Life Section

Support our local library – join the Burien Library Guild at Jan. 8 meeting

Support our local library – join the Burien Library Guild at Jan. 8 meeting

Join the Burien Library Guild and support your library’s programs on Monday, Jan. 8. This meeting – which runs from 7 – 9 p.m. – is open to everyone and will be held at the library. More info... [Read more]

Discuss Black Lives Matter, homelessness & more on Thursday, Dec. 14

Discuss Black Lives Matter, homelessness & more on Thursday, Dec. 14

On Thursday, Dec, 14, join a discussion about Black Lives Matter, the struggles the homeless face and how to help improve the lives of homeless individuals in Burien with Renton’s Outstanding Citizen... [Read more]

Despite the sign, Burien’s St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church is NOT ‘For Sale’

Despite the sign, Burien’s St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church is NOT ‘For Sale’

There is a sign outside St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Olde Burien that has led some people to wonder if they were selling or closing: “We are not!” said Fr. John Forman. “In... [Read more]

Burien City Council wants to know where the next airport will be

Burien City Council wants to know where the next airport will be

By Jack Mayne Burien City Councilmembers have by 6-0 vote approved a resolution asking county and state officials to look at the burgeoning growth of Sea-Tac Airport and figure out who is responsible for... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing 40-year old woman has been FOUND

UPDATE: Missing 40-year old woman has been FOUND

UPDATE Dec. 5, 2017 3:45 p.m.: Chantae Leahy, the missing 40-year old woman, has been located in Lacey by the Lacey Police Department. She is said to be in good health. PREVIOUSLY: The King County Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Highline Medical Center Toy Drive to benefit families in need through Dec. 15

Highline Medical Center Toy Drive to benefit families in need through Dec. 15

Highline Medical Center has partnered with the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department for the Christmas Holiday, and are seeking donations at their main lobby through Dec. 15. “The holidays are a... [Read more]

OBIT: Longtime Burien resident David C. Andrews passes away; memorial Dec. 10

OBIT: Longtime Burien resident David C. Andrews passes away; memorial Dec. 10

David Charles Andrews May 11, 1946 – November 30, 2017 David C. Andrews, age 71, passed away peacefully November 30, 2017 surrounded by family and friends at his Federal Way, Washington home following... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber’s Economic Forecast Luncheon will be Jan. 12

Seattle Southside Chamber’s Economic Forecast Luncheon will be Jan. 12

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will be presenting its first-ever Economic Forecast Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport in SeaTac. This luncheon is presented... [Read more]

St. Luke Church in Renton’s Muslim-Christian Friendship meeting is Dec. 9

St. Luke Church in Renton’s Muslim-Christian Friendship meeting is Dec. 9

St. Luke Church in Renton will host talks and conversation with two Islam scholars on Sunday, Dec. 9. Dr. John Morrow and Imam Sheikh Noor-uddin will be joined by Zahra Abidi, Executive Director of Seattle... [Read more]

Celebrate new, outgoing Councilmembers before Dec. 18 City Council meeting

Celebrate new, outgoing Councilmembers before Dec. 18 City Council meeting

A celebration for outgoing Burien City Councilmembers, as well as new/re-elected ones, will be held on Monday, Dec. 18, starting at 6:30 p.m. This free and open event will take place at City Hall, before... [Read more]

South Sound Choruses ‘ChristmasSounds’ to ring in Holidays Dec. 9 & 10

South Sound Choruses ‘ChristmasSounds’ to ring in Holidays Dec. 9 & 10

On Saturday, Dec. 9 & Sunday, Dec. 10, the entire Northwest Associated Arts family will present their annual Christmas program at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. This annual holiday... [Read more]

CARES PET PROFILES: Debo; Cleveland & Orville looking for loving homes

CARES PET PROFILES: Debo; Cleveland & Orville looking for loving homes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of a new, ongoing series that features Burien CARES animal adoptees looking for loving homes. This edition is sponsored by Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting: By Cydney... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: ‘I was born an absent-minded professor.’

CLIFF’S EDGE: ‘I was born an absent-minded professor.’

I’m not easily embarrassed, and that’s a good thing, given how likely I am to say and do embarrassing things. I really outdid myself this week, however, and not only am I figuratively blushing in... [Read more]

REVIEW: BAT’s ‘Christmas Carol Rag’ – fun, warm feeling of the holiday season

REVIEW: BAT’s ‘Christmas Carol Rag’ – fun, warm feeling of the holiday season

From left to right, Anne Cratchit (Hannah Rockel) and Bob Cratchit (Jaron Boggs) celebrate the birth of their baby while friend and co-worker Agnes (Jessica Robins) looks on in Burien Actors Theatre’s... [Read more]

Lisa G. Rosenblum selected as new King County Library System Director

Lisa G. Rosenblum selected as new King County Library System Director

The King County Library System (KCLS) Board of Trustees on Wednesday night selected Lisa G. Rosenblum as the KCLS Library Director following a comprehensive nationwide search. The Board made its decision... [Read more]

28 gather to discuss homelessness at Burien Library Wednesday night

28 gather to discuss homelessness at Burien Library Wednesday night

By Maureen Hoffmann Special to The B-Town Blog Twenty eight people (including 5 children) gathered at the Burien Library/City Hall meeting room to hear stories about homelessness, and to discuss approaches... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Miller-Walker Community Stewardship Event Dec. 9

Volunteers needed for Miller-Walker Community Stewardship Event Dec. 9

Volunteers are needed for a Miller-Walker Community Stewardship Event on Saturday, Dec. 9: WHEN: Saturday, 9:30 am – Noon, Dec. 9, 2017. Check the web site for updates! Web search the term Miller Walker... [Read more]

Burien City Council gives arts grants, discusses comprehensive plan Mon. night

Burien City Council gives arts grants, discusses comprehensive plan Mon. night

By Jack Mayne The City Council study session agenda for Monday (Nov. 27) said that members were to hold a special closed session meeting for an hour before its study session. That special closed session... [Read more]

Celebrate the season at Discover Burien’s Holiday Bazaar Day this Saturday

Celebrate the season at Discover Burien’s Holiday Bazaar Day this Saturday

Celebrate the season by shopping locally at Discover Burien’s ‘Holiday Bazaar Day’ for unique and one-of-a-kind gifts that includes hot treats and in-store specials, from 10 a.m. to... [Read more]

Site plans for Highline High temporary school grounds released by District

Site plans for Highline High temporary school grounds released by District

North Hill Elementary families and neighbors learned more about the plan for Highline High School to move temporarily to their neighborhood at a Nov. 16 community meeting at North Hill’s campus…

Local Burien entrepreneur & Amazon veteran has a lust for travel, wandering

Local Burien entrepreneur & Amazon veteran has a lust for travel, wandering

In 2015, Jana Kleitsch, a Burien native, found herself planning a last minute road trip for her family to the Washington coast. The trip came together magically (after hours and hours of internet searching),... [Read more]

Listening sessions planned for Highline College’s Presidential search

Listening sessions planned for Highline College’s Presidential search

As part of its presidential search process, Highline College trustees will hold several listening sessions to learn what community members are looking for in the college’s next leader. In July, Dr. Jack... [Read more]

Begin Winter attuned to nature at the 4th annual ‘A Bonsai Solstice’ Dec. 17

Begin Winter attuned to nature at the 4th annual ‘A Bonsai Solstice’ Dec. 17

Begin Winter Attuned to Nature with Living Art at the 4th annual A Bonsai Solstice: Take in a big breath of fresh air and enjoy the unique beauty of the bonsai illuminated by serene candlelight. WHAT: A... [Read more]

Get personalized Letters from Santa via Discover Burien

Get personalized Letters from Santa via Discover Burien

Discover Burien says “be a part of the magic this holiday season with personalized letters from Santa!” They are a great gift for all ages that will create excitement and joy for years to come.... [Read more]