PODCAST: Missing 11-year old found safe; Puget Sound Weather Geek & more
Here's episode #23 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: Weekly Recap for Oct. 9, 2015: Missing 11-year old Des Moines boy found safe!; Evergreen High football player dies from injuries sustained in Oct. 2 game in Burien; Sheriffs use chopper to track & arrest car thieves; Puget Sound Weather Geek forecast & more... Please subscribe to our Podcast, hear previous episodes and rate us on iTunes here!
PHOTOS/VIDEO: Scenes from a record-setting, sunny 2015 Burien Brat Trot
[youtube]https://youtu.be/AERjEsmjcK4[/youtube] Video above shows Burien Brat Trot winner Paul Yung, 24 (15:53) and second place winner Steven Colmus, 42 (16:05), crossing the finish line on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. With over 1,700 registered runners, 2015 was a record-setting – and sunny/gorgeous – day for the Burien Brat Trot 5K fundraiser, which took place on Sunday, Oct. 4. This homegrown fundraiser – now finishing its 6th year – benefits the Highline Schools Foundation, and The B-Town Blog is proud to have served as a sponsor since it began in 2009. We previously reported on the top 'Wieners' (read that here) but now it's time to take ...
Recent ‘Speed Networking’ event big success for Highline students
Story by Pam Fernald Photos by Pam Fernald, Michelle Thomassian & Julie Burr Recently I participated in a 'Speed Networking' event for 60 Highline School District 10th, 11th and 12th grade students from Evergreen, Tyee and Highline High Schools. Included in that group were 20 DECA students from Global Connections (Tyee Campus). The event was hosted at Glen Acres Golf and Country Club and was sponsored by the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce with Carol Kolson as Mistress of Ceremony. What an awesome group of kids who participated! The poise and sophistication of these young folks really impressed me and it was easy to ...
Memorial for Kenney Bui will be Fri. & Sat.; online fundraiser set
Buddhist memorial rites will be held this Friday and Saturday for Kenney Bui, the TEC/Evergreen High School senior who died Monday as the result of head injuries suffered during a football game at Highline Memorial Stadium on Friday, Oct. 2. The public is welcome to pay respects and offer condolences to the family throughout the day: Friday, October 9: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 10: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. However, no formal service will be held. **The family requests no cameras at the funeral home** Respects can be done at Columbia Funeral Home, which is located at 4567 Rainier Avenue South in Seattle. The Bui family has also created the Kenney Bui Memorial Scholarship ...
VIDEO/AUDIO/PHOTOS: Scenes from our second 2015 Candidate Forum
[embed]http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/CandidateForum100615.mp3[/embed] Press the 'Play' button to hear raw audio from the forum. NOTE: the batteries in our recorder died around the 58-minute mark; see full video below for the entire event. Our second 2015 Candidate Forum for Burien City Council – featuring Darla Green and Austin Bell – played to a lively, full house of over 100 people on Tuesday night, Oct. 6 at the ERAC Building in Burien. Green and Bell are both newcomers, vying for Position #6 on the council. The approximately 90-minute forum was moderated by Senior Writer Jack Mayne, with Normandy Park Mayor Susan West serving as panelist. Our next and final ...
WEATHER GEEK: Oh no – here come the remnants of Hurricane Oho
Press "Play" button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Post-Tropical Storm Oho Impacts: Increasing rainfall beginning Friday. Heaviest on the coast and Olympic Mountains. Breezy to gusty conditions in the Puget Sound. Mild & humid air. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] OUTDATED FORECAST: Issued 8am PST[/caption] This image started quite a "row" among weather enthusiasts in the Northwest on Tuesday as it appeared to forecast the track of a dying hurricane to approach the Pacific Northwest. After reviewing the models, the forecasters at the Central Pacific Hurricane Center changed the track of the dying hurricane much further ...
VIDEO: Watch Sheriff helicopter footage as car thieves get caught in Burien
The King County Sheriff's Office released the following infrared video shot from its Guardian One helicopter, showing the scene as five car theft suspects were tracked down and arrested after crashing a stolen car in Burien near SW 146th and Ambaum Blvd. SW Tuesday night (Oct. 6): [youtube]https://youtu.be/1WObjH5l03w[/youtube] The chopper crew spotted the suspects hiding behind cars parked in an alley, shortly after they crashed the stolen car off Ambaum Blvd. SW. Police say that the thieves crashed the vehicle into a concrete post so hard that a tire flew off and hit a fence. Police add that they also found an ammunition magazine ...
VIDEO: Pod of Orca Whales pass by Burien’s Three Tree Point
Courtesy Alisa Lemire Brooks of the Orca Network comes this great video showing a pod of Orca Whales passing Burien's Three Tree Point around sunset on Sunday, Oct. 4: [youtube]https://youtu.be/jRlq7wOQoHQ[/youtube] "Sunset close pass-by of what I believe is the T101s (based on earlier confirmed IDs and the line this pod took the entire stretch of central Puget Sound)," Alisa said. "At the end of the day of tracking and following approximately 15 orcas from Edmonds, I planted myself at Three Tree Point, Burien hoping to catch the pod that had traveled unusually close to King County side all day. I arrived just ...
Fundraiser Screening & Presentation of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Oct. 25
A full screening and special presentation of the locally-made, award-winning historic UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” will serve as a benefit for the Tukwila Historical Society on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, starting at 7 p.m. The 30-minute film will screen at the Foster Performing Arts Center (4242 S 144th Tukwila, 98168), and will be followed by a special Historical Presentation by Screenwriter Steve Edmiston called "No Confession: J. Edgar Hoover and The Maury Island Incident." Suggested donation is $10 (Students with ID $5), and tickets are available online here: http://bit.ly/1hoL9eW. Tickets will also be available at the door, or online from http://www.mauryislandincident.com. Filmmakers ...
Advertiser Blissful Knead continues its mission to bring luxury to the heart of Burien. On Oct. 8, 2015, they hosted a free NuFACE Microcurrent event at their premium day spa located at 15513... [Read more]
Here’s episode #23 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... [Read more]
Video above shows Burien Brat Trot winner Paul Yung, 24 (15:53) and second place winner Steven Colmus, 42 (16:05), crossing the finish line on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. With over 1,700 registered runners,... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Welcome BTown Web: National Web Design Masters located right here in Burien! You may have noticed a bold new sign while cruising around town on SW 153rd Street next to Angelo’s Italian restaurant.... [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:] Dear Editor, A safe City has more going... [Read more]
Highline Public Schools is launching a new way for the community to share what is on their minds – “ThoughtExchange” which is an online, two-way conversation. Community members are invited... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Advertiser Discover Burien announced that their new “Shop Burien” incentive campaign – which kicks off today (Friday, Oct. 9) – will be active until Nov. 28. “This project is very simple,”... [Read more]Sponsored Post
BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this FRIDAY, Oct. 9, SATURDAY, Oct. 10, and SUNDAY, Oct. 11 – is a must-see Gregory Heights Rambler! This... [Read more]
From our sister site The Waterland Blog: UPDATE FRIDAY, OCT. 9, 2015 12:30 p.m.: Christian Torres, the 11-year old boy who went missing after school on Wednesday (Oct. 7), has been found SAFE! As we get... [Read more]Sponsored Post
G.H. Prichard, Author of the ““Diego the Chihuahua” series, will be at Advertiser Page 2 Books this Saturday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m. ￼￼￼Author G.H. Prichard is back, and so is Diego the Chihuahua,... [Read more]
Highline Public Schools conducted a lottery drawing on Oct. 7 to fill 25 at-large positions for the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC). The public event, presided over by Board President Bernie... [Read more]Sponsored Post
‘Changing the Face of Aging with Linda Henry’ will be held at Advertiser Wesley Homes on Oct. 21, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This highly interactive and fun program will help you: Debunk... [Read more]
Story by Pam Fernald Photos by Pam Fernald, Michelle Thomassian & Julie Burr Recently I participated in a ‘Speed Networking’ event for 60 Highline School District 10th, 11th and... [Read more]
Buddhist memorial rites will be held this Friday and Saturday for Kenney Bui, the TEC/Evergreen High School senior who died Monday as the result of head injuries suffered during a football game... [Read more]
Our second 2015 Candidate Forum for Burien City Council – featuring Darla Green and Austin Bell – played to a lively, full house of over 100 people on Tuesday night, Oct. 6…
Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services has put out a Call For Artists for 2-dimensional media for the 2016 schedule of gallery exhibitions at the Burien Community Center: About the Exhibition... [Read more]Sponsored Post
The following is a paid Advertisement: Please welcome our latest Advertiser – Elect Derek Doell for Commissioner, Southwest Suburban Sewer District. As we do with all our Advertisers, we’re giving... [Read more]
Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Post-Tropical Storm Oho Impacts: Increasing rainfall beginning Friday. Heaviest... [Read more]
The King County Sheriff’s Office released the following infrared video shot from its Guardian One helicopter, showing the scene as five car theft suspects were tracked down and arrested after crashing... [Read more]Sponsored Post
It’s time for a Pajama Party at the Burien Community Center – drop your kids off in their pajamas for an evening of fun while you have a night on the town! Each month is themed with crafts, physical... [Read more]
Courtesy Alisa Lemire Brooks of the Orca Network comes this great video showing a pod of Orca Whales passing Burien’s Three Tree Point around sunset on Sunday, Oct. 4: “Sunset close pass-by... [Read more]
REMINDER: There is no school for Highline Public School students this Friday, Oct. 9. The district says that the day will instead serve as a statewide training day for teachers. “We’ll look forward... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Advertiser 3 Wishes Boutique will be holding a Trunk Show this Friday, Oct. 9, from 2 – 7 p.m. They’ll be giving out a FREE gift with purchase. WHAT: TRUNK SHOW! WHEN: Friday, October 9th, 2:00... [Read more]Sponsored Post
New York Times best-selling Author Robert Dugoni will be giving a Presentation and Book Signing event at the Tin Room Bar & Theater this Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 5 – 7 p.m.: The Tin Room Bar... [Read more]
A full screening and special presentation of the locally-made, award-winning historic UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” will serve as a benefit for the Tukwila Historical Society on Sunday, Oct.... [Read more]Sponsored Post
National Basketball Association Hall of Famer and All-Star MVP Lenny Wilkens will talk about his family, foundation and award-winning career at Advertiser Wesley Homes on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. Wilkens... [Read more]
The deadline to apply for the lottery to Highline Public Schools Capital Facilities Advisory Committee is TONIGHT – Tuesday, Oct. 6 – at midnight. Highline Public Schools will convene a Capital Facilities... [Read more]
The City of Burien on Monday night issued two proclamations, recognizing Oct. 5, 2015 as World Teachers’ Day, and Oct. 10 as World Mental Health Day. WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY World Teachers’ Day... [Read more]Read More Headlines