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City of Burien to launch ‘Slurry Seal’ pilot program for roads this summer

City of Burien to launch ‘Slurry Seal’ pilot program for roads this summer

This summer, the City of Burien will initiate a Slurry Seal Program to lengthen the life of its roads at a fraction of the cost of complete repaving. The project area will include portions of streets... [Read more]

Get behind Exchange Club of Highline’s Toilet Paper Drive on Sat., June 13

Get behind Exchange Club of Highline’s Toilet Paper Drive on Sat., June 13

Here’s your chance to ‘get behind’ The Exchange Club of Highline’s Toilet Paper Drive, to be held Saturday, June 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This will be the 5th annual Toilet... [Read more]

PODCAST: Police shoot teen in SeaTac; new shuttle service in Burien & more…

PODCAST: Police shoot teen in SeaTac; new shuttle service in Burien & more…

Here’s episode #4 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Cool down at Lake Burien School Park’s ‘Sprayground’ on Saturday afternoon

Cool down at Lake Burien School Park’s ‘Sprayground’ on Saturday afternoon

The City of Burien will be turning on the sprinklers at Lake Burien School Park on Saturday, May 30, from 2 – 5 p.m. With a high around 74 predicted, this free activity could help cool everyone off... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Normandy Park Senior Living holding Garage Sale Saturday

Advertiser Normandy Park Senior Living holding Garage Sale Saturday

Advertiser Normandy Park Senior Living will be holding a parking lot/garage sale on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., benifiting American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Normandy Park Senior... [Read more]

MISSING: The ‘Yodeling Dominatrix’ is missing her cat

MISSING: The ‘Yodeling Dominatrix’ is missing her cat

Local ‘Yodeling Dominatrix’ Manuela Horn wants our Readers to be on the lookout for her missing cat ‘Mama Shiva,’ last seen three days ago: “She is missing for 3 days now... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Sunday Open House: Beautiful 3-BD for just $379,000!

Berkshire Hathaway Sunday Open House: Beautiful 3-BD for just $379,000!

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, May 31 – is a beautiful 3-bedroom home, priced at just $379,000! Sitting high in this park... [Read more]

Burien Student’s Artwork to be seen by 3.2 million people in Voters’ Pamphlet

Burien Student’s Artwork to be seen by 3.2 million people in Voters’ Pamphlet

The following story is courtesy the Washington State Secretary of State’s office: Emily Cain began Wednesday morning at Burien’s Cedarhurst Elementary School like she has many times before it.... [Read more]

Hi-Liners holding Rummage Sale Saturday

Hi-Liners holding Rummage Sale Saturday

The Hi-Liners will be holding a Rummage Sale this Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Burien Annex: WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 9am–3pm WHERE: The Burien Annex, located at 425 SW 144th Street. DONATIONS:... [Read more]

Teen wounded in officer-involved shooting in SeaTac Thursday night

Teen wounded in officer-involved shooting in SeaTac Thursday night

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: An officer-involved shooting happened in SeaTac Thursday night (May 28) at 8:20 p.m., injuring one. Police say that the incident started as a stolen vehicle recovery... [Read more]

Unique linoleum and rubber show set for June at Burien Arts Gallery

Unique linoleum and rubber show set for June at Burien Arts Gallery

Rebecca Woodhouse Allard, a printmaker who works in carved linoleum and rubber, will be the featured artist for Burien Arts Gallery’s June exhibit. Explains Rebecca: “I carve words into linoleum... [Read more]

LETTER: Burien Actors Theatre says ‘there would be no BAT without you!’

LETTER: Burien Actors Theatre says ‘there would be no BAT without you!’

[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:] Thanks to all of you, Burien Actors Theatre’s... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Sketch of kids in Spray Park at Thursday’s Farmers Market

INTERN’S VIEW: Sketch of kids in Spray Park at Thursday’s Farmers Market

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern It was a beautiful day for the Burien Farmers Market on Thursday, and my difficult assignment was to go find something there worth sketching. That’s... [Read more]

Kids of all ages can ‘Touch A Truck’ at Wild Strawberry Festival on June 20

Kids of all ages can ‘Touch A Truck’ at Wild Strawberry Festival on June 20

Kids of all ages are invited to climb, explore, learn and TOUCH at the special ‘Touch A Truck’ attraction at the Wild Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 20. Trucks will be available on SW 152nd... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Probable ‘Noctiluca’ algal bloom seen at Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTOS: Probable ‘Noctiluca’ algal bloom seen at Seahurst Park Beach

BTB Reader Elizabeth Ruth Dutton Butcher sent us these photos, which she took at Burien’s Seahurst Park beach on Thursday, May 28, showing what is most likely an active algal bloom caused by Noctiluca,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien Community Church’s annual Rummage Sale starts this Friday

Burien Community Church’s annual Rummage Sale starts this Friday

Burien Community Church will hold its annual Rummage Sale starting this Friday, May 29 at 9 a.m. Furniture, clothing, tools, cookware, toys, boutique items and much, much more! Lunch is available for... [Read more]

Metro Transit community shuttle service for Burien will begin Monday, June 8

Metro Transit community shuttle service for Burien will begin Monday, June 8

Riders will have a new way to get around Burien beginning Monday, June 8. King County Metro Transit, in partnership with the City of Burien, is launching a new shuttle that will restore weekday local... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, May 30

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, May 30

Volunteers are needed to join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and other outdoor enthusiasts to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, May 30. “Clear the forest of invasive English ivy and... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Normandy Park Senior Living’s ‘Senior Health & Fitness Day’ is Wednesday

Normandy Park Senior Living’s ‘Senior Health & Fitness Day’ is Wednesday

Advertiser Normandy Park Senior Living will be holding a FREE National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 27, from 2 – 4 p.m. Here’s the schedule: 2 – 4 p.m.: Optimal Health... [Read more]

White Center Teacher named top ‘Innovative Teacher in America’

White Center Teacher named top ‘Innovative Teacher in America’

From our sister site The White Center Blog: Jamie Ewing, a teacher at White Center’s Mount View Elementary, earned first place in The Henry Ford’s Innovative Nation Teacher Awards. Ewing is one of... [Read more]

Sponsored Post GIANT Rummage Sale will be at the Normandy Park Cove on Sunday, May 31

GIANT Rummage Sale will be at the Normandy Park Cove on Sunday, May 31

A GIANT Rummage Sale will be held at the Normandy Park Cove on Sunday, May 31, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Over 40 booths inside and out! Normandy Park Cove 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive Normandy Park, WA Sunday,... [Read more]

You can be fined $250 for taking driftwood from any Burien Park beach

You can be fined $250 for taking driftwood from any Burien Park beach

A regular BTB Reader alerted us that on Tuesday morning (May 26), she witnessed three men dressed in restaurant cook uniforms take driftwood from Seahurst Park beach, load it into a green truck and take... [Read more]

Sponsored Post It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week and Priceless Pet Clinic has some tips

It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week and Priceless Pet Clinic has some tips

It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic has some tips: Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs. Almost 1 in 5 (800,000) people... [Read more]

Learn about business & commercial safety at Discover Burien event June 9

Learn about business & commercial safety at Discover Burien event June 9

Discover Burien, along with the City of Burien and the Police Department, will be sponsoring the second in a series of quarterly meetings on ways to improve safety for our business and commercial districts... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Bikram Yoga Burien announces FREE Yoga Open House event Saturday, June 6

Bikram Yoga Burien announces FREE Yoga Open House event Saturday, June 6

Welcome returning Advertiser Bikram Yoga Burien, who invites all our readers to come discover what’s new in the studio. From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday June 6, guests can participate in classes... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Fun in the sun!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Fun in the sun!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 13-year old special needs student at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School. She is also our latest columnist… by Cass Huff Fun in the sun! The school year is... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident wants to warn neighbors about Coyotes

LETTER: Resident wants to warn neighbors about Coyotes

[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:] Hi, I just want to post a warning to neighbors... [Read more]

May may almost be over, but it’s still ‘Car Wash Awareness Month’

May may almost be over, but it’s still ‘Car Wash Awareness Month’

May may almost be over, but it’s still ‘Car Awash Awareness Month, according to the Puget Sound Car Wash Association. Here’s more info on why you should always get your car washed at... [Read more]