Burien Council to hold special meeting July 31 to discuss Ordinance 651 repeal

Burien Council to hold special meeting July 31 to discuss Ordinance 651 repeal

The Burien City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, July 31, 2017 regarding the petition to repeal Burien’s Ordinance 651. This meeting – which starts at 7 p.m. – is free and open to the... [Read more]

Rock Painting Party will be at Classic Eats this Thursday, July 27

Rock Painting Party will be at Classic Eats this Thursday, July 27

Rock Painting Party this Thursday at Classic Eats restaurant! Meredith Hailey of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has eight spaces available for any adult thinking of joining the Burien Rocks painting group. No... [Read more]

Burien Parks’ ‘Neighborhood Celebration’ is this Wed. at New Start High School

Burien Parks’ ‘Neighborhood Celebration’ is this Wed. at New Start High School

Burien Parks’ second “Neighborhood Celebration” will be this Wednesday, July 26, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at New Start High School’s field, located at 614 SW 120th Street. “Come... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber will partner up with Seattle Metropolitan Chamber

Seattle Southside Chamber will partner up with Seattle Metropolitan Chamber

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce on Monday (July 24) announced a new partnership, with a goal to “better and more strategically promote... [Read more]

THANKS READERS – 1st half 2017 Blog traffic stats up +30% over 2016!

THANKS READERS – 1st half 2017 Blog traffic stats up +30% over 2016!

Website traffic for The B-Town Blog is up over +30% – with impressions up +52% – for the first half of 2017 vs 2016, according to independent statistics from Google Analytics: Check out the difference... [Read more]

Suspect in rape of elderly woman in SeaTac arrested Saturday

Suspect in rape of elderly woman in SeaTac arrested Saturday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the suspect in the brutal rape and assault of an 83-year old woman on Thursday, July 20 has been arrested (read our previous coverage here). Police... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Last chance to see Highline Bears this year is next Friday

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Last chance to see Highline Bears this year is next Friday

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her third year(!) with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 13-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

Katalia’s Community Corner: Meet Shirley Hays of the Forest Fairy Bakery

Katalia’s Community Corner: Meet Shirley Hays of the Forest Fairy Bakery

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Please welcome our newest Writer, 17-year old Katalia Alexander, a journalism student at Mt. Rainier High School who nearly single-handedly led a successful effort to revive the school’s... [Read more]

Learn about historic court case at ‘Climate Outloud’ at Burien Library July 29

Learn about historic court case at ‘Climate Outloud’ at Burien Library July 29

All are invited to attend “Climate Outloud” on Saturday, July 29 at the Burien Library. Nature Stewards Program, in partnership with Burien King County Library and Humanities WA,  will present an... [Read more]

LETTER: Voting responsibly

LETTER: Voting responsibly

[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:] If we want responsible representative... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Balloon Glow’ kicks off Carnival Days, which runs through Sun.

PHOTOS: ‘Balloon Glow’ kicks off Carnival Days, which runs through Sun.

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos of Thursday night’s ‘Balloon Glow’ kick-off event of Discover Burien’s Carnival Days, which continues through Sunday at Puget Sound... [Read more]

Petition to Repeal Ord. 651 meets signature goal; here’s what happens next

Petition to Repeal Ord. 651 meets signature goal; here’s what happens next

On Friday (July 21), King County Elections completed verification of the signatures submitted to their office for the City of Burien Initiative No. 1 (repeal of Ordinance 651), and determined that there... [Read more]

Kids and Teens can eat FREE this summer courtesy United Way of King County

Kids and Teens can eat FREE this summer courtesy United Way of King County

Kids and teens can eat free this summer with United Way of King County’s Summer Food Invasion. Summer meals sites are hosted throughout the county at parks, libraries, churches, and more, and provide... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: If you haven’t visited a public library lately, I encourage you to do so

CLIFF’S EDGE: If you haven’t visited a public library lately, I encourage you to do so

If you haven’t visited a public library lately, as I hadn’t until this week, I encourage you to do so. If you happen to have children or grandchildren, invite them along. There’s a lot going on... [Read more]

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: 6-BD Normandy Park with Beach Rights; 3-BD University Place

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding two Open Houses this weekend, on both Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23: The first home is a lovely 6-bedroom,... [Read more]

LETTER: Charles Schaefer is running for Burien City Council, Pos. #1

LETTER: Charles Schaefer is running for Burien City Council, Pos. #1

[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. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

More petition signatures delivered to City of Burien to repeal Ordinance 651

More petition signatures delivered to City of Burien to repeal Ordinance 651

On Thursday (July 20), representatives from ‘Respect Washington’ delivered to the City of Burien more petition signatures for the “Initiative Petition to REPEAL Burien’s ‘Sanctuary... [Read more]

The next B-Town Beat Music & Art Walk will be Friday, Aug. 4

The next B-Town Beat Music & Art Walk will be Friday, Aug. 4

The next B-Town Beat Music and Art Walk will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, August 4, throughout downtown Burien on SW 152nd Street between 4th and 10th Ave SW. Taste the arts, culture and charming... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It’s time for an open discussion on who should lead Our City Council’

LETTER: ‘It’s time for an open discussion on who should lead Our City Council’

[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:] Dear Council Members, You and the Council... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Start your weekend with ‘ALOHA!’ at Acme Bowl’s Luau every Friday

Start your weekend with ‘ALOHA!’ at Acme Bowl’s Luau every Friday

Start your weekend with ALOHA! Every Friday from 4 – 9 p.m., join us on the patio at ACME Bowl for a Luau: Authentic Hawaiian Mixed Plates and Loco Moco – just $12.95 $6 Tiki Drinks – Mai Tai,... [Read more]

See ‘Coyote Tails’ play for FREE this Saturday at Dottie Harper Park

See ‘Coyote Tails’ play for FREE this Saturday at Dottie Harper Park

The 14/48 Projects returns with ‘Coyote Tails’ – its FREE annual Summer Park Show for children and adults alike at 2 p.m. this Saturday, July 22! This play will be performed outside in Burien’s... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOB: Life in Balance Physical Therapy looking to hire Part Time help

JOB: Life in Balance Physical Therapy looking to hire Part Time help

Life in Balance Physical Therapy – West Seattle and Burien
 Part Time 10-15 hrs/week plus fill in for vacations/sick days
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Meet Candidates for Burien City Council tonight near Farmers Market

Meet Candidates for Burien City Council tonight near Farmers Market

Another opportunity to meet and speak with some of the candidates running for Burien City Council is TONIGHT – Thursday, July 20 – on the sidewalk near the Farmers Market from 5-6:30 p.m. According... [Read more]

Congressman Adam Smith holding Town Hall Meeting in Tukwila Sat., July 29

Congressman Adam Smith holding Town Hall Meeting in Tukwila Sat., July 29

Congressman Adam Smith is hosting a Town Hall event where constituents can meet and interact with the Congressman and voice concerns on the issues before Congress. WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 2017 from... [Read more]

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