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Free Art Walk in Des Moines this Saturday

Free Art Walk in Des Moines this Saturday

Join fellow art-lovers this Saturday, Oct. 26, for a FREE Art Walk to enjoy the Public Art of Des Moines! Meet at the entrance to the Des Moines Library (21620 11th Avenue South), at 10 a.m. to have... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I encourage all citizens to watch the videos before voting in the election’

LETTER: ‘I encourage all citizens to watch the videos before voting in the election’

[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:] Letter to the Editor, First off, I’d like... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Burien…started to decline when Council became obsessed with annexation’

LETTER: ‘Burien…started to decline when Council became obsessed with annexation’

[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:] I believe Burien’s quality of life started... [Read more]

VIDEO: The first trailer for ‘The Maury Island Incident’ has been released

VIDEO: The first trailer for ‘The Maury Island Incident’ has been released

The first trailer for the locally-produced short film “The Maury Island Incident” has been released: The film is based on the true story – taken directly from declassified FBI documents... [Read more]

New ‘Hope in Hard Times’ exhibit pops up on SW 153rd in Burien

New ‘Hope in Hard Times’ exhibit pops up on SW 153rd in Burien

Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Highline Historical Society will be hosting a “Hope in Hard Times” pop-up museum on SW 153rd Street, about the Great Depression era in Washington State. Originally developed... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Annexation is not dead’

LETTER: ‘Annexation is not dead’

[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:] Dear Editor, Annexation is not dead. Even though... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking public’s help in naming new trail in NERA area

City of Burien seeking public’s help in naming new trail in NERA area

The City’s Parks and Recreation advisory board is looking for suggestions and nominations to help name a new trail to be located in the Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA). The trail, currently called... [Read more]

Film critic Robert Horton to speak about ‘Frankenstein’ Monday, Oct. 14

Film critic Robert Horton to speak about ‘Frankenstein’ Monday, Oct. 14

A perfect accompaniment to Burien Actors Theatre’s Young Frankenstein, film critic Robert Horton will share his insights into the original 1931 film version of Frankenstein and the 1930s film industry... [Read more]

Sponsored Post LaVonne Mahugh honored at Advertiser Wesley Homes for 45 years of service

LaVonne Mahugh honored at Advertiser Wesley Homes for 45 years of service

Staff and residents of the Wesley Homes retirement community in Des Moines, (a B-Town Blog Advertiser), recently celebrated the 45 years of service of wellness nurse LaVonne Mahugh. LaVonne, who started... [Read more]

Long dispute over Westmark’s ‘Emerald Pointe’ ends with agreement

Long dispute over Westmark’s ‘Emerald Pointe’ ends with agreement

by Jack Mayne After 23 years of battling between Neighbors of Seahurst Park and Westmark Development Corp., the two sides reached an agreement Friday, Sept. 13, that frees the developer to use its clearing... [Read more]

School year starts Sept. 18 with ‘WABI Weekday Walkers’

School year starts Sept. 18 with ‘WABI Weekday Walkers’

Come join the second walk of WABI Burien’s Weekday Walkers on the third Wednesday of the month – Sept. 18 – at 9 am., starting at Grand Central Bakery in downtown Burien. “In honor of school... [Read more]

REMINDER: Learn the history behind ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Wed. night!

REMINDER: Learn the history behind ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Wed. night!

REMINDER: Local Screenwriter/Attorney Steve Edmiston will be doing a presentation on ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ for the Des Moines Historical Society Wednesday night, Sept. 11, starting at... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Empty storefronts starting to fill as businesses move into Burien

B-TOWN BIZ: Empty storefronts starting to fill as businesses move into Burien

Empty storefronts in Burien – and their impact on local business activity and city tax revenues – have been a major source of concern since the start of the “great recession” five years ago…

Highline Historical Society launches website for ‘Hope in Hard Times’ exhibit

Highline Historical Society launches website for ‘Hope in Hard Times’ exhibit

To kick off the big traveling exhibit that the Highline Historical Society will be hosting in a Burien storefront beginning in October, the Society has launched a new website: http://www.wahopeinhardtimes.net. On... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Jesse Lee (Horn) St George (1926 – 2013)

OBITUARY: Jesse Lee (Horn) St George (1926 – 2013)

Jessie Lee Horn was born on April 4, 1926 to Frank and Effie Horn of Moorcroft, Wyoming. When she was very young, the family moved to Yakima, WA, where she grew up on S. 5th Avenue and graduated from... [Read more]

Learn about ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Des Moines Historical Society Sept. 11

Learn about ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Des Moines Historical Society Sept. 11

The Des Moines Historical Society will be hosting a presentation on ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ by local Screenwriter and Attorney Steve Edmiston, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Duane Quande, owner of Burien City Garage, has passed away

OBITUARY: Duane Quande, owner of Burien City Garage, has passed away

Duane Quande, 70, longtime owner of Burien City Garage, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his Burien home on Aug. 17, after a courageous battle with TTR amyloidosis. Duane, born May... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Last Low Tide’ before Seahurst Park Beach undergoes restoration

PHOTOS: ‘Last Low Tide’ before Seahurst Park Beach undergoes restoration

BTB Contributor Maureen Hoffmann sent us the following note and photos, regarding Seahurst Park Beach, which will close in late September or early October for a restoration project: An elder Burien resident... [Read more]

WABI Burien’s Walk-n-Talk: ‘Public Art, Conversation and a Sunny Stroll’

WABI Burien’s Walk-n-Talk: ‘Public Art, Conversation and a Sunny Stroll’

Courtesy Maureen Hoffmann WABI Burien If ever there were a beautiful day for a Burien Public Art Walk-n-Talk, it was this last Sunday, August 4. Twenty people gathered on a sunny afternoon at the Burien... [Read more]

City of Burien announces it’s seeking consultant to find new City Manager

City of Burien announces it’s seeking consultant to find new City Manager

The City of Burien announced Wednesday (July 24) that it “will accept proposals from qualified consultants to assist the City with conducting a search that will lead to the selection of a new City... [Read more]

Resident wants to create competition that could make Burien rival Siena, Italy

Resident wants to create competition that could make Burien rival Siena, Italy

Click image to see larger version. by Scott Schaefer Resident John White is floating an idea that could make Burien rival Siena, Italy as “the greatest city in the world.” “What do they... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Someone is altering the Indian Trail in front of their house…’

LETTER: ‘Someone is altering the Indian Trail in front of their house…’

[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:] It was brought to our attention that someone... [Read more]

Come meet ‘Bertha,’ the world’s largest tunneling machine, on Saturday, July 20

Come meet ‘Bertha,’ the world’s largest tunneling machine, on Saturday, July 20

The power is on, the cutterhead is hooked up and two miles of Seattle soil await the teeth of ‘Bertha,’ the world’s largest tunneling machine, which you can “meet” in person... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘It’s time to regulate Slumlords in Burien’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘It’s time to regulate Slumlords in Burien’

[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:] Dear Council Members: Rental property is a business... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Construction Destruction of Seahurst Park’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Construction Destruction of Seahurst Park’

[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:] Almost four decades ago Seahurst Park, located... [Read more]

VIDEO: Happy Independence Day from The B-Town Blog!

VIDEO: Happy Independence Day from The B-Town Blog!

We’re celebrating Independence Day today with our friends and families – celebrating American ideals such as the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press – but we wanted to share a video from... [Read more]