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REMINDER: See & Hear ‘The Planets’ with NW Symphony Orchestra Saturday

REMINDER: See & Hear ‘The Planets’ with NW Symphony Orchestra Saturday

REMINDER: The Northwest Symphony Orchestra first concert in its 2014-2015 season – a multimedia extravaganza called “The Planets” – will be this Saturday night, Oct. 25 at Burien’s... [Read more]

Vote LOCAL in KING5’s ‘Best of Western Washington,’ which ends this Friday

Vote LOCAL in KING5’s ‘Best of Western Washington,’ which ends this Friday

KING5’s annual ‘Best of Western Washington‘ contest ends this Friday, Oct. 24, so now would be a good time to cast your votes to help some of our local businesses! Several area businesses... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Two shows Thursday night at Tin Room Bar & Theater’s Comedy Night!

Two shows Thursday night at Tin Room Bar & Theater’s Comedy Night!

Longtime Advertiser The Tin Room Bar & Theater will be holding their monthly Comedy Night – with two shows – this Thursday night, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Headliner is Rodney Sherwood, with... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Rebuttal to Highline School District Board President’s letter’

LETTER: ‘Rebuttal to Highline School District Board President’s letter’

[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:] REBUTTAL TO THE HIGHLINE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time-lapse of Tuesday’s storm as seen from Seahurst

VIDEO: Time-lapse of Tuesday’s storm as seen from Seahurst

Burien resident Chris Rimple shot a time-lapse video on Tuesday, Oct. 21, showing a storm system moving through the region. “Here’s a time lapse of yesterday’s storm, from 9:30 a.m. to sunset,”... [Read more]

Highline to host Career Fair for 650+ High School Students Thursday, Oct. 23

Highline to host Career Fair for 650+ High School Students Thursday, Oct. 23

Highline Public Schools is partnering with the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation to present the Highline High School Career Fair on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 7:30 – 10 a.m. More than 45 employers and... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High School holding free Trick or Treat event Friday, Oct. 31

Kennedy Catholic High School holding free Trick or Treat event Friday, Oct. 31

Kennedy Catholic High School will be holding a ‘Trick or Treat’ event for the community from 3 – 4 p.m. on Halloween – Friday, Oct. 31. This is a free, open and safe environment for all,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘So, about that Highline High School proposed rebuild…’

LETTER: ‘So, about that Highline High School proposed rebuild…’

[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 Editor, So, about that Highline High School... [Read more]

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

Legislation linking an important segment of the ‘Lake to Sound Trail’ that will connect the cities of Burien, Renton, Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines received unanimous approval by the Metropolitan... [Read more]

Burien Arts Gallery’s November exhibit spotlights two unique Artists

Burien Arts Gallery’s November exhibit spotlights two unique Artists

Kalvin Zane Rutagengwa is a self-taught painter and sculptor who discovered his artistic talent as a 6-year-old boy in Rwanda. Tamara Stephas is a landscape painter and sculptor whose work is deeply... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Travelle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics of Burien holding Candy Buy Back Nov. 1

Travelle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics of Burien holding Candy Buy Back Nov. 1

Join Travelle Family Dentistry and Orthodontics of Burien for their First Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back on Saturday, Nov. 1. It’ll take place from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Travelle Family Dentistry,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Young Coyote spotted in Gregory Heights Tuesday morning

PHOTOS: Young Coyote spotted in Gregory Heights Tuesday morning

This young coyote was spotted and photographed by two residents – BTB Reader Kathleen Hardee and Publisher Scott Schaefer – in Gregory Heights Tuesday morning, Oct. 21 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): As... [Read more]

Soundside Alliance Outlook Breakfast will be Wednesday, Nov. 5

Soundside Alliance Outlook Breakfast will be Wednesday, Nov. 5

The Soundside Alliance – a consortium of cities which includes Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila – will be holding an ‘Outlook Breakfast’ on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from... [Read more]

New Highline Creative Schools Initiative receives $1.7 million grant

New Highline Creative Schools Initiative receives $1.7 million grant

Non-profit Arts Corps has been awarded a $1.7 million grant over four years from the U.S. Department of Education to launch the Highline Creative Schools Initiative within Highline Public Schools. The... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Kennedy Catholic’s volleyball team reaches high ranks!

Kennedy Catholic’s volleyball team reaches high ranks!

From Advertiser Kennedy Catholic High School comes this good news: Shayne McPherson The Kennedy Catholic Lancer Volleyball Team is ranked #2 by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association and... [Read more]

Proposal to double B&O tax on larger businesses submitted to City Council

Proposal to double B&O tax on larger businesses submitted to City Council

by Jack Mayne In order to seek potential boutique hotels, arts facilities and increased general business, Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol is proposing to double the city’s Business and Occupations... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG: Recreational Pot Store opens in Des Moines

WATERLAND BLOG: Recreational Pot Store opens in Des Moines

From our sister site The Waterland Blog comes news that a recreational pot store is opening in Des Moines this week. This will be the only retail marijuana store between Seattle and Tacoma. Read the full... [Read more]

LETTER: Highline High School Alum shares thoughts on School District Bond

LETTER: Highline High School Alum shares thoughts on School District Bond

[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:] All five of us Mathison kids graduated from... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Autumn is about to kick into full-swing this week

WEATHER GEEK: Autumn is about to kick into full-swing this week

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We can thank a small ridge of high pressure for the awesomely comfortable weekend in the middle... [Read more]

Two shot on SW 152nd in downtown Burien early Sunday morning

Two shot on SW 152nd in downtown Burien early Sunday morning

Photo showing bullet hole in the window of Burien Tattoo courtesy Roger Arnold. The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that two males received non life-threatening injuries when an unknown... [Read more]

Des Moines Farmers Market’s Annual Chili Cook-Off is this Saturday, Oct. 25

Des Moines Farmers Market’s Annual Chili Cook-Off is this Saturday, Oct. 25

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market Annual Chili Cook-Off – coming this Saturday, Oct. 25 – is family friendly and is the culminating event for the market’s 2014 season. It is a fun and delicious... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Adults-only Halloween Costume Party will be at The Cove Saturday, Oct. 25

Adults-only Halloween Costume Party will be at The Cove Saturday, Oct. 25

Come to the Normandy Park Cove for their BIG Halloween Adults-Only Costume Party on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 7 – 11:30 p.m.! Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed. Live music will be provided by... [Read more]

Vintage at Burien’s Fall Bazaar will be Nov. 15

Vintage at Burien’s Fall Bazaar will be Nov. 15

VINTAGE at BURIEN FALL BAZAAR 149 S 140th ST NOV. 15, 2014, 10 A.M. – 3 P.M. CRAFTS, CHRISTMAS ITEMS, ART PIECES, BAKED GOODS RAFFLE BASKETS & MISC. GIFT ITEMS TICKETS $1.00 ea or 6 / $5.00 Proceeds... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG: Let’s talk Angry Doug…and Percy Harvin…

WATERLAND BLOG: Let’s talk Angry Doug…and Percy Harvin…

From our sister site The Waterland Blog comes this take on the Seahawks sudden and surprising trade of Percy Harvin on Friday, Oct. 17: Yeah, the ‘Hawks are big news. Expectations are high, and everyone’s... [Read more]

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Burien Arts Gallery accepting submissions for 2015-16

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Burien Arts Gallery accepting submissions for 2015-16

CALL FOR ARTISTS: BURIEN ARTS GALLERY now accepting submissions for the 2015-16 Gallery Exhibition Schedule. The Burien Arts Gallery, centrally located in downtown Burien, is calling for artists to apply... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOB: Iron Age Grates seeking to hire part-time employee

JOB: Iron Age Grates seeking to hire part-time employee

Iron Age Grates is a 10-year old design company looking for an enthusiastic, experienced office mate who wants to assist in continued growth of a small company. We have an office of five people who work... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Few openings left in Matt Griffin YMCA’s Beginning Ballet program

Few openings left in Matt Griffin YMCA’s Beginning Ballet program

Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA has only a few openings its Beginning Ballet program for children ages 3-11. Fall session starts Saturday, October 18th! The Y’s six-week-long ballet class sessions will... [Read more]

Blood Drive being held at Serenza Salon on Wednesday, Oct. 22

Blood Drive being held at Serenza Salon on Wednesday, Oct. 22

A Blood Drive for Puget Sound Blood Center will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Serenza Salon, located at 120 SW 160th Street in Burien. To make an appointment,... [Read more]