Health & Wellness Section

Sponsored Post Advertiser Blissful Knead dazzles at Discover Burien After Hours Event

Advertiser Blissful Knead dazzles at Discover Burien After Hours Event

Two months after its grand opening, Advertiser Blissful Knead hosted local business owners and organizations at a Discover Burien After Hours Networking Event on May 20. Attendees enjoyed food from... [Read more]

CHI Franciscan Health breaks ground for new $27 million medical pavilion

CHI Franciscan Health breaks ground for new $27 million medical pavilion

Ground was broken recently at 16705 1st Ave South, for a brand new, 48,000 square foot, $27 million facility for CHI Franciscan Health, which will include an urgent care clinic, a primary care clinic,... [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]

‘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 Keep your kids busy and healthy this summer at Matt Griffin YMCA

Keep your kids busy and healthy this summer at Matt Griffin YMCA

Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA wants you to know that their Summer Camp Registration is Open – your child can play, explore, develop skills and make new friends at the Y this summer! SUMMER REGISTRATION... [Read more]

Visit WABI Burien’s Bike Day Commuter Support Station this Friday morning

Visit WABI Burien’s Bike Day Commuter Support Station this Friday morning

WABI-ists, Jimmy Schulz and Frosene Sacco had coffee and bananas (good for those cycling leg muscles!) ready and waiting on Burien Bike Day 2014. Mark your calendars for this Friday, May 15, and plan... [Read more]

Councilmember Edgar will dress as ‘Bert the Salmon’ at Mariners game Saturday

Councilmember Edgar will dress as ‘Bert the Salmon’ at Mariners game Saturday

Burien councilmember Bob Edgar will dress up as ‘Bert the Salmon’ at a Seattle Mariners game on Saturday, May 16, to help celebrate Salmon Recovery and recognize and promote the work that... [Read more]

PODCAST: SoKing News May 8, 2015 – SeaTac Cleanup & more

PODCAST: SoKing News May 8, 2015 – SeaTac Cleanup & more

The premiere episode of SoKing News’ first-ever Newscast on May 8, 2015: Our latest Podcast!  Read More →

‘Compassionate’ ejection of squatters at North SeaTac Park as cleanup begins

‘Compassionate’ ejection of squatters at North SeaTac Park as cleanup begins

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: SeaTac City Manager Todd Cutts says the city has “trespassed” people living in North SeaTac Park after a storm of publicity over garbage, drug paraphernalia and... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Sunny, blue skies greet opening day of Burien Farmers Market

INTERN’S VIEW: Sunny, blue skies greet opening day of Burien Farmers Market

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern It was really nice and sunny at the opening day of the Burien Farmers Market... [Read more]

Controversial ordinances drew Burien into study on criminalizing the homeless

Controversial ordinances drew Burien into study on criminalizing the homeless

by Jack Mayne Burien was added to a Seattle University study of laws affecting the homeless because of the city’s passage of ordinances 606 and 621, the study said upon its release Wednesday (May 6). The... [Read more]

Highline High Teacher will shave her hair to celebrate student’s cancer battle

Highline High Teacher will shave her hair to celebrate student’s cancer battle

Faith Jackson, who is now cancer-free. Jasmine Kettler, who will soon shave her head bald. Highline High School Teacher Jasmine Kettler (pictured above) will be shaving her head bald to celebrate her student’s... [Read more]

Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ during Letter Carriers’ Food Drive this Saturday

Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ during Letter Carriers’ Food Drive this Saturday

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 23rd annual food drive this Saturday, May 9. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Bees are buzzing at Boulevard Park Place Retirement Living

INTERN’S VIEW: Bees are buzzing at Boulevard Park Place Retirement Living

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern Today I went a little bit out of my comfort zone, traveling to Boulevard Park Place Active Retirement Living, located at 2805 S. 125th Street. Getting... [Read more]

Waterfall Walk-n-Talk for May will be this Sunday!

Waterfall Walk-n-Talk for May will be this Sunday!

There’s a special meetup spot and new walking route for WABI Burien’s May 2015 Walk-n-Talk! Come join in this Sunday, May 3. Walkers will meet at the Recology Store Highline for a tour and... [Read more]

Sponsored Post ‘Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me’ FREE film screening at Wesley Homes May 4 & 5

‘Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me’ FREE film screening at Wesley Homes May 4 & 5

Advertiser Wesley Homes Retirement Communities and Home Health Services will be hosting a free screening of the Grammy Award winning and Academy Award nominated film “GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME”... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Volunteers needed May 30 to help Miller and Walker Creeks

SAVE THE DATE: Volunteers needed May 30 to help Miller and Walker Creeks

SAVE THE DATE: Volunteers are needed to help beautify Miller and Walker Creeks on Saturday, May 30 from 9:30 a.m. – Noon. Walker Preserve is looking beautiful – the wildflowers are blooming, the trees... [Read more]

City, Burien Police will work with Auburn Youth Resources for homeless youth

City, Burien Police will work with Auburn Youth Resources for homeless youth

The City of Burien announced this week that the Burien Police Department will soon be working with Auburn Youth Resources (AYR) to help our city’s homeless youth. Even though it is headquartered... [Read more]

Discover Burien’s Farmers Market opens Thursday, May 7, runs through Oct. 29

Discover Burien’s Farmers Market opens Thursday, May 7, runs through Oct. 29

Discover Burien will put on its weekly Farmers Market starting Thursday, May 7, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m and every Thursday through Oct. 29 at Burien Town Square Park at 5th Place SW & SW 152nd Street. The... [Read more]

Ahoy Mateys! There will be ‘Pirates in the (Tukwila) Pool’ on Saturday May 16!

Ahoy Mateys! There will be ‘Pirates in the (Tukwila) Pool’ on Saturday May 16!

Ahoy Mateys! On Saturday May 16, from 1 – 3 p.m., there will be Pirates in the Pool! MEET TUKWILA POOL PIRATES FIND BURIED TREASURE ENJOY PIRATE GRUB WALK THE PLANK All at the Tukwila Pool, located... [Read more]

Cleanup plan revised for Sea-Tac Airport sites in Burien and SeaTac

Cleanup plan revised for Sea-Tac Airport sites in Burien and SeaTac

The Port of Seattle announced on Wednesday (April 29) that it would remove or contain contaminated soil and sediment on its property at the former Lora Lake Apartments in Burien and nearby at Sea-Tac... [Read more]

Work on new Dottie Harper Park playground will begin this week

Work on new Dottie Harper Park playground will begin this week

The City of Burien announced on its Facebook page Tuesday (April 28) that the Dottie Harper Playground project construction has been awarded to L.W. Sundstrom out of Ravensdale, WA for the amount of $177,221.37.... [Read more]

Sylvester Middle School Special Needs student shares her ‘WE Day’ experience

Sylvester Middle School Special Needs student shares her ‘WE Day’ experience

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was written by Sylvester Middle School Special Needs student Cassidy Huff, 12. In January, she raised money to purchase iPads for her fellow students (read our previous... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline Pirates vs Lindbergh track by 10-year old Photographer Isabel

PHOTOS: Highline Pirates vs Lindbergh track by 10-year old Photographer Isabel

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 10-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Daystar Retirement Village holding Open House on Thursday, May 14

Daystar Retirement Village holding Open House on Thursday, May 14

Advertiser Daystar Retirement Village will be holding an Open House on Thursday, May 14, from Noon – 2:30 p.m. at the Parkview Building on their campus at 2615 SW Barton Street. “Come enjoy light... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: After working at The Grainery for 30 years, James is retiring

INTERN’S VIEW: After working at The Grainery for 30 years, James is retiring

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern At 13629 1st Ave South there is a health food store called ‘The Grainery’ that has been in business since March of 1981. The Grainery... [Read more]

Northwest Hope & Healing’s Style ’15 Fashion Show Benefit will be April 30

Northwest Hope & Healing’s Style ’15 Fashion Show Benefit will be April 30

Advertiser 3 Wishes in Olde Burien wants to remind all our Readers that they can check out select fashions from this event at their store located at 929 SW 152nd Street; for more info please call (206)... [Read more]

REMINDER: Clothing drive for Highline Relay for Life will be this Saturday

REMINDER: Clothing drive for Highline Relay for Life will be this Saturday

REMINDER: A Clothing Drive to benefit the Highline Relay for Life will be held this Saturday, April 25, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Municipal parking lot across from Fire Station No. 2 at 8th Ave SW... [Read more]