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Help local Food Drive for Highline School Foundation’s Project N.O.W. thru Jan. 15

Help local Food Drive for Highline School Foundation’s Project N.O.W. thru Jan. 15

A Community Food Drive benefiting Highline School Foundation’s Project N.O.W. has begun at Pollock Insurance in Burien: Hi Neighbors, We are excited to kick off our end of the year food drive supporting... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Kaily Fitzgerald joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Realty

Kaily Fitzgerald joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Realty

From Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Realty: Hi! I’m Kaily Fitzgerald, a fully licensed professional realtor. I work for Berkshire Hathaway in Burien, WA. I have lived in the... [Read more]

Boy Scout Troop #392 will recycle Holiday Trees at John Knox Dec. 30 & Jan. 6

Boy Scout Troop #392 will recycle Holiday Trees at John Knox Dec. 30 & Jan. 6

Boy Scout Troop #392 will be holding a Christmas Tree Recycling event at John Knox Church on two consecutive Saturdays – Dec. 30 and Jan. 6 – from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. WHEN: Dec. 30 Jan. 6 WHERE: John... [Read more]

Comp. Plan, Transportation, reception & Oath of Office on Mon. Council agenda

Comp. Plan, Transportation, reception & Oath of Office on Mon. Council agenda

On the agenda for Monday night’s (Dec. 18) regular Burien City Council meeting: Comprehensive Plan amendments, Transportation Benefit District, some Proclamations and a reception honoring outgoing... [Read more]

South King Media to expand into Kent with acquisition of iLoveKent.net

South King Media to expand into Kent with acquisition of iLoveKent.net

This week iLoveKent.net and South King Media, owner of six local blogs – including The B-Town and Waterland Blogs – celebrated their 10-year anniversaries with a big announcement.  Effective January... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: Seahurst Craftsman, Burien Charmer, Brand New Homes, Normandy Park Waterfront

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: Seahurst Craftsman, Burien Charmer, Brand New Homes, Normandy Park Waterfront

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding FIVE Open Houses this weekend, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! The first home is a totally renovated Craftsman... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Burien City Hall on Thursday, Dec. 21

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Burien City Hall on Thursday, Dec. 21

Bloodworks Northwest takes pride in keeping our blood local, and they’ll be holding a Blood Drive at Burien City Hall on Thursday, Dec. 21. “This means we count on the communities we support... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Getting to know those we finally get to meet

CLIFF’S EDGE: Getting to know those we finally get to meet

My wife and I sat in on the 10th birthday party of this blog Monday evening, and I came away realizing how little I know about a community in which I’ve lived for some 45 years. For one thing it was... [Read more]

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: A window on a wonderful sunset

PHOTOS: A window on a wonderful sunset

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing Thursday night’s (Dec. 14) wonderful sunset (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →

Burgled Burien resident left garage door open, wants his stolen tools back

Burgled Burien resident left garage door open, wants his stolen tools back

Burien resident David Johnson, who lives in the 13500 block of 6th Ave SW (map below), was burgled Sunday night, Dec. 10. “Sunday night I thought I closed the door but awoke to my neighbor texting... [Read more]

UPDATE: Victim in fatal August truck rollover was not driving at the time

UPDATE: Victim in fatal August truck rollover was not driving at the time

As many of our Readers may recall, in late August we reported about a tragic truck rollover on the southbound/S. 188th Street exit of SR 509 that resulted in a fatality. The Washington State Patrol at... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Scammers posing as Washington State Supreme Court Clerks

SCAM ALERT: Scammers posing as Washington State Supreme Court Clerks

Scammers are posing as the Washington State Supreme Court Clerk to call Washingtonians to demand money and threaten arrest, and authorities want residents to be aware. Attorney General Bob Ferguson and... [Read more]

United Way of King County’s Free Tax Prep can help residents in need

United Way of King County’s Free Tax Prep can help residents in need

From our friends at United Way King County: Clara works two part-time jobs and makes $30,000 a year to support herself and her two children. Every week she makes decisions on how to budget their money.... [Read more]

Music4Life delivers 1,665 musical instruments to Highline Public Schools

Music4Life delivers 1,665 musical instruments to Highline Public Schools

Organizers at Music4Life report that during the first quarter of 2017-18 (Sept. 1 – Nov. 30), they delivered 1,665 ready-to-play musical instruments – having a fair market value of $28,237* – to... [Read more]

Man injured after bottle rocket explodes in his hand near CVS in Burien

Man injured after bottle rocket explodes in his hand near CVS in Burien

The King County Sheriff’s Office says that on Sunday, Dec. 10, just after 2 a.m. they responded to SW 160th Street and 1st Ave South for reports of an explosion and an injured man. When police arrived,... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $110,000 in grants to Teachers & Staff

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $110,000 in grants to Teachers & Staff

The Highline Schools Foundation announced Tuesday (Dec. 12) that they awarded $110,550 in grants to teachers and staff in support of Highline Public Schools this December. These funds will support activities... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School’s new north wall design draws on history

FOLLOWUP: Highline High School’s new north wall design draws on history

Highline Public Schools released new information about the new north wall for Highline High Schools remodel: What will the north wall of Highline High School (HHS) look like? The project team has a recommendation... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Diaper Drive nets over 33,000 diapers!

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Diaper Drive nets over 33,000 diapers!

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate recently completed its 2017 Diaper Drive to benefit TreeHouse, and received a record 33,1147 Diapers! “Thank you Burien,... [Read more]

Nominations now open for Seattle Southside Chamber’s Business Awards

Nominations now open for Seattle Southside Chamber’s Business Awards

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced the return of its annual Business Awards and Recognition Luncheon, and Nominations are now open. “Now is the time to thank that special business... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Dramatic fog hides most of Puget Sound Monday morning

PHOTOS: Dramatic fog hides most of Puget Sound Monday morning

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these amazing photos showing the fog around our region. “The fog this morning reduced visibility in much of Burien to only a few feet and the Sound was completely... [Read more]

Make wishes come true for Navos and other local non-profits this holiday season

Make wishes come true for Navos and other local non-profits this holiday season

Make the holidays brighter for some of the most vulnerable children, youth, and adults in our community with a gift of gift cards (grocery stores or Target preferred), or children’s books (in English... [Read more]

Happy Birthday to us – 10 years ago today, The Blog started publishing!

Happy Birthday to us – 10 years ago today, The Blog started publishing!

Happy 10th Birthday to Us! Ten years ago today – on Dec. 11, 2007 – the first stories were published on The B-Town Blog, with the hopes of providing an effective, frequently-updated, professional... [Read more]

UPDATE: Stage 1 Burn Ban lifted for King County

UPDATE: Stage 1 Burn Ban lifted for King County

UPDATE: The burn ban for King and Snohomish County is lifted, effective at 2 p.m. today, Monday, Dec. 11. The Stage 1 Burn Ban for Greater Pierce County continues. PREVIOUSLY: Due to sustained stagnant... [Read more]