REMINDER: 4th of July Parade starts at 3pm Saturday, follows new route (w/map)
REMINDER: Burien's 94th annual 4th of July Parade will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, and will follow a new route this year! This event is the oldest and one of the best attended in King County, and this year it will start at SW 152nd Street, heading east from 8th Ave SW, then turn right on 2nd SW and right again at SW 153rd – see map below for the full directions. Every year, thousands of spectators gather along the parade route in downtown Burien to see marching bands, floats, the Seafair pirates, and much more. The parade starts at 3 p.m. ...
PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears bats wake up vs Snoqualmie Hurricanes
[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 email@example.com!] Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 11 On Wednesday (July 1) the Highline Bears played the Snoqualmie Hurricanes in Fall City. It was roasting for the start of the game. The light breeze made the field dusty. The Bears' bats have awakened from hibernation ...
PHOTOS: Another amazingly beautiful sunset from Burien Thursday night
BTB Contributor Elston Hill sent us more great photos, showing Thursday night's (July 2) amazingly beautiful sunset, taken from Burien. "Our sunsets are outrageous," Elston said. "Recently we spent four weeks in Namibia and Zimbabwe. Our guides wanted to set us down at sunset to take sunset pictures. I explained to them that they had marvelous stuff to photograph, but when it came to sunsets which most of their visitors photograph, they pale by comparison to what we see almost every summer evening in Burien." Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: If you've got a great photo you'd like to share with our Readers, ...
Two sponsors bark up $30,000 for new Burien Dog Park at Tuesday unveiling
[caption id="attachment_87709" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Even this dog seemed to know that this giant check was some kind of "treat" for the new Burien Dog Park.[/caption] Late Tuesday afternoon (June 30), Burien Parks hosted a reception at the Community Center to honor donors and announce new sponsors of the Dog Park Project at Lakeview Park. At the dog-friendly event, major sponsorships were announced – to the tune of $30,000 barked up: $20,000 from Beneful, a dog food company $10,000 from Burien Chevrolet & Burien Toyota This follows a $15,000 fundraising effort from the B-Town DOG volunteers, as well as $15,000 in matching funds from the City of Burien, ...
Burien businessman makes video about city’s parking issue, gets on local TV
Burien businessman John White, who first got attention for his disdain of the city's parking regulations by writing a Letter to the Editor to the blog (read it here), has created a video explaining his concerns: [youtube]https://youtu.be/C_vj1i1i8cw[/youtube] White's letter – which has received 68 Comments as of June 29 – also got the attention of KIRO-TV, who did a story about the issue on Monday (June 29):
No, B&E Meats doesn’t have a drive-through; SUV crashes into front of shop
On Tuesday (June 30) around 1:45/2 p.m., a green SUV accidentally crashed into the front of B&E Meats, located at 15003 Ambaum Blvd SW in Burien. No injuries were reported, but the store suffered some damage, with broken windows, knocked-over shelves and more, including possible structural damage to the front. The Jeep suffered minimal cosmetic damage, and was towed away. According to the Driver, he accidentally pushed the gas when he thought the vehicle was in reverse. Only problem was, the car was still in drive. Here are some photos taken on the scene by Scott Schaefer (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):
CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Cass shares her experiences at Camp Korey
EDITOR'S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 13-year old special needs student at Burien's Sylvester Middle School. She is also our newest columnist... by Cass Huff Hello B-town Readers! I’m so sorry I haven’t written in a while! The day after the end of my 7th grade year, my cousins from Texas came into town. The next week, I went to Camp Korey and had a blast! (As I always do.) Camp Korey is a camp in Carnation, Washington. It is for kids with differences. It starts in the middle of June and ends in the middle of August. It is Monday through Friday and every ...
WEATHER GEEK: Did you catch the early morning Thunderstorms?
Press "Play" button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Thunderstorms rumbled through the South Puget Sound and Cascade foothills early Monday morning (2:00 – 5:00 a.m.). Frequent lightning lit up the horizon for a beautiful, yet ominous display. Here’s a radar loop showing the thunderstorms developing along the Cascade foothills and South Sound. These storms came just after another round of storms fired up on Sunday morning. Thunderstorms today will be confined to the Cascades and Eastern WA which will unfortunately impact their already drastic fire danger. The skies will quiet down by the ...
Southwest King County Chamber awards $11,000 to Puget Sound Skills Center
The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce recently awarded $11,000 to Burien's Puget Sound Skills Center, to help the school build a composites lab in their autobody tech program. [caption id="attachment_87508" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Left to right: Chamber CEO Carol Kolson, Treasurer Gerry Myklebust, VP Judy Coovert, PSSC Director Thomas Mosby, President Louise Strander and Board Member Natalie Elert.[/caption] This grant will help support STEM-related learning activities for autobody tech and Aerospace manufacturing and engineering at the school. The new addition to autobody tech will allow for the program to begin learning about where the industry is headed in terms of introducing more composites curriculum the program. ...
REMINDER: Burien’s 94th annual 4th of July Parade will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, and will follow a new route this year! This event is the oldest and one of the best attended in King County,... [Read more]
4th of July weekend is full of hustle and bustle, but maybe you’d just like a walk in the park? Ahh, shady trails, quiet conversation and a babbling brook sound pretty nice after the “rockets’ red... [Read more]Sponsored Post
John Knox Community Preschool is looking to hire a Leader Teacher and Teacher Assistants: To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Lead Teacher Fall 2015.” John Knox Community... [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]
BTB Contributor Elston Hill sent us more great photos, showing Thursday night’s (July 2) amazingly beautiful sunset, taken from Burien. “Our sunsets are outrageous,” Elston said. “Recently... [Read more]
State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy reminds residents that used fireworks can leave behind a great deal of debris. “If you blow it up, clean it up,” Duffy said. Proper cleanup of firework debris can... [Read more]
Hello voters and neighbors – primary Election Day is coming up on Tuesday, Aug. 4. That’s important. But here’s a thought: have you moved recently? Had a name change? Are you sure you are... [Read more]
Another bike was stolen this week – this time from in front of the Burien Safeway: It’s a “Motobecane Mirage,” which says 61 cm on the stem. It is a new, custom bike, shiny green... [Read more]
Even this dog seemed to know that this giant check was some kind of “treat” for the new Burien Dog Park. Late Tuesday afternoon (June 30), Burien Parks hosted a reception at the Community... [Read more]
The July B-Town Beat is set for this Thursday night, July 2, from 6 – 9 p.m. in downtown Burien. This month the theme will be “Craft Madness!” “We’ll have crafts, music and art for every... [Read more]
A bike – that was locked up – was stolen on Saturday (June 27) from in front of A Place for Pets and the Australian Pie Company, in the 400 block of SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien. “I discovered... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Advertiser Pit Stop Bottle Shop wants our Readers to know that they’ll be holding two special events related to the 4th of July this weekend: Friday, July 3: Grateful Dead ‘Fare Thee Well’... [Read more]
From our sister site The Waterland Blog: A man was shot in the abdomen in the parking lot of the Red Robin in Des Moines Tuesday afternoon, sending him to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening... [Read more]
Burien businessman John White, who first got attention for his disdain of the city’s parking regulations by writing a Letter to the Editor to the blog (read it here), has created a video explaining his... [Read more]
On Tuesday (June 30) around 1:45/2 p.m., a green SUV accidentally crashed into the front of B&E Meats, located at 15003 Ambaum Blvd SW in Burien. No injuries were reported, but the store suffered some... [Read more]
The Washington State Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday (June 30) that three state highways in south King County are about to undergo “much-needed work to repair and preserve the roadways,”... [Read more]
EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 13-year old special needs student at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School. She is also our newest columnist… by Cass Huff Hello B-town Readers! I’m so sorry... [Read more]
This post was updated with a correction and photo on June 30, 2015: The lost Parakeet that flew into a house Monday (June 29) on 8th Ave S. near S. 124th in Burien has been taken to A Place for Pets (click... [Read more]
The Highline Medical Center Foundation’s 32nd Annual Golf Classic fundraiser will be held on Thursday, July 23 at The Golf Club at Newcastle. There are plenty of opportunities to show off your skills... [Read more]
This cat keeps coming around a house in Gregory Heights, near 11th Ave SW and SW 164th Street: “No collar and looks pregnant.” If you recognize this possibly prego feline, please contact... [Read more]
From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for Indecent Exposure, and they’ve released a sketch of... [Read more]
Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Thunderstorms rumbled through the South Puget Sound and Cascade foothills early... [Read more]
The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce recently awarded $11,000 to Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center, to help the school build a composites lab in their autobody tech program. Left to right:... [Read more]
Sounds Transit is asking residents: “Where will Sound Transit take you tomorrow?” “Citizens from Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila connect to multiple destinations... [Read more]
‘Nahla’ the cat has been missing for over a week: “She usually will run about for 2-3 days periodically so I’ve become very worried about her being gone this long especially... [Read more]
BTB Contributor Elston Hill sent us these great photos, showing two different, recent sunrises taken from Burien, looking at the Olympics (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): “Both... [Read more]
UPDATE: ‘Hopie’ the brown Border Collie/Kelpie has returned home safely! PREVIOUSLY: Lost Dog: Brown Border Collie/Kelpie ‘Hopie’ with white markings, last seen Sunday morning (June... [Read more]
Here’s episode #8 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]Read More Headlines