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FOLLOWUP: Highline High School’s new north wall design draws on history

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School’s new north wall design draws on history

Highline Public Schools released new information about the new north wall for Highline High Schools remodel: What will the north wall of Highline High School (HHS) look like? The project team has a recommendation... [Read more]

Happy Birthday to us – 10 years ago today, The Blog started publishing!

Happy Birthday to us – 10 years ago today, The Blog started publishing!

Happy 10th Birthday to Us! Ten years ago today – on Dec. 11, 2007 – the first stories were published on The B-Town Blog, with the hopes of providing an effective, frequently-updated, professional... [Read more]

Despite the sign, Burien’s St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church is NOT ‘For Sale’

Despite the sign, Burien’s St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church is NOT ‘For Sale’

There is a sign outside St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Olde Burien that has led some people to wonder if they were selling or closing: “We are not!” said Fr. John Forman. “In... [Read more]

Celebrate new, outgoing Councilmembers before Dec. 18 City Council meeting

Celebrate new, outgoing Councilmembers before Dec. 18 City Council meeting

A celebration for outgoing Burien City Councilmembers, as well as new/re-elected ones, will be held on Monday, Dec. 18, starting at 6:30 p.m. This free and open event will take place at City Hall, before... [Read more]

Begin Winter attuned to nature at the 4th annual ‘A Bonsai Solstice’ Dec. 17

Begin Winter attuned to nature at the 4th annual ‘A Bonsai Solstice’ Dec. 17

Begin Winter Attuned to Nature with Living Art at the 4th annual A Bonsai Solstice: Take in a big breath of fresh air and enjoy the unique beauty of the bonsai illuminated by serene candlelight. WHAT: A... [Read more]

Drive-through live Nativity will be at Normandy Christian Church Dec. 16-17

Drive-through live Nativity will be at Normandy Christian Church Dec. 16-17

You, your family and friends can be transported to Bethlehem while driving through the parking lot Nativity at Normandy Christian Church the weekend of Dec. 16 and 17, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Scores of... [Read more]

Burien’s annual Tree Lighting will be Wed., Dec. 6 at Economy Wiring

Burien’s annual Tree Lighting will be Wed., Dec. 6 at Economy Wiring

All are invited to come to Burien’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Economy Wiring (633 SW 148th Street, map below) on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. Enjoy a special appearance from Santa,... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Highlights from Dia de los Muertos celebration in Burien

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Highlights from Dia de los Muertos celebration in Burien

Last Friday night (Nov. 2), Burien’s annual – and beautiful – Dia de los Muertos celebration took place at the Community Center. It was a fantastic, crowded and wonderful cultural event, full... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Highline Christian’s Outdoor Living Nativity is Dec. 8-9

SAVE THE DATE: Highline Christian’s Outdoor Living Nativity is Dec. 8-9

Highline Christian Church’s annual Outdoor Living Nativity will be held on Dec. 8 and 9. This is a FREE, 20-minute narrated show featuring live actors and live animals. Performances will be held: Friday,... [Read more]

Daughters of Norway present ‘Bit of Norway 2017’ on Saturday Nov. 11

Daughters of Norway present ‘Bit of Norway 2017’ on Saturday Nov. 11

Daughters of Norway will be presenting ‘Bit of Norway 2017’ on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.  Guests can enjoy a taste of Norwegian heritage right here in Burien, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Our... [Read more]

THANKS READERS – October 2017 Blog traffic stats up +21% / +46% over 2016!

THANKS READERS – October 2017 Blog traffic stats up +21% / +46% over 2016!

Website traffic for The B-Town Blog during the month of October, 2017 is up nearly +21% – with impressions up +46% over 2016, according to independent statistics from Google Analytics: Check out the... [Read more]

Celebrate Des Moines Memorial Drive & World War I at Burien Library Nov. 18

Celebrate Des Moines Memorial Drive & World War I at Burien Library Nov. 18

Humanities Washington, The Des Moines Memorial Drive Preservation Association, and the King County Library, Burien Branch, invite the community to an engaging conversation with Lorraine McConaghy, a member... [Read more]

This Three Tree Point house may look happy, but some think it was haunted…

This Three Tree Point house may look happy, but some think it was haunted…

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story was originally posted on Halloween, 2009. We’re re-running it again because we think it’s a pretty spooky, local tale: By Laura Beth Peterson The year... [Read more]

Haunted Highline: Where to find ‘Real’ local Ghosts and Hauntings

Haunted Highline: Where to find ‘Real’ local Ghosts and Hauntings

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a rerun of a story originally posted in in 2010: By Joanne Dyer You know random and creepy bits of trivia about buildings you’ve never been in. You’re dying to see George... [Read more]

KUOW on Navos: ‘Foster kids sleep in hotels & offices as 15 more beds disappear’

KUOW on Navos: ‘Foster kids sleep in hotels & offices as 15 more beds disappear’

KUOW Radio did an interesting report on Foster Kids being pushed out of Burien’s Navos that’s worth a listen. South King County principal Melissa Pointer is worried about her student. “I... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: 7th grade girl’s story about tragic Las Vegas shooting

CLIFF’S EDGE: 7th grade girl’s story about tragic Las Vegas shooting

A couple of weeks ago, following the Las Vegas shootings that resulted in the deaths of 58 people, I wrote in this space of an account of the event by a local 7th-grade girl who had been in Las Vegas... [Read more]

REMINDER: History, Beer, UFOs & ‘Maury Island Incident’ Thursday night!

REMINDER: History, Beer, UFOs & ‘Maury Island Incident’ Thursday night!

REMINDER: 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... [Read more]

Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration is Fri., Nov. 3

Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration is Fri., Nov. 3

Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration will be held at the Community Center from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. Don’t miss this fun-filled evening to learn about the rich... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien Actors Theatre’s excellent ‘Ben Butler’ ends this weekend!

REMINDER: Burien Actors Theatre’s excellent ‘Ben Butler’ ends this weekend!

From left to right, the slave Shepard Mallory (Sharif Ali) shows the results of being punished to Major Benjamin Butler (Michael Mendonsa) in Burien Actors Theatre’s comedy-historical drama Ben Butler... [Read more]

Highline High School celebrating final homecoming in current building this week

Highline High School celebrating final homecoming in current building this week

“The minute you come here, you’re already part of the fabric. If you’re a Pirate, you’re part of a big family and that family has history.” Highline High School’s final... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: An opportunity to reconnect with my family’s past

CLIFF’S EDGE: An opportunity to reconnect with my family’s past

Along with retirement has come the opportunity for me to work with my wife on genealogy research of our respective families. We’ve been pursuing it off and on for several years, but it seems particularly... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Burien Man’ arts fest SeaCompression is this Saturday night

REMINDER: ‘Burien Man’ arts fest SeaCompression is this Saturday night

REMINDER: SeaCompression – an arts-centric fundraiser festival – is returning to Burien this Saturday, Oct. 14, from 4 p.m. – Midnight. This year’s event will be FREE, all ages/kid-friendly... [Read more]

LETTER: Rose Clark responds to concerns about Highline High’s façade

LETTER: Rose Clark responds to concerns about Highline High’s façade

[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:] I am Rose Clark. In 2015 and 2016 I had... [Read more]

History, Beer, Flying Saucers & ‘Maury Island Incident’ film Thurs., Oct. 26

History, Beer, Flying Saucers & ‘Maury Island Incident’ film Thurs., 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]