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Learn about whales, beaches at upcoming Environmental Science Center events

Learn about whales, beaches at upcoming Environmental Science Center events

Burien’s Environmental Science Center has the following events coming up: Wednesday, Nov 5th (6:30-8:00 PM) — Talk: “Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales: 10 Years of Research... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘An open Letter to my neighbors about the school bond…’

LETTER: ‘An open Letter to my neighbors about the school 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:] Dear Editor: I am writing to support Proposition... [Read more]

Susan Enfield: ‘While we have challenges in Highline, we are on the right track…’

Susan Enfield: ‘While we have challenges in Highline, we are on the right track…’

Last week Highline Public Schools Superintendent gave her annual ‘State of Our Schools’ speech at the Museum of Flight. Here’s a video of her full speech, followed by what the school... [Read more]

Sponsored Post In Pain? New Advertiser Life in Balance Physical Therapy & Pilates can help!

In Pain? New Advertiser Life in Balance Physical Therapy & Pilates can help!

Welcome our newest Advertiser – Life in Balance Physical Therapy and Pilates – announcing their new office in the heart of Burien. Originally established in 2006, in West Seattle, Life in Balance... [Read more]

LETTER: Evergreen High Alum supports Highline School District Bond

LETTER: Evergreen High Alum supports Highline School District 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:] Dear Editor. Let me introduce myself. I am a... [Read more]

Miller-Walker Basin Stormwater Retrofit Public Meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 4

Miller-Walker Basin Stormwater Retrofit Public Meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 4

A public meeting on the Miller-Walker Basin Stormwater Retrofit will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Burien Community Center. “The Miller Walker Basin Partners (the cities of Burien, Normandy Park... [Read more]

For Burienite Audajha Coy, making frightening faces is a good career move

For Burienite Audajha Coy, making frightening faces is a good career move

by Mark Neuman For 20-year old Audajha Coy, making faces – very scary scream-inducing faces – is a promising career move. She’s one of twenty students attending the exclusive Tom Savini Make-Up... [Read more]

Health Sciences and Human Services High School named ‘School of Distinction’

Health Sciences and Human Services High School named ‘School of Distinction’

Health Sciences and Human Services High School (aka ‘HS3′) has been recognized for outstanding academic improvements in math and reading, earning a 2014 School of Distinction Award. HS3 is... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Our public schools are the cloth that binds…’

LETTER: ‘Our public schools are the cloth that binds…’

[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: As a member of the Samoan-American... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘A quality school district is key to bringing in new businesses & families…’

LETTER: ‘A quality school district is key to bringing in new businesses & families…’

[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:] I grew up in the Highline School District and... [Read more]

Highline Citizens for Schools holding community meeting on bond issue tonight

Highline Citizens for Schools holding community meeting on bond issue tonight

Highline Citizens for Schools will be holding its third community update meeting tonight – Tuesday, Oct. 28 – to discuss the upcoming bond measure on the November ballot. “We will provide an... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Don’t let fear scare you away from facts and the truth’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Don’t let fear scare you away from facts and the truth’

[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:] This country was founded by declaring, in part,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Meet Author Blair Stocker at Page 2 Books Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Meet Author Blair Stocker at Page 2 Books Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10:30 a.m.

Advertiser Page 2 Books will be holding a talk and book signing with Blair Stocker on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at their store at 457 SW 152nd Street. Blair will also present some fabulous treasures... [Read more]

LETTER: A letter from the Highline Public Schools Board of Directors

LETTER: A letter from the Highline Public Schools Board of Directors

[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. Also please note that this Letter was written... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation to award over $60,000 in grants this fall

Highline Schools Foundation to award over $60,000 in grants this fall

With two of its largest public fundraisers recently completed – the Burien Brat Trot and the Oktoberfest Auction – the Highline Schools Foundation is now making plans to distribute the funds the organization... [Read more]

Bittner Flute awarded to 8th Grader at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School

Bittner Flute awarded to 8th Grader at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School

The 2014 Bittner Flute has been awarded to Kaya Fernandes, an 8th grader at Sylvester Middle School. She is the daughter of Ms. Jamie Fernandes of Burien. The Bittner Flute award recognizes exceptional... [Read more]

Grace Church seminar on surviving holidays after death of loved one is Nov. 9

Grace Church seminar on surviving holidays after death of loved one is Nov. 9

Dreading the holidays because of the death of a loved one? Burien’s Grace Church will host a one-time seminar on “Surviving the Holidays” on Nov. 9 from 2 – 4 p.m. at 10323 –... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Administrators and Board have overlooked realistic and achievable fixes’

LETTER: ‘Administrators and Board have overlooked realistic and achievable fixes’

[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:] Much of what’s been contended in the bond... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Rebuttal to Highline School District Board President’s letter’

LETTER: ‘Rebuttal to Highline School District Board President’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:] REBUTTAL TO THE HIGHLINE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD... [Read more]

Highline to host Career Fair for 650+ High School Students Thursday, Oct. 23

Highline to host Career Fair for 650+ High School Students Thursday, Oct. 23

Highline Public Schools is partnering with the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation to present the Highline High School Career Fair on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 7:30 – 10 a.m. More than 45 employers and... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High School holding free Trick or Treat event Friday, Oct. 31

Kennedy Catholic High School holding free Trick or Treat event Friday, Oct. 31

Kennedy Catholic High School will be holding a ‘Trick or Treat’ event for the community from 3 – 4 p.m. on Halloween – Friday, Oct. 31. This is a free, open and safe environment for all,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘So, about that Highline High School proposed rebuild…’

LETTER: ‘So, about that Highline High School proposed rebuild…’

[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, So, about that Highline High School... [Read more]

New Highline Creative Schools Initiative receives $1.7 million grant

New Highline Creative Schools Initiative receives $1.7 million grant

Non-profit Arts Corps has been awarded a $1.7 million grant over four years from the U.S. Department of Education to launch the Highline Creative Schools Initiative within Highline Public Schools. The... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Kennedy Catholic’s volleyball team reaches high ranks!

Kennedy Catholic’s volleyball team reaches high ranks!

From Advertiser Kennedy Catholic High School comes this good news: Shayne McPherson The Kennedy Catholic Lancer Volleyball Team is ranked #2 by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association and... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline High School Alum shares thoughts on School District Bond

LETTER: Highline High School Alum shares thoughts on School District 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:] All five of us Mathison kids graduated from... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Few openings left in Matt Griffin YMCA’s Beginning Ballet program

Few openings left in Matt Griffin YMCA’s Beginning Ballet program

Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA has only a few openings its Beginning Ballet program for children ages 3-11. Fall session starts Saturday, October 18th! The Y’s six-week-long ballet class sessions will... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Westside School holding All School Open House this Saturday, Oct. 18

Advertiser Westside School holding All School Open House this Saturday, Oct. 18

Advertiser Westside School is holding an All School (PreK – 8th grade) Open House this Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. until Noon. This is a great opportunity for prospective families to tour the school... [Read more]

Celebrate the opening of Navos’ Independence Bridge on Thurs., Oct. 23

Celebrate the opening of Navos’ Independence Bridge on Thurs., Oct. 23

Navos will be celebrating the opening of its new Independence Bridge facility on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. – Noon, with guest speaker Rep. Jim McDermott set to speak at 10:45 a.m. Independence... [Read more]