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INTERN’S VIEW: Baby Chicks are in!

INTERN’S VIEW: Baby Chicks are in!

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern BABY CHICKS ARE IN!! Scott already knows this but I just LOVE baby ducks and baby chicks – a lot! So when he told me I was going to... [Read more]

YETI Summer Camps start soon

YETI Summer Camps start soon

Sleep under the stars this summer at a YETI camp! YETI summer camps are targeted to the most adventuresome of kids.  Each camp is customized by the YETI Master leading the camp, so you can be sure they... [Read more]

LETTER (with Audio): School Superintendent & School Board Meetings

LETTER (with Audio): School Superintendent & School Board Meetings

[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:] Dear Editor, On March 26, Highline Schools... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Zenith Holland this Saturday: Put life back into your soil on March 28!

Zenith Holland this Saturday: Put life back into your soil on March 28!

Friend of the Blog and Advertiser Zenith Holland Gardens is hosting an informative talk, titled “Put Life Back Into Your Soil” this Saturday, March 28, in Des Moines. The presentation will... [Read more]

Burien joins ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign, will install new exercise attraction this Spring

Burien joins ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign, will install new exercise attraction this Spring

Burien has officially become a “Let’s Move City” by committing to the obesity prevention initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, the city announced on Wednesday, March 25. The City Council... [Read more]

Here are the winners of Highline Schools Foundation’s 2015 Gold Star Awards

Here are the winners of Highline Schools Foundation’s 2015 Gold Star Awards

Last Thursday (March 19), the Highline Schools Foundation announced the winners of the 2015 Gold Star Awards at their annual Gold Star Awards BASH! at the Technology Access Foundation in White Center. District... [Read more]

UPDATE: Thursday’s ‘Foodshed Project’ meeting has been CANCELLED

UPDATE: Thursday’s ‘Foodshed Project’ meeting has been CANCELLED

UPDATE March 24, 2015: This event has been cancelled. If it is re-scheduled, we’ll do a new post. The third Conversation for the Burien Foodshed Project will be Thursday, March 26th at 6 p.m. at... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Meet Author Patrick Jennings at Page 2 Books on Saturday, March 28

Meet Author Patrick Jennings at Page 2 Books on Saturday, March 28

Patrick Jennings, Author of “Hissy Fitz” and “Guinea Dog” will be at Page 2 Books on Saturday, March 28 at 1 p.m. Port Townsend-based author Patrick Jennings writes books kids love to read. They’re... [Read more]

Next Burien Foodshed Project meeting will be Thursday, March 26

Next Burien Foodshed Project meeting will be Thursday, March 26

The third Conversation for the Burien Foodshed Project will be Thursday, March 26th at 6 p.m. at The Mark Restaurant’s Banquet Room, located at 918 SW 152nd Street. Do you care where your food... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘School Construction Assistance Program … is in dire need of reform’

LETTER: ‘School Construction Assistance Program … is in dire need of reform’

[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:] Of note from an article in the Seattle... [Read more]

Fashion Design and Marketing students at Puget Sound Skills Center open shop

Fashion Design and Marketing students at Puget Sound Skills Center open shop

Second-year Fashion Design and Marketing students at Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center are coordinating a small shop on the campus, where students can purchase clothing for interviews, leadership... [Read more]

Workshops scheduled for potential school board candidates; Burien one is May 5

Workshops scheduled for potential school board candidates; Burien one is May 5

The Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) announced that it will hold a series of 14 free workshops throughout Washington – including Tuesday, May 5 in Burien – to encourage... [Read more]

Highline Public School’s newest buildings rate higher than state standards

Highline Public School’s newest buildings rate higher than state standards

The results of a recently completed, state-required evaluation show all 13 Highline Public Schools funded with 2002 and 2006 bonds exceed standards for buildings of their age laid out by the Office of... [Read more]

Over 200 pounds of trash picked up during Seahurst Park cleanup last month

Over 200 pounds of trash picked up during Seahurst Park cleanup last month

Over 200 pounds of trash was collected throughout Seahurst Park on Friday, Feb. 20, with help from folks at the Environmental Science Center (ESC), the City of Burien, AVID students from Highline High... [Read more]

Sponsored Post ‘Be a Leader. Save a Life.’ Lifeguarding classes starts at Matt Griffin YMCA April 6

‘Be a Leader. Save a Life.’ Lifeguarding classes starts at Matt Griffin YMCA April 6

Develop leadership skills, increase life skills, learn life saving skills and develop professionalism in YMCA Lifeguarding, with classes starting April 6. The course offers up-to-date information on how... [Read more]

Try out Fitness & Zumba classes at Burien Community Center for FREE in April

Try out Fitness & Zumba classes at Burien Community Center for FREE in April

Between April 13-18, community members can try out fitness classes at the Burien Community Center for FREE! “I’d particularly like to invite people to visit my Zumba class on Monday April 13... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway holding FREE Home-Buying Seminar this Saturday

Berkshire Hathaway holding FREE Home-Buying Seminar this Saturday

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest will be holding a FREE Home-Buying Seminar at 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 14: HOME BUYER SEMINAR FIVE STEPS TO HOMEOWNERSHIP Have you ever... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘What about a new Highline Schools Bond?’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘What about a new Highline Schools Bond?’

[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:] What about a new Highline Schools Bond? A... [Read more]

Discover what Girl Scouts has to offer at Burien Library on Tuesday, March 31

Discover what Girl Scouts has to offer at Burien Library on Tuesday, March 31

Discover what Girl Scouts has to offer! Join the fun, friendship and adventure of Girl Scouts at a free family information night and new troop formation session at the Burien Library on Tuesday, March... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline meeting is TONIGHT

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline meeting is TONIGHT

The final Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline will be TONIGHT – Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. – at the Burien Community Center, Shorewood Room, located at 14700 6th Avenue... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces Gold Star Award nominees

Highline Schools Foundation announces Gold Star Award nominees

And the Nominees Are …  Each year, the Highline Schools Foundation solicits nominations from community members, district employees and parents for its prestigious and much-anticipated Gold Star Awards. This... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High School’s ‘Good News’ musical will be March 19-22

Kennedy Catholic High School’s ‘Good News’ musical will be March 19-22

The Fine Arts Department at Kennedy Catholic High School is pleased to present the spring musical ‘Good News,’ which will run from March 19-22 at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. ‘Good... [Read more]

Tukwila’s Foster High School Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary March 21

Tukwila’s Foster High School Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary March 21

The Bulldog community will honor the past, present, and future with a dance- and music-filled evening on Saturday, March 21. In 1915, the United States was on the brink of entering World War I, the 47th... [Read more]

PHOTOS: 10-year old Isabel Herbruger’s final pics of Highline High Wrestling

PHOTOS: 10-year old Isabel Herbruger’s final pics of Highline High Wrestling

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 10-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn... [Read more]

Nina McLemore Trunk Show benefits Highline Music4Life

Nina McLemore Trunk Show benefits Highline Music4Life

The Music4Life™ initiative – including the local version called “Highline Music4Life” – has won corporate support from New York-based Nina McLemore, the clothing line for executive and... [Read more]

Apartment fire closes S. 156th Street near Highline High School Friday

Apartment fire closes S. 156th Street near Highline High School Friday

An apartment fire near Highline High School has closed S. 156th Street in Burien, except for school traffic, according to sources…

‘Monthly conversation’ meetings with school Superintendent start March 26

‘Monthly conversation’ meetings with school Superintendent start March 26

Families and community members are invited to join Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield for a series of monthly conversations at schools across the district, with the first set for Thursday,... [Read more]

Seahurst Elementary School to host District Math Competition May 8

Seahurst Elementary School to host District Math Competition May 8

Burien’s Seahurst Elementary School will be hosting its 2015 Elementary Math Bonanza on Friday, May 8, a math contest for students in grades four through eight. This will be their sixth year hosting... [Read more]