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PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Saying goodbye to the beloved ol’ Viaduct one more time

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Saying goodbye to the beloved ol’ Viaduct one more time

On Saturday, Feb. 2, around 100,000 people walked, ran, hung out and cherished the historic Alaskan Way Viaduct one last time, as well as checked out the sleek new SR 99 Tunnel for the first time. It was... [Read more]

Upthegrove resigns, Nancy Salguero McKay takes over at Historical Society

Upthegrove resigns, Nancy Salguero McKay takes over at Historical Society

Cyndi Upthegrove at a Highline Historical Society meeting in Dec., 2018. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Cyndi Upthgegrove announced that she has resigned her position as Managing Trustee of the Highline Historical... [Read more]

Local Filmmakers presenting 3-part ‘Good Bootlegger’ series at Smith Tower

Local Filmmakers presenting 3-part ‘Good Bootlegger’ series at Smith Tower

Seattle has its fair share of stories to add to Prohibition lore, having given rise to one of the most successful bootleggers in Pacific Northwest history – Roy Olmstead – and local filmmakers will... [Read more]

Walk on the Viaduct and new Tunnel on Sat., Feb. 2

Walk on the Viaduct and new Tunnel on Sat., Feb. 2

From our friends at WABI Burien: The Viaduct is closed! The Tunnel is opening.The City of Seattle has planned an event-filled weekend of Step Forward fun. PLEASE NOTE: Remaining tickets are extremely... [Read more]

‘Seattle Now & Then’ Author Talk & Book Signing will be Thursday, Jan. 31

‘Seattle Now & Then’ Author Talk & Book Signing will be Thursday, Jan. 31

The Rotary Club of Burien White Center will be holding an evening with author and photographer Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard as they present ‘Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred’... [Read more]

Happy Birthday to us – 11 years ago today, The B-Town Blog started publishing!

Happy Birthday to us – 11 years ago today, The B-Town Blog started publishing!

Happy 11th Birthday to Us! We Love You! Eleven years ago today – on Dec. 11, 2007 – we pushed the “Publish” button for the first time on The B-Town Blog, with the hopes of providing an... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking nominations for ‘Citizen of the Year’; deadline is Feb. 15

City of Burien seeking nominations for ‘Citizen of the Year’; deadline is Feb. 15

The City of Burien is now accepting Nominations for its 2019 ‘Citizen of the Year’ award, with a deadline to submit of Feb. 15, 2019. “Do you know someone who has improved the quality... [Read more]

Enjoy Santa, songs & more at Burien’s Tree Lighting on Wednesday, Dec. 5

Enjoy Santa, songs & more at Burien’s Tree Lighting on Wednesday, Dec. 5

All are invited to Burien’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Economy Wiring (633 SW 148th Street, map below) on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, starting at 6 p.m. Here’s what to expect at this long-running... [Read more]

Man In Black Friday special: Watch ‘The Maury Island Incident’ for 50% off!

Man In Black Friday special: Watch ‘The Maury Island Incident’ for 50% off!

Why brave all the kooky, crazy crowds when you can stay warm and cozy inside and watch the locally-produced, award-winning film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at an out-of-this-world 50% OFF... [Read more]

Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive’s Holiday Open House is this weekend

Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive’s Holiday Open House is this weekend

Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive is holding its annual free Holiday Open House this weekend – Friday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will be able to see the Boeing... [Read more]

VIDEO: Vintage ‘Miss Burien’ hydroplane returns to the water at Lake Chelan

VIDEO: Vintage ‘Miss Burien’ hydroplane returns to the water at Lake Chelan

At one time – in the 1950s-60s – the city of Burien had its very own mascot hydroplane – the aptly-named ‘Miss Burien.’ She never won a race, but for a scrappy boat with a relatively... [Read more]

Suz Muse: I miss those neighbors

Suz Muse: I miss those neighbors

By Suzanne Greive I had an elderly neighbor that I wanted to befriend. Although every time I tried, he turned away. I would wave and he would walk away. I would say hello and he would not reply. Finally,... [Read more]

‘The Maury Island Incident’ Mural has found a new home – in Des Moines

‘The Maury Island Incident’ Mural has found a new home – in Des Moines

During the filming of the award-winning film “The Maury Island Incident,” a local artist named Nancy Pahl was commissioned by Executive Producer John White to create a mural that visually... [Read more]

Veteran’s Day Celebration will be Sunday, Nov. 11 at Sunnydale Memorial Wall

Veteran’s Day Celebration will be Sunday, Nov. 11 at Sunnydale Memorial Wall

A Veteran’s Day Celebration will be held at the Sunnydale Memorial Wall on Des Moines Memorial Drive on Sunday, Nov. 11. An outside ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m., followed by an inside Open House... [Read more]

REMINDER: Dia de los Muertos is FRIDAY at the Burien Community Center

REMINDER: Dia de los Muertos is FRIDAY at the Burien Community Center

REMINDER: Burien’s fantástico, annual Day of the Dead Celebration – Dia de los Muertos – will be held this FRIDAY, Nov 2, 2018, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. “Ven... [Read more]