S’mores, sing-alongs, campfire & more to celebrate restored Seahurst Park Oct. 3
Burien Parks will be celebrating the opening of the newly-restored Seahurst Park Beach with a special campout on Friday, Oct. 3 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. "We may not have a traditional bonfire…but the campfires will be ready for s’more making and we have lots of fun activities!" reads an announcement. "Bring your flashlights and camp chairs and enjoy the beautiful new beach at Seahurst Park!" Here's what to expect: Join a sing-a-long around a campfire with members of The Jangles Listen to Native American storytelling with Che ok’ ten Enjoy activities hosted by the Environmental Science Center Free s’more supplies Free coffee and cocoa provided by ...
‘Burien In Motion’ helps you find new ways of getting around
It's just over the halfway mark for King County Metro’s "Burien In Motion" program, and organizers are asking folks to sign up before Oct. 10 for information on different transportation options, including an ORCA card good for two weeks’ unlimited bus and light rail travel, and other perks, like a pedometer to track your walking distance and entry into weekly drawing for gift certificates from local businesses. “Once you’re walking,” Maureen Hoffmann says, “there’s lots of places to go. It gives me such pleasure to leave my home, walk to town, stop to see neighbors—if nothing else, just do it for ...
The ‘Wandering Brat’ Instagram contest is back, and will trot through Oct. 2
The Brat Trot's "Wandering Brat" Instagram contest is back, and will trot through Oct. 2. "We’ve created a fun little guy out of a plastic toy hot dog and have named him 'Bret the Brat!'" reads an announcement. "Bring 'Bret' with you wherever you go between Sept. 16th and Oct. 3rd and take photos of him in interesting places." To participate, just pick up your "Bret the Brat" at the Tin Room Bar & Theater (923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien), beginning today (Monday, Sept. 15), or use your "Bret" from last year. Bring your "Bret the Brat" with you wherever you ...
UPDATE: Burien ranked 11th ‘Most Dangerous’ city in state of Washington
UPDATE: A new report released by LawStreetMedia.com that claims the City of Burien is the third "most dangerous" city in the state of Washington is wrong – the city should actually be ranked 11th, according to Capt. Bryan Howard of the Burien Police Department. The study is based on data from the FBI’s most recent “Uniform Crime Report” from 2012, and cities are ranked based on the rate of violent crime per 100,000 people. The report mistakenly listed Burien's population at 34,310 – when it actually was 47,000 in 2012, according to Howard. This means the actual Violent Crime Rate per 100,000 people ...
Burien Parks’ ‘Call For Artists’ opens for 2015 Community Center Gallery Program
Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services is holding a “Call For Artists” for their 2015 Burien Community Center Gallery Program. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Oct. 10. About the Exhibition Program Artists working in 2 dimensional media are invited to apply for the 2015 schedule of gallery exhibitions at the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW. The exhibit space wall is in the Community Center lobby and measures 14’6” x 8’8”. Artists are encouraged to view the space before applying to see if suitable. The lobby is monitored by staff. The Community Center is open Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM-8 PM, Friday 8:30 am-5pm. There ...
Prepared for a ‘Zombie Fest’? Fun event will focus on emergency preparedness
The 3rd annual 'Zombie Fest' will crawl into the Normandy Park Towne Center from 4 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27! This year's theme – aside from lots of fun – is to raise Awareness about Disaster Preparedness, provide visibility for local businesses and raise money for the Highline Schools Foundation Excel Grant program, the Highline Food Bank, the Des Moines Food Bank and the Friends of Normandy Park Foundation, a new 501 c3 that will raise funds and plan events to boost awareness about Normandy Park as a great place to live and work. Money raised will go to the ...
PHOTOS: Ribbon cut Friday at restored Seahurst Park Beach
[caption id="attachment_76984" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Former Burien Mayor and Councilmember Joan McGilton wielded some very large scissors to cut the ribbon at Seahurst Park Beach Friday, Sept. 12. Photo by Scott Schaefer.[/caption] Under clear blue – but blustery – skies on Friday, numerous dignitaries gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the recently-restored Seahurst Park Beach in Burien. City Manager Kamuron Gurol served as Master of Ceremonies, and was joined by Deputy Mayor Bob Edgar, Congressman Jim McDermott, Senator Patty Murry (via audio recording), Col. John G Buck of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Sheida Sahandy of Puget Sound Partnership, Sen. Sharon ...
Fall Carnival Days is coming to Puget Sound Park Sept. 18–21
Get ready to welcome the Fall Season with the thrill only a carnival can provide – Discover Burien is proud to announce the return of Fall Carnival Days, to be held at Puget Sound Park from Thursday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 21. There will be games, rides, and entertainment for the whole family. Puget Sound Park is located at 135 SW 126th Street in North Burien (at 1st Ave South and SW 126th Street). "The City of Burien’s Parks and Recreation Department was instrumental in bringing the Carnival back to Burien this year," reads an announcement. "Their tireless dedication to our community ...
Burien Parks will be celebrating the opening of the newly-restored Seahurst Park Beach with a special campout on Friday, Oct. 3 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. “We may not have a traditional bonfire…but... [Read more]
It’s just over the halfway mark for King County Metro’s “Burien In Motion” program, and organizers are asking folks to sign up before Oct. 10 for information on different transportation... [Read more]
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove – a Burien native – introduced legislation this week calling for a pilot project of wearable body cameras for the King County Sheriff’s Office. If passed,... [Read more]Sponsored Post
From Advertiser the Highline Club: Did you know Burien has its own running group? The B-Town Running Group meets every Saturday morning at 9:00am at the Burien Library. B-Town Running Group is a great... [Read more]
The Brat Trot’s “Wandering Brat” Instagram contest is back, and will trot through Oct. 2. “We’ve created a fun little guy out of a plastic toy hot dog and have named him ‘Bret... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Longtime Advertiser The Tin Room Bar & Theater will be holding its monthly FREE Wine Tasting event this Thursday night, Sept. 18, from 5 – 7 p.m. B-Town’s hippest bar/theater is located at... [Read more]
UPDATE: A new report released by LawStreetMedia.com that claims the City of Burien is the third “most dangerous” city in the state of Washington is wrong – the city should actually be ranked... [Read more]
Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services is holding a “Call For Artists” for their 2015 Burien Community Center Gallery Program. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Oct. 10. About the Exhibition... [Read more]
Volunteers are needed for a Walker Preserve Restoration work party this Saturday, Sept. 20. Here are the details: The first fall volunteer forest restoration event is this Saturday at Walker Preserve.... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Please welcome back Advertiser Care-a-Lot Learning Center, whose baby room and one/two-year old room is now open! They also now service Gregory Heights Elementary School for the school age class, which... [Read more]
‘Connect Burien’ is a new public engagement website, brought to you by the City of Burien and premiering today – Monday, Sept. 15. “This interactive new platform opens the conversation about Burien’s... [Read more]
The City of Burien will be holding a Blood Drive on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Here are the details: Thursday, Sept. 18: City of Burien – Multipurpose Room, 1st Floor (400 SW 152nd... [Read more]
UPDATE: We don’t often take credit for reuniting missing pets with their owners, but today we will – this once-missing male Chihuahua mix dog will be happily reunited with his owners today due... [Read more]
Local public health officials are investigating a confirmed case of measles infection in a traveler who was at Sea-Tac Airport during the contagious period. The traveler was likely exposed to measles outside... [Read more]
The 3rd annual ‘Zombie Fest’ will crawl into the Normandy Park Towne Center from 4 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27! This year’s theme – aside from lots of fun – is to raise Awareness... [Read more]
[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:] Friday was the ribbon cutting for the restored... [Read more]
Under clear blue – but blustery – skies on Friday, numerous dignitaries gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the recently-restored Seahurst Park Beach in Burien…
Get ready to welcome the Fall Season with the thrill only a carnival can provide – Discover Burien is proud to announce the return of Fall Carnival Days, to be held at Puget Sound Park from Thursday,... [Read more]Sponsored Post
BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Sept. 14 – is the first re-sale in Westwood Ridge of a 3-bedroom, 2.75 bath home! Just... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Advertiser El Dorado West Retirement Community will be holding a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Business-to-Business Networking Reception on Thursday, Sept. 18, starting at 4 p.m. There will be wine, beer... [Read more]
From our very own Puget Sound Weather Geek: Click ^ “Play” ^ to see/hear the live streaming weather report/forecast. Offshore flow is clearing out any chance of fog Thursday morning... [Read more]
From our sister site The Waterland Blog: What a gorgeous day last Saturday, sunny with a cooling breeze off the water. Even with the Huskies at home and the opening of the Puyallup Fair (yes, we ol’... [Read more]Sponsored Post
REMINDER: Enjoy all things British this Saturday at the first-ever English Fete at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. “Drawing on our Anglican roots, St. Luke’s... [Read more]
Burien Actors Theatre presents the offbeat comedy Out of Sterno – from Sept. 26 through Oct. 19 – in the company’s newly-restored performance space, which was damaged by an arson fire on Dec. 10,... [Read more]
After a summer break, Burien Arts Association is back singing and sketching this fall. The first new informal Sing & Sketch session will be this Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Burien Arts Gallery, 826... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Advertiser Rockabilly Retro Seattle has lost its lease, so they’ll be holding a huge Moving Sale this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 13-14) from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.! “We are at the end of our lease and... [Read more]Read More Headlines