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PHOTOS: Kiteboarders take advantage of Saturday’s windstorm off Burien

PHOTOS: Kiteboarders take advantage of Saturday’s windstorm off Burien

When Saturday’s windstorm hit, not only was resident Elston Hill out and about, but so were several brave kiteboarders, who were sailing off the shores of Burien. “At almost exactly Noon Saturday... [Read more]

PODCAST: Shooter with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on the lam; weather forecast & more…

PODCAST: Shooter with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on the lam; weather forecast & more…

Here’s episode #17 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

JOB: Tape Ministries NW seeking Part-time Librarian

JOB: Tape Ministries NW seeking Part-time Librarian

Tape Ministries NW (dba AUDIOBOOK MINISTRIES), a not-for-profit, free Christian lending library for people who are blind, visually impaired and disabled nationwide has a job opening for a Permanent PART-TIME... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: A visit by a storm from another season

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: A visit by a storm from another season

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’re beginning a dramatic change in the Northwest this weekend. An abrupt... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Well-kept 3-BD Blakely Manor rambler

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Well-kept 3-BD Blakely Manor rambler

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, Aug. 30 – is a well-kept Blakely Manor rambler! This home is in move-in... [Read more]

Spread the Word – Highline Public Schools starts September 3rd!

Spread the Word – Highline Public Schools starts September 3rd!

“Spread the Word – School Starts September 3rd!” (and Kindergartners start on September 9). The first day of school for Highline Public Schools will be Thursday, Sept. 3, for all students except... [Read more]

Police seeking suspect with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on face in Tukwila shooting

Police seeking suspect with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on face in Tukwila shooting

Police are seeking Kevin M. Vaughn, a suspect in the Thursday morning shooting in Tukwila. He has the word “HATRED” tattooed above his forehead. Two men on motorcycles shot at police as they... [Read more]

State Supreme Court rules cell phone records are subject to public record laws

State Supreme Court rules cell phone records are subject to public record laws

by Jack Mayne The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled that a public official using a personal cell phone must give the agency they work for access to all of the device’s records. The unanimous opinion... [Read more]

Saturday’s Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival will also benefit wildfire victims

Saturday’s Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival will also benefit wildfire victims

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. This year, the Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park will be supporting families impacted by forest fires in Washington with ticket sales... [Read more]

Annual ‘Kids’ Day’ will be at the Burien Fire Station on Saturday, Sept. 12

Annual ‘Kids’ Day’ will be at the Burien Fire Station on Saturday, Sept. 12

REMINDER: The annual Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the fire station at 15100 8th Ave SW. “Come join us for a FREE... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Large container ships cruise past the shores of Burien

PHOTOS: Large container ships cruise past the shores of Burien

Resident Elston Hill recently photographed two large container ships cruising past the shores of Burien, which he shared with us (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): OOCL Seoul built in 2010... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATES: Three B-Town Blog Candidate Forums coming up soon

SAVE THE DATES: Three B-Town Blog Candidate Forums coming up soon

The B-Town Blog welcomes all readers, neighbors, voters and anyone who would like to attend, to our three upcoming Candidate Forums, featuring candidates for the three open seats on the Burien City Council. The... [Read more]

Sponsored Post REMINDER: Artists United Exhibit opens at Normandy Park Art Gallery Thursday

REMINDER: Artists United Exhibit opens at Normandy Park Art Gallery Thursday

REMINDER: Normandy Park Art Gallery at Advertiser Normandy Park Senior Living will change out its current art exhibit with 5 new artists’ works, and will host a community champagne reception this Thursday,... [Read more]

How Serenza Salon’s Owners made it so you can enjoy wine/beer at a salon

How Serenza Salon’s Owners made it so you can enjoy wine/beer at a salon

Intro by John White; story by Kathleen Cain Serenza Salon & Spa Owner Daniel Keane and his wife Melinda (pictured above) have accomplished something we can all enjoy. Do you know what it takes to... [Read more]

Missing toddler found safe in Burien Wednesday morning

Missing toddler found safe in Burien Wednesday morning

The Seattle Police Department is reporting that a missing 20-month old toddler – Kevin Szal (pictured above), who was last seen Sunday with a man named Michael Mau – was found safe in Burien Wednesday... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Ding Dang! It’s Vision Collision Auto Body Repair

Ding Dang! It’s Vision Collision Auto Body Repair

We at The B-Town Blog would like to offer a horn-honking and dent-free reminder: If you need to take your car or truck in to get a ding knocked out, take it to Advertiser Vision Collision. They are located... [Read more]

‘Blues & Brews Pre-Funk’ will be Friday night at Normandy Park Towne Center

‘Blues & Brews Pre-Funk’ will be Friday night at Normandy Park Towne Center

A special ‘Pre-Funk’ party for Saturday’s Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be held this Friday night, Aug. 28, at the Normandy Park Towne Center, from 5 – 8 p.m. There... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help move ‘Boo in Burien’ Haunted House to new location

Volunteers needed to help move ‘Boo in Burien’ Haunted House to new location

Scene from inside a previous haunted house at Moss Chiropractic. Volunteers are needed to help continue a local Halloween tradition – the Haunted House held during the annual ‘Boo in Burien’... [Read more]

City of Burien issues moratorium on sign code, allowing more types of signs

City of Burien issues moratorium on sign code, allowing more types of signs

“Get that Hoohna Shine” signs liven up an alley behind Ambaum Blvd. SW near SW 151st Street. Photo by Scott Schaefer. The City of Burien City recently issued a temporary moratorium on the... [Read more]

‘Meet the Candidates’ at Southwest King County Chamber reception Sept. 23

‘Meet the Candidates’ at Southwest King County Chamber reception Sept. 23

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “Meet the Candidates” Reception on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Seattle Airport Southcenter. Candidates... [Read more]

Hi-Liners’ ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ opens Sept. 12 at Performing Arts Center

Hi-Liners’ ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ opens Sept. 12 at Performing Arts Center

The Hi-Liners’ ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ opens Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Highline Performing Arts Center. And all seats are just $12 for Opening Night (while supplies last). “Be... [Read more]

LOST: Two gold rings, accidentally left at Burien Community Center

LOST: Two gold rings, accidentally left at Burien Community Center

A BTB Reader wants to see if anyone has found or seen two gold rings she left on the Camp Craz Lost & Found table at the Burien Community Center. “They are not of any real value, but they are... [Read more]

Burien Senior Program’s annual ‘Taste of Tuscany’ fundraiser will be Sept. 25

Burien Senior Program’s annual ‘Taste of Tuscany’ fundraiser will be Sept. 25

Get “gussied up” on Friday night, Sept. 25, for a night of fun at Burien Senior Program’s Annual ‘Taste of Tuscany’ Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser! You will enjoy a 3-course... [Read more]

Westside School Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be Aug. 29

Westside School Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be Aug. 29

Westside School will host the grand opening of its new campus on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in West Seattle’s Arbor Heights neighborhood. The Westside School community will gather... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Washington wildfires smoking up the Puget Sound Air

WEATHER GEEK: Washington wildfires smoking up the Puget Sound Air

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek As fire season has raged on in Eastern Washington this summer, it’s become... [Read more]

PHOTO: Smoke from Washington forest fires nearly obscures the sun

PHOTO: Smoke from Washington forest fires nearly obscures the sun

Reader Elston Hill is sharing another great photo of a near-sunset taken from Burien, of which he says: On Saturday, UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass wrote that the air in Portland, OR was more polluted than... [Read more]

Peter Valle to speak about business trips to China at Burien Lions Club Sept. 2

Peter Valle to speak about business trips to China at Burien Lions Club Sept. 2

The Burien Lions Club will be hosting Peter Valle, who will speak about several recent business trips to China, on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Peter works for Microsoft, and is an active member of his community. This... [Read more]

PODCAST: Bank robbed; community advocate killed; methadone clinic

PODCAST: Bank robbed; community advocate killed; methadone clinic

Here’s episode #16 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]