Burien legend Dean Parkins has passed away

Burien legend Dean Parkins has passed away

Sadly, Burien legend Dean “Dean-O” Parkins passed away on Sunday morning, Jan. 1, 2017. Many old-timers in Burien may have known Dean, as he was a founding member of Discover Burien in 2002,... [Read more]

Bloodworks Northwest issues urgent appeal for healthy blood donors

Bloodworks Northwest issues urgent appeal for healthy blood donors

Bloodworks Northwest (formerly Puget Sound Blood Center) issued an urgent appeal for healthy donors on Tuesday, Jan. 17, as blood supplies remain at critical levels (less than one day supply) with the... [Read more]

Registration for Kindergarten for Highline Public Schools opens today (Jan. 17)

Registration for Kindergarten for Highline Public Schools opens today (Jan. 17)

A Highline Public Schools kindergartner practices writing. Do you know a child who will be five years old on or before Aug. 31? The time to register for kindergarten for next fall in Highline Public Schools... [Read more]

PHOTO: Snow covered Olympics with dramatic clouds as seen from Burien

PHOTO: Snow covered Olympics with dramatic clouds as seen from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes another amazing photo taken from his home in Burien, this time showing some dramatic clouds over the gorgeous, snow-covered Olympic Mountains on Monday night, Jan. 16... [Read more]

White Center Community Development Association’s Summit will be Jan. 28

White Center Community Development Association’s Summit will be Jan. 28

From our sister site The White Center Blog: Each year the White Center Community Development Association hosts a community summit to bring neighbors together to talk about the state of their community... [Read more]

Ugandan Chess Champ Phiona Musei will be at SeaTac Community Center Thurs.

Ugandan Chess Champ Phiona Musei will be at SeaTac Community Center Thurs.

Phiona Musei – the Ugandan Chess Champion featured in the Disney film “Queen of Katwe” – will be making an appearance at the SeaTac Community Center this Thursday, Jan. 19. Doors will... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding Internet Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24

Highline Public Schools holding Internet Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24

Highline Public Schools will be holding an Internet Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from at 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Pacific Middle School in Des Moines. Here’s more info: Pause Before You Post.... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident thanks City Council for making Burien a ‘Sanctuary City’

LETTER: Resident thanks City Council for making Burien a ‘Sanctuary City’

[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 B-Town Blog – I am writing to express... [Read more]

Sponsorship opportunities for Discover Burien’s 2017 events now available

Sponsorship opportunities for Discover Burien’s 2017 events now available

Local non-profit Discover Burien (we’re members) wants our Readers to know that they’ve opened sponsorship opportunities for their 2017 events: Sponsorship is one of the fastest growing forms... [Read more]

Sponsored Post AD: ‘Criminals love Burien’s Police presence; it’s the lowest in our region.’

AD: ‘Criminals love Burien’s Police presence; it’s the lowest in our region.’

The following is a Paid Advertisement from the Clean Up the Burien City Council PAC; it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:: Criminals love Burien’s Police... [Read more]

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We are re-posting this column (originally run Nov. 2, 2008) in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, whose life and work we celebrate today:] “When machines and computers,... [Read more]

LOST: Have you seen ‘Tuna’ the cat? He’s been missing since Jan. 11

LOST: Have you seen ‘Tuna’ the cat? He’s been missing since Jan. 11

Evan Bate tells us he lost his cat ‘Tuna’ last week – here are some pics: “Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.” If you’ve seen this feline, please call Evan at... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident says Metro Transit has reduced afternoon bus routes for Burien

LETTER: Resident says Metro Transit has reduced afternoon bus routes for Burien

[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 City Council & City Manager, Over... [Read more]

WABI Burien’s ‘Weekday Walk’ will be through Tukwila Parks on Wed., Jan. 18

WABI Burien’s ‘Weekday Walk’ will be through Tukwila Parks on Wed., Jan. 18

From our friends at WABI Burien: Just in time for your New Year’s resolutions to get more exercise, meet new people, and explore mysterious lands — Tukwila! WABI Weekday Walkers will enjoy three Tukwila... [Read more]

‘WE the PEOPLE’ Political Art Show will be held on Friday, Jan. 20

‘WE the PEOPLE’ Political Art Show will be held on Friday, Jan. 20

Courtesy local Artist Amber Nichol: It has been the responsibility of artists to accurately reflect society in the face of injustice. I am proud to be hosting this collection of art inspired by the hopes... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic hires Kevin Jackson to lead Track and Field program

Kennedy Catholic hires Kevin Jackson to lead Track and Field program

Kennedy Catholic High School has hired Kevin Jackson as its new head coach for the track and field program, the school announced. Jackson will serve as head coach for both the boys and girls teams, and... [Read more]

LETTER: Revised ‘I see this Council as a 7 headed Hydra’ Letter to the Editor

LETTER: Revised ‘I see this Council as a 7 headed Hydra’ Letter to the Editor

[EDITOR’S NOTE: At the request of the Writer, the following is an updated/revised Letter to the Editor. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Council... [Read more]

FOUND: Samsung cell phone found at Seahurst Park Beach Saturday

FOUND: Samsung cell phone found at Seahurst Park Beach Saturday

This Samsung cell phone was found at Seahurst Park Beach on Saturday, Jan. 14: The phone owner is likely a Spanish-speaking person. If you recognize this phone, please call Susan Wolf at (425) 830-3657.  Read More →

Learn about ’Mysterious England’ at Burien Library Saturday, Feb. 11

Learn about ’Mysterious England’ at Burien Library Saturday, Feb. 11

Join an interactive panel of Northwest authors as they discuss their books, love for the mystery genre and England at the Burien Library on Saturday, Feb. 11. Then…stay and enjoy an English tea... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Celebrate MLK & feed your neighbors on Monday, Jan. 16 at The Oilerie Burien

Celebrate MLK & feed your neighbors on Monday, Jan. 16 at The Oilerie Burien

Looking forward to the three day weekend? Why not add gourmet shopping and a dose of goodwill to your list of recreation for the holiday? Visit The Oilierie Burien this Monday, Jan. 16, and help the Highline Area Food Bank…

Quiet Skies Coalition on agenda for Burien City Council meeting Jan. 23

Quiet Skies Coalition on agenda for Burien City Council meeting Jan. 23

An update from our friends at the Quiet Skies Coalition: On Monday, January 23, 2017 at 7 p.m., the Burien City Council will vote to release funds already approved for litigation against the FAA and to... [Read more]

VIDEOS: Ice skater on frozen Lake Burien Friday morning

VIDEOS: Ice skater on frozen Lake Burien Friday morning

Courtesy Daniel McTernan comes these videos shot Friday morning, Jan. 13, 2017, showing someone ice skating on a frozen Lake Burien: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; ... [Read more]

Local high schools to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition starting in March

Local high schools to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition starting in March

As we kick-off the New Year, four of Highline Public Schools High Schools are in a major time crunch to design and build a functional and competitive robot in six Weeks. These robots will be used to... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate Open House: Modern, 5-BD Home in North Hill

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate Open House: Modern, 5-BD Home in North Hill

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate’s Open House – set for both this SATURDAY and SUNDAY – is a new, modern style, 5-bedroom home in the desirable North... [Read more]

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