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Earling ‘Bub’ & Eva Lauritz will celebrate 74 years of marriage on Thursday!

Earling ‘Bub’ & Eva Lauritz will celebrate 74 years of marriage on Thursday!

Seniors at Village Concepts of Burien – El Dorado West (an Advertiser) will gather together this Valentine’s Day to celebrate Earling “Bub” and Eva Lauritz’s 74 years of marriage! The couple... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Good Bootlegger’ Smith Tower event postponed 1 month due to weather

UPDATE: ‘Good Bootlegger’ Smith Tower event postponed 1 month due to weather

Due to inclement weather, Monday’s ‘The Good Bootlegger’ presentation at the Smith Tower has been postponed one month, and will instead begin its three-part series on Monday, March... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Saying goodbye to the beloved ol’ Viaduct one more time

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Saying goodbye to the beloved ol’ Viaduct one more time

On Saturday, Feb. 2, around 100,000 people walked, ran, hung out and cherished the historic Alaskan Way Viaduct one last time, as well as checked out the sleek new SR 99 Tunnel for the first time. It was... [Read more]

Final design of new Highline High School will be unveiled on Thursday, Feb. 7

Final design of new Highline High School will be unveiled on Thursday, Feb. 7

Community members, staff, families and alumni are all invited to join Bassetti Architects and the Highline Public Schools design review committee to see the final design of the new Highline High School,... [Read more]

Upthegrove resigns, Nancy Salguero McKay takes over at Historical Society

Upthegrove resigns, Nancy Salguero McKay takes over at Historical Society

Cyndi Upthegrove at a Highline Historical Society meeting in Dec., 2018. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Cyndi Upthgegrove announced that she has resigned her position as Managing Trustee of the Highline Historical... [Read more]

Local Filmmakers presenting 3-part ‘Good Bootlegger’ series at Smith Tower

Local Filmmakers presenting 3-part ‘Good Bootlegger’ series at Smith Tower

Seattle has its fair share of stories to add to Prohibition lore, having given rise to one of the most successful bootleggers in Pacific Northwest history – Roy Olmstead – and local filmmakers will... [Read more]

Normandy Park Dairy Queen demolished to make way for new Starbucks

Normandy Park Dairy Queen demolished to make way for new Starbucks

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Demolition began Monday, Jan. 21 on the old Dairy Queen building located at 17827 1st Ave South in Normandy Park near the QFC. This location will next serve... [Read more]

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We are re-posting this column (originally run Nov. 2, 2008) in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, whose life and work we celebrate today:]“When machines and computers,... [Read more]

Walk on the Viaduct and new Tunnel on Sat., Feb. 2

Walk on the Viaduct and new Tunnel on Sat., Feb. 2

From our friends at WABI Burien: The Viaduct is closed! The Tunnel is opening.The City of Seattle has planned an event-filled weekend of Step Forward fun. PLEASE NOTE: Remaining tickets are extremely... [Read more]

‘Seattle Now & Then’ Author Talk & Book Signing will be Thursday, Jan. 31

‘Seattle Now & Then’ Author Talk & Book Signing will be Thursday, Jan. 31

The Rotary Club of Burien White Center will be holding an evening with author and photographer Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard as they present ‘Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred’... [Read more]

Cleanse yourself at the 2019 Polar Bear Plunge on Three Tree Point Tuesday!

Cleanse yourself at the 2019 Polar Bear Plunge on Three Tree Point Tuesday!

Here’s a great, fun way to brrrrrring in the New Year – at Noon on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, dive into Puget Sound at the fun-filled annual Polar Bear Plunge in the 3500 block of 172nd SW Street... [Read more]

Burien Elks donate free dictionaries to third graders at Bow Lake Elementary

Burien Elks donate free dictionaries to third graders at Bow Lake Elementary

10,000 Reasons to Give Third grade students at Bow Lake Elementary were smiling Monday afternoon (Dec. 10) after receiving free dictionaries from the Burien Elks #2143. The Dictionary Project was founded... [Read more]

Happy Birthday to us – 11 years ago today, The B-Town Blog started publishing!

Happy Birthday to us – 11 years ago today, The B-Town Blog started publishing!

Happy 11th Birthday to Us! We Love You! Eleven years ago today – on Dec. 11, 2007 – we pushed the “Publish” button for the first time on The B-Town Blog, with the hopes of providing an... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking nominations for ‘Citizen of the Year’; deadline is Feb. 15

City of Burien seeking nominations for ‘Citizen of the Year’; deadline is Feb. 15

The City of Burien is now accepting Nominations for its 2019 ‘Citizen of the Year’ award, with a deadline to submit of Feb. 15, 2019. “Do you know someone who has improved the quality... [Read more]

After 16 years, Para Los Niños Executive Director Lupita Torrez is stepping down

After 16 years, Para Los Niños Executive Director Lupita Torrez is stepping down

Para Los Niños Executive Director Lupita Torrez announced Thursday (Dec. 6) that she is stepping down from the Burien non-profit. Torrez has led the organization since 2002. “I am very thankful... [Read more]