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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]

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]

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]

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]

Volunteers needed for beach clean-up at Seahurst Park this Friday, Feb. 20

Volunteers needed for beach clean-up at Seahurst Park this Friday, Feb. 20

Volunteers are needed to join the Environmental Science Center (ESC) and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance (PSKA) for a beach clean-up at Seahurst Park this Friday, Feb. 20, from Noon-3 p.m. Meet at the Coral... [Read more]

Meet ‘Valentino,’ a Beaver rescued at Three Tree Point on Valentine’s Day

Meet ‘Valentino,’ a Beaver rescued at Three Tree Point on Valentine’s Day

Story & Photos by Maureen Hoffmann Meet “Valentino” the Beaver… One local resident quipped, “It takes a village to heal a beaver.” For several hours on Valentine’s Day afternoon, nearby... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Winter? What Winter?

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Winter? What Winter?

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek There seems to be nothing Winter-like about this Winter! I suppose we’ve... [Read more]

Several students at Southern Heights Elementary School may have norovirus

Several students at Southern Heights Elementary School may have norovirus

Up to 50 students at Southern Heights Elementary School (located at 11249 14th Ave S.) may have been infected with norovirus, a flu-like illness most frequently associated with cruise ships and enclosed,... [Read more]

Lineup announced for ‘Burien Birdfest’ at Page 2 Books this Saturday, Feb. 14

Lineup announced for ‘Burien Birdfest’ at Page 2 Books this Saturday, Feb. 14

The ‘Burien Birdfest’ – set for this Saturday, Feb. 14 at Page 2 Books – will have 3 writers, artists and presenters this year: 11am to 12pm: Judy Lane, local artist and photographer.... [Read more]

‘CSI Highline’ salmon count results will be presented March 5 & March 11

‘CSI Highline’ salmon count results will be presented March 5 & March 11

Results from the 2014 ‘CSI Highline’ salmon count and survey will be presented on Thursday, March 5, and again on Wednesday, March 11. Please mark your calendars for: Highlights from 2014 CSI: ... [Read more]

Volunteers needed as ‘Beach Naturalists’ to help at local beaches this summer

Volunteers needed as ‘Beach Naturalists’ to help at local beaches this summer

Beach Volunteers are needed to help out at local beaches for the Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist this summer, and training begins March 10. Why do barnacles stand on their heads? What do sea stars like... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Boulevard Park Place holding ‘Life Line Screening’ on Friday, Feb. 27

Advertiser Boulevard Park Place holding ‘Life Line Screening’ on Friday, Feb. 27

Advertiser Boulevard Park Place Retirement Community is offering ‘Life Line Screening’ on Friday, Feb. 27: FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL HEART MONTH! Do you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure? Have... [Read more]

Blood Drive will be at St. Francis of Assisi on Monday, Feb. 9

Blood Drive will be at St. Francis of Assisi on Monday, Feb. 9

A Blood Drive will be held at St. Francis of Assisi on Monday, Feb. 9, from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m., and donors are needed. Walk-in donors are welcome around scheduled appointments. WHAT: Blood Drive! WHERE: St.... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Restoration Work Party on Feb. 7

Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Restoration Work Party on Feb. 7

Volunteers are needed for a Walker Preserve Restoration Work Party on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9:30 a.m. – Noon. “Please join me and your neighbors to continue the work that has been done at Walker... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Super Bowl Weekend and Beyond

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Super Bowl Weekend and Beyond

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Happy Friday evening everyone! Thick fog is blanketing the region right now,... [Read more]

QUIZ: Do you really know what a Sea Hawk is?

QUIZ: Do you really know what a Sea Hawk is?

The 18th annual ‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be from Feb. 13-16 – with a ‘Burien Birdfest’ on Feb. 14 – and all are invited to join in by counting birds. To get you in... [Read more]

Some upset about Cherry Tree removal due to City Light substation cleanup

Some upset about Cherry Tree removal due to City Light substation cleanup

  Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Some Burien residents are upset that an ornamental Cherry Tree located at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th Street will be removed soon, due... [Read more]

Lots of great events coming up at Burien’s Environmental Science Center

Lots of great events coming up at Burien’s Environmental Science Center

Burien’s Environmental Science Center has a lot of great events planned for the month of February: Seahurst Beach Clean Up “Creating a cleaner habitat for salmon” Friday, Feb 20th • 12:00... [Read more]

Sponsored Post CHI Franciscan Health expanding Virtual Urgent Care to Highline Medical Center

CHI Franciscan Health expanding Virtual Urgent Care to Highline Medical Center

Advertiser CHI Franciscan Health is expanding its Virtual Urgent Care to serve patients in the service areas of Burien’s Highline Medical Center as well as Bremerton’s Harrison Medical Center. For... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High announces new technology education partnership

Kennedy Catholic High announces new technology education partnership

Kennedy Catholic High School announced this week a new technology education partnership with Seattle App Academy. Seattle App Academy will deliver computer science and programming classes to Kennedy students... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Unusually warm and dry weekend ahead

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Unusually warm and dry weekend ahead

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Hey there! We’re going to start going through some fairly dramatic weather... [Read more]

Man suffers serious burns after propane tank explodes in Burien Tuesday night

Man suffers serious burns after propane tank explodes in Burien Tuesday night

A propane explosion in Burien Tuesday night (Jan. 20) around 5:45 p.m. sent a man to the hospital with burns over 40-50 percent of his body, according to Bill Harm from the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department. Harm... [Read more]

Learn/talk about a ‘Burien Foodshed’ at Pit Stop Bottle Shop on Tuesday, Jan. 27

Learn/talk about a ‘Burien Foodshed’ at Pit Stop Bottle Shop on Tuesday, Jan. 27

If you’ve ever wondered “How is our food grown?” or “Can we grow more food locally? or even “Can food help build Burien community and economy?” then this ‘Burien Foodshed Conversation’... [Read more]

‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be Feb. 13-16; ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be Feb. 14

‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be Feb. 13-16; ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be Feb. 14

The 18th annual ‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be from Feb. 13-16, and all are invited to join in by counting birds. “Counting birds is a fun, free, family-friendly way to discover... [Read more]

Focus group for women between 40-65 at Matt Griffin YMCA on Tues., Jan. 27

Focus group for women between 40-65 at Matt Griffin YMCA on Tues., Jan. 27

A focus group for women between 40-65 will be held at Matt Griffin YMCA on Tuesday, Jan. 27, and here are the details: Are you a woman between the ages of 40 – 65? We want to HEAR FROM YOU! Organizers are... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: It’s going to be a stormy weekend

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: It’s going to be a stormy weekend

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Good Weekend everyone! Mother nature sure must hate weekends, because we’re... [Read more]

Special needs student at Sylvester raises money and buys new iPads for others

Special needs student at Sylvester raises money and buys new iPads for others

12-year-old Cassidy Huff was at home recovering from her 33rd spinal surgery when she decided to organize a fundraiser for the special education classmates she tutors at Sylvester Middle School in Burien. In... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Last passenger MD-11 stops at Sea-Tac en route to final destination

SLIDESHOW: Last passenger MD-11 stops at Sea-Tac en route to final destination

The last existing McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 passenger aircraft – owned by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines – landed at Sea-Tac Airport on the foggy morning of Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, then departed for its final... [Read more]