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Happy Birthday to Burien resident Barney Wilcox, who turns 100 Sunday!

Happy Birthday to Burien resident Barney Wilcox, who turns 100 Sunday!

By Cydney Moore On Feb. 4th, 1918, Barnard Oren Wilcox was born to parents Isabel and James in a hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Isabel was rushed to the delivery room in an electric car at a top speed... [Read more]

DUI Joe to Interview Local Animator Who Worked With Frank Zappa Thursday

DUI Joe to Interview Local Animator Who Worked With Frank Zappa Thursday

Our sister site SoKing Internet Radio wants our Readers to know “The DUI Joe Show,” its fun, fast-paced local talk show, will be moving to its new time slots starting this Thursday, June 14,... [Read more]

Burien Police Chief Kimerer Comes From A Pedigreed Law Enforcement Family

Burien Police Chief Kimerer Comes From A Pedigreed Law Enforcement Family

Scott Kimerer has been police chief in Burien for over eight years but few realize he comes from a pedigreed law enforcement family. Both of his parents retired from the Seattle Police Department as assistant chiefs…

Former Radio DJ Bill Reid Is Still Telling Stories In Burien

Former Radio DJ Bill Reid Is Still Telling Stories In Burien

Bill Reid at the studio with Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic and Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard. by Joanne Dyer Stop by Tellit Productions in downtown Burien and you might recognize co-owner Bill Reid’s voice... [Read more]

“B-Boy” Brothers Rep’ Break Dance Culture For Burien

“B-Boy” Brothers Rep’ Break Dance Culture For Burien

by Rachel M. Lusby Burien brothers Donovan and Calvin Smolich began break dancing in their early teens. This year at a break dance battle called “The King of the Hill Graduation Jam” in Marysville,... [Read more]

Burien’s Roger Patten Floats New, Patented Idea For 520 Bridge

Burien’s Roger Patten Floats New, Patented Idea For 520 Bridge

by Rachel M. Lusby Burien resident Roger Patten, of Roger Patten AIA, says he has come up with the best way to replace bridge structures such as the 520 floating bridge by way of his invention, the “buoyancy... [Read more]

Burien Woman Bit By Marathon Bug, Runs One A Week For Full Year

Burien Woman Bit By Marathon Bug, Runs One A Week For Full Year

by Rachel M. Lusby Burien resident Tamara Mackey is not only a strong and active member of the business community, she is also an avid marathon and half marathon “fanatic” who ran 52 half-marathons... [Read more]

Local Basketball Star-Turned-Poet Touches Hearts And Opens Minds

Local Basketball Star-Turned-Poet Touches Hearts And Opens Minds

by Rachel M. Lusby Fraught with sadness and anger, Keasha Beard plummeted into a deep depression for over two years. Now in her early 20s, Beard is back on her feet with a smile on her face. She has... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area Residents Read The Declaration Of Independence

VIDEO: Area Residents Read The Declaration Of Independence

The mailman delivered our latest gizmo gadget (a state of the art Ultra Flip HD Camera) a few weeks back and we thought “what the flip should we do with this ding-dang newfangled thingamabob?” Out... [Read more]

Paraplegic Finishes Cove To Clover Race Using “Arm Cycle,” Beats 319 Others

Paraplegic Finishes Cove To Clover Race Using “Arm Cycle,” Beats 319 Others

by Scott Schaefer Keegan Reilly, 29, finished ahead of 319 other racers in last Sunday’s Cove to Clover 5k in Burien. No big deal really, in a 5k race of 650 finishers…right? WRONG. Reilly... [Read more]

Discover Burien’s New Leader Is Hitting The Ground Running

Discover Burien’s New Leader Is Hitting The Ground Running

Story by Janet Grella Photos by Scott Schaefer What do you get when you cross a fireball with a firecracker? You get Discover Burien’s new Executive Director, Steve Gilbert. What a rare and unique... [Read more]

Get Your FREE Burien Brat Trot FREE Photos Here For FREE!

Get Your FREE Burien Brat Trot FREE Photos Here For FREE!

As a public service, and because we’re givers (give give give we say…but hopefully not H1N1), we here at The B-Town Blog have decided to open up our Flickr digital archives from this weekend’s... [Read more]

Des Moines Woman Rides Harley To Celebrate 105th Birthday

Des Moines Woman Rides Harley To Celebrate 105th Birthday

by Ralph Nichols Faith Callahan is known to many Des Moines residents as a lively – and outspoken – advocate for saving the Mt. Rainier Pool, where she regularly participates in water aerobics.... [Read more]