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Here’s how YOU can help Burien’s temporary Severe Weather Shelter

Here’s how YOU can help Burien’s temporary Severe Weather Shelter

A temporary Severe Weather Shelter has opened at Highline United Methodist Church, and it is planned to run through Sunday, Feb. 17. Doors open at 7 p.m., lights out at 10 p.m., wake up at 6 a.m., doors... [Read more]

Help those affected by the Oso Mudslide; donate to state-approved relief agencies

Help those affected by the Oso Mudslide; donate to state-approved relief agencies

As we’re sure our Readers know, a massive mudslide rocked our fellow citizens in Oso, WA, killing possibly as many as the eruption of Mt. St. Helens did in 1980 – making this one of the worst... [Read more]

Value Village of Burien Seeking Donations

Value Village of Burien Seeking Donations

The Value Village of Burien wants to remind our Readers that they’re seeking donations of “gently used” items, including reusable clothing and household items. “Cleaning out your... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien Little Theatre Still Needs $2,162.71 to Meet Their Goal!

REMINDER: Burien Little Theatre Still Needs $2,162.71 to Meet Their Goal!

REMINDER: Our friends at Burien Little Theatre are just $2,162.71 away from their goal of $8,000, in an effort to pay for royalties for “Young Frankenstein the Musical” and “Jesus Christ... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Serenza Salon & Spa Holding Blood Drive Wednesday, May 23

Advertiser Serenza Salon & Spa Holding Blood Drive Wednesday, May 23

Friend of the blog and Advertiser Serenza Salon & Spa wants our Readers to know that they’ll be holding a Blood Drive in their parking lot from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. “Help... [Read more]

HELP NEEDED: Here’s How YOU Can Help Lighthouse Apartment Fire Victims

HELP NEEDED: Here’s How YOU Can Help Lighthouse Apartment Fire Victims

Photo courtesy Union Gospel Mission. On Sunday, July 24th, the Union Gospel Mission’s Lighthouse Apartment building, located at 9820 Des Moines Memorial Way, burned down in a huge three-alarm fire,... [Read more]

REMINDER: There’s Still Time To Donate To The 3 Tree Point Fireworks Fund!

REMINDER: There’s Still Time To Donate To The 3 Tree Point Fireworks Fund!

[DISCLAIMER: BTB Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer is also volunteering as Co-Chair of the Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund, a non-profit organization devoted to continuing Burien’s best barge-based,... [Read more]

“Fat Man On A Bicycle” Asks You To Help Burien Little Theatre

“Fat Man On A Bicycle” Asks You To Help Burien Little Theatre

Our friends at Burien Little Theatre sent along a note explaining why you may occasionally see a “Fat Man on a Bicycle” riding around B-Town this summer. Here’s the note: “Fat Man... [Read more]

Help “Stamp Out Hunger” At Your Mailbox On Saturday, May 8th (2010)

Help “Stamp Out Hunger” At Your Mailbox On Saturday, May 8th (2010)

NOTE: This posting is from 2010: On Saturday, May 8th, members of the National Association of Letter Carriers will be holding “Stamp Out Hunger,” known as the “nation’s largest... [Read more]

Puget Sound Blood Center Blood Drive Is Monday, Feb. 8th In SeaTac

Puget Sound Blood Center Blood Drive Is Monday, Feb. 8th In SeaTac

The Puget Sound Blood Center is holding another blood drive, this coming Monday, Feb. 8th from 1pm to 7pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall, located at 19030 8th Ave South in SeaTac. Here... [Read more]

City Of Burien Holding Blood Drive Monday, Jan. 25th

City Of Burien Holding Blood Drive Monday, Jan. 25th

January is “National Blood Donor Month,” and the city of Burien is holding a blood drive from 10am to 3pm Monday, Jan. 25th at City Hall, and they’re inviting all humans who have blood... [Read more]

Our 2nd Annual “Turkeys N’ Diapers” Fundraiser Drive Is Saturday, Nov. 14th At The White Center Albertsons!

Our 2nd Annual “Turkeys N’ Diapers” Fundraiser Drive Is Saturday, Nov. 14th At The White Center Albertsons!

The B-Town Blog, along with our sister site The White Center Blog, look forward to seeing as many of our Readers and Neighbors as possible this coming Saturday, Nov. 14th, at the White Center Albertsons... [Read more]

One Last Call For Donations For Three Tree Point Fireworks

One Last Call For Donations For Three Tree Point Fireworks

The Three Tree Point 4th of July Fireworks Fund drive has a current balance of $17,100 (with a target of $21,000), so we’re tossing out one last pitch to ask for contributions from our BTB Readers.

So if you haven’t already, please make your donation now for Burien’s best barge-based, free fireworks show on a great beach – donate online now! You can donate any amount between $25 and $500, so please lend a hand.

The $21,000 budget covers the cost of the barge, fuel, tug, insurance, permits, fireworks and professionals to run the show, police protection for the area (which is being increased this year) and dumpster rental.

So if you’re interested in sponsoring the fireworks, or giving a donation, please click here – you can donate online or via snailmail. This is an amazing celebration of Americana in a great neighborhood!

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

Burien Women Strip Clothes Off To Benefit Hospitality House

Burien Women Strip Clothes Off To Benefit Hospitality House

by Janet Grella

To Celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, local resident Maureen Hoffmann organized a “clothing swap” party at her Burien home, where numerous area women donated unused clothing.

Burien city councilmember Sally Nelson and BTB Sales Diva Janet Grella were among the 14 women who swapped clothes, shoes and accessories. The left over clothes were delivered to two local charities over the past two days – Hospitality House and Community Clothing Closet…

“Empty Bowls” Raises Over $10K For Highline Food Bank

“Empty Bowls” Raises Over $10K For Highline Food Bank

800 people raised over $10K for the Highline Food Bank at last Friday's "Empty Bowls" fundraiser, held at the Moshier Arts Center. Gina Kallman, Cultural Arts Supervisor for Burien Parks... [Read more]

Rotary Club Seeking Donations For Annual Auction Feb. 7th

Rotary Club Seeking Donations For Annual Auction Feb. 7th

The Burien/White Center Rotary Club will host their 2nd Annual Casino Night & Auction at the Brockey Center at South Seattle Community College (map below) on Saturday, February 7th at 4:30pm. Tickets... [Read more]

Highline College Nursing Club’s Blood Drive Is Jan. 20th

Highline College Nursing Club’s Blood Drive Is Jan. 20th

Highline Community College’s Student Nursing Club is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, Jan. 20th to help with the recent blood supply shortage. The blood supply dropped dramatically as a result... [Read more]

El Dorado West Doing Benefit For White Center Food Bank

El Dorado West Doing Benefit For White Center Food Bank

BTB Advertiser El Dorado West Retirement Community tells us they’re working to help the White Center Food Bank this month by placing a “Giving Tree” in their front lobby. Everyone is... [Read more]