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Happy Birthday to us – The B-Town Blog turns 6 years old today!

Happy Birthday to us – The B-Town Blog turns 6 years old today!

Six years ago today (Dec. 11, 2007 to be exact), on a dining room table in a modest home near Three Tree Point, The B-Town Blog first came unto this planet, chock full of hopes and dreams of informing... [Read more]

Happy Birthday to Us – The B-Town Blog Turns Five Years Old Today!

Happy Birthday to Us – The B-Town Blog Turns Five Years Old Today!

Five years ago today (at 9:03 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 to be exact), Burien resident Scott Schaefer founded The B-Town Blog, and we’d like to celebrate by thanking YOU – our Readers and Advertisers…

Thanks Readers – Over 58,000 Unique Visitors to the Blog in February 2012!

Thanks Readers – Over 58,000 Unique Visitors to the Blog in February 2012!

We’d like to take a brief, self-indulgent moment to send a huge shout-out to all our Readers for another great month of traffic (enough to make us leap…) – The B-Town Blog had over 58,000... [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]

REMINDER: Our Holiday Party Is TONIGHT + BIG Announcement At 6pm!

REMINDER: Our Holiday Party Is TONIGHT + BIG Announcement At 6pm!

Click image to see larger version. REMINDER: Our holiday Advertiser and Reader Appreciation Party is TONIGHT – Wednesday, Dec. 14th from 5:30 – 7 p.m. – at the Tin Theater (923 SW 152nd) in Olde... [Read more]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US – The B-Town Blog Turns Four Today!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US – The B-Town Blog Turns Four Today!

It was four years ago today (at 9:03 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 to be exact) that The B-Town Blog made its first post, and we’re happy to celebrate by thanking YOU, our Readers and Advertisers,... [Read more]

Thanks Readers For Another Great Month – Over 58,000 Visitors In October!

Thanks Readers For Another Great Month – Over 58,000 Visitors In October!

A HUGE thanks (and virtual group hug) to all our B-Town Blog Readers, both old and new – we had 58,704 Unique Visitors during October, up +16.47% over the previous 31 days! Our total number of Pageviews... [Read more]

B-Town Blog Named 3rd ‘Best Neighborhood Blog’ In KING5 Contest

B-Town Blog Named 3rd ‘Best Neighborhood Blog’ In KING5 Contest

Hope you bet to ‘Show’ folks – The B-Town Blog was awarded 3rd Best Neighborhood Blog in KING5’s 2011 ‘Best of the Western Washington‘ contest, with the winners announced... [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]

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]

Happy Holidays From All Of Us At The B-Town Blog!

Happy Holidays From All Of Us At The B-Town Blog!

We’re taking some time off to spend the holidays with our friends and families (unless of course Santa crashes into Burien Town Square, then we are so there…), but we’d like to extend... [Read more]

October Sets Traffic Record For B-Town Blog – Over 75,000 Visitors!

October Sets Traffic Record For B-Town Blog – Over 75,000 Visitors!

We’d like to send a GINORMOUSLY HUGE shout-out to all our Readers, both new and old, who helped make October 2010 The B-Town Blog’s most-visited month ever – over 75,000 Unique Visitors! According... [Read more]

THANKS READERS – Sept. Sets Record For B-Town Blog Traffic: Over 52K!

THANKS READERS – Sept. Sets Record For B-Town Blog Traffic: Over 52K!

We’d like to send a HUGE shout-out to all our Readers, both new and old, who helped make September 2010 The B-Town Blog’s most-visited month ever – over 52,000 Readers! According to Sitemeter,... [Read more]

Introducing An “Experiment In Irony”: A Print Version Of The B-Town Blog!

Introducing An “Experiment In Irony”: A Print Version Of The B-Town Blog!

Click image to download your own PDF of our print version you can print yourself. We’re trying an “experiment in irony” here at your normally online-only B-Town Blog – we’re printing... [Read more]

PHOTOS & AUDIO: 34th District Candidates Duke It Out In Burien

PHOTOS & AUDIO: 34th District Candidates Duke It Out In Burien

by Ralph Nichols Candidate filing for this year’s primary and general elections doesn’t begin for another month, but the four hopefuls for state representative from the 34th Legislative District,... [Read more]

Welcome Our New Intern Editor (For The Day), Robb Patrickson!

Welcome Our New Intern Editor (For The Day), Robb Patrickson!

Today is not only a huge day in the history of the City of Burien, with Annexation officially taking place – it’s also a big day in the history of The B-Town Blog, as today (Thursday, April... [Read more]

Happy Holidays From The B-Town Blog!

Happy Holidays From The B-Town Blog!

Happy Holidays from all of us here at The B-Town Blog! We’ll be taking time off to spend with our friends and families, so unless there’s a *huge* news story we probably won’t be posting... [Read more]

Happy 2nd Birthday To Us! And Now For Our “Terrible Twos”

Happy 2nd Birthday To Us! And Now For Our “Terrible Twos”

Two years ago today (Dec. 11, 2007 to be exact), on a dining room table in a home in Burien, your B-Town Blog came unto this planet, chock full of hopes and dreams of informing, entertaining and enlightening... [Read more]

THANKS READERS! Another Month, Another Traffic Record – Nearly 50,000 Readers In November!

THANKS READERS! Another Month, Another Traffic Record – Nearly 50,000 Readers In November!

This is getting old (yeah, right) – another month, another record – for the month of November, 2009 The B-Town Blog received nearly 50,000 Unique Visitors, and like we did in October (and... [Read more]

“Have A Heart” – Come To Our Food Bank Blog Party Fundraiser Dec. 8th!

“Have A Heart” – Come To Our Food Bank Blog Party Fundraiser Dec. 8th!

The B-Town Blog is proud to announce “Have A Heart,” a very special Food Bank Fundraiser Blog Party on Tuesday, Dec. 8th, at The Tin Cellars! This one will be focused on raising money and... [Read more]

That Was The Burien Week That Was: 11/8 – 11/15/09

That Was The Burien Week That Was: 11/8 – 11/15/09

A very mixed week in the Burien area, from the tragic stabbing death of a young man outside Goodtime Ernie’s to the discovery of an infamous deadbeat Dad living in another state under a new name,... [Read more]

If You Want Something Done In Burien, Just Email Us – Here’s Proof…

If You Want Something Done In Burien, Just Email Us – Here’s Proof…

Sunday morning (Oct. 11th) we posted a Guest Editorial by Jim Branson that scolded the City of Burien for not following its own anti-graffiti ordinance on the “Welcome to Burien” sign in Olde... [Read more]

THANKS READERS – September Breaks Another Record For B-Town Blog Traffic With +35,000 Readers!

THANKS READERS – September Breaks Another Record For B-Town Blog Traffic With +35,000 Readers!

September 2009 was another record-setting traffic month for The B-Town Blog, and like we did in August (as well as July), we’d like to send out a huge THANK YOU to all our beloved B-Town Blog Readers... [Read more]

An Open Letter To KOMO And Fisher Broadcasting

An Open Letter To KOMO And Fisher Broadcasting

by Scott Schaefer Recently the B-Town Blog’s business model was soundly endorsed by Seattle’s KOMO/Fisher Broadcasting, when they launched numerous “local blogs” of their own. We,... [Read more]

THANKS READERS For Another Record Month – August Traffic UP +25%!

THANKS READERS For Another Record Month – August Traffic UP +25%!

August 2009 was another record traffic month for The B-Town Blog, and like we did in July, we’d like to shout out a huge THANK YOU all our beloved B-Town Blog Readers and Advertisers for another... [Read more]

Hey Mom, Didja Hear Me On KUOW?! I Was On The Ray-dio Today Mom!! Isn't That Nifty???

Hey Mom, Didja Hear Me On KUOW?! I Was On The Ray-dio Today Mom!! Isn't That Nifty???

Dear Mom - I know you read The B-Town Blog, because I know your computer’s IP address (and Mom, will you please stop commenting on that Naked Lady Sculpture story? That is soooo July of you!), and... [Read more]