Filmmaker Megan Griffiths will be at Tin Theater for ‘Lucky Them’ Friday
Seattle Filmmaker Megan Griffiths, who Directed "Lucky Them," will be in attendance this Friday, July 26 at the Tin Theater for the film's Burien showing. Griffiths will introduce the film, then be on hand for a Q&A session afterwards. "Lucky Them" is a 2013 comedy-drama film shot in the Seattle area and directed by Griffiths. It was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, and has received positive reviews from outlets such as Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, ScreenDaily, and The Huffington Post. Here's a trailer: [youtube]http://youtu.be/2KIcYfmkQcU[/youtube] The cast includes: Toni Collette as Ellie Klug Ahna O'Reilly as Charlotte Thomas Haden Church as Charlie Amy ...
It’s official – Seahurst Park will re-open to the public on Monday, Aug. 25
The City of Burien announced Wednesday (July 23) that Seahurst Park – closed since last October – will re-open to the public at 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25. "Crews are currently putting finishing touches on the lower parking area, doing landscaping and installing new plantings along the shoreline," the city said on its Facebook page. A formal ribbon-cutting to officially celebrate the completion of the project is being planned for later. The project, which began Oct. 28, 2013, removed 1,800 feet of shoreline concrete armoring in the northern section of the park replacing it with more natural habitat for forage fish and ...
WestSide Baby surpasses goal, collects 300,000 diapers through ‘Stuff the Bus’
[caption id="attachment_75686" align="aligncenter" width="490"] WestSide Baby volunteers and board members kicked off the weekend by marching with one of its buses in the West Seattle Grand Parade July 19. Marching in the parade has long been a WestSide Baby tradition, and this year’s crew included a Daddy Drill Team that performed with strollers.[/caption] Local non-profit WestSide Baby collected more than 300,000 diapers at its 14th annual 'Stuff the Bus' diaper drive last Sunday (July 20) – including a station at Burien Toyota/Scion – marking the organization’s largest and most successful outreach effort since opening its doors in 2001. In addition, WestSide Baby ...
Council approves City Manager evaluation process; agreement to build public trail
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="150"] City Manager Kamuron Gurol.[/caption] by Jack Mayne Burien's new City Manager will be evaluated by the Council next month, then twice more during his first year under a new process adopted by the lawmakers Monday (July 21) night. Councilmembers also agreed to sign an agreement with King County to build part of a 16-mile public trail along Des Moines Memorial Drive, and took the first steps to making it illegal for homeless and others to trespass – make that camp – on city property. The newly-elected Council majority had concerns with the way former City Manager Mike Martin was evaluated ...
Burien Police Department launches part-time Bike Patrol downtown
The Burien Police Department on Tuesday (July 22) launched a part-time Bike Patrol with a focus on businesses and parks, and in less than two hours, found five alcohol violations. You'll see them mostly in the downtown core, particularly around Town Square Park and the Library/City Hall on SW 152nd Street, looking for aggressive begging, public drinking and vehicle prowls, besides other illegal activities. The officers believe their presence should make a difference downtown. "It's a quality of life issue," says Officer Troy Smithmeyer, pictured below (left) with Officer Paul Mulligan (click image to see larger version): Photo courtesy City of Burien.
‘Music in the Park’ continues with Latin music Wed. & Thurs. nights
REMINDER: Burien Parks' 'Music in the Parks' concert series continues this week with two great Latin bands: WEDNESDAY, July 23 at 6:30 p.m.: North SeaTac Park with Grupo Son, a Latin band THURSDAY, July 24 at 6:30 p.m.: Alma Y Azucar at Lake Burien Memorial Park Here's an excellent video of Alma Y Azucar in action: [youtube]http://youtu.be/6bClf0srXAI[/youtube] So grab a blanket, pack a picnic and bring the entire family to enjoy live – and FREE – entertainment outdoors at this great summer concert series. There are two concert venues this year with concerts on both Wednesday and Thursday evenings. In addition to concerts at Lake Burien School ...
VIDEO: Flash Mobbers ‘Survive’ Saturday’s Olde Burien Block Party
Courtesy Marty Conrad comes this video showing a Flash Mob performing to "I Will Survive" at Saturday's Olde Burien Block Party: [youtube]http://youtu.be/p7kxbgyd4BI[/youtube]
Local hero Capt. Al Haynes and his crash landing 25 years ago
EDITOR'S NOTE: We originally ran this interview with Captain Al Haynes five years ago, at the time marking 20 years since the fiery crash of United Airlines Flight 232, which occurred July 19, 1989. Captain Hayes was at the controls of the Douglas DC-10 that day. He is still going strong, frequently speaking to aviation groups about the importance of teamwork and clear communication in problem solving and crisis situations. By Mark Neuman There is a certain endearing modesty about Al Haynes, who worked for United Airlines for 35 years, and has lived in the same house near Sea-Tac airport since 1963. One ...
REMINDER: Burien Arts Association will be presenting a FREE open-air Shakespeare in the Park production of GreenStage’s “Othello” this Saturday, July 26, at Dottie Harper Park, 421 S. 146th St.,... [Read more]
‘Moka,’ a sweet black female cat, has been missing from the 17000 block of Maplewild Ave SW in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood since around Tuesday, July 22. ‘Moka’... [Read more]
Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC), WSU Extension Master Gardeners, Village Green Perennial Nursery, and Sustainable Burien with support from King County are sponsoring a FREE workshop for... [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:] It’s concerning that Burien asked the Pierce... [Read more]
A charge of ‘Murder in the Second Degree’ was filed Wednesday (July 23) against a 41-year-old Burien man who is accused of killing his ex-wife on July 20 in Kent, the King County Prosecutor’s... [Read more]
If you missed the first one in Burien, fear not – there will be another free Solar Workshop tonight – Thursday, July 24 – at Dakota Place Park, 4304 SW Dakota Street in West Seattle. And another... [Read more]
Seattle Filmmaker Megan Griffiths, who Directed “Lucky Them,” will be in attendance this Friday, July 26 at the Tin Theater for the film’s Burien showing. Griffiths will introduce the... [Read more]
The City of Burien announced Wednesday (July 23) that Seahurst Park – closed since last October – will re-open to the public at 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25. “Crews are currently putting finishing... [Read more]
A power outage disrupted electricity to nearly 4,500 homes in Burien Wednesday morning (July 23), according to Seattle City Light: UPDATE: A second power outage in the Shorewood area was apparently caused... [Read more]
Update 9:00AM: Rain and heavy showers with thunder and lightning lit up across the south eastern portion of the lowlands this morning. Rain is expected to cover the entire area and more embedded... [Read more]
WestSide Baby volunteers and board members kicked off the weekend by marching with one of its buses in the West Seattle Grand Parade July 19. Marching in the parade has long been a WestSide Baby tradition,... [Read more]
City Manager Kamuron Gurol. by Jack Mayne Burien’s new City Manager will be evaluated by the Council next month, then twice more during his first year under a new process adopted by the lawmakers... [Read more]
The Burien Police Department on Tuesday (July 22) launched a part-time Bike Patrol with a focus on businesses and parks, and in less than two hours, found five alcohol violations. You’ll see them... [Read more]
REMINDER: Burien Parks’ ‘Music in the Parks’ concert series continues this week with two great Latin bands: WEDNESDAY, July 23 at 6:30 p.m.: North SeaTac Park with Grupo Son, a Latin... [Read more]
Here’s the August schedule for the FREE Master Gardening Clinics: Wednesdays: August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27 Burien Master Gardener Clinic: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Burien Library 400 SW 152nd... [Read more]
Highline High School grad Eliot Baker, who wrote a novel called “The Last Ancient,” will be doing a book signing at Burien Books this Saturday, July 26 from 1 – 3 p.m. “My book won my publisher’s... [Read more]Sponsored Post
A ribbon cutting ceremony for new Advertiser Home Helpers and Direct Link of South King County will be held this Saturday, July 26 at 11:30 a.m…
Courtesy Marty Conrad comes this video showing a Flash Mob performing to “I Will Survive” at Saturday’s Olde Burien Block Party: Read More →
EDITOR’S NOTE: We originally ran this interview with Captain Al Haynes five years ago, at the time marking 20 years since the fiery crash of United Airlines Flight 232, which occurred July 19, 1989.... [Read more]
New fish ladder at Seahurst Park Beach. Construction crews are in the final stages of the Seahurst Shoreline Restoration Project, with a public opening planned for late August, the City of Burien announced. Crews... [Read more]Sponsored Post
We’d like to welcome our newest advertiser Posh Puppy Spa & Boutique! They may be new to The B-Town Blog, but Posh Puppy has been a popular Burien standard for a long, long time, building up a... [Read more]
REMINDER: The annual Olde Burien Block Party will be held THIS Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. on SW 152nd Street between 9th and 10th Ave SW. Here’s the lineup: 12:00-1:00: Darrell... [Read more]
The Normandy Park Arts Commission invites you to Marvista Park this Sunday, July 20 for their first 2014 Music in the Park Summer Concert Series. Residents will be rocking out to A Cedar Suede Orkestra... [Read more]Sponsored Post
BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House is a beautifully crafted 3-bedroom Rambler on a large sunny corner lot in the heart of the Seaview community! Designed... [Read more]
REMINDER: A benefit screening of the locally-produced UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” for Discover Burien will be in two weeks – Friday night, Aug. 1 – at the Tin Theater, starting... [Read more]
BTB Reader Elston Hill sent us these photo of sunsets taken over the last two nights (click images to see larger versions): Elston took these from a viewpoint on 32nd Ave SW, above Three Tree Point. If... [Read more]Read More Headlines