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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]

Legendary Kennedy Catholic Baseball Coach Joe Faccone has passed away

Legendary Kennedy Catholic Baseball Coach Joe Faccone has passed away

Photo courtesy Kennedy Catholic High School. This week, Kennedy Catholic High School lost a legend when longtime head baseball coach Joe Faccone passed away. Joe taught and coached baseball at the school... [Read more]

RESIDENT PROFILES: Lee Hottell

RESIDENT PROFILES: Lee Hottell

EDITOR’S NOTE: ‘Resident Profiles’ is a new column that features profiles of residents of our area. If you have a suggestion for someone you think should be featured, please email [email protected] By... [Read more]

Next ‘Good Bootlegger’ presentation will be Monday, April 1 at Smith Tower

Next ‘Good Bootlegger’ presentation will be Monday, April 1 at Smith Tower

The next ‘Good Bootlegger’ presentation on historic, 1920s Seattle-area bootlegger Roy Olmstead will be held at the Smith Tower on Monday, April 1. This will be the second of a three-part... [Read more]

Longtime resident Ed Dacy has passed; memorial will be this Wednesday, Mar. 13

Longtime resident Ed Dacy has passed; memorial will be this Wednesday, Mar. 13

UPDATE: The memorial for Ed Dacy will be at 11 a.m. – NOT 10 a.m. – this Wednesday, Mar. 13 at St. Bernadette’s Church. Longtime resident and community activist Ed Dacy, 66, passed away on Feb.... [Read more]

SOS: Three Tree Point Fireworks may be canceled, and organizers need help!

SOS: Three Tree Point Fireworks may be canceled, and organizers need help!

Our friends at the Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund are seeking the community’s help: Dear Burien and Normandy Park residents, We are writing this letter to ask for your support with this year’s... [Read more]

Cyndi Upthegrove unanimously chosen by City Council as ‘Citizen of the Year’

Cyndi Upthegrove unanimously chosen by City Council as ‘Citizen of the Year’

Cyndi Upthegrove at a Highline Historical Society meeting in Dec., 2018. Cyndi Upthegrove was unanimously chosen by the Burien City Council as its 2019 ‘Citizen of the Year’ at Monday night’s... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Actress Linda Evans to appear at Burien’s El Dorado West on Wed., Mar. 27

Actress Linda Evans to appear at Burien’s El Dorado West on Wed., Mar. 27

Award winning actress Linda Evans will headline an evening of wine, hors d’ouvres and book-signing at Advertiser El Dorado West/Village Concepts of Burien starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Mayor holds press conference at Burien City Hall denouncing hate

VIDEO: Mayor holds press conference at Burien City Hall denouncing hate

On Monday afternoon, Mar. 4, Mayor Jimmy Matta held a press conference at City Hall, to “Denounce, Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, and Hate” in Burien. Matta was joined by several regional community... [Read more]

Hear ‘Herstory: Stories of Old Lesbians’ at Burien Library on Thursday. Mar. 14

Hear ‘Herstory: Stories of Old Lesbians’ at Burien Library on Thursday. Mar. 14

Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) will present “Herstory: Stories of Old Lesbians” on Thursday, March 14, at 1 p.m., at the Burien Library. The oral herstories featured in... [Read more]