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Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce April 14 luncheon to focus on tourism

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce April 14 luncheon to focus on tourism

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s April Luncheon – set for Friday, April 14 at the Embassy Suites in Tukwila – will focus on tourism, with a presentation by the Seattle Southside Regional... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Here’s proof that spring is near – Trilliums are starting to bloom!

PHOTOS: Here’s proof that spring is near – Trilliums are starting to bloom!

Resident Elston Hill and his wife Jackline managed to avoid some of the recent, seemingly relentless torrent of raindrops and capture some great photos of some local Trilliums just starting to bloom. “We... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Longtime Burien biz Lakeside-Milam Recovery Center closing

B-TOWN BIZ: Longtime Burien biz Lakeside-Milam Recovery Center closing

The Burien branch of Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers is closing – as of Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – according to an announcement on the company’s Facebook page. First established in 1983, this... [Read more]

‘America’s Jukebox’ leads exciting spring lineup of South Sound Choral Events

‘America’s Jukebox’ leads exciting spring lineup of South Sound Choral Events

On April 9, 2017 at 3 p.m., SilverSounds Northwest (SSN) will present its Spring Concert ‘America’s Jukebox.’ Northwest Associated Arts’ senior singers put their best foot forward with... [Read more]

School district releases new statement on immigration & student safety

School district releases new statement on immigration & student safety

On Tuesday, March 14, Highline Public Schools released a new statement on immigration and student safety (read their previous statement, released in December, here): We recognize that actions taken by... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Mudslide at Seahurst Park affecting upper parking lot

PHOTOS: Mudslide at Seahurst Park affecting upper parking lot

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos of a mudslide in the upper parking lot at Burien’s Seahurst Park, taken on Tuesday, March 14: “Barriers have been placed to close off at least two-thirds... [Read more]

Hit and run driver crashes car into house in Burien Monday morning, runs away

Hit and run driver crashes car into house in Burien Monday morning, runs away

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that around 4 a.m. on Monday morning (March 13), a vehicle crashed into a house near SW 136th Street and 1st Ave SW (map below). The resident told deputies... [Read more]

Local high school senior Donovan Spann killed in accidental shooting Friday night

Local high school senior Donovan Spann killed in accidental shooting Friday night

Donovan Spann, 18 – a senior at Burien’s New Start High School – was tragically killed in an accidental shooting on Friday night, March 10, Highline Public Schools announced Monday. Another... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Ribbon cut in Burien for segment of new ‘Lake to Sound’ trail

PHOTOS: Ribbon cut in Burien for segment of new ‘Lake to Sound’ trail

From left to right: Deputy King County Executive Fred Jarrett, Burien City Councilmember Stephen Armstrong, Former King County Councilmember Julia Patterson, King County Councilmember David Upthegrove,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Wine Tasting at Tin Room Bar & Theater will be this Thursday night, March 16

Wine Tasting at Tin Room Bar & Theater will be this Thursday night, March 16

From Advertiser the Tin Room Bar & Theater: WINES FOR THE LUCKY MARCH TASTING Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. BARONE FINI Valdadige Pinot Grigio, Italy 2015 Aromas of subtle floral... [Read more]

Around 100 attend ‘Meet Your Muslim Neighbor’ event Thursday night

Around 100 attend ‘Meet Your Muslim Neighbor’ event Thursday night

Around 100 people attended the “Meet Your Muslim Neighbor” event held at Burien Community Church on Thursday night, March 9. As part of the Burien/Normandy Park 10 Actions Group, Theresa Crecelius,... [Read more]

Bring the kids to see a fire engine up close at Burien Community Church Saturday!

Bring the kids to see a fire engine up close at Burien Community Church Saturday!

Bring your kids to see a fire engine up close at Burien Community Church this Saturday, March 11! Burien Community Church – located at 16241 19th Ave. SW (across from Gregory Heights Elementary) –... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Just another dreary day in the rain in Burien :)

PHOTOS: Just another dreary day in the rain in Burien :)

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this photo gallery taken on ‘another dreary day’ in Burien: Another dreary day. Can you believe it? We just spent a month in Wyoming and Alberta. Cold? Yes. But it... [Read more]

City of Burien issues statement in response to ‘Rally Against Crime’ protest

City of Burien issues statement in response to ‘Rally Against Crime’ protest

The City of Burien on Thursday (March 9) issued a statement in response to the ‘Rally Against Crime’ held outside and at the City Council meeting on Monday night, March 6. In the statement... [Read more]

Ribbon cutting ceremony for new Lake to Sound Trail segment will be Friday

Ribbon cutting ceremony for new Lake to Sound Trail segment will be Friday

All are invited to join King County, City of SeaTac and Burien leaders at a celebration of the completion of the first segment along the Lake to Sound Trail in Burien this Friday, March 10. This new trail... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident challenges everyone to consider ways to improve community

LETTER: Resident challenges everyone to consider ways to improve community

[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:] Greetings City Council, I am writing as... [Read more]

34th Legislative District Telephone Town Hall will be Wednesday, March 15

34th Legislative District Telephone Town Hall will be Wednesday, March 15

A Telephone Town Hall for residents in the 34th Legislative District – which includes the Burien area – will be held on Wednesday, March 15, from 6 – 7 p.m. Calls will go out to thousands of homes... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I believe your inaction has caused Burien to become insolvent…’

LETTER: ‘I believe your inaction has caused Burien to become insolvent…’

[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, I believe your inaction... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce CEO: Business – yes, it is <i>Personal</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce CEO: Business – yes, it is Personal

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a new regular column for South King Media, written by Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Andrea Reay: By Andrea H. Reay The old colloquialism “Nothing... [Read more]

$3,000 reward offered for info on hit & run driver who killed April Fait Feb. 24

$3,000 reward offered for info on hit & run driver who killed April Fait Feb. 24

A combined reward of $3,000 is being offered by Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound and the family of April Fait, who was tragically killed by a hit and run driver in Burien on Friday night, Feb. 24. As we... [Read more]

Citizens asked to volunteer to help ‘Clean Up Burien’ on Saturday, March 18

Citizens asked to volunteer to help ‘Clean Up Burien’ on Saturday, March 18

A group of citizens is asking for Volunteers to help ‘Clean Up Burien’ on Saturday, March 18, from 9 – 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the city, and are asked to meet at 9... [Read more]

Upset Burien citizens ‘Rally Against Crime’ at lengthy City Council session

Upset Burien citizens ‘Rally Against Crime’ at lengthy City Council session

Burgeoning crime in Burien and the need for additional police officers spurred a large group of residents to spend over an hour at the City Council’s public comment session at the Monday regular meeting…

Burien Police recover stolen car Monday night; two male suspects escape

Burien Police recover stolen car Monday night; two male suspects escape

Photos by Aaron Wells www.aaronwellsphotography.com Burien Police recovered a stolen vehicle on SW 112th Street and 1st Ave. South in Burien shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday night, March 6. Police told... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces 2017 Gold Star Award Nominees

Highline Schools Foundation announces 2017 Gold Star Award Nominees

Each year, the Highline Schools Foundation solicits nominations from community members, district employees and parents for its prestigious and much-anticipated Gold Star Awards. This year’s list... [Read more]