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How do you get around, Burien? ‘Burien in Motion’ wants to know

How do you get around, Burien? ‘Burien in Motion’ wants to know

How do you get around, Burien? That’s the question from Burien In Motion, a King County Metro program running this summer in partnership with WABI Burien, Discover Burien, and The B-Town Blog. If... [Read more]

Host families needed for foreign high school exchange students

Host families needed for foreign high school exchange students

The Foundation for Academic Cultural Exchange (FACE) is looking for host families for high school exchange students. The students arrive in late August, and it is a 10-month commitment. Organizers are... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center holding free natural yard workshop this Sunday

Environmental Science Center holding free natural yard workshop this Sunday

Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC), WSU Extension Master Gardeners, Village Green Perennial Nursery, and Sustainable Burien with support from King County are sponsoring a FREE workshop for... [Read more]

FREE Solar Workshop is tonight – Thursday, July 24 – in West Seattle

FREE Solar Workshop is tonight – Thursday, July 24 – in West Seattle

If you missed the first one in Burien, fear not – there will be another free Solar Workshop tonight – Thursday, July 24 – at Dakota Place Park, 4304 SW Dakota Street in West Seattle. And another... [Read more]

WestSide Baby surpasses goal, collects 300,000 diapers through ‘Stuff the Bus’

WestSide Baby surpasses goal, collects 300,000 diapers through ‘Stuff the Bus’

WestSide Baby volunteers and board members kicked off the weekend by marching with one of its buses in the West Seattle Grand Parade July 19. Marching in the parade has long been a WestSide Baby tradition,... [Read more]

Here’s the schedule for August’s FREE Master Gardening Clinics

Here’s the schedule for August’s FREE Master Gardening Clinics

Here’s the August schedule for the FREE Master Gardening Clinics: Wednesdays: August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27 Burien Master Gardener Clinic: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Burien Library 400 SW 152nd... [Read more]

Highline High School grad Eliot Baker doing book signing Saturday, July 26

Highline High School grad Eliot Baker doing book signing Saturday, July 26

Highline High School grad Eliot Baker, who wrote a novel called “The Last Ancient,” will be doing a book signing at Burien Books this Saturday, July 26 from 1 – 3 p.m. “My book won my publisher’s... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Learn the ‘Secrets of Hummingbirds & Butterflies’ at Zenith Holland Saturday

Learn the ‘Secrets of Hummingbirds & Butterflies’ at Zenith Holland Saturday

Zenith Holland Gardens, blog advertiser, presents guest speaker Cyndi Stuart this Saturday, July 19th, at 10 a.m. Cyndi will share secrets of Hummingbirds, Butterflies and the best plants to grow to invite... [Read more]

Local businesses sought to support ‘Burien In Motion’ this summer

Local businesses sought to support ‘Burien In Motion’ this summer

Local businesses are being sought to support ‘Burien In Motion’ this summer and encourage residents to walk, bike, carpool and take the bus to visit local businesses! King County Metro is partnering... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society’s ‘Family Treasures’ Workshop is July 23

Highline Historical Society’s ‘Family Treasures’ Workshop is July 23

Learn how to care for your family treasures at a workshop being taught by Highline Historical Society curator Nancy Salguero McKay on Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m…

REMINDER: WestSide Baby’s 14th ‘Stuff the Bus’ diaper drive is Sunday

REMINDER: WestSide Baby’s 14th ‘Stuff the Bus’ diaper drive is Sunday

WestSide Baby will host its largest ever outreach event this coming Sunday, July 20 – the 14th annual Stuff the Bus diaper drive, with a bus parked and ready to be packed with donations at Burien Toyota/Scion. The... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from disaster drill at Sea-Tac Airport

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from disaster drill at Sea-Tac Airport

You probably heard numerous – and serious – helicopters around Burien on Thursday (July 10), as a multi-agency disaster drill was held at Sea-Tac Airport, and Photographer Francis Zera was on hand... [Read more]

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Curtis Hammond Band’

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Curtis Hammond Band’

The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries. This event is the... [Read more]

Highline School Board extends contract with Dr. Susan Enfield through 2017

Highline School Board extends contract with Dr. Susan Enfield through 2017

The Highline School Board unanimously approved a contract extension for Superintendent Susan Enfield at its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 9. Dr. Enfield’s contract now runs through 2017, coinciding... [Read more]

Meetings set for Stormwater Improvements for Miller-Walker Basin

Meetings set for Stormwater Improvements for Miller-Walker Basin

Four public meetings about proposed Stormwater Improvement Projects for the Miller-Walker Creek Basin are set for July 22, Aug. 6, Oct. 27 and Nov. 4. Here’s more info: Earlier this year, the Miller-Walker... [Read more]

Coming soon: Get ready, get set, and get going with ‘Burien In Motion’!

Coming soon: Get ready, get set, and get going with ‘Burien In Motion’!

This summer and fall, King County Metro is partnering with WABI Burien, Discover Burien, and local businesses* to help you use more human-powered transportation, more transit, and a little less gas. “Sign... [Read more]

First-ever ‘Awesome Kids Day’ is this Saturday at Burien Town Square Park

First-ever ‘Awesome Kids Day’ is this Saturday at Burien Town Square Park

The first-ever ‘Awesome Kids Day,’ a family event co-sponsored by the Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department and Collins Chiropractic, will be held at Burien Town Square... [Read more]

Free Solar Workshop coming to Burien Library on Saturday, July 19

Free Solar Workshop coming to Burien Library on Saturday, July 19

Sustainable Burien is partnering with Northwest SEED and Seattle City Light to offer the opportunity to solarize with your community and receive a limited time group discount at a FREE Solar Workshop at... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Host families needed for foreign high school exchange students

Host families needed for foreign high school exchange students

The Foundation for Academic Cultural Exchange (FACE) is looking for host families for high school exchange students who will be attending John F. Kennedy Catholic High School. The students arrive in late... [Read more]

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews band James King & The Southsiders

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews band James King & The Southsiders

The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries. This event is the... [Read more]

Here’s what’s going on at local libraries during July

Here’s what’s going on at local libraries during July

Here’s what’s going on at the Burien branch of the King County Library during July: BURIEN LIBRARY JULY 2014 EVENTS Please click on the links below to view the programs for each age group. Children... [Read more]

Study cites Highline Public Schools as national leader in technology integration

Study cites Highline Public Schools as national leader in technology integration

Highline Public Schools announced Monday (June 30) that it is one of 30 districts across the nation that are subjects of a just-released study on how schools are integrating software into the classroom. The... [Read more]

Are you ready to ‘Solarize Burien’? Group purchase campaign launches for solar

Are you ready to ‘Solarize Burien’? Group purchase campaign launches for solar

August and Melanie Kristoferson installed a solar array on their Mt. Baker home through the Solarize Washington program. Solar energy is currently powering hundreds of Seattle homes, and residents of Burien,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools wins Digital Content & Curriculum Awards

Highline Public Schools wins Digital Content & Curriculum Awards

Highline Public Schools was awarded with the Center for Digital Education’s (CDE) second-annual Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Awards (DCCAA) for its work to integrate digital tools into... [Read more]

King County Health: Measles outbreak in south King, Pierce Counties

King County Health: Measles outbreak in south King, Pierce Counties

Local public health officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of measles among members of the same extended family in south King County, and a single suspected case in Pierce County. These cases... [Read more]

LETTER: Debi Wagner’s letter to Port Commissioner about Airport Toxins

LETTER: Debi Wagner’s letter to Port Commissioner about Airport Toxins

[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:] Hello John (Creighton): These comments are my... [Read more]