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Burien welcomes new Art Spaces to town

Burien welcomes new Art Spaces to town

By Maureen Hoffmann Special to the B-Town Blog Have they caught your eye? Piqued your curiosity? Thanks to Merrill Gardens and The Maverick Apartments, Burien has innovative, new spaces devoted to the... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Burien UFO Festival is returning on Thursday, April 5, 2018!

SAVE THE DATE: Burien UFO Festival is returning on Thursday, April 5, 2018!

BUFO is coming back! After a year off (missing time?!), the 2018 Burien UFO Festival will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018! New this year – live UFO-related seminars with guest experts! Details to... [Read more]

Highline High’s Key Club thanks community for Homelessness Care Project

Highline High’s Key Club thanks community for Homelessness Care Project

From our friends at Highline High School: Hello Burien and beyond! Two months ago, Highline High School Key Club held their second annual Homelessness Care Project; and it was a huge success! Over the... [Read more]

Man killed after hit & run on SR 518 in Burien Friday morning

Man killed after hit & run on SR 518 in Burien Friday morning

The Washington State Patrol is reporting that a 44-year-old man was killed after being struck by a truck on SR 518 in Burien early Friday morning, Feb. 2. Troopers say that the driver of the suspect truck... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: What it was like singing live at Benaroya Hall!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: What it was like singing live at Benaroya Hall!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016, she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. By Cass Huff Hey B-Town Readers! I’m... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>The Benefits of Recognition</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: The Benefits of Recognition

The Benefits of Recognition By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Saying “Thank You” matters. Whether in your personal life or in the workplace. Showing gratitude promotes... [Read more]

Next presentation/screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is Friday in Yelm

Next presentation/screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is Friday in Yelm

The next presentation/screening of the award-winning “The Maury Island Incident” will be this Friday, Feb. 2, starting at 7 p.m. at the Triad Theater in Yelm, WA. This event will include a... [Read more]

New Start Community Garden holding Open House on Saturday, Feb. 17

New Start Community Garden holding Open House on Saturday, Feb. 17

Local non-profit New Start Community Garden will be holding an Open House on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the garden, located at New Start High School. They will have two free workshops about... [Read more]

Small landslide has occurred at Seahurst Park, City says

Small landslide has occurred at Seahurst Park, City says

The City of Burien is reporting that a small landslide has occurred along the southern shoreline of Seahurst Park, just above the trail and beach. As a precaution, the trail and beach south of the Seastar... [Read more]

Burien Pride Festival will return Saturday, June 2 for 2nd Annual Celebration

Burien Pride Festival will return Saturday, June 2 for 2nd Annual Celebration

The second annual Burien Pride celebration will take place in Burien Town Square Park on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with FREE admission to the public…

Local Filmmaker Steve Edmiston is challenging Port of Seattle Commissioners

Local Filmmaker Steve Edmiston is challenging Port of Seattle Commissioners

Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston on Tuesday (Jan. 30) launched a new project to provide a “briefing” to the Port of Seattle that will challenge the Port to abandon “selective environmentalism”... [Read more]

Discover Burien’s new Mardi Gras Celebration and Pub Crawl will be Feb. 10

Discover Burien’s new Mardi Gras Celebration and Pub Crawl will be Feb. 10

Discover Burien announced a NEW event for 2018 – the Mardi Gras Celebration and Pub Crawl – to be held on Saturday, Feb. 10. This event will be full of fun, including a roaming jazz band, food and... [Read more]

First-ever ‘Pitch Pit’ screenwriting competition will be Tues., Feb. 13

First-ever ‘Pitch Pit’ screenwriting competition will be Tues., Feb. 13

From our sister site iLoveKent.net: The first-ever ‘Pitch Pit’ screenwriting competition will FADE IN: on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Create! in Kent. Here’s how it will work: Watch 6 local... [Read more]

Over $20,000 raised at Empty Bowls fundraiser Friday!

Over $20,000 raised at Empty Bowls fundraiser Friday!

Photos courtesy Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Early reports are that over $20,000 was raised at Friday’s Empty Bowls fundraiser at the Burien Community Center! “Thank you... [Read more]

Woman who bought boys jacket wants to find owner of locket found in pocket

Woman who bought boys jacket wants to find owner of locket found in pocket

Harmony Roll recently bought a boys REI jacket from the Burien Value Village, and found a locket in one of the pockets. She’s wondering if any of our Readers recognize this keepsake, or the photos... [Read more]

Applications now open for Linda Dougherty Memorial Arts Scholarship

Applications now open for Linda Dougherty Memorial Arts Scholarship

In honor of Linda Dougherty, Burien Arts established a scholarship for graduating high school seniors going on to study the arts. Sadly, Linda passed away on July 7, 2015. Linda was an active member of... [Read more]

Highline Schools study: importance of social emotional learning at school

Highline Schools study: importance of social emotional learning at school

Highline Public Schools is sharing themes that emerged from a recent online community conversation about social and emotional learning. In October and November, families and staff shared hundreds of comments... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It is not the experience of the mayor, it is the agenda and priorities…’

LETTER: ‘It is not the experience of the mayor, it is the agenda and priorities…’

[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, It is not the experience... [Read more]

Joe Van elected new President of Highline School Board

Joe Van elected new President of Highline School Board

The Highline School Board has a new leader – the board elected Joe Van (pictured above) to serve as the new board president. Mr. Van has served on the board since spring 2015, representing neighborhoods... [Read more]

Ballots for Feb. 13 Special Election will be arriving soon; school levy on ballot

Ballots for Feb. 13 Special Election will be arriving soon; school levy on ballot

Ballots for the Feb. 13, 2018 Special Election will be arriving soon. The only item you’ll find on your local ballot is for the school levy, which is not a new tax – it replaces the current levy,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I am somewhat distressed by last Monday’s City Council meeting…’

LETTER: ‘I am somewhat distressed by last Monday’s City Council meeting…’

[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 am somewhat distressed... [Read more]

Burien politics on the agenda tonight for ‘The Shadow Council’ forum at NWFF

Burien politics on the agenda tonight for ‘The Shadow Council’ forum at NWFF

Burien is on the agenda for tonight’s (Wed., Jan. 24) edition of ‘The Shadow Council’ at the Northwest Film Forum on Capitol Hill in Seattle. The event – billed as a ‘satirical... [Read more]

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s Valentines Concert will be Friday, Feb. 9

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s Valentines Concert will be Friday, Feb. 9

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Valentines Concert’ will be held on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien.   This concert will... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien’s Empty Bowls fundraiser Lunch/Dinner is this FRIDAY!

REMINDER: Burien’s Empty Bowls fundraiser Lunch/Dinner is this FRIDAY!

REMINDER: Moshier potters have teamed up with Discover Burien and Burien Parks and Recreation to host the City’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser Lunch and Dinner this Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. Your donation... [Read more]