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A Conversation With Local Author Greg Wright

A Conversation With Local Author Greg Wright

Debuting later this month, “West of the Gospel” is a new book from local author Greg Wright. Published under his pen name, W. John MacGregor, the book is a fictional account of events set against... [Read more]

REVIEW: BAT’s Playwrights Fest’s final two shows continue through May 24

REVIEW: BAT’s Playwrights Fest’s final two shows continue through May 24

At center, Reinhard Heydrich of the SS (Christopher Rodriguez) faces off with Dr. Wilhelm Stuckart (Jim Rogers) at far left in “Dr. Kritzinger’s 12 O’Clock,” written by Jim Snowden and playing... [Read more]

Happy Birthday to us – 10 years ago today, The Blog started publishing!

Happy Birthday to us – 10 years ago today, The Blog started publishing!

Happy 10th Birthday to Us! Ten years ago today – on Dec. 11, 2007 – the first stories were published on The B-Town Blog, with the hopes of providing an effective, frequently-updated, professional... [Read more]

Spend the Day with Mom at PowellsWood This Weekend

Spend the Day with Mom at PowellsWood This Weekend

by Greg Wright Good relationships require special care, and the intimate garden of PowellsWood is one super place to cultivate family bonds over Mother’s Day weekend. Whether it’s reminiscing about... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG: An ode to Lynch’s legendary touchdown run

WATERLAND BLOG: An ode to Lynch’s legendary touchdown run

From our sister site The Waterland Blog comes this great poem by Greg Wright: ‘Twas four days ‘fore Christmas, and all through the house The Hawk fans were cheering — yes, even my spouse. The Cardinals... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG: Let’s talk Angry Doug…and Percy Harvin…

WATERLAND BLOG: Let’s talk Angry Doug…and Percy Harvin…

From our sister site The Waterland Blog comes this take on the Seahawks sudden and surprising trade of Percy Harvin on Friday, Oct. 17: Yeah, the ‘Hawks are big news. Expectations are high, and everyone’s... [Read more]

‘We All Have Stories to Share’: Grammy-Nominated Storyteller Visits the Northwest

‘We All Have Stories to Share’: Grammy-Nominated Storyteller Visits the Northwest

by Greg Wright Diane Ferlatte, the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award winner, will be a featured “teller” at this year’s PowellsWood Storytelling Festival. The first day... [Read more]

Come Alive at the PowellsWood Storytelling Festival

Come Alive at the PowellsWood Storytelling Festival

by Greg Wright The PowellsWood Storytelling Festival “is like a little pearl,” enthuses storyteller Syd Lieberman. The two-day festival, which runs July 18-19 this year at PowellsWood in Federal Way,... [Read more]

Storytelling Festival Returns to PowellsWood July 26-27

Storytelling Festival Returns to PowellsWood July 26-27

by Greg Wright Monte Powell’s garden in Federal Way plays host to a regional festival with international flavor… the PowellsWood Storytelling Festival. Curated by Des Moines resident Margaret... [Read more]

Redondo’s PowellsWood Garden Gets Major Facelift, Set to Reopen

Redondo’s PowellsWood Garden Gets Major Facelift, Set to Reopen

by Greg Wright Summer is a great season to visit newly renovated PowellsWood Garden, 430 S. Dash Point Road. The garden will re-open its doors to the public, with a celebration on June 22nd and 23rd 2013.... [Read more]

Local Storytelling Festival Goes International in Scope

Local Storytelling Festival Goes International in Scope

by Greg Wright Storytelling has become a worldwide phenomenon. The Puget Sound’s newest annual festival, hosted at PowellsWood Garden on the upper edge of the Redondo greenbelt, is expanding this year... [Read more]

Regional Storytelling Festival Draws National Attention

Regional Storytelling Festival Draws National Attention

by Greg Wright Earlier this summer, Monte Powell’s garden in Federal Way played host to a new regional storytelling festival… the PowellsWood Storytelling Festival. Curated by Des Moines resident... [Read more]

New Storytelling Festival “Nourishes the Community’s Lifeblood” – VIDEO

New Storytelling Festival “Nourishes the Community’s Lifeblood” – VIDEO

by Greg Wright Over 340 guests showed up at PowellsWood Garden on Dash Point Road July 14 to sample some seventeen total hours of storytelling from ten different storytellers, and everyone seemed delighted... [Read more]

BREAKING: Police Action Near Five Corners Area Wednesday Afternoon

BREAKING: Police Action Near Five Corners Area Wednesday Afternoon

Details are still sketchy at this point, but Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Department told The B-Town Blog at 3 p.m. Wednesday (July 11) about a police pursuit near Burien’s... [Read more]

Meet the Architect of the PowellsWood Storytelling Festival, Coming July 13-14

Meet the Architect of the PowellsWood Storytelling Festival, Coming July 13-14

by Greg Wright “Pleasures were simpler then,” wrote Indiana novelist Booth Tarkington about the waning days of the 19th century. “But that has never meant less pleasure. Life was slower; but that... [Read more]

Soon You’ll Be Able To Tune Into The B-Town Blog Via Internet Radio!

Soon You’ll Be Able To Tune Into The B-Town Blog Via Internet Radio!

12/28/11 UPDATE: We have decided to change the name of our new Internet Radio Station to ‘SoKing Internet Radio,’ so we can better serve all six of our local blogs in the South King County... [Read more]

City In Crisis As SeaTac Council Member Blasts Lack of Accountability At Meeting

City In Crisis As SeaTac Council Member Blasts Lack of Accountability At Meeting

Our sister site The SeaTac Blog is reporting about how that city is currently going through a crisis regarding some controversial, inappropriate emails, along with councilmembers, city staff and public... [Read more]

No Charges Yet in Ambaum Pedestrian Rundown, Says King County Sheriff’s Office

No Charges Yet in Ambaum Pedestrian Rundown, Says King County Sheriff’s Office

by Greg Wright The King County Sheriff’s Office, through whom Burien contracts its police services, issued the following statement on Monday: A 13 year-old Burien girl was injured yesterday (August... [Read more]

SeaTac/B-Town Blog Photojournalist Michael Brunk to Speak at PowellsWood

SeaTac/B-Town Blog Photojournalist Michael Brunk to Speak at PowellsWood

Michael Brunk, B-Town Blog Photographer by Greg Wright I’ve known Michael Brunk a long time, and he’s a man of many talents: Boeing technology guru, actor, director, webmaster… and photographer. For... [Read more]

Looking For Something To Do This Weekend?

Looking For Something To Do This Weekend?

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s a round up of events happening around the area: Friday/Saturday – “Cruisin4TheCure” Fighting Cancer With A Car Wash Friday & Saturday Friday/Saturday... [Read more]

Meet Local Authors at Burien Books Grand Re-Opening August 6 & 7

Meet Local Authors at Burien Books Grand Re-Opening August 6 & 7

Burien Books has announced their grand re-opening party on Friday and Saturday August 6th and 7th. To celebrate, they plan a book signing for Three Tree Point by local residents Guy Harper and Pamela Harper... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $120,000 in scholarships

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $120,000 in scholarships

2016 Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients, their families and scholarship funders gathered at the Puget Sound Skills Center for the second annual Scholarship Recognition Reception following... [Read more]

ELECTION: North Highline Fire District Prop. #1 passes; incumbents leading

ELECTION: North Highline Fire District Prop. #1 passes; incumbents leading

With 266,539 ballots counted, the King County Elections Board released the first round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election, and it looks like the North Highline Fire District Prop. #1 will... [Read more]

REMINDER: Discover Burien Board Election is Tuesday at 5:30pm

REMINDER: Discover Burien Board Election is Tuesday at 5:30pm

REMINDER: Discover Burien’s annual membership meeting and board election will be held Tuesday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Southgate Masonic Hall, located at 1004 SW 152nd Street. This meeting is... [Read more]