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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]

‘Sidekick Collective’ surprises Student with seed funding to change the world

‘Sidekick Collective’ surprises Student with seed funding to change the world

Local non-profit the Sidekick Collective on Friday (May 15) named Lupe Vieyra, a senior at Chelan High School, as its 2015 ‘Cosmic Hero.’ The organization – first created in 2008 by then-Federal... [Read more]

With the cut of a piece of 35mm film, Burien’s new Film Office fades in to action

With the cut of a piece of 35mm film, Burien’s new Film Office fades in to action

Story by Scott Schaefer Photos by Michael Brunk It all started with this little note I posted on a board at the ‘Economic Development Dialog’ meeting hosted by the City of Burien on Sept.... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Matt Griffin YMCA offering ‘No School Day Mini Camp’ for Thursday walkout

Matt Griffin YMCA offering ‘No School Day Mini Camp’ for Thursday walkout

NO SCHOOL DAY MINI CAMP Looking for child care this coming Thursday, May 21 for the Highline Schools Teacher Walk Out? Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA will be offering a special one-day Mini Camp from 8:30... [Read more]

Krakowiak, Edgar swap positions, Robison will not seek reelection

Krakowiak, Edgar swap positions, Robison will not seek reelection

by Jack Mayne Local attorney Holli Giffin and former Deputy Mayor Bob Edgar are now running head-to-head for the Position 2 seat held by Mayor Lucy Krakowiak, and she has jumped to position 4 to try... [Read more]

PODCAST: Highline Teachers to walk out, residents scold SeaTac Council & more

PODCAST: Highline Teachers to walk out, residents scold SeaTac Council & more

Here’s episode #2 of our new 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]

‘People should stop fearing and blaming the homeless,’ says SU professor

‘People should stop fearing and blaming the homeless,’ says SU professor

by Jack Mayne The editor of a homeless study released last week says the reason people get so angry at the recent increase in homelessness is because “they just don’t like to see it.” Sara Rankin... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Charming Craftsman-style Farmhouse

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Charming Craftsman-style Farmhouse

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this Saturday and Sunday – is a charming Craftsman-style Farmhouse! This 3-bedroom home has two stories,... [Read more]

King County Sheriff’s SWAT, police assist ATF Friday morning in north Burien

King County Sheriff’s SWAT, police assist ATF Friday morning in north Burien

If you saw a SWAT team and numerous police officers in the area around S. 116th and 5th Ave S. in Burien Friday morning (May 15), it was the King County Sheriff’s Office – and local police –... [Read more]