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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]

Take a Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees this Saturday, Oct. 13

Take a Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees this Saturday, Oct. 13

Take a FREE Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees led by Jim Demetre, local writer and tree enthusiast, along Des Moines Creek to the shore of Puget Sound this Saturday, Oct. 13. This free,... [Read more]

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of closing of Spanish Castle this coming weekend

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of closing of Spanish Castle this coming weekend

‘Spanish Castle Magic’ is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Spanish Castle Ballroom, and it’ll be held this coming weekend – Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday,... [Read more]

Highline Heritage Museum seeking Teens for Advisory Committee

Highline Heritage Museum seeking Teens for Advisory Committee

Are you between 14 – 18 years old? Are you looking for a place where you can express yourself? Let the Highline Historical Society know – they’re forming a Teen Advisory Committee! “We... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help at new Highline Heritage Museum

Volunteers needed to help at new Highline Heritage Museum

Volunteers are needed to help at the new Highline Heritage Museum, beginning this Friday, Sept. 14. Nancy Salguero McKay, the Curator of Collections, is seeking help: PACKING: People interested in carefully... [Read more]

Historic Highline High entrance to be rebuilt with original brick and terra cotta

Historic Highline High entrance to be rebuilt with original brick and terra cotta

The new Highline High School (HHS) will reopen in the fall of 2021 with its grand main entrance reconstructed using the original brick and terra cotta, Highline Public Schools announced Monday, May 21.... [Read more]

City Manager makes surprise appearance at Eagle Landing Park info seminar

City Manager makes surprise appearance at Eagle Landing Park info seminar

Story, Photos & Audio by Scott Schaefer On Wednesday night, May 16, around 30 residents – including a surprise appearance by Burien City Manager Brian Wilson – gathered in the back of Marlaina’s... [Read more]

Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum’s FREE ‘Hydro Fever’ Open House is May 19

Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum’s FREE ‘Hydro Fever’ Open House is May 19

The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum will be hosting its annual Hydro Fever Open House on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is FREE. Come and see your favorite vintage hydroplanes... [Read more]

Historical Society to showcase local prohibition legacy this Saturday, Mar. 17

Historical Society to showcase local prohibition legacy this Saturday, Mar. 17

The Historical Society of Federal Way will kick off St. Patrick’s Day with a party, presentation, and fundraiser this Saturday, March 17, all focused upon bootlegging legend Roy Olmstead’s life... [Read more]

Highline Heritage Museum Fundraising Auction is online now

Highline Heritage Museum Fundraising Auction is online now

The Highline Heritage Museum is running an online auction to help raise funds for exhibit development in its new museum. “Local businesses and individuals have donated items that we hope you will... [Read more]