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PODCAST: Shooting has police puzzled, new baseball team, pub mural & more

PODCAST: Shooting has police puzzled, new baseball team, pub mural & more

Here’s episode #3 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Blissful Knead dazzles at Discover Burien After Hours Event

Advertiser Blissful Knead dazzles at Discover Burien After Hours Event

Two months after its grand opening, Advertiser Blissful Knead hosted local business owners and organizations at a Discover Burien After Hours Networking Event on May 20. Attendees enjoyed food from... [Read more]

MISSING: Black male cat ‘Pepe,’ last seen in Gregory Heights Wednesday night

MISSING: Black male cat ‘Pepe,’ last seen in Gregory Heights Wednesday night

This male Black Cat cat named ‘Pepe’ went missing Wednesday night May 20: He was last seen close to home near 21st Ave SW and SW 160th Place in Gregory Heights. Pepe is a male Black Cat with... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Sunday Open House: Beautiful 4-BD Normandy Park home!

Berkshire Hathaway Sunday Open House: Beautiful 4-BD Normandy Park home!

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, May 24 – is a beautiful Normandy Park home with plenty of room for everyone and lots of... [Read more]

Girl Scout Troop #44039 donates $200 from cookie sales to Burien CARES

Girl Scout Troop #44039 donates $200 from cookie sales to Burien CARES

Gril Scout Troop #44039 with Ray Helms. Girl Scout Troop #44039 – a Brownie troop with girls ages 7-9 – elected to donate $200 from their cookie sales proceeds to the Burien CARES animal shelter. “We... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline Public Schools Teachers rally at Moshier Field Thursday

PHOTOS: Highline Public Schools Teachers rally at Moshier Field Thursday

Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern Highline Public Schools Teachers rallied– along with local politicians and supporters – on Thursday, May 21, and Intern Sterling Paris was on hand at... [Read more]

CHI Franciscan Health breaks ground for new $27 million medical pavilion

CHI Franciscan Health breaks ground for new $27 million medical pavilion

Ground was broken recently at 16705 1st Ave South, for a brand new, 48,000 square foot, $27 million facility for CHI Franciscan Health, which will include an urgent care clinic, a primary care clinic,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome back Advertiser ‘Care-a-Lot Learning Center’

Welcome back Advertiser ‘Care-a-Lot Learning Center’

Please welcome back Advertiser Care-a-Lot Learning Center, whose baby room and one/two-year old room is now open! They also now service Gregory Heights Elementary School for the school age class, which... [Read more]

Discover Burien’s ‘What to know before you sign’ seminars will be May 26 & 30

Discover Burien’s ‘What to know before you sign’ seminars will be May 26 & 30

Discover Burien is partnering with Dan Mathews of Kidder Mathews to present an educational seminar – to be held May 26 and May 30 – for business owners who have questions about their lease agreements... [Read more]

2015 Highline Garden Tour will be Saturday, June 13; tickets on sale now

2015 Highline Garden Tour will be Saturday, June 13; tickets on sale now

The Highline Garden Tour offers a look beyond the garden gates and into some of Highline’s most beautiful gardens. The 2015 Highline Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, June 13, and tickets are... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Book Signing & Jazz with Martha Brockenbrough at Page 2 Books Saturday

Book Signing & Jazz with Martha Brockenbrough at Page 2 Books Saturday

Seattle author Martha Brockenbrough (“Devine Intervention,” “The Dinosaur Tooth Ferry”) will be at Advertiser Page 2 Books this Saturday, May 23 at 2 p.m. for a combo Book Signing and Jazz Performance! Come... [Read more]

Two charged with alcohol/drug use near City Hall by Burien Police Wednesday

Two charged with alcohol/drug use near City Hall by Burien Police Wednesday

Burien Police say they charged two for drinking alcohol and/or buying/selling drugs near City Hall (400 SW 152nd Street) on Wednesday, May 20. Trespass warnings were also issued to the two suspects. “Officers... [Read more]

Man shot at convenience store in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon

Man shot at convenience store in Des Moines Wednesday afternoon

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Des Moines Police are investigating a mysterious shooting that sent one man to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon (May... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: ‘Weirdo’ Artist paints cool new mural on old McMurphy’s Pub

VIDEO/PHOTOS: ‘Weirdo’ Artist paints cool new mural on old McMurphy’s Pub

From our sister site The White Center Blog: If you’ve passed by the old McMurphy’s Pub near where north Burien meets White Center (11069 16th Ave SW), you may have noticed some very stylistic painting... [Read more]

Gregory Heights Elementary PTSA holding fundraiser to build walking path

Gregory Heights Elementary PTSA holding fundraiser to build walking path

The Gregory Heights Elementary PTSA is holding a fundraiser to build a 7-foot wide walking path on the school’s play field, and they’re asking for help. “The Gregory Heights PTSA is... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien Community Church’s annual Rummage Sale will be May 29, 30, June 6

Burien Community Church’s annual Rummage Sale will be May 29, 30, June 6

Burien Community Church will hold its Annual Rummage Sale on Friday May 29, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday May 30 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday June 6 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. They will have furniture,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools launches Online Parent and Family Climate Survey

Highline Public Schools launches Online Parent and Family Climate Survey

Welcome to Your Voice from Highline Public Schools on Vimeo. Highline Public Schools is seeking feedback from families of Highline students through an online Parent and Family Climate Survey, which can... [Read more]

Sponsored Post 3 Wishes holding Dansko Trunk Show on Friday, May 29; FREE gift with purchase!

3 Wishes holding Dansko Trunk Show on Friday, May 29; FREE gift with purchase!

Advertiser 3 Wishes will be holding a Trunk Show for Dansko on Friday, May 29, from 2 – 7 p.m. Free gift with purchase! Special purchase discounts! Enter to win a free pair of shoes! (only available... [Read more]

MAP: Here’s where striking Highline Schools Teachers will be rallying Thursday

MAP: Here’s where striking Highline Schools Teachers will be rallying Thursday

Highline Public Schools Teachers will be “walking out” of classrooms this Thursday, May 21 – all school is canceled for the day – and will be striking at the following sites, including... [Read more]

LETTER: Clarification on ‘Small Schools’ in Highline Public Schools

LETTER: Clarification on ‘Small Schools’ in Highline Public Schools

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear B-Town Blog Editor, Recently there... [Read more]

Merrill Gardens senior complex construction to start at Town Square next month

Merrill Gardens senior complex construction to start at Town Square next month

Click images to see larger versions. by Jack Mayne That vacant land north of Burien City Hall and south of SW 150th Street will soon be humming with construction noise, digging equipment, and arriving... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Wooden Business Cards available now at Advertiser Burien Trophy

Wooden Business Cards available now at Advertiser Burien Trophy

Ever given your business card to someone and wondered whether they’ll still have it a week from now? Well, you can pretty much guarantee the longevity of your cards with the high-quality wooden... [Read more]

Burien’s Jaclyn Seifert vying for title of Miss Washington’s ‘Outstanding Teen’

Burien’s Jaclyn Seifert vying for title of Miss Washington’s ‘Outstanding Teen’

Jaclyn Seifert, 15, of Burien, will be among 26 young women competing in the Miss Washington’s ‘Outstanding Teen’ (MWOTeen) competition, the “little sister” to Miss Washington and Miss... [Read more]

VIDEO: Burien Parks’ video for Wild Strawberry Festival, coming June 20-21

VIDEO: Burien Parks’ video for Wild Strawberry Festival, coming June 20-21

Burien Parks released a new promo video for the 2015 Wild Strawberry Festival, coming to Town Square Park the weekend of June 20-21: Don’t miss this year’s Wild Strawberry Festival, on Saturday,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post FREE Wine Tasting at Tin Room Bar this Thursday, May 21, from 5–7 p.m.

FREE Wine Tasting at Tin Room Bar this Thursday, May 21, from 5–7 p.m.

MAY WINE TASTING ~ “WINES OF ITALY” Thursday, May 21, from 5pm – 7pm! Col de’ Salici Prosecco  Made from 100% estate Glera grapes grown in Conegliano Valdobbiadene. This elegant... [Read more]

Here’s more info on why Highline Schools Teachers are walking out Thursday

Here’s more info on why Highline Schools Teachers are walking out Thursday

As we reported last week, Highline Public Schools Teachers will conduct a one-day walkout this Thursday, May 21, to make a statement to the state legislature about their repeated failure to provide adequate... [Read more]

Highline Bears Semi-Pro Baseball returns to the Highline Community May 30

Highline Bears Semi-Pro Baseball returns to the Highline Community May 30

On Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m., the Highline Bears will bring Semi-Pro baseball back to the Highline Community for the first time in over 30 years, when they take on the Snoqualmie Hurricanes at Steve... [Read more]

REVIEW: BAT’s Playwrights Fest’s final two shows continue through May 24

REVIEW: BAT’s Playwrights Fest’s final two shows continue through May 24

At center, Reinhard Heydrich of the SS (Christopher Rodriguez) faces off with Dr. Wilhelm Stuckart (Jim Rogers) at far left in “Dr. Kritzinger’s 12 O’Clock,” written by Jim Snowden and playing... [Read more]