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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]

Lots Going On In Normandy Park On The 4th

Lots Going On In Normandy Park On The 4th

Our nearest neighbor to the south, the beautiful City of Normandy Park, has posted the following schedule for what’s going on there on the 4th of July – everything from a 2.8K Fun Run to a... [Read more]

Big Brothers Big Sisters BIG Plane Pull Is Saturday, July 18th

Big Brothers Big Sisters BIG Plane Pull Is Saturday, July 18th

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound will be holding their BIG Plane Pull Tournament at Boeing Field on Saturday, July 18th. As they like to say: “Pull a plane. Make a difference.” So get... [Read more]

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Ross Hunter For King County Executive

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Ross Hunter For King County Executive

We’d like to offer a “may the best person win” welcome to Ross Hunter, candidate for King County Executive, our latest Advertiser. He stopped by our Farmers Market booth in Burien recently... [Read more]

A Revealing Interview With Discover Burien’s Patty Sader

A Revealing Interview With Discover Burien’s Patty Sader

Discover Burien President Sarah Slaughter, left, and
outgoing Executive Director Patty Sader.

Story and Photo by Janet Grella

The B-Town Blog has acquired a copy of the resignation letter that Discover Burien’s (DB) Executive Director Patty Sader read to her board at their June 2nd meeting.

We sat down with Patty and DB President Sarah Slaughter (Executive Director of BTB Advertiser El Dorado West)…

Strawberry & Arts Fest Peek: In The Gallery & On The Streets

Strawberry & Arts Fest Peek: In The Gallery & On The Streets

Burien’s Annual Strawberry & Arts Festival is this weekend (Sat./Sun. June 20-21st) at the area around the Burien Community Center and Dottie Harper Park (be sure to look for our booth near the... [Read more]

Public Demo Of Emergency Communications Is 6/27-28

Public Demo Of Emergency Communications Is 6/27-28

Highline-area “Hams” will join with thousands of Amateur Radio operators who will be showing off their emergency capabilities over the weekend of June 27th and 28th.

Over the past year, the news has been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical communications during unexpected emergencies in towns across America, including the California wildfires, winter storms, tornadoes and other events worldwide. During Hurricane Katrina, Amateur Radio – often called “Ham Radio” – was often the ONLY way people could communicate, and hundreds of volunteer “hams” traveled south to…

Highline Kiwanis Breakfast Will Kick Off Strawberry Fest

Highline Kiwanis Breakfast Will Kick Off Strawberry Fest

The Highline Kiwanis Club will kick off this weekend’s Strawberry & Arts Festival with their annual Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, June 20th. Cost of the breakfast is a donation of $5. Kids age five and under eat free.

The fundraising pancake feed, which includes Black Forest ham, strawberries, coffee and orange juice, is from 8am to 11am at the Burien Fire Station, located at 15100 8th Ave SW…