Life Section

Burien Parks’ ‘Neighborhood Celebration’ is this Wed. at New Start High School

Burien Parks’ ‘Neighborhood Celebration’ is this Wed. at New Start High School

Burien Parks’ second “Neighborhood Celebration” will be this Wednesday, July 26, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at New Start High School’s field, located at 614 SW 120th Street. “Come... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber will partner up with Seattle Metropolitan Chamber

Seattle Southside Chamber will partner up with Seattle Metropolitan Chamber

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce on Monday (July 24) announced a new partnership, with a goal to “better and more strategically promote... [Read more]

THANKS READERS – 1st half 2017 Blog traffic stats up +30% over 2016!

THANKS READERS – 1st half 2017 Blog traffic stats up +30% over 2016!

Website traffic for The B-Town Blog is up over +30% – with impressions up +52% – for the first half of 2017 vs 2016, according to independent statistics from Google Analytics: Check out the difference... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Last chance to see Highline Bears this year is next Friday

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Last chance to see Highline Bears this year is next Friday

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her third year(!) with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 13-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

Katalia’s Community Corner: Meet Shirley Hays of the Forest Fairy Bakery

Katalia’s Community Corner: Meet Shirley Hays of the Forest Fairy Bakery

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Please welcome our newest Writer, 17-year old Katalia Alexander, a journalism student at Mt. Rainier High School who nearly single-handedly led a successful effort to revive the school’s... [Read more]

Learn about historic court case at ‘Climate Outloud’ at Burien Library July 29

Learn about historic court case at ‘Climate Outloud’ at Burien Library July 29

All are invited to attend “Climate Outloud” on Saturday, July 29 at the Burien Library. Nature Stewards Program, in partnership with Burien King County Library and Humanities WA,  will present an... [Read more]

LETTER: Voting responsibly

LETTER: Voting responsibly

[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:] If we want responsible representative... [Read more]

Kids and Teens can eat FREE this summer courtesy United Way of King County

Kids and Teens can eat FREE this summer courtesy United Way of King County

Kids and teens can eat free this summer with United Way of King County’s Summer Food Invasion. Summer meals sites are hosted throughout the county at parks, libraries, churches, and more, and provide... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: If you haven’t visited a public library lately, I encourage you to do so

CLIFF’S EDGE: If you haven’t visited a public library lately, I encourage you to do so

If you haven’t visited a public library lately, as I hadn’t until this week, I encourage you to do so. If you happen to have children or grandchildren, invite them along. There’s a lot going on... [Read more]

LETTER: Charles Schaefer is running for Burien City Council, Pos. #1

LETTER: Charles Schaefer is running for Burien City Council, Pos. #1

[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. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

More petition signatures delivered to City of Burien to repeal Ordinance 651

More petition signatures delivered to City of Burien to repeal Ordinance 651

On Thursday (July 20), representatives from ‘Respect Washington’ delivered to the City of Burien more petition signatures for the “Initiative Petition to REPEAL Burien’s ‘Sanctuary... [Read more]

Meet Candidates for Burien City Council tonight near Farmers Market

Meet Candidates for Burien City Council tonight near Farmers Market

Another opportunity to meet and speak with some of the candidates running for Burien City Council is TONIGHT – Thursday, July 20 – on the sidewalk near the Farmers Market from 5-6:30 p.m. According... [Read more]

Congressman Adam Smith holding Town Hall Meeting in Tukwila Sat., July 29

Congressman Adam Smith holding Town Hall Meeting in Tukwila Sat., July 29

Congressman Adam Smith is hosting a Town Hall event where constituents can meet and interact with the Congressman and voice concerns on the issues before Congress. WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 2017 from... [Read more]

Highline Forum on July 26 will focus on economic development, 509 & airplanes

Highline Forum on July 26 will focus on economic development, 509 & airplanes

The next Highline Forum will be on Wednesday, July 26, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the City of SeaTac’s City Hall Council Chambers (4800 South 188th Street; map below). At the Highline Forum, members... [Read more]

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #7 Candidates

B-TOWN BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with City Council Pos. #7 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 11 Questions to all candidates running for Burien City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. Two candidates who receive the most... [Read more]

VIDEO: New ‘Downtown Burien’ arch installed on SW 152nd Street Tuesday

VIDEO: New ‘Downtown Burien’ arch installed on SW 152nd Street Tuesday

On Tuesday morning (July 18), SW 152nd Street was closed between 1st and 2nd Ave SW to install the new ‘Downtown Burien’ arch, which was lifted by a crane into place where a previous arch was... [Read more]

REMINDER: Carnival Days starts Thursday with new ‘Balloon Glow’ event

REMINDER: Carnival Days starts Thursday with new ‘Balloon Glow’ event

Photo by Michael Brunk | nwlens.comREMINDER: Discover Burien’s Carnival Days are back, starting this Thursday, July 20, and continuing through Sunday, July 23 at Puget Sound Park located at 135... [Read more]

New ramp on SR 518 will improve access for Burien redevelopment of NERA

New ramp on SR 518 will improve access for Burien redevelopment of NERA

Summer construction in Burien is heating up as crews get ready to construct a new two-lane off-ramp from eastbound State Route 518 to Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below). Contractor crews from Graham... [Read more]

Workshop on marketing, engagement & more at Film Office Happy Hour Aug. 1

Workshop on marketing, engagement & more at Film Office Happy Hour Aug. 1

Photo by Lauren Max. Brad Wilke will lead an interactive digital workshop on marketing, audience engagement, and personal branding to help filmmakers at the Burien Film Office Happy Hour on Tuesday,... [Read more]

LETTER: Martin Culbert is running for Burien City Council, Position #7

LETTER: Martin Culbert is running for Burien City Council, Position #7

[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. During this election year, we are allowing... [Read more]

Not enough valid signatures may doom ‘Sanctuary City’ repeal petition

Not enough valid signatures may doom ‘Sanctuary City’ repeal petition

On Friday (July 14), King County Elections determined that the Petition to Repeal Burien’s Ordinance No. 651 contained an insufficient number of signatures to move forward – so far. All 4,181... [Read more]

Public forum for Tommy Le, high schooler killed by police, will be Wed., July 19

Public forum for Tommy Le, high schooler killed by police, will be Wed., July 19

A public forum for Tommy Le, a South Seattle high schooler who was recently shot and killed by police in Burien, will be held on Wednesday, July 19. Tommy, a 20-year-old high school senior, was shot and... [Read more]

City of Burien awarding $150 prizes in new #BurienSummer Photo Contest

City of Burien awarding $150 prizes in new #BurienSummer Photo Contest

The City of Burien on Friday (July 14) announced that it’s holding a #BurienSummer Photo Contest, with a deadline to enter of Sept. 4, 2017: Enter the #BurienSummer Photo Contest! What are the... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: Gregory Heights, West Seattle & Normandy Park

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: Gregory Heights, West Seattle & Normandy Park

STB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding three Open Houses this weekend, including Friday, July 14, Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16: This week’s... [Read more]