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PHOTOS: A behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Maury Island Incident’ film

PHOTOS: A behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Maury Island Incident’ film

Story by Scott Schaefer Photos by Michael Brunk If you happened upon a bunch of people furiously moving camera gear, lights, stands, cables and other filmmaking equipment in the area last weekend, you... [Read more]

Packed Tin Theater Hears ‘Maury Island Incident’ Pitch from Local Filmmakers

Packed Tin Theater Hears ‘Maury Island Incident’ Pitch from Local Filmmakers

On Wednesday night (Dec. 5), Burien’s Tin Theater was packed with area residents excited to hear about a soon-to-be-produced local UFO mystery movie, as filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer... [Read more]

REMINDER: Kickstart Local UFO Film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Wed., Dec. 5

REMINDER: Kickstart Local UFO Film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Wed., Dec. 5

REMINDER: The kick-off party to help kickstart a new film about a local UFO mystery – The Maury Island Incident – will be held from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday night, Dec. 5 at the Tin Theater in... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Help Kickstart a Film About a Local UFO Mystery Dec. 5

SAVE THE DATE: Help Kickstart a Film About a Local UFO Mystery Dec. 5

An historic, local UFO conspiracy tale has caught the attention of two area filmmakers, who plan on producing a film based on the incident and its tragic aftermath. “The Maury Island Incident,” is based on the true story…

New Art Project Seeking ‘Found Sounds’ in B-Town + Artists to Collaborate

New Art Project Seeking ‘Found Sounds’ in B-Town + Artists to Collaborate

‘The Sounds of B-Town’ is a new audio art project that will take “found sounds” recorded within the city limits of Burien and premiere them in an interactive installation at the... [Read more]

John Nelson, Scott Schaefer Elected To Board Of Discover Burien

John Nelson, Scott Schaefer Elected To Board Of Discover Burien

Discover Burien elected two new members to its Board of Directors last week – local community Organizer and Adobe Senior Scientist John Nelson, and B-Town Blog Founder/Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer. The... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A Look Back At The B-Town Blog's Best Pics Of 2009

PHOTOS: A Look Back At The B-Town Blog's Best Pics Of 2009

Well, 2009 was a year wasn’t it? And now that it’s over, it’s time for us to find another way to reflect on it – this time courtesy Photographer Michael Brunk, who put together... [Read more]

PHOTOS & SOUNDS: Happy Day Of The Dead From The B-Town Blog – A Tribute To Hillgrove Cemetery

PHOTOS & SOUNDS: Happy Day Of The Dead From The B-Town Blog – A Tribute To Hillgrove Cemetery

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Welcome to Dia de las Muertes de Burien – The B-Town Blog’s “Day of the Dead” tribute to Burien’s earliest, and sadly, mostly forgotten... [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]

CONTEST: Take Pics Of The HCC/BTB Ads On A Metro Bus, Win $50 Gift Certificate!

CONTEST: Take Pics Of The HCC/BTB Ads On A Metro Bus, Win $50 Gift Certificate!

Sometimes one can’t help but be self-indulgent, so please indulge us as we announce a new contest that may seem, well…very self-indulgent. You see, recently Highline Community College contacted... [Read more]

Local Documentary Receives Grant, Starts Production Soon

Local Documentary Receives Grant, Starts Production Soon

“I Am Highline,” a new film/DVD, has received a 4Culture Special Project grant to fund the development, filming and production of a promotional film about the Highline area.

The new high-definition film will be Directed by B-Town Blog Publisher Scott Schaefer, a three-time National Emmy Award winner for work on “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” an acclaimed kids’ educational show that aired on PBS. His other credits include “Penn & Teller: BS!,” “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “Almost Live!” and many others over a 23+ year career in media ranging from Seattle’s KING-TV to six years in Hollywood and much more.

Filming will be begin in the late summer and early fall and will feature diverse residents of Highline…

Today Is April Fools Day, Which Is Also J.P. Patches Birthday!

Today Is April Fools Day, Which Is Also J.P. Patches Birthday!


The 2nd funniest man in my life.

To most people, today is “just” another April’s Fool’s Day, so beware the pranks o’April.

But to this fool, April 1st also stands for one other thing that means a lot to me:

IT’S J.P. PATCHES BIRTHDAY!

For you non-Northwest natives, J.P. (“Julius Pierpont”) Patches is a well-known local TV clown who spent many years on KIRO-TV in the 60s and 70s entertaining thousands of us Seattle kids (here’s a link to his website for the unenlightened: www.jppatches.com).

To me, J.P. Patches is the #2 comedic influence in my life. #1 is my Dad, who was the funniest man I ever met. Of course it helped that he was my Dad, that it was impossible for me not to meet him, and well, he was around me more than any other man, but I think you get the point – Dad was funniest, J.P. was #2…

World Premiere Of Dan The Sausageman’s New Video

World Premiere Of Dan The Sausageman’s New Video

Every year, thousands of poor, sad, lonely dogs are abandoned and neglected. This Father’s Day, why not help a needy dog out and make Dad happy at the same time by adopting a very unique canine named... [Read more]