CEOs from local corporations help close Digital Divide in Highline Public Schools
Photos by Jana Kleitsch On Friday (April 17), top executives from The Boeing Company, Alaska Airlines, and Syntonic visited Chinook Middle School to see and experience digital learning tools that their companies are supporting. Ray Conner, President & CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes; Brad Tilden, President & CEO of Alaska Airlines; and Gary Greenbaum, President & CEO of Syntonic participated in a student-led lesson on math apps and programs used in class by students every day. In partnership with the Highline Schools Foundation, Boeing, Alaska Airlines, and Syntonic have made significant contributions to Highline Public Schools in an effort to provide equitable access ...
Expanded Festivities This Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden
New garden spaces make it possible for PowellsWood to expand offerings at their annual Mother’s Day weekend event. Each year Monte and Diane Powell offer up a taste of English Garden-inspired hospitality during their Mother’s Day open days, and this year is no exception with guest speakers, a book signing, tea, tours, and music. If you haven't seen the revamped garden since it reopened two years ago, you really should take the opportunity. It's stunning. [caption id="attachment_54734" align="alignright" width="220"] Three generations enjoy tea in the Garden Room. Photo (c) Christopher Nelson[/caption] Mother’s Day weekend hours are 10:00 – 5:00 both Saturday May 9th ...
PHOTOS: Highline High Track vs Hazen by 10-year old Photographer Isabel
[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 10-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn a Girl Scout badge for journalism, as well as qualify for a 4H photography project. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to email@example.com!] Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 10 Spring break meant there was no track for two weeks. I really missed it. Yesterday (Thursday, April 16), the Pirates hosted Hazen at Memorial Stadium. The final meet score for the girls was Highline 13 to ...
Joe Van appointed to Highline School Board at special meeting Wed. night
The Highline School Board voted to appoint Chung (Joe) Van of SeaTac to the Director District 3 position during a special meeting on Wednesday, April 15. He participated in his first School Board meeting as a board member directly following his oath of office and the special meeting. "Joe has an extremely strong record of involvement in the SeaTac community, and we are excited that he will now be contributing to the entire district," said School Board President Bernie Dorsey. Van is a 1995 graduate of Tyee High School and holds an AA in Administration of Justice from Highline Community College. He and ...
Burien/SeaTac 2015 ‘Music in the Park’ Summer concert schedules released
Summer is just around the corner – can you feel/smell/taste it yet? One sure indicator – aside from the increasing pollen count – is that the City of Burien announced the lineup for its FREE 2015 'Music in the Park' summer concert series, to be held on Wednesday nights at North SeaTac Park starting July 15, and on Thursday nights at Lake Burien Park starting July 9. As usual, The B-Town Blog/South King Media will be a sponsor of these great events, so be sure to mark your calendars! [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com[/caption] First, the Wednesday night lineup at ...
Highline Public Schools first in county to install bus stop ‘paddle cameras’
Highline Public Schools announced on Monday (April 13) that it will be the first school district in King County to implement a school bus stop paddle camera enforcement program. The cameras, which have already been installed on five buses, are designed to capture motorists who are putting children at risk by ignoring flashing school bus stop arms as buses load and unload school kids. The enforcement program will launch at the beginning of May, and motorists caught on camera ignoring the stop arms will face a $394 fine starting in early June – before then motorists who are caught on camera ...
PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought concerns diminish
Press "Play" button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek There's been some good news for the western Washington region that will, at least for now, quiet the concerns of local residents. The water outlook for western Washington is looking better. According to UW Professor Cliff Mass, the recent systems (including the one forecast for Monday), have considerably improved the water situation here. The national drought outlook has come out for the month of April, and it shows no signs of drought intensification in the western Washington region. This is mostly a result of ...
Flying Saucer crashes into Tin Room Bar Saturday night (no, it really did…)
@btownblog April fools joke gone bad! pic.twitter.com/ZceLCfoVv5 — Andrea Gansz (@Agansz) April 12, 2015 The prop flying saucer that was set up on the roof of the Tin Room Bar & Theater for the April 1 Burien UFO Festival fell and crashed into – and broke – a front window of the bar on Saturday night, April 11 around 11:30 p.m. Apparently the prop fell due to gusty winds, which hit over 25 MPH, according to the National Weather Service. There were no injuries reported, other than perhaps the alien creatures that inhabited the craft. A window in the theater side of the restaurant was broken. "At 11:30 p.m., drunk aliens ...
COLUMN: Seeing Downtown Burien through different eyes
by Marlaina Lieberg On March 16, 2015, I began to see downtown Burien through very different eyes. That is the day my new Guide Dogs for the Blind guide, Nisha, arrived. Typically, the blind handler goes either to Boring, OR or San Rafiel, CA for a two-week training class. Due to health concerns, I requested and was granted in-home training. But before I discuss that, let me share a bit about Nisha, and her life before I met her. This is typical for most guide dog schools, and I hope this information will give you the reader a greater understanding for ...
Photos by Jana Kleitsch On Friday (April 17), top executives from The Boeing Company, Alaska Airlines, and Syntonic visited Chinook Middle School to see and experience digital learning tools that... [Read more]
New garden spaces make it possible for PowellsWood to expand offerings at their annual Mother’s Day weekend event. Each year Monte and Diane Powell offer up a taste of English Garden-inspired hospitality... [Read more]
[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 10-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn... [Read more]
On Wednesday, April 22 – Earth Day – Advertiser Explorer West Middle School will present a community talk by NASA/JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) Solar System Ambassador, Dr. Ron Hobbs. Dr. Hobbs’ presentation,... [Read more]Sponsored Post
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Boy Scout Troop #360 will be holding its 5th Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Auction on Saturday, May 2 at the Lake Burien Presbyterian Church. The fundraiser event starts at 5 p.m., and tickets are $8.00... [Read more]Sponsored Post
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Local business Balloons and Cupcakes has always been a place where you could get mouth-watering treats and balloons with a creative twist – like the real miniature peanut butter cup tucked in... [Read more]
The Highline School Board voted to appoint Chung (Joe) Van of SeaTac to the Director District 3 position during a special meeting on Wednesday, April 15. He participated in his first School Board meeting... [Read more]
REMINDER: The Burien Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to attend its FREE Wellness Fiesta this Saturday, April 18 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. This free, family... [Read more]
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Advertiser the Tin Room Bar & Theater will be holding its monthly FREE Wine Tasting this Thursday night, April 16, from 5 – 7 p.m. The Tin Room is located at 923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien. Here’s... [Read more]
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The Burien Police Department is reporting that last Friday (April 10), two detectives went shopping at a local police uniform and equipment store on International Boulevard, to pick up a uniform for one... [Read more]
Summer is just around the corner – can you feel/smell/taste it yet? One sure indicator – aside from the increasing pollen count – is that the City of Burien announced the lineup for its FREE 2015... [Read more]
King County Executive Dow Constantine has appointed John Welch to serve as a King County Housing Authority commissioner. As many of our Readers may recall, Welch served as Superintendent of Highline Public... [Read more]
CALL FOR GLASS ARTISTS: Burien Arts Gallery is a non-profit community gallery that fosters an environment to expose artists and their work to patrons, dealers, collectors and art buyers, and they’re... [Read more]
Highline Premier FC is now hosting tryouts for aspiring youths and teens to develop their soccer playing skills at a higher competitive level than recreational soccer. Tryout registration is now open... [Read more]
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Highline Public Schools announced on Monday (April 13) that it will be the first school district in King County to implement a school bus stop paddle camera enforcement program. The cameras, which... [Read more]Sponsored Post
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