Health & Wellness Section

Bloodworks Northwest urgently seeking holiday Blood Donations

Bloodworks Northwest urgently seeking holiday Blood Donations

Bloodworks Northwest has issued a special appeal, asking people to schedule a blood donation during the next 10 days: Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, when the number of donors visiting... [Read more]

Shorewood WABI Burien ‘Weekday Walk’ will be Wednesday, Nov. 15

Shorewood WABI Burien ‘Weekday Walk’ will be Wednesday, Nov. 15

From our friends at WABI Burien: The WABI Weekday Walkers will head north on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 9 a.m. to see the beautiful Sound views of Shorewood. After meeting at 26th and 116th, we’ll visit... [Read more]

Burien Lions Club’s ‘Dining in the Dark’ will be Saturday, Nov. 11

Burien Lions Club’s ‘Dining in the Dark’ will be Saturday, Nov. 11

Burien Lions Club’s ‘Dining in the Dark’ dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, starting at 6 p.m. at Angelo’s Restaurant. This fun event will benefit the Environmental Science... [Read more]

Walk-n-Talk around Lake Burien this Sunday, Nov. 5

Walk-n-Talk around Lake Burien this Sunday, Nov. 5

From our friends at WABI Burien: It’s time for a walk this Sunday, Nov. 5! (Isn’t it always time for a walk?) It’s fun. It gets you out of the house. You get the chance to talk to people you wouldn’t otherwise chat... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Kaiser Permanente opens new 23,000 sq. ft. Burien Medical Center

B-TOWN BIZ: Kaiser Permanente opens new 23,000 sq. ft. Burien Medical Center

Kaiser Permanente Washington this week opened their new, 23,000 square foot new Medical Center in Burien. The new facility – which opened Wednesday, Nov. 1 – features state-of-the-art technology and... [Read more]

118 ‘Love Letters to Immigrants’ written so far; you can still help

118 ‘Love Letters to Immigrants’ written so far; you can still help

As of Wednesday (Nov. 1) 118 “Love Letters to Immigrants” (with more on the way) have been written, intended to be sent/given to immigrants who live in Burien who may feel in danger due to a... [Read more]

Walk for Unity, Community & Culture will be Friday at Burien Town Square Park

Walk for Unity, Community & Culture will be Friday at Burien Town Square Park

From our friends at WABI Burien: Join members of our community for a WALK FOR UNITY, COMMUNITY AND CULTURE this Friday, Nov. 3, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Burien Town Square Park. WHEN: Friday, Nov. 3, MEET... [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 will be undergoing her 42nd surgery this Wednesday, and we’re asking all our Readers to please send her prayers and healing... [Read more]

Rotary holding Community Coat Drive for Kids, and here’s how you can help

Rotary holding Community Coat Drive for Kids, and here’s how you can help

It’s starting to get cold outside – it’s time to turn up the thermostat and put on an extra jacket. For some young kids in our community though, it isn’t as simple as that. Sadly, some kids... [Read more]

Norovirus associated with Subway restaurant in Normandy Park

Norovirus associated with Subway restaurant in Normandy Park

On Friday (Oct. 27), Public Health – Seattle & King County is reporting that a foodborne illness outbreak of Norovirus has been associated with a Subway restaurant in Normandy Park. The county is... [Read more]

KUOW on Navos: ‘Foster kids sleep in hotels & offices as 15 more beds disappear’

KUOW on Navos: ‘Foster kids sleep in hotels & offices as 15 more beds disappear’

KUOW Radio did an interesting report on Foster Kids being pushed out of Burien’s Navos that’s worth a listen. South King County principal Melissa Pointer is worried about her student. “I... [Read more]

City of Burien issues statement about recent hate mail from Respect, WA

City of Burien issues statement about recent hate mail from Respect, WA

The City of Burien on Friday (Oct. 27) issued a statement that appears to be inspired by a direct mail letter sent out by Respect, WA, which targets “undocumented immigrants” it claims are... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help write ‘Love Letters for Targeted Immigrants’

Volunteers needed to help write ‘Love Letters for Targeted Immigrants’

Volunteers are needed to help write ‘Love Letters for Target Immigrants’: This week the anti-immigrant group Respect Washington circulated a direct mail letter that included addresses of undocumented... [Read more]

Got drugs? National Take-Back Prescription Drug Event is Saturday

Got drugs? National Take-Back Prescription Drug Event is Saturday

The community is invited to bring prescription drugs (and any other drug) to the National Take-Back Prescription Drug Event this Saturday, Oct. 28 to dispose of them safely. The program is designed to... [Read more]

‘Normal is overrated’; Burien’s Cassidy Huff to perform at Benaroya Hall Nov. 10

‘Normal is overrated’; Burien’s Cassidy Huff to perform at Benaroya Hall Nov. 10

A great story about inspirational local icon Cassidy Huff – B-Town Blog columnist and Burien ‘Citizen of the Year’ who has gone through 41 surgeries – was posted on the Seattle Children’s... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: My brief, heavy handed reminder: Get a flu shot

CLIFF’S EDGE: My brief, heavy handed reminder: Get a flu shot

It’s that time of year again when I either take on a formidable head cold—or I don’t. Last weekend I did, and it was a memorable one, short in duration, but long in symptoms. It served as an exhausting... [Read more]

Hear stories and experiences of homelessness at Burien Library Nov. 29

Hear stories and experiences of homelessness at Burien Library Nov. 29

Hear stories and experiences of Homelessness at the Burien Library on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. “Engage with and learn from Real Change’s Homeless Speakers Bureau, a... [Read more]

Highline Medical Center Foundation’s Gala & Auction will be Saturday, Oct. 21

Highline Medical Center Foundation’s Gala & Auction will be Saturday, Oct. 21

Highline Medical Center Foundation’s 2017 To Your Health! Gala & Auction will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21. The fundraiser will start at 6 p.m. at the Seattle Airport Hilton & Conference... [Read more]

UPDATE: El Rinconsito/Burger Broiler disaster relief fundraiser up to $32,320

UPDATE: El Rinconsito/Burger Broiler disaster relief fundraiser up to $32,320

The disaster relief fundraiser being held by El Rinconsito/Burger Broiler is up to $32,320! This benefit runs through this Sunday, Oct. 15. The amount collected up to today from customer & friends... [Read more]

City of Burien hosting public meeting on ADA Transition Plan Thurs., Nov. 2

City of Burien hosting public meeting on ADA Transition Plan Thurs., Nov. 2

The City of Burien will be hosting a public meeting to inform updates to the City’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan on Thursday, Nov. 2. The event will run from 5:30–7:30 p.m.... [Read more]

Bloodworks NW needs blood donations to support Las Vegas emergency

Bloodworks NW needs blood donations to support Las Vegas emergency

In partnership with the United Blood Services (UBS) in Las Vegas, Bloodworks Northwest is offering emergency blood components for medical treatment of people injured in the horrific shooting on the night... [Read more]

‘Walk-n-Talk’ the nature trails above Seahurst Beach this Sunday, Oct. 1

‘Walk-n-Talk’ the nature trails above Seahurst Beach this Sunday, Oct. 1

From our friends at WABI Burien: Begin the month of October with a walk down the wooded hillside to Seahurst Beach. This Sunday, October 1, 2017, our Walk-n-Talk will start at the top of the hill and... [Read more]

‘Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride’ cruises through Burien, raises over $25,000

‘Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride’ cruises through Burien, raises over $25,000

On Sunday (Sept. 24), around 350 motorcycle riders cruised through Burien, and raised over $25,000 as part of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride for the Movember Foundation, which is focused on men’s... [Read more]

Burien Council announces seven members of new Human Services Commission

Burien Council announces seven members of new Human Services Commission

The Burien City Council voted on Sept. 18, 2017 to appoint seven community members to the newly formed Human Services Commission. “The commissioners bring diverse experiences to the board, including... [Read more]