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Resident wants to create competition that could make Burien rival Siena, Italy

Resident wants to create competition that could make Burien rival Siena, Italy

Click image to see larger version. by Scott Schaefer Resident John White is floating an idea that could make Burien rival Siena, Italy as “the greatest city in the world.” “What do they... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: ‘National Night Out’ is set for Tuesday, Aug. 7

SAVE THE DATE: ‘National Night Out’ is set for Tuesday, Aug. 7

“National Night Out,” the evening where residents are invited to join friends and neighbors to talk about crime prevention, will be Tuesday, Aug. 7. “The eyes and ears of neighbors are... [Read more]

City Council Rejects Request For Downzone In Lake Burien Neighborhood

City Council Rejects Request For Downzone In Lake Burien Neighborhood

Homeowners around Lake Burien lost their request for a downzone to low density in their neighborhood on a 5-1 vote by the city council Dec. 13. But Councilman Gordon Shaw, who voted against the proposed amendment to the city’s comprehensive plan, suggested a solution for the lakeside residents….

TIME LAPSE/PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Three Tree Point Celebrates The 4th

TIME LAPSE/PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Three Tree Point Celebrates The 4th

Despite gray skies and occasional rain, Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood celebrated Independence Day 2010 with a day full of block party-like activities, starting with a community breakfast... [Read more]

One Last Call For Donations For Three Tree Point Fireworks

One Last Call For Donations For Three Tree Point Fireworks

The Three Tree Point 4th of July Fireworks Fund drive has a current balance of $17,100 (with a target of $21,000), so we’re tossing out one last pitch to ask for contributions from our BTB Readers.

So if you haven’t already, please make your donation now for Burien’s best barge-based, free fireworks show on a great beach – donate online now! You can donate any amount between $25 and $500, so please lend a hand.

The $21,000 budget covers the cost of the barge, fuel, tug, insurance, permits, fireworks and professionals to run the show, police protection for the area (which is being increased this year) and dumpster rental.

So if you’re interested in sponsoring the fireworks, or giving a donation, please click here – you can donate online or via snailmail. This is an amazing celebration of Americana in a great neighborhood!

Seattle City Club Local Blog Panel Video Now Online

Seattle City Club Local Blog Panel Video Now Online

We were honored to be part of a Seattle City Club panel discussion on neighborhood blogs on Sept. 4th, where we babbled incoherently about this here B-Town Blog. A video of said forum is now online for... [Read more]

We’ll Be On A Panel Discussion About Blogs Sept. 4th

We’ll Be On A Panel Discussion About Blogs Sept. 4th

We don’t know how they found us, nor why they asked us, but for some odd reason we’ve been invited to speak on a panel discussion about Neighborhood Blogs for the Seattle City Club on Thursday,... [Read more]