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REMINDER: Highline Heritage Museum Ribbon Cutting is FRIDAY at 4 p.m.!

REMINDER: Highline Heritage Museum Ribbon Cutting is FRIDAY at 4 p.m.!

REMINDER: The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration of the Highline Heritage Museum is this FRIDAY, June 14, 2019, from 4 – 6 p.m.! The new museum is located on the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW... [Read more]

FLASHBACK: Happy 10th Anniversary Burien City Hall/Library/Town Square!

FLASHBACK: Happy 10th Anniversary Burien City Hall/Library/Town Square!

Ten years ago today, on a bright and sunny Saturday, June 13, 2009, Burien Town Square/City Hall/Library celebrated its grand opening! Here’s a flashback to a story we did about it, with photos and... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of new Highline Heritage Museum, which opens Friday!

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of new Highline Heritage Museum, which opens Friday!

On Saturday night, June 8, a sneak preview of the brand new Highline Heritage Museum was held for volunteers and community members, including Elston Hill, who shares some great photos below. “We... [Read more]

Bring scissors to the Highline Heritage Museum Ribbon Cutting on Fri., June 14!

Bring scissors to the Highline Heritage Museum Ribbon Cutting on Fri., June 14!

Discover Burien and the Seattle Southside Chamber are teaming up to lend a hand (or a pair of scissors) to the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration of the Highline Heritage Museum on Friday, June... [Read more]

See ‘The Maury Island Incident’ FREE at McMenamins Elks Temple Tues., July 2!

See ‘The Maury Island Incident’ FREE at McMenamins Elks Temple Tues., July 2!

Your next – and FREE – chance to see the award-winning, locally shot and produced film “The Maury Island Incident” will be Tuesday, July 2 at the amazingly restored McMenamins Elks Temple... [Read more]

Dedication of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park will be this Saturday, May 25

Dedication of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park will be this Saturday, May 25

From our friends at the Museum of Flight: For The Community – For The Veterans – For Their Honor Join us on Saturday, May 25 over Memorial Day weekend for the momentous grand opening and dedication... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Over 600 attend final tour/celebration at Highline High School

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Over 600 attend final tour/celebration at Highline High School

More than 600 Highline High School alumni and family members filled the halls of the soon-to-be demolished schools with stories, memories and hugs on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The school will close in June... [Read more]

Bid farewell to the old Highline High School this coming Saturday, May 18!

Bid farewell to the old Highline High School this coming Saturday, May 18!

All are invited to the Highline High School Alumni & Community Day, from 1 – 4 p.m. this coming Saturday, May 18! Bid farewell to the 1924 version of the school, and see the plans for the new school... [Read more]

Highline Heritage Museum’s Grand Opening Celebration will be Fri., June 14

Highline Heritage Museum’s Grand Opening Celebration will be Fri., June 14

Community Ribbon Cutting, Tour Opportunities, and Giveaways will mark Grand Opening Discover Burien and the Seattle Southside Chamber are inviting all to the Grand Opening Celebration of the Highline... [Read more]

REMINDER: Final ‘Good Bootlegger’ event will be Monday at Smith Tower

REMINDER: Final ‘Good Bootlegger’ event will be Monday at Smith Tower

REMINDER: The final in a three-part presentation series on Roy Olmstead – aka ‘The Good Bootlegger’ – will be held this coming Monday night, May 6 at the historic Smith Tower. Doors open... [Read more]

Final ‘Good Bootlegger’ presentation will be Monday, May 6 at Smith Tower

Final ‘Good Bootlegger’ presentation will be Monday, May 6 at Smith Tower

The final in a three-part presentation series on Roy Olmstead – aka ‘The Good Bootlegger’ – will be held Monday night, May 6 at the historic Smith Tower. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Grand Opening for new Highline Heritage Museum is June 14

SAVE THE DATE: Grand Opening for new Highline Heritage Museum is June 14

SAVE THE DATE: The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony/party for the new Highline Heritage Museum will be from 4 – 6 p.m.  on Friday, June 14! But this won’t be your usual ribbon cutting... [Read more]

League of Quiet Skies Voters April 25 Town Hall will feature Airnoise.io creator

League of Quiet Skies Voters April 25 Town Hall will feature Airnoise.io creator

The League of Quiet Skies Voters announced that software developer Chris McCann – best known for his innovative Airnoise.io service that automatically reports users’ aircraft noise complaints –... [Read more]

Next ‘Good Bootlegger’ presentation will be Monday, April 1 at Smith Tower

Next ‘Good Bootlegger’ presentation will be Monday, April 1 at Smith Tower

The next ‘Good Bootlegger’ presentation on historic, 1920s Seattle-area bootlegger Roy Olmstead will be held at the Smith Tower on Monday, April 1. This will be the second of a three-part... [Read more]

REMINDER: Local filmmakers’ ‘Good Bootlegger’ series kicks off Monday

REMINDER: Local filmmakers’ ‘Good Bootlegger’ series kicks off Monday

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ presentation at the Smith Tower will begin its three-part series this Monday, March 4. Presented by local filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer (of “The... [Read more]

Local boy (and Governor) Jay Inslee announces that he’s running for President

Local boy (and Governor) Jay Inslee announces that he’s running for President

Then-gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee talks with then-Mayor Joan McGilton at Burien City Hall in 2011 before a walking tour through the city. Photo by Scott Schaefer. On Friday, Mar. 1, 2019, Gov. Jay... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ series kicks-off at Smith Tower Monday

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ series kicks-off at Smith Tower Monday

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ presentation at the Smith Tower will begin its three-part series this coming Monday, March 4! Presented by local filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer... [Read more]

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]