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‘Music in the Park’ continues with Latin music Wed. & Thurs. nights

‘Music in the Park’ continues with Latin music Wed. & Thurs. nights

REMINDER: Burien Parks’ ‘Music in the Parks’ concert series continues this week with two great Latin bands: WEDNESDAY, July 23 at 6:30 p.m.: North SeaTac Park with Grupo Son, a Latin... [Read more]

VIDEO: Flash Mobbers ‘Survive’ Saturday’s Olde Burien Block Party

VIDEO: Flash Mobbers ‘Survive’ Saturday’s Olde Burien Block Party

Courtesy Marty Conrad comes this video showing a Flash Mob performing to “I Will Survive” at Saturday’s Olde Burien Block Party:  Read More →

Local hero Capt. Al Haynes and his crash landing 25 years ago

Local hero Capt. Al Haynes and his crash landing 25 years ago

EDITOR’S NOTE: We originally ran this interview with Captain Al Haynes five years ago, at the time marking 20 years since the fiery crash of United Airlines Flight 232, which occurred July 19, 1989.... [Read more]

REMINDER: Benefit screening of local UFO film for Discover Burien is Aug. 1

REMINDER: Benefit screening of local UFO film for Discover Burien is Aug. 1

REMINDER: A benefit screening of the locally-produced UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” for Discover Burien will be in two weeks – Friday night, Aug. 1 – at the Tin Theater, starting... [Read more]

READER PHOTOS: More stunning summer sunsets as seen from Burien

READER PHOTOS: More stunning summer sunsets as seen from Burien

BTB Reader Elston Hill sent us these photo of sunsets taken over the last two nights (click images to see larger versions): Elston took these from a viewpoint on 32nd Ave SW, above Three Tree Point. If... [Read more]

‘Turbo Turkey’ improv group to perform live comedy shows at BAT July 25-27

‘Turbo Turkey’ improv group to perform live comedy shows at BAT July 25-27

In partnership with Burien Actors Theatre, comedy troupe ‘Turbo Turkey’ will be performing a Live Comedy/Imrpvo show two times a day, three days a week on July 25, 26 and 27. This is a small... [Read more]

With work complete on lower stairs, Eagle Landing Park beach access re-opens

With work complete on lower stairs, Eagle Landing Park beach access re-opens

The City of Burien announced that work to create a new section of the lower trail at Eagle Landing Park was recently completed by EarthCorps, restoring public access to the beach. The historically storm-damaged... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society’s ‘Family Treasures’ Workshop is July 23

Highline Historical Society’s ‘Family Treasures’ Workshop is July 23

Learn how to care for your family treasures at a workshop being taught by Highline Historical Society curator Nancy Salguero McKay on Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m…

PHOTO: If you thought Sunday’s sunset pic was amazing, wait ’til you see this…

PHOTO: If you thought Sunday’s sunset pic was amazing, wait ’til you see this…

Burien resident Ethan Janson created this amazing animated gif of ‘fire in the sky’ – aka lightning – over Vashon Island Sunday night (July 13), from his Three Tree Point viewpoint (click... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Panoramic shot of Three Tree Point & other low tide pics

PHOTOS: Panoramic shot of Three Tree Point & other low tide pics

BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer – a huge fan of really low tides – ventured out to the very tip of Burien’s Three Tree Point beach during Saturday’s -2.9 low tide, then turned his... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from Thursday’s large disaster drill at Sea-Tac Airport

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from Thursday’s large disaster drill at Sea-Tac Airport

You probably heard numerous – and serious – helicopters around Burien on Thursday (July 10), as a multi-agency disaster drill was held at Sea-Tac Airport, and Photographer Francis Zera was on hand... [Read more]

The B-Town film boom continues as new Web Series starts shooting in Burien

The B-Town film boom continues as new Web Series starts shooting in Burien

The B-Town film boom continues, as a new webseries called “Manic Pixie Dream Wife” has begun shooting in Burien. http://www.vimeo.com/97180958 Series Creator M. Elizabeth Eller is a proud... [Read more]

Improvements to Burien CARES Animal Control ‘apparent’ to reviewer

Improvements to Burien CARES Animal Control ‘apparent’ to reviewer

by Jack Mayne The woman who reviewed Burien CARES last year told the City Council on Monday (July 7) that there have been many improvements during the past year. Denise McVicker, the deputy director of... [Read more]

GreenStage to perform two FREE Shakespeare plays in Burien this summer

GreenStage to perform two FREE Shakespeare plays in Burien this summer

GreenStage is bringing its FREE performances of Shakespeare to Burien’s Dottie Harper Park again this summer. “With our production of Othello this summer, we will have completed every play... [Read more]

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Curtis Hammond Band’

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Curtis Hammond Band’

The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries. This event is the... [Read more]

Highline School Board extends contract with Dr. Susan Enfield through 2017

Highline School Board extends contract with Dr. Susan Enfield through 2017

The Highline School Board unanimously approved a contract extension for Superintendent Susan Enfield at its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 9. Dr. Enfield’s contract now runs through 2017, coinciding... [Read more]

‘We All Have Stories to Share’: Grammy-Nominated Storyteller Visits the Northwest

‘We All Have Stories to Share’: Grammy-Nominated Storyteller Visits the Northwest

by Greg Wright Diane Ferlatte, the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award winner, will be a featured “teller” at this year’s PowellsWood Storytelling Festival. The first day... [Read more]

Burien Community Garden Green House has some new artwork

Burien Community Garden Green House has some new artwork

The Burien Community Garden has some new artwork – thanks to local artist Alina Gridley, the Green House at the gardens is now graced with colorful flowers, vegetables and a butterfly made from recycled... [Read more]

Opening Reception for ‘No Boundaries’ at Burien Community Center July 17

Opening Reception for ‘No Boundaries’ at Burien Community Center July 17

The Burien Community Center is now presenting “No Boundaries 2014,” an exhibit showcasing artists with disabilities, with an opening reception on Thursday, July 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. “No... [Read more]

Coming soon: Get ready, get set, and get going with ‘Burien In Motion’!

Coming soon: Get ready, get set, and get going with ‘Burien In Motion’!

This summer and fall, King County Metro is partnering with WABI Burien, Discover Burien, and local businesses* to help you use more human-powered transportation, more transit, and a little less gas. “Sign... [Read more]

Violent crime in Burien declined in 2013

Violent crime in Burien declined in 2013

by Ralph Nichols Despite headlines from Seattle and some suburban cities, which render an illusion of violent crime rampant in King County, most serious crime in Burien declined in 2013. This topped the... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Readers share their photos & stories of the 4th in Burien

PHOTOS: Readers share their photos & stories of the 4th in Burien

BTB Reader Ethan Busse, 16, shared this great photo he took of the fireworks at Three Tree Point (click image to see larger version): New Burien resident Elston J. Hill also celebrated the 4th of July... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Pics from this year’s Independence Day Parade in Burien

PHOTOS: Pics from this year’s Independence Day Parade in Burien

Awash in red, white and blue in front of a crowd of thousands, the 93rd annual Independence Parade made its way around downtown Burien on the 4th of July, and Photographer Michael Brunk was there to capture... [Read more]

Come Alive at the PowellsWood Storytelling Festival

Come Alive at the PowellsWood Storytelling Festival

by Greg Wright The PowellsWood Storytelling Festival “is like a little pearl,” enthuses storyteller Syd Lieberman. The two-day festival, which runs July 18-19 this year at PowellsWood in Federal Way,... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Fireworks light up the skies above Three Tree Point

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Fireworks light up the skies above Three Tree Point

When he’s not busy calculating millibars and hectopascals, our own Puget Sound Weather Geek – Chris Scragg – is also a Photographer who lives just above Burien’s Three Tree Point. He also... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Bikers race through the streets of downtown Burien on the 4th

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Bikers race through the streets of downtown Burien on the 4th

Early on the morning of the 4th of July, you may have noticed dozens of bicycles whizzing through the streets of downtown Burien, as part of the 2014 Joe Matava Criterium race. One biker named Timothy... [Read more]