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VIDEO: Students, staff, alums & others help clean up Highline High School

VIDEO: Students, staff, alums & others help clean up Highline High School

Highline Public Schools released this video, showing students, alums, staff, and other volunteers helping to paint, weed, landscape and clean Highline High School on Friday, May 20: “The support... [Read more]

Memorial Day Observance will be at Burien’s WWI ‘Wall of Remembrance’

Memorial Day Observance will be at Burien’s WWI ‘Wall of Remembrance’

This coming Memorial Day – Monday, May 30 – at 8 a.m., the Burien American Legion will hold its annual Memorial Day Service in front at the WWI memorial wall in front of Sunnydale School, located... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Hardhat tour shows progress on new Merrill Gardens, Pillar Properties

PHOTOS: Hardhat tour shows progress on new Merrill Gardens, Pillar Properties

Rendering shows what the completed new Pillar Properties apartment (on the left) and Merrill Gardens senior housing will look like when completed. Developers behind the new Merrill Gardens Senior Housing... [Read more]

Tickets for Highline Garden Tour – on Saturday, June 11 – are on sale now

Tickets for Highline Garden Tour – on Saturday, June 11 – are on sale now

The featured gardens in Burien, SeaTac and Normandy Park this year all demonstrate ingenious alternatives to lawns – from creeks and ponds to botanical located beneath the 3rd runway. This popular annual... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Residents get up-close tour of SR 99 tunnel construction

PHOTOS: Residents get up-close tour of SR 99 tunnel construction

Over the weekend, area residents Elston and Jackline Hiil took a tour to see the SR 99 tunnel construction in downtown Seattle. “The tours are free and fascinating,” Elston said. “We... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Highline High Class of ’96 20-year reunion will be Sat., July 9

SAVE THE DATE: Highline High Class of ’96 20-year reunion will be Sat., July 9

20 years. 20 YEARS???? How did this happen?? 1996 Highline High grads are invited to get together and share where life has taken us. What could be better then doing this with good food, in a great atmosphere... [Read more]

Open House at new Burien Fire Station set for July 16; Medic I unit coming soon

Open House at new Burien Fire Station set for July 16; Medic I unit coming soon

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer It was a long time coming, but with the Burien/Normandy Park headquarters fire station finally operational, local residents will soon get a close-up look... [Read more]

Learn about Latinos in Highline at SeaTac City Hall

Learn about Latinos in Highline at SeaTac City Hall

The Highline Historical Society’s ‘Latinos in Highline’ exhibit opened recently at SeaTac City Hall, located at 4800 S. 188th Street. This exhibit is more than a simple re-telling... [Read more]

Sponsored Post ChoralSounds ‘Heart of Our Song: The Musical Roots of Americana’ is May 14-15

ChoralSounds ‘Heart of Our Song: The Musical Roots of Americana’ is May 14-15

ChoralSounds Northwest will be celebrating Americana Roots music with ‘Heart of Our Song: The Musical Roots of Americana’ at a special concert at the Highline Performing Arts Center on Saturday,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post SAVE THE DATE: St. Francis of Assisi’s All-School Reunion will be Sun., May 15

SAVE THE DATE: St. Francis of Assisi’s All-School Reunion will be Sun., May 15

St. Francis of Assisi is hosting an ALL SCHOOL REUNION on Sunday, May 15, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., following the 10 a.m. mass.  All alum are invited for a stroll down memory lane, refreshments,... [Read more]

Say hello to the new ‘Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’

Say hello to the new ‘Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’

The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) and the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce announced a partnership on Tuesday (April 26) with the intent “to better promote the regional... [Read more]

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]