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Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day Is Saturday, Sept. 18th

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day Is Saturday, Sept. 18th

The Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department will be hosting “Kids’ Day,” their annual open-house event on Saturday, Sept. 18th, from 10am – 3pm. In addition to a full day of FREE, fun... [Read more]

Welcome Our New Intern Editor (For The Day), Robb Patrickson!

Welcome Our New Intern Editor (For The Day), Robb Patrickson!

Today is not only a huge day in the history of the City of Burien, with Annexation officially taking place – it’s also a big day in the history of The B-Town Blog, as today (Thursday, April... [Read more]

How Advertiser Burien Toyota Is Handling Their Sticky Recall Situation

How Advertiser Burien Toyota Is Handling Their Sticky Recall Situation

So you own a Toyota that you may have seen in the news lately…now what? Don’t panic just yet – we spoke with the General Manager of BTB Advertiser Burien Toyota Scion, Pat Dillon,... [Read more]

Highline College's Martin Luther King Week Starts Jan. 19th

Highline College's Martin Luther King Week Starts Jan. 19th

Between Jan. 19th and 22nd, Highline Community College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week will feature nationally known authors and scholars discussing a variety of topics, including diversity,... [Read more]

Yes, Your Ad Could Be Seen Right Here!!!

Yes, Your Ad Could Be Seen Right Here!!!

Expose your business to almost 25,000 over 35,000 more than 40,000 local eyeballs every month with a “Rotating Featured Ad” in this prime spot! Just click here for details!  Read More →

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Dept. Seeking Donations To “Light Up The Holidays” For Needy Families

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Dept. Seeking Donations To “Light Up The Holidays” For Needy Families

The Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department is seeking help for their annual “Light Up The Holidays” outreach program for needy families in the area. Donations of food or toys are being accepted... [Read more]

Your Empress Of Information Says: Be Thankful For Books!

Your Empress Of Information Says: Be Thankful For Books!

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, 
Burien Library All King County Libraries will be Closed Thursday, Nov. 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. DID YOU KNOW? The King County Library System offers a... [Read more]

THANKS READERS – Another Month, Another Record – Nearly 40,000 Readers For October!

THANKS READERS – Another Month, Another Record – Nearly 40,000 Readers For October!

October 2009 was another record-setting traffic month for The B-Town Blog, and like we did in September (and August and July), we’d like to shout out a huge THANK YOU to all our beloved Readers and... [Read more]

End Of Daylight Savings Time Sunday At 2am = Extra Hour At Bars + Extra Hour To Sleep Off Hangover + “Vial Of L.I.F.E.”

End Of Daylight Savings Time Sunday At 2am = Extra Hour At Bars + Extra Hour To Sleep Off Hangover + “Vial Of L.I.F.E.”

At 2am this Sunday, Nov. 1st, bar owners and patrons throughout the area will rejoice as they’ll be the first to take advantage of the extra hour that’s given back by the ending of Daylight... [Read more]

Free Health Fair At Burien Library 11am to 4pm Saturday (2009)

Free Health Fair At Burien Library 11am to 4pm Saturday (2009)

It’s “Binational Health Week” and the Sea-Mar Community Health Center is holding a FREE Health Fair at the Burien Library Saturday, Oct. 10th from 11am to 4pm. There will be clinical... [Read more]

MAP: This Weekend’s Area Garage, Yard And Estate Sales

MAP: This Weekend’s Area Garage, Yard And Estate Sales

Courtesy B-Town Blog Contributor Duane Hobbs (of Andrews/Hobbs Design Company) comes what may be the “season finale” handy-dandy interactive map of area garage, yard and estate sales, covering... [Read more]

MAP: This Weekend’s Area Garage & Yard Sales

MAP: This Weekend’s Area Garage & Yard Sales

Courtesy B-Town Blog Contributor Duane Hobbs (of Andrews/Hobbs Design Company) comes this weekend’s handy-dandy interactive map of area garage and yard sales, covering the region from Des Moines... [Read more]

An Open Letter To KOMO And Fisher Broadcasting

An Open Letter To KOMO And Fisher Broadcasting

by Scott Schaefer Recently the B-Town Blog’s business model was soundly endorsed by Seattle’s KOMO/Fisher Broadcasting, when they launched numerous “local blogs” of their own. We,... [Read more]

Parts Of Maplewild SW To Be Closed Tuesday, Aug. 18th

Parts Of Maplewild SW To Be Closed Tuesday, Aug. 18th

If you live in or near Three Tree Point and travel Burien’s scenic, winding road known as Maplewild Ave SW, you’ve probably seen the signs signifying that the road will be closed from 8am to... [Read more]

Local Non-Profit New Futures Seeking New Board Members

Local Non-Profit New Futures Seeking New Board Members

Local non-profit New Futures is currently seeking candidates to serve as members of the Board of Directors, to do the things that board members do best – help raise funds, do marketing, publicity,... [Read more]

National Night Out Is Tuesday, August 4th

National Night Out Is Tuesday, August 4th

“National Night Out” is this Tuesday, Aug. 4th, and residents around the country (including Burien) will be getting together with local police officers for neighborhood gatherings, with the... [Read more]

OPINION: Former City Councilmember’s Rebuttal To The “Statement Against” Burien Annexation

OPINION: Former City Councilmember’s Rebuttal To The “Statement Against” Burien Annexation

by Stephen Lamphear Attention North Highline Annexation Voters: your Voters Pamphlet contains a steamy, smelly pile of bovine fecal matter about annexation to Burien. Here are some of the dung piles dropped... [Read more]

Next Annexation Open House Is Thursday, Aug. 6th

Next Annexation Open House Is Thursday, Aug. 6th

The City of Burien is hosting its final Annexation Informational Open House on Thursday, Aug. 6th at Beverly Park Baptist Church (11659 1st Ave South, Seattle), beginning at 6:30pm. As the city so carefully... [Read more]

Advice On Keeping Your Pets Safe During The Heat

Advice On Keeping Your Pets Safe During The Heat

by Dr. Leslie Kasper, DVM Companion Animal Medical Center Boy it’s hot out! Ninety-plus degree weather and no real rainfall in months; Burienites haven’t seen weather like this for some... [Read more]

Vandals Hit Olde Burien With Graffiti & Broken Trees

Vandals Hit Olde Burien With Graffiti & Broken Trees

Previously we reported on vandalism at the new Town Square, and before that at Seahurst Park Beach’s new picnic area, and now BTB Contributor Jim Branson sent us these photos of some recent vandalism... [Read more]

“Happy Hour Weeding” Coming To Miller Creek July 22nd

“Happy Hour Weeding” Coming To Miller Creek July 22nd

Our friend Dennis Clark, Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward, sends us this unusual event – a “Happy Hour Weeding” gathering from 5-6pm on Wed., July 22nd at the Miller Creek restoration... [Read more]

Sen. Karen Keiser Holding Online Health Care Forum Monday Morning 7/6 At 11am

Sen. Karen Keiser Holding Online Health Care Forum Monday Morning 7/6 At 11am

Senator Karen Keiser is holding an online town hall at 11am Monday morning, July 6th on federal health reform at the link below: http://www.senatedemocrats.wa.gov/senators/keiser/townhall Sen. Keiser represents... [Read more]

Your Requisite 4th Of July Fireworks “Safe & Sane” Posting

Your Requisite 4th Of July Fireworks “Safe & Sane” Posting

Even though we all are all most certainly chock-full of common sense, sometimes we all need gentle reminders of what stupid decisions can do to a human being, especially on a sunny summer day where there... [Read more]

Department Of Ecology & Port Agree On Lora Lake Cleanup; Public Review Is Thurs., July 23rd

Department Of Ecology & Port Agree On Lora Lake Cleanup; Public Review Is Thurs., July 23rd

The Department of Ecology and the Port of Seattle on Thursday (July 2nd) reached an agreement on doing a study and subsequent contamination cleanup at the unoccupied Lora Lake apartment complex in Burien. The... [Read more]