Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love in all its forms – including the love for independent, award-winning local journalism.

This publication was founded on love. When – in December, 2007 – love for our children and spending time as a family inspired us to Google search “events in Burien,” we found nothing, though we knew things were happening. So we decided to do something about that lack of a hub for information in our community and founded The B-Town Blog. Fortunately, readers loved it enough to show up. Soon, some became advertisers, writers and technical or sales helpers. We wouldn’t be here today without them or you, dear reader!

Thank you for making The B-Town Blog the leader in local news for our area, part of your routine and the place where you can find verified news and information about our community in a fast-breaking, timely way.

We love what we do, because we love our community.

This year we are celebrating The B-Town Blog’s 15th anniversary of publishing truly local news, events, crime, politics, arts/entertainment, business news, jobs, weather, videos and more…and we’d love it if you could show us some love this Valentine’s Day.

Your support will help us continue to fund the important work we do, ensuring that we can continue to provide you with the verified “hyperlocal” news and information you need to stay informed and engaged in your community, free of charge. We have never had a paywall and hope we never will.

Thanks to local businesses and their advertising support we have been able to provide you with the information you need. Would you consider joining them to help us continue to increase our coverage? Let’s face it – without local journalists, how would you keep up to date on all the news, events and intrigue happening in our own backyard? Social media pages, or amateur Johnny-come-lately opinion driven sites are not going to cut it. It takes a professional publication recognized by their peers for excellence in journalism.

So come on, don’t be shy – please show some love to your leading local journalists this Valentine’s Day. Consider supporting a resource you use, as a contributing sponsor in any amount you choose (and remember, you can cancel at any time).

If you appreciate our award-winning local journalism, please…

Your donation will make a real difference in helping us sustain this essential work.

With much Love,
Scott Schaefer

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Scott Schaefer

Founder/Publisher/Editor. Three-time National Emmy Award winning Writer (“Bill Nye the Science Guy”), Director, Producer, Journalist and more...