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WEATHER GEEK: Autumn is about to kick into full-swing this week

WEATHER GEEK: Autumn is about to kick into full-swing this week

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We can thank a small ridge of high pressure for the awesomely comfortable weekend in the middle... [Read more]

Blood Drive being held at Serenza Salon on Wednesday, Oct. 22

Blood Drive being held at Serenza Salon on Wednesday, Oct. 22

A Blood Drive for Puget Sound Blood Center will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Serenza Salon, located at 120 SW 160th Street in Burien. To make an appointment,... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Restoration this Saturday, Oct. 18

Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Restoration this Saturday, Oct. 18

Volunteers are needed for a Walker Preserve Restoration work party this Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9:30 a.m. – Noon. Here are the details: Walker Preserve Restoration The second fall volunteer forest restoration... [Read more]

Concerns over artifical turf cause Kennedy to modify new sports field materials

Concerns over artifical turf cause Kennedy to modify new sports field materials

After an NBC News report alleged that black rubber “dots” used in artificial sports fields might be causing cancer, Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School on Monday announced that it will... [Read more]

City of Burien to participate in earthquake drill Thursday morning, Oct. 16

City of Burien to participate in earthquake drill Thursday morning, Oct. 16

The City of Burien will participate in an earthquake drill at 10:16 this Thursday, Oct. 16. “An instructional audio clip will be played over the public announcement system,” reads an announcement.... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Scattered Thunderstorms and…a Tornado?!!

WEATHER GEEK: Scattered Thunderstorms and…a Tornado?!!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. It’s been a very active morning/early afternoon weather wise! Saturday morning (Oct. 11), a low pressure system ushered in a very... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at St. Francis of Assisi Monday, Oct. 13

Donors needed for Blood Drive at St. Francis of Assisi Monday, Oct. 13

A Blood Drive is set from Noon – 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13 at St. Francis of Assisi, located at 15236 21st Ave SW. “Currently we have 7 donors scheduled but hope to find 25 donors to attend,”... [Read more]

Public meetings on Miller/Walker Creek Stormwater will be Oct. 27 & Nov. 4

Public meetings on Miller/Walker Creek Stormwater will be Oct. 27 & Nov. 4

Public meetings to discuss Miller and Walker Creek Stormwater will be held Monday, Oct. 27 and Tuesday, Nov. 4. “When it rains in the Miller and Walker Creeks basin, streams flow high and fast, and... [Read more]

See & Hear ‘The Planets’ with Northwest Symphony Orchestra Oct. 25

See & Hear ‘The Planets’ with Northwest Symphony Orchestra Oct. 25

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra will be holding the first concert in its 2014-2015 season – a multimedia extravaganza called “The Planets” – on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Burien’s Highline... [Read more]

Power outage – apparently caused by bird – hits Three Tree Point Monday morning

Power outage – apparently caused by bird – hits Three Tree Point Monday morning

A power outage apparently caused by a bird knocked out electricity to 352 homes in Burien’s Three Three Point neighborhood early Monday morning (Oct. 6). Rumor is that a Blue Heron landed on electrical... [Read more]

PHOTO: Another amazing sunset as seen from above Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTO: Another amazing sunset as seen from above Burien’s Three Tree Point

BTB Reader Elston Hill shares this photo, taken from 32nd Ave SW above Three Tree Point on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 (click image to see larger version): “I believe this is a vehicle hauling ship,”... [Read more]

PHOTO: Burien vigilante group drives out intruder

PHOTO: Burien vigilante group drives out intruder

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this amazing photo of what he says is a ‘Burien Vigilante Group driving out an Intruder’ (click image to see larger version): “An Eagle in the Three... [Read more]

PHOTO: Team goes out to measure for ‘Waskowitz Biggest Tree Contest’

PHOTO: Team goes out to measure for ‘Waskowitz Biggest Tree Contest’

Pictured above is Waskowitz Foundation president Kent Horton, along with UW graduate forestry students Sean Jeronimo and Nichole Studevant, who spent last Friday measuring the finalists in the Waskowitz... [Read more]

Beaches from Three Tree Point to Pierce County closed to shellfish harvesting

Beaches from Three Tree Point to Pierce County closed to shellfish harvesting

The Washington State Department of Health and Public Health – Seattle & King County High announced Wednesday (Oct. 1) that due to high levels of a marine biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning – also known as “red tide”…

See local solar-powered homes at Solar Tour this Saturday, Oct. 4

See local solar-powered homes at Solar Tour this Saturday, Oct. 4

Home owners in West Seattle and Burien neighborhoods will be showing off their solar homes as part of the National American Energy Solar Tour this Saturday, Oct., 4, from Noon – 4 p.m. “It is... [Read more]

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation starts this week

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation starts this week

REMINDER:  Community Salmon Investigation for Highline (CSI:  Highline) starts next week, and volunteers are still needed. Here are the details: Orientation & Training:  Thursday, Oct. 2, 4:30-6:30... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Classic, strong Pacific storm to bring ‘gobs of rain’ to area

WEATHER GEEK: Classic, strong Pacific storm to bring ‘gobs of rain’ to area

From our very own Puget Sound Weather Geek: Click ^ “Play” ^ to see/hear the live streaming weather report/forecast. A classic strong pacific storm is churning off the coast of Washington... [Read more]

Blood Drive will be held at Southwest Suburban Sewer District Wednesday

Blood Drive will be held at Southwest Suburban Sewer District Wednesday

The Puget Sound Blood Bank will be holding a blood drive Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Southwest Suburban Sewer District’s office in Burien. Hours will be 8 – 10:30 a.m. in the district’s parking... [Read more]

Enterovirus confirmed in King County

Enterovirus confirmed in King County

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the presence of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Washington state, including King County. The CDC testing confirmed that a King County child... [Read more]

S’mores, sing-alongs, campfire & more to celebrate restored Seahurst Park Oct. 3

S’mores, sing-alongs, campfire & more to celebrate restored Seahurst Park Oct. 3

Burien Parks will be celebrating the opening of the newly-restored Seahurst Park Beach with a special campout on Friday, Oct. 3 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.  “We may not have a traditional bonfire…but... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Restoration this Saturday, Sept. 20

Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Restoration this Saturday, Sept. 20

Volunteers are needed for a Walker Preserve Restoration work party this Saturday, Sept. 20. Here are the details: The first fall volunteer forest restoration event is this Saturday at Walker Preserve.... [Read more]

Confirmed case of measles reported at Sea-Tac Airport

Confirmed case of measles reported at Sea-Tac Airport

Local public health officials are investigating a confirmed case of measles infection in a traveler who was at Sea-Tac Airport during the contagious period. The traveler was likely exposed to measles outside... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident has concerns about sodded grass at Seahurst Park Beach

LETTER: Resident has concerns about sodded grass at Seahurst Park Beach

[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:] Friday was the ribbon cutting for the restored... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Ribbon cut Friday at restored Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTOS: Ribbon cut Friday at restored Seahurst Park Beach

Under clear blue – but blustery – skies on Friday, numerous dignitaries gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the recently-restored Seahurst Park Beach in Burien…

WEATHER GEEK: Costly, beautiful weather – with a ‘Red Flag Warning’

WEATHER GEEK: Costly, beautiful weather – with a ‘Red Flag Warning’

From our very own Puget Sound Weather Geek: Click ^ “Play” ^ to see/hear the live streaming weather report/forecast. Offshore flow is clearing out any chance of fog Thursday morning... [Read more]

Celebrating 25 years, the Wastemobile is coming to Burien Sept. 26-28

Celebrating 25 years, the Wastemobile is coming to Burien Sept. 26-28

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Wastemobile is coming to Burien to collect household hazardous waste from Sept. 26-28. All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries,... [Read more]

Ribbon-cutting for restored Seahurst Park Beach will be Friday, Sept. 12

Ribbon-cutting for restored Seahurst Park Beach will be Friday, Sept. 12

The City of Burien, along with the Army Corps of Engineers will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the restored Seahurst Park Beach this Friday, Sept. 12, starting at 1:30 p.m. This event will celebrated... [Read more]

Want to ‘Solarize Burien’? Attend one of these free workshops

Want to ‘Solarize Burien’? Attend one of these free workshops

Are you interested in solar power? Want to ‘Solarize Burien’ or your own home? You should attend one of these free solar workshops to learn more: Wednesday, Sept. 10: 7:00-8:30 p.m., South... [Read more]