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Highline Alumni Association inducts Coach Stark, 2 others into Hall of Fame

Highline Alumni Association inducts Coach Stark, 2 others into Hall of Fame

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following Sports story is sponsored by the Kenner Dental Group: Every year the Highline Alumni Association chooses at least two athletes and one coach or staff member to be inducted... [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]

Volunteers needed to help awesome local art project this Saturday in Des Moines!

Volunteers needed to help awesome local art project this Saturday in Des Moines!

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Don’t miss your chance to learn from a Master Artist while collaborating to create a work of art that will be permanently displayed along Des Moines’ beautiful... [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]

Burien’s fantástico ‘<i>Dia de los Muertos</i>‘ Celebration will be Friday, Nov. 2

Burien’s fantástico ‘Dia de los Muertos‘ Celebration will be Friday, Nov. 2

Burien’s fantástico, annual Day of the Dead Celebration – Dia de los Muertos – will be held on Friday, Nov 2, 2018, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. “Ven a celebrar la... [Read more]

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of closing of Spanish Castle this coming weekend

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of closing of Spanish Castle this coming weekend

‘Spanish Castle Magic’ is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Spanish Castle Ballroom, and it’ll be held this coming weekend – Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday,... [Read more]

Highline Heritage Museum seeking Teens for Advisory Committee

Highline Heritage Museum seeking Teens for Advisory Committee

Are you between 14 – 18 years old? Are you looking for a place where you can express yourself? Let the Highline Historical Society know – they’re forming a Teen Advisory Committee! “We... [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]

Highline High School’s Class of 1978 holding 40th Reunion Saturday, Oct. 13

Highline High School’s Class of 1978 holding 40th Reunion Saturday, Oct. 13

Highline High School’s Class of 1978 will be holding its 40th Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 – 11:00 PM at The Cove in Normandy Park. Cost is $40.00 per person. Organizers say: “It... [Read more]

SoCo Culture’s ‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series kicks off tonight in Des Moines

SoCo Culture’s ‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series kicks off tonight in Des Moines

SoCo Culture’s Engaging Trees Speaker Series, which explores the vital role of trees in our lives begins TONIGHT – Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 – in Des Moines. This free event will include a panel... [Read more]

LETTER: Ex-Councilmember: ‘It would be easier to site another airport in the state’

LETTER: Ex-Councilmember: ‘It would be easier to site another airport in the state’

[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:] The attached Scoping comments (download... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help at new Highline Heritage Museum

Volunteers needed to help at new Highline Heritage Museum

Volunteers are needed to help at the new Highline Heritage Museum, beginning this Friday, Sept. 14. Nancy Salguero McKay, the Curator of Collections, is seeking help: PACKING: People interested in carefully... [Read more]

I-beam recovered from World Trade Center on display at Burien Fire Station

I-beam recovered from World Trade Center on display at Burien Fire Station

To commemorate the 17th anniversary of the 911 attacks, on Tuesday (Sept. 11), the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department dedicated a segment of an I-beam recovered from the World Trade Center in New York... [Read more]

‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series will hold programs on Sept. 19 & Oct. 13

‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series will hold programs on Sept. 19 & Oct. 13

The story behind this historic tree in downtown Des Moines can be found on SoCoCulture.org’s crowd-sourced story-map – and the tree is just steps away from the Des Moines Oddfellows Hall, venue for... [Read more]

Copyright violation causes Sylvester Middle School to create new mascot, logo

Copyright violation causes Sylvester Middle School to create new mascot, logo

Buh bye, Sylvester the Cat 🙁 Burien’s Sylvester Middle School has used a logo and mascot featuring ‘Sylvester the Cat’ (pictured above) from the Warner Brothers’ Looney Toons... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Burien’s Alturas apartment complex has been sold

B-TOWN BIZ: Burien’s Alturas apartment complex has been sold

This week, the 543-unit Alturas Apartments – located at 1101 SW 139th Street in Burien – was sold by Fowler Property Acquisitions, and will now be managed by Forty2, LLC. Fowler Property Acquisitions... [Read more]

‘Chief for a Day’ celebration coming to Burien today – Thursday, Aug. 16

‘Chief for a Day’ celebration coming to Burien today – Thursday, Aug. 16

The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center (WSCJTC) will hold its ‘Chief for a Day’ celebration today – Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 – marking the 20th anniversary of this event. If... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Antonia Lee Stegin ‘Toni’

OBITUARY: Antonia Lee Stegin ‘Toni’

OBITUARY: Antonia Lee Stegin “Toni” Celebration of Life on Sunday, August 26, 2018 @ 1:00pm Des Moines Yacht Club, 22737 Marine View Drive South, Des Moines, WA 98198 Antonia Lee Stegin – otherwise... [Read more]

JOB: Poet-in-Residence sought for Burien

JOB: Poet-in-Residence sought for Burien

Have a way with words? Are you a versatile verse-writer? Burien wants YOU! A new ‘Poet-in-Residence’ for Burien will “explore and interact with the community during the fall of 2018,... [Read more]

OBIT: Walter Lynn Edmiston passed away July 20, 2018; memorial will be Aug. 25

OBIT: Walter Lynn Edmiston passed away July 20, 2018; memorial will be Aug. 25

Walter Lynn Edmiston In the presence of his loving wife and family members, Walter Edmiston died peacefully on July 20, 2018, following complications from surgery and a fight against cancer that stretched... [Read more]

OBIT: My beloved Mom – Marilyn Jean Schaefer – passed away July 18, 2018

OBIT: My beloved Mom – Marilyn Jean Schaefer – passed away July 18, 2018

By Scott Schaefer (with help from his sisters) Founder/Publisher My beloved Mom – Marilyn Jean (nee Martin) Schaefer – a longtime West Seattle resident, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2018 at... [Read more]

VIDEO: City of Burien recommends removing Eagle Landing Park stairs

VIDEO: City of Burien recommends removing Eagle Landing Park stairs

At a Community Meeting on July 19, City of Burien staff announced that they are recommending the removal of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park, “due to hillside instability and hazardous hillside conditions.” The... [Read more]

Highline Medical Center celebrates 60th Anniversary with Teddy Bear Clinic

Highline Medical Center celebrates 60th Anniversary with Teddy Bear Clinic

CHI Franciscan’s Highline Medical Center celebrated its 60th anniversary on Friday, July 20, 2018. The event recognized the high-quality care provided by Highline Medical Center employees since 1958.... [Read more]

PHOTOS: New International Arrivals facility under construction at Sea-Tac

PHOTOS: New International Arrivals facility under construction at Sea-Tac

Story & Photos by Elston Hill The Port of Seattle is building a new, expanded international arrivals facility at Sea-Tac Airport. The current 1970s vintage facility in the south terminal is inadequate... [Read more]