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READER PHOTOS: More stunning summer sunsets as seen from Burien

READER PHOTOS: More stunning summer sunsets as seen from Burien

BTB Reader Elston Hill sent us these photo of sunsets taken over the last two nights (click images to see larger versions): Elston took these from a viewpoint on 32nd Ave SW, above Three Tree Point. If... [Read more]

PHOTO: Amazing Sunday night sunset from Burien

PHOTO: Amazing Sunday night sunset from Burien

BTB Reader Jim Branson submitted this amazing photo of Sunday night’s sunset, taken from Burien. As for the incredible colors in the pic, Jim tells us “that’s with no adjustments other... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Keep your kids busy and healthy this summer at Matt Griffin YMCA

Keep your kids busy and healthy this summer at Matt Griffin YMCA

Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA wants you to know that their Awesome Adventures begin June 23 – your child can play, explore, develop skills and make new friends at the Y this summer! Program highlights... [Read more]

Welcome our latest innovation: our own 24/7 ‘Puget Sound Weather Geek’!

Welcome our latest innovation: our own 24/7 ‘Puget Sound Weather Geek’!

Press PLAY for live streaming video by the Puget Sound Weather Geek! We’re proud to introduce our latest innovation – our own hyperlocal weatherperson, the Puget Sound Weather Geek (aka Chris... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area filmmaker’s homage to last day of summer chosen by GoPro

VIDEO: Area filmmaker’s homage to last day of summer chosen by GoPro

Area filmmaker Justin Lapriore – of LetsMakeMedia – was honored as GoPro’s Video of the Day on Sunday, Oct. 6 for this video he shot on the last nice day of the year that the Normandy Park Swim... [Read more]

Sponsored Post It’s not too late to make your Kid’s Summer GREAT at Matt Griffin YMCA!

It’s not too late to make your Kid’s Summer GREAT at Matt Griffin YMCA!

Did summer sneak up on you? Are your kid’s asking “what should I do…I’m bored?” Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA wants you to know that it’s not too late to register for... [Read more]

Families needed to host international students for Green Planet Homestay

Families needed to host international students for Green Planet Homestay

Local families are needed to host international students. “Join Green Planet Homestay and Seattle Lutheran High School in increasing global awareness by hosting an international student!” reads... [Read more]

Celebrate the Summer Solstice this Friday at Burien Town Square Park

Celebrate the Summer Solstice this Friday at Burien Town Square Park

Burien Parks will be celebrating Summer Solstice at Town Square Park from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. this Friday, June 21, with the Bubbleman, a concert and folks from the Astronomical Society. Technically, the... [Read more]

Lineup announced for ‘Music in the Park’ summer concert series, starting July 11

Lineup announced for ‘Music in the Park’ summer concert series, starting July 11

The City of Burien on Monday announced its lineup for the 2013 summer ‘Music in the Park’ series, which will take place Wednesday nights – starting July 17 – at North SeaTac Park, and... [Read more]

Last Daytime Bike SaFaRi of Year will Pedal to North SeaTac Park Sunday

Last Daytime Bike SaFaRi of Year will Pedal to North SeaTac Park Sunday

What will likely be the final daytime* Bike SaFari is set to pedal off to North SeaTac Park this Sunday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. Bikers are encouraged to meet at Town Square Park at 2 p.m. for this free and... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ Continues; Red Cross Offers Tips

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ Continues; Red Cross Offers Tips

With temps predicted to be in the 90s today and tomorrow, the National Weather Service continues its “Excessive Heat Warning” through 11 p.m. Friday evening, Aug. 17. “The combination... [Read more]

UPDATE: Weather Peeps Upgrade Alert to ‘Excessive Heat Warning’

UPDATE: Weather Peeps Upgrade Alert to ‘Excessive Heat Warning’

The National Weather Service on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 15) downgraded its ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ to a mild ‘Excessive Heat Warning,’ in effect from Noon Thursday (Aug. 16) through 11 p.m. Friday (Aug. 17)…

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ Warning Issued for Thursday-Friday

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ Warning Issued for Thursday-Friday

The National Weather Service on Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 14) issued an ‘Excessive Heat Watch‘ alert for this Thursday (Aug. 16) and Friday (Aug. 17), warning residents that a “prolonged... [Read more]

WEATHER: National Weather Service Issues ‘Heat Advisory’ for this Weekend

WEATHER: National Weather Service Issues ‘Heat Advisory’ for this Weekend

You know that summer has finally really hit when the National Weather Service issues a ‘Heat Advisory,’ so enjoy your hot weekend, but be careful. Temps are predicted to climb into the upper... [Read more]

Sponsored Post COUPON: Receive a FREE Class for your Kid(s) at Jungle Gym in Burien

COUPON: Receive a FREE Class for your Kid(s) at Jungle Gym in Burien

Advertiser The Jungle Gym is keeping kids busy, active and cool this summer with a host of class and camp options. What’s more, they are offering a great new Coupon to give your wallet a break as... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Crazy Burien Youngsters Tow Homemade Hydros Behind Their Bikes

PHOTOS: Crazy Burien Youngsters Tow Homemade Hydros Behind Their Bikes

It’s a sure sign that Summer is here when you see two crazy youngsters riding their bikes and towing homemade hydroplanes behind them – a true Northwest tradition – as Scott Schaefer photographed... [Read more]

Happy First Day of Summer! Here’s How to Celebrate the Solstice in Burien

Happy First Day of Summer! Here’s How to Celebrate the Solstice in Burien

Today – Wednesday, June 20, 2012– is the first day of Summer for our part of the Earth! That’s right, even though at times June-uary doesn’t feel like it, the Sun’s rays are peaking,... [Read more]

VIDEOS: Celebrate Start of Summer at Burien’s Wild Strawberry Festival

VIDEOS: Celebrate Start of Summer at Burien’s Wild Strawberry Festival

Everyone is invited to Burien’s FREE Wild Strawberry Festival (we’re a Sponsor and we’ll be there again, blogging live) on Saturday & Sunday, June 16-17 at the festival’s downtown... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Sip Local Wines & Swing to the Beat at Cedarbrook’s New Jazz Concert Series

Sip Local Wines & Swing to the Beat at Cedarbrook’s New Jazz Concert Series

Click image to see larger version. Please welcome our latest Advertiser, the ‘Jazz on the Lawn‘ outdoor summer concert series coming to the Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac starting Friday, July... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Please Donate to Advertiser 3 Tree Point Fireworks Fund; Fundraiser Party June 1

Please Donate to Advertiser 3 Tree Point Fireworks Fund; Fundraiser Party June 1

[DISCLOSURE: BTB Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer is Co-Chair of the all-volunteer, non-profit 2011 Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund.] You know that summer’s on its way when you see the Three Tree... [Read more]

Get FREE Gardening Advice At Three Master Gardener Clinics In July

Get FREE Gardening Advice At Three Master Gardener Clinics In July

Summer may or may not actually be ‘here’ yet to us humans, but regardless, plants are still growing, bugs are still invading, and you’ve probably got some questions you’d like answered. Did... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA Offering Summer Programs For Tweens & Teens

Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA Offering Summer Programs For Tweens & Teens

Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA is offering some great Summer Programs for Tweens and Teens: QUEST Youth entering grades 6th to 10th participate in weekly adventures where they will meet new friends and discover... [Read more]

White Center Jubilee Days Announces 2011 Calendar of Events

White Center Jubilee Days Announces 2011 Calendar of Events

From our sister site The White Center Blog: White Center Jubilee Days will celebrate its 89th year in the Dub-C this year, and this annual Seafair-Sanctioned Community Event continues to grow, with a garden... [Read more]

Have A Spare Room? 3 Teens From Spain Seeking Local Host Families In July

Have A Spare Room? 3 Teens From Spain Seeking Local Host Families In July

BTB Reader Andrew Ward alerts us to the fact that of 30 teens coming to the Northwest from Spain this July, there are three that still need host families – do YOU have a spare room and the time to help... [Read more]

Celebrate The Start Of Summer At Burien’s 2011 Wild Strawberry Festival!

Celebrate The Start Of Summer At Burien’s 2011 Wild Strawberry Festival!

We’re proud to be the Media Sponsors of Burien’s 2011 Wild Strawberry Festival, and we invite everyone to mark their calendars to ‘Celebrate Community’ on Saturday & Sunday,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Moon Over Lake Burien, Osprey & Airplane, Scuba Diver Sunset

PHOTOS: Moon Over Lake Burien, Osprey & Airplane, Scuba Diver Sunset

It’s feeling like the height of summer this week, with hot, humid temps and skies painted orange by the haze of nearby forest fires, a perfect time to get out the camera and capture some one-of-a-kind... [Read more]