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TRAFFIC ALERT: Beginning Monday, expect delays on Sylvester Road

TRAFFIC ALERT: Beginning Monday, expect delays on Sylvester Road

Beginning Monday, May 21, residents are being warned to expect delays on Sylvester Road in the area of 12th Place SW, aka “Snake Hill” (map below). Work on a water main is expected to last... [Read more]

Learn about Puget Sound’s Geoducks at ESC on Thursday, May 17

Learn about Puget Sound’s Geoducks at ESC on Thursday, May 17

Puget Sound’s geoducks are iconic, valuable, and fascinating creatures, and their management presents both opportunities and challenges. Their slow growth, long lives, and fixed location means that... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I am in favor of a ban on plastic bags and other single use plastics’

LETTER: ‘I am in favor of a ban on plastic bags and other single use plastics’

[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 Burien and B-Town Blog: I attended... [Read more]

Facilitated Community Conversations on Guns at Burien Library March 27

Facilitated Community Conversations on Guns at Burien Library March 27

Real Talk is a monthly gathering space where folks talk about topics that are current, trending and important to you, such as the latest headline or hashtag. “Share your perspective, learn from... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome Advertiser Genesis Global Spiritual Center!

Welcome Advertiser Genesis Global Spiritual Center!

Welcome Advertiser Genesis Global Spiritual Center – committed to Being Real, Rising Up, and Reaching Out! An invitation from Rev. Gayle Dillon What if… …you could walk thru a door and... [Read more]

Meet Burien’s Lucille Parker – one of the world’s longest running dialysis patients

Meet Burien’s Lucille Parker – one of the world’s longest running dialysis patients

Burien resident Lucille Parker is one feisty woman. She speaks her mind, asks for what she wants, sets her expectations high and does her best to live life to the fullest…

OBIT: Gregory Quitiquit, Sr.; memorial will be Mar. 12 at St. Bernadette Church

OBIT: Gregory Quitiquit, Sr.; memorial will be Mar. 12 at St. Bernadette Church

Gregory Quitiquit, Sr. was born in San Pedro, California on September 14, 1952 and passed away peacefully on February 24, 2018 surrounded by family in his home in Burien, Washington. Greg is survived... [Read more]

Sponsored Post DAL Law Firm: What is a Revocable Living Trust?

DAL Law Firm: What is a Revocable Living Trust?

Sponsored post from Advertiser DAL Law Firm: Business photograph designed by Pressfoto – Freepik.com What is a Revocable Living Trust? DAL Law can help you in creating the estate plan which is right... [Read more]

Luau Lunch fundraiser & free slot car racing at NPUCC on Sunday, March 4

Luau Lunch fundraiser & free slot car racing at NPUCC on Sunday, March 4

On Sunday, March 4, Normandy Park United Church of Christ will be holding a Luau Lunch fundraiser ($20 plate lunches), along with free Slot Car racing! The lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., and Slot Car... [Read more]

United Way offering free tax preparation services through April 19

United Way offering free tax preparation services through April 19

United Way is offering free tax preparation services online and at 30 locations throughout King County – including Burien – from now through April 19. Households making under $66,000 can have their... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation results are in; presentations will be Mar. 7 & 14

Community Salmon Investigation results are in; presentations will be Mar. 7 & 14

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline results are in!! Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled evening and learn about the status of salmon in your watershed: WHEN: Wednesday, March... [Read more]

Summer jobs for teens available with Ecology Youth Corps

Summer jobs for teens available with Ecology Youth Corps

This summer, more than 300 teenagers throughout Washington will hit the road to pick up litter and protect the environment with the Ecology Youth Corps. In 2017, EYC crews cleaned more than 5,000 miles... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to clean-up a stretch of SR 509 this Sunday, Feb. 18

Volunteers needed to clean-up a stretch of SR 509 this Sunday, Feb. 18

Volunteers are needed to help a new group called ‘Localists of Burien‘ do clean-up work on a stretch of the SR 509 freeway this Sunday, Feb. 18, starting at Noon. If you’d like to lend... [Read more]

Hospitality House’s ‘Spring Fling’ fundraiser will be Saturday, March 3

Hospitality House’s ‘Spring Fling’ fundraiser will be Saturday, March 3

Hospitality House’s annual ‘Spring Fling’ fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 3. The dinner/auction will be held at S. Francis of Assisi Unity Place, and doors will open at 6:15... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Sound Transit seeking public comment on new bus fares; deadline is Sunday

Sound Transit seeking public comment on new bus fares; deadline is Sunday

Sound Transit is reviewing ST Express bus fares with the goal to simplify and make fares easier for customers to use, and they’re seeking public comment through this Sunday, Feb. 11. To take the... [Read more]

Help make birds count at Burien’s annual Bird Fest on Saturday, Feb. 17

Help make birds count at Burien’s annual Bird Fest on Saturday, Feb. 17

Help make birds count at Bird Fest! Do you want to learn what birds are in your backyard? Do you want to help scientists take a snapshot of their populations? You can do both on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Bird... [Read more]

UPDATE: Students will attend Highline High School campus for another year

UPDATE: Students will attend Highline High School campus for another year

Students will attend classes at Highline High School’s current campus a year longer than the district originally planned, the school announced on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The district had planned to send... [Read more]

Burien Council votes to keep $200,000 grant involving greenhouse property

Burien Council votes to keep $200,000 grant involving greenhouse property

By Jack Mayne Following the repeal of the city’s controversial trespass ordinance, the Burien City Council on Monday night (Jan. 5) rejected a move to return a two year old grant of $200,000 from King... [Read more]

UPDATE: Trail section in Seahurst Park will remain closed due to recent slide

UPDATE: Trail section in Seahurst Park will remain closed due to recent slide

A short section of the trail along the shoreline in southern Seahurst Park will remain closed for several months due to the recent slide, the City announced on Monday, Feb. 5. The slide has compromised... [Read more]

CALL TO ARTISTS: Sound Transit Art Program is seeking Art

CALL TO ARTISTS: Sound Transit Art Program is seeking Art

The Sound Transit Art Program (STart) has identified many art opportunities to enrich the experience for riders using its transit systems, and has put out a ‘Call to Artists’ for Art. Sound... [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]

Highline High’s Key Club thanks community for Homelessness Care Project

Highline High’s Key Club thanks community for Homelessness Care Project

From our friends at Highline High School: Hello Burien and beyond! Two months ago, Highline High School Key Club held their second annual Homelessness Care Project; and it was a huge success! Over the... [Read more]