Health & Wellness Section

United Way’s Family Resource Exchange is Saturday at Sylvester Middle School

United Way’s Family Resource Exchange is Saturday at Sylvester Middle School

United Way’s Family Resource Exchange offers help and hope to families experiencing homelessness, and one will be held this Saturday, Oct. 20 at Sylvester Middle School in Burien. This free event will... [Read more]

Council adopts study of landlord-tenant issues, safe & affordable housing

Council adopts study of landlord-tenant issues, safe & affordable housing

By Jack Mayne After a parade of people protested the issue of forcing occupants of the Fox Cove apartments to vacate for a new owner to upgrade the slum-like building, the Council on Monday night (Oct.... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Burien Community Center on Monday, Oct. 22

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Burien Community Center on Monday, Oct. 22

Donors are needed for a Blood Drive at the Burien Community Center on Monday, Oct. 22. “Bloodworks Northwest needs 800 donors per day to meet the needs of patients in the Northwest! Make donating... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader shares several ‘love stories’ observed from her window

LETTER: Reader shares several ‘love stories’ observed from her window

[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 want to share a love story, actually... [Read more]

WABI Weekday Walkers will walk Des Moines Memorial Drive on Wed., Oct. 17

WABI Weekday Walkers will walk Des Moines Memorial Drive on Wed., Oct. 17

From our friends at WABI Burien: Planting elms on Des Moines Memorial Drive in 1921. (Photo from website of Des Moines Memorial Drive Preservation Assoc.) Join the WABI Weekday Walkers on Wednesday, Oct.... [Read more]

Teen Afterschool Programs have started, and here’s the when & wheres

Teen Afterschool Programs have started, and here’s the when & wheres

Teen Afterschool Programs began in Burien recently, and all sorts of free, fun activities are available for teens afterschool and even on Friday nights. “These programs offer a safe and all-inclusive... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #11: PROOF’ against Port of Seattle released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #11: PROOF’ against Port of Seattle released

‘The Briefing Episode #11: PROOF’ – area resident/activist Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: And because... [Read more]

Take a Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees this Saturday, Oct. 13

Take a Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees this Saturday, Oct. 13

Take a FREE Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees led by Jim Demetre, local writer and tree enthusiast, along Des Moines Creek to the shore of Puget Sound this Saturday, Oct. 13. This free,... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Today we’re going to talk about Community…

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Today we’re going to talk about Community…

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! Today we’re... [Read more]

Take an autumnal Walk-n-Talk on Nature Trails above Seahurst Beach Sunday

Take an autumnal Walk-n-Talk on Nature Trails above Seahurst Beach Sunday

From our friends at WABI Burien: Begin the month of October with a walk down the wooded hillside to Seahurst Beach this Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, when another Walk-n-Talk will start at the top of the hill... [Read more]

Burien City Council asks for help for evicted residents of Fox Cove Apartments

Burien City Council asks for help for evicted residents of Fox Cove Apartments

By Jack Mayne Residents and supporters of residents of a dilapidated apartment building in Burien told the City Council meeting on Monday (Oct. 1) of new owners ordering residents evicted so the facility can be upgraded…

Area beaches have been closed for shellfish harvesting

Area beaches have been closed for shellfish harvesting

The Washington State Department of Health announced this week that – due to Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) being detected in shellfish along beaches from Alki south to the Pierce County line – recreational... [Read more]

Safety is a community-wide issue, concludes Highline Public Schools report

Safety is a community-wide issue, concludes Highline Public Schools report

“Safety is a community-wide issue” – that’s the message that came out loud and clear at the community safety meetings Highline Public Schools conducted last spring in partnership with... [Read more]

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride thru Burien Sunday helps raise $37,000

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride thru Burien Sunday helps raise $37,000

Did you happen to catch those stylish, dapper-looking men riding their vintage-styled motorcycles and scooters through Burien on Sunday, Sept. 30? They were all part of the 2018 Distinguished Gentleman’s... [Read more]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: 750 runners cross finish line of 2018 Burien Brat Trot

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: 750 runners cross finish line of 2018 Burien Brat Trot

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following Sports story is sponsored by the Kenner Dental Group: Story, Photos & Videos by Scott Schaefer Under partly cloudy skies with an occasional shower, 750 exuberant... [Read more]

Joint Comments on SAMP from Burien, 3 other cities submitted to Port

Joint Comments on SAMP from Burien, 3 other cities submitted to Port

On Friday, Sept. 28, a joint letter was submitted to the Port of Seattle on behalf of four cities – Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park and SeaTac – as official comment for the Sustainable Airport Master... [Read more]

REMINDER: Deadline to comment on Port’s Airport Master Plan is this FRIDAY!

REMINDER: Deadline to comment on Port’s Airport Master Plan is this FRIDAY!

The deadline to comment on the Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) is this Friday, Sept. 28 at midnight. The SAMP identifies Near-Term Projects (NTP) that are needed to serve... [Read more]

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride will pass through Burien this Sunday

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride will pass through Burien this Sunday

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride will pass through Burien this Sunday, Sept. 30. This is a worldwide event, with over 650 cities participating as a means to raise funds for prostate cancer research... [Read more]

Burien City Manager Brian Wilson releases statement on Public Safety

Burien City Manager Brian Wilson releases statement on Public Safety

Despite trends that show crime is actually decreasing, recent events have shown that City, County, and regional leaders need to come together to address the unacceptable violence that is harming our community. The... [Read more]

Join ‘Mira’s Walk for AIR’ on International Good Neighbor Day Friday

Join ‘Mira’s Walk for AIR’ on International Good Neighbor Day Friday

This Friday, Sept. 28 – on International Good Neighbor Day – community members, youth and public officials will walk side-by-side in an open and honest dialogue from the Highline SeaTac Botanical... [Read more]

VIDEOS: Airport Committee discusses FAA & SAMP

VIDEOS: Airport Committee discusses FAA & SAMP

The Burien Airport Committee (BAC) met on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at the Burien Community Center to discuss the city’s Petition for Review of FAA’s categorical exclusion on the 250 degree heading,... [Read more]

REMINDER: New Highline ‘Family Color Run & Games’ will be Sat., Sept. 29

REMINDER: New Highline ‘Family Color Run & Games’ will be Sat., Sept. 29

REMINDER: A new Highline ‘Family Color Run & Games’ event will be held at Gregory Heights Elementary in collaboration with the Highline Council PTSA and the Highline Special Needs PTA... [Read more]

Mary’s Place holding Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 25

Mary’s Place holding Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 25

The community is invited to join a BBQ Open House Celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the new Mary’s Place Family Center, located at 12845 Ambaum Blvd SW in Burien (map below). Food... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will include updates on SAMP & more at The Cove Sept. 26

Next Highline Forum will include updates on SAMP & more at The Cove Sept. 26

The next Highline Forum will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Normandy Park Community Club, also known as The Cove. At the Forum, members will receive updates on the Sustainable... [Read more]