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Highline Bears bats go cold against Kitsap

Highline Bears bats go cold against Kitsap

By Lyle Goldstein After a dominant pitching performance from right hander Ryan Kolisch pushed the Bears to a win on Saturday night, it was a different story in Sunday’s game against the Blue Jackets. Right... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $200,000 in scholarships

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $200,000 in scholarships

Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship Recipients and Donors at the 2017 Scholarship Reception. The Highline Schools Foundation announced nearly $200,000 in scholarship awards to students enrolled in... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition member shares letter to FAA regarding comment period

Quiet Skies Coalition member shares letter to FAA regarding comment period

EDITOR’S NOTE: Walt Bala of the Quiet Skies Coalition is a Burien resident and a retired airline pilot and also a former inspector of the Federal Aviation Administration. He is seeking more time... [Read more]

‘Meet the Candidates’ for Burien City Council on SW 152nd Street on June 22

‘Meet the Candidates’ for Burien City Council on SW 152nd Street on June 22

A ‘Meet the Candidates’ event that includes eight hopefuls running for four Burien City Council seats will be held on SW 152nd Street on Thursday, June 22, from 5–7 p.m. The location will... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Around 60 students walk out of Highline High in protest Friday

FOLLOWUP: Around 60 students walk out of Highline High in protest Friday

On Friday morning (June 9), around 60 students walked out of classes at Highline High School to express their concern about the painting of the ‘Spirit Rock’ and other actions that have made... [Read more]

LETTER: Burien resident upset about increase in mail theft

LETTER: Burien resident upset about increase in mail theft

[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:] Hi, I’m unsure if this is the right... [Read more]

Political message painted on Highline High Spirit Rock upsets students

Political message painted on Highline High Spirit Rock upsets students

A political message was painted over a previous one declaring tolerance on the “Spirit Rock” on the lawn in front of Highline High School Wednesday night (June 7), and some students are very upset. Apparently... [Read more]

FAA seeks comments on environmental concerns of propjet turns over Burien

FAA seeks comments on environmental concerns of propjet turns over Burien

By Jack Mayne Are propjet passenger planes turning over Burien usually in the winter a problem for the area’s environmental quality” The Federal Aviation Administration wants you to tell them during... [Read more]

Quiet Skies demands Burien let them help city appeal with FAA over plane noise

Quiet Skies demands Burien let them help city appeal with FAA over plane noise

Quiet Skies President Larry Cripe Walt Bala, former airline pilot and FAA inspector John Rizzardi, lawyer To listen to raw audio of Tuesday night’s meeting, click the ‘Play’ button below: http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/QuietSkiesBurien060617.mp3 By... [Read more]

Burien to get part of $94 million City Light program for new electronic meters

Burien to get part of $94 million City Light program for new electronic meters

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council on Monday was given a preview of Seattle City Light’s $94 million system-wide advanced metering system replacing 420,000 old meters at homes and businesses. The... [Read more]

Ground broken on new facility in Burien’s NERA Tuesday; 600-800 jobs coming

Ground broken on new facility in Burien’s NERA Tuesday; 600-800 jobs coming

North East Redevelopment Area groundbreaking in Burien, 6 June 2017. Photos courtesy Don Wilson/Port of Seattle. The Port of Seattle, the City of Burien, and Panattoni Development broke ground Tuesday... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘You’re wasting Our time discussing unfundable Council projects…’

LETTER: ‘You’re wasting Our time discussing unfundable Council projects…’

[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, You’re wasting... [Read more]

Young thieves rescued after overturning stolen kayak at Three Tree Point Monday

Young thieves rescued after overturning stolen kayak at Three Tree Point Monday

A bit of excitement in Burien’s Three Tree Point Monday night (June 5), as two underage boys (13 & 17 years old) stole a one-man kayak from one neighbor and oars from another, then jumped down... [Read more]

LOST: Have you seen Oliver the Dog? He was last seen at Grandview Dog Park

LOST: Have you seen Oliver the Dog? He was last seen at Grandview Dog Park

LOST: Oliver got lost because he was out with someone unfamiliar at Grandview Dog Park in SeaTac and got scared – he ran off into the woods and slipped through a little gap in a gate that only a... [Read more]

Inaugural Burien PRIDE event draws huge crowd to Town Square Park Sat.

Inaugural Burien PRIDE event draws huge crowd to Town Square Park Sat.

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: By Xanna Don’t Photos by Ann L. Brown On Saturday, June 3, Burien celebrated its first-ever LGBTQ PRIDE event at a packed Town Square Park.... [Read more]

‘Relay for Life’ Highline fundraiser will be at Town Square Park Saturday, June 10

‘Relay for Life’ Highline fundraiser will be at Town Square Park Saturday, June 10

The annual ‘Relay for Life’ Highline fundraiser will be Saturday June 10, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Town Square Park in downtown Burien. Relay For Life is a grass roots, community-based team... [Read more]

Sponsored Post REMINDER: Shorewood ‘Streets of Garage Sales’ is this Saturday, June 3!

REMINDER: Shorewood ‘Streets of Garage Sales’ is this Saturday, June 3!

REMINDER: The annual Shorewood ‘Streets of Garage Sales’ is this Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.! The Streets of Garage Sales is a beloved annual event that takes place in the Burien neighborhood,... [Read more]

Port of Seattle workshop on Flight Corridor Safety Program will be Monday

Port of Seattle workshop on Flight Corridor Safety Program will be Monday

The Port of Seattle will be holding a workshop on the Sea-Tac Airport Flight Corridor Safety Program on Monday, June 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at McMicken Heights Elementary School in SeaTac. Last year, the... [Read more]

WABI Burien’s June ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be this Sunday, June 4

WABI Burien’s June ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be this Sunday, June 4

From our friends at WABI Burien: Wow, it’s June! Let’s start the summer months with a Walk-n-Talk. Sunday, June 4th, we’ll meet up on the grassy knoll at Burien Town Square, walk to and around... [Read more]

The first-ever Burien PRIDE Festival is this Saturday at Town Square Park

The first-ever Burien PRIDE Festival is this Saturday at Town Square Park

The first-ever Burien PRIDE Festival will be this Saturday, June 3 at Town Square Park. This free and open, all-ages event will run from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at the park, which is located on SW 152nd... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Enter to win a ‘Classic Eats’ gift card from Berkshire Hathaway at Farmers Market

Enter to win a ‘Classic Eats’ gift card from Berkshire Hathaway at Farmers Market

Don’t forget to enter to win a Gift Card From this week’s Sponsor – Classic Eats in Olde Burien – from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Realty at Thursday’s Burien Farmers... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Building a Culture of Collaboration</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Building a Culture of Collaboration

By Andrea H. Reay In our extremely polarized political climate, it can be tempting to tune out, put your head down and run for the wall. Unfortunately, that’s not how progress is made at any level... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic announces Lancer Athletics spring all-league honors

Kennedy Catholic announces Lancer Athletics spring all-league honors

With spring sports at Kennedy Catholic High School now complete, the school announced a wealth of North Puget Sound League individual accolades for numerous Lancers: The Lancers were well represented... [Read more]

Native American Spirituality Interfaith Conversations at St. Luke’s June 7 & 14

Native American Spirituality Interfaith Conversations at St. Luke’s June 7 & 14

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton will be holding a series of Native American Spirituality Interfaith Conversations on Wednesdays – June 7 and June 14, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – and all... [Read more]