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Help the Highline Bears bring Semi-Pro Baseball back to the local community

Help the Highline Bears bring Semi-Pro Baseball back to the local community

The Highline Bears Baseball Organization is a new expansion team in the Pacific International League (PIL), and they’re trying to raise money to kick-off a first season at Steve Cox Memorial Park... [Read more]

Sylvester Middle School students help plant trees at Burien’s Arbor Day event

Sylvester Middle School students help plant trees at Burien’s Arbor Day event

Ben Thompson (left) and Nancy Tosta with ‘Tree City USA’ Flag. Sylvester Middle School students (left to right): Logan Lemieux, Jeremiah Harding, Brian Phuong, Joanne Robson and Mira Stemen. Deputy... [Read more]

Sylvester students will plant trees at Burien’s Arbor Day Celebration April 3

Sylvester students will plant trees at Burien’s Arbor Day Celebration April 3

All are invited to Lakeview Park at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 3 to celebrate the 143rd anniversary of Arbor Day and also acknowledge the City of Burien’s 14th year as a member of Tree City USA. A... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: Making sense of the ‘Great Greenhouse Grant Application Caper’

ANALYSIS: Making sense of the ‘Great Greenhouse Grant Application Caper’

The Bel-R Greenhouses are located at 12415 5th Place SW in Burien. by Jack Mayne Spending money is always of great concern to Burien taxpayers, especially when the city simply does not have a lot of available... [Read more]

Next presentation on Sea-Tac Airport expansion plan set for Tuesday night

Next presentation on Sea-Tac Airport expansion plan set for Tuesday night

Photo by Francis Zera | zeraphoto.com The presentation by Sea-Tac Airport staff will take place on Tuesday, March 24, at the SeaTac City Council meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. in the SeaTac City Council... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Ground officially broken for new White Center Library

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Ground officially broken for new White Center Library

From our sister site The White Center Blog: Ground was officially broken for a new King County Library branch at 1409 SW 107th Street in White Center on Thursday afternoon, March 19. A tented V.I.P. section... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: After 34 years, Burien’s JB Factory Carpets will be closing

INTERN’S VIEW: After 34 years, Burien’s JB Factory Carpets will be closing

John Boukalis will be closing his JB Carpets business after 34 years in Burien. Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern To be honest, I did get lost… Driving up and down SW 153rd for maybe 10... [Read more]

Residents trying to raise money to save Cherry Tree near City Light substation

Residents trying to raise money to save Cherry Tree near City Light substation

An historic cherry tree that has stood for over 40 years near a former Seattle City Light substation at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th in Burien is at the center of a grassroots fundraising... [Read more]

Highline Public School’s newest buildings rate higher than state standards

Highline Public School’s newest buildings rate higher than state standards

The results of a recently completed, state-required evaluation show all 13 Highline Public Schools funded with 2002 and 2006 bonds exceed standards for buildings of their age laid out by the Office of... [Read more]

Burien City Council awards Eric Mathison its 2015 ‘Citizen of the Year’ award

Burien City Council awards Eric Mathison its 2015 ‘Citizen of the Year’ award

Photo of Eric Mathison near Burien Town Square by Maurreen Hoffmann. He was speaking to a WABI Burien ‘Walk-N-Talk’ group before walking over to Mathison Park. At Monday night’s City Council... [Read more]

Seattle P-I: Investigation of Maury Island UFO ‘Incident’ haunted by coincidence

Seattle P-I: Investigation of Maury Island UFO ‘Incident’ haunted by coincidence

The Seattle P-I on Sunday posted a very interesting story about the local film “The Maury Island Incident,” in which journalist Jake Ellison dives deep into a ‘rabbit hole’ about... [Read more]

Senior Services seeking nominations for ‘Inspire Positive Aging Award’ by April 27

Senior Services seeking nominations for ‘Inspire Positive Aging Award’ by April 27

Local non-profit Senior Services is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Inspire Positive Aging Award, with a deadline set for April 27, 2015. Nomination forms are available at www.inspire-award.org.... [Read more]

Tukwila’s Foster High School Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary March 21

Tukwila’s Foster High School Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary March 21

The Bulldog community will honor the past, present, and future with a dance- and music-filled evening on Saturday, March 21. In 1915, the United States was on the brink of entering World War I, the 47th... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Discover Burien announces first ‘Gold Member’ – Jerrod Sessler of HomeTask

Discover Burien announces first ‘Gold Member’ – Jerrod Sessler of HomeTask

Discover Burien is proud to welcome its first “Gold Member” – Jerrod Sessler – founder of HomeTask. Jerrod grew up in Burien and has always been a passionate supporter of the Burien Community.... [Read more]

Meet Artist/Developer Dan Spalding, the new owner of the Des Moines Theater

Meet Artist/Developer Dan Spalding, the new owner of the Des Moines Theater

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: On Monday it was announced that Dan Spalding of Spokane will be the new owner of the Des Moines Theater, which has sat vacant for years at 22325 Marine View Drive. Spalding... [Read more]

Groundbreaking for new White Center Library will be Thursday, March 19

Groundbreaking for new White Center Library will be Thursday, March 19

From our sister site The White Center Blog: Groundbreaking for the new White Center Library – to be located at 1409 SW 107th Street – is set for Thursday, March, 19 at 3 p.m. The current White Center... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: CC’s Lounge closing, selling off everything inside

INTERN’S VIEW: CC’s Lounge closing, selling off everything inside

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School Walking along SW 152nd Street on Thursday (Feb. 26), I noticed a sign that read: “Closing soon, open to the public…” …in... [Read more]

Tom Gehl’s retirement Open House will be this Sunday, March 1

Tom Gehl’s retirement Open House will be this Sunday, March 1

This Sunday (March 1) will be a very special day, long awaited for Tom Gehl and his wife Jolene, owners of Gehl’s Flowers and Gifts located in downtown Burien. Tom opened Gehl’s Flowers & Gifts... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Financial Aid for Veterans now offered by local Home Helpers & Direct Link office

Financial Aid for Veterans now offered by local Home Helpers & Direct Link office

Local care providers Home Helpers & Direct Link (an Advertiser) announced their partnership with Veterans Care Coordination to offer the Aid and Attendance Pension benefit to our local community of... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: A remote control is embedded in a tree at my school!

INTERN’S VIEW: A remote control is embedded in a tree at my school!

What the heck is an old remote control doing embedded in a tree? Click image to see larger version. Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School At my school – Big Picture High... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: From fish & chips to coffee, old Skippers will become a Starbucks

B-TOWN BIZ: From fish & chips to coffee, old Skippers will become a Starbucks

Photo by Sterling Paris.   The old Skipper’s restaurant at the corner of SW 148th and Ambaum Blvd. SW is currently undergoing renovations to become a Starbucks, according to Dan Trimble, Economic... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: After 44 years, Gehl Flowers & Gifts’ Owner is retiring

INTERN’S VIEW: After 44 years, Gehl Flowers & Gifts’ Owner is retiring

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School Rewind with me back to 1971 (long long before I was born)… The Beatles broke up, we had soldiers in Vietnam (and protests... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Seattle Seahawks return to warm welcome at Sea-Tac Airport

SLIDESHOW: Seattle Seahawks return to warm welcome at Sea-Tac Airport

Photographer Francis Zera was on hand Monday (Feb. 2) as the Seattle Seahawks returned to Sea-Tac Airport after their heartbreaking loss in the Super Bowl. Numerous “12th Fans” were on hand... [Read more]

City of Burien opens nomination process for ‘Citizen of the Year’ award

City of Burien opens nomination process for ‘Citizen of the Year’ award

The City of Burien on Monday opened the nomination process for its annual ‘Citizen of the Year’ award, and they’re seeking worthy candidates. “Heroes often go unnoticed and are... [Read more]

Some upset about Cherry Tree removal due to City Light substation cleanup

Some upset about Cherry Tree removal due to City Light substation cleanup

  Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Some Burien residents are upset that an ornamental Cherry Tree located at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th Street will be removed soon, due... [Read more]

Sponsored Post ’12th Man Rally’ will be this SUNDAY at Advertiser Tin Room Bar & Theater

’12th Man Rally’ will be this SUNDAY at Advertiser Tin Room Bar & Theater

CORRECTION: This post first stated that the rally was Saturday, Jan. 24. It has been moved to SUNDAY, JAN. 25: UPDATE: Calling all “12’s” – there will be a 12th Man Rally this SUNDAY,... [Read more]

‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be Feb. 13-16; ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be Feb. 14

‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be Feb. 13-16; ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be Feb. 14

The 18th annual ‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be from Feb. 13-16, and all are invited to join in by counting birds. “Counting birds is a fun, free, family-friendly way to discover... [Read more]

Dorpat and Sherrard will bring ‘Now and Then’ to Highline on Saturday, Jan. 24

Dorpat and Sherrard will bring ‘Now and Then’ to Highline on Saturday, Jan. 24

The Highline Historical Society will be hosting a “Now and Then” presentation by popular documentary photographers/historians/authors Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard on Saturday, Jan. 24, starting at... [Read more]