spring Section

PHOTOS: Here’s proof that spring is near – Trilliums are starting to bloom!

PHOTOS: Here’s proof that spring is near – Trilliums are starting to bloom!

Resident Elston Hill and his wife Jackline managed to avoid some of the recent, seemingly relentless torrent of raindrops and capture some great photos of some local Trilliums just starting to bloom. “We... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Flowers are blooming in Burien

PHOTOS: Flowers are blooming in Burien

Resident Elston Hill was out and about before the big storm(s), and took some great photos of flowers and plant life he found while walking around the neighborhood. “Spring is definitely coming to... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Spring is starting to spring in Burien

PHOTOS: Spring is starting to spring in Burien

While the official first day of Spring won’t be until March 20 (at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time), evidence that the Groundhog was correct abound, as seen in these great photos – showing that Spring is... [Read more]

‘Buy local, buy handmade’ Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be Saturday, May 2

‘Buy local, buy handmade’ Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be Saturday, May 2

The Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Moshier Art Center, located at 430 S. 156th in Burien. Twice a year the potters at the Moshier Community... [Read more]

Annual Olde Burien Spring Open House is this Thursday night, March 5

Annual Olde Burien Spring Open House is this Thursday night, March 5

REMINDER: The annual Olde Burien Spring Open House is this Thursday, March 5, from 5 – 8 p.m. For every minimum purchase at participating businesses (listed below) you will receive a raffle ticket for... [Read more]

Celebrate Spring with a ‘Wee Spring Faire’ at Mathison Park Saturday, Mar. 21

Celebrate Spring with a ‘Wee Spring Faire’ at Mathison Park Saturday, Mar. 21

Burien Parks & Rec, along with ReTreasure Creative Reuse Studio, will be presenting a ‘Wee Spring Faire’ at Mathison Park on Saturday, March 21, from 11 a.m. – 1p.m. Kids 6 and under are invited... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Spring storms are a’comin…

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Spring storms are a’comin…

by Chris Scragg Press PLAY for live streaming video by the Puget Sound Weather Geek! Temperatures spiked into the low and mid 80s on Friday and broke several historical records in Western Washington.... [Read more]

Welcome spring at the ‘B-Town Beat Art & Music Walk’ on Thursday, April 3

Welcome spring at the ‘B-Town Beat Art & Music Walk’ on Thursday, April 3

Welcome spring to Burien at the next ‘B-Town Beat Art & Music Walk’ in downtown Burien on Thursday night, April 3. “Come down to B-Town and enjoy live art and music, for free!”... [Read more]

Burien Parks’ ‘Spring SpEGGtacular’ to Hop Into Community Center March 30

Burien Parks’ ‘Spring SpEGGtacular’ to Hop Into Community Center March 30

Burien Parks’ annual ‘Spring SpEGGtacular,’ featuring Charlotte’s Web and Spring Rabbit as its theme (EDITOR’S NOTE: “Spring Rabbit“? Not the Easter Bunny??),... [Read more]

Get Free Advice At Four Burien Master Gardener Clinics In April

Get Free Advice At Four Burien Master Gardener Clinics In April

With the recent wet spring weather (was that snow the other night?), and the subsequent blooming that’s  happening or about to happen, it’s likely that you’ve got some questions about... [Read more]

Get Free Help At These Upcoming Burien Master Gardener Clinics

Get Free Help At These Upcoming Burien Master Gardener Clinics

With the recent wet spring weather, and the subsequent blooming (and bugs!) that’s suddenly happening, it’s likely that you’ve got some questions about your garden, lawn or yard, or that... [Read more]

Help Spruce Up Burien At The Annual "Clean Sweep" Saturday, April 24

Help Spruce Up Burien At The Annual "Clean Sweep" Saturday, April 24

We here at The B-Town Blog believe in helping our community, and that’s why we’re encouraging every one of our Readers to take part in this year’s Burien “Clean Sweep,” a... [Read more]

WEATHER ADVISORY: "High Wind Watch" In Effect For Friday

WEATHER ADVISORY: "High Wind Watch" In Effect For Friday

The National Weather Service issued a “High Wind Watch” advisory Thursday afternoon (April 1), and unlike some of our earlier stories, this one’s no joke – expect wind speeds between... [Read more]

REMINDER: Eggstravaganza, Bunny Breakfast & Egg Hunt Is Saturday

REMINDER: Eggstravaganza, Bunny Breakfast & Egg Hunt Is Saturday

REMINDER: Burien Parks’ Eggstravaganza, Bunny Breakfast and Spring Egg Hunt is hopping into the Community Center this Saturday, April 3rd, with breakfast, Bunny Photos, various egg hunts for different... [Read more]

Spring Into Spring By Whacking Ivy At Walker Preserve Saturday

Spring Into Spring By Whacking Ivy At Walker Preserve Saturday

The first day of Spring is this Saturday, March 20th (at precisely 10:32am PDT), and what better way to spring into this bloomin’ season than by whacking some invasive ivy at Walker Preserve? King... [Read more]

Spring Rose Pruning Event At Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens Sunday

Spring Rose Pruning Event At Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens Sunday

The Seattle Rose Society and Valley Rose Society will host a hands-on pruning demonstration for members and the public at the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden this Sunday, March 6th from 10am to 2pm.... [Read more]

From Our Newsletter: This Weekend’s B-Town Haps…

From Our Newsletter: This Weekend’s B-Town Haps…

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FRIDAY, MARCH 20th:

4:44am: VERNAL EQUINOX! HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING!
Some folks claim that on the Vernal Equinox you can balance an egg on its end. True or False? Well…while we appreciate the symbolism of eggs and spring and rebirth and all that, we tend to think that, with the right amount of patience, you can balance an egg on any day of the year. But try it anyway – it’s a fun experiment! And send us a pic!

FREE TAX HELP CONTINUES, HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1pm – 7pm (last client at 6:15pm): Student volunteers, who have studied and received income tax preparation certification from AARP and IRS, are providing free help to anyone needing assistance preparing certain non-complex 2008 income tax returns. Bring your patience and plan for at least one hour. More info here: http://is.gd/lI0a

“LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS,” HI-LINERS, CARCO THEATER
7:30pm: Burien’s Hi-Liners are getting ready for spring’s growing season by planting a hilarious man-eating plant on stage in the classic “Little Shop of Horrors,” which begins tonight at the Renton Carco Theater. More info here: http://is.gd/o2Eo

ELMER’S PUB, 15027 Ambaum Blvd SW, 439-1007
9:30pm+: Live Music! NO COVER! ROCK! BEER! FOOD! DARTS! POOL! FUN!

MICK KELLY’S IRISH PUB, 435 SW 152nd, Burien, 246-2473
10pm+: Live DJ, 80s night, dancing, NO COVER! Irish accents + Guinness on tap! More info here: http://mickkellysirishpub.com/

SATURDAY, MARCH 21st:

WALKER WETLANDS WORK PARTY, SW 176TH & DM DRIVE
10am-Noon: Spring will have sprung so it’s time to get your garden gloves on, dig out those pruning shears and help the Walker Wetlands by removing invasive plants. Please contact Dennis Clark, Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward, [email protected], or phone: 206-296-1909. More info here, including directions: http://is.gd/o2KP

“GET THE IVY OUT” WORK PARTY, SHOREWOOD PARK
10am-Noon: What better way to sate your newly-sprouted spring desires than to attend a Shorewood Park Work Party? This work party is a collaboration between the City of Burien’s Adopt-A-Park project and Shorewood-On-The-Sound Community Club (SOTSCC). Bring your gloves, pruning shears and spring spirit. More info here: http://is.gd/o2NX

“SCIENCE ON THE SOUND” SERIES, MaST CENTER, DES MOINES
Noon-1pm: “Working the Sea, Writing the Sea” Writer and sailor Holly Hughes will share her experiences of living and working on the sea, as well as her writing and poetry. Highline’s MaST Center is located at 28203 Redondo Beach Drive South in Des Moines. More info: http://is.gd/iFy7

WHITE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, SOUTHGATE EVENT CENTER
5pm-10pm: Open Studio Art Tour at the Southgate Event Center (formerly the Southgate Skate Rink), located at 9639 17th Ave SW in White Center. More info: http://is.gd/n0Ja

“LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS,” HI-LINERS, CARCO THEATER
7:30pm: Burien’s Hi-Liners continue their production about a hilarious man-eating plant on stage in the classic “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Renton Carco Theater. More info here: http://is.gd/o2Eo

“COLORAMA” BOWLING, HI-LINE LANES, 15733 Ambaum Blvd SW, 244-2272 BURIEN
7-10pm: “Colorama” bowling, a fun, active and funky thang to do, and it beats Wii Bowling anyday!

MICK KELLY’S IRISH PUB, 435 SW 152nd, Burien, 246-2473
9pm+: Irish accents + Guinness on tap! More info here: http://mickkellysirishpub.com/

BARREL TAVERN, 11501 First Ave South, Burien, 244-7390
9pm+: Karaoke night! NO COVER! Read our review: http://is.gd/lRKO

ELMER’S PUB, 15027 Ambaum Blvd SW, 439-1007
9:30pm+: Live Music! NO COVER! ROCK! BEER! FOOD! DARTS! POOL! FUN!

SUNDAY, MARCH 22nd:

“LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS,” HI-LINERS, CARCO THEATER
1:30pm: Matinee performance – Burien’s Hi-Liners continue their production about a hilarious man-eating plant on stage in the classic “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Renton Carco Theater. More info here: http://is.gd/o2Eo

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Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Burien Bark!

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Burien Bark!

by Bart Bryan and Mark Neuman We at The B-Town Blog offer a groundbreaking and earth-turning welcome to our newest advertiser, Burien Bark. “We’re more than just bark,” said Jeff Clairmont... [Read more]

Our Latest Advertiser Is Herr Backyard Garden Center!

Our Latest Advertiser Is Herr Backyard Garden Center!

Welcome our latest Advertiser – Herr Backyard Garden Center! You can always tell when Spring is upon us: the camelia buds are ready to burst open, the roses need their first hard prune, the primroses... [Read more]

Get Yer Bloomin’ Plants At The Bloomin’ Plant Sale

Get Yer Bloomin’ Plants At The Bloomin’ Plant Sale

Has the recent pollen explosion got to you yet? If not (or if you’re on some effective meds, or just a very hardcore gardener), get yer bloomin’ self down to SW 152nd between 10th Ave SW and... [Read more]

Yes, That *Is* Snow. And Yes, It’s Almost April.

Yes, That *Is* Snow. And Yes, It’s Almost April.

The “Snow Advisory” remains in effect until 5pm this afternoon. From the Weather Service: A mix of rain and snow will continue into the afternoon with some accumulations over hilltops and areas... [Read more]

Weather Advisory Could Mean Snow?

Weather Advisory Could Mean Snow?

Weather Advisory issued this morning indicates…gulp…possible SNOW in the picture? … Light snow accumulations possible on the hills of western Washington… particularly on Friday... [Read more]

Re-Live Easter With This Bunny Breakfast & Spring Egg Hunt Video

Re-Live Easter With This Bunny Breakfast & Spring Egg Hunt Video

Do you smell any rotten eggs around your house or yard yet? Have you eaten the heads off all your chocolate bunnies? Do ya feel like re-living Easter even though it’s only been a few days? Well,... [Read more]

Psyche Yourself Up For Spring With This Seahurst Park Video

Psyche Yourself Up For Spring With This Seahurst Park Video

We believe that the Groundhog was wrong – spring is in the air! Lean into your monitor and take a deep whiff of this video of Seahurst Park, then tell us you don’t smell it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rv3jYHiZ0g SOURCE: Burien... [Read more]