Life Section

INTERN’S VIEW: CC’s Lounge closing, selling off everything inside

INTERN’S VIEW: CC’s Lounge closing, selling off everything inside

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School Walking along SW 152nd Street on Thursday (Feb. 26), I noticed a sign that read: “Closing soon, open to the public…” …in... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic Lady Lancers showing ‘Finding Kind’ film Tuesday, March 24

Kennedy Catholic Lady Lancers showing ‘Finding Kind’ film Tuesday, March 24

The Kennedy Catholic Lady Lancers will be showing the movie “Finding Kind” – a powerful documentary about girl bullying – on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. on campus. All 5th – 12th grade girls... [Read more]

Our talented new Intern Sterling Paris will paint your face (or your kids’)!

Our talented new Intern Sterling Paris will paint your face (or your kids’)!

We’ve been serving as Mentors to students at Burien’s Big Picture High School since 2009, and this year we’re proud to have Sterling Paris as our newest – and fourth – Intern. Sterling... [Read more]

Tom Gehl’s retirement Open House will be this Sunday, March 1

Tom Gehl’s retirement Open House will be this Sunday, March 1

This Sunday (March 1) will be a very special day, long awaited for Tom Gehl and his wife Jolene, owners of Gehl’s Flowers and Gifts located in downtown Burien. Tom opened Gehl’s Flowers & Gifts... [Read more]

UPDATE: Haggen announces takeover, store closure dates for Burien Albertsons

UPDATE: Haggen announces takeover, store closure dates for Burien Albertsons

Haggen – which is acquiring the Burien Albertsons at 12725 First Ave. South, as well as a Safeway in Renton – announced takeover and closure dates for its new stores: Burien 6:00, Sunday March 8... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Financial Aid for Veterans now offered by local Home Helpers & Direct Link office

Financial Aid for Veterans now offered by local Home Helpers & Direct Link office

Local care providers Home Helpers & Direct Link (an Advertiser) announced their partnership with Veterans Care Coordination to offer the Aid and Attendance Pension benefit to our local community of... [Read more]

Here’s what’s going on at the Environmental Science Center in March

Here’s what’s going on at the Environmental Science Center in March

Here’s what’s going on at the Environmental Science Center in March: Environmental Talk Marine Mammal Mania! with Jamie Woodward MaST Center Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator Sunday, March... [Read more]

Are you a Senior high school student in Burien? Here’s a scholarship for you…

Are you a Senior high school student in Burien? Here’s a scholarship for you…

The City of Burien on Wednesday (Feb. 25) announced that applications are now open for a $1,250 scholarship, available to Senior high school students living within the city limits: The Association of... [Read more]

Chocolate culprit steals candy from Highline United Methodist Church

Chocolate culprit steals candy from Highline United Methodist Church

On Tuesday morning (Feb. 23), Burien Police were called to Highline United Methodist Church when the pastor arrived at work to find someone inside. Police say that a thorough search of the large church... [Read more]

Celebrate Spring with a ‘Wee Spring Faire’ at Mathison Park Saturday, Mar. 21

Celebrate Spring with a ‘Wee Spring Faire’ at Mathison Park Saturday, Mar. 21

Burien Parks & Rec, along with ReTreasure Creative Reuse Studio, will be presenting a ‘Wee Spring Faire’ at Mathison Park on Saturday, March 21, from 11 a.m. – 1p.m. Kids 6 and under are invited... [Read more]

‘Threadcycle’ wants you to donate all clothes, shoes & linens for reuse/recycling

‘Threadcycle’ wants you to donate all clothes, shoes & linens for reuse/recycling

King County and Seattle Public Utilities have launched Threadcycle, a new joint effort to reduce the estimated 40,000 tons of clothes, shoes and linens that area residents and businesses send to landfills... [Read more]

Sponsored Post JOBS: Aacres holding hiring event on Thursday, March 5

JOBS: Aacres holding hiring event on Thursday, March 5

Aacres will be holding an onsite hiring event on Thursday, March 5: Aacres was founded in 1974 on the philosophy of providing individualized community supports for people with developmental disabilities.... [Read more]

JOB: Normandy Park Senior Living looking to hire Bus Driver/Activity Assistant

JOB: Normandy Park Senior Living looking to hire Bus Driver/Activity Assistant

Advertiser Normandy Park Senior Living is looking to hire an Activity Assistant. Here are the details: This is a part time job, approximately 30 hours per week. Primary duty will be to drive 14 passenger... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Bald Eagle devours its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Bald Eagle devours its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point

Burien councilmember Nancy Tosta sent us these great photos, showing a Bald Eagle devouring its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point (click images to see larger versions): “I watched an eagle... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Alafair Antique & Estate Company holding huge sale this Saturday

Alafair Antique & Estate Company holding huge sale this Saturday

Alafair Antique & Estate Company (previously The Estate House) will be holding its yearly Spring Fling 20% OFF Sale this weekend, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Some items... [Read more]

Burien City Council hears raucous protest over its ‘trespass’ ordinances Monday

Burien City Council hears raucous protest over its ‘trespass’ ordinances Monday

It was a noisy and unusual Monday night (Feb. 23), as the Burien’s City Council heard loud arguments and heated discussions over a piece of legislation opponents say makes homelessness a crime in the city…

Intersection improvement project to begin on SW 148th soon

Intersection improvement project to begin on SW 148th soon

The City of Burien announced last week that it will be implementing a new intersection improvement project on SW 148th Street. Work will be done to the intersections of 4th Ave SW and SW 148th Street,... [Read more]

One-car accident on S. 156th sends passenger to hospital Tuesday morning

One-car accident on S. 156th sends passenger to hospital Tuesday morning

A one-car accident on S. 156th near First Ave South sent a passenger to a hospital Tuesday morning, according to the Burien Police Department. Police say that the driver was westbound on S. 156th, when... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Real(?) Estate: Can you buy real estate without ever seeing it?

Real(?) Estate: Can you buy real estate without ever seeing it?

by Matt Parker This is definitely ill-advised, but we’re probably not more than a few years away from this becoming acceptable standard practice. Here’s a fully interactive 3D tour of a nearly... [Read more]

‘Mother & Son Night of Fun’ will be Saturday, March 7 at Community Center

‘Mother & Son Night of Fun’ will be Saturday, March 7 at Community Center

A ‘Mother & Son Night of Fun’ will be held from 6:30 – 8: 30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 at the Burien Community Center. “A fun ‘date night’ for Moms and their little... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Normandy Park Senior Living welcomes Dr. James Buttitta as Medical Director

Normandy Park Senior Living welcomes Dr. James Buttitta as Medical Director

Normandy Park Senior Living and Memory Village announced that Dr. James Buttitta will be its new Medical Director of Memory Village. Dr. Buttitta graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical... [Read more]

Protest against Burien’s ‘Trespass’ ordinance will be tonight at City Hall

Protest against Burien’s ‘Trespass’ ordinance will be tonight at City Hall

Page 1 of a draft of Ordinance 621, a revision of Burien’s controversial “Body Odor” trespass ordinance. A protest against the city’s Ordinance #606 (now #621), which affects homeless... [Read more]

Next Burien Foodshed Project meeting will be Thursday at Pit Stop Bottle Shop

Next Burien Foodshed Project meeting will be Thursday at Pit Stop Bottle Shop

The next conversation about the Burien Foodshed Project is set for this Thursday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at Pit Stop Bottle Shop, located at 216 SW 153rd Street. Do you care where your food comes from and... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline High Pirate Wrestlers compete in State Tournament

PHOTOS: Highline High Pirate Wrestlers compete in State Tournament

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 10-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn... [Read more]

UPDATE: The wandering 8th Ave SW chicken has found a new home!

UPDATE: The wandering 8th Ave SW chicken has found a new home!

UPDATE 2/21/15 6:30 p.m.: A nice family adopted the wandering 8th Ave SW chicken late Saturday afternoon, Feb. 21. “We’re all quite pleased that she has found a home and is safe,” our... [Read more]

Think Global, Act Local – noted Israeli Peace activist to speak Saturday

Think Global, Act Local – noted Israeli Peace activist to speak Saturday

Nitsan Joy Gordon has been working for over 20 years toward peace in the Middle East through her unique program called “Together Beyond Words,” which will be presented at St. Luke’s... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: 1-BD condo priced to sell at just $129,950!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: 1-BD condo priced to sell at just $129,950!

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday from 1–4 p.m. – is a move-in ready, one-bedroom condo in the Viewcrest Community priced... [Read more]

Longtime member Susan Goding resigns from Highline School Board

Longtime member Susan Goding resigns from Highline School Board

At Wednesday night’s Board meeting, longtime member Susan Goding resigned from the Highline School Board, effective after the March 4 meeting. “I had made the decision late last year and told... [Read more]