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PHOTOS: Students from Burien’s Big Picture School plant trees on Arbor Day

PHOTOS: Students from Burien’s Big Picture School plant trees on Arbor Day

Students from Burien’s Highline’s Big Picture School helped plant three Vine Maple trees at Seahurst Park in honor of Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13: Photos courtesy City of Burien Big Picture... [Read more]

Yaargh all Pirates – Highline High All Class Reunion will be Saturday, May 14

Yaargh all Pirates – Highline High All Class Reunion will be Saturday, May 14

The 12th Annual Highline High School All Class Reunion – featuring the HHS Jazz Band – will be held in the Highline High School Cafeteria on Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost is... [Read more]

City of Burien to celebrate Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13 at Seahurst Park

City of Burien to celebrate Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13 at Seahurst Park

The City of Burien will be celebrating Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13, starting at 11 a.m. at Seahurst Park. The City will also be celebrating its 15th year as a member of ‘Tree City USA,’... [Read more]

Former Evergreen & NFL QB Jack Thompson is an April #HighlineAlum

Former Evergreen & NFL QB Jack Thompson is an April #HighlineAlum

Evergreen High alum Jack Thompson – aka the ‘Throwin’ Samoan’ – credits positive influence from teachers and coaches for his success. Thompson, who graduated in 1974, is featured... [Read more]

Stone House ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be re-walked (& re-talked) this Sunday, April 3

Stone House ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be re-walked (& re-talked) this Sunday, April 3

From our friends at WABI Burien: Long ago, at the north edge of Burien, there were people building some very distinctive homes with stones and pebbles. Come with us on the April Walk-n-Talk to marvel... [Read more]

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is a March #HighlineAlum

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is a March #HighlineAlum

Former Normandy Park Mayor Susan West is featured in this month’s Highline Public Schools’ #HighlineAlum social media campaign. West is a 1985 graduate of Mount Rainier High School. West served... [Read more]

Share your UFO stories with Highline Historical Society at BUFO Festival April 1

Share your UFO stories with Highline Historical Society at BUFO Festival April 1

If you’ve ever had a “Close Encounter of the Third Kind,” (or second, or first…) be sure and stop by the Highline Historical Society’s booth located in front of the future... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society’s online auction ends this Sunday, March 20

Highline Historical Society’s online auction ends this Sunday, March 20

The Highline Historical Society’s 10th Annual online auction ends this Sunday, March 20, at 8 p.m. This will be your last chance to bid on great sports memorabilia like a Ken Griffey Jr. autographed... [Read more]

Is it ‘Cove to <em>Over</em>‘? Fundraiser Founder John Nelson is stepping down

Is it ‘Cove to Over‘? Fundraiser Founder John Nelson is stepping down

Photo by Scott Schaefer. Sad news for the local fundraiser scene, as community activist John Nelson announced Monday that he is stepping down as Organizer of the Cove to Clover fundraiser, which just completed... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society’s Online Auction fundraiser now open for bidding

Highline Historical Society’s Online Auction fundraiser now open for bidding

Like to Shop Online? Check out what’s available at Highline Historical Society’s Online Auction! The Highline Historical Society has launched its’ 10th Annual online auction, this year... [Read more]

Happy Birthday Burien! The city was incorporated 23 years ago Sunday

Happy Birthday Burien! The city was incorporated 23 years ago Sunday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BURIEN! – 23 years ago today – Feb. 28, 1993 – the City of Burien was incorporated! Residents voted to incorporate by a 2-1 margin on March 10, 1992, and on Feb. 28 the next year,... [Read more]

Rendering of Olde Burien’s new Highline Heritage Museum released

Rendering of Olde Burien’s new Highline Heritage Museum released

A rendering by Architect David Clark of the new Highline Heritage Museum was released this week. The museum will be located on the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien, and will... [Read more]

Containers arrive at new Highline Heritage Museum site in Olde Burien

Containers arrive at new Highline Heritage Museum site in Olde Burien

The Southwest corner of Ambaum and SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien was all abuzz on Wednesday (Feb. 17), as Marine Container Solutions delivered two 20-foot containers to the new site of the Highline... [Read more]

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]