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PHOTOS: Moon Over Lake Burien, Osprey & Airplane, Scuba Diver Sunset

PHOTOS: Moon Over Lake Burien, Osprey & Airplane, Scuba Diver Sunset

It’s feeling like the height of summer this week, with hot, humid temps and skies painted orange by the haze of nearby forest fires, a perfect time to get out the camera and capture some one-of-a-kind... [Read more]

Sponsored Post This Week’s Prudential NW Open House: 3-Tree Point Custom Waterfront Home

This Week’s Prudential NW Open House: 3-Tree Point Custom Waterfront Home

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Prudential Northwest’s featured Open House for this week is a desirable, custom waterfront home near 3 Tree Point with ever-changing 180-degree Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain... [Read more]

TIME LAPSE/PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Three Tree Point Celebrates The 4th

TIME LAPSE/PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Three Tree Point Celebrates The 4th

Despite gray skies and occasional rain, Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood celebrated Independence Day 2010 with a day full of block party-like activities, starting with a community breakfast... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund

Two of your B-Town Bloggers live in the Tree Tree Point area of Burien – Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer and his family, as well as Sales Diva Janet Grella and her husband, Michael. We’ve been... [Read more]

Hit And Run Accident Damages Car, Protective Wall & More At 3 Tree Point

Hit And Run Accident Damages Car, Protective Wall & More At 3 Tree Point

UPDATE FRI. 3/19 2pm: Just got word from Sgt John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s Department, who says that the suspect vehicle, “probably a white Honda Civic,” was found parked... [Read more]

EXCERPT: “Three Tree Point” Book Signing Is March 12th At The Tin Room

EXCERPT: “Three Tree Point” Book Signing Is March 12th At The Tin Room

As we previously reported, “Images of America: Three Tree Point,” a locally-written book about one of Burien’s historic waterfront neighborhoods, is being released Monday (March 8th),... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From The Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge

PHOTOS: Scenes From The Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge

Sure, we’ve already posted a video of the wacky event (see it here), but that won’t stop us from posting this outstanding Photo Slideshow of the annual Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge on... [Read more]

VIDEO: New Decade & Year Begins With Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge

VIDEO: New Decade & Year Begins With Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge

Story and Video by Scott Schaefer As if on cue, the sun made a brief appearance, the rain stopped, and during a nice lull on an otherwise typical, windy New Year’s Day, 29 people braved the chilly... [Read more]

Polar Bear Plunge Will Be Jan. 1st At Three Tree Point, And This Year It's For A Good Cause

Polar Bear Plunge Will Be Jan. 1st At Three Tree Point, And This Year It's For A Good Cause

Burien’s annual “Polar Bear Plunge” will take place this Friday, Jan. 1st at Noon on the beach at Three Tree Point, and this year it’s also going to serve as a fundraiser for the... [Read more]

This Burien House May Look Happy, But Some Think It Was Haunted…

This Burien House May Look Happy, But Some Think It Was Haunted…

by Laura Beth Peterson The year was 1944 and five-year old Jeannette Manola was happy that the waiting was finally over. After living for a year in the little rental house on the beach, her family was... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Burien Salmon Are Biting “Anything Pink” – Including Bubblegum?

PHOTOS: Burien Salmon Are Biting “Anything Pink” – Including Bubblegum?

You know summer is peaking when the salmon are biting so much that people are catching them from shorelines around the Burien area, including these folks seen at Three Tree Point on Sunday, Aug. 23rd: Click... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From The 4th At 3 Tree Point

PHOTOS: Scenes From The 4th At 3 Tree Point

Burien’s 3 Tree Point celebrated the 4th of July with its annual Independence Day multi-block and beach party, with a community breakfast, flag raising ceremony, an all-day art show at the old store,... [Read more]

3 Tree Point 4th Of July Party Schedule Released

3 Tree Point 4th Of July Party Schedule Released

It’s looking like it’s going to be a great, sunny, summery day for this Saturday’s 4th of July, and here’s the schedule for the goings-on down at 3 Tree Point’s annual Independence... [Read more]

The Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund Needs More Funds

The Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund Needs More Funds

The Three Tree Point 4th of July Fireworks Fund drive ends on Sunday, May 31st, and Chairwoman Julie Dow says that so far they’ve raised $9,400 of the $21,000 goal – less than half of what it’ll cost to put the show on.

So consider this post a push to make your donation now for Burien’s best barge-based, free fireworks show on a great beach – donate online now!

New Book Being Written On 3 Tree Point; Authors Seek Help

New Book Being Written On 3 Tree Point; Authors Seek Help

A new book recapping over 100 years of life at Burien’s Three Tree Point is now in the developmental and research stage by husband and wife authors and longtime residents Guy and Pam Harper.

Beginning with the early Native American days, Three Tree Point (aka “Point Pulley”) was used extensively for meeting areas, feasts and potlatches. It provided an excellent stop over point for the Native canoes when traveling between the northern and southern Puget Sound waters as the area was particularly abundant with fresh water, clams, salmon and fine camping grounds…

PHOTOS: Horsin' Around At The Beach At Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Horsin' Around At The Beach At Three Tree Point

Thursday afternoon (4/30) on Burien’s Three Tree Point beach saw some unusual animals at low tide – PONIES!


From left, Army Olsen, Brie Hobbs and Gigi Sferra feed local grasses to one of three ponies that were offering rides to winners of a prize from Hamlin-Robinson School’s annual auction. According to the kids, the ponies ate “just about anything, including seaweed!”

The lucky auction winners got to ride around the beach just after low tide and enjoy a picnic for about three or so hours.

Lisa Sferra (pictured below, giving her Shetland Pony Cheerio a kiss) who works in White Center, donated the rides for the school’s fundraiser. Hamlin-Robinson is located near Boulevard Park at 10211 12th Ave South.

Lisa wants BTB Readers to know that if they’re interested, they can get Pony Rides for their kids for just $40 per child (pony kisses cost extra).

She can be reached at [email protected].

Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund Seeking Donations

Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund Seeking Donations

Photo by ericagirlwonder

It’s one of the highlights of the Burien area on the 4th of July – the Three Tree Point Fireworks celebration, which is supported entirely by donations from residents in area communities, not just the citizens who live down there.

From personal experience, I can say that these fireworks celebrations are amazing all-day Americana affairs, starting with a community breakfast, a flag-raising ceremony, a children’s parade (with the incentive being a prize of a popsicle at the end) then an evening of outstanding, professional fireworks launched from a barge anchored right off the point.

It’s a crazy block party, with live music, beach parties, insanely huge bonfires and more, and the 10pm display can be seen for miles.

Neighbors have already set up a website for this year’s blast, and they’re seeking donations to help offset the $20k+ cost. For those who donate more than $150, you get invited to a fun neighborhood dinner party.

Here’s some info from the Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund website:

The Three Tree Point Fireworks celebration is supported entirely by donations from the communities of Three Tree Point, Seahurst, Normandy Park, Seola Beach, Arroyo Beach and Arbor Heights.

Our barge based, high-altitude fireworks show has gotten better every year thanks to countless people of have donated time and money.

In 2009, our goal is to keep the fireworks and community celebrations at the same great level that they have been at. This is the first year we are seeking corporate sponsors for our event.

We raise funds in May to ensure we have time to get all the permits, insurance and the best vendors.

Originally started by the Miller family as a gift to The Three Tree Point Community, the firewoks tradition was continued by neighbors when the Millers moved away.

In addition to the fireworks, the neighborhood traditions of pancake breakfast , kids games, flag raising with awards, bike parade and more have been ushering in summer at our great communitnity. What a great place to live!

Donate today on this site, or contact us!

For more information, e-mail us.

To donate online, click here.

If you prefer to snailmail your donation, make a check out to “3TPFF” and mail to:

3TPFF
c/o Murray and Julie Dow
9 Three Tree Point Lane
Burien WA, 98166

VIDEO: Some Underwater Residents From Three Tree Point

VIDEO: Some Underwater Residents From Three Tree Point

Found this very nicely-shot and produced video of some of the underwater residents of Burien, filmed by David Rockwell last May while diving at Three Tree Point: Three Tree Point 05/06/08 from David Rockwell... [Read more]

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: 3TreeMemories DVDs

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: 3TreeMemories DVDs

The B-Town Blog proudly welcomes its latest Advertiser: 3TreeMemories Celebration of Life DVD’s! 3TreeMemories is a local homegrown startup business run by Pieter (Bruno) Hoolboom. Bruno has been... [Read more]