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The June 11th Highline Garden Tour Is For The Birds And The Bees

The June 11th Highline Garden Tour Is For The Birds And The Bees

Retirement has been busy for Jerry Wick. Since selling his J & W Septic Service a few years ago, he’s tackled all of those projects and hobbies he’s always dreamed of doing – metal detecting,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Archaeologist Studies Artifact At Highline Historical Society Event

PHOTOS: Archaeologist Studies Artifact At Highline Historical Society Event

Phil LeTourneau, an Archaeologist with the King County Historic Preservation Program, studies an artifact brought in for examination at last Saturday’s Highline Historical Society “Treasure Hunt”... [Read more]

Happy Valentine’s Day: 50 Years Ago, Giant Sloth Remains Unearthed Nearby

Happy Valentine’s Day: 50 Years Ago, Giant Sloth Remains Unearthed Nearby

Our friends at the Highline Historical Society (we’re members – join here) remind us that one way to commemorate Valentine’s Day is to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the unearthing... [Read more]

Historic Burien Photos On Display At The Burien Community Center

Historic Burien Photos On Display At The Burien Community Center

Cool vintage photos of Burien are on display at the Community Center, located at 14700 6th Ave SW. Our friends at the Highline Historical Society (we’re members – join here) have mounted a... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society’s Online Auction Opens: Great Gifts, Great Cause

Highline Historical Society’s Online Auction Opens: Great Gifts, Great Cause

The Highline Historical Society opened its annual fundraiser Online Auction, which includes lots of great deals on vacations, dining, entertainment, home and garden, local services, and yes, even a great... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society, BLT Presenting ‘Women’s Votes’ FREE Dec. 4

Highline Historical Society, BLT Presenting ‘Women’s Votes’ FREE Dec. 4

The Highline Historical Society is teaming up with Burien Little Theatre to do a free performance of the play “Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices” on Saturday, Dec. 4th at 2pm. Adapted... [Read more]

Historical Local Photos On Display At Burien Community Center Until Nov. 2nd

Historical Local Photos On Display At Burien Community Center Until Nov. 2nd

The Highline Historical Society (we’re members – join here) has unveiled an exhibit of 54 historic photographs at the Burien Community Center, with interesting images of early settlers, local schools,... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society Hosts Golden Age Of Air Travel Panel Oct. 17th

Highline Historical Society Hosts Golden Age Of Air Travel Panel Oct. 17th

The Highline Historical Society is saluting airport pioneers by hosting a panel of people who worked at SeaTac Airport during the “Golden Age of Air Travel,” from the 1950s and later, on Sunday,... [Read more]

Re-Discover D.B. Cooper At SeaTac City Hall Exhibit Through November

Re-Discover D.B. Cooper At SeaTac City Hall Exhibit Through November

He’s probably the most famous hijacker there ever was, and he did his deed practically over our heads on Nov. 24, 1971 – we’re speaking of course about Dan “D.B.” Cooper,... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society Receives Collections Care Funding

Highline Historical Society Receives Collections Care Funding

The Highline Historical Society has received a $3,000 grant from 4Culture for the purpose of housing threatened documents, photographs, negatives and films in the Society’s collections. The Society... [Read more]

LETTER: Did Highline Historical Society Steal “Night Of 1,000 Pumpkins” Idea?

LETTER: Did Highline Historical Society Steal “Night Of 1,000 Pumpkins” Idea?

The Burien/ Interim Art Space was close to two years of Kathy and my life and we closed with one of the most successful events of its kind to ever happen in Burien, The Night of 1000 Pumpkins. This event... [Read more]

Did You Work At Sea-Tac? Highline Historical Society Seeks Airport Memories

Did You Work At Sea-Tac? Highline Historical Society Seeks Airport Memories

Our friends at the Highline Historical Society (we’re members, are you? Join here) are looking for people who worked at Sea-Tac Airport or for an airline or airport vendor between 1930 and 2000. If... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society’s Annual Garden Tour Is Saturday, June 12th

Highline Historical Society’s Annual Garden Tour Is Saturday, June 12th

The Highline Historical Society’s annual Highline Garden Tour fundraiser has been expanded to include five private gardens as well as the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, and will be held on Saturday,... [Read more]

Highline Heritage Museum Nominated For Sustainable Design, & You Can Vote!

Highline Heritage Museum Nominated For Sustainable Design, & You Can Vote!

Burien’s Highline Heritage Museum building, which is planned to be built at 819 SW 152nd Street, has been nominated for an AIA “What Makes It Green” award for sustainable design. According... [Read more]

REMINDER: Highline Historical Society’s “Soldiers In Petticoats” Is Sunday

REMINDER: Highline Historical Society’s “Soldiers In Petticoats” Is Sunday

REMINDER: We’d like to remind everyone that our friends at the Highline Historical Society will be presenting “Soldiers in Petticoats: The Struggle of the Suffragettes” at the SeaTac... [Read more]

Actress Will Portray Suffragette In Historical Society’s “Soldiers In Petticoats” Feb. 21st

Actress Will Portray Suffragette In Historical Society’s “Soldiers In Petticoats” Feb. 21st

The Highline Historical Society will be presenting “Soldiers in Petticoats: The Struggle of the Suffragettes” at the SeaTac City Hall on Sunday, Feb. 21st, beginning at 2pm. Local actress Tames... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society’s Online Auction Ends Tuesday!

Highline Historical Society’s Online Auction Ends Tuesday!

Our friends at the Highline Historical Society remind us that their online auction fundraiser ends Tuesday, Dec. 15th, so there’s still time to get great deals on local restaurants, foods, trips,... [Read more]

Support The Highline Historical Society By Shopping Through Their Online Auction Fundraiser

Support The Highline Historical Society By Shopping Through Their Online Auction Fundraiser

The Highline Historical Society is holding an online auction fundraiser, which runs until Tuesday, Dec. 15th, and offers local restaurants, foods, trips and unusual experiences – all perfect gifts... [Read more]

Honor Veterans, Women Who’ve Served & Des Moines Memorial Drive On Nov. 11th

Honor Veterans, Women Who’ve Served & Des Moines Memorial Drive On Nov. 11th

A special Veteran’s Day Commemoration is coming to the SeaTac Community Center on Wednesday, Nov. 11th to celebrate both the history of Des Moines Memorial Drive as well as honor women who have served... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society Presenting FREE Production Of “Two Wheels North” At Community Center Saturday

Highline Historical Society Presenting FREE Production Of “Two Wheels North” At Community Center Saturday

“Two Wheels North,” a commemorative presentation written by Evelyn McDaniel Gib will be performed on Saturday, Oct. 10th for FREE at 2pm at the Burien Community Center, located at 425 SW 144th... [Read more]

(2009) Highline Historical Society Garden Tour Is June 13th

(2009) Highline Historical Society Garden Tour Is June 13th

The Highline Historical Society will be holding a Garden Tour on Saturday, June 13th from 10am to 5pm, where people can visit gardens in Normandy Park, SeaTac and Burien.

Some of Highline’s best gardeners are preparing their homes and gardens for this Garden Tour. Large or small, traditional or eclectic, there is something in each of this year’s featured gardens that the visitor will find of interest…

Local Documentary Receives Grant, Starts Production Soon

Local Documentary Receives Grant, Starts Production Soon

“I Am Highline,” a new film/DVD, has received a 4Culture Special Project grant to fund the development, filming and production of a promotional film about the Highline area.

The new high-definition film will be Directed by B-Town Blog Publisher Scott Schaefer, a three-time National Emmy Award winner for work on “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” an acclaimed kids’ educational show that aired on PBS. His other credits include “Penn & Teller: BS!,” “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “Almost Live!” and many others over a 23+ year career in media ranging from Seattle’s KING-TV to six years in Hollywood and much more.

Filming will be begin in the late summer and early fall and will feature diverse residents of Highline…

PHOTOS: Old Bowling Lanes Lie Under Discount Furniture

PHOTOS: Old Bowling Lanes Lie Under Discount Furniture

Photos and Story by Scott Schaefer At 14920 Ambaum Blvd. lies an aging, one-level, yellow cement/brick building that currently houses “Paty’s Furniture,” a discount “Mexican Furniture”... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society’s “Trial By Fork” Is March 1st

Highline Historical Society’s “Trial By Fork” Is March 1st

Lately, whenever we’ve dined out in Burien, we’ve noticed just plain bad table manners. Some people talk with their mouths full, while others (gasp) use the wrong fork to eat salad. Well,... [Read more]

61 Years Ago Today: Fatal Plane Crash At Sea-Tac Airport

61 Years Ago Today: Fatal Plane Crash At Sea-Tac Airport

61 years ago today – Nov. 30, 1947, at around 2:25pm – an Alaska Airlines airplane with 25 passengers and three crewmembers on board crashed while trying to land at Sea-Tac Airport, killing... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society Meeting Is Sunday Nov. 23rd

Highline Historical Society Meeting Is Sunday Nov. 23rd

The Highline Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, Nov. 23rd at 2pm at the SeaTac City Hall, which is located at 4800 South 188th Street (see map below). This meeting will also feature... [Read more]