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PHOTOS: Beautiful scenery at Burien’s Seahurst Park

PHOTOS: Beautiful scenery at Burien’s Seahurst Park

BTB Reader Elston Hill sent us these great photos, taken at Seahurst Park on Friday, Dec. 12, the day after the big windstorm (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): Two fishermen fishing at base... [Read more]

City closes entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park due to erosion

City closes entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park due to erosion

Photos courtesy City of Burien. The City of Burien announced Friday afternoon (Dec. 12) that the entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park is now closed to the public, due to a “significant erosion... [Read more]

Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District

Proposed 6th grade move to middle school delayed by Highline School District

The Highline School District on Friday announced that the transition of 6th grade to middle school will be delayed at least one year. “Originally slated for fall 2015, the 6th grade move will occur... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time-lapse view from Burien as the big Dec. 11 wind storm develops

VIDEO: Time-lapse view from Burien as the big Dec. 11 wind storm develops

BTB Reader Chris Rimple sent us these great time-lapse videos, taken from his home in Seahurst looking towards north Vashon and Blake Island. Watch full-screen and at least at 720p HD to see the amazing... [Read more]

Burien Police Officers will help at this year’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ on Saturday

Burien Police Officers will help at this year’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ on Saturday

Officers from the Burien Police Department will be helping again at this year’s “Shop with a Cop” at the Covington Walmart, set for this Saturday, Dec. 13. This event is sponsored by the Maple Valley... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway collected 3,277 diapers last Sunday!

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway collected 3,277 diapers last Sunday!

A message from our Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest: Thank You! Your amazing generosity was truly an inspiration. On Sunday, Dec. 12 at the Normandy Park Tree Lighting ceremony... [Read more]

Seattle City Council considering annexation of White Center

Seattle City Council considering annexation of White Center

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The Seattle City Council wants to ask the people of White Center and north Boulevard Park to vote on whether they want to be a part of Seattle. Annexation of... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: The big windstorm has arrived; watch & hear about it here!

WEATHER GEEK: The big windstorm has arrived; watch & hear about it here!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek UPDATED 7:00 PM: Hi everyone! This will be brief, I just got home and the winds... [Read more]

Burien City Council won’t reconsider ‘body odor’ ordinance until January

Burien City Council won’t reconsider ‘body odor’ ordinance until January

Excerpt of Burien’s controversial Ordinance #606. Click image to see larger version. by Jack Mayne The city ordinance now under attack by homeless advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Sick of salon prices? New Advertiser Jamberry offering ‘Buy 3, Get 1 Free’ deal

Sick of salon prices? New Advertiser Jamberry offering ‘Buy 3, Get 1 Free’ deal

Sick of salon prices? Are you done with chips, cracks and smudges with your polish? Then Jamberry nail wraps are for you! Jamberry wraps can be applied in 15-20 minutes at home, for a fraction of the cost... [Read more]

Burien’s 1st Mayor voted into Association of Energy Engineers Hall of Fame

Burien’s 1st Mayor voted into Association of Energy Engineers Hall of Fame

  Burien’s first mayor, Arun Jhaveri, was recently voted into the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Hall of Fame. The award was presented in Washington, D.C. at the annual World Energy... [Read more]

Marshawn Lynch’s Mom helping local business’ ‘Toys for Tots’ drive

Marshawn Lynch’s Mom helping local business’ ‘Toys for Tots’ drive

With the help of the Mom of Marshawn Lynch, a Toys for Tots Drive is going on at Three Tree Wellness, with a chance for Donors to win a massage or Seahawks gear. This holiday season, Three Tree Wellness... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Some thoughts on recently failed Highline School District bond issue’

LETTER: ‘Some thoughts on recently failed Highline School District bond issue’

[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:] Some thoughts on the recently failed Highline... [Read more]

Today is The B-Town Blog’s 7th birthday!

Today is The B-Town Blog’s 7th birthday!

Seven years ago today – Dec. 11, 2007 to be exact – The B-Town Blog was created, its domain name registered and activated, with hopes of creating an effective online news and events source for the... [Read more]

ALERT: Man exposes himself – and worse – in female-owned Burien business

ALERT: Man exposes himself – and worse – in female-owned Burien business

A young man exposed himself to – and masturbated in front of – a female business owner in Burien on Tuesday, and police are warning residents and businesspeople to be on the lookout. The suspect is... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Not sure which is more impressive, Thursday’s (Dec. 11) possible wind storm or Wednesday’s... [Read more]

Lower sections of stairs at Eagle Landing Park closed due to erosion

Lower sections of stairs at Eagle Landing Park closed due to erosion

The lower two sections of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park have been closed to the public, according to a Burien Parks Facebook post. “There is no access to the beach,” they announced. “Following... [Read more]

Burien’s Big Picture High School holding Rummage Sale this weekend

Burien’s Big Picture High School holding Rummage Sale this weekend

Burien’s Big Picture High School will be holding a Rummage Sale on Friday, Dec 12 and Saturday, Dec. 13. “Come find the perfect holiday gifts for loved ones while also supporting BP Middle... [Read more]

Burien Arts Gallery will be closed for the holidays

Burien Arts Gallery will be closed for the holidays

The Burien Arts Gallery will be taking a holiday break. The Gallery will close Wednesday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) and reopen on Friday, Jan. 2 with an Artist’s Reception for its January exhibition. The... [Read more]

Countryside Café closed by Public Health – Seattle & King County; now re-open

Countryside Café closed by Public Health – Seattle & King County; now re-open

Countryside Café, located at 14901 Ambaum Blvd SW in Burien was closed by Public Health – Seattle & King County on Monday, Dec. 8 for a variety of health-related violations, according to a notice... [Read more]

FOUND: Friendly Ferret, found close to SW 124th and 4th Ave SW

FOUND: Friendly Ferret, found close to SW 124th and 4th Ave SW

This friendly white and caramel colored Ferret was found Tuesday night in Burien close to SW 124th and 4th Ave SW: If you recognize this little guy, please email foolishroberto@gmail.com.  Read More →

Sponsored Post Meet the Author of ‘Marijuana Nation’ at Advertiser Page 2 Books Saturday

Meet the Author of ‘Marijuana Nation’ at Advertiser Page 2 Books Saturday

Meet Roger Roffman, the Author of ‘Marijuana Nation’ at Advertiser Page 2 Books this Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. Roffman, professor emeritus in social work at the University of Washington,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Meet the Author of ‘Pacific Northwest Garden Tours’ at Page 2 Books Friday

Meet the Author of ‘Pacific Northwest Garden Tours’ at Page 2 Books Friday

Meet Donald Olson, Author of ‘Pacific Northwest Garden Tour,’ who will be at a book signing at Advertiser Page 2 Books this Friday, Dec. 12 from 6 – 8 p.m. Olson’s book is full of... [Read more]

Prolific Des Moines resident Nancy Warren passes away suddenly

Prolific Des Moines resident Nancy Warren passes away suddenly

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Photo of a thoughtful Nancy Warren moderating one of our Candidate Forums by Micael Brunkf Nancy Warren, a teacher at Highline College, Des Moines resident, musician... [Read more]

Replacement Levy for Highline School District will be on Feb. 10 ballot

Replacement Levy for Highline School District will be on Feb. 10 ballot

A three-year educational programs and operations replacement levy – NOT a new bond – will go before voters on Feb. 10, 2015. Levies pay for educating students and operating schools above the costs... [Read more]

Celebrate Burien Actors Theatre’s re-emergence at ‘Fire Watch Party’ Wed.

Celebrate Burien Actors Theatre’s re-emergence at ‘Fire Watch Party’ Wed.

Join Burien Actors Theatre for a party to celebrate BAT’s re-emergence from the Dec. 10, 2013 fire at the theater (read our previous coverage here) – and thank those who put out the flames and helped... [Read more]

Outage knocks out power to over 6,400 in Burien Tuesday afternoon

Outage knocks out power to over 6,400 in Burien Tuesday afternoon

Seattle City Light is reporting that an outage affected 6,413 homes and business in the south Burien area, as well as 3,130 in the SeaTac/Tukwila areas. The Burien outage started at 1:30 p.m. and the... [Read more]

See local artist Jan Rogers work at Burien Community Center through January

See local artist Jan Rogers work at Burien Community Center through January

Local artist Jan Rogers is showing her work at the Burien Community Center until the end of January 2015. Jan has studied classical drawing and painting from the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington... [Read more]