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PHOTOS: Elston Hill road trips to Solar Eclipse totality, takes amazing photos

PHOTOS: Elston Hill road trips to Solar Eclipse totality, takes amazing photos

Elston Hill and his wife Jackline road tripped south into the ‘path of totality’ to Ontario, Oregon, to witness and photograph Monday’s historic Solar Eclipse. “I made our reservations... [Read more]

Free Solar Eclipse watching at Museum of Flight in Tukwila Monday

Free Solar Eclipse watching at Museum of Flight in Tukwila Monday

Why struggle through heavy traffic driving south into Oregon and then scramble trying to find a viewing spot – to say nothing of possible food and gasoline shortages while there – for Monday’s historic... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition says noisy flights over Burien still a ‘Work In Progress’

Quiet Skies Coalition says noisy flights over Burien still a ‘Work In Progress’

By Jack Mayne Any “comprehensive resolution” to the continuation of noisy propjet flights over Burien remains a work-in-progress, and any decisions by the Federal Aviation Administration remain up... [Read more]

Celebrate UFOs – including The Maury Island Incident – with Beer(!) Oct. 26

Celebrate UFOs – including The Maury Island Incident – with Beer(!) Oct. 26

The Washington State History Museum in Tacoma will be celebrating the 70th Anniversary of two of history’s most notable UFO sightings with a 21+ evening of beer tastings and all things flying saucers... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Get your UFO on at Classic Eats’ ‘Ancient Aliens Night’ Wednesday, Aug. 16

Get your UFO on at Classic Eats’ ‘Ancient Aliens Night’ Wednesday, Aug. 16

Advertiser Classic Eats will be holding ‘Ancient Aliens Night’ on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. This is a regular event held on the third Wednesday of each month (NOTE: the date... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Walkers enjoy public Art during WABI Burien Art Walk

PHOTOS: Walkers enjoy public Art during WABI Burien Art Walk

Story & Photos by Elston Hill Despite the yuck in the air, there was good attendance on Sunday, Aug. 6 for the WABI Burien Art Walk, led by Maureen Hoffmann. Maureen did an outstanding job explaining... [Read more]

5th Annual Burien Public Art ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be this Sunday, Aug. 6

5th Annual Burien Public Art ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be this Sunday, Aug. 6

From our friends at WABI Burien: “Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.” – Marcel Proust In keeping with our summertime tradition, come join the 5th Annual Burien... [Read more]

Memorial for Evelyn ‘Jean’ Snyder will be Sunday, Aug. 6 in Des Moines

Memorial for Evelyn ‘Jean’ Snyder will be Sunday, Aug. 6 in Des Moines

Evelyn “Jean” Snyder, wife, super mom, and friend to all, went to the promise land 7/22/17 after a lengthy and courageous battle with vascular dementia. With a family built on love and respect by... [Read more]

Katalia’s Community Corner: Meet Shirley Hays of the Forest Fairy Bakery

Katalia’s Community Corner: Meet Shirley Hays of the Forest Fairy Bakery

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Please welcome our newest Writer, 17-year old Katalia Alexander, a journalism student at Mt. Rainier High School who nearly single-handedly led a successful effort to revive the school’s... [Read more]

Learn about historic court case at ‘Climate Outloud’ at Burien Library July 29

Learn about historic court case at ‘Climate Outloud’ at Burien Library July 29

All are invited to attend “Climate Outloud” on Saturday, July 29 at the Burien Library. Nature Stewards Program, in partnership with Burien King County Library and Humanities WA,  will present an... [Read more]

VIDEO: New ‘Downtown Burien’ arch installed on SW 152nd Street Tuesday

VIDEO: New ‘Downtown Burien’ arch installed on SW 152nd Street Tuesday

On Tuesday morning (July 18), SW 152nd Street was closed between 1st and 2nd Ave SW to install the new ‘Downtown Burien’ arch, which was lifted by a crane into place where a previous arch was... [Read more]

Former Mayor & longtime councilmember Joan McGilton honored Mon. night

Former Mayor & longtime councilmember Joan McGilton honored Mon. night

At Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting, former Mayor and longtime councilmember Joan McGilton was honored with a Proclamation: Then-Mayor Joan McGilton at the opening of Burien’s new... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Beam signing commemorates new Highline Heritage Museum

PHOTOS: Beam signing commemorates new Highline Heritage Museum

Local dignitaries, board members, donors and other citizens were invited to sign the ‘last beam’ at the under-construction Highline Heritage Musuem at 819 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien on... [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]

Burien’s 96th annual Independence Day Parade will follow a new route this year

Burien’s 96th annual Independence Day Parade will follow a new route this year

Proudly in its 96th year, the City of Burien’s 4th of July Independence Day parade is the oldest and one of the best attended in King County, and this year it will follow a new route. The parade is also... [Read more]

Burien Film Festival will kick-off with outdoor screening of cartoons on June 22

Burien Film Festival will kick-off with outdoor screening of cartoons on June 22

To open its 2017 event, the Burien Film Festival will be holding an outdoor screening of old-school silent cartoons with live musical accompaniment on Thursday, June 22. This FREE, all-ages event will... [Read more]

Award-winning ‘Maury Island Incident’ film (& presentation) will be Sun., June 11

Award-winning ‘Maury Island Incident’ film (& presentation) will be Sun., June 11

The locally-produced, award-winning film “The Maury Island Incident” will screen – along with a presentation by filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer – at the Northwest Film Forum... [Read more]

We finally found out who Burien’s ‘Peter Western Bridge’ was named after…

We finally found out who Burien’s ‘Peter Western Bridge’ was named after…

After we posted numerous stories about the closing and demolition of Burien’s Peter Western Bridge, we received a few inquiries asking things like “who the heck was Peter Western?” –... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of Apollo exhibit at the Museum of Flight

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of Apollo exhibit at the Museum of Flight

On Thursday morning (May 18), Elston and Jackline Hill had the privilege of attending the press preview of the new Apollo exhibit at the Museum of Flight, which opens this Saturday, May 20. The centerpiece... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid Story of Roy Olmstead’ is TONIGHT

REMINDER: ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid Story of Roy Olmstead’ is TONIGHT

REMINDER: Local historian/lawyer/writer Steve Edmiston (pictured, left) will present ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid – Story of Roy Olmstead’ at a fundraiser for the Des Moines Historical Society... [Read more]

See long-lost rocket engines at Museum of Flight’s ‘Apollo Exhibit,’ opening May 20

See long-lost rocket engines at Museum of Flight’s ‘Apollo Exhibit,’ opening May 20

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School The Museum of Flight in Tukwila will finally be opening their long awaited exhibit. The Apollo Exhibit, which was announced a few years back and confirmed... [Read more]

After 70 years, historic business Furney’s Nursery will be closing

After 70 years, historic business Furney’s Nursery will be closing

After 70 years in business in Des Moines, Furney’s Nursery announced on Monday, April 24 that it will be closing at the end of May. Staff from the historic nursery, located at 21215 Pacific Highway... [Read more]

Larry Snyder will talk storytelling at Film Office Happy Hour May 2, which will include a Food Bank fundraiser

Larry Snyder will talk storytelling at Film Office Happy Hour May 2, which will include a Food Bank fundraiser

Young Reflections Photography Where do stories come from? How do we know anyone will care? How can I tell my stories in the most meaningful way? Although these are challenging questions for any of us to... [Read more]

South King Media’s Scott Schaefer awarded ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ by Rotary

South King Media’s Scott Schaefer awarded ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ by Rotary

South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer was honored Wednesday (April 5) with a Paul Harris Fellow award from the Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park, WA. The award was presented at the Rotary... [Read more]