Life Section

B-TOWN BIZ: With the cut of a ribbon, the brand new CVS Pharmacy is open

B-TOWN BIZ: With the cut of a ribbon, the brand new CVS Pharmacy is open

Monday morning (Nov. 17), several local business people, members of the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce, along with two city council members, employees and others gathered to cut a ribbon at... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Redtail Hawk hovers above Three Tree Point on Sunday

PHOTOS: Redtail Hawk hovers above Three Tree Point on Sunday

BTB Reader Elston Hill took these great pics of a Redtail Hawk in Burien on Sunday, Nov. 16; here’s what he said about it: “The predator birds love windy days. This hawk visited the bluff above... [Read more]

7th annual Burien Arts’ ‘Vision 20/20′ Art Sale will be Saturday, Nov. 22

7th annual Burien Arts’ ‘Vision 20/20′ Art Sale will be Saturday, Nov. 22

Mixing quality affordable art with a fun evening of music, food, wine and “buying frenzy,” the Burien Arts Association will be presenting its annual Vision 20/20 Art Sale on Saturday, Nov. 22. Doors... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Children’s Author Sid Shapira visits Advertiser West Seattle Montessori

Children’s Author Sid Shapira visits Advertiser West Seattle Montessori

Children’s Author Sid Shapira recently visited Advertiser West Seattle Montessori. “West Seattle Montessori had a wonderful visit from Author Sid Shapira and his dog Danny. A wonderful story... [Read more]

Holiday Bazaar for Relay for Life will be Dec. 6 at Resurrection Lutheran Church

Holiday Bazaar for Relay for Life will be Dec. 6 at Resurrection Lutheran Church

The folks at Relay for Life of Highline will be holding a Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, located at 134 S 206th Street in Des Moines. “This is our... [Read more]

Burien 9th Grader wants to launch a Pie into space & here’s how YOU can help!

Burien 9th Grader wants to launch a Pie into space & here’s how YOU can help!

Alex Hoppe is a freshman living in Gregory Heights who wants to launch a pie into space!  That’s right – this 9th grader wants to launch a PIE! Into space! “You may be thinking, ‘What?!?’ But... [Read more]

PHOTOS: On a clear November day, you can see Mt. Si from Lake Burien

PHOTOS: On a clear November day, you can see Mt. Si from Lake Burien

BTB Reader David Young sent us the following photos, of which he says: “It was clear enough this morning to see Mt Si from our home on the south side of Lake Burien!” Click images to see larger... [Read more]

Salvation Army and Bartell Drugs team up to bring holiday cheer to local children

Salvation Army and Bartell Drugs team up to bring holiday cheer to local children

New Advertiser Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Work Party at Salmon Creek Ravine Saturday morning

Volunteers needed for Work Party at Salmon Creek Ravine Saturday morning

Volunteers are needed for a Work Party at the Salmon Creek Ravine from 10 a.m. – Noon Saturday morning, Nov. 15. “Please dress WARMLY, in layers and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty,”... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Some colorful, winged neighbors frolick at Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTOS: Some colorful, winged neighbors frolick at Seahurst Park Beach

BTB Reader/Contributor Elston Hill took some great photos at Seahurst Park, of some of our rather colorful, winged neighbors. “My wife Jackie and I love Seahurst Park now that it is open again,”... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Amazing 4-BD Des Moines view home!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Amazing 4-BD Des Moines view home!

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Nov. 16, is an amazing 4-bedroom view home in Des Moines! This modern lifestyle home has breathtaking,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Burien Police Detective wins Law Enforcement Professionalism Award

VIDEO: Burien Police Detective wins Law Enforcement Professionalism Award

Burien Police Detective Scott Fitchett was recently awarded a ‘Law Enforcement Professionalism Award’ for his work helping a group of women escape a life of abuse and prostitution. Here’s... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Dr. Jim Coleman’s ‘Stuffed Animals for Kids’ drive on now through Dec. 19

Dr. Jim Coleman’s ‘Stuffed Animals for Kids’ drive on now through Dec. 19

Friend of the blog and Advertiser Jim Coleman, DDS, and crew want to remind our readers that their annual Stuffed Animal Drive is off and running and will continue through Dec. 19. These animals are for... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG: For 2nd day in a row, a shooting in Des Moines

WATERLAND BLOG: For 2nd day in a row, a shooting in Des Moines

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that a man was shot in the hand Thursday afternoon (Nov. 13) in the 22100 block of 30th Ave South, near Midway Park. The... [Read more]

City of Burien vows it ‘will vigorously defend itself’ against SR-509 crash lawsuit

City of Burien vows it ‘will vigorously defend itself’ against SR-509 crash lawsuit

The City of Burien is vowing that it “will vigorously defend itself” against a $16.5 million dollar lawsuit filed against it and King County Thursday…

Soroptimist International of Seattle South holding lunch meeting Nov. 19

Soroptimist International of Seattle South holding lunch meeting Nov. 19

Soroptimist International of Seattle South will be holding a lunch meeting on Wednesday, November 19th from Noon – 1 p.m. at the Rainier Golf and Country Club, and it’s open for “dynamic women who... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Bike Lanes painted on newly-refinished SW 152nd Street

PHOTOS: Bike Lanes painted on newly-refinished SW 152nd Street

Maureen Hoffmann from WABI Burien shared these photos, of which she says: “Yesterday I caught the crew painting the bike icons on the pavement. Another marked bike route in Burien! There are also... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Highline Club’s NW Harvest Holiday Food Drive begins Friday

Advertiser Highline Club’s NW Harvest Holiday Food Drive begins Friday

This Friday (Nov. 14) kicks off Highline Club’s annual Northwest Harvest holiday food drive to benefit the Highline Area Food bank, which runs through Dec. 21. The food drive will have two pickups:... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Eliminate Senior Culmination Project in the Highline School District’

LETTER: ‘Eliminate Senior Culmination Project in the Highline School District’

[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:] If you have a Senior graduating in one... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Zenith Holland Gardens: the place to find your Christmas Tree this season!

Zenith Holland Gardens: the place to find your Christmas Tree this season!

Zenith Holland’s Lyn Robinson Friend of the Blog and Advertiser Zenith Holland Gardens is the place to pick up your Christmas tree this season. November 21st is when it starts, (they’ll be open... [Read more]

‘The Nutcracker’ is coming to Burien Dec. 6!

‘The Nutcracker’ is coming to Burien Dec. 6!

Burien’s Momentum Music and Dance Academy will present two performances of “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. “Over the past 8 years, Momentum has been developing their rendition... [Read more]

Burien man arrested after 8-month old daughter found dead in apartment

Burien man arrested after 8-month old daughter found dead in apartment

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 27-year old Burien man was arrested Wednesday (Nov. 12) for investigation of murder after his 8-month old daughter was found dead in the family’s... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG: Man shot, killed in Des Moines Wednesday morning

WATERLAND BLOG: Man shot, killed in Des Moines Wednesday morning

A man was shot and killed on in the 20100 block of Des Moines Memorial Drive Wednesday morning just before 10 a.m. (Nov. 12), according to the Des Moines Police Department. Police say that an altercation... [Read more]

Friday night Yeti Teen Ski/Snowboard ‘Beast Bus’ starts Jan. 9

Friday night Yeti Teen Ski/Snowboard ‘Beast Bus’ starts Jan. 9

A Friday Night Yeti Ski/Snowboard ‘Beast Bus’ to The Summit Central will start Jan. 9, and here are the details: WHEN: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 WHERE: Des Moines Field House (2... [Read more]

Sponsored Post The Afrodisiacs will play at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub this Friday night, Nov. 14

The Afrodisiacs will play at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub this Friday night, Nov. 14

The Afrodisiacs – along with DJ Lucky Strike (as seen on the Steve Harvey Show – read about him here) – will be returning to Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub this Friday night, Nov. 14. The cover... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Homegrown Bartell Drugs delivers Service and Savings in Burien since 1957

Homegrown Bartell Drugs delivers Service and Savings in Burien since 1957

Welcome our newest Advertiser – Bartell Drugs – who says “Thank you neighbor, we value your business!” Did you know that Bartell Drugs is the oldest drugstore chain in the nation? That’s... [Read more]

B-Town Dog group trying to raise $4,000 for off-leash Dog Park in Burien

B-Town Dog group trying to raise $4,000 for off-leash Dog Park in Burien

Mike and Debbi Rovech, along with their chocolate Labrador, Toby are looking forward to an off-leash dog area as they lounge on the grass at Lakeview Park. They live across the street from the future dog-park.... [Read more]

Burien’s state audit shows quick resolve of a single ‘significant’ problem

Burien’s state audit shows quick resolve of a single ‘significant’ problem

by Jack Mayne The state auditor in its 2013 audit found no major financial problems in Burien city government, but one “significant deficiency” turned out to be an error the city staff found itself. Washington... [Read more]