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Quiet Skies Coalition says noisy flights over Burien still a ‘Work In Progress’

Quiet Skies Coalition says noisy flights over Burien still a ‘Work In Progress’

By Jack Mayne Any “comprehensive resolution” to the continuation of noisy propjet flights over Burien remains a work-in-progress, and any decisions by the Federal Aviation Administration remain up... [Read more]

Amazing bands will rock Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest on Saturday, Aug. 26

Amazing bands will rock Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest on Saturday, Aug. 26

One of the region’s premier blues music events returns to the shores of Des Moines on Saturday, Aug. 26, as the 8th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest rocks Des Moines Beach Park. Close to 20 craft... [Read more]

Burglar arrested in Burien Wednesday morning thanks to alert teenage neighbor

Burglar arrested in Burien Wednesday morning thanks to alert teenage neighbor

Thursday morning (Aug. 16) at 9 a.m., a 14-year old Burien resident heard glass breaking at her neighbors house in the 200 block of S. 128th Street (map below). Police say that she saw someone she didn’t... [Read more]

REMINDER: Dance to ‘Fun Addicts’ at final ‘Music in the Park’ Thursday night!

REMINDER: Dance to ‘Fun Addicts’ at final ‘Music in the Park’ Thursday night!

REMINDER: Burien’s ‘Music in the Park’ has its final 2017 performance this Thursday night (Aug. 17), with dancing music from the Fun Addicts! The final FREE, live outdoor performance... [Read more]

It’ll be Olguin vs Manning, Wagner vs Matta, Green vs Tosta & Marx vs Janssen

It’ll be Olguin vs Manning, Wagner vs Matta, Green vs Tosta & Marx vs Janssen

On Tuesday (Aug. 15), King County Elections released its final, certified election results for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, so now we know who will face off for Burien City Council in the General Election. The... [Read more]

Registration is now OPEN for the 2017 Burien Brat Trot, coming Sunday, Oct. 1!

Registration is now OPEN for the 2017 Burien Brat Trot, coming Sunday, Oct. 1!

Race Registration is now OPEN for the 2017 Burien Brat Trot – coming Sunday, Oct. 1 – with early registration deals available through Aug. 31! This local, grassroots fundraiser event will run from... [Read more]

Burien’s 10th annual ‘Arts-A-Glow’ will light up Dottie Harper Park on Sept. 9

Burien’s 10th annual ‘Arts-A-Glow’ will light up Dottie Harper Park on Sept. 9

This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the annual ‘Arts-A-Glow,’ which will light up Burien’s Dottie Harper Park on Saturday, Sept. 9! This amazing, free and local event – open... [Read more]

Burien’s Environmental Science Center receives STEM Education grant

Burien’s Environmental Science Center receives STEM Education grant

Burien’s Environmental Science Center recently received a $21,972 NOAA 21st-Century Community Learning Center Watershed STEM Education grant from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. Salmon... [Read more]

Obliteride riders bike through Three Tree Point, where residents raise over $1,000

Obliteride riders bike through Three Tree Point, where residents raise over $1,000

On Sunday, Aug. 13, numerous Obliteride bike riders cruised through Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood, which was festooned in orange pennants as well as throngs of cheering residents clad in... [Read more]

Around 75 attend Highline High School Climate and Culture Planning Session

Around 75 attend Highline High School Climate and Culture Planning Session

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Around 75 students, parents, and community supporters gathered in the Highline High School cafeteria Thursday night, Aug. 10, to brainstorm on plans for a positive... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: One for the Road and Back Home, Too

CLIFF’S EDGE: One for the Road and Back Home, Too

Our daughter checked out the two audio books we took with us on our annual visit to a family reunion in Montana a few days ago. As I write this, we’re in St. Regis, Mont., one day out on our way back.... [Read more]

Celebrate UFOs – including The Maury Island Incident – with Beer(!) Oct. 26

Celebrate UFOs – including The Maury Island Incident – with Beer(!) Oct. 26

The Washington State History Museum in Tacoma will be celebrating the 70th Anniversary of two of history’s most notable UFO sightings with a 21+ evening of beer tastings and all things flying saucers... [Read more]

B-Town’s BEST Food & Drink voting has opened! Vote & enter to win $100 gift card

B-Town’s BEST Food & Drink voting has opened! Vote & enter to win $100 gift card

Voting for B-Town’s BEST Food & Drink has officially opened – cast your vote now for the BEST Food & Drink here: www.b-townsbest.com One lucky Voter will win a $100 Gift Card prize to... [Read more]

8th Annual Blues & Brews Festival will rock Des Moines Beach Park Sat., Aug. 26

8th Annual Blues & Brews Festival will rock Des Moines Beach Park Sat., Aug. 26

The 8th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will rock the waterfront at Des Moines Beach Park on Saturday, Aug. 26. Lisa Mann – winner of the prestigious 2016 Blues Music Award and the Oregon... [Read more]

Burien Council votes to put sanctuary law on Nov. 7 general election ballot

Burien Council votes to put sanctuary law on Nov. 7 general election ballot

Screenshot shows the vote to put Ordinance 395 on the Nov. 7 ballot as a 6-0 vote, with 1 abstention. By Jack Mayne Six Burien Councilmembers voted over the objections of Lauren Berkowitz to have the city... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Backyard nature and beauty abounds in Burien

PHOTOS: Backyard nature and beauty abounds in Burien

Story & Photos by Elston Hill We in Burien are so fortunate to have the Northwest vegetation and temperate climate, which attracts all kinds of wildlife into our backyards. Sitting in our backyard... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Walkers enjoy public Art during WABI Burien Art Walk

PHOTOS: Walkers enjoy public Art during WABI Burien Art Walk

Story & Photos by Elston Hill Despite the yuck in the air, there was good attendance on Sunday, Aug. 6 for the WABI Burien Art Walk, led by Maureen Hoffmann. Maureen did an outstanding job explaining... [Read more]

Writer shares her thoughts on the passing of Steppenwolf’s Goldy McJohn

Writer shares her thoughts on the passing of Steppenwolf’s Goldy McJohn

By Rachel Lusby As many of you probably now have heard, the world lost an amazing musician recently – Goldy McJohn, original keyboardist and founding member of Steppenwolf, the band that brought us... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: An article on aging

CLIFF’S EDGE: An article on aging

If you’re a senior citizen like me, I have a magazine article that I recommend you read. If you’re a teenager, I think you’d gain from reading it, too. Heck, I suggest you read it if your age... [Read more]

City Manager: Nov. election still possible to attempt sanctuary ordinance repeal

City Manager: Nov. election still possible to attempt sanctuary ordinance repeal

By Jack Mayne Although the Burien City Council failed on Monday to repeal the city sanctuary law or place it on the November ballot – apparently violating state law – there still may be a chance for... [Read more]

PHOTOS: It’s been a couple of smoky days in Burien lately…

PHOTOS: It’s been a couple of smoky days in Burien lately…

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing the recent smoky skies in Burien: “I was startled when we got home at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The sky looked yucky. Very hazy and/or dirty. Turns out... [Read more]

Chaos, squabbling and indecision made for weird, conflicted Council session

Chaos, squabbling and indecision made for weird, conflicted Council session

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was revised on Aug. 2, 2017 to correct a quote: By Jack Mayne Monday night’s Burien City Council special meeting to decide whether or not to repeal the city’s sanctuary... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Networking in the Digital Age

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Networking in the Digital Age

By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce When my father was the owner of a small independent pharmacy he and I (when I was old enough) spent a large part of our time detailing,... [Read more]

State Patrol seeking information on recent shooting on SR 509 in Burien

State Patrol seeking information on recent shooting on SR 509 in Burien

At approximately 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) received a 911 call from a victim that indicated another driver opened fire on their vehicle on SR 509, striking... [Read more]