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Looking For A New Sport For Your Kid? Try NHRA Jr. Drag Racing

Looking For A New Sport For Your Kid? Try NHRA Jr. Drag Racing

by Julie Tallant Looking for a sport for your child? Want them to learn discipline and responsibility? Not interested in the typical sports? Fascinated with cars? Then NHRA Jr. Drag Racing may be the sport... [Read more]

VIDEO: Fighting Bald Eagles Fall Into Burien Yard

VIDEO: Fighting Bald Eagles Fall Into Burien Yard

KING-TV has a video report that’s worth a view – two fighting bald eagles got tangled up, and due to gravity, ended up falling into a yard in Burien on Christmas day. No, it wasn’t some... [Read more]

Last-Minute Gift Idea For Local Pirates: Black Powder Cannon, Used Only Twice

Last-Minute Gift Idea For Local Pirates: Black Powder Cannon, Used Only Twice

If you just happen to be a local pirate looking for a last-minute gift idea, we’ve got a doozy – one of your neighbors is trying to sell a custom-milled, solid one-piece steel, “black... [Read more]

PHOTOS & SOUNDS: Scenes From The Forklift Rodeo!

PHOTOS & SOUNDS: Scenes From The Forklift Rodeo!

Last Saturday (Aug. 22nd) there was an actual “Forklift Rodeo” held at Boeing Field, and Photographer Michael Brunk was there to capture both visual and audio elements, which he has built into... [Read more]

9-Year Old Boy Catches 150-Pound Shark Near Burien

9-Year Old Boy Catches 150-Pound Shark Near Burien

According to The Seattle Times, a 9-year old boy named Cosmo Miller caught a 150-pound sixgill shark while fishing near Burien last week. (to enhance this story, please push the play button below:) [display_podcast] The... [Read more]

Hold On To Yer Hardhat Cowboy, A Forklift Rodeo's A'Comin'

Hold On To Yer Hardhat Cowboy, A Forklift Rodeo's A'Comin'

It almost sounds like a joke, as if it’s some kind of weird competition for unemployed warehouse workers wearing leather chaps, but it’s not – it’s a state-sanctioned “Forklift... [Read more]

HOTPOCALYPSE ’09: Reader Pics Of Burien’s Hottest Day On Record

HOTPOCALYPSE ’09: Reader Pics Of Burien’s Hottest Day On Record

We’re not saying that the 102.9-degree heat recorded Wednesday, July 29, 2009 was the hottest day ever. No, that would be pretentious of us to think that it’s never been warmer here (since... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Heat Wave Starts With…RAINSTORM?

PHOTOS: Heat Wave Starts With…RAINSTORM?

Courtesy BTB Contributing Photographer Gregory Rehmke comes this slideshow of an unusual summer storm hitting Lake Burien around 6pm Saturday night July 25th: Click to View Gregory Rehmke’s Photo... [Read more]

PHOTO: Aura Captured At Burien Town Square Opening?

PHOTO: Aura Captured At Burien Town Square Opening?

BTB Reader Kathi Vallade sent us the photo above, which she took at Saturday’s Burien Town Square grand opening celebration; here’s what she had to say about it…

PHOTOS: A Sunday Night Rainbow Off Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: A Sunday Night Rainbow Off Three Tree Point

Sunday night (May 3rd) around 7:30pm, BTB Sales Diva Janet Grella happened to capture these images of a vivid rainbow over the water off Three Tree Point:

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Janet says:

“Diva,” our Olympic swimmer wanna-be, dived into the sound and swam two miles to the end of the rainbow in Normandy Park Cove only to find a leprechaun being choked by a neighbor.

She tried mouth to mouth on the little guy only to find the swine flu of her rainbow.

LOST: “Jack” (aka “Pumpkinhead”) Has Been Stolen!

LOST: “Jack” (aka “Pumpkinhead”) Has Been Stolen!

From BTB Reader Ian Gunsul comes this shocking news about a recent theft in the 15700 block of 23rd Ave SW in Burien:

Subject: Jack snatched!!!

Message: Or “Pumpkinhead” as Shawn Underwood dubbed him: Jack has resided in front of our house off and on for a couple of years, becoming a neighborhood celebrity while waving a friendly hello to all passers by…

EXCLUSIVE:B-Town Blog Interviews Laser-Pointing Culprit

EXCLUSIVE:B-Town Blog Interviews Laser-Pointing Culprit

EXCLUSIVE: This morning (April 1st) The B-Town Blog met and interviewed an unidentified male who claims responsibility for the spate of recent, unsolved laser-airplane incidents we’ve reported on in the area northwest of Sea-Tac Airport.

Below is a transcript of our brief and somewhat strange encounter with an area man who wanted to be called “Floyd.”

We met him in a garage not far from where the incidents occurred. He was working on an inflatable, remote-controlled helium-filled balloon and listening to some loud 70s progrock when we found him, alone.

PHOTO: “We Make Drfams Comf Truf”

PHOTO: “We Make Drfams Comf Truf”

Doncha just love it when signmakers run out of letters and have to get creative?

But can an “F” really substitute for an “E“?

Yeah, we don’t think so either…so we give this Burien signmaker an “F” make that an “E” seeing that’s the letter they need most.

I guess their drfams won’t comf truf either…

PHOTO: “The Devil’s Getting Married” Monday Rainbow

PHOTO: “The Devil’s Getting Married” Monday Rainbow

Courtesy BTB Contributing Photographer Gregory Rehmke comes this great photo of a rainbow over Lake Burien, taken around 6:15pm Monday night as a squall of rain passed through as the sun kept shining. Some... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Old Bowling Lanes Lie Under Discount Furniture

PHOTOS: Old Bowling Lanes Lie Under Discount Furniture

Photos and Story by Scott Schaefer At 14920 Ambaum Blvd. lies an aging, one-level, yellow cement/brick building that currently houses “Paty’s Furniture,” a discount “Mexican Furniture”... [Read more]

Burien Man Charged In Schuck’s Auto Erratic Ax Attack

Burien Man Charged In Schuck’s Auto Erratic Ax Attack

According to The Seattle Times, Alexander F. Hughes, 27, of Burien, was charged for Monday’s erratic ax attack at Schuck’s Auto Supply in Burien, with a bail proposed at $250,000. Hughes, who... [Read more]

VIDEO: Hired Goats Are Eating Up Burien’s Mathison Park

VIDEO: Hired Goats Are Eating Up Burien’s Mathison Park

The City of Burien has contracted with GoatTrimmers.com to bring in around 100 hungry goats to Mathison Park, where they have been eating up blackberry bushes, ivy and other invasive plants since last... [Read more]

PHOTO: Icicles Forming On Burien Street Light

PHOTO: Icicles Forming On Burien Street Light

We often glance out the window and check for snow by looking up at the street light in front of our house to see if there are still flakes falling. Imagine our surprise when we looked up around 10pm Saturday... [Read more]

VIDEO:Impressive Sculpture Coming To Burien Town Square

VIDEO:Impressive Sculpture Coming To Burien Town Square

From our friends at Burien Parks comes this video and information on a very impressive sculpture coming soon to Burien Town Square: Here’s more info on this project: The Burien/ Interim Art Space... [Read more]

Follow The B-Town Blog On Twitter

Follow The B-Town Blog On Twitter

Twitter is the new black, even though their mascot is a blue bird. And since we’re oh so ding dang fashionable at the B-Town Blog, we now use it as well. Daily. Hourly. Sometimes even…minutely. You... [Read more]

UPDATE: SeaTac Airport Lockdown Over

UPDATE: SeaTac Airport Lockdown Over

UPDATE: According to KOMO News, SeaTac Airport was locked down Thursday morning for a security breach. It is now “all clear” but we’re certain that long lines remain at all checkpoints. Far... [Read more]

PHOTO: 180-Lb. Pumpkin At Burien Bark

PHOTO: 180-Lb. Pumpkin At Burien Bark

That’s a 180-pound pumpkin sitting in the office of Burien Bark, grown in White Center at the home of owners Roger and Barbara Clairmont using their “Special Blend Garden Mix.” The B-Town... [Read more]

PHOTO: Rare Artifact Price Tag From “Bells Of Burien”

PHOTO: Rare Artifact Price Tag From “Bells Of Burien”

Courtesy BTB Reader Maureen Hoffman comes this interesting artifact from days gone by – an old price tag from a long-gone store called “Bell’s of Burien” which used to exist where... [Read more]

PHOTO:Plant Growing Through Traffic Cone In W.C.

PHOTO:Plant Growing Through Traffic Cone In W.C.

Driving through our soon-to-be-annexed neighbor to the north this morning, we found this fascinating scene of nature vs man: a blackberry weed-like bush growing through a traffic cone on the corner of... [Read more]