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Nominations for Burien’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ now open through Feb. 12

Nominations for Burien’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ now open through Feb. 12

Nominations for the City of Burien’s annual ‘Citizen of the Year’ award are now open, with a deadline of Feb. 12. Do you know someone who has improved the quality of life in Burien? Do... [Read more]

LETTER: Former 1st Mayor of Burien has advice for the new City Council

LETTER: Former 1st Mayor of Burien has advice for the new City Council

[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:] As the former First Mayor of the newly... [Read more]

New pot store sought for KC’s Family Restaurant location; plus, take our Poll

New pot store sought for KC’s Family Restaurant location; plus, take our Poll

by Jack Mayne The City of Burien received an application on Friday (Jan. 15) for its first retail marijuana store – to be called “The Joint” – from a man named David Sadis, and to be located at... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Lights out at KC’s Family Restaurant’; will light up as Pot Store

B-TOWN BIZ: Lights out at KC’s Family Restaurant’; will light up as Pot Store

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, the lights were turned off for the last time at KC’s Family Restaurant, located at 14325 1st Ave South in Burien (map below). On Friday (Jan. 15), this notice – indicating... [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]

Oh, the stories the sea could tell (especially about antlers at Three Tree Point)

Oh, the stories the sea could tell (especially about antlers at Three Tree Point)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story is by Pieter Booth, who scuba dives at Burien’s Three Tree Point. Pieter wrote this story as a response to one we posted in Dec. 2014 showing antlers that... [Read more]

Meet Political Cartoonist Milt Priggee at Highline Historical Society event Jan. 10

Meet Political Cartoonist Milt Priggee at Highline Historical Society event Jan. 10

The upcoming election holds great promise for the political cartoonist, and here’s your chance to meet one – Milt Priggee will be a SeaTac City Hall on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. for a FREE event... [Read more]

Local resident Michelle Codd gives ’15 Reasons to Visit Cuba’

Local resident Michelle Codd gives ’15 Reasons to Visit Cuba’

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a companion story to a previous story we featured about Cuba by Shawn Underwood: Story & Photos by Michelle Codd Ever been curious about what traveling to Cuba... [Read more]

Local Humor Writer shares her first-hand experiences of traveling to Cuba

Local Humor Writer shares her first-hand experiences of traveling to Cuba

Story & Photos by Shawn Underwood Cuba is back in business! Americans are traveling (finally) along with the rest of the known population to Cuba. Cubans are ecstatic. I’m not kidding. I can’t... [Read more]

City of Burien wants YOU to take a survey to help new branding initiative

City of Burien wants YOU to take a survey to help new branding initiative

The City of Burien is asking residents and business owners to take part in a new survey, as part of its new Burien Branding Initiative. As we previously reported, the city is spending up to $149,300... [Read more]

68 years ago, a fatal plane crash at Sea-Tac Airport killed nine

68 years ago, a fatal plane crash at Sea-Tac Airport killed nine

68 years ago – Nov. 30, 1947, at around 2:25 p.m. – an Alaska Airlines airplane with 25 passengers and three crewmembers on board crashed while trying to land at Sea-Tac Airport, killing nine and... [Read more]

Barge used to remove lower section of stairs at Eagle Landing Park Monday

Barge used to remove lower section of stairs at Eagle Landing Park Monday

On Monday (Nov. 23), the failed section of the bottom stairs at Burien’s Eagle Landing Park was removed by a crew using a barge crane. Under city staff oversight, a contractor completed work to... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Jeff Bezos unveils recovered Apollo rocket engines at Museum of Flight

PHOTOS: Jeff Bezos unveils recovered Apollo rocket engines at Museum of Flight

Story & Photos by Elston Hill In 2013, billionaire Jeff Bezos underwrote a private — and secret — expedition to find and recover the Apollo rocket engines that launched astronauts Neil Armstrong,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD VETERAN’S DAY: Empty Plate.

FEEL GOOD VETERAN’S DAY: Empty Plate.

by Dave Markwell A couple of years ago, after an evening out, my wife and I headed to Denny’s for the obligatory late-night gut-bombing. Per normal procedure, my wife drove as I was, once again, over-served... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society, Para Los Ninos’ ‘Latino Experience in Highline’ Nov. 18

Highline Historical Society, Para Los Ninos’ ‘Latino Experience in Highline’ Nov. 18

With the documentary “Latinos in Washington” as a basis, the Highline Historical Society and Para Los Ninos (both 501 (c) 3 non-profit organizations), invite the public to participate as part... [Read more]

Old Time Radio returns with free performance at SeaTac City Hall Nov. 8

Old Time Radio returns with free performance at SeaTac City Hall Nov. 8

The Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound are returning to entertain members and the public at the Highline Historical Society’s annual Meeting at SeaTac City Hall on Sunday, Nov. 8. “One only needs... [Read more]

REMINDER: Dia De Los Muertos / Day Of The Dead Celebration is this Friday!

REMINDER: Dia De Los Muertos / Day Of The Dead Celebration is this Friday!

REMINDER: Burien’s FREE Dia De Los Muertos/Day Of The Dead Celebration is set for this Friday, Oct. 30 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Community Center! New Event!  Free! Burien Community Center, 14700... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools launches #HighlineAlum Social Media Campaign

Highline Public Schools launches #HighlineAlum Social Media Campaign

Highline Public Schools boasts a long list of well-known and accomplished alumni and dozens of grads you haven’t yet heard of, but who are poised to make their mark on the world. Highline is launching... [Read more]

Fritz Waskowitz – the namesake of Camp Waskowitz – to be honored Nov. 7

Fritz Waskowitz – the namesake of Camp Waskowitz – to be honored Nov. 7

Fritz Waskowitz, the namesake of Camp Waskowitz – Highline Public School’s Environmental Education facility – will be honored as the ‘HUSKY LEGEND’ at the upcoming Husky football game…

REMINDER: Fundraiser screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is this Sunday

REMINDER: Fundraiser screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is this Sunday

REMINDER: A full screening and special presentation of the locally-made, award-winning historic UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” will serve as a benefit for the Tukwila Historical Society this... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Workers install large walls at new CHI Medical Center building

PHOTOS: Workers install large walls at new CHI Medical Center building

Click image to see animated gif. Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Have you ever noticed when driving by a construction site how one day there’s not much going on, then suddenly the next day... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: President Obama visits region

SLIDESHOW: President Obama visits region

Photographer Francis Zera was on hand Friday (Oct. 9) as President Obama touched down – then later took off – at/from Boeing Field. The President was in town to do two quick fundraisers. Click to... [Read more]

Fundraiser Screening & Presentation of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Oct. 25

Fundraiser Screening & Presentation of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Oct. 25

A full screening and special presentation of the locally-made, award-winning historic UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” will serve as a benefit for the Tukwila Historical Society on Sunday, Oct.... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Autumn: Then & Now

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Autumn: Then & Now

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Autumn! A time for changing leaves, going back to school, and …spectacular... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Amazing waterfront at 3 Tree Point!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Amazing waterfront at 3 Tree Point!

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Sept. 27 – is an amazing 3-bedroom waterfront home near the tip of Three Tree Point! This... [Read more]

Twenty-two new citizens will naturalize at the Burien Library Tuesday afternoon

Twenty-two new citizens will naturalize at the Burien Library Tuesday afternoon

Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Seattle Field Office Supervisory Immigration Services Officer Lihn Tran will administer the Oath of Allegiance to 22 of America’s newest citizens during... [Read more]

Celebrate Des Moines Memorial Drive Preservation Association on Oct. 12

Celebrate Des Moines Memorial Drive Preservation Association on Oct. 12

“But this I would say, standing as I do in view of God and eternity: I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.” – Edith Cavell, written while awaiting... [Read more]