PHOTOS: Smoke softens summer light on frolicking, bathing backyard birds

PHOTOS: Smoke softens summer light on frolicking, bathing backyard birds

Story & Photos by Elston Hill No serious photographer would try to take nature photographs in the middle of a sunny summer day in the open sun and harsh light. Digital cameras can not handle all that... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I’m writing to express my support for our Highline Educators’

LETTER: ‘I’m writing to express my support for our Highline Educators’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] I’m writing to express my support for... [Read more]

Don’t throw it away – bring it to the ‘Repair Cafe’ at Burien Library Sept. 25

Don’t throw it away – bring it to the ‘Repair Cafe’ at Burien Library Sept. 25

Don’t toss your broken lamp, pair of ripped jeans or busted chair away – bring it to the ‘Repair Cafe,’ coming to the Burien Library on Tuesday, Sept. 25. This FREE event will run... [Read more]

Tosta challenges Port commissioner over plans to increase airport operations

Tosta challenges Port commissioner over plans to increase airport operations

By Jack Mayne Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman on Monday (Aug. 20) told the Burien City Council “we won’t agree on all the details” of Sea-Tac Airport expansions, but the Port is committed... [Read more]

Sponsored Post DAL Law Firm: Living Wills & Advanced Health Care Directives

DAL Law Firm: Living Wills & Advanced Health Care Directives

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm: Living Wills & Advanced Health Care Directives Making end-of-life wishes can be daunting, especially in the face of a terminal illness or serious injury. However, planning... [Read more]

Detectives seeking help regarding 1982 disappearance of Benjamin Ridley

Detectives seeking help regarding 1982 disappearance of Benjamin Ridley

King County Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for help from the public regarding the 1982 disappearance of Benjamin Ridley. Ridley was last seen in the Burien area in July, 1982, when he was 15-years... [Read more]

Orchestra of Flight seeking string players & percussionists for new season

Orchestra of Flight seeking string players & percussionists for new season

The Orchestra of Flight – a community orchestra based in White Center – is seeking string players and percussionists to join them for their new season, which begins Sept. 10, 2018. They rehearse Monday... [Read more]

UPDATE: Wednesday’s Family Fun Run postponed due to poor air quality

UPDATE: Wednesday’s Family Fun Run postponed due to poor air quality

UPDATE: Wednesday’s ‘Family Fun Run’ has been postponed due to poor air quality. It was scheduled to run from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at Town Square Park, but will be rescheduled for September... [Read more]

Giant Beer Pong tournament will brew up fun at Blues & Brews Festival Saturday

Giant Beer Pong tournament will brew up fun at Blues & Brews Festival Saturday

One of the non-musical highlights of the annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival – the Giant Beer Pong Tournament – returns to Des Moines Beach Park this Saturday, Aug. 25 as part of one of the... [Read more]

SPORTS: Local baseball player declines opportunity to play pro baseball

SPORTS: Local baseball player declines opportunity to play pro baseball

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following Sports story is sponsored by the Kenner Dental Group: By Luke Olson Sports Editor Kody Darcy of Kentridge High School was recently selected in the 39th round by the... [Read more]

The air is so unhealthy, school sports practices were moved indoors today

The air is so unhealthy, school sports practices were moved indoors today

The air is so smoky and unhealthy today (Monday, Aug. 20), that Highline Public Schools moved all high school athletic practices indoor for the day. Here’s an email sent out by the district: Dear... [Read more]

City’s survey results indicate 71% of respondents get news from B-Town Blog

City’s survey results indicate 71% of respondents get news from B-Town Blog

In the City of Burien’s latest community survey – finalized and released last week – 71% of respondents indicated they get their local information from The B-Town Blog – a very impressive... [Read more]

Airport, Eagle Landing Park stairs, annual police report on Monday’s Council agenda

Airport, Eagle Landing Park stairs, annual police report on Monday’s Council agenda

Expect to hear about the Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP), along with an update on a new hotel, potential action on the controversial Eagle Landing Park stairs, as well as... [Read more]

Air Quality Alert update issued Sunday

Air Quality Alert update issued Sunday

Air quality levels are going up more quickly than expected in the Puget Sound Region, and it’s reaching levels UNHEALTHY for everyone in some areas, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency announced. “We... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Teachers may vote to strike at member meeting Aug. 23

Highline Public Schools Teachers may vote to strike at member meeting Aug. 23

Members of the Highline Education Association – the union that represents Teachers in Highline Public Schools – may vote for a strike authorization at a member meeting this Thursday, Aug. 23. If the... [Read more]

Public Health closes Burien Fresh Smoothies due to salmonella outbreak

Public Health closes Burien Fresh Smoothies due to salmonella outbreak

Public Health – Seattle and King County announced on Friday, Aug. 17 that it is investigating an outbreak of salmonellosis – caused by Salmonella bacteria – associated with Burien Fresh Smoothies. The... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: 14-year old boy killed in accidental shooting has been identified

FOLLOWUP: 14-year old boy killed in accidental shooting has been identified

The 14-year old boy who was accidentally shot and killed Tuesday night (Aug. 14) in Burien has been identified by the Tukwila School District as Onjeray ‘OJ’ Devereaux. ‘OJ’ attended... [Read more]

Sponsored Post REMINDER: Olde Burien’s 3 Wishes ‘Fond Farewell Sale’ finishes up Saturday

REMINDER: Olde Burien’s 3 Wishes ‘Fond Farewell Sale’ finishes up Saturday

REMINDER: This SATURDAY, Aug. 18, is the FINAL DAY for 3 Wishes, as they are bidding a fond farewell to their iconic Olde Burien location. They are currently conducting a full inventory clearance with... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Open Houses: North Hill, Gregory Heights Rambler, Seahurst Cape Cod, Burien Bungalow, Renton Condo

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Open Houses: North Hill, Gregory Heights Rambler, Seahurst Cape Cod, Burien Bungalow, Renton Condo

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding six great Open Houses this weekend! First up is a view home in desirable North Hill: 1 owner, turn-key home ready... [Read more]

English Fête coming to St. Luke’s Renton on Saturday, Sept. 8

English Fête coming to St. Luke’s Renton on Saturday, Sept. 8

Bring the whole family to St. Luke’s annual English Fête for an afternoon of food, games, and music on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. The fête will feature: Sweet and savory English faire Carnival games Morris... [Read more]

Sponsored Post It’s ‘Elvis Week’ at Advertiser El Dorado West, with tribute show this Friday

It’s ‘Elvis Week’ at Advertiser El Dorado West, with tribute show this Friday

Danny Vernon Elvis Week at Advertiser El Dorado West is officially underway! We’re celebrating the KING of Rock…his music, movies and legacy for 10 Days. Several of our residents are Elvis... [Read more]

Family Fun Run coming to Town Square Park Wednesday, Aug. 22

Family Fun Run coming to Town Square Park Wednesday, Aug. 22

Another FREE ‘Family Fun Run’ will be held at Town Square Park on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Get ready because the 60 minute dash starts at 6:30 p.m. when the map of local businesses... [Read more]

‘Chief for a Day’ celebration coming to Burien today – Thursday, Aug. 16

‘Chief for a Day’ celebration coming to Burien today – Thursday, Aug. 16

The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center (WSCJTC) will hold its ‘Chief for a Day’ celebration today – Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 – marking the 20th anniversary of this event. If... [Read more]

Burien Pride Scholarship Fund now accepting Applicants

Burien Pride Scholarship Fund now accepting Applicants

The Burien Pride Scholarship Committee is officially accepting applications for their first endowment. The 2018/2019 application is available online as well as in person at the Discover Burien office... [Read more]

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