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WestSide Baby surpasses goal, collects 300,000 diapers through ‘Stuff the Bus’

WestSide Baby surpasses goal, collects 300,000 diapers through ‘Stuff the Bus’

WestSide Baby volunteers and board members kicked off the weekend by marching with one of its buses in the West Seattle Grand Parade July 19. Marching in the parade has long been a WestSide Baby tradition,... [Read more]

Council approves City Manager evaluation process; agreement to build public trail

Council approves City Manager evaluation process; agreement to build public trail

City Manager Kamuron Gurol. by Jack Mayne Burien’s new City Manager will be evaluated by the Council next month, then twice more during his first year under a new process adopted by the lawmakers... [Read more]

Burien Police Department launches part-time Bike Patrol downtown

Burien Police Department launches part-time Bike Patrol downtown

The Burien Police Department on Tuesday (July 22) launched a part-time Bike Patrol with a focus on businesses and parks, and in less than two hours, found five alcohol violations. You’ll see them... [Read more]

‘Music in the Park’ continues with Latin music Wed. & Thurs. nights

‘Music in the Park’ continues with Latin music Wed. & Thurs. nights

REMINDER: Burien Parks’ ‘Music in the Parks’ concert series continues this week with two great Latin bands: WEDNESDAY, July 23 at 6:30 p.m.: North SeaTac Park with Grupo Son, a Latin... [Read more]

Here’s the schedule for August’s FREE Master Gardening Clinics

Here’s the schedule for August’s FREE Master Gardening Clinics

Here’s the August schedule for the FREE Master Gardening Clinics: Wednesdays: August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27 Burien Master Gardener Clinic: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Burien Library 400 SW 152nd... [Read more]

Highline High School grad Eliot Baker doing book signing Saturday, July 26

Highline High School grad Eliot Baker doing book signing Saturday, July 26

Highline High School grad Eliot Baker, who wrote a novel called “The Last Ancient,” will be doing a book signing at Burien Books this Saturday, July 26 from 1 – 3 p.m. “My book won my publisher’s... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Ribbon Cutting for Advertiser Home Helpers will be this Saturday, July 26

Ribbon Cutting for Advertiser Home Helpers will be this Saturday, July 26

A ribbon cutting ceremony for new Advertiser Home Helpers and Direct Link of South King County will be held this Saturday, July 26 at 11:30 a.m…

VIDEO: Flash Mobbers ‘Survive’ Saturday’s Olde Burien Block Party

VIDEO: Flash Mobbers ‘Survive’ Saturday’s Olde Burien Block Party

Courtesy Marty Conrad comes this video showing a Flash Mob performing to “I Will Survive” at Saturday’s Olde Burien Block Party:  Read More →

Local hero Capt. Al Haynes and his crash landing 25 years ago

Local hero Capt. Al Haynes and his crash landing 25 years ago

EDITOR’S NOTE: We originally ran this interview with Captain Al Haynes five years ago, at the time marking 20 years since the fiery crash of United Airlines Flight 232, which occurred July 19, 1989.... [Read more]

Seahurst Park set to re-open in August

Seahurst Park set to re-open in August

New fish ladder at Seahurst Park Beach. Construction crews are in the final stages of the Seahurst Shoreline Restoration Project, with a public opening planned for late August, the City of Burien announced. Crews... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome new Advertiser Posh Puppy Spa & Boutique!

Welcome new Advertiser Posh Puppy Spa & Boutique!

We’d like to welcome our newest advertiser Posh Puppy Spa & Boutique! They may be new to The B-Town Blog, but Posh Puppy has been a popular Burien standard for a long, long time, building up a... [Read more]

REMINDER: Olde Burien Block Party is this Saturday, July 19

REMINDER: Olde Burien Block Party is this Saturday, July 19

REMINDER: The annual Olde Burien Block Party will be held THIS Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. on SW 152nd Street between 9th and 10th Ave SW. Here’s the lineup: 12:00-1:00: Darrell... [Read more]

Normandy Park’s ‘Music in the Park’ summer concert series starts Sunday

Normandy Park’s ‘Music in the Park’ summer concert series starts Sunday

The Normandy Park Arts Commission invites you to Marvista Park this Sunday, July 20 for their first 2014 Music in the Park Summer Concert Series. Residents will be rocking out to A Cedar Suede Orkestra... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: beautifully crafted 3BD in West Seattle

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: beautifully crafted 3BD in West Seattle

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House is a beautifully crafted 3-bedroom Rambler on a large sunny corner lot in the heart of the Seaview community! Designed... [Read more]

REMINDER: Benefit screening of local UFO film for Discover Burien is Aug. 1

REMINDER: Benefit screening of local UFO film for Discover Burien is Aug. 1

REMINDER: A benefit screening of the locally-produced UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” for Discover Burien will be in two weeks – Friday night, Aug. 1 – at the Tin Theater, starting... [Read more]

READER PHOTOS: More stunning summer sunsets as seen from Burien

READER PHOTOS: More stunning summer sunsets as seen from Burien

BTB Reader Elston Hill sent us these photo of sunsets taken over the last two nights (click images to see larger versions): Elston took these from a viewpoint on 32nd Ave SW, above Three Tree Point. If... [Read more]

‘Turbo Turkey’ improv group to perform live comedy shows at BAT July 25-27

‘Turbo Turkey’ improv group to perform live comedy shows at BAT July 25-27

In partnership with Burien Actors Theatre, comedy troupe ‘Turbo Turkey’ will be performing a Live Comedy/Imrpvo show two times a day, three days a week on July 25, 26 and 27. This is a small... [Read more]

With work complete on lower stairs, Eagle Landing Park beach access re-opens

With work complete on lower stairs, Eagle Landing Park beach access re-opens

The City of Burien announced that work to create a new section of the lower trail at Eagle Landing Park was recently completed by EarthCorps, restoring public access to the beach. The historically storm-damaged... [Read more]

Sponsored Post BTB Advertiser The Estate House’s ‘Customer Appreciation Sale’ is TODAY

BTB Advertiser The Estate House’s ‘Customer Appreciation Sale’ is TODAY

REMINDER: BTB Advertiser The Estate House is holding a Customer Appreciation Sale TODAY – Thursday, July 17 – from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., with special sales all day long! “Items are always priced... [Read more]

Sponsored Post St. Vinnie’s Burien Thrift Store Vintage Sale is July 24-26

St. Vinnie’s Burien Thrift Store Vintage Sale is July 24-26

St. Vinnie’s Burien Thrift Store Vintage Sale will be held on July 24, 25, 26 at: St. Vincent de Paul 13445 1st Ave S. Burien, WA 98168 Store Hours: July 24-25-26 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Clothing... [Read more]

FOUND: Older male dog

FOUND: Older male dog

BTB Reader Jennifer Dumps says: “This older male neutered dog was found Monday, July 13 at the high school in Burien near 96th Street”: He has a chewed mark on his nail, no collars, no chip. Vet... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Learn the ‘Secrets of Hummingbirds & Butterflies’ at Zenith Holland Saturday

Learn the ‘Secrets of Hummingbirds & Butterflies’ at Zenith Holland Saturday

Zenith Holland Gardens, blog advertiser, presents guest speaker Cyndi Stuart this Saturday, July 19th, at 10 a.m. Cyndi will share secrets of Hummingbirds, Butterflies and the best plants to grow to invite... [Read more]

Local businesses sought to support ‘Burien In Motion’ this summer

Local businesses sought to support ‘Burien In Motion’ this summer

Local businesses are being sought to support ‘Burien In Motion’ this summer and encourage residents to walk, bike, carpool and take the bus to visit local businesses! King County Metro is partnering... [Read more]

‘Music in the Park’ continues Wed. with Country & Thursday with Soul

‘Music in the Park’ continues Wed. with Country & Thursday with Soul

Burien’s 2014 “Music in the Park” series continues this Wednesday night, July 16, with country music from The Joy Mills Band at North SeaTac Park and sweet urban soul with the Darrius... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society’s ‘Family Treasures’ Workshop is July 23

Highline Historical Society’s ‘Family Treasures’ Workshop is July 23

Learn how to care for your family treasures at a workshop being taught by Highline Historical Society curator Nancy Salguero McKay on Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m…

White Center Jubilee Days starts with Carnival & Fireworks this Wednesday

White Center Jubilee Days starts with Carnival & Fireworks this Wednesday

White Center Jubilee Days – which starts with a Carnival and Fireworks this Wednesday, July 16 – will offer up a big bang fireworks show, live and loud music on the main stage, hilarious and amazing... [Read more]