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Bloodworks Northwest urgently needs Blood Donors

Bloodworks Northwest urgently needs Blood Donors

Bloodworks Northwest issued an urgent appeal for donors after the community supply for Type O blood — the most common blood type among people in the Northwest — plunged by 37% since the beginning... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Work Party to clean up Miller Creek this Saturday, July 8

Volunteers needed for Work Party to clean up Miller Creek this Saturday, July 8

Volunteers are needed for a Work Party this Saturday, July 8, to help clean up Miller Creek: Help remove invasive plant species and plant native species along Miller Creek. You will learn the importance... [Read more]

Residents invited to help shape the future for Burien Parks ‘PROS Plan’

Residents invited to help shape the future for Burien Parks ‘PROS Plan’

The City of Burien has begun the planning process for a new Parks, Recreation and Open Space plan –otherwise known as a PROS Plan – and they’re seeking residents’ input. Your feedback... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Work Party at Miller Creek on Saturday, May 27

Volunteers needed for Work Party at Miller Creek on Saturday, May 27

Volunteers are needed to help restore the forest near Miller and Walker Creeks tomorrow – Saturday, May 27, from 9:30 a.m. – Noon! Here’s more info: Join us to continue our efforts to remove... [Read more]

Volunteers needed June 6 & 7 to help students at Big Picture Middle School

Volunteers needed June 6 & 7 to help students at Big Picture Middle School

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School As the school year approaches its last three weeks, students at Burien’s Big Picture High School are getting ready to graduate. That includes the Big Picture... [Read more]

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza gets MLK Medal of Distinguished Service Monday

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza gets MLK Medal of Distinguished Service Monday

Councilmember Dave Upthegrove (right), with Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service recipient Fred Mendoza. Fred Mendoza has never strayed far from the South King County communities he was... [Read more]

‘Rampathon’ provides free wheelchair ramp to 90-year old Burien woman

‘Rampathon’ provides free wheelchair ramp to 90-year old Burien woman

Laverne Ritchie – a 90-Year-Old Burien resident – received a free wheelchair ramp on Saturday (May 20) courtesy the Master Builders Association’s ‘Rampathon’ event. The Master... [Read more]

Volunteer Heroes needed for Blood Drive in SeaTac on Monday, May 1

Volunteer Heroes needed for Blood Drive in SeaTac on Monday, May 1

Volunteers are needed for a Blood drive at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church onMonday May 1. 2017: WHERE: Prince of Peace Lutheran Fellowship Hall,19030 8th Ave. S. SeaTac WA 98148 WHEN: Monday, May 1:... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Normandy Park Work Party this Sunday, April 30

Volunteers needed for Normandy Park Work Party this Sunday, April 30

Volunteers are needed to get outside and join neighbors to beautify Walker Creek and the Normandy Park Swim Club this coming Sunday, April 30. Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and members of the Normandy... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Blood Drive at Matt Griffin YMCA Wednesday

Volunteers needed for Blood Drive at Matt Griffin YMCA Wednesday

Organizers are low on sign-ups for a Blood Drive scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 at Matt Griffin YMCA – PLEASE HELP! “Sparing 45 minutes of your time to give blood, can potentially help save... [Read more]

Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration & clean-up event at Seahurst Park Sat., April 22

Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration & clean-up event at Seahurst Park Sat., April 22

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 22 for an Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration and clean-up event at Seahurst Park from 9 a.m. – Noon. “Join us for a park clean-up and a tree planting in... [Read more]

REMINDER: How are local salmon doing? ‘CSI: Highline’ is Thursday night

REMINDER: How are local salmon doing? ‘CSI: Highline’ is Thursday night

REMINDER: The Season Finale for CSI: Highline is Thursday night, April 6, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. “Please join us to hear how our local salmon are doing in Miller and... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Work Party this Saturday, April 1 at Walker Preserve

Volunteers needed for Work Party this Saturday, April 1 at Walker Preserve

Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and your neighbors to restore the forest to improve the health of Miller and Walker Creeks this Saturday, April 1. No experience is necessary, and gloves, refreshments,... [Read more]

Burien Lions & Environmental Science Center holding beach clean-up April 22

Burien Lions & Environmental Science Center holding beach clean-up April 22

Join the Burien Lions Club and Environmental Science Center for some spring cleaning on the beach and on the trails of Seahurst Park on Earth Day – Saturday, April 22. This Open House & Clean-Up... [Read more]

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to help Clean Up Burien this Saturday, March 18!

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to help Clean Up Burien this Saturday, March 18!

REMINDER: Volunteers are bing asked to show up and help ‘Clean Up Burien’ this Saturday, March 18, from 9 – 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the city, and are asked to meet... [Read more]

Citizens asked to volunteer to help ‘Clean Up Burien’ on Saturday, March 18

Citizens asked to volunteer to help ‘Clean Up Burien’ on Saturday, March 18

A group of citizens is asking for Volunteers to help ‘Clean Up Burien’ on Saturday, March 18, from 9 – 11 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the city, and are asked to meet at 9... [Read more]

Reading Partners is seeking Volunteers to help read to local children

Reading Partners is seeking Volunteers to help read to local children

Reading Partners is seeking Volunteers to help read to local children: If you want to be a part of a phenomenal team, gain new skills, and change your life, consider Reading Partners AmeriCorps in Seattle.... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Work Party on Saturday, March 4 at Walker Preserve

Volunteers needed for Work Party on Saturday, March 4 at Walker Preserve

Volunteers are needed for a Work Party on Saturday, March 4 at Walker Preserve. Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and your neighbors to restore the forest to improve the health of Miller and Walker... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation seeks donations for Project PROMise event

Highline Schools Foundation seeks donations for Project PROMise event

Project PROMise™ – the Highline Schools Foundation’s outreach program in which new and gently used formal dresses are collected from our community and given to local students in need so they can... [Read more]

Kennedy Lancer students collect over 5,000 breakfast meals for hungry

Kennedy Lancer students collect over 5,000 breakfast meals for hungry

Several Kennedy Catholic High School Lancer students collected over 5,000 breakfast meals during a ‘Cereal Drive’ this week, which they donated to the hungry in our community. “Your... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Work Party this Saturday at Walker Preserve

Volunteers needed for Work Party this Saturday at Walker Preserve

Volunteers are needed for a Work Party this Saturday, Jan. 21 at Walker Preserve: Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and your neighbors to restore the forest to improve the health of Miller and Walker... [Read more]

Bloodworks Northwest issues urgent appeal for healthy blood donors

Bloodworks Northwest issues urgent appeal for healthy blood donors

Bloodworks Northwest (formerly Puget Sound Blood Center) issued an urgent appeal for healthy donors on Tuesday, Jan. 17, as blood supplies remain at critical levels (less than one day supply) with the... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Have you taken the #CassHolidayChallenge yet?

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Have you taken the #CassHolidayChallenge yet?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 14-year old 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... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, Dec. 3

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, Dec. 3

Get outside with your neighbors and restore the forest this Saturday, Dec. 3 – Volunteers are needed to help restore Walker Preserve! “Come join us this Saturday at Walker Preserve as we continue... [Read more]