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May is ‘Music4Life Month’!

May is ‘Music4Life Month’!

May is “Music4Life Month” say County Executives Dow Constantine and Dave Somers, as well as the mayors and city councils of several cities in King and Snohomish Counties. Music4Life™ (www.Music4Life.org)... [Read more]

Why be a Mentor? It’s good for everyone – Mentors both teach and learn

Why be a Mentor? It’s good for everyone – Mentors both teach and learn

POS intern, Vaungh’Nee Walker, at Marine Maintenance with Corbin Purnhagen, Aug. 12, 2016. By the Port of Seattle With a busy professional and personal life, you may wonder if becoming a mentor is... [Read more]

Former Blog Intern Devin Otto working on documentary about homeless youth

Former Blog Intern Devin Otto working on documentary about homeless youth

Former B-Town Blog Intern Devin Otto – now a senior at Big Picture High School – has recently been working on a documentary on queer youth experiencing homelessness, and here’s an update: The... [Read more]

Big Picture Senior’s ‘Low Tide Music Festival’ coming to Des Moines June 2

Big Picture Senior’s ‘Low Tide Music Festival’ coming to Des Moines June 2

Poster by Anna Moore As his Senior Project, Big Picture High School student Alex Heindel is producing the ‘Low Tide Music Festival,’ an all ages, FREE music festival in the Des Moines Beach... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Budget Meeting will be Monday, May 14

Highline Public Schools Budget Meeting will be Monday, May 14

Community, staff, families and students are invited to learn about the proposed 2018-19 budget for Highline Public Schools on Monday, May 14. Chief Financial Officer Janea Marking will explain the McCleary... [Read more]

Engender International hosting Flower Arranging Class on Saturday, May 12

Engender International hosting Flower Arranging Class on Saturday, May 12

Burien based non-profit Engender International is continuing its series of events that highlight the work of women makers with a flower arranging class on Saturday, May 12 – just in time for Mother’s... [Read more]

Local Boy Scouts attend Merit Badge University to learn how to be Eagle Scouts

Local Boy Scouts attend Merit Badge University to learn how to be Eagle Scouts

On a recent Saturday in the Burien area, hundreds of scouts gathered at a local church to attend advancement classes for becoming Eagle Scouts. Boys from all over King County came here to spend the day... [Read more]

Highline Special Needs PTA holding ‘Coffee Night’ meeting Mon., May 7

Highline Special Needs PTA holding ‘Coffee Night’ meeting Mon., May 7

Highline Special Needs PTA will be holding an informal ‘Coffee Night’ event on Monday, May 7, from 7 – 9 p.m. This free, open meeting will be held at the Starbucks on 901 SW 148th Street. “Join... [Read more]

Learn about Puget Sound’s Geoducks at ESC on Thursday, May 17

Learn about Puget Sound’s Geoducks at ESC on Thursday, May 17

Puget Sound’s geoducks are iconic, valuable, and fascinating creatures, and their management presents both opportunities and challenges. Their slow growth, long lives, and fixed location means that... [Read more]

See more details on new Highline High School design on Thursday, May 17

See more details on new Highline High School design on Thursday, May 17

Curious to see what the new Highline High School is going to look like inside and out? Bassetti Architects is halfway through the detailed work of designing every square inch of the new facility, and... [Read more]

Give BIG so that local Elementary School students can Shine Bright

Give BIG so that local Elementary School students can Shine Bright

By Katalia Alexander The bell rings at 1:40 p.m., and students flood the halls of Hazel Valley Elementary School, eager to get home and enjoy the weekend. For twenty students however, the day isn’t... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Glendale Lutheran School holding Open House on Tuesday, May 15

Glendale Lutheran School holding Open House on Tuesday, May 15

From Advertiser Glendale Lutheran School: Glendale Lutheran School will be holding an Open House on Tuesday, May 15, from 5 – 7 p.m.: New families are welcome to our Open House! Teachers and staff... [Read more]

Next Highline Public Schools Boundary Change meetings will be May 9 & 23

Next Highline Public Schools Boundary Change meetings will be May 9 & 23

Highline Public Schools community-led committee charged with recommending school boundary changes will incorporate suggestions from the community into a second draft of their plan – and also consider... [Read more]

Clint Sallee selected as second Co-Principal for Highline High School

Clint Sallee selected as second Co-Principal for Highline High School

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield on Thursday (May 3) announced that Clint Sallee has been selected as co-principal of Highline High School. Sallee will start July 1, and will partner... [Read more]

Deadline extended for ‘Making Burien Awesome’ scholarship program

Deadline extended for ‘Making Burien Awesome’ scholarship program

Discover Burien has extended the deadline for its 2018 “Making Burien Awesome” Scholarship program, with a new deadline of June 1, 2018. The ‘Making Burien Awesome’ scholarship program... [Read more]

Dino Josie of Kennedy Catholic will coach last fastpitch game Thursday, May 3

Dino Josie of Kennedy Catholic will coach last fastpitch game Thursday, May 3

Today – Thursday, May 3 – the Kennedy Catholic High School community will celebrate the only man to ever lead the fastpitch team – Dino Josie will be stepping down at the close of this season, his... [Read more]

King County & King County Library System collaborate on new TV program

King County & King County Library System collaborate on new TV program

More than 1.4 million King County residents will discover all the ways that the King County Library System (KCLS) serves them with the launch of a new cable television program, “King County Reads,”... [Read more]

Marvista Elementary wins $20,000 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom Award

Marvista Elementary wins $20,000 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom Award

Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks recently awarded Marvista Elementary School in Normandy Park with the 2017 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom® “MVP Award.” The $20,000 education grant will fund... [Read more]

Big Picture High School Senior starts first aid project for local homeless

Big Picture High School Senior starts first aid project for local homeless

Alexia Guajardo is a Senior at Highline Big Picture High School, and she is building a Senior Thesis Project around homelessness. “I brainstormed how my project could engage in my career interest,... [Read more]

Boeing’s $1 million donation will help Highline Schools STEM students at CWU

Boeing’s $1 million donation will help Highline Schools STEM students at CWU

Boeing recently donated $1 Million to the Central Washington University Foundation in honor of former Boeing CEO – and Highline High School alum – Ray Connor. The donation will support the Ray and... [Read more]

Local student art will be showcased in first B-Town Beat this Friday, May 4

Local student art will be showcased in first B-Town Beat this Friday, May 4

Celebrate the start of the 2018 B-Town Beat season by experiencing the visual and performing arts of our own talented Burien students this Friday, May 4. This free and open Music & Art Walk will take... [Read more]

Auditions for Hi-Liners ‘Into the Woods’ is Thurs., May 10; scholarships available

Auditions for Hi-Liners ‘Into the Woods’ is Thurs., May 10; scholarships available

Auditions for the Hi-Liners Musical Theatre’s production of ‘Into the Woods’ is coming up on Thursday, May 10, and some scholarships are available. This is a tuition-based program. College... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools gives update on School Boundary Changes

Highline Public Schools gives update on School Boundary Changes

On Saturday, April 28, Highline Public Schools released the following update on School Boundary Changes: Members met April 25 to begin sifting through feedback from 10 community meetings, more than 600... [Read more]

Experience Youth Outdoor Adventure Day at Camp Schoenwald on May 12

Experience Youth Outdoor Adventure Day at Camp Schoenwald on May 12

Experience Youth Outdoor Adventure Day at Camp Schoenwald on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. A free day of fun activities open to the public, for boys and girls aged 5-12. Bring a friend and... [Read more]