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COMMENTARY: South King Media would not exist if not for Michael Brunk

COMMENTARY: South King Media would not exist if not for Michael Brunk

Michael Brunk is one of the most impressive, creative and talented media professionals I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. As we celebrate our 10th blog-ivessary, it is incumbent upon me to recognize…

PHOTOS: Scenes from the wild, wacky & out-of-this-world Burien UFO Festival

PHOTOS: Scenes from the wild, wacky & out-of-this-world Burien UFO Festival

Perfect weather and a packed block of fun-seeking, energetic people jammed Olde Burien for Friday night’s 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival, founded, organized and managed by John White and Shelli Park... [Read more]

Burien’s Gregory Heights School Shows Off “21st Century Classroom”

Burien’s Gregory Heights School Shows Off “21st Century Classroom”

Story & Photos by Michael Brunk As data is displayed on a wall screen via a digital projector, participants sitting at tables provide input using wireless, hand-held devices. Nearby are racks of net... [Read more]

PHOTO FRIDAY: Water Droplets By Michael Brunk

PHOTO FRIDAY: Water Droplets By Michael Brunk

It’s Photo Friday, it’s raining, and water droplets are everywhere – including within today’s Sound Slideshow by Photographer Michael Brunk. Michael shot these around Burien recently... [Read more]

PHOTO FRIDAY: Michael Brunk Goes To The Woodland Park Zoo

PHOTO FRIDAY: Michael Brunk Goes To The Woodland Park Zoo

It’s Friday, which means it’s “Photo Friday” here at The B-Town Blog, and today we’re featuring Photographer Michael Brunk’s mid-week excursion to the Woodland Park... [Read more]

And Now…Our Actual Reviewer Reviews Breeders Theater's "Snowbound"

And Now…Our Actual Reviewer Reviews Breeders Theater's "Snowbound"

by Gina Bourdage Set in the familiar location of Snoqualmie Pass, an unlikely group of travelers find themselves trapped by the snow-closed passes in “Snowbound,” which opens Friday, Jan.... [Read more]

Non-Reviewer Doesn’t Review Breeders Theater’s “Snowbound”

Non-Reviewer Doesn’t Review Breeders Theater’s “Snowbound”

by Mark Neuman We had a regularly scheduled staff meeting at The B-Town Blog’s dorm room-like offices Wednesday morning, where a non-regularly scheduled question was asked. “Hey Neuman. Can... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Behind-The-Scenes Peak At Breeders Theater's "Snowbound"

PHOTOS: Behind-The-Scenes Peak At Breeders Theater's "Snowbound"

Story & Photos by Michael Brunk Coming soon to Advertiser E.B. Foote Winery is Breeder Theater’s latest production: “Snowbound,” which opens Friday, Jan. 15th Written by local... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A Look Back At The B-Town Blog's Best Pics Of 2009

PHOTOS: A Look Back At The B-Town Blog's Best Pics Of 2009

Well, 2009 was a year wasn’t it? And now that it’s over, it’s time for us to find another way to reflect on it – this time courtesy Photographer Michael Brunk, who put together... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From The Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge

PHOTOS: Scenes From The Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge

Sure, we’ve already posted a video of the wacky event (see it here), but that won’t stop us from posting this outstanding Photo Slideshow of the annual Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge on... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Santa Arrives At Advertiser Economy Wiring & Lights Up Tree, Thanks To Firefighters!

PHOTOS: Santa Arrives At Advertiser Economy Wiring & Lights Up Tree, Thanks To Firefighters!

You know ’tis the season when Santa Claus himself arrives in Burien, delivered to the city’s big ol’ fir tree at Advertiser Economy Wiring/YB Tubless by B-Town’s finest firefighters! Ol’... [Read more]

The Pass May Be Closed, But Breeders Theater’s ‘Snowbound’ Is Open

The Pass May Be Closed, But Breeders Theater’s ‘Snowbound’ Is Open

Breeders Theater’s newest production is “Snowbound,” where the pass is closed (both ways), and the guy in the next room might be a killer. Written by local playwright T.M. Sell, Directed... [Read more]

PHOTOS & SOUNDS: A Zen-Like Autumn Photo Slideshow

PHOTOS & SOUNDS: A Zen-Like Autumn Photo Slideshow

Fall has definitely fallen unto our area, and to celebrate the refreshing, crisp air and colorful leaves, we present to you a very zen-like Photo/Audio Slideshow created at Seahurst Park by Photographer... [Read more]

Get Your FREE Burien Brat Trot FREE Photos Here For FREE!

Get Your FREE Burien Brat Trot FREE Photos Here For FREE!

As a public service, and because we’re givers (give give give we say…but hopefully not H1N1), we here at The B-Town Blog have decided to open up our Flickr digital archives from this weekend’s... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From Rehearsal Of “The Last Magician”

PHOTOS: Scenes From Rehearsal Of “The Last Magician”

BTB Advertiser E.B. Foote Winery will host the new T.M. Sell play “The Last Magician,” beginning Friday, July 10th, and here are highlights of a recent rehearsal in a slideshow by Photographer... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Day #1 Of Burien’s Strawberry & Arts Festival

PHOTOS: Day #1 Of Burien’s Strawberry & Arts Festival

Day #1 of the 2009 Burien Strawberry & Arts Festival was a smashing success despite overcast skies, with a generous crowd that enjoyed free entertainment, from live music to a packed skateboard competition,... [Read more]

Citizens Mount Protest Against City Manager Mike Martin

Citizens Mount Protest Against City Manager Mike Martin

Story and Photos by Michael Brunk

Wednesday afternoon (May 20th), Tai Oh of Burien (right, below) and Terry Torbet of Kent (left) stood on SW 148th near First Avenue South holding a large banner protesting City Manager Mike Martin’s recent DUI incident, as seen in these pictures by Michael Brunk:

PHOTOS: Scenes From Saturday’s Recycling Event

PHOTOS: Scenes From Saturday’s Recycling Event

On Saturday (May 16th), the cities of Burien and Normandy Park held a major recycling event, and Photographer Michael Brunk was there to capture these photos::

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PHOTOS: Scenes From Saturday’s Fox Creek Clean Up

PHOTOS: Scenes From Saturday’s Fox Creek Clean Up

On Saturday (May 16th), a dozen volunteers from Burien and Normandy Park descended into the sun-dappled depths of the Fox Creek ravine on the Burien/Normandy Park city boundary on a mission that didn’t... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Burien’s City Hall Makes The Big Move

PHOTOS: Burien’s City Hall Makes The Big Move

The City of Burien made its big move to the new city hall building over the weekend, and Photographer Michael Brunk was there to capture these photos:

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The city’s shiny new digs will be open for regular business on Tuesday, May 19th at 4th Ave SW and SW 152nd Street.

Burien’s King County library branch also packed their stacks and started their move this weekend, and is slated to open their new space on June 13th, the day of the big grand opening celebration for Burien Town Square.

PHOTOS: Burien’s Spring Art Stroll & Plant Sale

PHOTOS: Burien’s Spring Art Stroll & Plant Sale

The annual Spring Art Stroll and Plant Sale was this past weekend, and Photographer Michael Brunk was there to capture these photos:

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PHOTOS: Scenes From Thursday’s Burien Farmers Market

PHOTOS: Scenes From Thursday’s Burien Farmers Market

Thursday, May 7th saw a rather blustery 2009 opening day of the Burien Farmers Market, and B-Town Photographer Michael Brunk was there to capture these photos:

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PHOTOS: Robert Dugoni Book-Signing At The Tin Room

PHOTOS: Robert Dugoni Book-Signing At The Tin Room

New York Times best-selling author Robert Dugoni held a book-signing at Burien’s Tin Room Wednesday night, with around 100 fans packed in for a meet and greet and autograph session from the writer of “Wrongful Death,” a suspense novel with many scenes set in this area, including The Tin Room.

Here’s a slideshow from Photographer Michael Brunk:

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To read more of our coverage of Dugoni’s latest book and the scenes set in the Burien area, including a video, click here.

PHOTOS: Scenes From Friday’s Red Cross Ribbon Cutting

PHOTOS: Scenes From Friday’s Red Cross Ribbon Cutting

Friday morning, the Seattle Red Cross dedicated a new Disaster Relief Supply Center in Burien with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and here are some photos taken by Photographer Michael Brunk:

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The event included representatives of the Red Cross, Southwest Suburban Sewer District and the City of Burien.

The timing of this opening seems rather serendipitous considering the recent swine flu news, so all residents should have more confidence that now there’s a local shelter with emergency supplies which can be used for future disasters, with cots, blankets, hygiene kits, and more; as well as provide short term emergency shelter for up to 750 people.

The Disaster Relief Supply Center is located at 510 SW 158th Street, and was created with a generous grant from The Tiffany Circle, a Red Cross Society of Women Leaders.