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Help local Food Drive for Highline Schools Foundation’s Project N.O.W. thru Jan. 15

Help local Food Drive for Highline Schools Foundation’s Project N.O.W. thru Jan. 15

A Community Food Drive benefiting Highline Schools Foundation’s Project N.O.W. has begun at Pollock Insurance in Burien: Hi Neighbors, We are excited to kick off our end of the year food drive supporting... [Read more]

Music4Life delivers 1,665 musical instruments to Highline Public Schools

Music4Life delivers 1,665 musical instruments to Highline Public Schools

Organizers at Music4Life report that during the first quarter of 2017-18 (Sept. 1 – Nov. 30), they delivered 1,665 ready-to-play musical instruments – having a fair market value of $28,237* – to... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $110,000 in grants to Teachers & Staff

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $110,000 in grants to Teachers & Staff

The Highline Schools Foundation announced Tuesday (Dec. 12) that they awarded $110,550 in grants to teachers and staff in support of Highline Public Schools this December. These funds will support activities... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School’s new north wall design draws on history

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School’s new north wall design draws on history

Highline Public Schools released new information about the new north wall for Highline High Schools remodel: What will the north wall of Highline High School (HHS) look like? The project team has a recommendation... [Read more]

District announces recommendation for Highline High School’s new north wall

District announces recommendation for Highline High School’s new north wall

After several weeks of public feedback, Highline High School project staff, architects, contractors and district leaders have reached a final consensus recommendation on Design Concept 1 for the new north... [Read more]

Replacement Highline Public Schools levy will be on Feb. 13 ballot

Replacement Highline Public Schools levy will be on Feb. 13 ballot

Highline Public Schools voters will be asked to renew a four-year educational programs and operations levy in February, 2018. The levy is not a new tax. It replaces the current levy, which is set to expire... [Read more]

Marvista Elementary Teacher honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Marvista Elementary Teacher honored as ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks honored Marvista Elementary School teacher Jennevieve Acosta as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” this week. Seattle... [Read more]

Discuss Black Lives Matter, homelessness & more on Thursday, Dec. 14

Discuss Black Lives Matter, homelessness & more on Thursday, Dec. 14

On Thursday, Dec, 14, join a discussion about Black Lives Matter, the struggles the homeless face and how to help improve the lives of homeless individuals in Burien with Renton’s Outstanding Citizen... [Read more]

Burien City Council wants to know where the next airport will be

Burien City Council wants to know where the next airport will be

By Jack Mayne Burien City Councilmembers have by 6-0 vote approved a resolution asking county and state officials to look at the burgeoning growth of Sea-Tac Airport and figure out who is responsible for... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber’s Economic Forecast Luncheon will be Jan. 12

Seattle Southside Chamber’s Economic Forecast Luncheon will be Jan. 12

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will be presenting its first-ever Economic Forecast Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport in SeaTac. This luncheon is presented... [Read more]

St. Luke Church in Renton’s Muslim-Christian Friendship meeting is Dec. 9

St. Luke Church in Renton’s Muslim-Christian Friendship meeting is Dec. 9

St. Luke Church in Renton will host talks and conversation with two Islam scholars on Sunday, Dec. 9. Dr. John Morrow and Imam Sheikh Noor-uddin will be joined by Zahra Abidi, Executive Director of Seattle... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Open House at Explorer West Middle School is this Saturday, Dec. 2!

Open House at Explorer West Middle School is this Saturday, Dec. 2!

From Advertiser Explorer West Middle School: Ready to learn more about Explorer West Middle School? We welcome you to walk through the blue doors and experience our community! Explorer West will hold... [Read more]

Site plans for Highline High temporary school grounds released by District

Site plans for Highline High temporary school grounds released by District

North Hill Elementary families and neighbors learned more about the plan for Highline High School to move temporarily to their neighborhood at a Nov. 16 community meeting at North Hill’s campus…

Listening sessions planned for Highline College’s Presidential search

Listening sessions planned for Highline College’s Presidential search

As part of its presidential search process, Highline College trustees will hold several listening sessions to learn what community members are looking for in the college’s next leader. In July, Dr. Jack... [Read more]

Begin Winter attuned to nature at the 4th annual ‘A Bonsai Solstice’ Dec. 17

Begin Winter attuned to nature at the 4th annual ‘A Bonsai Solstice’ Dec. 17

Begin Winter Attuned to Nature with Living Art at the 4th annual A Bonsai Solstice: Take in a big breath of fresh air and enjoy the unique beauty of the bonsai illuminated by serene candlelight. WHAT: A... [Read more]

Highline High School’s Key Club holding Homeless Necessities Drive

Highline High School’s Key Club holding Homeless Necessities Drive

Highline High School’s Key Club is back at it with their second annual Homelessness Necessities Drive, which will run until Dec. 14. In an effort to reach out and support the local homeless in... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Real Change is a first-rate example of a ‘street paper’

CLIFF’S EDGE: Real Change is a first-rate example of a ‘street paper’

The first item to catch my eye in this particular newspaper was a column written by the newspaper’s founding director. He is writing from a conference of “street paper” representatives from around... [Read more]

Three Moonlight Beach Walks coming to Burien’s Environmental Science Center

Three Moonlight Beach Walks coming to Burien’s Environmental Science Center

See marine organisms in a whole new light – your flashlight – at Moonlight Beach Walks at Burien’s Environmental Science Center on these upcoming Saturdays: Dec. 2: 8 – 10 p.m. Dec. 30:... [Read more]

Kennedy Girls Soccer team playing for state championship this weekend!

Kennedy Girls Soccer team playing for state championship this weekend!

Kennedy Catholic High School Girls Soccer team is playing for the state championship this weekend! The first game is tonight (Friday, Nov. 17) at 6 p.m. at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. If they lose,... [Read more]

Girl Scout Troop #45169 earns bronze award by decorating trash cans at Seahurst

Girl Scout Troop #45169 earns bronze award by decorating trash cans at Seahurst

Burien Girl Scout Juniors from Troop #45169 recognized that litter and pollution are a problem at Seahurst Beach and wanted to do something to fix it, which earned them a bronze award! So they worked... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Be ready for the Holidays at Iris & Peony’s ‘Chopped’ class this Thursday

Be ready for the Holidays at Iris & Peony’s ‘Chopped’ class this Thursday

It’s time for the next set of design classes, at the home of Burien’s best blooms Iris & Peony. All their holiday offerings make you the creator of your own special holiday home ambiance, including... [Read more]

Three Highline High School students robbed on campus Wednesday

Three Highline High School students robbed on campus Wednesday

Highline High School is reporting that on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 8) at around 4 p.m., three students were robbed of cell phones and money on the southeast end of campus. Burien police responded and... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Three Tree Montessori holding Open House on Saturday, Nov. 18

Three Tree Montessori holding Open House on Saturday, Nov. 18

Advertiser Three Tree Montessori will be holding an Open House on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. – Noon at their campus in Burien. Three Tree Montessori School is a private, nonprofit, Association... [Read more]

Sponsored Post St. Francis of Assisi’s annual Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 18

St. Francis of Assisi’s annual Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 18

Get your Christmas shopping done early with wonderful unique art, original handmade items, beautiful jewelry, and tasty treats (including the ever-popular Turkey Soup) at the St. Francis of Assisi School’s... [Read more]