Life Section

Neighborhood Celebration will be at Seahurst Beach this Wednesday, Aug. 9

Neighborhood Celebration will be at Seahurst Beach this Wednesday, Aug. 9

Burien Parks’ next “Neighborhood Celebration” will be this Wednesday, Au. 9, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Seahurst Beach, located at 1600 SW Seahurst Park Road. “Come out and celebrate... [Read more]

Hi-Liners will sing and dance while washing your car on Saturday, Aug. 12

Hi-Liners will sing and dance while washing your car on Saturday, Aug. 12

Members of Burien’s Hi-Liners will sing and dance while they wash cars this coming Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Annex Parking Lot. WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. WHERE:... [Read more]

Political activist files suit to force City Council to deal with ‘sanctuary ordinance’

Political activist files suit to force City Council to deal with ‘sanctuary ordinance’

Craig Keller during public comment at the Burien City Council meeting on July 31, 2017. By Jack Mayne Political activist Craig Keller (pictured, left) has filed suit in King County Superior Court, demanding... [Read more]

PHOTOS: More great photos of our strange smoky skies & a weather update

PHOTOS: More great photos of our strange smoky skies & a weather update

From Elston Hill comes more great photos showing our strange smoky skies, courtesy wildfires in British Columbia being pushed our way by a southerly wind. On Thursday morning, Vashon and Blake Island... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: An article on aging

CLIFF’S EDGE: An article on aging

If you’re a senior citizen like me, I have a magazine article that I recommend you read. If you’re a teenager, I think you’d gain from reading it, too. Heck, I suggest you read it if your age... [Read more]

5th Annual Burien Public Art ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be this Sunday, Aug. 6

5th Annual Burien Public Art ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be this Sunday, Aug. 6

From our friends at WABI Burien: “Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.” – Marcel Proust In keeping with our summertime tradition, come join the 5th Annual Burien... [Read more]

Man jailed, charged with assault, indecent liberties of two Burien teen girls

Man jailed, charged with assault, indecent liberties of two Burien teen girls

By Jack Mayne The King County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Salvador Diaz-Garcia, 23, with indecent liberties in the molestation of 14-year-old Burien girl on June 25 at a Burien apartment complex. Diaz-Garcia... [Read more]

City Manager: Nov. election still possible to attempt sanctuary ordinance repeal

City Manager: Nov. election still possible to attempt sanctuary ordinance repeal

By Jack Mayne Although the Burien City Council failed on Monday to repeal the city sanctuary law or place it on the November ballot – apparently violating state law – there still may be a chance for... [Read more]

PHOTOS: It’s been a couple of smoky days in Burien lately…

PHOTOS: It’s been a couple of smoky days in Burien lately…

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing the recent smoky skies in Burien: “I was startled when we got home at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The sky looked yucky. Very hazy and/or dirty. Turns out... [Read more]

Put on your red shoes and dance the blues outside TONIGHT with ‘Bowie Vision’

Put on your red shoes and dance the blues outside TONIGHT with ‘Bowie Vision’

REMINDER: The excellent David Bowie tribute band ‘Bowie Vision’ will perform for FREE tonight – Wed., Aug. 2, 2017 – outside at Des Moines Beach Park, starting at 7 p.m. Bring the whole... [Read more]

Chaos, squabbling and indecision made for weird, conflicted Council session

Chaos, squabbling and indecision made for weird, conflicted Council session

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was revised on Aug. 2, 2017 to correct a quote: By Jack Mayne Monday night’s Burien City Council special meeting to decide whether or not to repeal the city’s sanctuary... [Read more]

LETTER: Neighbor shares observations on Burien’s Sanctuary City status

LETTER: Neighbor shares observations on Burien’s Sanctuary City status

[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: As a neighbor who monitors... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ issued for this week, starting Tuesday

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ issued for this week, starting Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued an ‘Excessive Heat Warning,’ starting Tuesday, Aug. 1, and continuing through Friday, Aug. 4. Expect temps to hit the high 90s, with Thursday most... [Read more]

Free All-Day Music & Community Festival will be Sat., Aug. 12 in Des Moines

Free All-Day Music & Community Festival will be Sat., Aug. 12 in Des Moines

A FREE inaugural All-Day Music and Community Festival will be in Des Moines on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy a fun-filled day featuring 4+ live bands, fresh... [Read more]

Vote for B-Town’s BEST Food & Drink, win $100 gift certificate starting Aug. 9

Vote for B-Town’s BEST Food & Drink, win $100 gift certificate starting Aug. 9

The B-Town (Burien) Blog will be launching its first-ever “B-Town’s BEST Food & Drink” competition on Aug. 9, 2017, with a $100 Gift Card prize for one lucky voter. This contest will focus on... [Read more]

Learn more about Sea-Tac Airport’s Ecology Fund at a session near you

Learn more about Sea-Tac Airport’s Ecology Fund at a session near you

By Brian DeRoy 
Port of Seattle The Port of Seattle will be holding several informational sessions designed to let community groups near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport know how they can benefit... [Read more]

Former Burien Mayor & Councilmember Joan McGilton has passed away

Former Burien Mayor & Councilmember Joan McGilton has passed away

Photo of then-Mayor McGilton at the grand opening of Burien Town Square/City Hall/Library in June, 2009 by Michael Brunk | nwlens.com. Sadly, former Burien Mayor and longtime Councilmember Joan McGilton... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: A few leftovers from my discussion on libraries…

CLIFF’S EDGE: A few leftovers from my discussion on libraries…

I thought you and I had a healthy conversation around the table last Friday as we chewed on the topic of local libraries and their continued value in this age of evolving media. I thought this weekend... [Read more]

Area will be featured in international tourism video for Seattle Southside RTA

Area will be featured in international tourism video for Seattle Southside RTA

The Seattle Southside region – including Burien – will get some star treatment through this Saturday (July 29) when Brand USA will be filming for a series of short videos aimed at attracting international... [Read more]

Give an old bike new life by donating to Bike Works in Burien this Saturday

Give an old bike new life by donating to Bike Works in Burien this Saturday

Bike Works is hosting an event this Saturday, July 29 at the Recology Cleanscapes store in Burien, from Noon – 4 p.m. This event is an opportunity for people to drop off unwanted bikes to an organization... [Read more]

Memorial for Evelyn ‘Jean’ Snyder will be Sunday, Aug. 6 in Des Moines

Memorial for Evelyn ‘Jean’ Snyder will be Sunday, Aug. 6 in Des Moines

Evelyn “Jean” Snyder, wife, super mom, and friend to all, went to the promise land 7/22/17 after a lengthy and courageous battle with vascular dementia. With a family built on love and respect by... [Read more]

Discover Burien’s ‘Boiling Point’ fundraiser dinner will be Aug. 12

Discover Burien’s ‘Boiling Point’ fundraiser dinner will be Aug. 12

Discover Burien’s third annual ‘Boiling Point’ Seafood Boil fundraiser dinner will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12 at Seahurst Park. The event will start at 5 p.m., and will include a... [Read more]

Burien’s St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church welcomes Neighborhood House

Burien’s St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church welcomes Neighborhood House

Burien’s St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church will be partnering up with Neighborhood House to provide health, education and self-sufficiency through culturally and linguistically relevant services. Since... [Read more]

Man robbed at gunpoint results in large police search in Burien Tuesday night

Man robbed at gunpoint results in large police search in Burien Tuesday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 21-year old local man was robbed at gunpoint around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night (July 25) near Hazel Valley Elementary School in the 13100 block of... [Read more]