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‘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]

Longtime Seahurst resident Margaret M. Kennedy has passed; memorial is Aug. 4

Longtime Seahurst resident Margaret M. Kennedy has passed; memorial is Aug. 4

Longtime Seahurst resident Margaret M. Kennedy passed away on July 7 at 97 years of age. She taught at Highline College and was much loved by family, friends and students. A remembrance celebration... [Read more]

VIDEO: Seafair Pirates make surprise landing at Burien’s Three Tree Point

VIDEO: Seafair Pirates make surprise landing at Burien’s Three Tree Point

Perhaps they got lost while en route to their annual landing at Alki Beach…but on Saturday, July 7, the Seattle Seafair Pirates landed at Burien’s Three Tree Point! Maybe they had heard about... [Read more]

THANKS READERS – June 2018 Blog traffic stats up +23% / +33% over 2017!

THANKS READERS – June 2018 Blog traffic stats up +23% / +33% over 2017!

Website traffic for The B-Town Blog during the month of June, 2018 was up over +23% – with impressions up +33% – over the same period in 2017, according to independent statistics from Google Analytics: Check... [Read more]

City’s second Eagle Landing Park community meeting will be Thurs., July 19

City’s second Eagle Landing Park community meeting will be Thurs., July 19

The City of Burien announced that it will be holding another Community Meeting on Eagle Landing Park (and its failing stairs) on Thursday, July 19, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in City Hall. This will be the city’s... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this national holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Community celebrates nation’s first UFO & ‘Man In Black’ sighting

VIDEO: Community celebrates nation’s first UFO & ‘Man In Black’ sighting

Hosted in Des Moines by the Woodmont Country Club, the Maury Island Incident Historical Society’s Annual 2018 Meeting was highlighted recently with a solstice-sunset bonfire and “burning of the saucer,”... [Read more]

Burien’s 97th Independence Day Parade is the oldest in King County

Burien’s 97th Independence Day Parade is the oldest in King County

Proudly in its 97th year, the city of Burien’s 4th of July Independence day parade – sponsored by PCC Community Markets and Yarington Funeral Home – is the oldest and one of the best attended in... [Read more]

Former Fire Chief Russ Pritchard brings baseball back to the community

Former Fire Chief Russ Pritchard brings baseball back to the community

By Payton Dineen For the past three years, Mel Olson Stadium in White Center has been the home of the Highline Bears summer collegiate baseball team. Every summer since 2015, upwards of 600 fans have... [Read more]

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]