hardship specifically as a result of the COVID-19 border restrictions. Businesses must have reported annual revenues of $5 million or less in 2019 to the Department of Revenue and be located in Clallam, Jefferson, San Juan, Island, Skagit, Whatcom, Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens or Pend Oreille counties.

Information and a preview of the application is available now at commercegrants.com. The application portal will be open Oct. 4 - 18. Customer support will be available in English and Spanish beginning Sept. 29.

Local, technical support is available through Gina Stark at the Port of Bellingham. Email her today for help.