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Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum’s FREE ‘Hydro Fever’ Open House is May 19

Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum’s FREE ‘Hydro Fever’ Open House is May 19

The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum will be hosting its annual Hydro Fever Open House on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is FREE. Come and see your favorite vintage hydroplanes... [Read more]

Dino Josie of Kennedy Catholic will coach last fastpitch game Thursday, May 3

Dino Josie of Kennedy Catholic will coach last fastpitch game Thursday, May 3

Today – Thursday, May 3 – the Kennedy Catholic High School community will celebrate the only man to ever lead the fastpitch team – Dino Josie will be stepping down at the close of this season, his... [Read more]

Seattle Police Department trains at Burien’s Sunnydale School Thursday

Seattle Police Department trains at Burien’s Sunnydale School Thursday

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells Officers from the Seattle Police Department were training Thursday afternoon (April 19) at Sunnydale Elementary School, located at 15631 Des Moines Memorial Drive in... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Construction at Airport’s North Satellite Modernization Project

PHOTOS: Construction at Airport’s North Satellite Modernization Project

Story & Photos by Elston Hill The North Satellite Modernization Project is the expansion and renovation of the 45-year-old North Satellite facility at Sea-Tac Airport. We were privileged to take a... [Read more]

PHOTOS: It was a cool and misty night at the 2018 Burien UFO Festival

PHOTOS: It was a cool and misty night at the 2018 Burien UFO Festival

Story & Photos by Julie Newcombe It was a cool and misty night — fewer sightings (and photos due to rain) than BUFO 2016, but that didn’t put a damper on the festivities — alien life forms,... [Read more]

Got your tix yet? Burien UFO Festival is this THURSDAY in Olde Burien!

Got your tix yet? Burien UFO Festival is this THURSDAY in Olde Burien!

Got your tickets yet? The Burien UFO Festival is returning this THURSDAY, APRIL 5 after a one-year abduction… SPEAKERS ARE NEW THIS YEAR! Expert guest speakers and authors will give live UFO-related... [Read more]

VIDEO: Local Activist Steve Edmiston’s third ‘Briefing’ to Port of Seattle

VIDEO: Local Activist Steve Edmiston’s third ‘Briefing’ to Port of Seattle

Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston last week provided the third two-minute public-comment segment of his ‘Briefing’ to the Port of Seattle Commissioners. Edmiston is responding to an FAA and... [Read more]

Burien UFO Festival will feature guest speakers for first time on Thurs., April 5

Burien UFO Festival will feature guest speakers for first time on Thurs., April 5

The Burien UFO Festival is returning on Thursday, April 5 after a one-year hiatus (some say abduction), and new this year will be guest speakers giving presentations in The Tin Theater. This fun annual... [Read more]

Para los Niños named Burien’s 2018 ‘Citizen of the Year’

Para los Niños named Burien’s 2018 ‘Citizen of the Year’

At their March 5, 2018 meeting, the Burien City Council selected the nonprofit organization Para los Niños as its 2018 ‘Citizen of the Year.’ The Council received 14 submissions, the most... [Read more]

Historical Society to showcase local prohibition legacy this Saturday, Mar. 17

Historical Society to showcase local prohibition legacy this Saturday, Mar. 17

The Historical Society of Federal Way will kick off St. Patrick’s Day with a party, presentation, and fundraiser this Saturday, March 17, all focused upon bootlegging legend Roy Olmstead’s life... [Read more]

Area Students will join ‘March for Our Lives’ protest in Seattle March 24

Area Students will join ‘March for Our Lives’ protest in Seattle March 24

A group of local high school students are organizing the Seattle branch of the nationwide ‘March for Our Lives’ protest, which will take place on Saturday, March 24, on Capitol Hill. A coalition... [Read more]

Highline Heritage Museum Fundraising Auction is online now

Highline Heritage Museum Fundraising Auction is online now

The Highline Heritage Museum is running an online auction to help raise funds for exhibit development in its new museum. “Local businesses and individuals have donated items that we hope you will... [Read more]

Burien UFO Festival will abduct Olde Burien on Thursday, April 5!

Burien UFO Festival will abduct Olde Burien on Thursday, April 5!

The Burien UFO Festival will abduct Olde Burien on Thursday, April 5, 2018, inviting UFO enthusiasts, skeptics and aliens to join in the celebration of all things otherworldly, inspired by ‘The... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Burien kicks off 25th year with celebration Monday night

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Burien kicks off 25th year with celebration Monday night

The City of Burien kicked off its 25th Anniversary year with a celebration at the Community Center on Monday night, Feb. 26. Burien won’t officially turn 25 until 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 28, but it’s never too early to start celebrating, right…?

Potential purchasers of historic Landmark on the Sound holding Open House Sat.

Potential purchasers of historic Landmark on the Sound holding Open House Sat.

The new ‘potential purchasers’ of Des Moines’ historic Landmark on the Sound will be holding an Open House this coming Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. This historic property... [Read more]

Significant new oversight measures for 4Culture proposed by King Co. Council

Significant new oversight measures for 4Culture proposed by King Co. Council

By Virginia Wright There is a very important piece of legislation before the King County Council right now which could have a profound impact on the local cultural economy: arts and heritage organizations,... [Read more]

OBIT: Alan Bestor Phillips, 98; memorial will be Saturday, Feb. 17

OBIT: Alan Bestor Phillips, 98; memorial will be Saturday, Feb. 17

Alan Bestor Phillips 8/9/1919 – 2/4/2018 Al was preceded in death by Ilmi Salmi, his beloved wife of 68 years. Loving father of Jeanne Marie Anglin (Don) and Susan Phillips Hamm (Bob); grandfather... [Read more]

Happy Birthday to Burien resident Barney Wilcox, who turns 100 Sunday!

Happy Birthday to Burien resident Barney Wilcox, who turns 100 Sunday!

By Cydney Moore On Feb. 4th, 1918, Barnard Oren Wilcox was born to parents Isabel and James in a hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Isabel was rushed to the delivery room in an electric car at a top speed... [Read more]

Burien welcomes new Art Spaces to town

Burien welcomes new Art Spaces to town

By Maureen Hoffmann Special to the B-Town Blog Have they caught your eye? Piqued your curiosity? Thanks to Merrill Gardens and The Maverick Apartments, Burien has innovative, new spaces devoted to the... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Burien UFO Festival is returning on Thursday, April 5, 2018!

SAVE THE DATE: Burien UFO Festival is returning on Thursday, April 5, 2018!

BUFO is coming back! After a year off (missing time?!), the 2018 Burien UFO Festival will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018! New this year – live UFO-related seminars with guest experts! Details to... [Read more]

REMINDER: Celebrate Highline High’s Gym during last games this Wednesday!

REMINDER: Celebrate Highline High’s Gym during last games this Wednesday!

REMINDER: All are invited to come celebrate – and say goodbye to – Highline High School’s Gymnasium this Wednesday, Jan. 31, when the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams host Evergreen High School. These... [Read more]

Applications now open for Linda Dougherty Memorial Arts Scholarship

Applications now open for Linda Dougherty Memorial Arts Scholarship

In honor of Linda Dougherty, Burien Arts established a scholarship for graduating high school seniors going on to study the arts. Sadly, Linda passed away on July 7, 2015. Linda was an active member of... [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]

Sponsored Post Learn to ‘Wreck Dive’ off Vancouver Island with TLSea Diving Feb. 16-18

Learn to ‘Wreck Dive’ off Vancouver Island with TLSea Diving Feb. 16-18

Learn to “Wreck Dive” off Vancouver Island with TLSea Diving Feb. 16-18! Did you know that the world’s largest underwater artificial reef is just a few hours away off of Vancouver Island? The wrecks... [Read more]