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Attention People of Earth: ‘Super Sonic Soul Pimps’ band will rock BUFO April 1

Attention People of Earth: ‘Super Sonic Soul Pimps’ band will rock BUFO April 1

“Attention People of Earth” – the Seattle band the Super Sonic Soul Pimps will be crashing the Burien UFO Festival on Wednesday night, April 1st, so be prepared to be abducted by their... [Read more]

Annual Olde Burien Spring Open House is this Thursday night, March 5

Annual Olde Burien Spring Open House is this Thursday night, March 5

REMINDER: The annual Olde Burien Spring Open House is this Thursday, March 5, from 5 – 8 p.m. For every minimum purchase at participating businesses (listed below) you will receive a raffle ticket for... [Read more]

Prowler caught by alert residents in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood

Prowler caught by alert residents in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood

Alert residents caught a prowler on SW 172nd Street in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood early Monday morning, March 2, around 12:20 a.m. After one neighbor saw the suspect prowling, two others... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: The Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be April Fool’s Day!

SAVE THE DATE: The Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be April Fool’s Day!

SAVE THE DATE: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be Wednesday, April 1 – April Fool’s Day – starting at 6 p.m. in Olde Burien. This year, expect some new surprises –... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Welcome the return of…Winter?!

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Welcome the return of…Winter?!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek In this article, I’m going to briefly describe the forecast for the next few... [Read more]

Groundbreaking for new White Center Library will be Thursday, March 19

Groundbreaking for new White Center Library will be Thursday, March 19

From our sister site The White Center Blog: Groundbreaking for the new White Center Library – to be located at 1409 SW 107th Street – is set for Thursday, March, 19 at 3 p.m. The current White Center... [Read more]

Hospitality House’s annual Spring Fling fundraiser will be Saturday, March 7

Hospitality House’s annual Spring Fling fundraiser will be Saturday, March 7

Burien’s Hospitality House Shelter for Homeless Women will be celebrating its 15th year with its annual Spring Fling on Saturday, March 7 at St. Francis of Assisi. Food will be provided by Puget Sound... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival returns to where it all began on Fri.-Sat. March 6-7

Poverty Bay Wine Festival returns to where it all began on Fri.-Sat. March 6-7

The Poverty Bay Wine Festival will return to where it all began next Friday and Saturday, March 6–7, at the newly remodeled Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. For the past decade, the Des Moines Rotary... [Read more]

REVIEW: ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ is a gem you don’t want to miss

REVIEW: ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ is a gem you don’t want to miss

by Shelli Park One of the main reasons that we attend theatre performances? We want to be entertained; taken out of our day to day reality and deposited in another removed reality which matches the whim... [Read more]

Our talented new Intern Sterling Paris will paint your face (or your kids’)!

Our talented new Intern Sterling Paris will paint your face (or your kids’)!

We’ve been serving as Mentors to students at Burien’s Big Picture High School since 2009, and this year we’re proud to have Sterling Paris as our newest – and fourth – Intern. Sterling... [Read more]

Chocolate culprit steals candy from Highline United Methodist Church

Chocolate culprit steals candy from Highline United Methodist Church

On Tuesday morning (Feb. 23), Burien Police were called to Highline United Methodist Church when the pastor arrived at work to find someone inside. Police say that a thorough search of the large church... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Bald Eagle devours its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Bald Eagle devours its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point

Burien councilmember Nancy Tosta sent us these great photos, showing a Bald Eagle devouring its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point (click images to see larger versions): “I watched an eagle... [Read more]

Burien City Council hears raucous protest over its ‘trespass’ ordinances Monday

Burien City Council hears raucous protest over its ‘trespass’ ordinances Monday

It was a noisy and unusual Monday night (Feb. 23), as the Burien’s City Council heard loud arguments and heated discussions over a piece of legislation opponents say makes homelessness a crime in the city…

PHOTOS: Highline High Pirate Wrestlers compete in State Tournament

PHOTOS: Highline High Pirate Wrestlers compete in State Tournament

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 10-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn... [Read more]

Longtime member Susan Goding resigns from Highline School Board

Longtime member Susan Goding resigns from Highline School Board

At Wednesday night’s Board meeting, longtime member Susan Goding resigned from the Highline School Board, effective after the March 4 meeting. “I had made the decision late last year and told... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation seeking nominations for Gold Star Awards

Highline Schools Foundation seeking nominations for Gold Star Awards

The Highline Schools Foundation is seeking nominations for this year’s Gold Star Awards, the theme of which will be “Own Your Impact,” and with the big event set for Friday, April 17. The deadline... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Franciscan to build 52,000 s.f. office building at Thrift Store site

B-TOWN BIZ: Franciscan to build 52,000 s.f. office building at Thrift Store site

Franciscan Health Systems is planning on building a new 52,000 square foot Medical Office Building at the location that formerly housed a Salvation Army Thrift Store at 16033 First Ave South. The lot... [Read more]

POLL: Should school bonds be passed by a simple majority or not?

POLL: Should school bonds be passed by a simple majority or not?

Rep. Mia Gregerson, who also serves as the appointed Mayor of SeaTac, released a statement this week endorsing a simple majority for school bonds. Currently, a supermajority of 60 percent is required... [Read more]

Artists United’s annual Juried Art Show opens at Burien Arts Gallery March 6

Artists United’s annual Juried Art Show opens at Burien Arts Gallery March 6

Artists United is presenting its annual Juried Art Show at the Burien Arts Gallery in March, with an opening reception on Friday, March 6, from 5 – 8 p.m.. The gallery is located at 826 SW 152 Street... [Read more]

‘Shut Up Legs!’ & ‘Our Pain, Their Gain’ – Cove to Clover fundraiser is March 15

‘Shut Up Legs!’ & ‘Our Pain, Their Gain’ – Cove to Clover fundraiser is March 15

Washington State’s toughest St. Patrick’s Day Snake Themed 5K race – Cove to Clover – will be held Sunday, March 15. This is an excellent, grassroots tradition for our community to “suffer together... [Read more]

Several students at Southern Heights Elementary School may have norovirus

Several students at Southern Heights Elementary School may have norovirus

Up to 50 students at Southern Heights Elementary School (located at 11249 14th Ave S.) may have been infected with norovirus, a flu-like illness most frequently associated with cruise ships and enclosed,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Who’s the punk who pulled the ‘g’ off the ‘Angelo’s of Burien’ sign?

PHOTOS: Who’s the punk who pulled the ‘g’ off the ‘Angelo’s of Burien’ sign?

Andrew Ricci of Angelo’s of Burien wants to know who pulled the “g” off their wood-cut Angelo’s sign at around 4:44 a.m. on Sunday morning (Feb. 8) – recognize this punk? “We... [Read more]

REMINDER: Celebrate Valentine’s with ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’!

REMINDER: Celebrate Valentine’s with ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’!

Valentine’s Day weekend is brimming with deals to see Burien Actors Theatre’s musical comedy “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” – which opens TONIGHT (Friday, Feb. 13) – at an... [Read more]

Three cities team up to offer college scholarships to local High School Seniors

Three cities team up to offer college scholarships to local High School Seniors

The Cities of Burien, Normandy Park and Seatac are seeking applications from high school seniors for the Association of Washington Cities’ Center for Quality Communities Scholarship program. Six $1,250... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline High Pirate Wrestlers make it to sub-regionals

PHOTOS: Highline High Pirate Wrestlers make it to sub-regionals

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 10-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: From fish & chips to coffee, old Skippers will become a Starbucks

B-TOWN BIZ: From fish & chips to coffee, old Skippers will become a Starbucks

Photo by Sterling Paris.   The old Skipper’s restaurant at the corner of SW 148th and Ambaum Blvd. SW is currently undergoing renovations to become a Starbucks, according to Dan Trimble, Economic... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: After 44 years, Gehl Flowers & Gifts’ Owner is retiring

INTERN’S VIEW: After 44 years, Gehl Flowers & Gifts’ Owner is retiring

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School Rewind with me back to 1971 (long long before I was born)… The Beatles broke up, we had soldiers in Vietnam (and protests... [Read more]

Sylvester Middle School students seeking donations to plant trees

Sylvester Middle School students seeking donations to plant trees

Sylvester Middle School students Logan Lemieux, Jeremiah Harding, Brian Phuong, Mira Stemen and Joanne Robson​ are trying to raise money to plant trees, and they’re looking for people to donate... [Read more]