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PHOTOS: Russell Wilson takes on Joel McHale in Plane Pull fundraiser

PHOTOS: Russell Wilson takes on Joel McHale in Plane Pull fundraiser

Resident Elston Hill (along with his wife Jackline) spent Tuesday morning (July 28) on the tarmac at Boeing Field, where they captured some great photos of the fundraiser Plane Pull competition between... [Read more]

Here’s what to expect at this Thursday’s Burien Farmers Market

Here’s what to expect at this Thursday’s Burien Farmers Market

Discover Burien – along with their Seasoned Chefs – will be welcoming guest Chef Heidi Pomeroy to the Burien Farmers Market this Thursday (July 30), along with an outdoor yoga class from Bikram Yoga. Pomeroy... [Read more]

LETTER: Deputy Mayor Nancy Tosta responds to ‘Ray’s’ Comments on the Blog

LETTER: Deputy Mayor Nancy Tosta responds to ‘Ray’s’ Comments on the Blog

[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 – I’d like to dispel myths... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Re-Elect Susan Genzale for Commissioner, SW Suburban Sewer District

Re-Elect Susan Genzale for Commissioner, SW Suburban Sewer District

It has been my honor to serve as your commissioner these past 5 years. Working with my fellow commissioners and district staff, we have made great strides forward in upgrading infrastructure, staff training,... [Read more]

House fire leaves Burien family homeless; here’s how YOU can help them

House fire leaves Burien family homeless; here’s how YOU can help them

A house fire in Burien on Tuesday (July 28) has left a Burien family homeless, and they’re in need of help. The blaze seriously damaged the interior of a home in the 12900 block of 1st Ave... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome back Advertiser Bikram Yoga Burien…not just for Bikram anymore!

Welcome back Advertiser Bikram Yoga Burien…not just for Bikram anymore!

We’d like to welcome back returning Advertiser Bikram Yoga Burien – which is not just for Bikram anymore! Located in the heart of Burien, Bikram Yoga Burien is dedicated to offering Yoga and fitness... [Read more]

Revised Burien trespass ordinance appeal process revealed by city Tuesday

Revised Burien trespass ordinance appeal process revealed by city Tuesday

Screengrab of the City of Burien’s Executive Order No. 2015-2, aka the ‘Trespass Warning/Exclusion Notice.’ by Jack Mayne Violators of the newly-passed Burien city ordinance that allows... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Museum of Flight soars with epic, historic aircraft

PHOTOS: Museum of Flight soars with epic, historic aircraft

From our sister site The Tukwila Blog: We are lucky to live near the Museum of Flight, a first-class air museum located at 9404 E. Marginal Way South, near Boeing Field in Tukwila. Admission is $20 for... [Read more]

True-crime Writer Ann Rule has passed away

True-crime Writer Ann Rule has passed away

Former Burien/Normandy Park-based true-crime writer Ann Rule died at age 83 at Highline Medical Center on Sunday evening (July 26), The Associated Press reported Monday. Her most famous book was a profile... [Read more]

REMINDER: There are two FREE ‘Music in the Park’ concerts this week

REMINDER: There are two FREE ‘Music in the Park’ concerts this week

Our friends from the city want to remind our Readers that there will be two FREE ‘Music in the Park’ concerts this week: Wednesday, July 29: world music/acapella with “Abrace” (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Abr%C3%A1ce/117949546247)... [Read more]

UPDATE: Police seeking help finding info about body found in duffle bag Monday

UPDATE: Police seeking help finding info about body found in duffle bag Monday

UPDATE: The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a body was found in a duffle bag near an apartment complex located at S. 204th Street and 30th Ave S. in SeaTac Monday morning (July 27)... [Read more]

‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser for Hospitality House will be Sept. 19

‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser for Hospitality House will be Sept. 19

SAVE THE DATE: The 14th annual ‘Walk for the Women’ – a fundraiser for Burien’s Hospitality House – will be Saturday, Sept. 19, in conjunction with the Burien Wellness Fair. Hospitality House,... [Read more]

Burien Arts Gallery presents ‘Deciduous Sky’ exhibit in August

Burien Arts Gallery presents ‘Deciduous Sky’ exhibit in August

“Olive Grove” by Julie Devine. ​”Verbascum” by Julie Devine. “Deciduous Sky” is the title of Burien Arts Gallery’s August exhibit featuring landscape artist Julie... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears take on Seattle Studs, but lose in 9th

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears take on Seattle Studs, but lose in 9th

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien City Council problems; Sea-Tac’s new airport runway + more

PODCAST: Burien City Council problems; Sea-Tac’s new airport runway + more

Here’s episode #12 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Got Art? Come stroll Burien’s 3rd Annual Public Art Walk-n-Talk Sunday, Aug. 2

Got Art? Come stroll Burien’s 3rd Annual Public Art Walk-n-Talk Sunday, Aug. 2

WABI Burien will be holding its 3rd annual Public Art ‘Walk-n-Talk’ on Sunday, Aug. 2, starting at 2 p.m. Here’s more info: Come join the 3rd Annual Burien Public Art Walk-n-Talk as we... [Read more]

Four Burien businesses named ‘Best’ for Waste Prevention & Recycling

Four Burien businesses named ‘Best’ for Waste Prevention & Recycling

Businesses small and large across King County – including four in Burien – are being honored for their commitment to recycling and waste prevention – diverting tons of recyclable materials from... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Sunday Open House: Fabulous Normandy Park 4/5-Bedroom

Berkshire Hathaway Sunday Open House: Fabulous Normandy Park 4/5-Bedroom

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, July 26 – is a fabulous Normandy Park 4 (or 5) bedroom, 5-bath home on 1/2 an acre! Walk... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools athletic programs receive $25,000 from Alaska Airlines

Highline Public Schools athletic programs receive $25,000 from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines has announced a $25,000 gift to Highline Public Schools to support school athletic programs, including the much-needed replacement of athletic equipment. “We are deeply grateful for Alaska... [Read more]

PHOTOS: There’s a new crane hanging out over downtown Burien

PHOTOS: There’s a new crane hanging out over downtown Burien

WABI Burien’s Maureen Hoffmann sent us this pic, showing the new crane over downtown Burien – including Eric Dickman and Maggie Larrick of Burien Actors Theatre – at the Farmers Market on Thursday: The... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Three Tree Point Blues Band will play Tin Room Bar this Saturday afternoon

Three Tree Point Blues Band will play Tin Room Bar this Saturday afternoon

There will be Live Music at the Tin Room Bar this Saturday, July 25, featuring the “Three Tree Point Blues Band”! The band will play from 2 – 4 p.m. The Tin Room is located at 923 SW 152nd... [Read more]

Burien Arts Gallery broken into early Thursday morning

Burien Arts Gallery broken into early Thursday morning

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated with a quote and donation info on Friday, July 24, 2015. Anthony from Novus in Burien replaced the broken windows Thursday, July 23. The Burien Arts Gallery... [Read more]

‘Point of Order’ debate night reveals Burien Council enduring political split

‘Point of Order’ debate night reveals Burien Council enduring political split

by Jack Mayne What was intended to be a simple discussion of how the Burien City Council wanted to spend $55,000 on how to provide care for homeless people in the city turned into a marathon battle filled... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Newly-renovated Playground opens at Dottie Harper Park

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Newly-renovated Playground opens at Dottie Harper Park

City Manager Kamuron Gurol gives some kids a spin on the new playground equipment. Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer On Wednesday (July 22), City of Burien leadership – along with officials from... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOBS: Robbins and Company Has TWO IMMEDIATE Positions Available

JOBS: Robbins and Company Has TWO IMMEDIATE Positions Available

Robbins and Company Has TWO IMMEDIATE Positions Available! About Our Company: Robbins and Company is the LEADER in foundation repair and drainage for Washington State, and you will be trained on our state-of-the-art... [Read more]

Enjoy FREE Shakespeare in the (Dottie Harper) Park this Saturday night!

Enjoy FREE Shakespeare in the (Dottie Harper) Park this Saturday night!

Burien Arts Association will be hosting a FREE open-air Shakespeare in the Park production of “The Two Noble Kinsmen” from 7 – 9:30 p.m. this Saturday, July 25, at Dottie Harper Park. Bring your... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Alafair Antique & Estate Company holding Summer Blowout Sale this weekend

Alafair Antique & Estate Company holding Summer Blowout Sale this weekend

Advertiser Alafair Antique & Estate Company will be holding a huge Summer Inventory BLOWOUT SALE – with 40-70% entire store – all this weekend! Includes all furniture, vintage movie posters,... [Read more]

New ‘trespass’ ordinance passed; Burien now ranked 91st Safest City

New ‘trespass’ ordinance passed; Burien now ranked 91st Safest City

by Jack Mayne The old trespass law is gone, but there is a new one to take its place despite the sustained efforts of Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz. Police Chief Scott Kimerer also told Councilmembers... [Read more]