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SoCo Culture’s ‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series kicks off tonight in Des Moines

SoCo Culture’s ‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series kicks off tonight in Des Moines

SoCo Culture’s Engaging Trees Speaker Series, which explores the vital role of trees in our lives begins TONIGHT – Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 – in Des Moines. This free event will include a panel... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Bond buys new schools, paint, roofing & more

FOLLOWUP: Bond buys new schools, paint, roofing & more

Highline Public Schools on Monday, Sept. 17 released the following status report on projects big and small voters approved in the Nov. 2016 Highline Public Schools bond: New Schools on Schedule Contractors... [Read more]

ME WANT BRAINZ!!! Zombie Fest Northwest is this SATURDAY, Sept. 15!

ME WANT BRAINZ!!! Zombie Fest Northwest is this SATURDAY, Sept. 15!

REMINDER: Hundreds of Zombies of all ages will gather for the 7th annual Zombie Fest Northwest, to celebrate the beginning of the haunting and holiday season this SATURDAY, Sept. 15, 2018! This FREE,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Register today for Succulent Garden Class at Iris & Peony Thursday, Sept. 20

Register today for Succulent Garden Class at Iris & Peony Thursday, Sept. 20

With a snap in the air, fall is upon us, and that means it’s time to come back inside and feather our nests with harvest colors and maybe some spooky decor. It’s also time for floral classes once... [Read more]

What schools will Highline build in next 15 Years? District seeking public input

What schools will Highline build in next 15 Years? District seeking public input

Want to make a difference for Highline Public Schools students over the next five, 10 and 15 years? You could be one of 40 parents and residents working to recommend a long-range plan for building new... [Read more]

Two local students receive scholarships from Coast Guard Foundation

Two local students receive scholarships from Coast Guard Foundation

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced Wednesday, Sept. 12 that it has awarded a record-breaking... [Read more]

YETI offering Saturday Fall Hiking Series in October and November

YETI offering Saturday Fall Hiking Series in October and November

The local non-profit Youth Experiential Training Institute (Y.E.T.I.) will be offering a Saturday Fall Hiking Series in October and November: Oct. 20: Hike for Middle School Students Ages 12-14 Oct.... [Read more]

Fundraiser for Sylvester Middle School PTSA will be Wednesday, Sept. 12

Fundraiser for Sylvester Middle School PTSA will be Wednesday, Sept. 12

Come on down to the White Cap Frozen Yogurt in Burien on 1st Ave South this Wednesday, Sept 12, from 7 – 9 p.m. and part of the proceeds goes directly to Sylvester Middle School PTSA. Yummy treats with... [Read more]

Car Wash Fundraiser for Highline High athlete will be Saturday, Sept. 29

Car Wash Fundraiser for Highline High athlete will be Saturday, Sept. 29

Sierra Rogers plays varsity softball and volleyball for Highline High School, and has been offered a position on a Seattle fast pitch club (Team Phoenix). With dues at $1,700 – not including traveling... [Read more]

Falls Prevention Awareness Day will be Thursday, Sept. 27

Falls Prevention Awareness Day will be Thursday, Sept. 27

Learn about fall risk and ways to prevent falls in people of all ages at a Falls Prevention Awareness Day at the Burien Community Center on Thursday, Sept. 27. There will be interactive presentations... [Read more]

‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series will hold programs on Sept. 19 & Oct. 13

‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series will hold programs on Sept. 19 & Oct. 13

The story behind this historic tree in downtown Des Moines can be found on SoCoCulture.org’s crowd-sourced story-map – and the tree is just steps away from the Des Moines Oddfellows Hall, venue for... [Read more]

Early struggles cause Kennedy to fall to Bothell, 59-41

Early struggles cause Kennedy to fall to Bothell, 59-41

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following Sports story is sponsored by the Kenner Dental Group: By Luke Olson Sports Editor A highly anticipated football matchup for the Kennedy Lancers against the Bothell Cougars... [Read more]

Registration now open for Highline High School Drill Team’s Mini Camp next week

Registration now open for Highline High School Drill Team’s Mini Camp next week

Highline High School’s Drill Team will be holding a Mini-Camp next week, and registration is now open. The cost is $25 and includes a shirt…and, as part of the camp, participants will get... [Read more]

Friends of the Burien Library organization needs help, seeking new members

Friends of the Burien Library organization needs help, seeking new members

Our Burien Library is a wonderful community resource for free books, media, arts and cultural events, classes and so much more. “However, less tax funding means more difficulty maintaining our current... [Read more]

Free Community Wellness Fair will be Saturday, Sept. 15 at Town Square Park

Free Community Wellness Fair will be Saturday, Sept. 15 at Town Square Park

Burien’s annual celebration of healthy living will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a fun and FREE community event, which will move back to Burien Town Square Park, with... [Read more]

Have you registered yet for the Burien Brat Trot? It’s coming Sunday, Sept. 30

Have you registered yet for the Burien Brat Trot? It’s coming Sunday, Sept. 30

Chase Bret the Brat through the streets of Burien with this fast, fun and frivolous 5K run to benefit the students of Highline Public Schools on Sunday, Sept. 30! Then…stay after for Bavarian... [Read more]

Copyright violation causes Sylvester Middle School to create new mascot, logo

Copyright violation causes Sylvester Middle School to create new mascot, logo

Buh bye, Sylvester the Cat 🙁 Burien’s Sylvester Middle School has used a logo and mascot featuring ‘Sylvester the Cat’ (pictured above) from the Warner Brothers’ Looney Toons... [Read more]

Sam Huard’s 10 touchdowns leads Lancers to 72-20 victory over Chief Sealth

Sam Huard’s 10 touchdowns leads Lancers to 72-20 victory over Chief Sealth

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following Sports story is sponsored by the Kenner Dental Group: By Luke Olson Sports Editor Sam Huard wanted to let everyone know that he was present to reiterate what he did... [Read more]

Navos seeking donations to help local students

Navos seeking donations to help local students

Local non-profit Navos is seeking donations to help local students. Here’s more info: You can help to ensure every child has what they need to succeed in school. Navos provides mental health treatment... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools will raise Educator salaries by 13% for 2018-19

Highline Public Schools will raise Educator salaries by 13% for 2018-19

Under a tentative agreement reached with the Highline Education Association this week, Highline Public Schools will raise Educator salaries by 13 percent for the 2018-19 school year, the district announced. In... [Read more]

Highline Education Association reaches tentative agreement with school district

Highline Education Association reaches tentative agreement with school district

Late Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, Highline Public Schools announced that they reached a tentative agreement with the Highline Education Association (HEA). “This agreement honors the valuable work our... [Read more]

Former Kennedy football standout has yet to report to Green Bay Packers

Former Kennedy football standout has yet to report to Green Bay Packers

By Luke Olson Sports Editor Cole Madison, the fifth-round pick out of Washington State University has yet to participate in training camp so far for the Green Bay Packers. The Burien native was placed... [Read more]

Highline Teachers vote to authorize strike if agreement can’t be reached by Sept. 4

Highline Teachers vote to authorize strike if agreement can’t be reached by Sept. 4

On Thursday afternoon, Aug. 23, members of the Highline Education Association – the union that represents Teachers in Highline Public Schools – voted to authorize a strike should no agreement with... [Read more]

New Highline ‘Family Color Run & Games’ event will be Saturday, Sept. 29

New Highline ‘Family Color Run & Games’ event will be Saturday, Sept. 29

A new Highline ‘Family Color Run & Games’ event will be held at Gregory Heights Elementary in collaboration with the Highline Council PTSA and the Highline Special Needs PTA on Saturday,... [Read more]