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WABI Burien: 50 or so Walkers walk from Burien to Tukwila Tuesday morning

WABI Burien: 50 or so Walkers walk from Burien to Tukwila Tuesday morning

If you saw a large group of people walking through Burien on Tuesday morning (May 23), you most likely witnessed about 50 (or so) ‘Seattle Striders’ doing the first of three 10-Mile Walks. Our... [Read more]

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza gets MLK Medal of Distinguished Service Monday

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza gets MLK Medal of Distinguished Service Monday

Councilmember Dave Upthegrove (right), with Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service recipient Fred Mendoza. Fred Mendoza has never strayed far from the South King County communities he was... [Read more]

Local Real Estate Agent paints tiny homes on rocks, leaves them around Burien

Local Real Estate Agent paints tiny homes on rocks, leaves them around Burien

Meredith Hailey (pictured, left), a real estate broker for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest (a BTB Advertiser), paints doors and tiny homes on rocks, then leaves them around Burien. She is one... [Read more]

‘Rampathon’ provides free wheelchair ramp to 90-year old Burien woman

‘Rampathon’ provides free wheelchair ramp to 90-year old Burien woman

Laverne Ritchie – a 90-Year-Old Burien resident – received a free wheelchair ramp on Saturday (May 20) courtesy the Master Builders Association’s ‘Rampathon’ event. The Master... [Read more]

ELECTION: Berkowitz not running, other positions draw largely anti-crime candidates

ELECTION: Berkowitz not running, other positions draw largely anti-crime candidates

By Jack Mayne As of Friday’s filing deadline, 17 people are looking to become or remain members of the Burien City Council, but current councilmember Lauren Berkowitz will not be one of them. The other... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of Apollo exhibit at the Museum of Flight

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of Apollo exhibit at the Museum of Flight

On Thursday morning (May 18), Elston and Jackline Hill had the privilege of attending the press preview of the new Apollo exhibit at the Museum of Flight, which opens this Saturday, May 20. The centerpiece... [Read more]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Peter Western Bridge gets knocked down Friday morning

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Peter Western Bridge gets knocked down Friday morning

The Peter Western Bridge was knocked down on Friday (May 19), and below are videos (and photos) of B-Town’s own “Galloping Gertie” courtesy the City of Burien (NOTE: the bridge starts... [Read more]

Highline Bears want 10,000 Fans to ‘Be A Part Of It’ this Summer; 1st pitch June 2

Highline Bears want 10,000 Fans to ‘Be A Part Of It’ this Summer; 1st pitch June 2

The local semi-professional Highline Bears baseball team announced their latest goal of attracting 10,000 fans through their gates this summer, at Mel Olson Stadium inside Steve Cox Memorial Park in... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirates boys soccer wins exciting playoff game

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her third year(!) with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

Split City Council vote selects former Federal Way Police Chief as City Manager

Split City Council vote selects former Federal Way Police Chief as City Manager

New City Manager Brian Wilson By Jack Mayne Within the next two or three weeks Burien should have a new City Manager, following the City Council’s split vote at Monday night’s special session. The... [Read more]

‘I’m Homeless because…’

‘I’m Homeless because…’

By James Adam Lamb Special to South King Media I’m homeless because I blew my credit. I don’t have any money, and I can’t seem to keep a job. My first week at University in 1983 I was... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sailboat regatta, ferries, tugs, construction & more

PHOTOS: Sailboat regatta, ferries, tugs, construction & more

Elston Hill was out with his camera and he caught these great photos of the Seattle Yacht Club’s Tri-Island Vashon Island Regatta #2 (starting at Shilshole, then around Vashon/Maury Island then back),... [Read more]

Burien Film Festival seeking Sponsors – here’s how YOU (& your biz) can help

Burien Film Festival seeking Sponsors – here’s how YOU (& your biz) can help

Photo by Michael Brunk | nwlens.com The Burien Film Festival (BFF) is offering sponsorship opportunities for its upcoming 2017 season! Choose your level of sponsorship and receive exclusive opportunities... [Read more]

Burien’s Environmental Science Center receives $50,000 WaterWorks grant

Burien’s Environmental Science Center receives $50,000 WaterWorks grant

(From left to right): Tara Luckie, ESC Executive Director, Dave Upthegrove, King County council-member and Larry Reymann, ESC Board President, along with Lake Wilderness first graders during the Beach... [Read more]

Rotary Club giving away pair of tickets to Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

Rotary Club giving away pair of tickets to Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

In anticipation of the 8th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival, The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park is giving away a FREE pair of tickets! Just click below to enter: https://goo.gl/q52DAc This... [Read more]

Normandy Park Arts Festival will be held the weekend of May 20-21

Normandy Park Arts Festival will be held the weekend of May 20-21

Poster art by 2016 arts festival “People’s Choice” award winner Crystal Campbell The Normandy Park Arts Festival will be held the weekend of May 20-21, 2017, with an Art Show/Competition & Awards,... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirate Boys Soccer team beats Fife in playoffs

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Pirate Boys Soccer team beats Fife in playoffs

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her third year(!) with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sea-Tac Airport goes to the dogs Tuesday – police K-9s that is…

PHOTOS: Sea-Tac Airport goes to the dogs Tuesday – police K-9s that is…

A statewide K-9 training session was held at Sea-Tac Airport on Tuesday, May 9, and along with some eager, hardworking dogs, Elston and Jackline Hill (and their cameras) were there. The event was planned... [Read more]

Give Big to help local Elementary School Students Shine Bright

Give Big to help local Elementary School Students Shine Bright

By Katalia Alexander Junior, Mt. Rainier High School The bell rings at 1:40 p.m., and students flood the halls of Gregory Heights Elementary School, eager to get home and enjoy the weekend. For twenty... [Read more]

Is customer service part of your marketing strategy? (HINT: it should be!)

Is customer service part of your marketing strategy? (HINT: it should be!)

By Andrea H. Reay President/CEO Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Customer service is not something business owners and managers traditionally think of when they are developing a marketing or advertising... [Read more]

PHOTO: Dark thunderstorms creep into area as seen from Burien Thursday

PHOTO: Dark thunderstorms creep into area as seen from Burien Thursday

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this great photo showing dark thunderstorms as they crept into our area on Thursday, May 4. “There were around 2500 lightning strikes from Olympia to the Canadian border,”... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation seeking donations for Project PROMise

Highline Schools Foundation seeking donations for Project PROMise

For many high school girls, going to the prom is an event anticipated for years – but not going to the prom because the family can’t afford a formal dress can be devastating. Project PROMise™ is... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Free youth tickets available for Mother’s Day concerts May 13-14

Free youth tickets available for Mother’s Day concerts May 13-14

On Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 14 at 2 p.m. – ChoralSounds Northwest (CSN) will deliver a choral bouquet about, in honor of, and remembering Moms! This concert is part of a weekend filled with choral... [Read more]

Work to replace Burien’s broken downtown gateway arch will begin May 8

Work to replace Burien’s broken downtown gateway arch will begin May 8

Portion of the original ‘Downtown Burien’ archway sign, pre-Feb. 2016 – back when it was still standing. Construction to rebuild the Burien Downtown Gateway Arch on SW 152nd Street is slated... [Read more]