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English Fête coming to St. Luke’s Renton on Saturday, Sept. 8

English Fête coming to St. Luke’s Renton on Saturday, Sept. 8

Bring the whole family to St. Luke’s annual English Fête for an afternoon of food, games, and music on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. The fête will feature: Sweet and savory English faire Carnival games Morris... [Read more]

Burien Pride Scholarship Fund now accepting Applicants

Burien Pride Scholarship Fund now accepting Applicants

The Burien Pride Scholarship Committee is officially accepting applications for their first endowment. The 2018/2019 application is available online as well as in person at the Discover Burien office... [Read more]

9th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest will rock Des Moines Sat., Aug. 25

9th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest will rock Des Moines Sat., Aug. 25

One of the region’s premier blues music events returns to the shores of Des Moines on Saturday, Aug. 25, as the 9th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest takes over Des Moines Beach Park. More than... [Read more]

REMINDER: Finalé of Burien’s ‘Music in the Park’ with Show Brazil Thurs. night

REMINDER: Finalé of Burien’s ‘Music in the Park’ with Show Brazil Thurs. night

REMINDER : Burien’s FREE ‘Music in the Park’ has its FINAL SHOW this Thursday night, Aug. 16 – with traditional Brazilian music from Show Brazil at Lake Burien School Memorial Park! Aug... [Read more]

UPDATE: Accidental shooting in Burien Tuesday night kills 14-year old

UPDATE: Accidental shooting in Burien Tuesday night kills 14-year old

UPDATE Aug. 15, 2018: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a shooting in the 12600 block of 12th Ave S. in Burien (map below), on Tuesday night, Aug. 14, killed a 14-year old. Police... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of Our Schools’ event

VIDEO: Watch Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of Our Schools’ event

On Friday, Aug. 10, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its first-ever ‘State of Our Schools’ luncheon, featuring Tukwila School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Judith K. Berry,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Family of man who stole & crashed Horizon Q400 press conference

VIDEO: Family of man who stole & crashed Horizon Q400 press conference

On Saturday, Aug. 11, the family of Richard ‘Beebo’ Russell held a press conference about their son, who was tragically killed when the Horizon Air Q400 airplane he stole from Sea-Tac Airport... [Read more]

FBI takes over investigation of alleged assault on Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta

FBI takes over investigation of alleged assault on Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta

Photo from The B-Town Blog’s live video of Matta’s press conference. The Seattle Times is reporting that the investigation into the alleged ‘hate crime’ assault last month of Burien... [Read more]

Oregon knocks out West Seattle in Little League semi-finals to end season

Oregon knocks out West Seattle in Little League semi-finals to end season

Photo courtesy Jamie Trigg. By Luke Olson Sports Editor The West Seattle Little Leaguers are headed home– and they better be prepared to soak in all the praise and achievement from quite a historic... [Read more]

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day will be Saturday, Sept. 8

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day will be Saturday, Sept. 8

The Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department’s annual Kids’ Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Fire Station 28. “Come join us for a FREE day of fun at the... [Read more]

Schedule & Artist info released for Burien’s ‘Arts-a-Glow,’ coming Sat. Sept. 8

Schedule & Artist info released for Burien’s ‘Arts-a-Glow,’ coming Sat. Sept. 8

Burien’s unique and oh-so-sweet ‘Arts-a-Glow’ Lantern Festival & Procession will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Dottie Harper Park. This FREE, annual event is not to be missed,... [Read more]

JOB: Poet-in-Residence sought for Burien

JOB: Poet-in-Residence sought for Burien

Have a way with words? Are you a versatile verse-writer? Burien wants YOU! A new ‘Poet-in-Residence’ for Burien will “explore and interact with the community during the fall of 2018,... [Read more]

Brownies from Troop #42632 earning ‘Wonders of Water Journey’ Badges

Brownies from Troop #42632 earning ‘Wonders of Water Journey’ Badges

A group of Girl Scout Brownies from Troop # 42632 – located right here in Burien – have been spending the summer earning their ‘Wonders of Water Journey’ Badges. The girls are learning... [Read more]

Only the feds can decide how cell towers operate, regardless of local health fears

Only the feds can decide how cell towers operate, regardless of local health fears

By Jack Mayne If Burien residents fear potential illnesses from electromagnetic waves from new cellular antennas being sought for the city, complain to your U.S. Senator or Congressman – because your... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Smoke from wild fires makes for a very red sunset

PHOTOS: Smoke from wild fires makes for a very red sunset

Story & Photos by Elston Hill I was suspicious this morning. The sky looked gray. This evening the sun looked red. Had to be smoke, I thought. I Googled air quality and the air quality was supposedly... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>Back to School</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber: Back to School

Back to School By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce August is always a busy time at our home. With two young school age children, August is packed with trying to fit in... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: 2018 Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest will be Sat., Aug. 25

SAVE THE DATE: 2018 Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest will be Sat., Aug. 25

The 2018 Poverty Blues & Brews Festival is returning for its ninth annual summer concert/party on Saturday, Aug. 15! Dozens of the Northwest’s best Craft Beers, Ciders and Wine will be featured,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Recognize these guys? They vandalized a Burien home early Sunday

VIDEO: Recognize these guys? They vandalized a Burien home early Sunday

Recognize these young men? At 1:18 a.m. Sunday morning (July 29), they threw large rocks and weights through a home on Maplewild Ave SW. They shattered three windows upstairs and downstairs, then drove... [Read more]

Bowling fundraiser for Burien Pride LGBTQ College Scholarship Fund Aug. 25

Bowling fundraiser for Burien Pride LGBTQ College Scholarship Fund Aug. 25

The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority – along with the City of Tukwila, ACME Bowling and Orion Entertainment – will be sponsoring ‘The Queen Pin Bowling Classic,’ a fundraiser... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Meet ‘Pepper,’ my new Service Dog!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Meet ‘Pepper,’ my new Service Dog!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016, she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. Hey B-Town readers! I know I say this... [Read more]

VIDEO: City of Burien recommends removing Eagle Landing Park stairs

VIDEO: City of Burien recommends removing Eagle Landing Park stairs

At a Community Meeting on July 19, City of Burien staff announced that they are recommending the removal of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park, “due to hillside instability and hazardous hillside conditions.” The... [Read more]

VIDEO: Raw footage of Mayor Matta’s press conference re: Hate Crime assault

VIDEO: Raw footage of Mayor Matta’s press conference re: Hate Crime assault

On Monday afternoon, July 23, Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta held a press conference at City Hall to discuss the ‘hate crime’ assault he suffered at the Olde Burien Block Party on Saturday, July... [Read more]

UPDATE: Mayor Jimmy Matta is victim of a Hate Crime, according to KCSO

UPDATE: Mayor Jimmy Matta is victim of a Hate Crime, according to KCSO

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta said in a Facebook post Sunday that he was physically assaulted at the Olde Burien Block Party on Saturday because he is Latino and that he supports Burien as a ‘sanctuary... [Read more]

Highline Bears bats can’t keep up with Everett Merchants, falling 7-4

Highline Bears bats can’t keep up with Everett Merchants, falling 7-4

By Luke Olson No doubt, any delay in the game can throw off a player’s rhythm – especially for a pitcher. And when Nolan Smith of the Everett Merchants slid into third base on a base hit to right... [Read more]