Dia De Los Muertos / Day Of The Dead Celebration will be Friday, Oct. 28
Burien's annual Dia De Los Muertos / Day Of The Dead Celebration will be held at the Community Center from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. Don't miss this fun-filled evening to learn about the rich tradition of DAY of the DEAD. Play Loteria (Mexican bingo), get your face painted and create crafts. Enjoy Bolero and Mariachi music, bi-lingual storytelling around the campfire, and Mexican hot chocolate. Beautiful altars will be on display created by Burien community groups. This is a FREE, family-friendly event put on by Burien Parks. WHEN: Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:00-9:00PM WHERE: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW WHAT: Altars/Ofrendas Face Painting hosted by Burien ...
Online registration for this weekend’s Brat Trot closes Thursday at midnight!
Burien's annual Brat Trot fundraiser arrives this weekend – with the Pub Crawl Friday night and the run and Bavarian Fest on Sunday – and it's going to be a fun-filled one! NOTE: Online registration closes at midnight on Thursday, Sept. 29: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Here's what to expect: "Beat Bret" Contest! (new this year!) Bret the Brat has been doing his training and is ready to run faster than YOU--ok maybe not all of you! It's Burien's version of "Beat the Bridge"-just finish the 5k race before Bret the Brat (he'll be clearly marked and hard to miss) and you're automatically entered in a drawing ...
Four Highline High School football players help brighten stranger’s birthday
Highline Public Schools is bragging about four Highline Pirates football players who recently helped a total stranger have a better birthday (get the tissues out because you may need it...): Highline students Amine, Kae Rae, Caleb, and Henry sprang into action after reading a Facebook post about a boy named Lennie who lives in a nearby town. Lennie’s mom wrote in the post that he was turning 11 very soon. No one had shown up to Lennie’s birthday parties for the last two years, and Lennie’s mom was worried it would happen again. She also said it was a difficult time for their family ...
Next Burien Film Office Happy Hour will focus on local education Tues., Oct. 4
The next Burien Film Office Happy Hour will focus on local education, and will be held on Tuesday night, Oct. 4, from 5:30-7 p.m. Speakers will include: Edward Etherington, Broadcast Communications Instructor at the Puget Sound Skills Center Sean Puno, Multimedia Design Program Manager at Highline College This FREE, all-ages event will be held at the Tin Theater, with networking starting at 5:30 p.m. and presentations at 6 p.m. The Tin Theater is located at 923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien.
Volunteers needed for Community Salmon Investigation, which starts Oct. 3
Community Salmon Investigation for Highline starts Oct. 3, and volunteers are needed. Organizers are looking for adventurous volunteers to wade Miller and Walker Creeks through the dark days of winter to count spawning salmon and collect data on dead salmon. No experience is needed, but volunteers are asked to Sign Up for the training workshop on October 3 to participate: WHAT: Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) Volunteer Training & Workshop WHEN: Monday, October 3, 2016, 5:30-7:30 p.m. WHERE: Normandy Park City Hall, Council Chambers - 801 SW 174th St., Normandy Park, 98166 RSVP: Please SIGN UP now to reserve your space in the training. Workshop details: Learn fish identification, survey techniques and routes, how to measure fish, ...
Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol fired at Monday night’s council session
[embed]https://youtu.be/yTElGmC25Zo[/embed] By Jack Mayne After an executive session at the end of a nearly four hour study session, the Burien City Council voted 4-3 Monday night (Sept. 26) to have the city attorney prepare a “separation agreement” for City Manager Kamuron Gurol, effective next week. No reason was given and no discussion of the firing was made in public. Still another ‘executive session’ There was some indication of another potential personnel action at the very beginning of the monthly Council study session Monday night (Sept. 26). Mayor Lucy Krakowiak asked to add an executive session to the agenda. Councilmember Steve Armstrong said an executive session was unnecessary, ...
PODCAST: Stabbing at local restaurant; Burien vs FAA?; Jack Mayne & more…
Here's episode #69 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab's Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation: SoKing News Weekly Recap for Sept. 23-26, 2016: Stabbing at local restaurant; Burien City Council wants to meet with FAA about increase in airplane noise; Susan Enfield opens up about school policy; Puget Sound Weather Geek forecast; Jack Mayne commentary on fighting the FAA; ‘The Final Take’ & more…; Please share this Podcast – just press the Menu button above and elect 'Share'! ...
COUPON: Superhero comedy ‘The Toxic Avenger’ opens at BAT Friday, Sept. 30
Burien Actors Theatre’s next production, the musical comedy The Toxic Avenger, opens Sept. 30 and runs through Oct. 30. The Burien Actors Theatre production features live musicians, specialty drinks themed to the show and free on-site parking, plus an opening night party. “THE TOXIC AVENGER” Winner of Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, The Toxic Avenger is a love story and laugh-out-loud musical that has it all—an unlikely hero, his beautiful girlfriend, a corrupt New Jersey mayor and two actors who play…well, pretty much everyone else…bullies, mobsters, old ladies, and stiletto-wearing backup singers. Melvin Ferd the Third wants to clean up Tromaville, the most polluted town ...
Manuela Horn will host the Brat Trot Pub Crawl on Friday, Sept. 30!
The Brat Trot Pub Crawl will be held on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, starting at the Tin Room Bar & Theater at 7 p.m.! This year the crawl will be hosted by everyone's favorite local Yodeling Dominatrix – Manuela Horn: [embed]https://youtu.be/2BVAxGHQcrM[/embed] Purchase tickets online in advance or pay in person at the Tin Room (923 SW 152nd Street), between 6 and 7 p.m. This is the annual prelude to the 5K race, which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2 (giving you at least a day to recover...). Both events serve as fundraisers for the Highline Schools Foundation. CRAWL AS A TEAM! Teams earn points, endure challenges and have a blast ...
Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session
Click the 'Play' button to hear the unedited, raw audio of Monday night's 'Conversation with the Superintendent': [embed]http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ConvWithEnfield091916.mp3[/embed] By Jack Mayne Photos by Scott Schaefer With an eye towards being open with parents and staff, Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield held a public meeting at Highline High School Monday night (Sept. 19), that resulted in detailed conversations over the controversial in-school suspensions that some say lack adequate punishments for repeat and often dangerous student offenders. Enfield said the district has refined, and will continue to shape the in-school suspensions, so that those in need of more serious help will get it from hired professionals ...
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