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PHOTOS: Disaster drill held at Boeing Field Thursday

PHOTOS: Disaster drill held at Boeing Field Thursday

Story & Photos by Elston Hill EDITOR’S NOTE: On Thursday, July 12, Boeing Field hosted an exercise in which the airport served as the main transport center for people “injured” in a fictional... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Open Houses: Star Lake, SeaTac, Renton Highlands, Lakeridge, Gregory Heights

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Open Houses: Star Lake, SeaTac, Renton Highlands, Lakeridge, Gregory Heights

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding six great Open Houses this weekend! The first is a home so nice you can vacation where you live! Waterfront living... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #9’ Port of Seattle public comment episode released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #9’ Port of Seattle public comment episode released

‘The Briefing Episode #9: By the Numbers’ – Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: This... [Read more]

Longtime Seahurst resident Margaret M. Kennedy has passed; memorial is Aug. 4

Longtime Seahurst resident Margaret M. Kennedy has passed; memorial is Aug. 4

Longtime Seahurst resident Margaret M. Kennedy passed away on July 7 at 97 years of age. She taught at Highline College and was much loved by family, friends and students. A remembrance celebration... [Read more]

Tree owners in South King County invited to share fruit for ‘Harvest for All’

Tree owners in South King County invited to share fruit for ‘Harvest for All’

Non-profit City Fruit is seeking tree owners in South King County to join its growing fruit sharing community as the organization prepares for its first major Harvest outside Seattle. Earlier this year... [Read more]

48 Hour Film Project kicks-off at Burien’s Zoo Break Stage this Friday

48 Hour Film Project kicks-off at Burien’s Zoo Break Stage this Friday

The 48 Hour Film Project comes back to Seattle for a 14th year this Friday, July 13, with a kick-off event being held at Burien’s Zoo Break Stage. The kickoff event will be held at Zoo Break Stage... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Burien City Hall on Thursday, July 19

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Burien City Hall on Thursday, July 19

Donors are needed for a Blood Drive that will be held at Burien City Hall on Thursday, July 19: To learn more about donating platelets, click here. During summer, the community’s blood supply drops... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Miller Creek Trail Work Party on Saturday, July 21

Volunteers needed for Miller Creek Trail Work Party on Saturday, July 21

Volunteers are needed for a Miller Creek Trail Work Party on Saturday, July 21. The Miller Creek Trail in Burien provides important recreational opportunity and valuable fish and wildlife habitat. “Join... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools high schools will start later beginning this fall

Highline Public Schools high schools will start later beginning this fall

High school students at Highline Public Schools will be able to sleep in a bit later starting this fall, when classes are scheduled to start later. This change will also impact start times of middle and... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOBS: John Knox Community Preschool looking to hire Preschool Teachers

JOBS: John Knox Community Preschool looking to hire Preschool Teachers

John Knox Community Preschool is seeking Christ loving, kid focused teachers/assistants for 2 part time morning positions for the 2018/2019 school year. Candidates should be experienced in creating a... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center & Sylvester honor Elizabeth Juarez with pathway

Environmental Science Center & Sylvester honor Elizabeth Juarez with pathway

Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC) recently collaborated with Sylvester Middle School – specifically Katelen Phelan’s class – to design and build a pollinator pathway to... [Read more]

Law Enforcement Oversight group releases report on police investigations

Law Enforcement Oversight group releases report on police investigations

This week the King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) released a report – Internal Investigations Complaint Classification Review of the King County Sheriff’s Office– at a briefing... [Read more]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound I-5 will be closed all this coming weekend

TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound I-5 will be closed all this coming weekend

The second of two full weekend closures of northbound I-5 at the West Seattle Bridge will be this coming weekend, July 14-15. Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews will begin... [Read more]

HELP NEEDED: Theft of 3D printer at Burien school leaves student program flat

HELP NEEDED: Theft of 3D printer at Burien school leaves student program flat

Over Spring Break 2018, Big Picture Secondary School in Burien was broken into and a teacher’s personal 3D printer was stolen. Student projects using the printer came to an abrupt halt and could... [Read more]

REMINDER: Norman Baker & The Backroads kick-off ‘Music in the Park’ Thursday

REMINDER: Norman Baker & The Backroads kick-off ‘Music in the Park’ Thursday

REMINDER: Burien’s annual ‘Music in the Park’ will kick-off at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, July 12, and continue every Thursday at Lake Burien School Memorial Park through Aug. 16. Opening... [Read more]

FREE ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ is July 21 at Lake Burien School Memorial Park

FREE ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ is July 21 at Lake Burien School Memorial Park

Grab your lawn chairs and come see FREE ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ on Saturday, July 21, at Lake Burien School Memorial Park, located 1620 SW 149th Street in Burien. The performance of “Henry... [Read more]

Large grass fire burns Southern Heights Park Monday afternoon

Large grass fire burns Southern Heights Park Monday afternoon

Three fire engines and a Battalion Chief were sent to a large grass fire at Southern Heights Park in north Burien Monday afternoon, July 9. Southern Heights Park, located at 12025 14th Avenue S. (map below),... [Read more]

City of Burien hires Eric Christensen as its new Finance Director

City of Burien hires Eric Christensen as its new Finance Director

Burien City Manager Brian J. Wilson selected Eric Christensen to be the city’s next Finance Director, replacing Kim Krause, who left in April. His first day was June 25. Christensen brings over 20... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOBS: HMSHost holding Restaurant Job Fair on Monday, July 16

JOBS: HMSHost holding Restaurant Job Fair on Monday, July 16

Restaurant Job Fair HMSHost Proudly Operating @ Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday, July 16: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Work for a company that’s passionate about food and making travelers feel... [Read more]

VIDEO: Seafair Pirates make surprise landing at Burien’s Three Tree Point

VIDEO: Seafair Pirates make surprise landing at Burien’s Three Tree Point

Perhaps they got lost while en route to their annual landing at Alki Beach…but on Saturday, July 7, the Seattle Seafair Pirates landed at Burien’s Three Tree Point! Maybe they had heard about... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Speaking a Positive Message: Burien Welcomes Immigrants & Refugees’

LETTER: ‘Speaking a Positive Message: Burien Welcomes Immigrants & Refugees’

[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:] Speaking a Positive Message: “Burien... [Read more]

Highline Bears get bitten by Kent Bulldogs Saturday night

Highline Bears get bitten by Kent Bulldogs Saturday night

By Luke Olson Things were rolling quite smoothly for starting pitcher Colin Cortez until a fifth inning debacle that began with a one-out homer by the Kent Bulldogs. That homerun started a seven-run rally... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Olde Burien’s 3 Wishes Boutique’s ‘Fond Farewell Sale’ is now in progress

Olde Burien’s 3 Wishes Boutique’s ‘Fond Farewell Sale’ is now in progress

With a heavy heart, Connie and the team at 3 Wishes are bidding a fond farewell to their iconic Olde Burien location. They are currently conducting a full inventory clearance and anticipate continuing... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of Our Schools’ Luncheon is Aug. 10

Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of Our Schools’ Luncheon is Aug. 10

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its first-ever ‘State of our Schools’ Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at the Embassy Suites in Tukwila. This luncheon is presented... [Read more]