Health & Wellness Section

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

On April 30, two dozen breast cancer survivors will show their strength as they model the newest spring trends during Style ’15, Northwest Hope & Healing’s 13th Annual Fashion Show Benefit. The... [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]

PHOTOS: Burien Parks’ 360-degree views of Seahurst Park

PHOTOS: Burien Parks’ 360-degree views of Seahurst Park

Our friends at Burien Parks recently shot and created some pretty cool 360-degree photos of Seahurst Park, which may inspire you to make a trip – in real life! – out to one of our city’s wonderful... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien Parks’ ‘Wellness Fiesta’  is Saturday at Community Center

REMINDER: Burien Parks’ ‘Wellness Fiesta’ is Saturday at Community Center

REMINDER: The Burien Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to attend its FREE Wellness Fiesta this Saturday, April 18 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. This free, family... [Read more]

Highline Premier FC tryouts now open for boys & girls

Highline Premier FC tryouts now open for boys & girls

Highline Premier FC is now hosting tryouts for aspiring youths and teens to develop their soccer playing skills at a higher competitive level than recreational soccer. Tryout registration is now open... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools first in county to install bus stop ‘paddle cameras’

Highline Public Schools first in county to install bus stop ‘paddle cameras’

Highline Public Schools announced on Monday (April 13) that it will be the first school district in King County to implement a school bus stop paddle camera enforcement program. The cameras, which... [Read more]

COLUMN: Seeing Downtown Burien through different eyes

COLUMN: Seeing Downtown Burien through different eyes

by Marlaina Lieberg On March 16, 2015, I began to see downtown Burien through very different eyes. That is the day my new Guide Dogs for the Blind guide, Nisha, arrived. Typically, the blind handler goes... [Read more]

‘Weekday Walk’ through Normandy Park’s Walker Preserve on Wed., April 15

‘Weekday Walk’ through Normandy Park’s Walker Preserve on Wed., April 15

Join the WABI Weekday Walkers for a beautiful spring walk on Wednesday, April 15 starting at 9 a.m. at Walker Preserve, a little known park in Normandy Park. The walk is about three miles, with some muddy... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Celebrate a ‘Waste-Free Earth Day’ at The Recology Store on Saturday, April 18

Celebrate a ‘Waste-Free Earth Day’ at The Recology Store on Saturday, April 18

Advertiser Recology will be holding a ‘Waste-Free Earth Day’ event on Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Recology Store located at Five Corners Plaza. You can learn more... [Read more]

Sylvester Middle School students help plant trees at Burien’s Arbor Day event

Sylvester Middle School students help plant trees at Burien’s Arbor Day event

Ben Thompson (left) and Nancy Tosta with ‘Tree City USA’ Flag. Sylvester Middle School students (left to right): Logan Lemieux, Jeremiah Harding, Brian Phuong, Joanne Robson and Mira Stemen. Deputy... [Read more]

Two diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) at Mt. Rainier High School

Two diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) at Mt. Rainier High School

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Two cases of active tuberculosis (TB) at Mt. Rainier High School in Des Moines are being investigated, Public Health – Seattle and King County reported on Saturday,... [Read more]

‘Wellness Fiesta’ will be at Burien Community Center on Saturday, April 18

‘Wellness Fiesta’ will be at Burien Community Center on Saturday, April 18

The Burien Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to attend its upcoming ‘Wellness Fiesta’ on Saturday, April 18 from 1 – 4 p.m., at the Burien Community Center. This free,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post With the cut of a ribbon, Blissful Knead opens new massage spa on Ambaum

With the cut of a ribbon, Blissful Knead opens new massage spa on Ambaum

A ribbon cutting ceremony last week officially opened Advertiser Blissful Knead, a new premium massage spa & skincare bar located at 15513 Ambaum Blvd SW, Suite A in Burien. As part of their grand... [Read more]

YETI Summer Camps start soon

YETI Summer Camps start soon

Sleep under the stars this summer at a YETI camp! YETI summer camps are targeted to the most adventuresome of kids.  Each camp is customized by the YETI Master leading the camp, so you can be sure they... [Read more]

Volunteer Chore Services seeking Volunteers to help with local chores

Volunteer Chore Services seeking Volunteers to help with local chores

Volunteer Chore Services is looking for volunteers to assist with “chores” for low income seniors and the disabled in King County. Volunteering includes help with housework, yard care, minor home repair,... [Read more]

Burien joins ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign, will install new exercise attraction this Spring

Burien joins ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign, will install new exercise attraction this Spring

Burien has officially become a “Let’s Move City” by committing to the obesity prevention initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, the city announced on Wednesday, March 25. The City Council... [Read more]

4th annual ‘Burien Bites’ food fundraiser will be Thursday, April 9

4th annual ‘Burien Bites’ food fundraiser will be Thursday, April 9

Burien Bites – one of Burien’s most delectable events of the year – is returning on Thursday, April 9, from 5 – 9 p.m.! The event will be held at HomeTask, located at 611 SW 152nd Street. SCHEDULE: 5... [Read more]

UPDATE: Thursday’s ‘Foodshed Project’ meeting has been CANCELLED

UPDATE: Thursday’s ‘Foodshed Project’ meeting has been CANCELLED

UPDATE March 24, 2015: This event has been cancelled. If it is re-scheduled, we’ll do a new post. The third Conversation for the Burien Foodshed Project will be Thursday, March 26th at 6 p.m. at... [Read more]

‘April Pools Day’ coming to the Tukwila Pool on Saturday, April 18

‘April Pools Day’ coming to the Tukwila Pool on Saturday, April 18

From our sister site The Tukwila Blog: ‘April Pools Day’ is coming to the Tukwila Pool on Saturday, April 18, from 1 – 3 p.m., and all are invited! For more info, read the full story here.  Read More →

Next Burien Foodshed Project meeting will be Thursday, March 26

Next Burien Foodshed Project meeting will be Thursday, March 26

The third Conversation for the Burien Foodshed Project will be Thursday, March 26th at 6 p.m. at The Mark Restaurant’s Banquet Room, located at 918 SW 152nd Street. Do you care where your food... [Read more]

Concerned about airport growth? Opportunity to comment will be March 24

Concerned about airport growth? Opportunity to comment will be March 24

On Tuesday, March 24, the public will be allowed to comment on the long-term plan for airport growth that will increase take-offs and landings by more than 50 percent over the next 20 years. Forecasts... [Read more]

Burien City Council endorses grant request to save Bel-R Greenhouses

Burien City Council endorses grant request to save Bel-R Greenhouses

The Bel-R Greenhouses are located at 12415 5th Place SW in Burien. by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council has voted to become a partner in seeking a grant to save and develop the Bel-R Greenhouses in northeast... [Read more]

Over 200 pounds of trash picked up during Seahurst Park cleanup last month

Over 200 pounds of trash picked up during Seahurst Park cleanup last month

Over 200 pounds of trash was collected throughout Seahurst Park on Friday, Feb. 20, with help from folks at the Environmental Science Center (ESC), the City of Burien, AVID students from Highline High... [Read more]

Sponsored Post ‘Be a Leader. Save a Life.’ Lifeguarding classes starts at Matt Griffin YMCA April 6

‘Be a Leader. Save a Life.’ Lifeguarding classes starts at Matt Griffin YMCA April 6

Develop leadership skills, increase life skills, learn life saving skills and develop professionalism in YMCA Lifeguarding, with classes starting April 6. The course offers up-to-date information on how... [Read more]

Try out Fitness & Zumba classes at Burien Community Center for FREE in April

Try out Fitness & Zumba classes at Burien Community Center for FREE in April

Between April 13-18, community members can try out fitness classes at the Burien Community Center for FREE! “I’d particularly like to invite people to visit my Zumba class on Monday April 13... [Read more]

Senior Services seeking nominations for ‘Inspire Positive Aging Award’ by April 27

Senior Services seeking nominations for ‘Inspire Positive Aging Award’ by April 27

Local non-profit Senior Services is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Inspire Positive Aging Award, with a deadline set for April 27, 2015. Nomination forms are available at www.inspire-award.org.... [Read more]

PHOTOS/RESULTS: Under soaking, soggy skies, Cove to Clover shines through

PHOTOS/RESULTS: Under soaking, soggy skies, Cove to Clover shines through

17-year old Marques Chacon leads his twin brother Matthew at the top of Snake Hill at Sunday’s Cove to Clover race. Marques went on to win the race with a time of 18:12. Story & Photos by Scott... [Read more]