summer Section

PHOTOS: The Summer of amazing Sunsets continues

PHOTOS: The Summer of amazing Sunsets continues

Like many area residents, reader Elston Hill loves the natural beauty of the Northwest, especially the red summer sunsets. UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass says that the redness is from wildfires in California. Here... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Did you catch the early morning Thunderstorms?

WEATHER GEEK: Did you catch the early morning Thunderstorms?

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Thunderstorms rumbled through the South Puget Sound and Cascade foothills early... [Read more]

City of Burien reminds residents of fireworks ban, fire danger during heat

City of Burien reminds residents of fireworks ban, fire danger during heat

The City of Burien wants to remind all that – as the 4th of July rapidly approaches – residents are asked to comply with Burien’s ban on fireworks within City limits. “Hot, dry temperatures... [Read more]

Bloodworks Northwest says ‘Heat Wave Triggers Blood Shortage’

Bloodworks Northwest says ‘Heat Wave Triggers Blood Shortage’

Bloodworks Northwest has issued an urgent appeal for donors today after collections began to dip sharply as a result of the mounting heat wave and reduced collections caused by summer vacations. “Even... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Weekend heatwave & possible thunderstorm outbreak

WEATHER GEEK: Weekend heatwave & possible thunderstorm outbreak

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Hey folks! Summer is certainly here and you have two weather possibilities for... [Read more]

Sponsored Post The Vet Says…Summer poses serious risks for our furry friends

The Vet Says…Summer poses serious risks for our furry friends

Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic has some summer-related advice for all pet owners: What a great Spring we’ve had! I can’t recall the last time we’ve had so many beautiful sunny days this early in... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Lots of great Summer Camps starting up at Matt Griffin YMCA soon

Lots of great Summer Camps starting up at Matt Griffin YMCA soon

Awesome Adventures in Learning & Leadership for Teens at the Matt Griffin YMCA! Take a journey towards your future! Discover more about who you are and what you can achieve through leadership, academic... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien burglar caught in the act, Normandy Park grenade & more…

PODCAST: Burien burglar caught in the act, Normandy Park grenade & more…

Here’s episode #5 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Here are the summer programs going on at the Environmental Science Center

Here are the summer programs going on at the Environmental Science Center

SEAHURST SUMMER PROGRAMS Saturdays from 10:00am—12:00pm Space is limited so please register online All programs will occur at the Environmental Science Center in Seahurst Park located at the north... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Fun in the sun!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Fun in the sun!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 13-year old special needs student at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School. She is also our latest columnist… by Cass Huff Fun in the sun! The school year is... [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 Summer Camp Registration is Open – your child can play, explore, develop skills and make new friends at the Y this summer! SUMMER REGISTRATION... [Read more]

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]