Life Section

Man in 80s apparently jumps off Des Moines pier, resulting in huge response

Man in 80s apparently jumps off Des Moines pier, resulting in huge response

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: There was a huge police/emergency search and rescue mission for an elderly man who apparently jumped from the fishing pier near the Des Moines Marina on Tuesday... [Read more]

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SHOP LOCAL: ‘Junkie Janes’ is overflowing with so many Unique Finds!

New business Junkie Janes is overflowing with so many Unique Finds – a perfect local and eclectic shopping experience for your Black Friday! “Great News…La Llama De Sutton farm came up... [Read more]

MISSING: ‘Rocco’ the dog is missing from around Glen Acres Golf Club

MISSING: ‘Rocco’ the dog is missing from around Glen Acres Golf Club

‘Rocco’ the dog went missing Tuesday night (Nov. 21) in Boulevard Park near 8th Ave S. & S. 112th Street, by Glen Acres Golf & Country Club (map below): Name: Rocco Color: Brown Breed:... [Read more]

Council says no more ’inflammatory comments’ will be included in packets

Council says no more ’inflammatory comments’ will be included in packets

By Jack Mayne For at least the next six months, public comments will not be included in the Burien City Council’s regular pre-meeting packet, the City Council decided Monday night following the city... [Read more]

B-Town DOG seeking Volunteer Photog, Elves for ‘Santa Paws’ pics Dec. 3

B-Town DOG seeking Volunteer Photog, Elves for ‘Santa Paws’ pics Dec. 3

The B-Town DOG is seeking a Volunteer Photographer and Elves to assist Santa and hand out dog treats to good dogs, and candy canes to good boys and girls at their annual Santa Paws dog photo fundraiser... [Read more]

Burien Actors Theatre’s musical comedy ‘The Christmas Carol Rag’ opens Nov. 24

Burien Actors Theatre’s musical comedy ‘The Christmas Carol Rag’ opens Nov. 24

Burien Actors Theatre’s holiday show – which opens Friday, Nov. 24 – is ‘The Christmas Carol Rag,’ a delightfully irreverent and moving musical comedy set in ragtime-era New York City.... [Read more]

Girl Scout Troop #45169 earns bronze award by decorating trash cans at Seahurst

Girl Scout Troop #45169 earns bronze award by decorating trash cans at Seahurst

Burien Girl Scout Juniors from Troop #45169 recognized that litter and pollution are a problem at Seahurst Beach and wanted to do something to fix it, which earned them a bronze award! So they worked... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: The topic is preservation of local news media

CLIFF’S EDGE: The topic is preservation of local news media

I hope Scott Schaefer is reading – or has already read – this along with you and all the others who pay attention to The B-Town Blog. (Actually, I’m pretty sure he reads each of my weekly rants... [Read more]

Burien’s annual Tree Lighting will be Wed., Dec. 6 at Economy Wiring

Burien’s annual Tree Lighting will be Wed., Dec. 6 at Economy Wiring

All are invited to come to Burien’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Economy Wiring (633 SW 148th Street, map below) on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. Enjoy a special appearance from Santa,... [Read more]

Agenda/packet released for Monday’s Council meeting; no CTTC this week

Agenda/packet released for Monday’s Council meeting; no CTTC this week

The agenda/packet for Monday’s (Nov. 20) upcoming Burien City Council meeting was released Thursday (Nov. 16), and the most interesting aspect for this meeting is that Correspondence To The Council (CTTC)... [Read more]

Was Burien Council election ‘rigged’? King County Elections says unlikely

Was Burien Council election ‘rigged’? King County Elections says unlikely

After most elections – especially heated, divisive ones like Burien’s most recent City Council ballot – the losing side usually goes through a mourning/grieving period, and oftentimes, some upset... [Read more]

LETTER: Councilmember Debi Wagner concedes, thanks, warns Burien residents

LETTER: Councilmember Debi Wagner concedes, thanks, warns Burien residents

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Neighbors,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Burien’s own Travis Thompson performs on Jimmy Fallon Wed. night

VIDEO: Burien’s own Travis Thompson performs on Jimmy Fallon Wed. night

On Wednesday night, Nov. 15, Burien’s own Travis Thompson – rocking a hoodie with ‘AMBAUM’ on it – performed live on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon with some other performer named... [Read more]

Bill Maas, beloved White Center Upholsterer, passes away; service Sat.

Bill Maas, beloved White Center Upholsterer, passes away; service Sat.

Bill Maas, longtime and beloved upholsterer at White Center Glass and Upholstery, passed away Oct. 29. A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held this Saturday, Nov. 18 at 11a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran... [Read more]

PET PROFILES: CARES adoptees Rocko & Cowboy looking for loving homes

PET PROFILES: CARES adoptees Rocko & Cowboy looking for loving homes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of a new, ongoing series that features Burien CARES animal adoptees looking for loving homes: By Cydney Moore Rocko This is Rocko – a pit/rottweiler mix who,... [Read more]

Metro seeks feedback on upgrading Route 120 into future RapidRide H Line

Metro seeks feedback on upgrading Route 120 into future RapidRide H Line

King County Metro Transit is seeking feedback on upgrading Route 120, which serves Burien: Upgrading Metro Transit route 120 achieves goals in the Metro Connects long-range plan and voter-approved Levy... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High School Arts and Crafts Fair will be Saturday, Dec. 2

Kennedy Catholic High School Arts and Crafts Fair will be Saturday, Dec. 2

Kennedy Catholic High School Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please join your Kennedy Catholic High School neighbors as they present their annual Arts... [Read more]

Dow Constantine releases statement on Burien City Council election

Dow Constantine releases statement on Burien City Council election

King County Executive Dow Constantine – who we last saw when he held a press conference at Burien Town Square on Oct. 30 – released the following statement on Tuesday, Nov. 14 about the Burien City... [Read more]

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Outage in Burien knocks out power to over 5,600 Monday afternoon

Outage in Burien knocks out power to over 5,600 Monday afternoon

Seattle City Light is reporting that a power outage has knocked out electricity for 5,645 customers in Burien Monday afternoon, Nov. 13 around 4:36 p.m. Crews are investigating the cause but we’re... [Read more]

Normandy Park’s ‘Winterfest’ holiday events will be Saturday, Dec. 2

Normandy Park’s ‘Winterfest’ holiday events will be Saturday, Dec. 2

Normandy Park’s ‘Winterfest’ holiday events will be held in two locations on Saturday, Dec. 2: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Manhattan Village – lots of fun including: Santa, the Silverbells... [Read more]

Don Crawley of Burien Toastmasters earns Distinguished Toastmasters Award

Don Crawley of Burien Toastmasters earns Distinguished Toastmasters Award

Don Crawley being awarded his pin by Lisa Moorehead, Vice President of Membership & Treasurer. On Oct. 26, Don Crawley earned his ‘Distinguished Toastmasters Award,’ the highest level of... [Read more]

Over 200 lose power in Burien during Monday morning windstorm

Over 200 lose power in Burien during Monday morning windstorm

Over 200 business and residential customers of Seattle City Light were in the dark after the first round of fierce winds hit the Burien area Monday morning, Nov. 13. City Light says the outage started... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce bringing back ‘Success Foundation’

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce bringing back ‘Success Foundation’

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced on Monday (Nov. 13) that it will be bringing back its 501 c 3 enterprise, previously known as the ‘Success Foundation.’ This new initiative... [Read more]