Authenticity In Focus At Powellwood Garden Storytelling Festival
The PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival is a potent and charming alternative to a culture dominated by self-serving stories designed to distract or mislead. Anybody read or heard any of those lately? I thought so. Instead, festival patrons will be treated to a day filled with tales that illuminate. Trust me: the festival is an opportunity to step away from the routines of daily life and get caught up in the rhythms of a more real world—the rhythms of a natural experience that restores the soul. [caption id="attachment_58887" align="alignright" width="150"] Donald Davis[/caption] Anybody can report facts. But that’s just “telling stories,” as it were, says festival headliner ...
Woman stabbed in Burien Saturday afternoon; teenage girl taken into custody
The King County Sheriff's Office is reporting that a woman was found stabbed near S. 120th and Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below) on Saturday (June 25) around 5 p.m. The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious injuries. A female suspect in the stabbing is around 18-years old. She was taken into custody and transported to the King County Juvenile Detention Center, police said. As we gather more information, we'll update this post (refresh page for the latest news...). Woman found stabbed near S120/DesMoines Memorial Dr. Female suspect at scene and incustody. Victim to Harborview serious injury.— KingcosoPIO (@kingcosoPIO) ...
PODCAST: Gunshot puts campus into ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mode; Jack Mayne…
Here's episode #57 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab's Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation: SoKing News Weekly Recap for June 24-27, 2016: Gunshot puts local campus into ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mode; new Police Chief for Normandy Park; Highline School Bond coming to Nov. ballot?; Puget Sound Weather Geek forecast; Jack Mayne on Sound Transit; ‘The Final Take’ & more… Please share this Podcast – just press the Menu button above and elect 'Share'! You can also subscribe, hear previous episodes ...
PHOTOS: A peek inside the Museum of Flight’s new Aviation Pavilion
Story & Photos courtesy resident Elston Hill: The Museum of Flight previewed its new, 3-acre Aviation Pavilion on Thursday (June 23) for the media. The 9-story high, roofed outdoor gallery doubles the Museum's exhibit space with the biggest expansion in its 51-year history, establishing a new Seattle landmark and one of the world's grandest displays of historic aircraft. The Museum of Flight's Aviation Pavilion is a covered, outside gallery with 15 rare and unique commercial and military airplanes. The Museum's Boeing 747 prototype, Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Concorde will be open to the public daily. The building covers more area than two football fields, ...
Highline School Board to decide July 20 on $299 million November bond election
By Jack Mayne There will be a new Highline School District bond issue on the November ballot if the school board approves a proposal from the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee. The amount of the new bond is projected to be $299 million. Previous bonds that did not pass were $376.0 million (2014) and $385 million (2013). This new measure will be officially decided at a Highline School Board meeting on July 20. Why November? In a news release on Thursday (June 23) the district said the general election in November was chosen because the presidential election should bring higher than average voter turnout, “so the ...
Burien City Council gets mired down with update of city’s strategic plan
By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council spent a lot of time Monday night on a what became a confused and dissembled discussion on wording of an update to the city’s strategic plan, which was largely made more confusing by trying to figure out changes offered by telephone and what the changes meant. After nearly three hours the Council approved the strategic plan with changes, largely pushed by Councilmember Nancy Tosta. The vote was 5 to 2, with Tosta and Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz voting ‘no’ mainly because they had more changes they wanted considered. The Council has had the plan update before it ...
AUDIO: Bob Edgar discusses new Burien projects at Mayor’s Luncheon
Story, Photo & Audio by Scott Schaefer The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Mayor’s Luncheon on Thursday, June 18, with representatives from Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, Tukwila and SeaTac speaking. Held at the new Four Points by Sheridan Hotel in Des Moines, each spoke about their city’s status, new projects and visions for the future. Representing Burien was Deputy Mayor Bob Edgar, who spoke about the city’s recent, record number of new permits, how a BECU will be soon be opening in Burien Town Square Park’s retail area, new developments at NERA, Group Health’s plans to re-build, the city’s ...
Burien’s Seafair-sanctioned 95th Independence Day Parade will be July 4!
Photos from the 2014 parade courtesy Elston Hill Proudly in its 95th year, the City of Burien’s 4th of July Independence Day parade is the oldest and one of the best attended in King County. The parade has also been officially sanctioned by SEAFAIR as a Seafair Community Event. “Seafair believes in celebrating the traditions of our region, resources and diverse residents," according to the Seafair Foundation. "The thirty festivals and parades selected as Seafair Community events are important elements of our healthy communities.” Every year, thousands of spectators gather along the parade route in downtown Burien to see marching bands, floats, Seafair Pirates ...
Mixed-media artist Kathy Constantine is featured in a Burien Arts Gallery exhibit opening this week. The show runs June 29 to July 30. The Burien Arts Gallery normally schedules its Artist/Opening Reception... [Read more]
South King County drivers should plan ahead for the first of five weekend lane reductions on southbound I-5 in SeaTac soon, as crews begin repaving a 2.7-mile section between South 188th Street and South... [Read more]
REMINDER: A Blood Drive will be held during the Farmers Market this Thursday, June 30, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Burien City Hall. The Farmers Market runs from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., so this is a great opportunity... [Read more]
A Free Job Fair will be held at Highline College from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13. More than 60 employers are expected at this event, to be held in Building 8 on the main campus. “Meet... [Read more]
Reader Sarah King wants everyone to be on the lookout for her missing Bearded Dragon lizard, last seen Monday afternoon (June 27) around 4:30 p.m. near 4th Ave SW and SW 119th Street (map below): “He... [Read more]
The Spinnakers drill team is looking to recruit new members! This is a semi-military precision marching drill team, and they’re looking for girls and boys ages 7 to 20. They practice year-round,... [Read more]
The City of Burien’s FREE ‘Music In The Park’ concert series will kick off at Lake Burien School Park on Thursday, July 7 with jazz from Pearl Django. The free concert will run from 6:30–8... [Read more]
Fireworks are illegal within Burien city limits, so even if you’re ‘safe and sane’ and only setting off a Sparkler, or one of those classic old ‘Snakes’ that spew a strange... [Read more]
Des Moines/Burien native and longtime resident/activist Jeanne Moeller passed away on June 16, 2016. She was 90 years old. A rosary and funeral will be held at St. Francis of Assisi (15246 21st Ave SW)... [Read more]
The PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival is a potent and charming alternative to a culture dominated by self-serving stories designed to distract or mislead. Anybody read or heard any of those lately?... [Read more]
The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a woman was found stabbed near S. 120th and Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below) on Saturday (June 25) around 5 p.m. The victim was taken to Harborview... [Read more]
A Book Signing & Launch Party will be held for former Highline High grad and baseball coach David Larson on Monday, June 27, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Tin Theater. Larson is a 1969 Highline grad,... [Read more]
Here’s episode #57 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]Sponsored Post
From Advertiser CHI Franciscan Health: CHI Franciscan Health is expanding its highly successful surgical weight loss program to residents in Burien, West Seattle and surrounding communities. David Swedler,... [Read more]
Story & Photos courtesy resident Elston Hill: The Museum of Flight previewed its new, 3-acre Aviation Pavilion on Thursday (June 23) for the media. The 9-story high, roofed outdoor gallery doubles... [Read more]
By Jack Mayne There will be a new Highline School District bond issue on the November ballot if the school board approves a proposal from the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee. The amount of the new... [Read more]Sponsored Post
BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this SUNDAY, June 26 – is an immaculate, 2-bedroom dollhouse with tons of great features! The owner has... [Read more]
Hey you! Yes, you. You look worried! Don’t be. Burien’s Hi-Liners still have room in their camps! But hurry. Summer theatre fun starts on Monday, June 27: 8 weeks of Camps (Ages 5–16) In... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Designed by Freepik Welcome new Advertiser Sit N’Stay Pet Sitting, LLC, owned and operated by Burien resident Brittany Shea! Relocation to our area five years ago meant leaving her established pet... [Read more]
This week and next, asphalt overlay work begins on 4th Ave SW between SW 146th Street and SW 148th Streets (map below), near Dottie Harper Park, the City of Burien announced. Starting Thursday (June 23),... [Read more]Sponsored Post
New business ‘The Oilerie’ will have an official opening this Saturday June 25, starting at 2 p.m. at their new location at 540 SW 152nd Street at Burien Town Square. Normal business hours... [Read more]
Glendale Evangelical Lutheran Church is offering a Deep Sea Discovery Vacation Bible School from July 11 – 15. It is for children three years old (potty-trained) through 4th grade (just completed).... [Read more]
By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council spent a lot of time Monday night on a what became a confused and dissembled discussion on wording of an update to the city’s strategic plan, which was largely made... [Read more]Read More Headlines