Crime increasing in Burien, along with everywhere in S. King County, Chief says
By Jack Mayne Burien’s crime rate is increasing as it is in other cities in south King County, according to Police Chief Scott Kimerer in his annual report to the City Council on Monday night (April 24). “I can tell you that I have talked to the other chiefs in South King County ... they are not seeing anything different that we are seeing. Crime is not only up in Burien,” Kimerer said, “it is across south King County and some places more so than us.” “Crime is up and we are having incidents of violent crime, of property crime,” Kimerer said. “They are ...
After 70 years, historic business Furney’s Nursery will be closing
After 70 years in business in Des Moines, Furney's Nursery announced on Monday, April 24 that it will be closing at the end of May. Staff from the historic nursery, located at 21215 Pacific Highway South, announced the closing on Facebook. "It is with heavy hearts that we must announce that Furney's Nursery will be closing its doors at the end of May," they said in a statement. "This includes both the wholesale and retail divisions. We are saddened to have come to the end of an era, but we will look back at our 70+ years of business with great pride!" Furney's ...
PHOTOS: Recent fair weather inspires some great photography
Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, taken from his Burien home on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21. "This is the rainiest and coldest winter/spring in 30 years," Elston said. "The combined Feb./March rain is greatest on record going back 140 years. And now there is rain predicted for the next seven days. To help my friends in the Pacific Northwest avoid the blues, here are a few pictures of our fair weather yesterday and today." Thursday night sunset (click images to view larger versions/slideshow): The transient orcas were back Friday morning: Lots of activity today. People out enjoying the sunshine: Kite boarder: Friday evening:
‘A Night of Giving’ fundraiser for Orphan Relief & Rescue at Hotfeet May 20
Enjoy a fun & lively cocktail evening filled with tasty food, drinks, and a silent auction to benefit Orphan Relief and Rescue at 'A Night of Giving' at Hotfeet Fitness on Saturday, May 20. The event will run from 6 – 8 p.m. at Hotfeet, which is located at 816 SW 152nd Street (map below). EVENT/EVENING INFO: Come casual or dressed up to this 21 & Over evening 50 people maximum attendance $35 a ticket (all proceeds go to ORR) Buffet Dinner & Cocktail Drinks will be served Short talk from founders of ORR on the organization & mission Small silent auction table with ...
VIDEO: Burien driver demonstrates why you shouldn’t Text & Drive
This Distracted Driver was caught texting and driving – and weaving – on SW 172nd Street earlier this week in Burien's Three Tree Point neighborhood, when she did this... [embed]https://youtu.be/W5ZdWTsxinM[/embed] ...and then just drove away like nothing happened! As you can see in the video, the force of the impact was powerful enough to cause the rear of the vehicle to rise up. Surprisingly, the fire hydrant did not end up spraying water all over the place. "Don't text and drive! And then leave half your front-end littering the neighborhood!" said Ursula Haigh, who lives across from this location and whose security camera captured the video. "I was watching people from ...
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal speaks to standing-room only crowd Thursday
[caption id="attachment_111623" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Deputy Mayor Nancy Tosta introduced Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal at Thursday night's Town Hall at the Burien Community Center.[/caption] Story & Photos by Maureen Hoffmann Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal was introduced by Deputy Mayor Nancy Tosta to a standing-room-only gathering at a Town Hall held in the Burien Community Center on Thursday evening, April 20. It was a largely supportive and enthusiastic crowd, with a few hecklers on the sidelines. The first question came from two young girls from the “Bully Busters,” a group of Seattle 6th graders who started an anti-bullying campaign. Ms. Jayapal knew them and welcomed them, then addressed ...
Resolution recognizing ‘The Maury Island Incident’ passed in State Senate
[caption id="attachment_111574" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Sen. Keiser with the "Maury Island Incident" team: Steve Edmiston, Scott Schaefer, Shelli Park and John White, taken April 18th, 2017.[/caption] On Tuesday, April 18, the Washington State Senate passed Resolution #8648, recognizing the historic significance of 'The Maury Island Incident,' an historic UFO sighting which took place 70 years ago on June 21, 1947. The Resolution was sponsored by Sen. Karen Keiser, who represents the 33rd District, where several scenes in the locally-produced independent film were shot. In addition to commemorating one of the first UFO sightings (and "Man In Black" encounters) of the modern era, the Resolution ...
Larry Snyder will talk storytelling at Film Office Happy Hour May 2, which will include a Food Bank fundraiser
[caption id="attachment_111507" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Young Reflections Photography[/caption] Where do stories come from? How do we know anyone will care? How can I tell my stories in the most meaningful way? Although these are challenging questions for any of us to answer, they are the heart of what our human experience is made of. When books are written and movies are made, we’re drawn to them because we see a bit of our own journey in the storyline. Larry Snyder found his love of story by listening to his grandfather Chuck Snyder and father Larry Snyder Sr. – both of whom operated a furniture store ...
With a little help, Sylvester Middle School students build new rain garden
With a little help from the Sounders FC and volunteers, on Wednesday (April 19), Sylvester Middle School students got to see their new rain garden in action. The City of Burien, Washington Green Schools, and ECOSS formed a partnership in the summer of 2016 to help youth in Burien learn more about stormwater pollution. The organizations partnered with a Sylvester Middle School 8th grade science teacher to coordinate a stormwater curriculum unit for her students. The students created their own stormwater solution on campus as their final project. On Wednesday, the project became a reality when they installed a rain garden and cistern ...
A ‘Garden Gala’ Plant & Garden Sale fundraiser will be held this Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the North Hill Community Club, located at 20827 3rd Ave South. This event... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Highline Premier FC has had fantastic tryouts for all age groups up to this point and formed some solid teams for the 2017/18 season, and next up are for girls and boys born in 2006 and 2007 with tryouts... [Read more]
By Jack Mayne Burien’s crime rate is increasing as it is in other cities in south King County, according to Police Chief Scott Kimerer in his annual report to the City Council on Monday night (April... [Read more]
After 70 years in business in Des Moines, Furney’s Nursery announced on Monday, April 24 that it will be closing at the end of May. Staff from the historic nursery, located at 21215 Pacific Highway... [Read more]
Photos courtesy City of Burien The City of Burien’s Parks & Recreation Department celebrated Arbor Day on Saturday, April 22, with the Environmental Science Center staff, Burien Lions members... [Read more]
Volunteers are needed to get outside and join neighbors to beautify Walker Creek and the Normandy Park Swim Club this coming Sunday, April 30. Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and members of the Normandy... [Read more]
Interested in running for office? If so, King County Elections might be able to help – they’re hosting two candidate workshops to discuss: How to file for office How to submit your voters’... [Read more]
Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, taken from his Burien home on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21. “This is the rainiest and coldest winter/spring in 30 years,” Elston said.... [Read more]
UPDATE SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017 8:40 p.m.: The shooting suspect from Saturday night’s shooting in Burien has been caught near S. 100th Street an 14th Ave South, according to the King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]
Enjoy a fun & lively cocktail evening filled with tasty food, drinks, and a silent auction to benefit Orphan Relief and Rescue at ‘A Night of Giving’ at Hotfeet Fitness on Saturday,... [Read more]
This Distracted Driver was caught texting and driving – and weaving – on SW 172nd Street earlier this week in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood, when she did this… …and then... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Have you heard? The Normandy Park Ale House – located in the Normandy Park Towne Center – is under new ownership. But not to worry, new owner Dave Niederkrome isn’t looking to make dramatic changes.... [Read more]
The Wastemobile, a traveling household hazardous waste collection service in King County, continues its 2017 season with a collection event at the Des Moines Marina this weekend – Friday, April 21 through... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: New Ballard 2-BD & Exceptional Des Moines Condo
BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding two Open Houses this weekend. The first Open House is this brand new unit in Ballard, open on both Saturday... [Read more]
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal was introduced by Deputy Mayor Nancy Tosta to a standing-room-only gathering at a Town Hall held in the Burien Community Center on Thursday evening…
The Highline Bears announced this week that they will be holding tryouts for talented artists and performers on Sunday, April 30, to get the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at a 2017 Highline... [Read more]
The City’s annual Police/Crime Report, the ongoing search for a new City Manager (apparently none of the five finalists we’ve previously reported on are making the grade?), CARES Animal Control,... [Read more]
By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School Lisa Escobar, the current principal of Mount View Elementary in White Center, has been announced as the principal of my school, Big Picture High School. She... [Read more]
Sen. Keiser with the “Maury Island Incident” team: Steve Edmiston, Scott Schaefer, Shelli Park and John White, taken April 18th, 2017. On Tuesday, April 18, the Washington State Senate passed... [Read more]
REMINDER: Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will be holding a Town Hall meeting in Burien TONIGHT – Thursday, April 20, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. – at the Burien Community Center. This event is free and open... [Read more]
TEAM SWISH SPRING FLING BAZAAR **Just in time for Mothers Day** Come shop with over 30 vendors and crafters at a fundraiser for a local youth Basketball team: WHERE: 134 So. 206th St. Des Moines WA... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Now through April 30, 2017 you can feast on a Pulled pork, Chicken, Hot Link and Brisket, Catfish, Cod, Oyster or Prawn Po-Boy sandwich and enjoy an extra side for FREE! Just print or show the coupon... [Read more]
It’s time again to roll up those sleeves to tackle trash and beautify Burien during Discover Burien’s annual Clean Sweep Event, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, and sponsored by Recology... [Read more]
Larry Snyder will talk storytelling at Film Office Happy Hour May 2, which will include a Food Bank fundraiser
Young Reflections Photography Where do stories come from? How do we know anyone will care? How can I tell my stories in the most meaningful way? Although these are challenging questions for any of us to... [Read more]Read More Headlines