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WABI Burien: 50 or so Walkers walk from Burien to Tukwila Tuesday morning

WABI Burien: 50 or so Walkers walk from Burien to Tukwila Tuesday morning

If you saw a large group of people walking through Burien on Tuesday morning (May 23), you most likely witnessed about 50 (or so) ‘Seattle Striders’ doing the first of three 10-Mile Walks. Our... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien Personal Injury Attorney: Key things to know about Distracted Driving Law

Burien Personal Injury Attorney: Key things to know about Distracted Driving Law

From Advertiser Attorney W. Tracy Codd: Designed by Freepik Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new, tougher statewide distracted driving law. The law was supposed to go into effect in 2019, but Governor... [Read more]

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza gets MLK Medal of Distinguished Service Monday

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza gets MLK Medal of Distinguished Service Monday

Councilmember Dave Upthegrove (right), with Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service recipient Fred Mendoza. Fred Mendoza has never strayed far from the South King County communities he was... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive on Friday, May 26 at Five Corners

Donors needed for Blood Drive on Friday, May 26 at Five Corners

Donors are needed for a Bloodworks Northwest Blood Drive this Friday, May 26, from Noon – 6 p.m. at the Five Corners Shopping Center (near Trader Joes). Look for a bus parked near Super Supplements... [Read more]

Elderly Burien man ‘didn’t understand how big of a problem kidney disease is…’

Elderly Burien man ‘didn’t understand how big of a problem kidney disease is…’

By Cynthia Flash Burien resident Gerry Crouch looks back and realizes that perhaps he didn’t take the warning signs seriously enough. High blood pressure. Prostate issues. Time in the hospital. Suggestions... [Read more]

Local Real Estate Agent paints tiny homes on rocks, leaves them around Burien

Local Real Estate Agent paints tiny homes on rocks, leaves them around Burien

Meredith Hailey (pictured, left), a real estate broker for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest (a BTB Advertiser), paints doors and tiny homes on rocks, then leaves them around Burien. She is one... [Read more]

‘Rampathon’ provides free wheelchair ramp to 90-year old Burien woman

‘Rampathon’ provides free wheelchair ramp to 90-year old Burien woman

Laverne Ritchie – a 90-Year-Old Burien resident – received a free wheelchair ramp on Saturday (May 20) courtesy the Master Builders Association’s ‘Rampathon’ event. The Master... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘This is election filing season for Burien City Council candidates…’

LETTER: ‘This is election filing season for Burien City Council candidates…’

[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: This is election... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Night of Giving’ fundraiser for Orphan Relief & Rescue is Saturday

REMINDER: ‘Night of Giving’ fundraiser for Orphan Relief & Rescue is Saturday

REMINDER: Enjoy a fun & lively cocktail evening filled with tasty food, drinks, and a silent auction to benefit Orphan Relief and Rescue at ‘A Night of Giving’ at Hotfeet Fitness this Saturday,... [Read more]

Alaska Airlines to begin commercial air service from Paine Field in 2018

Alaska Airlines to begin commercial air service from Paine Field in 2018

Alaska Airlines announced Wednesday (May 17) that it will begin commercial service from Paine Field – Snohomish County Airport in the fall of 2018. Once it receives government approval, more than... [Read more]

‘Bowling with Bowlies’ fundraiser for White Center Jubilee Days will be May 30

‘Bowling with Bowlies’ fundraiser for White Center Jubilee Days will be May 30

A ‘Bowling with Bowlies’ fundraiser for the production and programming expenses for the White Center Jubilee Days Main Stage will be held on Tuesday, May 30 at Roxbury Lanes & Casino. ‘Bowling... [Read more]

Demolition of Peter Western Bridge to begin Thurs.; could take 2 years to rebuild

Demolition of Peter Western Bridge to begin Thurs.; could take 2 years to rebuild

Demolition of the Peter Western Bridge – located in the 2200 block of S. 116th Street in Burien (map below) – is set to begin this Thursday, May 18. Due to damage to the structural integrity of... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘If Burien were a Nation-State…U.N. would likely declare it a Failed-State’

LETTER: ‘If Burien were a Nation-State…U.N. would likely declare it a Failed-State’

[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, If Burien were a... [Read more]

Burien City Council votes to hire Brian Wilson as new City Manager

Burien City Council votes to hire Brian Wilson as new City Manager

At Monday night’s special meeting, the Burien City Council selected Brian Wilson as the new City Manager. Wilson was one of the five final candidates that the council had been interviewing and considering... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, May 24 at Sea-Tac Airport

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, May 24 at Sea-Tac Airport

The next Highline Forum will be held on Wednesday, May 24, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m at the Sea-Tac Airport Conference Center in the London Conference Room. Here’s what’s on the agenda: Forum... [Read more]

‘I’m Homeless because…’

‘I’m Homeless because…’

By James Adam Lamb Special to South King Media I’m homeless because I blew my credit. I don’t have any money, and I can’t seem to keep a job. My first week at University in 1983 I was... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sailboat regatta, ferries, tugs, construction & more

PHOTOS: Sailboat regatta, ferries, tugs, construction & more

Elston Hill was out with his camera and he caught these great photos of the Seattle Yacht Club’s Tri-Island Vashon Island Regatta #2 (starting at Shilshole, then around Vashon/Maury Island then back),... [Read more]

Burien Film Festival seeking Sponsors – here’s how YOU (& your biz) can help

Burien Film Festival seeking Sponsors – here’s how YOU (& your biz) can help

Photo by Michael Brunk | nwlens.com The Burien Film Festival (BFF) is offering sponsorship opportunities for its upcoming 2017 season! Choose your level of sponsorship and receive exclusive opportunities... [Read more]

REMINDER: Great seats available at the door for Mother’s Day weekend concerts

REMINDER: Great seats available at the door for Mother’s Day weekend concerts

REMINDER: On Mother’s Day – this Sunday, May 14 at 2 p.m. – ChoralSounds Northwest (CSN) will deliver a choral bouquet about, in honor of, and remembering Moms, which makes for a great last-minute... [Read more]

Rotary Club giving away pair of tickets to Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

Rotary Club giving away pair of tickets to Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

In anticipation of the 8th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival, The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park is giving away a FREE pair of tickets! Just click below to enter: https://goo.gl/q52DAc This... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Happy Mother’s Day from Marina Midwifery, putting Mom in charge!

Happy Mother’s Day from Marina Midwifery, putting Mom in charge!

This Sunday (May 14), we acknowledge the Moms in our lives, recognizing all they have done for us, starting from bringing us into the world. It seems an appropriate time to talk about birthing and the... [Read more]

Normandy Park Arts Festival will be held the weekend of May 20-21

Normandy Park Arts Festival will be held the weekend of May 20-21

Poster art by 2016 arts festival “People’s Choice” award winner Crystal Campbell The Normandy Park Arts Festival will be held the weekend of May 20-21, 2017, with an Art Show/Competition & Awards,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Remember Mom this Sunday, May 14 with Flowers or Gifts from Iris & Peony!

Remember Mom this Sunday, May 14 with Flowers or Gifts from Iris & Peony!

Running out of time to find the perfect way to celebrate the Moms in your life? Burien’s freshest blooms and most thoughtful gifts are only a phone call away. Whether she is near or far, you can delight... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Congrats Terrie W. for winning Berkshire Hathaway’s drawing at Farmers Market

Congrats Terrie W. for winning Berkshire Hathaway’s drawing at Farmers Market

Congratulations Terrie W. for winning the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Realty drawing at the Burien Farmers Market last week! “Enjoy this certificate for two personal training sessions... [Read more]