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Volunteers needed for Blood Drive on Monday, June 13

Volunteers needed for Blood Drive on Monday, June 13

Volunteers are needed for a Blood Drive at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 19030 8th Ave. S. in SeaTac on Monday, June 13 in the Fellowship Hall. Drive hours will be from 12:30 p.m.... [Read more]

Low-cost Spay & Neuter clinic will be Wednesday, June 29

Low-cost Spay & Neuter clinic will be Wednesday, June 29

NEED TO GET YOUR PET FIXED? C.A.R.E.S. of Burien is teaming up with Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project and Northwest Spay & Neuter Center to offer low-cost spay and neuter surgeries to the residents of... [Read more]

THANKS READERS! Nearly 103,000 Uniques during May 2016 – a record!

THANKS READERS! Nearly 103,000 Uniques during May 2016 – a record!

THANKS READERS & ADVERTISERS – May 2016 was a record month for traffic on The B-Town Blog – with nearly 103,000 Unique Visits and almost 300,000 Pageviews! That’s a year-to-year growth (vs... [Read more]

Relay for Life of Highline will be in downtown Burien Saturday, June 11

Relay for Life of Highline will be in downtown Burien Saturday, June 11

This year’s Relay for Life of Highline will be held throughout downtown Burien on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. In previous years, this all-day fundraiser for the American Cancer Society has... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Former Seattle City Light ‘Cherry Tree Lot’ is up for sale

FOLLOWUP: Former Seattle City Light ‘Cherry Tree Lot’ is up for sale

The former Seattle City Light lot located at Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th Street (map below) has been listed as “For Sale,” which means that a grassroots campaign to save an endangered, ~68-year... [Read more]

PHOTO: Sun tries to peek through Thursday evening over Vashon Island

PHOTO: Sun tries to peek through Thursday evening over Vashon Island

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this amazing photo which shows the Sun trying to peek through Thursday evening (May 26) over Vashon Island, as seen from Burien (click image to see larger version):  Read More →

Sponsored Post Advertiser CHI Franciscan Health opens significant patient center in Burien

Advertiser CHI Franciscan Health opens significant patient center in Burien

EDITOR’S NOTE: CHI Franciscan is an Advertiser. Residents of Burien and southeastern King County have a new destination for health care at CHI Franciscan Health’s new Franciscan Medical Pavilion... [Read more]

PHOTO: Panoramic photo of puffy clouds over Puget Sound from Burien

PHOTO: Panoramic photo of puffy clouds over Puget Sound from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this great panoramic photo of Puget Sound showing some nice puffy clouds over Vashon and Blake Island on Saturday morning (May 21) shot from the hills above Three Tree... [Read more]

Highline Elementary ‘Mathletes’ match wits at Seahurst Elementary

Highline Elementary ‘Mathletes’ match wits at Seahurst Elementary

Many Highline district elementary students enjoy and excel at math, as demonstrated by the record attendance at the seventh annual Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza, a district mathematics contest at Seahurst... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Learn about ‘Hearing Loss and Aging’ at Advertiser Judson Park on Friday, May 13

Learn about ‘Hearing Loss and Aging’ at Advertiser Judson Park on Friday, May 13

Please join Advertiser Judson Park for a special event: Hearing loss and aging—How to stay connected Learn about: how overall health affects hearing how changes in hearing ability affects the brain the... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Residents get up-close tour of SR 99 tunnel construction

PHOTOS: Residents get up-close tour of SR 99 tunnel construction

Over the weekend, area residents Elston and Jackline Hiil took a tour to see the SR 99 tunnel construction in downtown Seattle. “The tours are free and fascinating,” Elston said. “We... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to donate at Blood Drive at Community Center TODAY

Volunteers needed to donate at Blood Drive at Community Center TODAY

Organizers are hoping to find a total of 35 folks to support a Blood Drive being held TODAY – Thursday, May 5 – until 5:30 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. “Please spare around 45 minutes... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks on May 14 & June 4

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks on May 14 & June 4

Volunteers are needed to help restore Miller and Walker Creeks on both Saturday, May 14 and June 4: Walker Preserve Restoration The next volunteer forest restoration event will be held Saturday, May... [Read more]

Seattle City Light will start replacing aging utility poles in Burien soon

Seattle City Light will start replacing aging utility poles in Burien soon

Starting in early to mid-May, Seattle City Light will begin replacing aging utility poles in Burien, which will likely cause numerous maintenance power outages. Crews will work in an area bordered by... [Read more]

Commuters prepare yourselves – Alaskan Way Viaduct closure starts this Friday

Commuters prepare yourselves – Alaskan Way Viaduct closure starts this Friday

Drivers and transit users, pay heed: there are just a few days to get ready for a closure of the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct through downtown Seattle, as it is set to close this Friday, April 29. Starting... [Read more]

House fire in Burien sends occupant to Harborview, causes $50K in damage

House fire in Burien sends occupant to Harborview, causes $50K in damage

A fire that started in the kitchen of a house near SW 134th and 2nd Ave SW in Burien early Friday morning (April 22) sent an occupant to Harborview Medical Center with “significant” injuries... [Read more]

UPDATE: Sinkhole on SW 136th caused by sewer infrastructure problems

UPDATE: Sinkhole on SW 136th caused by sewer infrastructure problems

Photos & Story by Scott Schaefer UPDATE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016: The City of Burien said Wednesday (April 20) that the cause of the sinkhole on SW 136th – which resulted in the road being... [Read more]

Big Picture High School student to be honored as King County ‘Earth Hero’

Big Picture High School student to be honored as King County ‘Earth Hero’

Big Picture High School student Shaileen Johnson (pictured above) will be honored for her environmental stewardship at the King County Earth Heroes at School awards ceremony on May 5. Shai proposed, planned,... [Read more]

Recycling Collection Event will be April 30 at John Knox Presbyterian Church

Recycling Collection Event will be April 30 at John Knox Presbyterian Church

A Recycling Collection Event is set for Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at John Knox Presbyterian Church, located at 109 SW Normandy Road. At this event, residents can dispose of all... [Read more]

‘Garden Gala’ Plant & Garden Art Sale will be Saturday, April 30

‘Garden Gala’ Plant & Garden Art Sale will be Saturday, April 30

A ‘Garden Gala’ Plant & Garden Art Sale will be held at the North Hill Community Center on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Expect: Indoor/Outdoor Plants Handcrafted Garden... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Students from Burien’s Big Picture School plant trees on Arbor Day

PHOTOS: Students from Burien’s Big Picture School plant trees on Arbor Day

Students from Burien’s Highline’s Big Picture School helped plant three Vine Maple trees at Seahurst Park in honor of Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13: Photos courtesy City of Burien Big Picture... [Read more]

Power outage hits 2,000 in SeaTac area Saturday, including Sound Transit

Power outage hits 2,000 in SeaTac area Saturday, including Sound Transit

Seattle City Light said via Twitter Saturday morning (April 9) that a failed underground switch has caused an outage affecting around 2,000 customers, including Sound Transit Link Light Rail. Link Light... [Read more]

City of Burien to celebrate Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13 at Seahurst Park

City of Burien to celebrate Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13 at Seahurst Park

The City of Burien will be celebrating Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13, starting at 11 a.m. at Seahurst Park. The City will also be celebrating its 15th year as a member of ‘Tree City USA,’... [Read more]