Beautiful, sunny skies predicted for St. Luke’s ‘English Fete’ on Saturday, Sept. 12
What rhymes with "plate"? Why, "Fete" of course! That is if you're in England and talking about any of the thousands of charming "Village Fetes" that occur all over the countryside or even some cities. Festive village fetes are fairs complete with their own style of carnival games like Splat the Rat, Smash the Crockery, Wet Sponge Throwing and more. Other staples of these annual events include live music, cake stalls, car shows, raffles and of course beer, tea and lots of traditional English foods. Now for the second year in the row this tradition has crossed the pond and landed in historic ...
Volunteers needed for ‘International Coastal Cleanup’ at Seahurst Sept. 12
Volunteers are needed to join Environmental Science Center staff & friends at Seahurst Beach in Burien on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. – Noon for the 2015 International Coastal Cleanup. “Turn the tide on ocean trash,” reads an announcement. This is a FREE event. Seahurst Park Beach is located at 2220 SW Seahurst Park Road. For more info on this or additional programs at ESC please visit http://envsciencecenter.org. Questions? Call (206) 248-4266.
UPDATE: SW Chamber’s Sept. 23 ‘Meet the Candidates’ now open to the public
UPDATE: The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce's “Meet the Candidates” Reception on Wednesday, Sept. 23, will now be open to the public, and *not* just chamber members as previously announced. The Reception will take place from 5 – 8 p.m. at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport Southcenter, located at 16500 Southcenter Parkway in Tukwila. Candidates from Burien, Des Moines, SeaTac, Tukwila and the Port of Seattle have been invited to introduce themselves and speak. Brad Goode, News Anchor from KOMO 4 News will be the emcee for the event . Candidates will each have three minutes to introduce themselves and will ...
PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Our 11-year old Photographer shoots the Mariners!
[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn a Girl Scout badge for journalism, as well as qualify for a 4H photography project. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to firstname.lastname@example.org!] Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 11 On Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, I was able to shoot one inning as the honorary photographer for the Mariners against the Chicago White Sox. Before the game started, I walked around the stadium looking for ...
Vintage Films add new dimension to the Highline Classic Jazz Festival Sept. 19
Vintage Jazz Films will add new a dimension to the 7th annual Highline Classic Jazz Festival, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 3 – 11 p.m. This year's fest will be a "Jazz Walk" with music at five downtown Burien businesses, plus vintage jazz films at the 42-seat Tin Theater (with bar), all within easy walking distance on SW 152nd Street. Here are the eye-popping facts: 21 Jazz and Blues bands 5 Music Stages plus Vintage Films All for a single cover charge of only $20 The bands: 200 Trio, Brian Butler & Paul Green, Casey MacGill's High Five, Eric Madis, Fred Hoadley ...
Northeast Burien gets redevelopment boost with $5 million federal grant
by Jack Mayne The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $5 million grant to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to redevelop and create 732,000 square feet of air cargo-related warehouse space and support 1,072 new jobs in Burien's Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA). Sen. Maria Cantwell announced the FAA grant Monday afternoon, Aug. 31. NERA is located between 8th Ave South, Des Moines Memorial Drive, and South 138th Street. Burien Mayor Lucy Krakowiak said the “grant award leverages city and port investments, state funding, and the hard work that our community has already put into redeveloping this area. Thanks to the efforts of our federal delegation, the funds ...
PHOTOS: Kiteboarders take advantage of Saturday’s windstorm off Burien
When Saturday's windstorm hit, not only was resident Elston Hill out and about, but so were several brave kiteboarders, who were sailing off the shores of Burien. "At almost exactly Noon Saturday (Aug. 29), I looked out at the Sound and saw three kite board surfers sailing down the middle of the Sound," Elston said. "They were headed north with the wind and were definitely out in the middle. I snapped these pictures. A few minutes later the rain became so intense that they disappeared from my view. However, 30 minutes later we looked north through the spotting scope and saw ...
PODCAST: Shooter with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on the lam; weather forecast & more…
Here's episode #17 of our SoKing News Podcast, 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: Tukwila biker gang member with 'HATRED' tattooed on forehead on lam after shooting at police; International Festival coming to SeaTac; Kids' Day coming to Burien Fire Station; Puget Sound Weather Geek has the weekend weather forecast (BIG CHANGE ahead!); Jack Mayne Commentary & more... Please subscribe to our Podcast, hear previous episodes and rate us on iTunes here!
Spread the Word – Highline Public Schools starts September 3rd!
“Spread the Word – School Starts September 3rd!” (and Kindergartners start on September 9). The first day of school for Highline Public Schools will be Thursday, Sept. 3, for all students except Kindergartners who start on Sept. 9. Highline Public Schools is among several area school districts starting school before Labor Day this year. “Every day is important for student learning,” Superintendent Susan Enfield said. Dr. Enfield is urging local residents to share the message, spread the word – school starts Sept. 3. Families are encouraged to download Highline’s mobile app and visit the district’s special webpage at www.highlineschools.org/welcomeback for the latest back-to-school information. Also...courtesy the district, ...
From Advertiser Christian Science Church, located at 233 S. 156th Street in Burien: Tired of Worrying? Looking for Peace and Direction? Discover how prayer can make a difference! People everywhere are... [Read more]Sponsored Post
What rhymes with “plate“? Why, “Fete” of course! That is if you’re in England and talking about any of the thousands of charming “Village Fetes” that occur all... [Read more]
Volunteer humans are needed for a Blood Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at Highline Medical Center’s Somers Auditorium. Hours will be from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The blood center has been faced with the usual... [Read more]
Volunteers are needed to join Environmental Science Center staff & friends at Seahurst Beach in Burien on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. – Noon for the 2015 International Coastal Cleanup. “Turn... [Read more]
UPDATE: The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce’s “Meet the Candidates” Reception on Wednesday, Sept. 23, will now be open to the public, and *not* just chamber members as previously announced. The... [Read more]Sponsored Post
In light of the recent fires in eastern Washington, Village Concepts’ retirement and assisted living communities throughout Washington state are coming together to show their support for the cause through... [Read more]
[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Big changes have been happening at Advertiser Highline Athletic Club – new Owner Glenn Dahmer has assumed control, there’s a new General Manager, and improvements are being made. Tom Carter, HAC’s... [Read more]
Longtime resident Margie Gibb passed away suddenly last Friday night, Aug. 28. “Margie was one of the founding board members of Discover Burien, a regular volunteer at our Farmers Market, and we... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Advertiser Boulevard Park Place Retirement Community’s Bee Club is buzzing with activity; here’s an update: The Field of Bees Helping Hands Project took 39 pounds of produced grown and harvested... [Read more]
The Highline Schools Foundation announced more grants this year to Highline Public School teachers, including $10,000 to one school or program through their Impact Grant, funded in part by Alaska... [Read more]
Four talented printmakers – Betsy Best, Sam Hamrick, Theresa Neinas and Chris Rollins – will display their work Sept. 2 thought Oct. 3 at the Gallery, 826 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien. Come meet... [Read more]
Vintage Jazz Films will add new a dimension to the 7th annual Highline Classic Jazz Festival, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 3 – 11 p.m. This year’s fest will be a “Jazz... [Read more]
by Jack Mayne The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $5 million grant to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to redevelop and create 732,000 square feet of air cargo-related warehouse space... [Read more]
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson will speak at the Rotary Club of Burien/White Center’s monthly lunch this Thursday, starting at Noon at Angelo’s Restaurant. Rotarians are inviting... [Read more]
A 10-year old Burien girl – Samara J. Iereneo – was tragically killed during Saturday’s windstorm while playing outside at a friend’s home in Federal Way. Samara was playing with other children... [Read more]
UPDATE: A neighbor just found ‘Rue’ a few blocks from her home at Gregory Heights Elementary. “She’s home safe. We just moved into the neighborhood and are truly thankful for all... [Read more]
A Recycling Collection Event will be held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center. In addition, a Rain Barrel, Compost, and Worm Bin Sale will... [Read more]
When Saturday’s windstorm hit, not only was resident Elston Hill out and about, but so were several brave kiteboarders, who were sailing off the shores of Burien. “At almost exactly Noon Saturday... [Read more]
Here’s episode #17 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]
Tape Ministries NW (dba AUDIOBOOK MINISTRIES), a not-for-profit, free Christian lending library for people who are blind, visually impaired and disabled nationwide has a job opening for a Permanent PART-TIME... [Read more]
Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’re beginning a dramatic change in the Northwest this weekend. An abrupt... [Read more]Sponsored Post
BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, Aug. 30 – is a well-kept Blakely Manor rambler! This home is in move-in... [Read more]
“Spread the Word – School Starts September 3rd!” (and Kindergartners start on September 9). The first day of school for Highline Public Schools will be Thursday, Sept. 3, for all students except... [Read more]
Police are seeking Kevin M. Vaughn, a suspect in the Thursday morning shooting in Tukwila. He has the word “HATRED” tattooed above his forehead. Two men on motorcycles shot at police as they... [Read more]
by Jack Mayne The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled that a public official using a personal cell phone must give the agency they work for access to all of the device’s records. The unanimous opinion... [Read more]
Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. This year, the Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park will be supporting families impacted by forest fires in Washington with ticket sales... [Read more]
REMINDER: The annual Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the fire station at 15100 8th Ave SW. “Come join us for a FREE... [Read more]Read More Headlines