REMINDER: Discover Burien’s annual ‘Winterfest’ is this Saturday, Dec. 7
REMINDER: Discover Burien's annual 'Winterfest' is this Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in downtown Burien. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., stroll streets decked out in their holiday best while enjoying live singing by the Marvista Elementary School choir, photos with Santa for people and canines, in-store specials, a scavenger hunt at local businesses, holiday crafts for kids, horse-and-carriage rides and hot treats. Make holiday shopping a breeze, fuel efficient and cost effective with Winterfest. Not only will there be in-store specials and gift-wrapping at some businesses, Burien’s small shops also offer out-of-the-ordinary presents. Gift ideas range from ...
Fundraising campaign now underway to keep Evergreen Pool open
WhiteWater Aquatics Management, the non-profit organization that operates the Evergreen Community Aquatics Center pool in North Burien faces a Jan. 15 deadline to raise $15,000 to keep the facility open. “We need to pay off our utility bill,” WhiteWater Aquatics president Brian Hastings told the Burien City Council on Monday, Dec. 2. “It costs a lot of money to heat a 250,000 gallon pool.” About 350 people from the greater area – 48 percent of them from Burien – use the pool every month,” Hastings noted. Whether they will continue to have the opportunity to swim at their local pool depends on the ...
Burien native Eliot Baker releases debut novel ‘The Last Ancient’
Burien native Eliot Baker has released his debut novel – "The Last Ancient" – a historical mystery/supernatural suspense tale, which is now available at Amazon.com (link above), as well as at burstbooks.ca. Eliot, a 1995 graduate of Highline High School, also attended Marvista, Sylvester, and briefly Lakeside before that. "My book, a historical mystery/supernatural suspense tale, takes place on Nantucket Island, where I worked as a reporter for several years," he told The B-Town Blog. "I currently live in Finland, but still call Burien home, as my dad and many friends still live there." Eliot is the youngest of four boys, born and ...
Para Los Niños fundraising dinner will be this Saturday, Dec. 7
The 10th Anniversary Para Los Niños Fundraising Dinner will be this Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Burien Community Center. "We would love for you to show your continued support by celebrating 10 years of rich and powerful work in the local Latino community," reads an announcement. Tickets are still available for $50 here, or you can also pay at the door. Here are the details: WHAT: 10th Anniversary Para Los Niños Fundraising Dinner WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 6-9 p.m. WHERE: Burien Community Center, located at 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien WA 98166 WHY: To celebrate and raise money for our organization and its important programs! Through our ...
City of Burien says it has ‘new tools to help keep roads clear in the event of snow’
[caption id="attachment_68910" align="aligncenter" width="489"] Click image to see larger version.[/caption] The City of Burien announced in its monthly newsletter that its Public Works roads crew "has some new tools to help keep roads clear in the event of snow." "Last winter (the) City purchased a 500-gallon brine sprayer to treat major streets and hills before an expected snowfall or before the temperature drops to freezing," the announcement reads. "The brine helps prevents snow from sticking and ice from forming. A second mini-plow has been added to the snow-removal fleet, which includes two large plows." The city added: The snow-removal crew operates 24 hours during ...
Boeing Employees Choir’s Music4Life Concert is this Friday night, Dec. 6
The Boeing Employees Choir will be featured at a special holiday concert this Friday evening, Dec. 6 in Burien. The free public event is a benefit for the Highline Music4Life™ program and is sponsored in-part by 4Culture. “The Boeing ambassadors of goodwill are a wonderful way to start the holiday season,” said event coordinator Julie Nelson of Windermere Real Estate and the Burien-White Center Rotary Club. “They have made five concert tours in Europe, one to Australia and New Zealand and will tour Scotland and Ireland in 2015. We can enjoy them right here in Burien.” Under the direction of Dr. David ...
Nationwide search for new Burien City Manager begins Tuesday
by Ralph Nichols Burien’s nationwide search for a new city manager “goes live” with the publication and online posting of a recruiting brochure on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Applications for city manager will be received through Jan. 3 by SGR, the executive search firm retained by the city council earlier this fall, interim City Manager Craig Knutson told The B-Town Blog. The new city manager – who will be selected by the new city council from a list of the most qualified candidates – will replace Mike Martin, who resigned in June to become city administrator for Lynden, Wash. Last month SGR held a public ...
REMINDER: Discover Burien’s annual ‘Winterfest’ is this Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in downtown Burien. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., stroll streets decked out in their holiday... [Read more]Sponsored Post
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Rainier Chapter, Order of DeMolay is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m in Tukwila. DeMolay is the premier youth organization dedicated to teaching young men between 12 to 21 years of age... [Read more]
WhiteWater Aquatics Management, the non-profit organization that operates the Evergreen Community Aquatics Center pool in North Burien faces a Jan. 15 deadline to raise $15,000 to keep the facility open. “We... [Read more]
Healthy volunteer humans with blood coursing through their veins are needed for a Blood Drive at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Monday, Dec. 9. “The blood center is in the midst of our ‘Give... [Read more]
Burien native Eliot Baker has released his debut novel – “The Last Ancient” – a historical mystery/supernatural suspense tale, which is now available at Amazon.com (link above), as well... [Read more]
The 10th Anniversary Para Los Niños Fundraising Dinner will be this Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Burien Community Center. “We would love for you to show your continued support by celebrating 10 years... [Read more]
The City of Burien announced in its monthly newsletter that its Public Works roads crew “has some new tools to help keep roads clear in the event of snow…”Sponsored Post
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The good folks at B-Town Thrifts and Novelties want everyone to know that December is the month to save, as every item in their huge 6,000 square foot space is on sale! > Buy one get one half price!... [Read more]
The Boeing Employees Choir will be featured at a special holiday concert this Friday evening, Dec. 6 in Burien. The free public event is a benefit for the Highline Music4Life™ program and is sponsored... [Read more]
by Ralph Nichols Burien’s nationwide search for a new city manager “goes live” with the publication and online posting of a recruiting brochure on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Applications for city manager will... [Read more]
The National Weather Service on Monday issued a ‘Special Weather Statement‘ warning of “unusually cold weather” prevailing across Western Washington for the next week. “Local... [Read more]
The Highline Special Needs PTA will hold its December meeting this Thursday, starting at 7 p.m. at the ERAC Building, 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien. The guest speaker will Dr. Susan Enfield, Superintendent... [Read more]
The New Start High School Key Club – in conjunction with White Center Kiwanis – will be holding its third annual Baked Potato Dinner this Wednesday evening, Dec. 4, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., With... [Read more]
Enjoy an evening of Holiday Decorating Tips this Thursday, Dec. 5 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Normandy Park Cove. “Elle will bring their ideas and tricks of the trade to make your home look festive... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Roughly translated, Krung Thep is synonymous with Bangkok and means City of Angels. This is an appropriate name for Krung Thep Thai – the new place for Thai food in Burien which aims to create heavenly... [Read more]
Normandy Christian Church’s annual Drive-Thru Christmas Story will be Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 – 15, from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This is a fun, classic (especially if you appreciate American... [Read more]
On Sunday (Dec. 1), BTB Reader Art Aquino braved blustery 30-40 MPH winds to do some serious Stand Up Paddleboarding off Burien’s Shorewood neighborhood, and his wife took these pics (click images... [Read more]
We’re a day late, but as promised in our earlier post when we disabled comments to provide a “cooling off” period, they’re now back with a few modifications. First and foremost... [Read more]
The famous Kennedy Catholic Arts & Crafts Fair will be this Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Gym and Cafeteria. “Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to do your Christmas... [Read more]
It’s that time of year again – the Burien Tree Lighting Festival will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. this Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the large Fir tree at the Economy Wiring store located at 633 SW 148th... [Read more]
The Normandy Park Police are warning residents of a scam involving letters purportedly written by Publishers Clearing House. Officer Hayes and Officer Norris have both taken reports now from victims in... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Christmas Trees have arrived at Advertiser Burien Bark’s two lots – at their regular storefront on 1st Ave South as well as at the former Herr Backyard Nursery at SW 160th and 1st in Five Corners. “We... [Read more]
‘Chicken Friday Christmas’ – an annual fundraiser for the White Center Food Bank – is coming to The Barrel Tavern on Friday, Dec. 13 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Dinner will be $10 per plate... [Read more]Read More Headlines