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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]

PHOTO FRIDAY: Seahurst Silhouettes

PHOTO FRIDAY: Seahurst Silhouettes

Photos by Michael Brunk I was recently at Seahurst Park for one of our beautiful summer sunsets. I was just setting up my tripod and camera when I noticed a woman and small child on a paddle board silhouetted... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Lowest Tide Of The Summer At Local Beaches

PHOTOS: Lowest Tide Of The Summer At Local Beaches

The lowest tide of the summer occurred at our local beaches today, almost three and a half feet lower than average. When these low tides happen, you’ll find volunteer naturalists at Seahurst Beach... [Read more]

Seahurst Park Beach Named One of America’s “Best Restored Beaches”

Seahurst Park Beach Named One of America’s “Best Restored Beaches”

Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach was recognized Monday (May 24) by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) as a winner of its 2010 Best Restored Beach Award. The Best Restored... [Read more]

UPDATE: Questions Remain About Body Found On Normandy Park Beach

UPDATE: Questions Remain About Body Found On Normandy Park Beach

UPDATE 3/31/10: As we first reported last week, on March 22nd, the body of a man was found on a Normandy Park beach. According to NP Chief of Police Rick Kieffer, the man had no ID on his person. However,... [Read more]

(2/22/10) “Tsunami Advisory” Issued For Washington; Will It Hit Puget Sound?

(2/22/10) “Tsunami Advisory” Issued For Washington; Will It Hit Puget Sound?

NOTE: This story is from Feb., 2010 and is related to a tsunami warning issued after the Chilean earthquake. We’re pretty sure that the last time a tsunami hit the northwest coast of the U.S. was... [Read more]

Burien Residents Air Concerns At Packed Shoreline Program Meeting

Burien Residents Air Concerns At Packed Shoreline Program Meeting

by Ralph Nichols Burien residents had their final opportunity on Tuesday night (Feb. 23rd) to voice to the Burien Planning Commission their opinions and concerns about proposed rule revisions in the draft... [Read more]

Councilmember Brian Bennett: Open “Limited Secure Access” To Lake Burien

Councilmember Brian Bennett: Open “Limited Secure Access” To Lake Burien

by Ralph Nichols Burien’s “highest priority” in updating its Shoreline Master Program should be assessing “reaches of shoreline where there is no public access,” City Councilman... [Read more]

B-Town Artist: Dave Branson Sketches Seahurst Park Beach

B-Town Artist: Dave Branson Sketches Seahurst Park Beach

Longtime Burien resident and local artist Dave Branson was out and about this last weekend, spending time sketching at Seahurst Park Beach, which played a significant role in his life growing up here since... [Read more]

Burien Gets $750,000 To Restore Seahurst Shoreline To Help Salmon

Burien Gets $750,000 To Restore Seahurst Shoreline To Help Salmon

The City of Burien has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the state Salmon Recovery Funding Board to return the northern shoreline of Seahurst Park to a restored, more accessible, and more natural condition,... [Read more]

Burien Receives $117,600 Grant For Shoreline Master Program

Burien Receives $117,600 Grant For Shoreline Master Program

The City of Burien has been awarded a $117,600 grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology for its Shoreline Master Program. This grant is part of a $6.3 million award to 70 Puget Sound communities,... [Read more]

Summer Garden Party For Burien Arts Is Sunday, Sept. 13th

Summer Garden Party For Burien Arts Is Sunday, Sept. 13th

The Burien Arts Association is holding a special “Summer Garden Party” benefit on Sunday, Sept. 13th from 3pm to 7pm at a “private beach house” in Burien. It’s sure to be... [Read more]

PHOTO: Large Jellyfish Found On Beach At Three Tree Point

PHOTO: Large Jellyfish Found On Beach At Three Tree Point

Three Tree Point resident Alex Sasonoff sent us this photo he took of what appears to be a very large Lion’s Mane Jellyfish washed up on the beach in Burien last weekend (his dog Dottie is in the... [Read more]

Ground Broken For New Environmental Learning Center

Ground Broken For New Environmental Learning Center

Manning shovels at the Environmental Learning Center groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday were (L to R) Burien Mayor Joan McGilton, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Georgette Valle, State House Rep.... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From Tuesday’s -4.1 Low Tide

PHOTOS: Scenes From Tuesday’s -4.1 Low Tide

Tuesday afternoon (June 23rd) saw one of the lowest tides of the year, a -4.1, and here’s a slideshow by Photographer Michael Brunk: Click to View Michael Brunk’s Photo Slideshow Wednesday’s... [Read more]

It’s A Week Of Low Tides, Including A -4.1 Today At 11:51am

It’s A Week Of Low Tides, Including A -4.1 Today At 11:51am

Click to View Gregory Rehmke’s Photo Slideshow Some of the lowest tides of the year will hit the beaches of Burien this week (as witnessed in the slideshow from Monday’s -3.9 above by BTB... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A Sunday Night Rainbow Off Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: A Sunday Night Rainbow Off Three Tree Point

Sunday night (May 3rd) around 7:30pm, BTB Sales Diva Janet Grella happened to capture these images of a vivid rainbow over the water off Three Tree Point:

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Janet says:

“Diva,” our Olympic swimmer wanna-be, dived into the sound and swam two miles to the end of the rainbow in Normandy Park Cove only to find a leprechaun being choked by a neighbor.

She tried mouth to mouth on the little guy only to find the swine flu of her rainbow.

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].

PHOTOS: Scenes From Today's Minus Tide At Seahurst

PHOTOS: Scenes From Today's Minus Tide At Seahurst

Monday April 27th saw one of the lowest tides so far this year, a -2.7 at 1:11pm, and Photographer Michael Brunk was on the scene at Burien’s Seahurst Park, where lots of normally-unseen Burien residents were exposed:

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If you’re interested in meeting more of your normally-unseen neighbors during another minus tide, mark your calendars for:

  • A -2.7 tomorrow (Tuesday, April 28th) at 1:58pm
  • A -3.65 on Sunday, May 26th at 12:53pm
  • The lowest tide of the year will be a -3.91 on Tuesday, June 23rd at 11:52am