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SoCoCulture and local Artist team up to document culturally significant trees

SoCoCulture and local Artist team up to document culturally significant trees

Artist Katherine Wimble Fox and the South King County Cultural Coalition (SoCoCulture) announced this week an open call to the public to contribute to the crowd-sourced, online, interactive Forest for... [Read more]

Longtime Burien Resident Kenneth Lee Coole has passed; memorial is July 1

Longtime Burien Resident Kenneth Lee Coole has passed; memorial is July 1

Longtime Burien Resident Kenneth Lee Coole lost his battle with cancer on May 29, 2018. Born 03/15/1947, Ken graduated from Cleveland High School in 1965. He enlisted in the Army in 1967 and went to Vietnam... [Read more]

Historic Highline High entrance to be rebuilt with original brick and terra cotta

Historic Highline High entrance to be rebuilt with original brick and terra cotta

The new Highline High School (HHS) will reopen in the fall of 2021 with its grand main entrance reconstructed using the original brick and terra cotta, Highline Public Schools announced Monday, May 21.... [Read more]

VIDEO: City of Burien holds Community Meeting on Eagle Landing Park

VIDEO: City of Burien holds Community Meeting on Eagle Landing Park

On Thursday, May 17, the City of Burien held a Community Meeting about Eagle Landing Park at City Hall to discuss issues about the failed stairs, as well as listen to public comments. The meeting –... [Read more]

City Manager makes surprise appearance at Eagle Landing Park info seminar

City Manager makes surprise appearance at Eagle Landing Park info seminar

Story, Photos & Audio by Scott Schaefer On Wednesday night, May 16, around 30 residents – including a surprise appearance by Burien City Manager Brian Wilson – gathered in the back of Marlaina’s... [Read more]

Resident will unveil proposal to retrofit Eagle Landing Stairs at meeting tonight

Resident will unveil proposal to retrofit Eagle Landing Stairs at meeting tonight

Seahurst resident John White plans to present a retrofitting plan that would shore up the unstable piers of Eagle Landing Park’s stairs at tonight’s informational seminar, which starts at 7 p.m.... [Read more]

LETTER: John White fires back – with documentation – at City of Burien

LETTER: John White fires back – with documentation – at City of Burien

[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. This ‘arguing via letters on the... [Read more]

Marlaina Lieberg has passed away; memorial is Tuesday at St. Francis

Marlaina Lieberg has passed away; memorial is Tuesday at St. Francis

Marlaina Lieberg 1949 – 2018 Donna Veno Age 69 Marlaina Lieberg, beloved wife, sister and friend passed away in the early hours of May 11, 2018. She was born on October 2nd, 1949 in Boston and travelled... [Read more]

Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum’s FREE ‘Hydro Fever’ Open House is May 19

Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum’s FREE ‘Hydro Fever’ Open House is May 19

The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum will be hosting its annual Hydro Fever Open House on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is FREE. Come and see your favorite vintage hydroplanes... [Read more]

Dino Josie of Kennedy Catholic will coach last fastpitch game Thursday, May 3

Dino Josie of Kennedy Catholic will coach last fastpitch game Thursday, May 3

Today – Thursday, May 3 – the Kennedy Catholic High School community will celebrate the only man to ever lead the fastpitch team – Dino Josie will be stepping down at the close of this season, his... [Read more]

Seattle Police Department trains at Burien’s Sunnydale School Thursday

Seattle Police Department trains at Burien’s Sunnydale School Thursday

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells Officers from the Seattle Police Department were training Thursday afternoon (April 19) at Sunnydale Elementary School, located at 15631 Des Moines Memorial Drive in... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Construction at Airport’s North Satellite Modernization Project

PHOTOS: Construction at Airport’s North Satellite Modernization Project

Story & Photos by Elston Hill The North Satellite Modernization Project is the expansion and renovation of the 45-year-old North Satellite facility at Sea-Tac Airport. We were privileged to take a... [Read more]

PHOTOS: It was a cool and misty night at the 2018 Burien UFO Festival

PHOTOS: It was a cool and misty night at the 2018 Burien UFO Festival

Story & Photos by Julie Newcombe It was a cool and misty night — fewer sightings (and photos due to rain) than BUFO 2016, but that didn’t put a damper on the festivities — alien life forms,... [Read more]

Got your tix yet? Burien UFO Festival is this THURSDAY in Olde Burien!

Got your tix yet? Burien UFO Festival is this THURSDAY in Olde Burien!

Got your tickets yet? The Burien UFO Festival is returning this THURSDAY, APRIL 5 after a one-year abduction… SPEAKERS ARE NEW THIS YEAR! Expert guest speakers and authors will give live UFO-related... [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]

Burien UFO Festival will feature guest speakers for first time on Thurs., April 5

Burien UFO Festival will feature guest speakers for first time on Thurs., April 5

The Burien UFO Festival is returning on Thursday, April 5 after a one-year hiatus (some say abduction), and new this year will be guest speakers giving presentations in The Tin Theater. This fun annual... [Read more]

Para los Niños named Burien’s 2018 ‘Citizen of the Year’

Para los Niños named Burien’s 2018 ‘Citizen of the Year’

At their March 5, 2018 meeting, the Burien City Council selected the nonprofit organization Para los Niños as its 2018 ‘Citizen of the Year.’ The Council received 14 submissions, the most... [Read more]

Historical Society to showcase local prohibition legacy this Saturday, Mar. 17

Historical Society to showcase local prohibition legacy this Saturday, Mar. 17

The Historical Society of Federal Way will kick off St. Patrick’s Day with a party, presentation, and fundraiser this Saturday, March 17, all focused upon bootlegging legend Roy Olmstead’s life... [Read more]

Area Students will join ‘March for Our Lives’ protest in Seattle March 24

Area Students will join ‘March for Our Lives’ protest in Seattle March 24

A group of local high school students are organizing the Seattle branch of the nationwide ‘March for Our Lives’ protest, which will take place on Saturday, March 24, on Capitol Hill. A coalition... [Read more]

Highline Heritage Museum Fundraising Auction is online now

Highline Heritage Museum Fundraising Auction is online now

The Highline Heritage Museum is running an online auction to help raise funds for exhibit development in its new museum. “Local businesses and individuals have donated items that we hope you will... [Read more]

Burien UFO Festival will abduct Olde Burien on Thursday, April 5!

Burien UFO Festival will abduct Olde Burien on Thursday, April 5!

The Burien UFO Festival will abduct Olde Burien on Thursday, April 5, 2018, inviting UFO enthusiasts, skeptics and aliens to join in the celebration of all things otherworldly, inspired by ‘The... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Burien kicks off 25th year with celebration Monday night

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Burien kicks off 25th year with celebration Monday night

The City of Burien kicked off its 25th Anniversary year with a celebration at the Community Center on Monday night, Feb. 26. Burien won’t officially turn 25 until 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 28, but it’s never too early to start celebrating, right…?

Potential purchasers of historic Landmark on the Sound holding Open House Sat.

Potential purchasers of historic Landmark on the Sound holding Open House Sat.

The new ‘potential purchasers’ of Des Moines’ historic Landmark on the Sound will be holding an Open House this coming Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. This historic property... [Read more]

Significant new oversight measures for 4Culture proposed by King Co. Council

Significant new oversight measures for 4Culture proposed by King Co. Council

By Virginia Wright There is a very important piece of legislation before the King County Council right now which could have a profound impact on the local cultural economy: arts and heritage organizations,... [Read more]