Health & Wellness Section

Public Health closes Burien Fresh Smoothies due to salmonella outbreak

Public Health closes Burien Fresh Smoothies due to salmonella outbreak

Public Health – Seattle and King County announced on Friday, Aug. 17 that it is investigating an outbreak of salmonellosis – caused by Salmonella bacteria – associated with Burien Fresh Smoothies. The... [Read more]

Sponsored Post It’s ‘Elvis Week’ at Advertiser El Dorado West, with tribute show this Friday

It’s ‘Elvis Week’ at Advertiser El Dorado West, with tribute show this Friday

Danny Vernon Elvis Week at Advertiser El Dorado West is officially underway! We’re celebrating the KING of Rock…his music, movies and legacy for 10 Days. Several of our residents are Elvis... [Read more]

Family Fun Run coming to Town Square Park Wednesday, Aug. 22

Family Fun Run coming to Town Square Park Wednesday, Aug. 22

Another FREE ‘Family Fun Run’ will be held at Town Square Park on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Get ready because the 60 minute dash starts at 6:30 p.m. when the map of local businesses... [Read more]

UPDATE: Air quality now considered ‘Unhealthy for everyone’ in region

UPDATE: Air quality now considered ‘Unhealthy for everyone’ in region

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued an updated air quality alert on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 – declaring that the current air is ‘Unhealthy for everyone’ for the entire Puget Sound... [Read more]

Air quality alert issued by Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Air quality alert issued by Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

An air quality alert was issued by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency on Monday afternoon, Aug. 13, for the local health jurisdictions of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. “Air pollution... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Burien Community Center Tuesday

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Burien Community Center Tuesday

Please help end the summer blood shortage – donate at A Blood Drive being held at the Burien Community Center on Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Click HERE to schedule online! “Walk-ins... [Read more]

Only the feds can decide how cell towers operate, regardless of local health fears

Only the feds can decide how cell towers operate, regardless of local health fears

By Jack Mayne If Burien residents fear potential illnesses from electromagnetic waves from new cellular antennas being sought for the city, complain to your U.S. Senator or Congressman – because your... [Read more]

Several local Swim Meets coming up

Several local Swim Meets coming up

By Luke Olson Sports Editor The hot weather means the tarps are taken off the pools and kids are ready to dive in. Normandy Park Swim Club (NPSC) and Olympic View (OV) recently wrapped up their regular... [Read more]

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

The Port of Seattle began the environmental review process of the Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Near-Term Projects for Sea-Tac Airport on Monday, July 30, by asking for public comment on environmental... [Read more]

Annual Burien Public Art ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be Sunday, Aug. 5

Annual Burien Public Art ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be Sunday, Aug. 5

From our friends at WABI Burien: “Helios Pavilion”, by James Harrison, 2009 “Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.” – Marcel Proust “There is a Whale... [Read more]

Smith, Cantwell secure funding for Highline School District noise mitigation

Smith, Cantwell secure funding for Highline School District noise mitigation

Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09), the ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Commerce Aviation Operations, Safety, & Security... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Meet ‘Pepper,’ my new Service Dog!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Meet ‘Pepper,’ my new Service Dog!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016, she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. Hey B-Town readers! I know I say this... [Read more]

Fred Hutch Obliteride bike riders will spin through Burien on Saturday, Aug. 11

Fred Hutch Obliteride bike riders will spin through Burien on Saturday, Aug. 11

Photos courtesy Fred Hutch Obliteride Nearly 2,500 Fred Hutch Obliterideriders will pedal through Puget Sound communities – including Burien – on Saturday, Aug. 11, raising funds to help obliterate... [Read more]

LETTER: City of Burien wants to install Cell Panel network near Lake Burien

LETTER: City of Burien wants to install Cell Panel network near Lake Burien

[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:] Burien citizens living around the southwest... [Read more]

Highline Medical Center celebrates 60th Anniversary with Teddy Bear Clinic

Highline Medical Center celebrates 60th Anniversary with Teddy Bear Clinic

CHI Franciscan’s Highline Medical Center celebrated its 60th anniversary on Friday, July 20, 2018. The event recognized the high-quality care provided by Highline Medical Center employees since 1958.... [Read more]

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

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

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

LETTER: To city, regarding FAA: ‘Are we prepared? Have we done all that we can?’

LETTER: To city, regarding FAA: ‘Are we prepared? Have we done all that we can?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor written by Walt Bala, a Burien resident and a retired airline pilot and also former inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration:] LAST... [Read more]

VIDEO: Larry Cripe of Quiet Skies Coalition holds press conference Monday

VIDEO: Larry Cripe of Quiet Skies Coalition holds press conference Monday

Larry Cripe, President of Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, held a press conference outside Burien City Hall on Monday, July 16, outlining his group’s complaints and action plan having to do... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Work Parties at new Mary’s Place Burien facility

Volunteers needed for Work Parties at new Mary’s Place Burien facility

Mary’s Place is seeking Volunteers to help them prepare their new Burien home, a family shelter opening at the former Lakeside Milam Recovery Center site. Several Volunteer Work Parties are scheduled... [Read more]

Quiet Skies plans to increase pressure on Alaska Airlines to slow aircraft noise

Quiet Skies plans to increase pressure on Alaska Airlines to slow aircraft noise

Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition on Friday (July 13) announced that – as the city approaches the two-year anniversary of the FAA’s decision to turn airplanes over Burien – it will be putting... [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]

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]

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]

PHOTOS: Special Olympics Torch Run lights up Burien

PHOTOS: Special Olympics Torch Run lights up Burien

Last Saturday, June 30, the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run cruised through Burien, holding a rally, meeting local officials, with athletes proudly running with a torch through the streets while... [Read more]