Health Section

Learn/talk about a ‘Burien Foodshed’ at Pit Stop Bottle Shop on Tuesday, Jan. 27

Learn/talk about a ‘Burien Foodshed’ at Pit Stop Bottle Shop on Tuesday, Jan. 27

If you’ve ever wondered “How is our food grown?” or “Can we grow more food locally? or even “Can food help build Burien community and economy?” then this ‘Burien Foodshed Conversation’... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Get preventive health screening at Advertiser Boulevard Park Place Feb. 27

Get preventive health screening at Advertiser Boulevard Park Place Feb. 27

Boulevard Park Place Retirement Community will be offering a preventive health event on Friday, Feb. 27 – Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will... [Read more]

Focus group for women between 40-65 at Matt Griffin YMCA on Tues., Jan. 27

Focus group for women between 40-65 at Matt Griffin YMCA on Tues., Jan. 27

A focus group for women between 40-65 will be held at Matt Griffin YMCA on Tuesday, Jan. 27, and here are the details: Are you a woman between the ages of 40 – 65? We want to HEAR FROM YOU! Organizers are... [Read more]

3rd annual ‘Walk-n-Talk-with-a-Doc’ will be this Sunday, Jan. 4

3rd annual ‘Walk-n-Talk-with-a-Doc’ will be this Sunday, Jan. 4

This Doc’s number one prescription: “Walk!” After a season full of holiday celebrations and the start of a new year, you may have vowed to “get back on that exercise program!” Do your New... [Read more]

Give the gift of life at a Blood Drive this Saturday, Dec. 27

Give the gift of life at a Blood Drive this Saturday, Dec. 27

A Blood Drive will be held this Saturday, Dec. 27 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, located at 9622 20th Ave SW in White Center. “During the holiday season, blood donation decreases... [Read more]

Countryside Café closed by Public Health – Seattle & King County; now re-open

Countryside Café closed by Public Health – Seattle & King County; now re-open

Countryside Café, located at 14901 Ambaum Blvd SW in Burien was closed by Public Health – Seattle & King County on Monday, Dec. 8 for a variety of health-related violations, according to a notice... [Read more]

Post Halloween Candy ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be Sunday, Nov. 2

Post Halloween Candy ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be Sunday, Nov. 2

Enjoyed the Halloween candy a little too much? Feeling cooped up with all the recent rainfall? Get out for a walk! Have a nice chat with other local folks. Get some fresh air and chase the doldrums away.... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Gluten-free store Start Fresh Market will be closing

B-TOWN BIZ: Gluten-free store Start Fresh Market will be closing

Start Fresh Market, located at the corner of SW 152nd Street and Ambaum Blvd. SW in Olde Burien, announced on its Facebook page Thursday (Oct. 30) that it will be closing. It appears that they’re... [Read more]

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

Legislation linking an important segment of the ‘Lake to Sound Trail’ that will connect the cities of Burien, Renton, Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines received unanimous approval by the Metropolitan... [Read more]

Blood Drive being held at Serenza Salon on Wednesday, Oct. 22

Blood Drive being held at Serenza Salon on Wednesday, Oct. 22

A Blood Drive for Puget Sound Blood Center will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Serenza Salon, located at 120 SW 160th Street in Burien. To make an appointment,... [Read more]

Concerns over artifical turf cause Kennedy to modify new sports field materials

Concerns over artifical turf cause Kennedy to modify new sports field materials

After an NBC News report alleged that black rubber “dots” used in artificial sports fields might be causing cancer, Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School on Monday announced that it will... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at St. Francis of Assisi Monday, Oct. 13

Donors needed for Blood Drive at St. Francis of Assisi Monday, Oct. 13

A Blood Drive is set from Noon – 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13 at St. Francis of Assisi, located at 15236 21st Ave SW. “Currently we have 7 donors scheduled but hope to find 25 donors to attend,”... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome our newest Advertiser – Burien Natural Health Center

Welcome our newest Advertiser – Burien Natural Health Center

We offer a warm welcome to our newest B-Town Blog Advertiser, Burien Natural Health Center. They are a health and wellness boutique specializing in Acupuncture, herbs, and professional, highly experienced... [Read more]

Blood Drive will be held at Southwest Suburban Sewer District Wednesday

Blood Drive will be held at Southwest Suburban Sewer District Wednesday

The Puget Sound Blood Bank will be holding a blood drive Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Southwest Suburban Sewer District’s office in Burien. Hours will be 8 – 10:30 a.m. in the district’s parking... [Read more]

Enterovirus confirmed in King County

Enterovirus confirmed in King County

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the presence of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in Washington state, including King County. The CDC testing confirmed that a King County child... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Highline Club’s B-Town Running Group runs through Sept. to train for Brat Trot

Highline Club’s B-Town Running Group runs through Sept. to train for Brat Trot

From Advertiser the Highline Club: Did you know Burien has its own running group? The B-Town Running Group meets every Saturday morning at 9:00am at the Burien Library. B-Town Running Group is a great... [Read more]

Confirmed case of measles reported at Sea-Tac Airport

Confirmed case of measles reported at Sea-Tac Airport

Local public health officials are investigating a confirmed case of measles infection in a traveler who was at Sea-Tac Airport during the contagious period. The traveler was likely exposed to measles outside... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: ‘Hot Feet Fitness’ to open Sept. 1

B-TOWN BIZ: ‘Hot Feet Fitness’ to open Sept. 1

Burien businessman Jerrod Sessler has soft-opened ‘Hot Feet Fitness’ at Bikram Yoga in downtown Burien. “‘Hot Feet Fitness’ is a unique concept, offering 21-minute high... [Read more]

Start of school year to bring ‘big changes’ to physical education in Highline

Start of school year to bring ‘big changes’ to physical education in Highline

Physical education (PE) teachers from across Highline School District are getting special training today – Thursday, Aug. 21 – on an innovative PE curriculum that will launch on the first day of school,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Boulevard Park Place offering a preventive health event on Sept. 10.

Advertiser Boulevard Park Place offering a preventive health event on Sept. 10.

Boulevard Park Place will be offering a preventive health event on Wednesday, Sept. 10. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable,... [Read more]

Blood Drive to be held Monday, July 7 at St. Francis of Assisi

Blood Drive to be held Monday, July 7 at St. Francis of Assisi

A Blood Drive will be held on Monday, July 7 at St. Francis of Assisi from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and volunteers are needed! Here are the details: Summer is here! With summer, come vacations. Vacations mean... [Read more]

Burien’s Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon lights up American Lung Association’s ‘CycleLung’

Burien’s Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon lights up American Lung Association’s ‘CycleLung’

On Tuesday (July 1), Burien state Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon rode the American Lung Association’s “CycleLung” – a pedal-powered piece of artwork that stimulates the importance of lung health when cycling... [Read more]

King County Health: Measles outbreak in south King, Pierce Counties

King County Health: Measles outbreak in south King, Pierce Counties

Local public health officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of measles among members of the same extended family in south King County, and a single suspected case in Pierce County. These cases... [Read more]

City of Burien holding Blood Drive on Thursday, June 26

City of Burien holding Blood Drive on Thursday, June 26

The City of Burien will be holding a Blood Drive on Thursday, June 26 in its City Hall chambers from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. WHERE: CITY OF BURIEN, Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor, 400 SW 152nd St. Burien WA... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Keep your kids busy and healthy this summer at Matt Griffin YMCA

Keep your kids busy and healthy this summer at Matt Griffin YMCA

Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA wants you to know that their Awesome Adventures begin June 23 – your child can play, explore, develop skills and make new friends at the Y this summer! Program highlights... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Highline Club’s revamp featured in ‘Club Solutions Magazine’

Advertiser Highline Club’s revamp featured in ‘Club Solutions Magazine’

BTB Advertiser Highline Club’s revamp was featured in ‘Club Solutions Magazine’ – read it here: http://clubsolutionsmagazine.com/2014/04/just-athletic-club/  Read More →

Start to Fitness begins with programs at King County Library this Summer

Start to Fitness begins with programs at King County Library this Summer

The summer installment of the King County Library System’s Start to Fitness programs has begun.  This is a series of FREE talks and classes, encouraging folks to take steps toward a stronger,... [Read more]

Another case of measles in person visiting Seattle, Sea-Tac airport

Another case of measles in person visiting Seattle, Sea-Tac airport

Local public health officials have confirmed a measles infection in a traveler who was at Sea-Tac airport and two locations in Seattle during his contagious period. The traveler is a resident of California... [Read more]