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Our talented new Intern Sterling Paris will paint your face (or your kids’)!

Our talented new Intern Sterling Paris will paint your face (or your kids’)!

We’ve been serving as Mentors to students at Burien’s Big Picture High School since 2009, and this year we’re proud to have Sterling Paris as our newest – and fourth – Intern. Sterling... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Piper’ the dog will greet you at Burien’s Maven Mercantile

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Piper’ the dog will greet you at Burien’s Maven Mercantile

  Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern On SW 152 Street (seems to be my favorite street!) in downtown Burien is a restaurant called Maven Mercantile, which was first opened... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Sketch of kids in Spray Park at Thursday’s Farmers Market

INTERN’S VIEW: Sketch of kids in Spray Park at Thursday’s Farmers Market

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern It was a beautiful day for the Burien Farmers Market on Thursday, and my difficult assignment was to go find something there worth sketching. That’s... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Highline Public Schools Teachers rally at Moshier Field Thursday

PHOTOS: Highline Public Schools Teachers rally at Moshier Field Thursday

Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern Highline Public Schools Teachers rallied– along with local politicians and supporters – on Thursday, May 21, and Intern Sterling Paris was on hand at... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Big Picture Student experiences great music as Intern at EMP

INTERN’S VIEW: Big Picture Student experiences great music as Intern at EMP

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern To start off, my school – Big Picture High School – is all about non-traditional learning, and that’s one reason I like it. The local... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Sunny, blue skies greet opening day of Burien Farmers Market

INTERN’S VIEW: Sunny, blue skies greet opening day of Burien Farmers Market

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern It was really nice and sunny at the opening day of the Burien Farmers Market... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Bees are buzzing at Boulevard Park Place Retirement Living

INTERN’S VIEW: Bees are buzzing at Boulevard Park Place Retirement Living

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern Today I went a little bit out of my comfort zone, traveling to Boulevard Park Place Active Retirement Living, located at 2805 S. 125th Street. Getting... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: The old Barrel Tavern gets facelift, to become Indian restaurant

INTERN’S VIEW: The old Barrel Tavern gets facelift, to become Indian restaurant

  Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern I have never been this far up 1st Ave South before. Somehow I passed it…but how can you pass a vibrant yellow and orange building... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: After working at The Grainery for 30 years, James is retiring

INTERN’S VIEW: After working at The Grainery for 30 years, James is retiring

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern At 13629 1st Ave South there is a health food store called ‘The Grainery’ that has been in business since March of 1981. The Grainery... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: I got to cover a breaking news story about a fire Tuesday!

INTERN’S VIEW: I got to cover a breaking news story about a fire Tuesday!

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern So I come in for work today (Tuesday, March 31) and before I can even put my purse down Scott asks frantically “Didn’t you get... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Baby Chicks are in!

INTERN’S VIEW: Baby Chicks are in!

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was edited and updated on April 14, 2015. Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern BABY CHICKS ARE IN!! Scott already knows this but I just... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: After 34 years, Burien’s JB Factory Carpets will be closing

INTERN’S VIEW: After 34 years, Burien’s JB Factory Carpets will be closing

John Boukalis will be closing his JB Carpets business after 34 years in Burien. Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern To be honest, I did get lost… Driving up and down SW 153rd for maybe 10... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Photo essay of Burien’s Seahurst Park

INTERN’S VIEW: Photo essay of Burien’s Seahurst Park

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School The weather has been so nice out that we sent Intern Sterling Paris to Seahurst Park; here’s what she saw (click images to... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: CC’s Lounge closing, selling off everything inside

INTERN’S VIEW: CC’s Lounge closing, selling off everything inside

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School Walking along SW 152nd Street on Thursday (Feb. 26), I noticed a sign that read: “Closing soon, open to the public…” …in... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: A remote control is embedded in a tree at my school!

INTERN’S VIEW: A remote control is embedded in a tree at my school!

What the heck is an old remote control doing embedded in a tree? Click image to see larger version. Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School At my school – Big Picture High... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: From fish & chips to coffee, old Skippers will become a Starbucks

B-TOWN BIZ: From fish & chips to coffee, old Skippers will become a Starbucks

Photo by Sterling Paris.   The old Skipper’s restaurant at the corner of SW 148th and Ambaum Blvd. SW is currently undergoing renovations to become a Starbucks, according to Dan Trimble, Economic... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: After 44 years, Gehl Flowers & Gifts’ Owner is retiring

INTERN’S VIEW: After 44 years, Gehl Flowers & Gifts’ Owner is retiring

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School Rewind with me back to 1971 (long long before I was born)… The Beatles broke up, we had soldiers in Vietnam (and protests... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Step back in time (and rhythm) at Burien’s Time Tunnel Records

INTERN’S VIEW: Step back in time (and rhythm) at Burien’s Time Tunnel Records

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School My assignment was to go to Time Tunnel Records today! At 14911 Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien there is a little white storefront... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘ReTreasure’ is a hidden treasure in downtown Burien

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘ReTreasure’ is a hidden treasure in downtown Burien

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School In downtown Burien at 627 SW 152nd Street you will find a cute hidden treasure of a shop called “ReTreasure.” This... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Children’s consignment shop ‘smallclothes’ opens in Olde Burien

B-TOWN BIZ: Children’s consignment shop ‘smallclothes’ opens in Olde Burien

Photos by Sterling Paris ‘smallclothes,’ a new consignment shop, has opened in the space at 901 SW 152nd Street – formerly home to ‘Howard and Marge’ – in Olde Burien. “Hello... [Read more]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Around 80 brave the 2015 Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Around 80 brave the 2015 Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge

Under gorgeous, crystal blue skies on a crisp 37-degree New Year’s Day, a record crowd of around 80 people braved the chilly waters of Puget Sound as they rang in 2015 at the annual Three Tree Point... [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]

25 Ginormous Book Jacket Covers Are Turning Burien Into One Giant Library

25 Ginormous Book Jacket Covers Are Turning Burien Into One Giant Library

Twenty-five ginormous book covers have suddenly appeared on and around various Burien businesses, seemingly turning sleepy little B-Town into a giant library. Actually, they’re all part of the King... [Read more]

Local, Peer-Led Group Helps Those Left Behind By Suicide

Local, Peer-Led Group Helps Those Left Behind By Suicide

If you’ve ever known someone who has died by suicide, you know how tough it can be to cope. If you’re one of these people in the Burien area, you should know about a group that meets from 7pm... [Read more]