On Halloween, Burien man will give out thousands of international candies
This Halloween night, if your kids (or you?) go trick-or-treating on 22nd Ave SW in Burien's Seahurst neighborhood, in addition to the usual "Fun Sized" American-made candy bars, you may also find unusual candies from different countries, all thanks to resident Kevin Wood. "Since we live on 'Halloween Street' – otherwise known as 22nd Ave SW – I have been buying Halloween candy since August," Kevin told The B-Town Blog. "Last year our neighbors down the street counted something like 846 trick-or-treaters, and since Halloween falls on a Friday, we are prepared for over 1000 costumed guests. A neighbor told me today ...
Learn about whales, beaches at upcoming Environmental Science Center events
Burien's Environmental Science Center has the following events coming up: Wednesday, Nov 5th (6:30-8:00 PM) -- Talk: "Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales: 10 Years of Research and Recovery" with Lynne Barre (NOAA) Saturday, Nov 8th (6:30-8:00 PM) - Movie Night: "Blackfish" Wednesday, Nov 12th (6:30-8:00 PM) - Talk: "Puget Sound Beaches: A Shifting Landscape" with Hugh Shipman (Dept. of Ecology) Friday, Nov 21st (8:00-10:00 PM) - After-Hours Beach Walk with ESC naturalists at the newly restored Seahurst Beach For more information and to register, please contact: Outreach and Volunteer Manager, Christine Froschl Email: Christine@EnvScienceCenter.org Phone: 206-248-4266 Website: http://envsciencecenter.org/ The ESC is located at 2220 SW Seahurst Park Road in Seahurst ...
REMINDER: Bring carved pumpkins to ‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’ this Saturday!
REMINDER: Be sure to bring your carved pumpkins and tea light candles to Dottie Harper Park this Saturday night, Nov. 1 to fill the park up with pumpkins for the 'Night of 1000 Pumpkins'! The original B/ IAS team – which brought Burien some amazing artwork at an empty lot near Town Square – is behind this year's event. Pumpkins can be dropped off between Noon – 9 p.m. at the Burien Community Center parking lot, located at 14700 6th Ave SW. Night of 1000 Pumpkins will run from 6-10pm. Here's the schedule: Burien Community Center: 6-9pm: Two rooms of unlimited carnival games with $6 wristband Flower ...
Susan Enfield: ‘While we have challenges in Highline, we are on the right track…’
Last week Highline Public Schools Superintendent gave her annual 'State of Our Schools' speech at the Museum of Flight. Here's a video of her full speech, followed by what the school district posted on its website: [vimeo width="500" height="400"]http://vimeo.com/109932368[/vimeo] Superintendent Susan Enfield shared Highline's progress on its goals for students in her annual State of Our Schools address on October 23 at The Museum of Flight. Dr. Enfield noted progress toward the goal that 19 out of 20 students in last year's kindergarten class with meet or exceed standards in all core subjects by the end of grade three. She told attendees that last ...
For Burienite Audajha Coy, making frightening faces is a good career move
by Mark Neuman For 20-year old Audajha Coy, making faces – very scary scream-inducing faces – is a promising career move. She's one of twenty students attending the exclusive Tom Savini Make-Up Effects School in Monessen, Pennsylvania. Tom Savini has been called "The Godfather of Gore" and "The Sultan of Splatter", whose work has revolutionized the horror genre. His film make up credits include Friday the 13th, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Creepshow, Texas Chainsaw Massacre II and more. Audajha, (pronounced "Aw-DAY-juh") is the daughter of Angie Coy-Jackson, proprietor of Burien Trophy, a longtime advertiser here on the B-Town Blog. "She expressed ...
Local UFO film to screen at International Family Film Festival in Hollywood
The locally-made short film 'The Maury Island Incident' will next screen at the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. The movie recently won "Audience Choice Award" for Best Short at the Gig Harbor Film Festival, where it screened Oct. 18. Based on declassified FBI documents, this 30-minute movie – based on declassified FBI documents – tells the incredible, tragic, and forgotten story of Harold Dahl, who on June 21, 1947, alleged a UFO sighting over Puget Sound, Washington. This sparked 'the summer of the saucers,' the modern era of UFO obsession, the first appearance of ...
Highline Schools Foundation to award over $60,000 in grants this fall
With two of its largest public fundraisers recently completed – the Burien Brat Trot and the Oktoberfest Auction – the Highline Schools Foundation is now making plans to distribute the funds the organization raised directly to schools through its two grant programs: the Highline Schools Foundation Impact Grant, and Highline Schools Foundation Excel Grants. The Impact Grant program, now in its second year, is partially funded by Alaska Airlines. The grant is a tool in which the Foundation awards $10,000 to one school or program in the district for an opportunity that aligns with the Highline Public Schools strategic plan in ...
Bittner Flute awarded to 8th Grader at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School
The 2014 Bittner Flute has been awarded to Kaya Fernandes, an 8th grader at Sylvester Middle School. She is the daughter of Ms. Jamie Fernandes of Burien. The Bittner Flute award recognizes exceptional talent in a young flute player and was presented Thursday (Oct. 23) at the Rotary Club of Des Moines. The Bittner Flute is a sterling silver Gemeinhardt instrument donated to the Highline Music4Life™ program by Nancy Bittner of Seattle’s University Sunrise Rotary Club. The recipient is selected annually by music teachers in Highline Public Schools on the basis of talent and long-term interest in studying music. Kaya is a member of ...
This Halloween night, if your kids (or you?) go trick-or-treating on 22nd Ave SW in Burien’s Seahurst neighborhood, in addition to the usual “Fun Sized” American-made candy bars, you... [Read more]
Burien’s Environmental Science Center has the following events coming up: Wednesday, Nov 5th (6:30-8:00 PM) — Talk: “Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales: 10 Years of Research... [Read more]
The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that a jury has convicted a 49-year-old Burien man in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man outside a home in Burien on August 28, 2012. The jury convicted... [Read more]
REMINDER: Be sure to bring your carved pumpkins and tea light candles to Dottie Harper Park this Saturday night, Nov. 1 to fill the park up with pumpkins for the ‘Night of 1000 Pumpkins’! The... [Read more]
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Burien Community Church will host its annual Holiday Market on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be handmade Christmas Decor and Gifts, Gently Used Secondhand decorations, wrapping paper,... [Read more]
A public meeting on the Miller-Walker Basin Stormwater Retrofit will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Burien Community Center. “The Miller Walker Basin Partners (the cities of Burien, Normandy Park... [Read more]
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Kick off the holiday season and discover Olde Burien retailers and restaurants at Discover Burien’s annual Olde Burien Holiday Open House on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 5 – 8 p.m. on SW 152nd Street... [Read more]
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Highline Citizens for Schools will be holding its third community update meeting tonight – Tuesday, Oct. 28 – to discuss the upcoming bond measure on the November ballot. “We will provide an... [Read more]
November’s B-Town Beat is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. In addition to showcasing art, select venues will also be collecting donations of new or gently used winter clothing, blankets,... [Read more]
Pumpkins won’t be the only things decorated at this year’s Night of 1000 Pumpkins – coming this Saturday, Nov. 1. The artists from the Burien Arts Association will be painting faces for FREE at the... [Read more]
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The City of Burien will be holding public hearings on Nov. 3 and Nov. 17 to receive comments on the 2015-16 Biennial Budget and proposed supplement package. The meetings will be held in the City Hall Council... [Read more]
The locally-made short film ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ will next screen at the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. The movie recently won “Audience... [Read more]
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