tribute Section

Writer shares her thoughts on the passing of Steppenwolf’s Goldy McJohn

Writer shares her thoughts on the passing of Steppenwolf’s Goldy McJohn

By Rachel Lusby As many of you probably now have heard, the world lost an amazing musician recently – Goldy McJohn, original keyboardist and founding member of Steppenwolf, the band that brought us... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Makeshift tribute set up for missing Vendor at Burien Farmers Market

PHOTOS: Makeshift tribute set up for missing Vendor at Burien Farmers Market

As we previously reported, Moua Vang, a longtime flower Vendor at the Burien Farmers Market, went missing in Lakewood on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Event Manager Debra George told The B-Town Blog that they honored Moua’s absence... [Read more]

LETTER: To the Friends and Family of Margaret E. Ryan

LETTER: To the Friends and Family of Margaret E. Ryan

My sincere condolences. You have lost a mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt and dear friend. There are no words to speak that can heal the grief. Time is what is given. Losing someone is never easy.... [Read more]

MEMORIAL: In Memory of Irma Bunch, a Neighborhood Icon for Burien

MEMORIAL: In Memory of Irma Bunch, a Neighborhood Icon for Burien

by Shawn Underwood Irma Bunch was kind of like the “welcome lady” for those of us who lived near Three Tree Point and Gregory Heights. When we had our first child, we asked a neighbor friend if she... [Read more]

A TRIBUTE: Rest In Peace, Julius Pierpont (J.P.) Patches

A TRIBUTE: Rest In Peace, Julius Pierpont (J.P.) Patches

The 2nd funniest man in my life. by Scott Schaefer It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. Sadly, one of my heroes – J.P. Patches (aka Chris Wedes) – passed away Sunday morning (July 22)... [Read more]

Exchange Club Of Highline Dedicates Freedom Shrine At Community Center

Exchange Club Of Highline Dedicates Freedom Shrine At Community Center

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Bryan Charles A Freedom Shrine in Burien’s Community Center – a collection of 29 significant documents in American history presented by the Exchange Club of Highline... [Read more]

Memories Of Carly Henley: “Love Wins”; Plus, Local Memorial Saturday Night

Memories Of Carly Henley: “Love Wins”; Plus, Local Memorial Saturday Night

[EDITOR’S NOTE: On Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 2008 Highline High grad, aspiring musician and UW student Carly Henley was found dead behind a frat house in the U-District, the victim of suicide (read our... [Read more]

SOUND SLIDESHOW: A Tribute To Carly Henley

SOUND SLIDESHOW: A Tribute To Carly Henley

Last week, 2008 Highline High School graduate and University of Washington student Carly Henley, 20, was found dead at a fraternity house, the victim of suicide. On Friday night (Oct. 8th), hundreds –... [Read more]

Memorial Open Mic For Carly Henley At Infusion Tea & Coffee Oct. 23rd

Memorial Open Mic For Carly Henley At Infusion Tea & Coffee Oct. 23rd

BTB Advertiser Infusion Tea and Coffee will be holding a memorial Open Mic night to honor recently-deceased 2008 Highline High Grad/Musician Carly Henley on Saturday, Oct. 23rd starting at 7pm. Donations... [Read more]

Longtime Burien Doctor John Kennelly Passes Away, Memorial Is Sunday

Longtime Burien Doctor John Kennelly Passes Away, Memorial Is Sunday

Longtime Burien resident John McRae Kennelly, Jr., M.D., passed away at the age of 86 on Aug. 29th, and a memorial for him will be held at 2pm this Sunday, Sept. 12th at the Rainier Golf and Country Club,... [Read more]

Sponsored PostAdvertiser Airport Towing’s Latest Vintage Truck A Tribute To Brian Storer

Advertiser Airport Towing’s Latest Vintage Truck A Tribute To Brian Storer

Born out of a mother’s love and in memory of her son, B-Unit #83 from Airport Towing made its first public appearance in Sunday’s 4th of July Parade. The Storer family, owners of BTB Advertiser... [Read more]

Memorial For Cherisse Luxa Will Be Jan. 27th At Mick Kelly's

Memorial For Cherisse Luxa Will Be Jan. 27th At Mick Kelly's

A memorial will be held Wednesday night, Jan. 27th at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub for Cherisse Luxa, 62, founder of Burien’s “Drinking Liberally” group and community activist, who passed... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From Memorial For Slain 15-Year Old Burien Girl

PHOTOS: Scenes From Memorial For Slain 15-Year Old Burien Girl

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer On the busy 12400 block of Ambaum Blvd., a quiet, makeshift memorial stands as a tribute to Mikarah Nasabreo Sanders, the 15-year old girl who was shot and killed by... [Read more]

Memories Of Burien Books’ Virginia Pearce, 96, Who Passed Away Last Week

Memories Of Burien Books’ Virginia Pearce, 96, Who Passed Away Last Week

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Virginia Pearce, 96, passed away last week. She owned Burien Books and ran it for 50 years, and was a lifelong resident of Three Tree Point.]Story and Photos by Jim Branson Virginia... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From The Memorial Outside Goodtime Ernie’s

PHOTOS: Scenes From The Memorial Outside Goodtime Ernie’s

Sad scene outside Burien’s Goodtime Ernie’s this weekend, as a makeshift memorial has been built for the young man who was the victim of an early morning stabbing death last Thursday, Nov.... [Read more]