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Burien’s Northwest Symphony Orchestra Wins 1st Place ASCAP Award

Burien’s Northwest Symphony Orchestra Wins 1st Place ASCAP Award

The Burien-based Northwest Symphony Orchestra was awarded a First Place National ASCAP Award – given to an orchestra with an annual budget of up to $500,000 – on Friday, June 8 at the League of American... [Read more]

Former E.B. Foote Owner Sherril Miller Selected as Distinguished Highline Alum

Former E.B. Foote Owner Sherril Miller Selected as Distinguished Highline Alum

Highline Community College this week named Sherrill Miller – former winemaker and owner of Burien’s now-closed E.B. Foote Winery – its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award winner for her success... [Read more]

B-Town Blog Intern Bryan Charles’ Animation Wins ‘MOHAI History Award’

B-Town Blog Intern Bryan Charles’ Animation Wins ‘MOHAI History Award’

Bryan Charles B-Town Blog Intern Bryan Charles, of Burien’s Big Picture High School, recently lead a team that won the ‘MOHAI History Award’ from the Museum of History and Industry for... [Read more]

Big Picture High School Student to be Honored as ‘Earth Hero’ by King County

Big Picture High School Student to be Honored as ‘Earth Hero’ by King County

A Big Picture High School student is one of 22 who will be honored by King County Executive Dow Constantine at the County’s annual “Earth Heroes at School” ceremony on April 26…

Highline Public Schools Honored by King County Board of Health

Highline Public Schools Honored by King County Board of Health

The King County Board of Health poses with Chris Neal and Megan de Vries from Highline Public Schools. Four Highline schools were the only ones in the state to reach the silver award level in the national... [Read more]

Burien City Council Names John Feeney ‘Citizen of the Year’

Burien City Council Names John Feeney ‘Citizen of the Year’

Burien City Council members unanimously named John Feeney Burien’s 2012 Citizen of the Year on Monday, Feb. 13. Feeney will be introduced and honored at a reception during the council’s next meeting... [Read more]

Elliott Bay Brewing Co. Wins ‘Best Soup’ Award At Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Elliott Bay Brewing Co. Wins ‘Best Soup’ Award At Empty Bowls Fundraiser

The 2012 Empty Bowls fundraiser was a huge success, with 1,150 attendees contributing $18,400 – a record! Of course, major shout-outs go out to all the volunteers, as well as all the local restaurants... [Read more]

Film Partially Shot In Burien Wins Sundance Award, Sells For Big $$$

Film Partially Shot In Burien Wins Sundance Award, Sells For Big $$$

The movie “Safety Not Guaranteed,” which filmed scenes at Highline High School’s Memorial Stadium last May, won a major screenwriting award at the Sundance Film Festival last week, and... [Read more]

Highline School District Wins National Award For New Logo

Highline School District Wins National Award For New Logo

Highline Public Schools announced this week that they have received a MarCom Gold Award for logo development and design for their new branding: The competition, sponsored by the Association of Marketing... [Read more]

Highline Teacher Beverly Mowrer Honored With ‘Golden Apple’ Award

Highline Teacher Beverly Mowrer Honored With ‘Golden Apple’ Award

Beverly Mowrer (pictured above with some of her students), a teacher at Highline’s New Start program, is one of eight teachers in the state to receive this year’s Golden Apple Award from KCTS 9, Seattle’s... [Read more]

Two City Of Burien Parks Staffers Receive Awards

Two City Of Burien Parks Staffers Receive Awards

Two staff members from the City of Burien Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department were recently honored with awards – Rachel Gilbert won an ‘Outstanding Professional Award’ and Janet Peterson won a ‘Customer Service Award’…

So. King County Nonprofit Wins $20,000 Zino Society Award for Social Innovation

So. King County Nonprofit Wins $20,000 Zino Society Award for Social Innovation

Through a grueling elimination process, Dynamic Partners, emerged as one of the top two nonprofit finalists competing in the first annual Social Innovation Fast Pitch presented by Social Venture Partners... [Read more]

Burien Resident Mark Flynn Honored With ‘Friend of Housing’ Award

Burien Resident Mark Flynn Honored With ‘Friend of Housing’ Award

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission recently presented a 2011 ‘Friend of Housing Award’ to retired HUD Officer (and Burien resident) Mark Flynn at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane…

City Of Burien Wins Its 8th ‘Distinguished Budget Presentation’ Award

City Of Burien Wins Its 8th ‘Distinguished Budget Presentation’ Award

It may not be as exciting an award as the Oscars™, but the City of Burien has been awarded the ‘Distinguished Budget Presentation’ Award by the Government Finance Officers Association, its... [Read more]

Society Of Professional Journalists Names B-Town Blog ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’

Society Of Professional Journalists Names B-Town Blog ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’

My Oh My! – Saturday night (May 21st) at Safeco Field, The B-Town Blog team hit a major home run when it was named ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’ by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)... [Read more]

14-Year Old Burien Girl Scout Emma Elliott Receives High Honor

14-Year Old Burien Girl Scout Emma Elliott Receives High Honor

Burien Girl Scout Emma Elliott, age 14, has been awarded the Silver Award for her “Leadership, Community Service and Personal Growth.” Emma is an 8th-grade student at Washington Virtual Academy,... [Read more]

Highline Medical Center’s Cancer Program Wins 2010 Achievement Award

Highline Medical Center’s Cancer Program Wins 2010 Achievement Award

Highline Medical Center’s Cancer Care Program received the 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). This award recognizes excellence in providing... [Read more]

Highline Medical Center’s Cancer Program Receives Achievement Award

Highline Medical Center’s Cancer Program Receives Achievement Award

BTB Advertiser Highline Medical Center’s Cancer Care Program received the 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). This award recognizes excellence... [Read more]

New Start’s Beverly Mowrer Recognized As ‘Earth Hero’ By King County

New Start’s Beverly Mowrer Recognized As ‘Earth Hero’ By King County

New Start High School Science Teacher Beverly Mowrer was recognized April 14th as a ‘2011 Earth Heroes at School’ for the collaborative project her students, the city and the Environmental... [Read more]