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City of Burien hires Eric Christensen as its new Finance Director

City of Burien hires Eric Christensen as its new Finance Director

Burien City Manager Brian J. Wilson selected Eric Christensen to be the city’s next Finance Director, replacing Kim Krause, who left in April. His first day was June 25. Christensen brings over 20... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOBS: HMSHost holding Restaurant Job Fair on Monday, July 16

JOBS: HMSHost holding Restaurant Job Fair on Monday, July 16

Restaurant Job Fair HMSHost Proudly Operating @ Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday, July 16: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Work for a company that’s passionate about food and making travelers feel... [Read more]

VIDEO: Seafair Pirates make surprise landing at Burien’s Three Tree Point

VIDEO: Seafair Pirates make surprise landing at Burien’s Three Tree Point

Perhaps they got lost while en route to their annual landing at Alki Beach…but on Saturday, July 7, the Seattle Seafair Pirates landed at Burien’s Three Tree Point! Maybe they had heard about... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Speaking a Positive Message: Burien Welcomes Immigrants & Refugees’

LETTER: ‘Speaking a Positive Message: Burien Welcomes Immigrants & Refugees’

[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:] Speaking a Positive Message: “Burien... [Read more]

Highline Bears get bitten by Kent Bulldogs Saturday night

Highline Bears get bitten by Kent Bulldogs Saturday night

By Luke Olson Things were rolling quite smoothly for starting pitcher Colin Cortez until a fifth inning debacle that began with a one-out homer by the Kent Bulldogs. That homerun started a seven-run rally... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Olde Burien’s 3 Wishes Boutique’s ‘Fond Farewell Sale’ is now in progress

Olde Burien’s 3 Wishes Boutique’s ‘Fond Farewell Sale’ is now in progress

With a heavy heart, Connie and the team at 3 Wishes are bidding a fond farewell to their iconic Olde Burien location. They are currently conducting a full inventory clearance and anticipate continuing... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of Our Schools’ Luncheon is Aug. 10

Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of Our Schools’ Luncheon is Aug. 10

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its first-ever ‘State of our Schools’ Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at the Embassy Suites in Tukwila. This luncheon is presented... [Read more]

High-speed, single car crash kills 17-year old near South Park late Thursday night

High-speed, single car crash kills 17-year old near South Park late Thursday night

A high-speed single-car collision on northbound SR 99 near South Park late Thursday night (July 5) killed a 17-year old and knocked a huge overhead sign onto the highway. Washington State Patrol Troopers... [Read more]

Burien Police Chief releases statement on local police working with ICE

Burien Police Chief releases statement on local police working with ICE

Burien Police Chief Ted Boe presented the following statement at the July 2, 2018 Burien City Council meeting about the Police Department and King County’s position on cooperation with Immigration... [Read more]

THANKS READERS – June 2018 Blog traffic stats up +23% / +33% over 2017!

THANKS READERS – June 2018 Blog traffic stats up +23% / +33% over 2017!

Website traffic for The B-Town Blog during the month of June, 2018 was up over +23% – with impressions up +33% – over the same period in 2017, according to independent statistics from Google Analytics: Check... [Read more]

City’s second Eagle Landing Park community meeting will be Thurs., July 19

City’s second Eagle Landing Park community meeting will be Thurs., July 19

The City of Burien announced that it will be holding another Community Meeting on Eagle Landing Park (and its failing stairs) on Thursday, July 19, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in City Hall. This will be the city’s... [Read more]

Downtown window exhibits showcase Art from Heather Danso & Tory Franklin

Downtown window exhibits showcase Art from Heather Danso & Tory Franklin

Six-scene installation that changed every 2 weeks at 826 Seattle based on a Japanese tale. Materials – cut vinyl, laser cut plexi glass, screen print, wood, astroturf. this installation was made... [Read more]

Deadline to register to vote in Aug. 7 primary election is Monday, July 9, 2018

Deadline to register to vote in Aug. 7 primary election is Monday, July 9, 2018

The deadline to register to vote for the upcoming Aug. 7 primary election is Monday, July 9, 2018. To register online, visit: https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/MyVoteOLVR/MyVoteOLVR?textMode=False&language=EN You... [Read more]

Seattle Storm’s FREE Community Practice will be Thursday, July 12 in SeaTac

Seattle Storm’s FREE Community Practice will be Thursday, July 12 in SeaTac

The Seattle Storm’s Kaiser Permanente Community Practice will be Thursday, July 12 at the Seattle Christian School in SeaTac. The event, which takes place from 6-8 p.m., is FREE and open to the public.... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Open Houses: Gregory Heights, Normandy Park Waterfront, SeaTac, Seattle, Bothell

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Open Houses: Gregory Heights, Normandy Park Waterfront, SeaTac, Seattle, Bothell

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding five great Open Houses this weekend! The first is a rare new construction in Gregory Heights: Beautiful views... [Read more]

Chief says police do not cooperate with feds on immigration status

Chief says police do not cooperate with feds on immigration status

By Jack Mayne New Burien Police Chief Ted Boe made it clear that his department does not cooperate with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement activities, including relaying... [Read more]

VIDEO: Raw footage of Wednesday’s 2018 Independence Day Parade

VIDEO: Raw footage of Wednesday’s 2018 Independence Day Parade

We set up our live streaming camera across from one of Burien’s most important landmarks – The Hobnobber Tavern – on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, and broadcast the city’s 97th annual Independence... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this national holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President,... [Read more]

Burien Park’s ‘Music (& Theater) in the Park’ starts Thursday, July 12

Burien Park’s ‘Music (& Theater) in the Park’ starts Thursday, July 12

Burien’s annual ‘Music in the Park’ starts Thursday, July 12, and will continue at Lake Burien School Memorial Park through Aug. 16. This year will also feature Shakespeare in the Park,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Special Olympics Torch Run lights up Burien

PHOTOS: Special Olympics Torch Run lights up Burien

Last Saturday, June 30, the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run cruised through Burien, holding a rally, meeting local officials, with athletes proudly running with a torch through the streets while... [Read more]

Sponsored Post VIDEO: DAL Law Firm discusses Bankruptcy on ‘New Day Northwest’

VIDEO: DAL Law Firm discusses Bankruptcy on ‘New Day Northwest’

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm: Darcel Lobo of DAL Law Firm recently sat down with Margaret Larson of New Day Northwest to discuss questions that may arise if you or someone you know if considering filing... [Read more]

Artist Reception for James Lilly will be Tuesday at Burien Community Center

Artist Reception for James Lilly will be Tuesday at Burien Community Center

Burien Arts Association invites all to attend an Artist Reception for James Lilly this Tuesday, July 3, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW. His art features Pacific... [Read more]

‘Teen Police Academy’ will be Aug. 20-24; now taking applications

‘Teen Police Academy’ will be Aug. 20-24; now taking applications

Burien & SeaTac Police – in partnership with the King County Sheriff’s Office – are working to educate the youth of tomorrow about the roles of police and the requirements of becoming a... [Read more]

Local Kids can eat FREE all Summer

Local Kids can eat FREE all Summer

Local children can eat FREE breakfast, lunch and snacks during the summer through the federally-funded Summer Food Program. A child does not need to be a Highline Public Schools student to participate. Meals... [Read more]