Life Section

Volunteers needed to clean-up a stretch of SR 509 this Sunday, Feb. 18

Volunteers needed to clean-up a stretch of SR 509 this Sunday, Feb. 18

Volunteers are needed to help a new group called ‘Localists of Burien‘ do clean-up work on a stretch of the SR 509 freeway this Sunday, Feb. 18, starting at Noon. If you’d like to lend... [Read more]

Hospitality House’s ‘Spring Fling’ fundraiser will be Saturday, March 3

Hospitality House’s ‘Spring Fling’ fundraiser will be Saturday, March 3

Hospitality House’s annual ‘Spring Fling’ fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 3. The dinner/auction will be held at S. Francis of Assisi Unity Place, and doors will open at 6:15... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Sound Transit seeking public comment on new bus fares; deadline is Sunday

Sound Transit seeking public comment on new bus fares; deadline is Sunday

Sound Transit is reviewing ST Express bus fares with the goal to simplify and make fares easier for customers to use, and they’re seeking public comment through this Sunday, Feb. 11. To take the... [Read more]

Help make birds count at Burien’s annual Bird Fest on Saturday, Feb. 17

Help make birds count at Burien’s annual Bird Fest on Saturday, Feb. 17

Help make birds count at Bird Fest! Do you want to learn what birds are in your backyard? Do you want to help scientists take a snapshot of their populations? You can do both on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Bird... [Read more]

UPDATE: Students will attend Highline High School campus for another year

UPDATE: Students will attend Highline High School campus for another year

Students will attend classes at Highline High School’s current campus a year longer than the district originally planned, the school announced on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The district had planned to send... [Read more]

Burien Council votes to keep $200,000 grant involving greenhouse property

Burien Council votes to keep $200,000 grant involving greenhouse property

By Jack Mayne Following the repeal of the city’s controversial trespass ordinance, the Burien City Council on Monday night (Jan. 5) rejected a move to return a two year old grant of $200,000 from King... [Read more]

UPDATE: Trail section in Seahurst Park will remain closed due to recent slide

UPDATE: Trail section in Seahurst Park will remain closed due to recent slide

A short section of the trail along the shoreline in southern Seahurst Park will remain closed for several months due to the recent slide, the City announced on Monday, Feb. 5. The slide has compromised... [Read more]

CALL TO ARTISTS: Sound Transit Art Program is seeking Art

CALL TO ARTISTS: Sound Transit Art Program is seeking Art

The Sound Transit Art Program (STart) has identified many art opportunities to enrich the experience for riders using its transit systems, and has put out a ‘Call to Artists’ for Art. Sound... [Read more]

Happy Birthday to Burien resident Barney Wilcox, who turns 100 Sunday!

Happy Birthday to Burien resident Barney Wilcox, who turns 100 Sunday!

By Cydney Moore On Feb. 4th, 1918, Barnard Oren Wilcox was born to parents Isabel and James in a hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Isabel was rushed to the delivery room in an electric car at a top speed... [Read more]

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…