Health & Wellness Section

‘Walk for the Women’ raises over $20,000 for Burien’s Hospitality House

‘Walk for the Women’ raises over $20,000 for Burien’s Hospitality House

Photos courtesy Peggy Meyer On Saturday, Sept. 18,, the ‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser walk raised over $20,000 for Burien’s Hospitality House. “Hospitality House is so grateful... [Read more]

LETTER REBUTTAL: ‘Why I do not support Safe Injection Sites’

LETTER REBUTTAL: ‘Why I do not support Safe Injection Sites’

[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:] Rebuttal: “Why I do not Support ‘Safe”... [Read more]

Sponsored Post City of Burien’s free workshop for National Falls Prevention Awareness is Sept. 21

City of Burien’s free workshop for National Falls Prevention Awareness is Sept. 21

On Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, the City of Burien will observe National Falls Prevention Awareness Day with a FREE workshop. “Join us to learn how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults.... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I Support Safe Injection Sites – Here’s Why You Should, Too’

LETTER: ‘I Support Safe Injection Sites – Here’s Why You Should, Too’

[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:] I Support Safe Injection Sites –... [Read more]

Give Blood & enter to meet Seattle Seahawk Bobby Wagner at a private party!

Give Blood & enter to meet Seattle Seahawk Bobby Wagner at a private party!

Want to hang out with Seattle Linebacker Bobby Wagner at a private party at the end of football season? You can – here’s how: Every time you attend a center or mobile drive and register to donate... [Read more]

Burien’s annual Wellness Fair will be Saturday, Sept. 16 at Merrill Gardens

Burien’s annual Wellness Fair will be Saturday, Sept. 16 at Merrill Gardens

Burien’s annual celebration of healthy living will be held at Merrill Gardens on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This fun and FREE community event will be held at the new Merrill Gardens... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School taking steps on student safety, acceptance

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School taking steps on student safety, acceptance

Highline High School had their first day of school on Wednesday, Sept. 6, and at the end of the day Principal Vicki Fisher sent out an email to families with an update on the school’s attempts to... [Read more]

Classes for Family Caregivers starting soon

Classes for Family Caregivers starting soon

Classes for Family Caregivers starting soon Are you or someone you know a caregiver?  According to statistics, 80% of all caregiving for adults is done by unpaid family and friends!   Informal caregivers,... [Read more]

Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Services Building opens Fri., Sept. 22

Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Services Building opens Fri., Sept. 22

How many new high school buildings have a working dental lab, a hospital ward with eight beds, and a medical laboratory with a centrifuge and cell incubators? There is a brand new one in Burien –... [Read more]

Grace Church hosting 13-week GriefShare support group

Grace Church hosting 13-week GriefShare support group

Grace Church in West Seattle will be hosting a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those who have lost a loved one by death. The group meets Saturday mornings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 10323... [Read more]

Sierra Club Forum on fracking in South King County will be Wednesday night

Sierra Club Forum on fracking in South King County will be Wednesday night

The Sierra Club will be holding a community forum to discuss fracking in South King County tonight – Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Valley View Library. Here’s more info: Did... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Ash from wildfires falls like snow in region, affecting even spider webs

PHOTOS: Ash from wildfires falls like snow in region, affecting even spider webs

On Tuesday (Sept. 5), you most likely noticed some very small white or gray stuff falling from the sky, covering your car and other outdoor items, as well as perhaps making you look like you had a major... [Read more]

Holiday weekend 3-park ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be this Sunday, Sept. 3

Holiday weekend 3-park ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be this Sunday, Sept. 3

From our friends at WABI Burien: Arbor Lake Park Entrance – Photo by Michael Brunk, NW Lens Let’s discover 3 of Burien’s 25 City Parks on September’s Walk-n-Talk! For a small city, we have many... [Read more]

Donors needed for City of Burien Blood Drive on Thursday, Sept. 7

Donors needed for City of Burien Blood Drive on Thursday, Sept. 7

Donors are needed for a Blood Drive scheduled at Burien City Hall on Thursday, Sept. 7, starting at 10 a.m. On Monday of this week, Bloodworks Northwest sent an emergency shipment of blood components to... [Read more]

‘Needle Pick-Up’ event will be held at Dottie Harper Park this Saturday

‘Needle Pick-Up’ event will be held at Dottie Harper Park this Saturday

A ‘Needle Pick-Up’ event will be held this Saturday, Sept. 2, starting at 4 p.m. at Burien’s Dottie Harper Park. The goal is to scan the park and safely remove and dispose of any needles... [Read more]

Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Sciences building opening is Sept. 22

Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Sciences building opening is Sept. 22

A Grand Opening will be celebrated at Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Sciences Building auditorium at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 at 18010 8th Avenue South in Burien. The $19.4 million project... [Read more]

Rabid bat found at Angle Lake Park in SeaTac Tuesday

Rabid bat found at Angle Lake Park in SeaTac Tuesday

A rabid bat was found in Angle Lake Park in the City of SeaTac near the lakeshore by the old lifeguard shack on Tuesday, Aug. 29. The bat was first noticed by a park visitor, who immediately notified... [Read more]

REMINDER: FREE ‘Family Fun Run’ at Burien Town Square Park this Thursday

REMINDER: FREE ‘Family Fun Run’ at Burien Town Square Park this Thursday

REMINDER: A FREE ‘Family Fun Run’ will be held at Burien Town Square Park this Thursday, Aug. 31, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. This will be a scavenger hunt style race for runners and walkers of all... [Read more]

Early registration rates for the Burien Brat Trot end Thursday night!

Early registration rates for the Burien Brat Trot end Thursday night!

Early registration rates for the 2017 Burien Brat Trot – coming Sunday, Oct. 1 – ends Thursday night, Aug. 31! To register and save a few brat$ ($32 vs $45 on the day of the race), click here: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=125705 The... [Read more]

Bloodworks Northwest seeking blood donors to help with Hurricane Harvey

Bloodworks Northwest seeking blood donors to help with Hurricane Harvey

On Monday (Aug. 28), Bloodworks Northwest sent an emergency shipment of blood components to the Gulf Coast Blood Center in Houston, and to Carter Blood Center in Dallas. Units from Bloodworks were already... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Smoke slips back into the area, causes red sunset

PHOTOS: Smoke slips back into the area, causes red sunset

Courtesy Elston Hill come these photos of Monday night’s amazing sunset, showing how smoke from wildfires in southwestern Washington have slipped back into our area. The last time we saw red, smoky... [Read more]

Seniors from El Dorado West visit legal cannabis shop for a ‘Pot 101’ tour

Seniors from El Dorado West visit legal cannabis shop for a ‘Pot 101’ tour

A van full of seniors from El Dorado West in Burien (an Advertiser) recently visited a marijuana store in Seattle for a Pot 101 tour. They came away with tinctures, ointments and a new understanding... [Read more]

Highline Medical Center agrees to settle Civil Rights claims for $45,000

Highline Medical Center agrees to settle Civil Rights claims for $45,000

Burien’s Highline Medical Center – a division of CHI Franciscan Health – reached a settlement this week to resolve alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), announced... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Cascade Flag Football Association Registration Open now through Sept. 1

Cascade Flag Football Association Registration Open now through Sept. 1

The Cascade Flag Football Association is Seattle’s official home for co-ed American Flag Football, welcoming LGBT and straight ally athletes of all skill levels, age groups, genders, and backgrounds.... [Read more]