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PHOTO: A Thanksgiving rainbow

PHOTO: A Thanksgiving rainbow

BTB Reader Chris Rimple sent us this great photo, taken Thanksgiving morning from Burien of a rainbow passing by Blake Island (click image to see larger version):  Read More →

Celebrate Burien Actors Theatre’s re-emergence with ‘Fire Watch Party’ Dec. 10

Celebrate Burien Actors Theatre’s re-emergence with ‘Fire Watch Party’ Dec. 10

Join Burien Actors Theatre for a party to celebrate BAT’s re-emergence from the Dec. 10, 2013 fire at the theater (read our previous coverage here) – and thank those who put out the flames and helped... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Post-Thanksgiving chill coming!

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Post-Thanksgiving chill coming!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Only a single day after we enjoy our family’s... [Read more]

Shop Local in Burien at ‘Small Business Saturday’ this Saturday, Nov 29!

Shop Local in Burien at ‘Small Business Saturday’ this Saturday, Nov 29!

Discover Burien is proud to support Small Business Saturday®, which is a day to celebrate and support our small businesses in Burien and all they do for our community. “When we shop local we support... [Read more]

ChoralSounds Northwest kicks off 30th season with Christmas concerts Dec 13-14

ChoralSounds Northwest kicks off 30th season with Christmas concerts Dec 13-14

Under the baton of new Artistic Director Ryan Ellis, ChoralSounds Northwest (CSN) will look back at its first 30 years of music-making in Burien with Shining Night on Dec. 13–14. The Christmas show includes... [Read more]

Navos hosts holiday dinner in Burien for over 250 on Tuesday, Nov. 25

Navos hosts holiday dinner in Burien for over 250 on Tuesday, Nov. 25

On Tuesday (Nov. 25), Navos, a leading community mental health provider in the Northwest, hosted a holiday dinner for over 250 clients. For many of them – who live in poverty due to their mental... [Read more]

Potbelly pigs may be welcome in Burien, but peacocks and roosters banned

Potbelly pigs may be welcome in Burien, but peacocks and roosters banned

by Jack Mayne The once every 10 year exercise in recreating a comprehensive plan to accommodate the newcomers to the city was begun Monday night in the Burien City Council monthly study session. The critter... [Read more]

VIDEO: Resident paddles past Orcas en route to Alki from Three Tree Point

VIDEO: Resident paddles past Orcas en route to Alki from Three Tree Point

Burien resident Art Aquino shot this video last Saturday (Nov. 22), while he was paddling his outrigger canoe 10 miles from Three Tree Point to Alki Beach. Watch closely and you can see some other paddlers... [Read more]

Celebrate Live and Local! The best Jazz Musicians in the Northwest play in Burien

Celebrate Live and Local! The best Jazz Musicians in the Northwest play in Burien

by Shelli Park If you want to add a higher dimension of cool to spice up your December entertainment be sure you are present at Black Zia Cantina on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. starting Dec. 3. Historically,... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: It’s going to be a soggy Turkey week & weekend

WEATHER GEEK: It’s going to be a soggy Turkey week & weekend

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Things are kicking into high gear this week for Northwest weather. There’s a number of meteorological... [Read more]

Highline High grad Ryan Brett hits ‘the bigs’, makes roster for Tampa Bay Rays

Highline High grad Ryan Brett hits ‘the bigs’, makes roster for Tampa Bay Rays

Photos courtesy Eric Todd. Ryan Brett, who graduated from Burien’s Highline High School in 2010 and has been playing baseball since the “Highline East” Little League & Bronco days, has... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Kite Boarder catches air off Normandy Park Community Club Beach

PHOTOS: Kite Boarder catches air off Normandy Park Community Club Beach

BTB Reader Dory Hamlyn took these photos Sunday (Nov. 23) of a kite boarder enjoying the freshening wind just off Normandy Park Community Club Beach (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): “Yes,... [Read more]

Armed Robber hits Papa John’s at Normandy Park Towne Center Fri. night

Armed Robber hits Papa John’s at Normandy Park Towne Center Fri. night

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department is reporting that around 11 p.m. on Friday night (Nov. 21), Officer Norris and Reserve Officer McBride were dispatched to... [Read more]

Fatal crash at Ambaum & SW 154th in Burien Friday evening; DUI suspected

Fatal crash at Ambaum & SW 154th in Burien Friday evening; DUI suspected

Friday evening (Nov. 21) just after 5 p.m., there was a terrible, fatal 2-car crash on Ambaum Blvd. SW at SW 154th Street, according to the Burien Police Department. The crash happened in front of –... [Read more]

Homemade bomb explodes outside Sylvester Middle School Thurs. morning

Homemade bomb explodes outside Sylvester Middle School Thurs. morning

Thursday morning (Nov. 20), before school started, a homemade explosive device was set off outside the cafeteria door of Sylvester Middle School in Burien. Nobody was injured, and police, district security... [Read more]

BAT’s irreverant comedy ‘Bob’s Holiday Office Party’ opens Friday, Nov. 28

BAT’s irreverant comedy ‘Bob’s Holiday Office Party’ opens Friday, Nov. 28

Celebrate the season with the irreverent comedy ‘Bob’s Holiday Office Party’ at Burien Actors Theatre, opening Friday, Nov. 28 and running through Dec. 21. The show incorporates original... [Read more]

Business tax increased as Burien City Council wrestles with new budget

Business tax increased as Burien City Council wrestles with new budget

by Jack Mayne In a meeting leading up to December passage of the Burien 2015-2016 city budget, the Burien City Council preliminarily okayed increasing the business and occupations tax, and also increased... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Demolition begins on old Burien City Hall

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Demolition begins on old Burien City Hall

[Watch full-screen at 1080p for best quality] Photos & Video by Scott Schaefer Demolition began Wednesday morning (Nov. 19) on the “old” Burien City Hall building located on the corner... [Read more]

REMINDER: Don’t miss out on the ‘Vision 20/20′ Art event Saturday night!

REMINDER: Don’t miss out on the ‘Vision 20/20′ Art event Saturday night!

Affordable art, a buying frenzy, fun food from local restaurants, marvelous music, refreshing wine and beer, great raffle prizes—all for a great cause, and all happening this Saturday night,... [Read more]

Resident Virginia Wright celebrates ‘Burien’ in new book, coming out Dec. 8

Resident Virginia Wright celebrates ‘Burien’ in new book, coming out Dec. 8

Burien resident Virginia Wright has completed her first book – “Images of Burien” – a compilation of photos and anecdotes about B-Town that will be released on Dec. 8…

PHOTOS: Burien Police confirms it – a wild Deer is roaming around Burien!

PHOTOS: Burien Police confirms it – a wild Deer is roaming around Burien!

We first shared BTB Reader Mary Hudson’s photos on Nov. 9 of a two-point buck deer that she spotted in Burien’s Seahurst neighborhood, and now comes new photos courtesy the Burien Police Department... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: With the cut of a ribbon, the brand new CVS Pharmacy is open

B-TOWN BIZ: With the cut of a ribbon, the brand new CVS Pharmacy is open

Monday morning (Nov. 17), several local business people, members of the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce, along with two city council members, employees and others gathered to cut a ribbon at... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Redtail Hawk hovers above Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Redtail Hawk hovers above Three Tree Point

BTB Reader Elston Hill took these great pics of a Redtail Hawk in Burien on Sunday, Nov. 16; here’s what he said about it: “The predator birds love windy days. This hawk visited the bluff above... [Read more]

Burien 9th Grader wants to launch a Pie into space & here’s how YOU can help!

Burien 9th Grader wants to launch a Pie into space & here’s how YOU can help!

Alex Hoppe is a freshman living in Gregory Heights who wants to launch a pie into space!  That’s right – this 9th grader wants to launch a PIE! Into space! “You may be thinking, ‘What?!?’ But... [Read more]

PHOTOS: On a clear November day, you can see Mt. Si from Lake Burien

PHOTOS: On a clear November day, you can see Mt. Si from Lake Burien

BTB Reader David Young sent us the following photos, of which he says: “It was clear enough this morning to see Mt Si from our home on the south side of Lake Burien!” Click images to see larger... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Some colorful, winged neighbors frolick at Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTOS: Some colorful, winged neighbors frolick at Seahurst Park Beach

BTB Reader/Contributor Elston Hill took some great photos at Seahurst Park, of some of our rather colorful, winged neighbors. “My wife Jackie and I love Seahurst Park now that it is open again,”... [Read more]

VIDEO: Burien Police Detective wins Law Enforcement Professionalism Award

VIDEO: Burien Police Detective wins Law Enforcement Professionalism Award

Burien Police Detective Scott Fitchett was recently awarded a ‘Law Enforcement Professionalism Award’ for his work helping a group of women escape a life of abuse and prostitution. Here’s... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Dr. Jim Coleman’s ‘Stuffed Animals for Kids’ drive on now through Dec. 19

Dr. Jim Coleman’s ‘Stuffed Animals for Kids’ drive on now through Dec. 19

Friend of the blog and Advertiser Jim Coleman, DDS, and crew want to remind our readers that their annual Stuffed Animal Drive is off and running and will continue through Dec. 19. These animals are for... [Read more]