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Sponsored Post JOBS: John Knox Community Preschool hiring Lead Teacher & Teacher Assistants

JOBS: John Knox Community Preschool hiring Lead Teacher & Teacher Assistants

John Knox Community Preschool is looking to hire a Leader Teacher and Teacher Assistants: To apply, email marla@jkpcusa.org with the subject line “Lead Teacher Fall 2015.” John Knox Community... [Read more]

State Fire Marshal offers advice on disposal of unused and used Fireworks

State Fire Marshal offers advice on disposal of unused and used Fireworks

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy reminds residents that used fireworks can leave behind a great deal of debris. “If you blow it up, clean it up,” Duffy said. Proper cleanup of firework debris can... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Cass shares her experiences at Camp Korey

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Cass shares her experiences at Camp Korey

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 13-year old special needs student at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School. She is also our newest columnist… by Cass Huff Hello B-town Readers! I’m so sorry... [Read more]

Southwest King County Chamber awards $11,000 to Puget Sound Skills Center

Southwest King County Chamber awards $11,000 to Puget Sound Skills Center

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce recently awarded $11,000 to Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center, to help the school build a composites lab in their autobody tech program. Left to right:... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High seeking Homestay Families for international students

Kennedy Catholic High seeking Homestay Families for international students

Kennedy Catholic High School is seeking Homestay Families to support its international students for the 2015-16 school year. “International students are excited to experience family life in America,... [Read more]

Burien Foodshed Project’s next meeting will be at Community Center Monday

Burien Foodshed Project’s next meeting will be at Community Center Monday

The Burien Foodshed Project – a conversation-in-progress about food and community – will be holding its next meeting on Monday, June 29, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Lakeview Room of the Burien Community... [Read more]

Sponsored Post LEGAL NOTICE: Notice of Public Hearing for Duwamish Area Annexation

LEGAL NOTICE: Notice of Public Hearing for Duwamish Area Annexation

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Washington State Boundary Review Board for King County Yesler Building, Room 240 400 Yesler Way Seattle WA 98104 (206) 477-0633  TTY: 711 CITY OF SEATTLE DUWAMISH AREA ANNEXATION... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Weekend heatwave & possible thunderstorm outbreak

WEATHER GEEK: Weekend heatwave & possible thunderstorm outbreak

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Hey folks! Summer is certainly here and you have two weather possibilities for... [Read more]

Rotary Club of Burien/White Center awards scholarships to local grads

Rotary Club of Burien/White Center awards scholarships to local grads

The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center recently awarded $10,800 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Highline High School, the Evergreen Campus, Kennedy Catholic High School and Puget Sound Skills... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding Teacher Recruiting Event Wednesday, June 24

Highline Public Schools holding Teacher Recruiting Event Wednesday, June 24

Highline Public Schools will be holding a Teacher Recruiting Event on Wednesday, June 24, from 3 – 5 p.m. at the District office at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien. Meet Highline principals and assistant... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Tuesday’s minus low tide at Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Scenes from Tuesday’s minus low tide at Burien’s Three Tree Point

This week we’ll experience some of the lowest tides of the year, and BTB Contributor Elston Hill took some great photos Tuesday morning (June 16) at Three Tree Point with his wife Jackline Hill and... [Read more]

Free Summer Meal Program available for local children

Free Summer Meal Program available for local children

Local children can eat free breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the summer through the federally-funded Simplified Summer Food Program (SSFP), which provides funding for 17 Highline Public Schools in South... [Read more]

Five stories from Military Road’s past to be revealed in Renton June 17

Five stories from Military Road’s past to be revealed in Renton June 17

Steve Edmiston, screenwriter and independent film producer, will present “FINDING STORY IN HISTORY: a screenwriter’s journey into adapting history to film” at the Renton Carco Theatre on Wednesday,... [Read more]

Over $50,000 in scholarships awarded to Highline High School seniors

Over $50,000 in scholarships awarded to Highline High School seniors

The Highline High School Alumni Association has awarded 21 scholarships worth over $50,000 to 2015 graduating seniors at the Burien school: The winners and their scholarships are, left to right in the... [Read more]

Sponsored Post The Vet Says…Summer poses serious risks for our furry friends

The Vet Says…Summer poses serious risks for our furry friends

Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic has some summer-related advice for all pet owners: What a great Spring we’ve had! I can’t recall the last time we’ve had so many beautiful sunny days this early in... [Read more]

LETTER(s): English Language Learners write letters about Ordinance 606/621

LETTER(s): English Language Learners write letters about Ordinance 606/621

EDITOR’S NOTE: Aria Peters is an English Language Learner (ELL) Teacher at the Arts and Academics Academy on the Evergreen Campus in the Highline School District. This spring, her intermediate level... [Read more]

Burien Arts Gallery holding Painting Workshops through end of July

Burien Arts Gallery holding Painting Workshops through end of July

Burien Arts Gallery will be holding a Painting Workshop – “WATER MEDIA BASICS” – on the 4th Saturday in June, and on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays in July, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Bring your... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Author of ‘Sophie’s Quest’ holding book signing at Burien Library Saturday

Author of ‘Sophie’s Quest’ holding book signing at Burien Library Saturday

Sonja Anderson, Author of “Sophie’s Quest,” will be holding a Book Signing at the Burien Library this Saturday, June 13 at 3 p.m. It isn’t Sophie’s fault that pesky Timley Mouse crawls... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High announces Annette Duvall as new Athletic Director

Kennedy Catholic High announces Annette Duvall as new Athletic Director

Kennedy Catholic High School announced Tuesday that Ms. Annette Duvall has been named its Athletic Director. Ms. Duvall has 19+ years of high school athletics experience serving athletes at all levels... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Lots of great Summer Camps starting up at Matt Griffin YMCA soon

Lots of great Summer Camps starting up at Matt Griffin YMCA soon

Awesome Adventures in Learning & Leadership for Teens at the Matt Griffin YMCA! Take a journey towards your future! Discover more about who you are and what you can achieve through leadership, academic... [Read more]

‘Local Treasure’ documentary on Seahurst Park restoration to screen this summer

‘Local Treasure’ documentary on Seahurst Park restoration to screen this summer

A new documentary about the Seahurst Park restoration – ‘Local Treasure’ – will premiere this summer at the Environmental Science Center, which overlooks the home of the largest seawall... [Read more]

Come celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Big Picture High School June 13

Come celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Big Picture High School June 13

To all Highline Big Picture students, graduates, families, mentors, and friends: It’s been ten years since the doors opened at our school! Come celebrate the milestone with us: WHEN: Saturday, June 13,... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards $94,000 to 2015 Scholarship Winners

Highline Schools Foundation awards $94,000 to 2015 Scholarship Winners

The Highline Schools Foundation 2015 Scholarship recipients with proud family members and HSF Trustees. Click image to see larger version. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com The Highline Schools Foundation... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: ‘Awesome Kids Day’ will be Sat., July 11 at Town Square Park

SAVE THE DATE: ‘Awesome Kids Day’ will be Sat., July 11 at Town Square Park

The 2nd annual ‘Awesome Kids Day’ event will be held on Saturday, July 11 at Burien Town Square Park, and all are invited! This is a FREE family event sponsored by Collins Chiropractic in... [Read more]

Seattle Seahawks, NFL present city with check to help fund youth programs

Seattle Seahawks, NFL present city with check to help fund youth programs

Photo by Corky Trewin. Burien City Councilmember Jerry Robison accepted a check from the NFL on Wednesday (June 3) at Cedarhurst Elementary School that will help fund programs to keep kids active. In addition... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fundraiser screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is Wed. June 10

REMINDER: Fundraiser screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is Wed. June 10

REMINDER: A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Greater Kent Historical Society will be next Wednesday night, June 10 at Kent-Meridian High... [Read more]

Here are the summer programs going on at the Environmental Science Center

Here are the summer programs going on at the Environmental Science Center

SEAHURST SUMMER PROGRAMS Saturdays from 10:00am—12:00pm Space is limited so please register online All programs will occur at the Environmental Science Center in Seahurst Park located at the north... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Highline High Teacher gets her hair shaved off to help student

FOLLOWUP: Highline High Teacher gets her hair shaved off to help student

On Sunday (May 31), Highline High Teacher Jasmine Kettler followed through with her promise to have her hair cut off – and shaved – in honor of her student Faith Jackson, who is battling cancer (read... [Read more]