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REMINDER: Highline Heritage Museum Ribbon Cutting is FRIDAY at 4 p.m.!

REMINDER: Highline Heritage Museum Ribbon Cutting is FRIDAY at 4 p.m.!

REMINDER: The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration of the Highline Heritage Museum is this FRIDAY, June 14, 2019, from 4 – 6 p.m.! The new museum is located on the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW... [Read more]

FLASHBACK: Happy 10th Anniversary Burien City Hall/Library/Town Square!

FLASHBACK: Happy 10th Anniversary Burien City Hall/Library/Town Square!

Ten years ago today, on a bright and sunny Saturday, June 13, 2009, Burien Town Square/City Hall/Library celebrated its grand opening! Here’s a flashback to a story we did about it, with photos and... [Read more]

4th of July Major Taylor Criterium Bike Race returning to Burien after three years

4th of July Major Taylor Criterium Bike Race returning to Burien after three years

The 4th of July Major Taylor Criterium Bike Race is returning to Burien after three years! The race has long been a Burien tradition, and this year will be the 41st edition. Organizers tell us that the... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of new Highline Heritage Museum, which opens Friday!

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of new Highline Heritage Museum, which opens Friday!

On Saturday night, June 8, a sneak preview of the brand new Highline Heritage Museum was held for volunteers and community members, including Elston Hill, who shares some great photos below. “We... [Read more]

Bring scissors to the Highline Heritage Museum Ribbon Cutting on Fri., June 14!

Bring scissors to the Highline Heritage Museum Ribbon Cutting on Fri., June 14!

Discover Burien and the Seattle Southside Chamber are teaming up to lend a hand (or a pair of scissors) to the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration of the Highline Heritage Museum on Friday, June... [Read more]

See ‘The Maury Island Incident’ FREE at McMenamins Elks Temple Tues., July 2!

See ‘The Maury Island Incident’ FREE at McMenamins Elks Temple Tues., July 2!

Your next – and FREE – chance to see the award-winning, locally shot and produced film “The Maury Island Incident” will be Tuesday, July 2 at the amazingly restored McMenamins Elks Temple... [Read more]

Dedication of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park will be this Saturday, May 25

Dedication of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park will be this Saturday, May 25

From our friends at the Museum of Flight: For The Community – For The Veterans – For Their Honor Join us on Saturday, May 25 over Memorial Day weekend for the momentous grand opening and dedication... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Over 600 attend final tour/celebration at Highline High School

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Over 600 attend final tour/celebration at Highline High School

More than 600 Highline High School alumni and family members filled the halls of the soon-to-be demolished schools with stories, memories and hugs on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The school will close in June... [Read more]

Bid farewell to the old Highline High School this coming Saturday, May 18!

Bid farewell to the old Highline High School this coming Saturday, May 18!

All are invited to the Highline High School Alumni & Community Day, from 1 – 4 p.m. this coming Saturday, May 18! Bid farewell to the 1924 version of the school, and see the plans for the new school... [Read more]

Boulevard Park Library to celebrate Grand Reopening on Saturday, May 18

Boulevard Park Library to celebrate Grand Reopening on Saturday, May 18

All are invited to join the King County Library System (KCLS), community leaders, Friends of the Library and area residents to celebrate the completion of the newly-renovated Boulevard Park Library on... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>We Stand with Small Business</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: We Stand with Small Business

We Stand with Small Business By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Our Chamber was founded on the belief that we are better and stronger together. We were one of the first... [Read more]

Highline Heritage Museum’s Grand Opening Celebration will be Fri., June 14

Highline Heritage Museum’s Grand Opening Celebration will be Fri., June 14

Community Ribbon Cutting, Tour Opportunities, and Giveaways will mark Grand Opening Discover Burien and the Seattle Southside Chamber are inviting all to the Grand Opening Celebration of the Highline... [Read more]

REMINDER: Final ‘Good Bootlegger’ event will be Monday at Smith Tower

REMINDER: Final ‘Good Bootlegger’ event will be Monday at Smith Tower

REMINDER: The final in a three-part presentation series on Roy Olmstead – aka ‘The Good Bootlegger’ – will be held this coming Monday night, May 6 at the historic Smith Tower. Doors open... [Read more]

Final ‘Good Bootlegger’ presentation will be Monday, May 6 at Smith Tower

Final ‘Good Bootlegger’ presentation will be Monday, May 6 at Smith Tower

The final in a three-part presentation series on Roy Olmstead – aka ‘The Good Bootlegger’ – will be held Monday night, May 6 at the historic Smith Tower. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: After 60 years, the Boulevard Park Thriftway will be closing

B-TOWN BIZ: After 60 years, the Boulevard Park Thriftway will be closing

By Scott Schaefer After being in business for 60 years, the Boulevard Park Thriftway will be closing at the end of April or early May, owner Bill Knowles told The B-Town Blog on Monday, April 15. Bill... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from the new Apollo 11 exhibit at Museum of Flight

PHOTOS: Scenes from the new Apollo 11 exhibit at Museum of Flight

Story & Photos by Elston Hill On Thursday (April 11) Jackie and I were privileged to attend the media event promoting the Apollo 11 Mission exhibit at the Museum of Flight, which will run from April... [Read more]

Last tour & celebration of Highline High School will be Saturday, May 18

Last tour & celebration of Highline High School will be Saturday, May 18

All Highline High School alumni and community members are invited for a last tour and celebration of the old school from 1 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Organizers will take a photograph of all alumni... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Grand Opening for new Highline Heritage Museum is June 14

SAVE THE DATE: Grand Opening for new Highline Heritage Museum is June 14

SAVE THE DATE: The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony/party for the new Highline Heritage Museum will be from 4 – 6 p.m.  on Friday, June 14! But this won’t be your usual ribbon cutting... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘In support of the Annex’

LETTER: ‘In support of the Annex’

[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:] In support of the Annex: I read the reporting... [Read more]