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VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ against Port of Seattle released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ against Port of Seattle released

‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ – area resident/activist/filmmaker Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: “The... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Things have been getting pretty loud at Highline High School recently

PHOTOS: Things have been getting pretty loud at Highline High School recently

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following Sports story is sponsored by the Kenner Dental Group: Story & Photos by Chelle Herbruger Things have been getting pretty loud at Highline High School the past few... [Read more]

Open Houses about Green City Partnerships coming up Oct. 29 & Nov. 7

Open Houses about Green City Partnerships coming up Oct. 29 & Nov. 7

Burien, SeaTac and Des Moines are joining the ranks of nine other Green City Partnerships around Puget Sound — collaborations between Forterra, the Port of Seattle, city governments, community organizations,... [Read more]

‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series continues Sunday, Nov. 18 at Burien Library

‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series continues Sunday, Nov. 18 at Burien Library

SoCoCulture’s FREE ‘Engaging Trees’ series will continue on Sunday, Nov. 18 with Seattle Times environmental reporter and author of “Witness Tree,” Lynda Mapes, who will give a talk... [Read more]

Highline Alumni Association inducts Coach Stark, 2 others into Hall of Fame

Highline Alumni Association inducts Coach Stark, 2 others into Hall of Fame

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following Sports story is sponsored by the Kenner Dental Group: Every year the Highline Alumni Association chooses at least two athletes and one coach or staff member to be inducted... [Read more]

WABI Weekday Walkers will walk Des Moines Memorial Drive on Wed., Oct. 17

WABI Weekday Walkers will walk Des Moines Memorial Drive on Wed., Oct. 17

From our friends at WABI Burien: Planting elms on Des Moines Memorial Drive in 1921. (Photo from website of Des Moines Memorial Drive Preservation Assoc.) Join the WABI Weekday Walkers on Wednesday, Oct.... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help awesome local art project this Saturday in Des Moines!

Volunteers needed to help awesome local art project this Saturday in Des Moines!

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Don’t miss your chance to learn from a Master Artist while collaborating to create a work of art that will be permanently displayed along Des Moines’ beautiful... [Read more]

Take a Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees this Saturday, Oct. 13

Take a Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees this Saturday, Oct. 13

Take a FREE Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees led by Jim Demetre, local writer and tree enthusiast, along Des Moines Creek to the shore of Puget Sound this Saturday, Oct. 13. This free,... [Read more]

Burien’s fantástico ‘<i>Dia de los Muertos</i>‘ Celebration will be Friday, Nov. 2

Burien’s fantástico ‘Dia de los Muertos‘ Celebration will be Friday, Nov. 2

Burien’s fantástico, annual Day of the Dead Celebration – Dia de los Muertos – will be held on Friday, Nov 2, 2018, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. “Ven a celebrar la... [Read more]

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of closing of Spanish Castle this coming weekend

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of closing of Spanish Castle this coming weekend

‘Spanish Castle Magic’ is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Spanish Castle Ballroom, and it’ll be held this coming weekend – Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday,... [Read more]

Highline Heritage Museum seeking Teens for Advisory Committee

Highline Heritage Museum seeking Teens for Advisory Committee

Are you between 14 – 18 years old? Are you looking for a place where you can express yourself? Let the Highline Historical Society know – they’re forming a Teen Advisory Committee! “We... [Read more]

VIDEOS: Airport Committee discusses FAA & SAMP

VIDEOS: Airport Committee discusses FAA & SAMP

The Burien Airport Committee (BAC) met on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at the Burien Community Center to discuss the city’s Petition for Review of FAA’s categorical exclusion on the 250 degree heading,... [Read more]

Highline High School’s Class of 1978 holding 40th Reunion Saturday, Oct. 13

Highline High School’s Class of 1978 holding 40th Reunion Saturday, Oct. 13

Highline High School’s Class of 1978 will be holding its 40th Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 – 11:00 PM at The Cove in Normandy Park. Cost is $40.00 per person. Organizers say: “It... [Read more]

SoCo Culture’s ‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series kicks off tonight in Des Moines

SoCo Culture’s ‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series kicks off tonight in Des Moines

SoCo Culture’s Engaging Trees Speaker Series, which explores the vital role of trees in our lives begins TONIGHT – Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 – in Des Moines. This free event will include a panel... [Read more]

LETTER: Ex-Councilmember: ‘It would be easier to site another airport in the state’

LETTER: Ex-Councilmember: ‘It would be easier to site another airport in the state’

[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:] The attached Scoping comments (download... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help at new Highline Heritage Museum

Volunteers needed to help at new Highline Heritage Museum

Volunteers are needed to help at the new Highline Heritage Museum, beginning this Friday, Sept. 14. Nancy Salguero McKay, the Curator of Collections, is seeking help: PACKING: People interested in carefully... [Read more]

I-beam recovered from World Trade Center on display at Burien Fire Station

I-beam recovered from World Trade Center on display at Burien Fire Station

To commemorate the 17th anniversary of the 911 attacks, on Tuesday (Sept. 11), the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department dedicated a segment of an I-beam recovered from the World Trade Center in New York... [Read more]

‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series will hold programs on Sept. 19 & Oct. 13

‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series will hold programs on Sept. 19 & Oct. 13

The story behind this historic tree in downtown Des Moines can be found on SoCoCulture.org’s crowd-sourced story-map – and the tree is just steps away from the Des Moines Oddfellows Hall, venue for... [Read more]

Copyright violation causes Sylvester Middle School to create new mascot, logo

Copyright violation causes Sylvester Middle School to create new mascot, logo

Buh bye, Sylvester the Cat 🙁 Burien’s Sylvester Middle School has used a logo and mascot featuring ‘Sylvester the Cat’ (pictured above) from the Warner Brothers’ Looney Toons... [Read more]