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REMINDER: Kennedy to dedicate Baseball Field to Joe Faccone Friday

REMINDER: Kennedy to dedicate Baseball Field to Joe Faccone Friday

This Friday, March 28, Kennedy Catholic High School will dedicate their home baseball field to long-time coach and staff member, Joe Faccone. The field will be re-named Faccone Field. Mr. Faccone was the... [Read more]

VFW seeking local military personnel who served in Iraq or Afghanistan

VFW seeking local military personnel who served in Iraq or Afghanistan

VFW Post 2413 of Burien is attempting to locate military personnel who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and are returning to their home in Burien. “We feel it is time to properly honor them for their... [Read more]

2nd annual ‘Burien UFO Festival’ will crash land in Olde Burien April Fool’s Day

2nd annual ‘Burien UFO Festival’ will crash land in Olde Burien April Fool’s Day

The 2nd annual ‘Burien UFO Festival’ (aka ‘BUFO’) will crash land in Olde Burien on Tuesday, April 1 – April Fool’s Day – beginning at 7 p.m. in and around The Tin Room Bar…

Baseball Field to be dedicated to Joe Faccone at Kennedy on Friday, March 28

Baseball Field to be dedicated to Joe Faccone at Kennedy on Friday, March 28

The new Baseball Field at Kennedy Catholic High School will be dedicated to longtime coach Mr. Joe Faccone (pictured above) on Friday, March 28 at 3:30 p.m., and the public is invited to attend. “Please... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society presents ‘Coming Home: Baseball’s America’

Highline Historical Society presents ‘Coming Home: Baseball’s America’

The Highline Historical Society will be presenting “Coming Home: Baseball’s America” – a free program – at SeaTac City Hall starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23…

STOLEN: Eagle carving at Eagle Landing Park has gone missing

STOLEN: Eagle carving at Eagle Landing Park has gone missing

The Eagle sculpture at Eagle Landing Park – carved by Galen Willis-Eagle – has been stolen, according to Michael Lafreniere, Executive Director of Burien Parks…

PHOTOS: Scenes from Wednesday’s Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl celebration

PHOTOS: Scenes from Wednesday’s Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl celebration

th crowd estimates ranging from 700,000 to 1 million, downtown Seattle was jam-packed with throngs of exuberant 12th Fans celebrating the Seattle Seahawks overwhelmingly awesome Super Bowl victory on Wednesday…

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

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

“When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, militarism and economic exploitation are incapable of being conquered…”

‘Maury Island Incident’ film historical consultants release new book

‘Maury Island Incident’ film historical consultants release new book

Historical consultants to the locally-produced “The Maury Island Incident” film Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson – of the Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore – have released a new... [Read more]

Neighborhood group appeals Burien’s Shoreline Master Program update

Neighborhood group appeals Burien’s Shoreline Master Program update

A Lake Burien neighborhood organization, along with individual petitioners, have filed an appeal challenging the Washington State Department of Ecology’s (DOE) approval and the City’s adoption of the... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society’s ‘Hope in Hard Times’ closes this Saturday

Highline Historical Society’s ‘Hope in Hard Times’ closes this Saturday

The final day for the Highline Historical Society’s popular “Hope in Hard Times” exhibit about the Great Depression will be this Saturday, Jan. 4. The exhibit of Depression-era artifacts has been... [Read more]

POLL: What was the Top Local News Story of 2013? Help us decide!

POLL: What was the Top Local News Story of 2013? Help us decide!

As we do at the end of each year, we do a big “let’s take a look back” post, where we tell you what WE think are the top local news stories of the year. It was a year full of tragic fires, a very... [Read more]

Military Road to be focus of 2014 site-specific Arts projects

Military Road to be focus of 2014 site-specific Arts projects

Two projects focusing on the historical significance of Military Road (see map below) have received site-specific project funding from 4Culture, the cultural services agency that provides arts and heritage... [Read more]

Comment time extended another month for proposed cleanup at Lora Lake sites

Comment time extended another month for proposed cleanup at Lora Lake sites

The Washington State Department of Ecology announced Thursday (Dec. 12) that it is extending the period for public comments at the former Lora Lake Apartments for another month, accepting feedback until... [Read more]

Happy Birthday to us – The B-Town Blog turns 6 years old today!

Happy Birthday to us – The B-Town Blog turns 6 years old today!

Six years ago today (Dec. 11, 2007 to be exact), on a dining room table in a modest home near Three Tree Point, The B-Town Blog first came unto this planet, chock full of hopes and dreams of informing... [Read more]

Burien native Rob Ketcherside releases his first book: ‘Lost Seattle’

Burien native Rob Ketcherside releases his first book: ‘Lost Seattle’

Burien native Rob Ketcherside has released his first book – called “Lost Seattle” – and as big supporters of local Authors and Artists we thought we’d share his good news. Like Eliot... [Read more]

Normandy Christian Church’s ‘Drive-Thru Christmas’ will be Dec. 14–15

Normandy Christian Church’s ‘Drive-Thru Christmas’ will be Dec. 14–15

Normandy Christian Church’s annual Drive-Thru Christmas Story will be Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 – 15, from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This is a fun, classic (especially if you appreciate American... [Read more]

GUEST POST: Remembering C.S. Lewis on the 50th anniversary of his death

GUEST POST: Remembering C.S. Lewis on the 50th anniversary of his death

by Tobin Wilson Pastor, Lake Burien Presbyterian Church November 22, 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the death of one of Christianity’s modern patriarch’s of the faith – C.S. Lewis. This is... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society’s ‘Hope in Hard Times’ celebrates the holidays

Highline Historical Society’s ‘Hope in Hard Times’ celebrates the holidays

The Highline Historical Society invites the community to take a break from holiday shopping and bring friends and family in to see its “Hope in Hard Times” exhibit in December. The exhibit is located... [Read more]

SLIDESHOWS: Air Force One lands at (and leaves) Sea-Tac Airport

SLIDESHOWS: Air Force One lands at (and leaves) Sea-Tac Airport

President Obama arrived at Sea-Tac Airport on Sunday, Nov. 24 to take part in two fundraisers, and Photographer Francis Zera was on hand to take these photos as Air Force One touched down: Click to Play... [Read more]

Local man Tim Leahy was in Dallas when JFK was shot

Local man Tim Leahy was in Dallas when JFK was shot

[EDITOR'S NOTE: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we're re-running this story we first published on Nov. 22, 2008:] by Janet Grella It is often agreed... [Read more]

Burien Parks chooses ‘Miller Creek Trail’ as name for new trail in NERA

Burien Parks chooses ‘Miller Creek Trail’ as name for new trail in NERA

Burien Parks on Wednesday (Nov. 20) announced that they have selected “Miller Creek Trail” as the name for the City’s new trail property located in the Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA), a 158-acre... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society to host ‘It’s About Time’ workshops

Highline Historical Society to host ‘It’s About Time’ workshops

In conjunction with its “Hope in Hard Times” exhibit, the Highline Historical Society will be presenting a free workshop series on saving family treasures, tracing your family tree, caring for the... [Read more]

Local Boy Scouts to retire American Flag with Honors Monday

Local Boy Scouts to retire American Flag with Honors Monday

Boy Scout Troop 375 – chartered by Burien’s St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church – will be holding an American flag retirement ceremony on Monday – Veterans Day, Nov. 11 – at 4 p.m. on Alki... [Read more]

PANORAMA: ‘Hope In Hard Times’ Exhibit Now Open

PANORAMA: ‘Hope In Hard Times’ Exhibit Now Open

Have you made time to stop and visit the Highline Historical Society’s “Hope in Hard Times” pop-up museum on SW 153rd Street? Originally developed by the Washington State History Museum, the... [Read more]

Free Art Walk in Des Moines this Saturday

Free Art Walk in Des Moines this Saturday

Join fellow art-lovers this Saturday, Oct. 26, for a FREE Art Walk to enjoy the Public Art of Des Moines! Meet at the entrance to the Des Moines Library (21620 11th Avenue South), at 10 a.m. to have... [Read more]