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Highline Public Schools athletic programs receive $25,000 from Alaska Airlines

Highline Public Schools athletic programs receive $25,000 from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines has announced a $25,000 gift to Highline Public Schools to support school athletic programs, including the much-needed replacement of athletic equipment. “We are deeply grateful for Alaska... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking applicants for Arts & Culture grants

City of Burien seeking applicants for Arts & Culture grants

Burien’s Arts & Culture funding is on an annual application cycle and is available to individuals, groups and organizations that provide arts and cultural enrichment to the residents of Burien. Applications... [Read more]

Rotary Club of Burien/White Center awards scholarships to local grads

Rotary Club of Burien/White Center awards scholarships to local grads

The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center recently awarded $10,800 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Highline High School, the Evergreen Campus, Kennedy Catholic High School and Puget Sound Skills... [Read more]

Over $50,000 in scholarships awarded to Highline High School seniors

Over $50,000 in scholarships awarded to Highline High School seniors

The Highline High School Alumni Association has awarded 21 scholarships worth over $50,000 to 2015 graduating seniors at the Burien school: The winners and their scholarships are, left to right in the... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: Making sense of the ‘Great Greenhouse Grant Application Caper’

ANALYSIS: Making sense of the ‘Great Greenhouse Grant Application Caper’

The Bel-R Greenhouses are located at 12415 5th Place SW in Burien. by Jack Mayne Spending money is always of great concern to Burien taxpayers, especially when the city simply does not have a lot of available... [Read more]

Are you a Senior high school student in Burien? Here’s a scholarship for you…

Are you a Senior high school student in Burien? Here’s a scholarship for you…

The City of Burien on Wednesday (Feb. 25) announced that applications are now open for a $1,250 scholarship, available to Senior high school students living within the city limits: The Association of... [Read more]

Public invited to Highline School Board work session on district budget Feb. 18

Public invited to Highline School Board work session on district budget Feb. 18

The Highline Public Schools School Board is inviting community members, families and staff to attend a work session on the district’s budget, set for Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Marvista Elementary School... [Read more]

Replacement Levy for Highline School District will be on Feb. 10 ballot

Replacement Levy for Highline School District will be on Feb. 10 ballot

A three-year educational programs and operations replacement levy – NOT a new bond – will go before voters on Feb. 10, 2015. Levies pay for educating students and operating schools above the costs... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Please welcome our latest Advertiser – Key Financial Services!

Please welcome our latest Advertiser – Key Financial Services!

Please welcome our latest Advertiser – Key Investment Services – located at 655 SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien. As we do with all our Advertisers, we’re giving them a platform to share their... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation to award over $60,000 in grants this fall

Highline Schools Foundation to award over $60,000 in grants this fall

With two of its largest public fundraisers recently completed – the Burien Brat Trot and the Oktoberfest Auction – the Highline Schools Foundation is now making plans to distribute the funds the organization... [Read more]

City of Burien’s 2015 Arts and Culture Grant Applications now available

City of Burien’s 2015 Arts and Culture Grant Applications now available

The City of Burien’s 2015 Arts and Culture Grant Applications are now available, and the deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 15. The city allocates approximately $20,000 each year for Arts and Culture... [Read more]

Burien Council approves $450,000 to complete Seahurst Park Restoration

Burien Council approves $450,000 to complete Seahurst Park Restoration

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members unanimously approved at their March 17 meeting an additional $450,000 to fund completion of phase two of the Seahurst Park Shoreline Ecosystem Restoration Project. Only... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces new scholarship opportunities

Highline Schools Foundation announces new scholarship opportunities

Our friends at the Highline Schools Foundation on Tuesday (Jan. 14) announced that they’ve added two new scholarships to their program – the Alaska Airlines Scholarship for $5,000, and the “Light... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards record amount of classroom grants

Highline Schools Foundation awards record amount of classroom grants

The Highline Schools Foundation recently awarded a record $48,675 through 77 classroom grants at 35 different schools in the Highline School District. A total of 124 grant requests were received. “The... [Read more]

Amended Burien budget reflects slight improvement in City’s economy

Amended Burien budget reflects slight improvement in City’s economy

Burien councilmembers unanimously approved at their Dec. 2 meeting amendments to the city’s 2013-14 biennial budget that reflect improving economic conditions locally. With frugal budget management,... [Read more]

City holding Public Forum on Economic Development Strategic Plan Oct. 10

City holding Public Forum on Economic Development Strategic Plan Oct. 10

The City of Burien announced that it will be holding a Public Forum on its Economic Development Strategic Plan on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. at City Hall. “Learn about the development... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Cox Financial holding free workshop on Social Security & Retirement Tuesday

Cox Financial holding free workshop on Social Security & Retirement Tuesday

BTB Advertiser Cox Financial will be holding a FREE workshop called “Transform your Social Security into a winning retirement strategy” on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at their offices... [Read more]

Highline Schools awarded nearly half a million dollars in ‘Race to the Top’ funds

Highline Schools awarded nearly half a million dollars in ‘Race to the Top’ funds

Highline Public Schools was awarded $440,000 in ‘Race to the Top’ funds, which will be used to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in five elementary schools... [Read more]

Burien City finances reported as ‘Good’ through Mid-2013

Burien City finances reported as ‘Good’ through Mid-2013

by Ralph Nichols Two quarters into the 2013-14 Burien budget cycle the city is where it needs to be, council members have been informed. In a recent quarterly update, Financial Director Kim Krause said... [Read more]

City of Burien offering Arts & Culture Grant funding; deadline is Aug. 16

City of Burien offering Arts & Culture Grant funding; deadline is Aug. 16

The City of Burien annually offers Arts & Culture Grant funding, and it’s now accepting applications from individuals, groups and organizations that “provide arts and cultural enrichment... [Read more]

Losa Berhane wins first-ever Patti Stewart Burgess Scholarship

Losa Berhane wins first-ever Patti Stewart Burgess Scholarship

That’s Patti Stewart Burgess on the left, posing with Losa Berhane, the first-ever recipient of the Highline High School Alumni Foundation’s $1,000 scholarship named in honor of Patti. Losa is... [Read more]

Seven Tra-Lee Apartment Fire Victim Families Awarded $6,370 Monday Night

Seven Tra-Lee Apartment Fire Victim Families Awarded $6,370 Monday Night

Organizers of our “Up from the Ashes” fundraiser for the victims of the Jan. 28 Tra-Lee Apartment fire in Burien gave out $6,370 to seven families – that’s $910 per family – at Bison Creek Pizza Monday night…

New Scholarship Set Up to Honor Seahurst Resident Patti Stewart Burgess

New Scholarship Set Up to Honor Seahurst Resident Patti Stewart Burgess

The family and friends of Patti Stewart Burgess – who is definitely still alive and kicking in Seahurst – announced that they are setting up a scholarship in her name through the auspices of the Highline... [Read more]

City Questioned on Taxpayer Money Used to Clean Up Foreclosed Property

City Questioned on Taxpayer Money Used to Clean Up Foreclosed Property

by Jack Mayne North Burien resident Dick West wants to know why Burien city government spent upwards of $15,000 to clean up debris and trash from a foreclosed home at 11416 26th Ave. South (map below)... [Read more]

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Meet new Advertiser Joanne Rocheford! She is a Certified Mortgage Planner(CMP) with the experience and knowledge to help you take advantage of some of the best interest rates in history. Joanne grew up... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Learn ‘Estate Planning & Investing After the Fiscal Cliff’ at Cox Financial Jan. 31

Learn ‘Estate Planning & Investing After the Fiscal Cliff’ at Cox Financial Jan. 31

Advertiser Cox Financial will be presenting a free seminar on ‘Estate Planning & Investing After the Fiscal Cliff’ at their Burien office on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. “Check... [Read more]

Learn How to Pay for College at Local ‘College Goal Sunday’ Events

Learn How to Pay for College at Local ‘College Goal Sunday’ Events

‘College Goal Sunday Washington’ aims to reduce the barriers students face in paying for college, and three upcoming local events – including Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Highline High School – will... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Refinances Bonds, Saving Nearly $12 Million

Highline Public Schools Refinances Bonds, Saving Nearly $12 Million

Highline Public Schools announced Tuesday (Nov. 27) that they have refinanced a portion of the District’s outstanding capital bonds, taking advantage of a 40-year low in interest rates. “By reducing... [Read more]