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July issue of Sunset Magazine features great profile about Burien

July issue of Sunset Magazine features great profile about Burien

Writer Heather Hansman profiled Burien for the July, 2017 issue of Sunset Magazine, which should be on newsstands now. The profile – which starts on page 28 – highlights B-Town’s local arts,... [Read more]

For Burienite Audajha Coy, making frightening faces is a good career move

For Burienite Audajha Coy, making frightening faces is a good career move

by Mark Neuman For 20-year old Audajha Coy, making faces – very scary scream-inducing faces – is a promising career move. She’s one of twenty students attending the exclusive Tom Savini Make-Up... [Read more]

Burien Police Chief Kimerer Comes From A Pedigreed Law Enforcement Family

Burien Police Chief Kimerer Comes From A Pedigreed Law Enforcement Family

Scott Kimerer has been police chief in Burien for over eight years but few realize he comes from a pedigreed law enforcement family. Both of his parents retired from the Seattle Police Department as assistant chiefs…

Seattle Weekly Mocks Burien’s History, Calls Us The ‘Ultimate Suburb’

Seattle Weekly Mocks Burien’s History, Calls Us The ‘Ultimate Suburb’

This week The Seattle Weekly is devoting an entire issue to West Seattle, with a small portion focusing on Burien, the history of which they mock, then call the “Ultimate Suburb.” [EDITOR’S... [Read more]

Mr. Fitzgibbon Goes To Olympia, Looks To Brighter Days For The State

Mr. Fitzgibbon Goes To Olympia, Looks To Brighter Days For The State

by Mark Neuman For most newly elected public officials, the first day on the job usually involves a touch of ceremony and tradition, with the real work beginning the very next day. But for 34th District... [Read more]

Burien’s Joe Fitzgibbon Wants To Add His Younger Voice To Legislature

Burien’s Joe Fitzgibbon Wants To Add His Younger Voice To Legislature

by Jack Mayne Joe Fitzgibbon’s statement in the state voter’s pamphlet says that he “will bring a fresh perspective and a strong voice to change Olympia.” That sounds like a big ambition for... [Read more]

Starting From Scratch At 71: One Man’s Plan To Reach Financial Independence, One Trade At a Time

Starting From Scratch At 71: One Man’s Plan To Reach Financial Independence, One Trade At a Time

by Nicholas Johnson Jim Todd, 71, and his wife Karen, 63, sit side-by-side in computer chairs, each roaming the Internet on their respective computers. Karen sits back as she picks up a lit Swisher Sweets... [Read more]

“Believe You Can!” Says Cancer Survivor & Brat Trot Finisher Paul Hildebrandt

“Believe You Can!” Says Cancer Survivor & Brat Trot Finisher Paul Hildebrandt

by Mark Neuman One year ago this month, local resident Paul Hildebrandt was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of a very unfriendly disease: T-cell lymphoma. On Sunday (Sept. 19th), Paul completed... [Read more]

Former Radio DJ Bill Reid Is Still Telling Stories In Burien

Former Radio DJ Bill Reid Is Still Telling Stories In Burien

Bill Reid at the studio with Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic and Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard. by Joanne Dyer Stop by Tellit Productions in downtown Burien and you might recognize co-owner Bill Reid’s voice... [Read more]

“B-Boy” Brothers Rep’ Break Dance Culture For Burien

“B-Boy” Brothers Rep’ Break Dance Culture For Burien

by Rachel M. Lusby Burien brothers Donovan and Calvin Smolich began break dancing in their early teens. This year at a break dance battle called “The King of the Hill Graduation Jam” in Marysville,... [Read more]

Burien’s Roger Patten Floats New, Patented Idea For 520 Bridge

Burien’s Roger Patten Floats New, Patented Idea For 520 Bridge

by Rachel M. Lusby Burien resident Roger Patten, of Roger Patten AIA, says he has come up with the best way to replace bridge structures such as the 520 floating bridge by way of his invention, the “buoyancy... [Read more]

Local Basketball Star-Turned-Poet Touches Hearts And Opens Minds

Local Basketball Star-Turned-Poet Touches Hearts And Opens Minds

by Rachel M. Lusby Fraught with sadness and anger, Keasha Beard plummeted into a deep depression for over two years. Now in her early 20s, Beard is back on her feet with a smile on her face. She has... [Read more]

Paraplegic Finishes Cove To Clover Race Using “Arm Cycle,” Beats 319 Others

Paraplegic Finishes Cove To Clover Race Using “Arm Cycle,” Beats 319 Others

by Scott Schaefer Keegan Reilly, 29, finished ahead of 319 other racers in last Sunday’s Cove to Clover 5k in Burien. No big deal really, in a 5k race of 650 finishers…right? WRONG. Reilly... [Read more]

Des Moines Woman Rides Harley To Celebrate 105th Birthday

Des Moines Woman Rides Harley To Celebrate 105th Birthday

by Ralph Nichols Faith Callahan is known to many Des Moines residents as a lively – and outspoken – advocate for saving the Mt. Rainier Pool, where she regularly participates in water aerobics.... [Read more]

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Sylvan Learning Center!

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Sylvan Learning Center!

The B-Town Blog welcomes its latest Advertiser: Sylvan Learning Center in Burien! Sylvan Learning Center was founded over 27 years ago with the sole purpose of providing tutoring and supplemental education... [Read more]