Puget Sound Weather Geek: Welcome the return of…Winter?!
Press "Play" button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek In this article, I’m going to briefly describe the forecast for the next few days, and then go over the topics discussed during the Pacific Northwest Weather Workshop. The weather patterns are beginning to shift, and Winter is returning with a vengeance. An upper level low pressure system traversed the region from the north on Thursday (2-26) which not only led to some heavier rain showers throughout the night, but will also lead to the onset of a rather potent cold spell in the days ...
Groundbreaking for new White Center Library will be Thursday, March 19
From our sister site The White Center Blog: Groundbreaking for the new White Center Library – to be located at 1409 SW 107th Street – is set for Thursday, March, 19 at 3 p.m. The current White Center branch, which was opened in 1976, is located at 11220 16th Ave SW, just inside the northern edge of Burien's city limits. The new location will be in the unincorporated area, just to the east and behind Yarington's Funeral Home. The planning and design process - being done by Architect NBBJ – is underway for a new 10,000 square foot library, which the King County Library System says ...
Hospitality House’s annual Spring Fling fundraiser will be Saturday, March 7
Burien’s Hospitality House Shelter for Homeless Women will be celebrating its 15th year with its annual Spring Fling on Saturday, March 7 at St. Francis of Assisi. Food will be provided by Puget Sound Skills Center Culinary School. "Come for a great evening dinner/auction supporting women who are on their way back to safe and stable lives!" The Spring Fling program will include: Buffet Dinner – Wine/Beverage Bar Hospitality House Stories: As shared by a graduate resident and others Event Features: Boats for Beds – Sunset cruise on Puget Sound in June Silent Auction and Raffle, Dessert Dash and more WHEN: Saturday March 7, 6PM WHERE: St. Francis of Assisi Unity Hall, 15246 21st ...
Poverty Bay Wine Festival returns to where it all began on Fri.-Sat. March 6-7
The Poverty Bay Wine Festival will return to where it all began next Friday and Saturday, March 6–7, at the newly remodeled Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. For the past decade, the Des Moines Rotary Club, (now known as the Des Moines-Normandy Park Rotary Club) has held its largest annual fundraising event – the Poverty Bay Wine Festival – to raise funds for important projects like the Highline Music4Life™ Program and many others. This year the club will celebrate its 11th year at the newly remodeled historic Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium at Des Moines Beach Park – the location of the ...
REVIEW: ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ is a gem you don’t want to miss
by Shelli Park One of the main reasons that we attend theatre performances? We want to be entertained; taken out of our day to day reality and deposited in another removed reality which matches the whim of the moment. A successful theatre production is one which makes us forget the day to day. We suspend our connection to reality and find ourselves immersed in the action on stage. Another hallmark of a successful performance is the presence of a character with whom we connect on a personal level. Throw in live music and a talented cast and we have a recipe for ...
Our talented new Intern Sterling Paris will paint your face (or your kids’)!
We've been serving as Mentors to students at Burien's Big Picture High School since 2009, and this year we're proud to have Sterling Paris as our newest – and fourth – Intern. Sterling – who turns 16 today (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!) – is a resident of Des Moines, and as a gift to her we're posting an Ad for her face painting business. Here's her "Blogvertorial" story with more info: As a very generous birthday gift, my Mentor Scott gave me an Ad for my business: Some of you may know me as South King Media’s new Intern, and some of you may recognize me ...
Tom Gehl’s retirement Open House will be this Sunday, March 1
This Sunday (March 1) will be a very special day, long awaited for Tom Gehl and his wife Jolene, owners of Gehl’s Flowers and Gifts located in downtown Burien. Tom opened Gehl’s Flowers & Gifts over 43 years ago, and has been serving our community ever since. From weddings, to funerals and all of life’s occasions in between, Tom has been there to offer joy, solace, and love in the way only spectacular floral arrangements can. “It is a hard decision after all the years that Jolene and I have been part of the lives of so many of you,” Tom said. ...
Chocolate culprit steals candy from Highline United Methodist Church
On Tuesday morning (Feb. 23), Burien Police were called to Highline United Methodist Church when the pastor arrived at work to find someone inside. Police say that a thorough search of the large church located no damage and nothing missing, other than about $5 worth of chocolate candy from the kitchen. "The confection filcher fled before being apprehended by deputies," Sgt. B.J. Myers said. When Pastor Kathleen O’Connor first opened the door to the church, she saw a shadow inside and heard footsteps. O’Connor knew no one else should be there so she called out, “Hello, who’s there?” O’Conner heard running footsteps and ...
PHOTOS: Bald Eagle devours its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point
Burien councilmember Nancy Tosta sent us these great photos, showing a Bald Eagle devouring its prey at Burien's Three Tree Point (click images to see larger versions): "I watched an eagle consume a bird (not sure what it was) the other day," Nancy told us. "Gruesome and awesome!" If you've got some cool pics you'd like to share with our Readers, email high-res versions to email@example.com.
Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek In this article, I’m going to briefly describe the forecast for the next few... [Read more]
From our sister site The White Center Blog: Groundbreaking for the new White Center Library – to be located at 1409 SW 107th Street – is set for Thursday, March, 19 at 3 p.m. The current White Center... [Read more]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BURIEN! – 22 years ago today – Feb. 28, 1993 – the City of Burien was incorporated. Residents voted to incorporate by a 2-1 margin on March 10, 1992, and on Feb. 28 the next year,... [Read more]
REMINDER: St. Francis of Assisi School will be presenting “The Little Mermaid Jr.” starting TONIGHT – Friday, Feb. 27 – as well as on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Highline Performing Arts... [Read more]
Burien’s Hospitality House Shelter for Homeless Women will be celebrating its 15th year with its annual Spring Fling on Saturday, March 7 at St. Francis of Assisi. Food will be provided by Puget Sound... [Read more]
The weatherman has promised us a sunny weekend, so let’s get out together for the March Walk-n-Talk! This month we’ll walk around the southern hilltop area of Gregory Heights, to the point where... [Read more]
The Poverty Bay Wine Festival will return to where it all began next Friday and Saturday, March 6–7, at the newly remodeled Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. For the past decade, the Des Moines Rotary... [Read more]
by Shelli Park One of the main reasons that we attend theatre performances? We want to be entertained; taken out of our day to day reality and deposited in another removed reality which matches the whim... [Read more]Sponsored Post
BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this Saturday and Sunday from Noon–3 p.m. – is a classic Daylight/Basement rambler in Burien! This... [Read more]
A bomb threat, which police say came from out of state, caused Burien’s Highline High School to go into lockdown mode Friday morning, Feb. 27. Deputies checked the school, and have given the “All... [Read more]
If you noticed a large police turnout in Burien Thursday afternoon (Feb. 26), police say that they were searching for a felony warrant suspect near Seahurst Park. King County Sheriff’s Guardian... [Read more]
Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School Walking along SW 152nd Street on Thursday (Feb. 26), I noticed a sign that read: “Closing soon, open to the public…” …in... [Read more]
The Kennedy Catholic Lady Lancers will be showing the movie “Finding Kind” – a powerful documentary about girl bullying – on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. on campus. All 5th – 12th grade girls... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Advertiser Boulevard Park Place Active Retirement Living will be hosting King County Medic One/Emergency Medical Services on Monday, March 2, starting at 2 p.m.: Staying Independent and Healthy – Preventing... [Read more]
We’ve been serving as Mentors to students at Burien’s Big Picture High School since 2009, and this year we’re proud to have Sterling Paris as our newest – and fourth – Intern. Sterling... [Read more]
This Sunday (March 1) will be a very special day, long awaited for Tom Gehl and his wife Jolene, owners of Gehl’s Flowers and Gifts located in downtown Burien. Tom opened Gehl’s Flowers & Gifts... [Read more]
Haggen – which is acquiring the Burien Albertsons at 12725 First Ave. South, as well as a Safeway in Renton – announced takeover and closure dates for its new stores: Burien 6:00, Sunday March 8... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Local care providers Home Helpers & Direct Link (an Advertiser) announced their partnership with Veterans Care Coordination to offer the Aid and Attendance Pension benefit to our local community of... [Read more]
Here’s what’s going on at the Environmental Science Center in March: Environmental Talk Marine Mammal Mania! with Jamie Woodward MaST Center Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator Sunday, March... [Read more]
The City of Burien on Wednesday (Feb. 25) announced that applications are now open for a $1,250 scholarship, available to Senior high school students living within the city limits: The Association of... [Read more]
On Tuesday morning (Feb. 23), Burien Police were called to Highline United Methodist Church when the pastor arrived at work to find someone inside. Police say that a thorough search of the large church... [Read more]
Burien Parks & Rec, along with ReTreasure Creative Reuse Studio, will be presenting a ‘Wee Spring Faire’ at Mathison Park on Saturday, March 21, from 11 a.m. – 1p.m. Kids 6 and under are invited... [Read more]
King County and Seattle Public Utilities have launched Threadcycle, a new joint effort to reduce the estimated 40,000 tons of clothes, shoes and linens that area residents and businesses send to landfills... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Aacres will be holding an onsite hiring event on Thursday, March 5: Aacres was founded in 1974 on the philosophy of providing individualized community supports for people with developmental disabilities.... [Read more]
Advertiser Normandy Park Senior Living is looking to hire an Activity Assistant. Here are the details: This is a part time job, approximately 30 hours per week. Primary duty will be to drive 14 passenger... [Read more]
Burien councilmember Nancy Tosta sent us these great photos, showing a Bald Eagle devouring its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point (click images to see larger versions): “I watched an eagle... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Alafair Antique & Estate Company (previously The Estate House) will be holding its yearly Spring Fling 20% OFF Sale this weekend, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Some items... [Read more]
It was a noisy and unusual Monday night (Feb. 23), as the Burien’s City Council heard loud arguments and heated discussions over a piece of legislation opponents say makes homelessness a crime in the city…Read More Headlines