Education Section

Highline Schools Foundation announces $10,000 ‘Impact Grant’ program

Highline Schools Foundation announces $10,000 ‘Impact Grant’ program

The Highline Schools Foundation announced that it will again offer $10,000 to one school or program in Highline Public Schools this fall through their 2nd annual Impact Grant—created as an effort to... [Read more]

Start of school year to bring ‘big changes’ to physical education in Highline

Start of school year to bring ‘big changes’ to physical education in Highline

Physical education (PE) teachers from across Highline School District are getting special training today – Thursday, Aug. 21 – on an innovative PE curriculum that will launch on the first day of school,... [Read more]

One dream shared, millions inspired – find your dream Sept. 27 Burien

One dream shared, millions inspired – find your dream Sept. 27 Burien

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together becomes reality.” - Yoko Ono On Sept. 27, the Burien Library will play host to an afternoon of #DreamsUnlimited through films,... [Read more]

Free, back-to-school Block Party will be held this Saturday. Aug. 23

Free, back-to-school Block Party will be held this Saturday. Aug. 23

A FREE, community-wide back-to-school Block Party will be held this Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Burien Free Methodist Church, located at 520 S. 150th. Hot dogs, sno-cones, espresso,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Boulevard Park Place offering a preventive health event on Sept. 10.

Advertiser Boulevard Park Place offering a preventive health event on Sept. 10.

Boulevard Park Place will be offering a preventive health event on Wednesday, Sept. 10. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable,... [Read more]

‘Burien In Motion’ kicks off Travel Options Challenge

‘Burien In Motion’ kicks off Travel Options Challenge

Have you signed up yet with King County’s Burien In Motion program? If you live or work in Burien, you’re eligible to receive a free ORCA card with two weeks unlimited travel and to earn additional... [Read more]

REMINDER: Des Moines Rotary’s Blues & Brews Fest is this Saturday!

REMINDER: Des Moines Rotary’s Blues & Brews Fest is this Saturday!

REMINDER: For the fifth year in a row – this coming Saturday, Aug. 23 – people from around Western Washington and beyond will be flocking to the shores of Puget Sound at the Des Moines Beach Park... [Read more]

Sponsored Post John Knox Community Preschool has openings!

John Knox Community Preschool has openings!

Preschool is a place for growing, learning, curiosity, discovery and play. John Knox Community Preschool provides all that in a safe and nurturing environment. The outdoor playground features climbing,... [Read more]

Former B-Town Blog Intern Bryan Shickmeister releases new cartoon

Former B-Town Blog Intern Bryan Shickmeister releases new cartoon

He served as our Intern for four years while attending Burien’s Big Picture High School, and now Bryan Shickmeister (aka Bryan Charles) is all growed up and going to Evergreen College in Olympia,... [Read more]

Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Burien Library on Saturday, Sept. 13

Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Burien Library on Saturday, Sept. 13

It’s hard to believe it, but the Burien Library will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary soon, with an all-day party on Saturday, Sept. 13. There will be special performances by Brian Vogan and his... [Read more]

Burien gets ‘In Motion’

Burien gets ‘In Motion’

King County Metro Transit just launched its In Motion program in Burien to encourage people who live or work in the area to leave their cars behind and use healthier travel options such as transit, bicycling,... [Read more]

Burien Parks holding Free Family Fun Run – with prizes –on Friday, Aug. 15

Burien Parks holding Free Family Fun Run – with prizes –on Friday, Aug. 15

Burien Parks will be holding a Free Family Fun Run – with prizes – at Burien Town Square Park on Friday, Aug. 15. The Run will be from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., with check-in at 5:30 p.m., and the big raffle... [Read more]

Waskowitz ‘Biggest Tree’ contest goes through August; do you know of one?

Waskowitz ‘Biggest Tree’ contest goes through August; do you know of one?

Burien resident Kent Horton has a long history with Camp Waskowitz, the Highline School District’s outdoor education center located in North Bend. As a sixth grader in the Highline School District,... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: ‘Kids’ Day’ is coming to Burien Fire Station Saturday, Sept. 6!

SAVE THE DATE: ‘Kids’ Day’ is coming to Burien Fire Station Saturday, Sept. 6!

The annual Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the fire station at 15100 8th Ave SW. “Come join us for a FREE day of fun... [Read more]

Fall session of Community Emergency Response Team training begins Sept. 11

Fall session of Community Emergency Response Team training begins Sept. 11

The fall session of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training will begin Sept. 11, and held Thursday nights from 6 – 9 p.m. in SeaTac. Emergency professionals train residents, organizations or... [Read more]

Around 500 free backpacks and other goodies given out at ‘Back to School Fair’

Around 500 free backpacks and other goodies given out at ‘Back to School Fair’

A “Back-to-School Fair” was held at Steven J. Underwood Park in Des Moines on Thursday, Aug. 7, where some 500 free backpacks were given out to local, low-income students. The backpacks were filled... [Read more]

Free Solar Workshop to be held Saturday, Aug. 9 in White Center

Free Solar Workshop to be held Saturday, Aug. 9 in White Center

A free Solar Workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the White Center Salvation Army Center, located at 9050 16th Ave SW. :Solarize with your community and receive a limited... [Read more]

Burien Police recover gun near Shorewood Elementary School Saturday night

Burien Police recover gun near Shorewood Elementary School Saturday night

The Burien Police Department sent out the following Tweet Sunday morning (Aug. 3), about recovering a gun, as well as finding four suspects of a drive-by shooting near Shorewood Elementary School Saturday... [Read more]

Navos shows off new Behavioral Healthcare Center at Lake Burien campus

Navos shows off new Behavioral Healthcare Center at Lake Burien campus

Navos’ CEO David Johnson leads a tour of the new campus with members of the Lake Burien Shore Club. Navos showed off the new Behavioral Healthcare Center for Children, Youth & Families being constructed... [Read more]

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]