Health & Wellness Section

15th annual ‘Walk for the Women of Hospitality House’ will be Sat., Sept. 17

15th annual ‘Walk for the Women of Hospitality House’ will be Sat., Sept. 17

The 15th Annual Walk for the Women of Hospitality House will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, starting at 10 a.m. at Burien Town Square Park. This year organizers are promising “a gift for every walker!” Hospitality... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Zombie Fest Northwest returning for BRAINZ on Sat., Sept. 17

SAVE THE DATE: Zombie Fest Northwest returning for BRAINZ on Sat., Sept. 17

Mackenzie Bull won the 2015 kid’s costume contest with this amazing, haunting look. Photo by Scott Schaefer. SAVE THE DATE: Join 2,000+ zombies on Saturday, Sept. 17 for Zombie Fest Northwest, a FUN... [Read more]

Brat Trot is NOT just a race – it’s an <i>experience</i>, returning Sunday, Oct. 2

Brat Trot is NOT just a race – it’s an experience, returning Sunday, Oct. 2

Burien’s annual Brat Trot – a fundraiser for the Highline Schools Foundation – is NOT just a race, it’s an experience and will be returning on Sunday, Oct. 2! Here’s more of what... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: ‘Obliteride’ bicyclists ride through area Sunday to fight cancer

PHOTOS/VIDEO: ‘Obliteride’ bicyclists ride through area Sunday to fight cancer

If you saw a lot of bike riders cruising through the area on Sunday, Aug. 14, you witnessed bicyclists raising money for ‘Obliteride,’ a fundraiser for the Fred Hutch Cancer Center in Seattle. Sunday’s 65-mile... [Read more]

First-ever ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk will be Aug. 27 at Kennedy High School

First-ever ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk will be Aug. 27 at Kennedy High School

Celebrate 50 years of Kennedy Catholic High School history at the first-ever ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 27. This inaugural race will begin at 8 a.m., and is open to all students,... [Read more]

City of Burien hires Casey Stanley as its new Recreation Manager

City of Burien hires Casey Stanley as its new Recreation Manager

Later this month, the City of Burien will welcome Casey Stanley back to its Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services (PaRCS) Department to replace Debbie Zemke as Recreation Manager. Zemke retired from... [Read more]

Group Health breaks ground on new 23,000 s.f. medical facility in Burien

Group Health breaks ground on new 23,000 s.f. medical facility in Burien

Officials from Group Health broke ground last week for a new medical center in Burien, replacing the existing 1964 facility. The new 23,000 square foot facility is expected to open in the summer of 2017. “Group... [Read more]

Highline Medical Center Foundation ‘To Your Health!’ fundraiser will be Sept. 10

Highline Medical Center Foundation ‘To Your Health!’ fundraiser will be Sept. 10

The Highline Medical Center Foundation’s 20th Annual Gala & Auction fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Seattle Airport Hilton. The theme of this year’s event is “Navigating... [Read more]

Cheer on Obliteriders at ‘Orange Tunnel’ in Three Tree Point on Sun., Aug. 14

Cheer on Obliteriders at ‘Orange Tunnel’ in Three Tree Point on Sun., Aug. 14

From our friends at WABI Burien: On Sunday morning, Aug. 14, about 150 Obliteride cyclists will ride through Normandy Park and Burien on Day 2 of their 150-mile bike ride to raise money for cancer... [Read more]

Burien Police Officers use nasal-spray to ‘reverse’ opioid overdose near City Hall

Burien Police Officers use nasal-spray to ‘reverse’ opioid overdose near City Hall

On Wednesday, Aug. 3 around 7 p.m., Burien Police officers used a new technique – Naloxone nasal-spray – to ‘reverse’ an opioid overdose in the 400 block of SW 152nd Street (map below). Police... [Read more]

Fred Hutch’s ‘Obliteride’ fundraiser will ride through Burien Aug. 13-14

Fred Hutch’s ‘Obliteride’ fundraiser will ride through Burien Aug. 13-14

Obliteride riders will cycle through dozens of local communities – including Burien – on Aug. 13 and 14, raising critical funds to help Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center obliterate cancer. More... [Read more]

Part of Eagle Landing Park stairs – closed since Dec. 2014 –may be re-opened

Part of Eagle Landing Park stairs – closed since Dec. 2014 –may be re-opened

Photos from 2015 courtesy City of Burien By Jack Mayne Whether or not to re-open the stairway at Eagle Landing Park is still under consideration by Burien officials following a report from a consultant... [Read more]

Free food available for kids this summer – here’s where/how to find it in Burien

Free food available for kids this summer – here’s where/how to find it in Burien

This summer, hundreds of sites across Washington State are providing free meals for kids and teens. Places like local high schools, elementary schools, community centers, parks and apartment complexes... [Read more]

Objectors stall request to add 2 Burien cops; Council okays new teen program

Objectors stall request to add 2 Burien cops; Council okays new teen program

By Jack Mayne A move to add two officers to the Burien Police Department at an estimated cost of $415,000 was debated for over an hour at Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting, drawing heavy fire... [Read more]

WABI Burien’s next ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will focus on Public Art on Sunday, Aug. 7

WABI Burien’s next ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will focus on Public Art on Sunday, Aug. 7

From WABI Burien: In keeping with our summertime tradition, come join the 4th Annual Burien Public Art Walk-n-Talk on Sunday, August 7, as we begin the SIXTH year (!) of our monthly walks. A few years... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Please welcome new Advertiser Renascent CrossFit, located on SW 153rd Street

Please welcome new Advertiser Renascent CrossFit, located on SW 153rd Street

Renascent: Acquiring or showing new life, strength, or vigor. Corey and Emily Uebelacker These are some of the key values that Corey and Emily Uebelacker want to embrace in their new gym – Renascent... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: FREE Family Fun Run will be Aug. 25 at Town Square Park

SAVE THE DATE: FREE Family Fun Run will be Aug. 25 at Town Square Park

A FREE, scavenger hunt style ‘Family Fun Run’ race for runners and walkers of all ages will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25 at Town Square Park. The run will run from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the... [Read more]

Burien youth programs a hit with teens – fun instead of being on the phone

Burien youth programs a hit with teens – fun instead of being on the phone

By Jack Mayne At least a couple of Burien teens credit a city-sponsored youth program with helping them make friends which one said was much better than spending time with a smart phone. At a special meeting... [Read more]

To heck with ‘Pokémon Go’ – instead, go out and hunt for painted ‘Burien Rocks’!

To heck with ‘Pokémon Go’ – instead, go out and hunt for painted ‘Burien Rocks’!

By Scott Schaefer Burien resident Tammy Martin-Tauiliili recently created a new way for locals to go out and explore their city, by walking, searching, creating, hiding, finding and collecting individually-created... [Read more]

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for ‘The Oilerie’ will be Saturday, July 30

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for ‘The Oilerie’ will be Saturday, July 30

A Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting celebration for Advertiser ‘The Oilerie’ will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 11 a.m. The Oilerie is a locally-owned specialty food shop offering imported... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Rotary Club Blood Drive this Friday, July 22

Volunteers needed for Rotary Club Blood Drive this Friday, July 22

*URGENT: As you may have heard, Bloodworks Northwest recently issued a “code-red” appeal for blood donors after inventories for some blood types fell alarmingly – to just a 1-day supply. The Rotary... [Read more]

Walk around Hurstwood with WABI Weekday Walkers on Wednesday, July 20

Walk around Hurstwood with WABI Weekday Walkers on Wednesday, July 20

From our friends at WABI Burien: WABI Weekday Walkers are going topsy-turvy on Wednesday, July 20, starting at 9 a.m. We’ll meet at the Seahurst upper parking lot but instead of going down the hill... [Read more]

Master Gardeners offering FREE help at Burien Library through Aug. 31

Master Gardeners offering FREE help at Burien Library through Aug. 31

FREE Master Gardener Clinics are starting, and will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 31 at the Burien Library. From 5 – 8 p.m., bring your gardening, plant problem, pest management... [Read more]