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SAVE THE DATE: Grand Opening for new Highline Heritage Museum is June 14

SAVE THE DATE: Grand Opening for new Highline Heritage Museum is June 14

SAVE THE DATE: The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony/party for the new Highline Heritage Museum will be from 4 – 6 p.m.  on Friday, June 14! But this won’t be your usual ribbon cutting... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘In support of the Annex’

LETTER: ‘In support of the Annex’

[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:] In support of the Annex: I read the reporting... [Read more]

Legendary Kennedy Catholic Baseball Coach Joe Faccone has passed away

Legendary Kennedy Catholic Baseball Coach Joe Faccone has passed away

Photo courtesy Kennedy Catholic High School. This week, Kennedy Catholic High School lost a legend when longtime head baseball coach Joe Faccone passed away. Joe taught and coached baseball at the school... [Read more]

RESIDENT PROFILES: Lee Hottell

RESIDENT PROFILES: Lee Hottell

EDITOR’S NOTE: ‘Resident Profiles’ is a new column that features profiles of residents of our area. If you have a suggestion for someone you think should be featured, please email [email protected] By... [Read more]

Next ‘Good Bootlegger’ presentation will be Monday, April 1 at Smith Tower

Next ‘Good Bootlegger’ presentation will be Monday, April 1 at Smith Tower

The next ‘Good Bootlegger’ presentation on historic, 1920s Seattle-area bootlegger Roy Olmstead will be held at the Smith Tower on Monday, April 1. This will be the second of a three-part... [Read more]

Longtime resident Ed Dacy has passed; memorial will be this Wednesday, Mar. 13

Longtime resident Ed Dacy has passed; memorial will be this Wednesday, Mar. 13

UPDATE: The memorial for Ed Dacy will be at 11 a.m. – NOT 10 a.m. – this Wednesday, Mar. 13 at St. Bernadette’s Church. Longtime resident and community activist Ed Dacy, 66, passed away on Feb.... [Read more]

SOS: Three Tree Point Fireworks may be canceled, and organizers need help!

SOS: Three Tree Point Fireworks may be canceled, and organizers need help!

Our friends at the Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund are seeking the community’s help: Dear Burien and Normandy Park residents, We are writing this letter to ask for your support with this year’s... [Read more]

Cyndi Upthegrove unanimously chosen by City Council as ‘Citizen of the Year’

Cyndi Upthegrove unanimously chosen by City Council as ‘Citizen of the Year’

Cyndi Upthegrove at a Highline Historical Society meeting in Dec., 2018. Cyndi Upthegrove was unanimously chosen by the Burien City Council as its 2019 ‘Citizen of the Year’ at Monday night’s... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Actress Linda Evans to appear at Burien’s El Dorado West on Wed., Mar. 27

Actress Linda Evans to appear at Burien’s El Dorado West on Wed., Mar. 27

Award winning actress Linda Evans will headline an evening of wine, hors d’ouvres and book-signing at Advertiser El Dorado West/Village Concepts of Burien starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Mayor holds press conference at Burien City Hall denouncing hate

VIDEO: Mayor holds press conference at Burien City Hall denouncing hate

On Monday afternoon, Mar. 4, Mayor Jimmy Matta held a press conference at City Hall, to “Denounce, Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, and Hate” in Burien. Matta was joined by several regional community... [Read more]

Hear ‘Herstory: Stories of Old Lesbians’ at Burien Library on Thursday. Mar. 14

Hear ‘Herstory: Stories of Old Lesbians’ at Burien Library on Thursday. Mar. 14

Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) will present “Herstory: Stories of Old Lesbians” on Thursday, March 14, at 1 p.m., at the Burien Library. The oral herstories featured in... [Read more]

REMINDER: Local filmmakers’ ‘Good Bootlegger’ series kicks off Monday

REMINDER: Local filmmakers’ ‘Good Bootlegger’ series kicks off Monday

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ presentation at the Smith Tower will begin its three-part series this Monday, March 4. Presented by local filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer (of “The... [Read more]

Local boy (and Governor) Jay Inslee announces that he’s running for President

Local boy (and Governor) Jay Inslee announces that he’s running for President

Then-gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee talks with then-Mayor Joan McGilton at Burien City Hall in 2011 before a walking tour through the city. Photo by Scott Schaefer. On Friday, Mar. 1, 2019, Gov. Jay... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ series kicks-off at Smith Tower Monday

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ series kicks-off at Smith Tower Monday

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ presentation at the Smith Tower will begin its three-part series this coming Monday, March 4! Presented by local filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer... [Read more]

Earling ‘Bub’ & Eva Lauritz will celebrate 74 years of marriage on Thursday!

Earling ‘Bub’ & Eva Lauritz will celebrate 74 years of marriage on Thursday!

Seniors at Village Concepts of Burien – El Dorado West (an Advertiser) will gather together this Valentine’s Day to celebrate Earling “Bub” and Eva Lauritz’s 74 years of marriage! The couple... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Good Bootlegger’ Smith Tower event postponed 1 month due to weather

UPDATE: ‘Good Bootlegger’ Smith Tower event postponed 1 month due to weather

Due to inclement weather, Monday’s ‘The Good Bootlegger’ presentation at the Smith Tower has been postponed one month, and will instead begin its three-part series on Monday, March... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Saying goodbye to the beloved ol’ Viaduct one more time

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Saying goodbye to the beloved ol’ Viaduct one more time

On Saturday, Feb. 2, around 100,000 people walked, ran, hung out and cherished the historic Alaskan Way Viaduct one last time, as well as checked out the sleek new SR 99 Tunnel for the first time. It was... [Read more]

Final design of new Highline High School will be unveiled on Thursday, Feb. 7

Final design of new Highline High School will be unveiled on Thursday, Feb. 7

Community members, staff, families and alumni are all invited to join Bassetti Architects and the Highline Public Schools design review committee to see the final design of the new Highline High School,... [Read more]

Upthegrove resigns, Nancy Salguero McKay takes over at Historical Society

Upthegrove resigns, Nancy Salguero McKay takes over at Historical Society

Cyndi Upthegrove at a Highline Historical Society meeting in Dec., 2018. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Cyndi Upthgegrove announced that she has resigned her position as Managing Trustee of the Highline Historical... [Read more]