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RESIDENT PROFILES: Lee Hottell

RESIDENT PROFILES: Lee Hottell

EDITOR’S NOTE: ‘Resident Profiles’ is a new column that features profiles of residents of our area. If you have a suggestion for someone you think should be featured, please email [email protected] By... [Read more]

‘BELEBRITY’ (N) be-le-bri-ty = Burien Celebrity

‘BELEBRITY’ (N) be-le-bri-ty = Burien Celebrity

We had to come up with a term for Ashley Fosberg, who will be competing in the 2014 CrossFit Open, in Burien, starting March 1. The criterion for a “Belebrity” are as follows…

Mr. Fitzgibbon Goes To Olympia, Looks To Brighter Days For The State

Mr. Fitzgibbon Goes To Olympia, Looks To Brighter Days For The State

by Mark Neuman For most newly elected public officials, the first day on the job usually involves a touch of ceremony and tradition, with the real work beginning the very next day. But for 34th District... [Read more]

Starting From Scratch At 71: One Man’s Plan To Reach Financial Independence, One Trade At a Time

Starting From Scratch At 71: One Man’s Plan To Reach Financial Independence, One Trade At a Time

by Nicholas Johnson Jim Todd, 71, and his wife Karen, 63, sit side-by-side in computer chairs, each roaming the Internet on their respective computers. Karen sits back as she picks up a lit Swisher Sweets... [Read more]

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]

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]

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]

A Visit With Burien Native And King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg; See His Band Friday Night At Mick Kelly’s

A Visit With Burien Native And King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg; See His Band Friday Night At Mick Kelly’s

by Mark Neuman We sat down recently for a talk with King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. Dan joked while recollecting his days playing both offense and defense for Highline High School’s football... [Read more]

Burien Guitarist Roger Gee Trades His 'Ax' For An Ax As He Re-Invents Himself As A Handyman

Burien Guitarist Roger Gee Trades His 'Ax' For An Ax As He Re-Invents Himself As A Handyman

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is about my “oldest friend” I’m still in touch with, a great guy named Roger Gee, whom I first met when we were just young lads going to Genesee Hill... [Read more]

Renowned Italian Artist Maria Grazia Repetto Moves To Area

Renowned Italian Artist Maria Grazia Repetto Moves To Area

by Janet Grella Everyone who knows me knows that I’m studying Italian and that I love all things Italian. So when I heard that native Italian artist Maria Grazia Repetto had moved to the area, I... [Read more]