Health & Wellness Section

Kids and Teens can eat FREE this summer courtesy United Way of King County

Kids and Teens can eat FREE this summer courtesy United Way of King County

Kids and teens can eat free this summer with United Way of King County’s Summer Food Invasion. Summer meals sites are hosted throughout the county at parks, libraries, churches, and more, and provide... [Read more]

Burien Parks proposes improvements for Lake Burien School Memorial Park

Burien Parks proposes improvements for Lake Burien School Memorial Park

At Monday night’s City Council meeting, Burien Parks and Recreation Director Steve Roemer asked for approval of a site plan for future improvements for the 4.6-acre Lake Burien School Memorial Park... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Green algae is blooming in Puget Sound off the shores of Burien

PHOTOS: Green algae is blooming in Puget Sound off the shores of Burien

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos – taken on Monday, July 17 – that show green algae blooms on the surface of Puget Sound off the shores of Burien. “Tides and wind bring it in and out past... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Numerous responders perform in emergency exercise at Sea-Tac

PHOTOS: Numerous responders perform in emergency exercise at Sea-Tac

Story & Photos by Elston Hill On Wednesday, July 12, a mock fuselage was placed on the north end of the runway at Sea-Tac Airport as part of an emergency exercise. The fuselage was part of a Boeing... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at City Hall today – Thursday, July 13

Donors needed for Blood Drive at City Hall today – Thursday, July 13

Our community blood supply has taken a big hit over the Independence Day holiday, with donors taking vacation time and/or being out of their regular routines. Our overall Inventory is now 524 units below... [Read more]

Bloodworks Northwest urgently needs Blood Donors

Bloodworks Northwest urgently needs Blood Donors

Bloodworks Northwest issued an urgent appeal for donors after the community supply for Type O blood — the most common blood type among people in the Northwest — plunged by 37% since the beginning... [Read more]

WABI Burien: Walking Groups around Burien

WABI Burien: Walking Groups around Burien

From our friends at WABI Burien: Love to walk? Or maybe you’re new to walking and want to get started for fun, fresh air and exercise? Perhaps you’re new to Burien and want to meet people and get... [Read more]

City of Burien seeks members to join new Human Services Commission

City of Burien seeks members to join new Human Services Commission

On June 5, 2017, the Burien City Council voted to form a Human Services Commission for the City of Burien – Ordinance No. 669 establishes this new advisory body in order to provide advice and recommendations... [Read more]

‘Walk-n-Talk’ Burien’s historic/treasured Indian Trail this Sunday, July 2

‘Walk-n-Talk’ Burien’s historic/treasured Indian Trail this Sunday, July 2

From our friends at WABI Burien: It’s time for another Walk-n-Talk on Burien’s treasured Indian Trail – this Sunday, July 2. Historic Trail a Burien Gem One of Burien’s gems is the “Indian Trail”.... [Read more]

Please keep our Columnist Cassidy Huff in your thoughts!

Please keep our Columnist Cassidy Huff in your thoughts!

South King Media Blogger (and Mt. Rainier High School student) Cassidy Huff recently had an emergency visit to Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she underwent her 41st surgery this week for an infection... [Read more]

Don’t want return of airplane noise over Burien? Tell the FAA by Wed. at midnight

Don’t want return of airplane noise over Burien? Tell the FAA by Wed. at midnight

By Jack Mayne If enough residents complain to the Federal Aviation Administration by Wednesday (June 21), there is a chance the return of the automatic cacophony of loud airplanes at all hours buzzing... [Read more]

Help the City of Burien determine what the needs are for local youth and teens

Help the City of Burien determine what the needs are for local youth and teens

The City of Burien is seeking help to determine what the needs are for the youth and teens of Burien, and is looking for people to take a short survey, which they say “is very important for the future... [Read more]

Des Moines ‘Waterland Walkers’ holding Father’s Day walk this Sunday

Des Moines ‘Waterland Walkers’ holding Father’s Day walk this Sunday

From our friends at WABI Burien: More opportunities to walk with neighbors and new friends! Meet the Des Moines Waterland Walkers. Our neighbors to the south also have monthly walks, led by former Burienite... [Read more]

Burien Starbucks employee Natasha Stapp recognized for saving customer’s life

Burien Starbucks employee Natasha Stapp recognized for saving customer’s life

Story & Photos by Katalia Alexander For many years, our region has been known as a global leader in emergency medical response, with an extremely high heart attack survival rate of 62% in 2013.... [Read more]

Free Summer lunch program available for local children

Free Summer lunch program available for local children

Highline children can eat free breakfast, lunch and snacks during the summer through the federally-funded Summer Food Program. A child does not need to be a Highline Public Schools student to participate. Meals... [Read more]

Highline High School Key Club’s ‘Run to Fund’ 5k will be Saturday, June 24

Highline High School Key Club’s ‘Run to Fund’ 5k will be Saturday, June 24

Highline High School’s Key Club announced its very first annual community event: ‘Run to Fund,’ which will be held on Saturday, June 24, at Highline Memorial Stadium. “Join us... [Read more]

Y.E.T.I. hires Jordan Kimmerly as its full-time Executive Director

Y.E.T.I. hires Jordan Kimmerly as its full-time Executive Director

The Youth Experiential Training Institute (Y.E.T.I.) announced that it has hired Jordan Kimmerly (pictured above) as its first full-time Executive Director for the organization. Y.E.T.I.’s mission... [Read more]

VIDEO: Medivac helicopter takes off from Burien’s Lakeview Park Saturday

VIDEO: Medivac helicopter takes off from Burien’s Lakeview Park Saturday

On Saturday afternoon (June 10) a medivac helicopter landed, then took off from Burien’s Lakeview Park (422 SW 160th Street), where it transported a patient from Highline Medical Center another,... [Read more]

Tensions remain high at Highline High over ‘Spirit Rock’; public meeting Thurs.

Tensions remain high at Highline High over ‘Spirit Rock’; public meeting Thurs.

An all-school assembly was held at Highline High School Monday morning, June 12, to address increased tensions since a gay pride message on the ‘Spirit Rock’ on the school’s front lawn... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition member shares letter to FAA regarding comment period

Quiet Skies Coalition member shares letter to FAA regarding comment period

EDITOR’S NOTE: Walt Bala of the Quiet Skies Coalition is a Burien resident and a retired airline pilot and also a former inspector of the Federal Aviation Administration. He is seeking more time... [Read more]

Quiet Skies demands Burien let them help city appeal with FAA over plane noise

Quiet Skies demands Burien let them help city appeal with FAA over plane noise

Quiet Skies President Larry Cripe Walt Bala, former airline pilot and FAA inspector John Rizzardi, lawyer To listen to raw audio of Tuesday night’s meeting, click the ‘Play’ button below: http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/QuietSkiesBurien060617.mp3 By... [Read more]

REMINDER: Quiet Skies meeting is Tuesday at Gregory Heights School

REMINDER: Quiet Skies meeting is Tuesday at Gregory Heights School

REMINDER: The next public meeting for the Quiet Skies Coalition will be this Tuesday, June 6, 2017, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Gregory Heights Elementary School. All residents with concerns about increased... [Read more]

‘Relay for Life’ Highline fundraiser will be at Town Square Park Saturday, June 10

‘Relay for Life’ Highline fundraiser will be at Town Square Park Saturday, June 10

The annual ‘Relay for Life’ Highline fundraiser will be Saturday June 10, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Town Square Park in downtown Burien. Relay For Life is a grass roots, community-based team... [Read more]

WABI Burien’s June ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be this Sunday, June 4

WABI Burien’s June ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be this Sunday, June 4

From our friends at WABI Burien: Wow, it’s June! Let’s start the summer months with a Walk-n-Talk. Sunday, June 4th, we’ll meet up on the grassy knoll at Burien Town Square, walk to and around... [Read more]