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Legendary DJ Pat O’Day will be Grand Marshal of Waterland Parade Saturday

Legendary DJ Pat O’Day will be Grand Marshal of Waterland Parade Saturday

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Pat O’Day – the legendary Pacific Northwest broadcaster and promoter – will serve as the Grand Marshal of the Des Moines Waterland Seafair Parade this Saturday,... [Read more]

Learn about ‘Grandma Moses’ at Glendale Lutheran Church on Sat., July 20

Learn about ‘Grandma Moses’ at Glendale Lutheran Church on Sat., July 20

Come and enjoy an inspiring performance by Debbie DiMitre, NW dramatic storyteller and actress as she portrays Grandma Moses (beloved American folk artist). The presentation will take place on Saturday,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Fireworks light up skies off Burien’s Three Tree Point on the 4th

PHOTOS: Fireworks light up skies off Burien’s Three Tree Point on the 4th

Courtesy Elston Hill come these great photos of the longtime, community-funded, barge-based fireworks display off Burien’s Three Tree Point on the 4th of July:  Read More →

Walk-n-Talk Burien’s ‘Indian Trail’ for FREE this Sunday, July 7

Walk-n-Talk Burien’s ‘Indian Trail’ for FREE this Sunday, July 7

From our friends at WABI Burien: WABI walkers gathered at Three Tree Point after having walked down the Indian Trail from Gregory Heights. (2017) One of Burien’s outdoor gems is the “Indian Trail”. This... [Read more]

‘Citizen of the Year’ Cyndi Upthegrove will be Grand Marshal at 4th of July Parade

‘Citizen of the Year’ Cyndi Upthegrove will be Grand Marshal at 4th of July Parade

Discover Burien and the City of Burien will present the 98th annual 4th of July Parade this Thursday, July 4 with a very special guest – Volunteer of the Year and Citizen of the Year Cyndi Upthegrove... [Read more]

REMINDER: See ‘The Maury Island Incident’ film/presentation FREE Tuesday night!

REMINDER: See ‘The Maury Island Incident’ film/presentation FREE Tuesday night!

REMINDER: Your next – and FREE – chance to see the award-winning, locally shot and produced film “The Maury Island Incident” will be this TUESDAY, JULY 2 at the amazingly restored McMenamins... [Read more]

Maury Island Incident Historical Society releases list of Top Songs for UFO Lovers

Maury Island Incident Historical Society releases list of Top Songs for UFO Lovers

The Maury Island Incident Historical Society this week released its list of the top songs for UFO lovers – just in time for National UFO Day (June 24) and World UFO Day (July 2) celebrations. Steve... [Read more]

Burien’s 98th annual 4th of July Parade & B-Town Criterium Bike Race is back!

Burien’s 98th annual 4th of July Parade & B-Town Criterium Bike Race is back!

Come one, come all…the 4th of July is right around the corner and Discover Burien and the City of Burien have an epic celebration planned – appearing for their 41st year: the B-Town Criterium... [Read more]

Founding SeaTac Councilmember, Mayor Terry Anderson has Passed; memorial June 29

Founding SeaTac Councilmember, Mayor Terry Anderson has Passed; memorial June 29

The City of SeaTac announced that founding SeaTac Councilmember and Mayor Terry Anderson has passed away. Current SeaTac Councilmember Pam Fernald relayed the news to the city on Saturday morning, June... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Opening of Highline Heritage Museum an historic occasion

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Opening of Highline Heritage Museum an historic occasion

On Friday afternoon, June 14, the new Highline Heritage Museum held a Grand Opening and Community Ribbon Cutting celebration. The new museum – appropriately located right in the heart of Burien at the... [Read more]

REMINDER: Highline Heritage Museum Ribbon Cutting is FRIDAY at 4 p.m.!

REMINDER: Highline Heritage Museum Ribbon Cutting is FRIDAY at 4 p.m.!

REMINDER: The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration of the Highline Heritage Museum is this FRIDAY, June 14, 2019, from 4 – 6 p.m.! The new museum is located on the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW... [Read more]

FLASHBACK: Happy 10th Anniversary Burien City Hall/Library/Town Square!

FLASHBACK: Happy 10th Anniversary Burien City Hall/Library/Town Square!

Ten years ago today, on a bright and sunny Saturday, June 13, 2009, Burien Town Square/City Hall/Library celebrated its grand opening! Here’s a flashback to a story we did about it, with photos and... [Read more]

4th of July Major Taylor Criterium Bike Race returning to Burien after three years

4th of July Major Taylor Criterium Bike Race returning to Burien after three years

The 4th of July Major Taylor Criterium Bike Race is returning to Burien after three years! The race has long been a Burien tradition, and this year will be the 41st edition. Organizers tell us that the... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of new Highline Heritage Museum, which opens Friday!

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of new Highline Heritage Museum, which opens Friday!

On Saturday night, June 8, a sneak preview of the brand new Highline Heritage Museum was held for volunteers and community members, including Elston Hill, who shares some great photos below. “We... [Read more]

Bring scissors to the Highline Heritage Museum Ribbon Cutting on Fri., June 14!

Bring scissors to the Highline Heritage Museum Ribbon Cutting on Fri., June 14!

Discover Burien and the Seattle Southside Chamber are teaming up to lend a hand (or a pair of scissors) to the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration of the Highline Heritage Museum on Friday, June... [Read more]

See ‘The Maury Island Incident’ FREE at McMenamins Elks Temple Tues., July 2!

See ‘The Maury Island Incident’ FREE at McMenamins Elks Temple Tues., July 2!

Your next – and FREE – chance to see the award-winning, locally shot and produced film “The Maury Island Incident” will be Tuesday, July 2 at the amazingly restored McMenamins Elks Temple... [Read more]

Dedication of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park will be this Saturday, May 25

Dedication of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park will be this Saturday, May 25

From our friends at the Museum of Flight: For The Community – For The Veterans – For Their Honor Join us on Saturday, May 25 over Memorial Day weekend for the momentous grand opening and dedication... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Over 600 attend final tour/celebration at Highline High School

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Over 600 attend final tour/celebration at Highline High School

More than 600 Highline High School alumni and family members filled the halls of the soon-to-be demolished schools with stories, memories and hugs on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The school will close in June... [Read more]

Bid farewell to the old Highline High School this coming Saturday, May 18!

Bid farewell to the old Highline High School this coming Saturday, May 18!

All are invited to the Highline High School Alumni & Community Day, from 1 – 4 p.m. this coming Saturday, May 18! Bid farewell to the 1924 version of the school, and see the plans for the new school... [Read more]