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After 16 years, Para Los Niños Executive Director Lupita Torrez is stepping down

After 16 years, Para Los Niños Executive Director Lupita Torrez is stepping down

Para Los Niños Executive Director Lupita Torrez announced Thursday (Dec. 6) that she is stepping down from the Burien non-profit. Torrez has led the organization since 2002. “I am very thankful... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Enjoy ‘A Family Celebration – powered by Vroom’ on Saturday, March 29

Enjoy ‘A Family Celebration – powered by Vroom’ on Saturday, March 29

Families are invited to Tukwila’s Foster High School on Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., for a fantastic free event: “A Family Celebration – powered by Vroom”, will bring together everything... [Read more]

Burien Parks Challenging Local Families With Parks-Based Scavenger Hunt

Burien Parks Challenging Local Families With Parks-Based Scavenger Hunt

July is ‘Park and Recreation Month,’ and with five weekends in it, the City of Burien is challenging families to get outside to celebrate and explore their own B-Town parks – with a Scavenger... [Read more]

Got Room? Three Spanish Exchange Students Need Summer Homes

Got Room? Three Spanish Exchange Students Need Summer Homes

BTB Reader Andrew Ward, a local high school teacher, wants our Readers to know that he’s seeking temporary housing for three exchange students who are flying to Washington from Spain this summer. Here’s... [Read more]

Wild Strawberry Fest: B-Town Bike Fair Pedals Into Town Saturday, June 19th

Wild Strawberry Fest: B-Town Bike Fair Pedals Into Town Saturday, June 19th

A new feature in this year’s revamped Wild Strawberry Festival will be The B-Town Bike Fair, which will happen on Saturday, June 19th on festival grounds in Burien’s Town Square. This is an... [Read more]

Former “President” Will Be Kid-Friendly “Caspar Babypants” At Library May 21

Former “President” Will Be Kid-Friendly “Caspar Babypants” At Library May 21

Chris Ballew is better known as the lead singer of the Seattle-based rock and roll band, The Presidents of the United States of America; however, on Friday, May 21st at 10:30am he will perform for FREE... [Read more]

“Burst For Prosperity” Annual Meeting Is Tuesday, May 4th

“Burst For Prosperity” Annual Meeting Is Tuesday, May 4th

The “Burst for Prosperity” initiative seeks to reduce poverty in Washington State, and they’re holding their annual meeting on Tuesday, May 4th. The public is invited. Burst is currently... [Read more]

Highline School District Holding Food Drive April 26-30

Highline School District Holding Food Drive April 26-30

The Highline School District will be holding a food drive the week of April 26 – 30, with donations going to both the White Center and Des Moines Food Banks. According to a release, each school... [Read more]

The Future Of New Futures Is Now In The Hands Of Mario Paredes

The Future Of New Futures Is Now In The Hands Of Mario Paredes

The future of New Futures, a non-profit educational center for low-income children, youth and family, is now in the hands of Mario Paredes (pictured, left), its new Executive Director, who will start June... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From Burien/NP Fire Department's Holiday Outreach; Also, How You Can Still Help

PHOTOS: Scenes From Burien/NP Fire Department's Holiday Outreach; Also, How You Can Still Help

The Burien / Normandy Park Fire Department has done a holiday outreach program for over 25 years, and Tuesday morning (Dec. 22nd), they set out with Santa in their shiny fire trucks to make their annual... [Read more]

Order Pizza At Papa John’s Dec. 8-9 And Help Families Of Slain Police Officers

Order Pizza At Papa John’s Dec. 8-9 And Help Families Of Slain Police Officers

On Tuesday (Dec. 8th) and Wednesday (Dec. 9th), all Papa John’s Pizza Restaurants between Seattle and Tacoma, including the nearest one in Normandy Park, will donate 100% of their profits to the... [Read more]

Tukwila Police Holding “Tip-A-Cop” Fundraiser For Families Of Lakewood Cops Friday

Tukwila Police Holding “Tip-A-Cop” Fundraiser For Families Of Lakewood Cops Friday

A special “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser is being held by the Tukwila Police Department this Friday night, Dec. 4th, to help raise money for the families of the Lakewood Police Officers killed last... [Read more]

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Dept. Seeking Donations To “Light Up The Holidays” For Needy Families

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Dept. Seeking Donations To “Light Up The Holidays” For Needy Families

The Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department is seeking help for their annual “Light Up The Holidays” outreach program for needy families in the area. Donations of food or toys are being accepted... [Read more]

King County “Mothballing” 39 Parks, More Than A Third Of Which Are In The Highline Area; What Do YOU Think?

King County “Mothballing” 39 Parks, More Than A Third Of Which Are In The Highline Area; What Do YOU Think?

by Ralph Nichols It’s déjà vu all over again. Closed parks and pools, on top of program and job cuts, have been proposed by the King County executive to balance next year’s operating... [Read more]

Highline Food Bank Money Donations Up, Food Supply Down

Highline Food Bank Money Donations Up, Food Supply Down

by Janet Grella Thanks to the 5K run “Cove to Clover” on March 15 and January’s “Empty Bowls” fundraiser, the Highline Food Bank has more monetary funding than anticipated.... [Read more]

Slot Car Races Return To Normandy Park UCC March 15th

Slot Car Races Return To Normandy Park UCC March 15th

Way back in January (remember, when it was cold and there was snow?), we posted a rather unusual event listing: Slot Car Races at a local church.

Well, apparently they had so much fun last time that they’re doing it again this coming Sunday, March 15th; here are the details…

Youth Health Center Has A Permanent Home In Burien

Youth Health Center Has A Permanent Home In Burien

by Mark Neuman It’s tough being a kid, as the saying goes. It’s even tougher being a kid who isn’t feeling well, maybe suffering from a sore throat or stomach flu or other issues. And... [Read more]

Burien’s Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance Is Sat. Feb. 7

Burien’s Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance Is Sat. Feb. 7

If you’re a Father, here’s nothing quite as charming as taking your little girl to a Daddy/Daughter Dance, and here’s a classic, annual local Valentine-themed version that is a must-do... [Read more]

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Dept. Helping Needy Families

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Dept. Helping Needy Families

by Janet Grella Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department’s Lt. Inspector John Zilke is at it again! As in years past, John is coordinating the very large and important Christmas Outreach Program in the... [Read more]