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French Artist ‘Mantra Voz’ paints two new amazing murals in Burien

French Artist ‘Mantra Voz’ paints two new amazing murals in Burien

Two walls in downtown Burien just became a whole lot more beautiful – and valuable – thanks to French Artist Youri Cansell (aka “Mantra Voz”) – one in the Art Alley behind SW 152nd Street... [Read more]

City of Burien holding ‘Economic Development Dialog’ on Sat., Sept. 27

City of Burien holding ‘Economic Development Dialog’ on Sat., Sept. 27

The City of Burien announced that it will be holding its first-ever, free and open community Economic Development Dialog from 8 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, Sept. 27. This is an event “envisioned as... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Possible ‘Ocean Sunfish’ seen swimming off Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Possible ‘Ocean Sunfish’ seen swimming off Burien’s Three Tree Point

Resident Kathy Anderson recently shared these photos, of what is believed to be a non-native – and possibly tropical – ‘Ocean Sunfish’ swimming off Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood... [Read more]

VIDEO: Here’s what to expect at this year’s Arts-A-Glow on Saturday, Sept. 6

VIDEO: Here’s what to expect at this year’s Arts-A-Glow on Saturday, Sept. 6

Burien Parks released the following video that nicely showcases the annual Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival and Procession, to be held this year on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 5 – 10 p.m. at Dottie Harper Park: This... [Read more]

Property owner fined nearly $8,000 by City of Burien for code violations

Property owner fined nearly $8,000 by City of Burien for code violations

by Jack Mayne At the August 4 Burien City Council meeting, Angela Cheng, owner of Dragon Pearl Restaurant, told Council members she has owned the business in Burien for 38 years –– “never a violation,”... [Read more]

Umpqua Bank in Burien robbed Wednesday; female suspect arrested

Umpqua Bank in Burien robbed Wednesday; female suspect arrested

Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 27) around 12:25 p.m., a female suspect robbed the Umpqua Bank in the 200 block of SW 152nd Street. “Thanks to good suspect and a vehicle descriptions from witnesses, one... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: The 2014 Burien Brat Trot will be Sunday, Oct. 5!

SAVE THE DATE: The 2014 Burien Brat Trot will be Sunday, Oct. 5!

A sea of runners make their way up 10th Ave SW at the 2013 Brat Trot. Photo by Michael Brunk. The Burien Brat Trot is BACK…and the 2014 version will be another Bavarian-style BLAST on Sunday, Oct. 5! The... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Seahurst Park… Then and Now

PHOTOS: Seahurst Park… Then and Now

In honor of Seahurst Park re-opening to the public after an extensive restoration of the north shoreline, BTB photographer Michael Brunk assembled this gallery of unpublished photos shot at the park. In... [Read more]

New City Manager Kamuron Gurol is bullish on Burien’s future

New City Manager Kamuron Gurol is bullish on Burien’s future

Kamuron Gurol has been on the job as Burien’s new city manager for only four months, yet this has afforded him more than enough time to become bullish on the city’s future…

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding espresso stand thief

Burien Police seeking public’s help finding espresso stand thief

The Burien Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding the suspect pictured below, who they believe stole a tip jar from a local espresso stand: “The photos aren’t great (they... [Read more]

Sound and Fury Morris Dancers to delight at St. Luke’s English Fete Sept. 13

Sound and Fury Morris Dancers to delight at St. Luke’s English Fete Sept. 13

Part Steampunk, part Renaissance Faire – Morris Dancing is a staple of Country Village fetes (rhymes with plates) or fairs all over England. Some have called it “organized chaos,” with its... [Read more]

Burien man charged with 1st Degree Murder for double homicide in Kent

Burien man charged with 1st Degree Murder for double homicide in Kent

Leland Russell Jr., a 29-year-old Burien man, was charged Monday with two counts of Murder in the First Degree with Firearm Enhancements for last Wednesday’s double homicide at a gas station in Kent. The... [Read more]

The Hi-Liners to celebrate anniversaries of entertaining Burien audiences

The Hi-Liners to celebrate anniversaries of entertaining Burien audiences

“Once a Hi-Liner, always a Hi-Liner” has been the rallying call since the organization was founded in 1966, and has been reiterated each year since 1994 when MainStage first took to the Highline PAC... [Read more]

Burien Arts Gallery’s September show to feature Kris Vermeer and Kim Bly

Burien Arts Gallery’s September show to feature Kris Vermeer and Kim Bly

Burien Arts Gallery September’s show will feature works from two exciting multimedia Artists – Kris Vermeer and Kim Bly, with an Artist’s Reception set for Thursday, Sept. 4…

‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser for Hospitality House will be Sept. 20

‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser for Hospitality House will be Sept. 20

In conjunction with the Burien Wellness Fair, Hospitality House is having their ‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 20, starting at 10 a.m. Hospitality House, the only homeless women’s... [Read more]

City issues statement about homeless problem in Burien’s Annex Park

City issues statement about homeless problem in Burien’s Annex Park

The City of Burien on Thursday (Aug. 21) issued a statement about an ongoing homeless problem in Annex Park, which is located at SW 146th and 4th Ave SW…

Highline Schools Foundation announces $10,000 ‘Impact Grant’ program

Highline Schools Foundation announces $10,000 ‘Impact Grant’ program

The Highline Schools Foundation announced that it will again offer $10,000 to one school or program in Highline Public Schools this fall through their 2nd annual Impact Grant—created as an effort to... [Read more]

One dream shared, millions inspired – find your dream Sept. 27 Burien

One dream shared, millions inspired – find your dream Sept. 27 Burien

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together becomes reality.” - Yoko Ono On Sept. 27, the Burien Library will play host to an afternoon of #DreamsUnlimited through films,... [Read more]

Free face painting by Burien Arts to be featured at Arts-A-Glow Festival Sept. 6

Free face painting by Burien Arts to be featured at Arts-A-Glow Festival Sept. 6

What’s fun and free? Answer: Face painting by the Artists from the Burien Arts Association at the unique Arts-A-Glow Burien Lantern Festival and Procession on Saturday, Sept. 6! Burien Arts volunteers... [Read more]

Shake things up at Burien Senior Program’s Fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 19

Shake things up at Burien Senior Program’s Fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 19

Burien Senior Program’s annual spaghetti feed fundraiser is returning Friday, Sept. 19, with a delicious 3 course dinner, glass of wine, amazing silent auction and rockin’ entertainment by Paul Rodriguez... [Read more]

Burien City Council slates Sept. 27 public meeting on city’s economy

Burien City Council slates Sept. 27 public meeting on city’s economy

by Jack Mayne For several weeks, the Burien City Council has been meeting almost weekly to hash out a draft of the community’s economic development plan to be presented to and debated at a public meeting... [Read more]

Former B-Town Blog Intern Bryan Shickmeister releases new cartoon

Former B-Town Blog Intern Bryan Shickmeister releases new cartoon

He served as our Intern for four years while attending Burien’s Big Picture High School, and now Bryan Shickmeister (aka Bryan Charles) is all growed up and going to Evergreen College in Olympia,... [Read more]

City of Burien asking residents to complete ‘Community Assessment Survey’

City of Burien asking residents to complete ‘Community Assessment Survey’

The City of Burien is asking residents to complete a 2014 “Burien Community Assessment Survey.” “This biennial study has been conducted by the City every two years since 2008,”... [Read more]

Minimum $15/hour wage discussion hits Burien City Council; plus, take our Poll

Minimum $15/hour wage discussion hits Burien City Council; plus, take our Poll

by Jack Mayne It wasn’t on the agenda for the Burien City Council’s Monday (Aug. 11) special meeting agenda but it dominated the first three quarters of an hour of the nearly three-hour session. There... [Read more]

Paintings by artist Veronica Smith at Community Center through Sept. 30

Paintings by artist Veronica Smith at Community Center through Sept. 30

Paintings by artist Veronica Smith will be on display at the Burien Community Center through Sept. 30. The artists’ current paintings use personal materials picked for their connection or association... [Read more]

Burien’s Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival & Procession will be Saturday, Sept. 6

Burien’s Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival & Procession will be Saturday, Sept. 6

Burien’s unique and oh-so-sweet Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival and Procession will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, from 5 – 10 p.m. at Dottie Harper Park (421 SW 146th Street; learn more about Dottie... [Read more]