Health & Wellness Section

How do you get around, Burien? ‘Burien in Motion’ wants to know

How do you get around, Burien? ‘Burien in Motion’ wants to know

How do you get around, Burien? That’s the question from Burien In Motion, a King County Metro program running this summer in partnership with WABI Burien, Discover Burien, and The B-Town Blog. If... [Read more]

Second annual Burien Public Art Walk-n-Talk will be this Sunday, Aug. 3

Second annual Burien Public Art Walk-n-Talk will be this Sunday, Aug. 3

“Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.” - Marcel Proust What is Public Art in Burien? It stands tall on a pedestal at your side, adds pattern and color... [Read more]

3 Burienites do ‘longest recorded single day standup paddle’ of Lake Chelan

3 Burienites do ‘longest recorded single day standup paddle’ of Lake Chelan

Joe Walker, Matt Parker and Justin Robison at Campbell’s. Walker and Parker having set the time to beat for crossing 55.3 mile Lake Chelan: 12:30. Special thanks to Craig Johnson and his family,... [Read more]

Franciscan Health System to increase investment in Highline Medical Center

Franciscan Health System to increase investment in Highline Medical Center

Nurses and healthcare workers – all members of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW – announced Monday (July 28) that the Franciscan Health System (FHS) is planning to invest in Burien’s Highline Medical Center. A... [Read more]

Construction starts on enhancements at several Burien intersections

Construction starts on enhancements at several Burien intersections

The City of Burien announced this week that it has received Federal assistance through a WSDOT Citywide Safety Improvements Grant for safety enhancements to several signalized and non-signalized intersections... [Read more]

Highline Soccer Association holding new Soccer Shoe Sale this weekend

Highline Soccer Association holding new Soccer Shoe Sale this weekend

The Highline Soccer Association will be holding a NEW Soccer Shoe Sale, with Youth, Men, and Women’s Shoes Brands including Nike, Puma, Diadora and more this weekend: Saturday, July 26: 10:00 pm... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center holding free natural yard workshop this Sunday

Environmental Science Center holding free natural yard workshop this Sunday

Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC), WSU Extension Master Gardeners, Village Green Perennial Nursery, and Sustainable Burien with support from King County are sponsoring a FREE workshop for... [Read more]

WestSide Baby surpasses goal, collects 300,000 diapers through ‘Stuff the Bus’

WestSide Baby surpasses goal, collects 300,000 diapers through ‘Stuff the Bus’

WestSide Baby volunteers and board members kicked off the weekend by marching with one of its buses in the West Seattle Grand Parade July 19. Marching in the parade has long been a WestSide Baby tradition,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Ribbon Cutting for Advertiser Home Helpers will be this Saturday, July 26

Ribbon Cutting for Advertiser Home Helpers will be this Saturday, July 26

A ribbon cutting ceremony for new Advertiser Home Helpers and Direct Link of South King County will be held this Saturday, July 26 at 11:30 a.m…

Local businesses sought to support ‘Burien In Motion’ this summer

Local businesses sought to support ‘Burien In Motion’ this summer

Local businesses are being sought to support ‘Burien In Motion’ this summer and encourage residents to walk, bike, carpool and take the bus to visit local businesses! King County Metro is partnering... [Read more]

REMINDER: WestSide Baby’s 14th ‘Stuff the Bus’ diaper drive is Sunday

REMINDER: WestSide Baby’s 14th ‘Stuff the Bus’ diaper drive is Sunday

WestSide Baby will host its largest ever outreach event this coming Sunday, July 20 – the 14th annual Stuff the Bus diaper drive, with a bus parked and ready to be packed with donations at Burien Toyota/Scion. The... [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]

First-ever ‘Awesome Kids Day’ is this Saturday at Burien Town Square Park

First-ever ‘Awesome Kids Day’ is this Saturday at Burien Town Square Park

The first-ever ‘Awesome Kids Day,’ a family event co-sponsored by the Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department and Collins Chiropractic, will be held at Burien Town Square... [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]

Boulevard Park Place donates $13,449 to American Cancer Society from ‘Relay’

Boulevard Park Place donates $13,449 to American Cancer Society from ‘Relay’

On Wednesday (July 2), Boulevard Park Place Active Senior Living presented a check to the American Cancer Society for $13,449.00, from the Highline Relay for Life. The seniors achieved this by walking... [Read more]

Blood Drive to be held Monday, July 7 at St. Francis of Assisi

Blood Drive to be held Monday, July 7 at St. Francis of Assisi

A Blood Drive will be held on Monday, July 7 at St. Francis of Assisi from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and volunteers are needed! Here are the details: Summer is here! With summer, come vacations. Vacations mean... [Read more]

Burien’s Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon lights up American Lung Association’s ‘CycleLung’

Burien’s Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon lights up American Lung Association’s ‘CycleLung’

On Tuesday (July 1), Burien state Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon rode the American Lung Association’s “CycleLung” – a pedal-powered piece of artwork that stimulates the importance of lung health when cycling... [Read more]

King County Health: Measles outbreak in south King, Pierce Counties

King County Health: Measles outbreak in south King, Pierce Counties

Local public health officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of measles among members of the same extended family in south King County, and a single suspected case in Pierce County. These cases... [Read more]

LETTER: Debi Wagner’s letter to Port Commissioner about Airport Toxins

LETTER: Debi Wagner’s letter to Port Commissioner about Airport Toxins

[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:] Hello John (Creighton): These comments are my... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien’s Jerrod Sessler has re-opened Zoopa – as all organic – in Tukwila

Burien’s Jerrod Sessler has re-opened Zoopa – as all organic – in Tukwila

After a season of planning and building renovations, Burien’s Jerrod Sessler and his team recently re-opened ‘Zoopa‘ – now as an all-organic eatery – in Tukwila near the Westfield... [Read more]

A ‘Perfect Day’ is coming to Des Moines on Saturday, July 19!

A ‘Perfect Day’ is coming to Des Moines on Saturday, July 19!

WHEN: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Beginning at 8:30 a.m. with the Waterland Summer 5k Fun Run that winds through the wonderful Des Moines waterfront and up the serene Des Moines Creek Trail and returning... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Please welcome new Advertiser Burien Cycle to The B-Town Blog!

Please welcome new Advertiser Burien Cycle to The B-Town Blog!

Many of you may be familiar with Burien Cycle – the bike shop located at 804 SW 151st Street in Burien – but what some of you may not realize is that ownership of the business has changed. After honing... [Read more]

City of Burien holding Blood Drive on Thursday, June 26

City of Burien holding Blood Drive on Thursday, June 26

The City of Burien will be holding a Blood Drive on Thursday, June 26 in its City Hall chambers from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. WHERE: CITY OF BURIEN, Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor, 400 SW 152nd St. Burien WA... [Read more]

Week of June 16 is ‘Toxics Awareness Week’ for City of Burien

Week of June 16 is ‘Toxics Awareness Week’ for City of Burien

At the request of Flight Pattern Kids (FPK), a non-profit environmental health research group, the City of Burien is proclaiming the week of June 16 – 21, 2014 as “Toxics Awareness Week.” Citizens... [Read more]

Volunteer Drivers needed to help local seniors

Volunteer Drivers needed to help local seniors

Getting to the doctor’s office can seem daunting for many local seniors. Poor vision or medical conditions prevent them from driving; limited mobility makes it impossible to take the bus; taxis come... [Read more]

WABI’s ‘Weekday Walk’ will be Wednesday, June 18 at Botanical Garden

WABI’s ‘Weekday Walk’ will be Wednesday, June 18 at Botanical Garden

Come visit the lovely Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden at North SeaTac Park on Wednesday, June 18 with the WABI ‘Weekday Walkers.’ Walkers will start at the garden and walk for about an hour... [Read more]