Health & Wellness Section

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

  Photos by Scott Schaefer In response to recent incidents of school violence, Highline Public Schools on Thursday night (April 19) held a Community Meeting on School Safety at the Highline... [Read more]

Community Meeting on Mary’s Place buying former Lakeside Milam is May 14

Community Meeting on Mary’s Place buying former Lakeside Milam is May 14

Local non-profit Mary’s Place – which provides housing for homeless women, children, and families – announced that they are exploring the purchase of the former Lakeside Milam Recovery Center... [Read more]

Highline Special Needs PTA Meeting will be Thursday, April 19 at ERAC

Highline Special Needs PTA Meeting will be Thursday, April 19 at ERAC

The next meeting for the Highline Special Needs PTA will be this Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the ERAC Boardroom, 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW. This will be a General Membership Meeting. “Get... [Read more]

WABI Burien’s ‘Weekday Walk’ will be at Nature Trails Park Wed., April 18

WABI Burien’s ‘Weekday Walk’ will be at Nature Trails Park Wed., April 18

From our friends at WABI Burien: Pileated woodpeckers?  Skunk cabbage?  Indian plum trees? All this and more at Nature Trails Park in Normandy Park!  Join WABI Weekday Walkers for our monthly walk on... [Read more]

Does your child know how to dial 9-1-1? King County wants to help them learn

Does your child know how to dial 9-1-1? King County wants to help them learn

King County’s E-911 Program Office is asking parents and caregivers a simple question this April: Does your child know how to call 9-1-1? To find out how prepared the average nine-year-old is to... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition holding Community Meeting on FAA Tuesday, April 24

Quiet Skies Coalition holding Community Meeting on FAA Tuesday, April 24

The Quiet Skies Coalition will be holding a Community Meeting to discuss the latest news on the FAA and airplane noise over Burien on Tuesday, April 24, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Gregory Heights Elementary... [Read more]

WABI Burien wants you – Walking Leaders are needed!

WABI Burien wants you – Walking Leaders are needed!

From our friends at WABI Burien: WABI Burien – Walk/Bike Burien – leads three walks a month and every so often needs a fill-in walk leader. That could be you! What’s involved? Just show up a little... [Read more]

Early Easter and spring break vacation triggers urgent need for blood donors

Early Easter and spring break vacation triggers urgent need for blood donors

The cumulative impact of an early Easter and widespread spring break vacations has triggered a special appeal to donors to help meet urgent patient needs in Northwest hospitals. “A dip in donor collections... [Read more]

Next Community Conversation on School Safety will be Thursday, April 19

Next Community Conversation on School Safety will be Thursday, April 19

In response to recent incidents of violence in our schools and communities, Highline Public Schools is holding conversations with the community around safety. Families, students, staff and community members... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Women’s Self Defense Workshop will be at Seattle Taekwondo Academy April 26

Women’s Self Defense Workshop will be at Seattle Taekwondo Academy April 26

No woman should have to live in fear, but statistics show that as of 1998, an estimated 17.7 million American women had been victims of attempted or completed rape. Young women are especially at risk. Seattle... [Read more]

UPDATE: Quiet Skies Coalition gives update on latest airport related news

UPDATE: Quiet Skies Coalition gives update on latest airport related news

The local Quiet Skies Burien group sent out the following update on Saturday, March 31, 2018: TURNING POINT PART 2 PURPOSE: To ask that you keep three dates open should we need to demonstrate a show of... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Make your health last as long as your life with Joe Piscatella Thurs., April 5

Make your health last as long as your life with Joe Piscatella Thurs., April 5

How can you live a healthy lifestyle in the real world? Joe Piscatella is one of the nation’s foremost experts on the practical science of healthy living. He recently celebrated the 40th anniversary... [Read more]

WABI Burien’s ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will stroll down to Seahurst Beach this Sunday

WABI Burien’s ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will stroll down to Seahurst Beach this Sunday

From our friends at WABI Burien: Begin the month of April with a walk down the wooded hillside to Seahurst Beach. This Sunday, April 1, 2018, our Walk-n-Talk will start at the top of the hill and start... [Read more]

Donate blood, get a FREE sub sandwich Friday at Five Corners Shopping Center

Donate blood, get a FREE sub sandwich Friday at Five Corners Shopping Center

Donate blood and you’ll get a FREE sub sandwich from Jersey Mike’s this Friday, March 30 at the Five Corners Shopping Center. Here are the details: WHAT: Blood drive WHEN: Friday, March 30,... [Read more]

Local Rotarians from Burien & White Center are making international impact

Local Rotarians from Burien & White Center are making international impact

The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center is the sponsor and recipient of a large Rotary International matching grant for a project in the remote Ballia region of India. Residents there have suffered... [Read more]

VIDEO: Local Activist Steve Edmiston’s third ‘Briefing’ to Port of Seattle

VIDEO: Local Activist Steve Edmiston’s third ‘Briefing’ to Port of Seattle

Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston last week provided the third two-minute public-comment segment of his ‘Briefing’ to the Port of Seattle Commissioners. Edmiston is responding to an FAA and... [Read more]

Help clean B-Town at Discover Burien’s Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 28

Help clean B-Town at Discover Burien’s Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 28

Discover Burien’s annual Clean Sweep is a citywide clean-up event, which will take place on Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. – Noon. Volunteers are asked to gather at 8 a.m. at the Burien Fire... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Abundance of Trillium seen during recent WABI Weekday Walk

PHOTOS: Abundance of Trillium seen during recent WABI Weekday Walk

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing an abundance of Trilliums – a sure sign that spring has sprung – seen during a recent WABI Burien Weekday Walk through Walker Preserve in Normandy... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will be at Federal Way City Hall on Wed., March 28

Next Highline Forum will be at Federal Way City Hall on Wed., March 28

The next Highline Forum will be held on Wednesday, March 28, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Federal Way City Hall. At the Forum, members will receive an update from the University of Washington team on the... [Read more]

Two local schools recognized by King County Green Schools Program

Two local schools recognized by King County Green Schools Program

Schools from 35 King County cities and unincorporated areas – including the Burien/White Center area – are reducing waste, increasing recycling, conserving resources, and cutting costs with help from... [Read more]

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DAL Law Firm: What Estate Planning Documents Do You Need?

Sponsored post from Advertiser DAL Law Firm: What Estate Planning Documents Do You Need? Having the proper estate planning documents in place can ensure that your assets and family and protected and taken... [Read more]

Facilitated Community Conversations on Guns at Burien Library March 27

Facilitated Community Conversations on Guns at Burien Library March 27

Real Talk is a monthly gathering space where folks talk about topics that are current, trending and important to you, such as the latest headline or hashtag. “Share your perspective, learn from... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Burien must have a transparent discussion about the Tacoma LNG plant’

LETTER: ‘Burien must have a transparent discussion about the Tacoma LNG plant’

[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:] To all residents of Burien, The city... [Read more]

Residents at Merrill Gardens petition City, will be getting crosswalk soon

Residents at Merrill Gardens petition City, will be getting crosswalk soon

Street view shows where a crosswalk would go across SW 150th Street at 5th Ave SW near Merrill Gardens. Burien Public Works recently received a petition signed by 89 residents at Merrill Gardens requesting... [Read more]