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Highline Schools Foundation announces new scholarship opportunities

Highline Schools Foundation announces new scholarship opportunities

The Highline Schools Foundation announced several new scholarship opportunities on Thursday, Jan. 22. “The Highline Schools Foundation strives to be a bridge to opportunity for Highline Public School... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Where will the money come from?’

LETTER: ‘Where will the money come from?’

[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:] WHERE WILL THE MONEY COME FROM? It is... [Read more]

Des Moines parents on alert after abduction of Mt. Rainier High student

Des Moines parents on alert after abduction of Mt. Rainier High student

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: On Tuesday (Jan. 20), a letter was sent home to parents of Mt. Rainier High School students, warning them of two recent incidents – one of which was an actual... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline Public Schools Super invites all to Town Hall meeting Thurs.

LETTER: Highline Public Schools Super invites all to Town Hall meeting Thurs.

[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:] An invitation to all Highline Community... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Bridge School Cooperative Elementary holding Open House Saturday, Jan. 24

Bridge School Cooperative Elementary holding Open House Saturday, Jan. 24

  The Bridge School will be holding an Informational Open House this Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the school’s new location in Olde Burien at 1005 SW 152nd Street. During the... [Read more]

Highline High School cheer team holding mini cheer camp Jan. 27 & 29

Highline High School cheer team holding mini cheer camp Jan. 27 & 29

The Highline High School cheer team will be hosting a winter mini cheer camp on Jan. 27 and 29 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Highline High School cafeteria. Children in grades K-6 can join the Pirates cheer... [Read more]

Learn/talk about a ‘Burien Foodshed’ at Pit Stop Bottle Shop on Tuesday, Jan. 27

Learn/talk about a ‘Burien Foodshed’ at Pit Stop Bottle Shop on Tuesday, Jan. 27

If you’ve ever wondered “How is our food grown?” or “Can we grow more food locally? or even “Can food help build Burien community and economy?” then this ‘Burien Foodshed Conversation’... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Who should be held in Contempt?’

LETTER: ‘Who should be held in Contempt?’

[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:] Who should be held in Contempt? How does... [Read more]

‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be Feb. 13-16; ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be Feb. 14

‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be Feb. 13-16; ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be Feb. 14

The 18th annual ‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be from Feb. 13-16, and all are invited to join in by counting birds. “Counting birds is a fun, free, family-friendly way to discover... [Read more]

Focus group for women between 40-65 at Matt Griffin YMCA on Tues., Jan. 27

Focus group for women between 40-65 at Matt Griffin YMCA on Tues., Jan. 27

A focus group for women between 40-65 will be held at Matt Griffin YMCA on Tuesday, Jan. 27, and here are the details: Are you a woman between the ages of 40 – 65? We want to HEAR FROM YOU! Organizers are... [Read more]

Special needs student at Sylvester raises money and buys new iPads for others

Special needs student at Sylvester raises money and buys new iPads for others

12-year-old Cassidy Huff was at home recovering from her 33rd spinal surgery when she decided to organize a fundraiser for the special education classmates she tutors at Sylvester Middle School in Burien. In... [Read more]

REMINDER: Highline Public Schools Town Hall Meeting will be Thurs., Jan. 22

REMINDER: Highline Public Schools Town Hall Meeting will be Thurs., Jan. 22

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield and School Board members will be on hand Thursday, Jan. 22 for an open public dialog about the levy and bond measures…

Sponsored Post Advertiser West Seattle Montessori School holding Open Houses Jan. 24 & Feb. 25

Advertiser West Seattle Montessori School holding Open Houses Jan. 24 & Feb. 25

Advertiser West Seattle Montessori School will be holding two Open Houses – Jan. 24 and Feb. 25 – at their campus located at 11215 15th Ave SW. The schedule is: Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015: 1:00-3:00pm Wednesday,... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School Board President shares concerns about misinformation

LETTER: Highline School Board President shares concerns about misinformation

[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:] January 14, 2015 Dear Highline Community: As... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Last passenger MD-11 stops at Sea-Tac en route to final destination

SLIDESHOW: Last passenger MD-11 stops at Sea-Tac en route to final destination

The last existing McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 passenger aircraft – owned by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines – landed at Sea-Tac Airport on the foggy morning of Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, then departed for its final... [Read more]

Sponsored Post St. Francis of Assisi School holding Open House on Sunday, Jan. 25

St. Francis of Assisi School holding Open House on Sunday, Jan. 25

Advertiser St. Francis of Assisi School will be holding an Open House on Sunday, Jan. 25, starting at 11:30 a.m. St. Francis of Assisi School is a Catholic parish school with a more than 50-year tradition... [Read more]

Cove to Clover 5K Fundraiser Race holding Alaska Airlines ‘Fly Free Raffle’

Cove to Clover 5K Fundraiser Race holding Alaska Airlines ‘Fly Free Raffle’

Our friends at the Cove to Clover 5K Fundraiser Race – coming up Sunday, March 15 – announced on Monday (Jan. 12) that they will be holding an Alaska Airlines “C2C Fly Free Raffle.” A... [Read more]

Highline bond issue proponent complains of violations of  disclosure law

Highline bond issue proponent complains of violations of disclosure law

EDITOR’S NOTE: This report was updated on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 by Jack Mayne The Highline Citizens for Schools has filed a complaint with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission claiming the... [Read more]

Dorpat and Sherrard will bring ‘Now and Then’ to Highline on Saturday, Jan. 24

Dorpat and Sherrard will bring ‘Now and Then’ to Highline on Saturday, Jan. 24

The Highline Historical Society will be hosting a “Now and Then” presentation by popular documentary photographers/historians/authors Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard on Saturday, Jan. 24, starting at... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Artistic images show Highline Pirates wrestlers beating Foster

PHOTOS: Artistic images show Highline Pirates wrestlers beating Foster

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

Sponsored Post Burien’s St. Bernadette School holding two Open Houses on Wednesday, Jan. 28

Burien’s St. Bernadette School holding two Open Houses on Wednesday, Jan. 28

St. Bernadette School will be hosting two Open House events on Wednesday, Jan. 28, in conjunction with the 2015 Catholic Schools Week. The morning Open House will be held from 9:30 –10:30 a.m., and... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Highline Public Schools hosting community meetings about levy, bond

Highline Public Schools hosting community meetings about levy, bond

Families, community members, and staff are encouraged to attend upcoming community meetings about Highline Public Schools’ proposed levy and bond measures on the Feb. 10 ballot. Renewal of an Educational... [Read more]

Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta holding ‘coffee chat’ this Saturday

Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta holding ‘coffee chat’ this Saturday

Burien City Councilmember – and new Deputy Mayor – Nancy Tosta will be holding 2015’s first “community coffee chat” this Saturday, Jan 10, starting at 10:30 a.m. at Burien Press. “Please... [Read more]

Critically-acclaimed documentary on sex trafficking will play Saturday, Jan. 17

Critically-acclaimed documentary on sex trafficking will play Saturday, Jan. 17

“Rape For Profit” – a critically-acclaimed documentary that exposes the reality of sex trafficking in the Seattle area – will be shown in Burien on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Transform... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline School Board responds to John Castronover’s letter

LETTER: Highline School Board responds to John Castronover’s letter

[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:] A Response to John Castronover’s Letter... [Read more]

Kick off the New Year with events at Environmental Science Center in January

Kick off the New Year with events at Environmental Science Center in January

Burien’s Environmental Science Center – located at Seahurst Park – will be holding several events to kick off the new year in January: Saturday, Jan. 3: FINAL After-Hours Beach Walk, from 8 –... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I have some concerns about this current bond proposal…’

LETTER: ‘I have some concerns about this current bond proposal…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, posted exactly as written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] I believe parents and... [Read more]

3rd annual ‘Walk-n-Talk-with-a-Doc’ will be this Sunday, Jan. 4

3rd annual ‘Walk-n-Talk-with-a-Doc’ will be this Sunday, Jan. 4

This Doc’s number one prescription: “Walk!” After a season full of holiday celebrations and the start of a new year, you may have vowed to “get back on that exercise program!” Do your New... [Read more]