Health Section

‘Your Personal Happiness Project’ coming to Burien Community Center Oct. 14

‘Your Personal Happiness Project’ coming to Burien Community Center Oct. 14

A little ray of sunshine is coming to Burien, in the form of a one-of-a-kind new workshop called ‘Your Personal Happiness Project,’ which will take place at the Burien Community Center on... [Read more]

Sponsored Post City of Burien’s free workshop for National Falls Prevention Awareness is Sept. 21

City of Burien’s free workshop for National Falls Prevention Awareness is Sept. 21

On Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, the City of Burien will observe National Falls Prevention Awareness Day with a FREE workshop. “Join us to learn how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults.... [Read more]

Burien’s annual Wellness Fair will be Saturday, Sept. 16 at Merrill Gardens

Burien’s annual Wellness Fair will be Saturday, Sept. 16 at Merrill Gardens

Burien’s annual celebration of healthy living will be held at Merrill Gardens on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This fun and FREE community event will be held at the new Merrill Gardens... [Read more]

Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Services Building opens Fri., Sept. 22

Puget Sound Skills Center’s new Health Services Building opens Fri., Sept. 22

How many new high school buildings have a working dental lab, a hospital ward with eight beds, and a medical laboratory with a centrifuge and cell incubators? There is a brand new one in Burien –... [Read more]

‘Needle Pick-Up’ event will be held at Dottie Harper Park this Saturday

‘Needle Pick-Up’ event will be held at Dottie Harper Park this Saturday

A ‘Needle Pick-Up’ event will be held this Saturday, Sept. 2, starting at 4 p.m. at Burien’s Dottie Harper Park. The goal is to scan the park and safely remove and dispose of any needles... [Read more]

Area beaches closed to shellfish harvesting due to Paralytic Shellfish Poison

Area beaches closed to shellfish harvesting due to Paralytic Shellfish Poison

Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) has been detected at unsafe levels in shellfish on Vashon Island and at the Des Moines Marina, and as a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed... [Read more]

Rabid bat found at Angle Lake Park in SeaTac Tuesday

Rabid bat found at Angle Lake Park in SeaTac Tuesday

A rabid bat was found in Angle Lake Park in the City of SeaTac near the lakeshore by the old lifeguard shack on Tuesday, Aug. 29. The bat was first noticed by a park visitor, who immediately notified... [Read more]

REMINDER: FREE ‘Family Fun Run’ at Burien Town Square Park this Thursday

REMINDER: FREE ‘Family Fun Run’ at Burien Town Square Park this Thursday

REMINDER: A FREE ‘Family Fun Run’ will be held at Burien Town Square Park this Thursday, Aug. 31, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. This will be a scavenger hunt style race for runners and walkers of all... [Read more]

CODE RED: Bloodworks Northwest issues urgent need for blood donations

CODE RED: Bloodworks Northwest issues urgent need for blood donations

Bloodworks Northwest issued an urgent appeal for donors on Thursday (Aug. 17) after supplies fell to emergency levels – a one-day supply or less. Normal inventory is a four-day supply. For the safety... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition says noisy flights over Burien still a ‘Work In Progress’

Quiet Skies Coalition says noisy flights over Burien still a ‘Work In Progress’

By Jack Mayne Any “comprehensive resolution” to the continuation of noisy propjet flights over Burien remains a work-in-progress, and any decisions by the Federal Aviation Administration remain up... [Read more]

5th Annual Burien Public Art ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be this Sunday, Aug. 6

5th Annual Burien Public Art ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be this Sunday, Aug. 6

From our friends at WABI Burien: “Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.” – Marcel Proust In keeping with our summertime tradition, come join the 5th Annual Burien... [Read more]

Bloodworks Northwest issues urgent plea for Blood Donors due to heat wave

Bloodworks Northwest issues urgent plea for Blood Donors due to heat wave

Bloodworks Northwest has issued an urgent appeal for donors after collections began to dip sharply as a result of the mounting heat wave. “With a record-breaking heat wave coming this week we face serious... [Read more]

Kids and Teens can eat FREE this summer courtesy United Way of King County

Kids and Teens can eat FREE this summer courtesy United Way of King County

Kids and teens can eat free this summer with United Way of King County’s Summer Food Invasion. Summer meals sites are hosted throughout the county at parks, libraries, churches, and more, and provide... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at City Hall today – Thursday, July 13

Donors needed for Blood Drive at City Hall today – Thursday, July 13

Our community blood supply has taken a big hit over the Independence Day holiday, with donors taking vacation time and/or being out of their regular routines. Our overall Inventory is now 524 units below... [Read more]

‘Walk-n-Talk’ Burien’s historic/treasured Indian Trail this Sunday, July 2

‘Walk-n-Talk’ Burien’s historic/treasured Indian Trail this Sunday, July 2

From our friends at WABI Burien: It’s time for another Walk-n-Talk on Burien’s treasured Indian Trail – this Sunday, July 2. Historic Trail a Burien Gem One of Burien’s gems is the “Indian Trail”.... [Read more]

Please keep our Columnist Cassidy Huff in your thoughts!

Please keep our Columnist Cassidy Huff in your thoughts!

South King Media Blogger (and Mt. Rainier High School student) Cassidy Huff recently had an emergency visit to Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she underwent her 41st surgery this week for an infection... [Read more]

Des Moines ‘Waterland Walkers’ holding Father’s Day walk this Sunday

Des Moines ‘Waterland Walkers’ holding Father’s Day walk this Sunday

From our friends at WABI Burien: More opportunities to walk with neighbors and new friends! Meet the Des Moines Waterland Walkers. Our neighbors to the south also have monthly walks, led by former Burienite... [Read more]

WABI Burien’s June ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be this Sunday, June 4

WABI Burien’s June ‘Walk-n-Talk’ will be this Sunday, June 4

From our friends at WABI Burien: Wow, it’s June! Let’s start the summer months with a Walk-n-Talk. Sunday, June 4th, we’ll meet up on the grassy knoll at Burien Town Square, walk to and around... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Family Fun Run’ scavenger hunt race at Town Square Park Thursday

REMINDER: ‘Family Fun Run’ scavenger hunt race at Town Square Park Thursday

REMINDER: Burien’s ‘Family Fun Run’ – a scavenger hunt-style race for runners and walkers of all ages – will be this Thursday, May 25, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at Town Square Park. This... [Read more]

WABI Burien: 50 or so Walkers walk from Burien to Tukwila Tuesday morning

WABI Burien: 50 or so Walkers walk from Burien to Tukwila Tuesday morning

If you saw a large group of people walking through Burien on Tuesday morning (May 23), you most likely witnessed about 50 (or so) ‘Seattle Striders’ doing the first of three 10-Mile Walks. Our... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive on Friday, May 26 at Five Corners

Donors needed for Blood Drive on Friday, May 26 at Five Corners

Donors are needed for a Bloodworks Northwest Blood Drive this Friday, May 26, from Noon – 6 p.m. at the Five Corners Shopping Center (near Trader Joes). Look for a bus parked near Super Supplements... [Read more]

Elderly Burien man ‘didn’t understand how big of a problem kidney disease is…’

Elderly Burien man ‘didn’t understand how big of a problem kidney disease is…’

By Cynthia Flash Burien resident Gerry Crouch looks back and realizes that perhaps he didn’t take the warning signs seriously enough. High blood pressure. Prostate issues. Time in the hospital. Suggestions... [Read more]

Sponsored Post FREE beginner Yoga & Barre classes (& more) at Be Yoga Burien this Saturday!

FREE beginner Yoga & Barre classes (& more) at Be Yoga Burien this Saturday!

Want to check out a fun and community oriented studio with a $0 commitment? This Saturday (May 20) is your chance at Be Yoga Burien’s Open House event! They’ll offer free beginner classes to... [Read more]

WABI Burien will walk at SeaTac Botanical Gardens on Wednesday, May 17

WABI Burien will walk at SeaTac Botanical Gardens on Wednesday, May 17

From our friends at WABI Burien: Come visit the lovely Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden at North SeaTac Park on Wednesday, May 17, 9 am, with the WABI Weekday Walkers.  We’ll start at the garden and... [Read more]