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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 5:04 pm
King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail
B-Town (Blog) - Legislation linking an important segment of the ‘Lake to Sound Trail' that will connect the cities of Burien, Renton, Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines received unanimous approval by the Metropolitan King County Council on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The legislation, sponsored by Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, was approved by the Council at its Oct. 20 meeting. It […] Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 4:48 pm
Burien Arts Gallery's November exhibit spotlights two unique Artists
B-Town (Blog) - Kalvin Zane Rutagengwa is a self-taught painter and sculptor who discovered his artistic talent as a 6-year-old boy in Rwanda. Tamara Stephas is a landscape painter and sculptor whose work is deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest. You can meet both artists at Burien Art Gallery's Opening Reception on Friday, Nov. 7, from 4-8 p.m. […] Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 12:00 pm
Travelle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics of Burien holding Candy Buy Back Nov. 1
B-Town (Blog) - Join Travelle Family Dentistry and Orthodontics of Burien for their First Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back on Saturday, Nov. 1. It'll take place from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Travelle Family Dentistry, in south Burien, just north of Key Bank and across the street from Dunn Lumber. Dr. Daniel Travelle, Dr. Katie McKay Travelle and […] Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 11:40 am
PHOTOS: Young Coyote spotted in Gregory Heights Tuesday morning
B-Town (Blog) - This young coyote was spotted and photographed by two residents - BTB Reader Kathleen Hardee and Publisher Scott Schaefer - in Gregory Heights Tuesday morning, Oct. 21 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): As we've mentioned before, always be wary of your pets, and heed this advice from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife […] Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 10:45 am
Soundside Alliance Outlook Breakfast will be Wednesday, Nov. 5
B-Town (Blog) - The Soundside Alliance - a consortium of cities which includes Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila - will be holding an ‘Outlook Breakfast' on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 7 - 9:45 a.m. at the Museum of Flight. This organization was formerly known as the Southwest King County Economic Development Initiative (SKCEDI). 'Learn more […] Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 10:09 am
New Highline Creative Schools Initiative receives $1.7 million grant
B-Town (Blog) - Non-profit Arts Corps has been awarded a $1.7 million grant over four years from the U.S. Department of Education to launch the Highline Creative Schools Initiative within Highline Public Schools. The Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) grant will support the planning and implementation of this pioneering art initiative. The Highline Creative Schools […] Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 9:25 pm
Kennedy Catholic's volleyball team reaches high ranks!
B-Town (Blog) - From Advertiser Kennedy Catholic High School comes this good news: The Kennedy Catholic Lancer Volleyball Team is ranked #2 by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association and recently won the championship at the Sterling Classic. Lady Lancer Shayne McPherson was recently featured as the Seattle Times Prep Star of the Week. Shayne is a powerhouse […] Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 8:26 pm
Proposal to double B&O tax on larger businesses submitted to City Council
B-Town (Blog) - by Jack Mayne In order to seek potential boutique hotels, arts facilities and increased general business, Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol is proposing to double the city's Business and Occupations Tax on larger businesses, plus spending "a portion of the excess fund balance" to provide $670,000 that makes an investment in the city's economic future. […] Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 5:17 pm
WATERLAND BLOG: Recreational Pot Store opens in Des Moines
B-Town (Blog) - From our sister site The Waterland Blog comes news that a recreational pot store is opening in Des Moines this week. This will be the only retail marijuana store between Seattle and Tacoma. Read the full story, which includes photos of the business, here. Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 2:08 pm
LETTER: Highline High School Alum shares thoughts on School District Bond
B-Town (Blog) - [EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] All five of us Mathison kids graduated from Highline High School. My brother Phil went on to teach and coach at the school for two decades. So, […] Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 11:12 am
WEATHER GEEK: Autumn is about to kick into full-swing this week
B-Town (Blog) - Press 'Play' button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We can thank a small ridge of high pressure for the awesomely comfortable weekend in the middle of fall. However, things are going to quickly change this week. Updated Monday 10.20.2014: We're looking at some potentially strong winds and stormy […] Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 11:09 am
Two shot on SW 152nd in downtown Burien early Sunday morning
B-Town (Blog) - The King County Sheriff's Office is reporting that two males received non life-threatening injuries when an unknown suspect or suspects fired several rounds at the victims early Sunday morning, Oct. 19. Both were taken to the hospital. One officer was in the area and heard the gunfire, and was on scene immediately. 'At least one […] Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 10:30 am
Des Moines Farmers Market's Annual Chili Cook-Off is this Saturday, Oct. 25
B-Town (Blog) - The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market Annual Chili Cook-Off - coming this Saturday, Oct. 25 - is family friendly and is the culminating event for the market's 2014 season. It is a fun and delicious fundraiser for the Market Foundation, and is held on the last day of the market season, rain or shine. Up […] Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 8:55 am
Should Parents Worry Synthetic Turf Fields Will Give Their Children Cancer?
Forbes.com - ... study has shown any link between the surface and any health risk. Earlier this week, Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien, Washington, scrapped its plan to use crumb rubber turf in its new football field after seeing the NBC News reports. ... Read more...
Saturday, October 18, 2014 -- 1:08 pm
Adults-only Halloween Costume Party will be at The Cove Saturday, Oct. 25
B-Town (Blog) - Come to the Normandy Park Cove for their BIG Halloween Adults-Only Costume Party on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 7 - 11:30 p.m.! Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed. Live music will be provided by the Pink Torpedos. Light appetizers and mixers are provided. You BYOB. Tickets are $10.00 per person in advance. Groups […] Read more...
Saturday, October 18, 2014 -- 10:27 am
Vintage at Burien's Fall Bazaar will be Nov. 15
B-Town (Blog) - VINTAGE at BURIEN FALL BAZAAR 149 S 140th ST NOV. 15, 2014, 10 A.M. - 3 P.M. CRAFTS, CHRISTMAS ITEMS, ART PIECES, BAKED GOODS RAFFLE BASKETS & MISC. GIFT ITEMS TICKETS $1.00 ea or 6 / $5.00 Proceeds from the raffle sales will go to Vintage at Burien arts/craft program and Highline Area Food Bank. Read more...
Friday, October 17, 2014 -- 6:53 pm
WATERLAND BLOG: Let's talk Angry Doug...and Percy Harvin...
B-Town (Blog) - From our sister site The Waterland Blog comes this take on the Seahawks sudden and surprising trade of Percy Harvin on Friday, Oct. 17: Yeah, the 'Hawks are big news. Expectations are high, and everyone's paying attention... including the national media. But every week it seems like there's some key issue that's getting glossed over-some […] Read more...
Friday, October 17, 2014 -- 6:32 pm
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Burien Arts Gallery accepting submissions for 2015-16
B-Town (Blog) - CALL FOR ARTISTS: BURIEN ARTS GALLERY now accepting submissions for the 2015-16 Gallery Exhibition Schedule. The Burien Arts Gallery, centrally located in downtown Burien, is calling for artists to apply via www.burienarts.org for consideration to have their work exhibited in the Burien Arts Gallery.  We are interested in contemporary artists working on topical narratives in all […] Read more...
Friday, October 17, 2014 -- 2:51 pm
JOB: Iron Age Grates seeking to hire part-time employee
B-Town (Blog) - Iron Age Grates is a 10-year old design company looking for an enthusiastic, experienced office mate who wants to assist in continued growth of a small company. We have an office of five people who work together in design, project management and sales support for 16 independent sales companies. We have an exclusive client base […] Read more...
Friday, October 17, 2014 -- 1:31 pm
Few openings left in Matt Griffin YMCA's Beginning Ballet program
B-Town (Blog) - Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA has only a few openings its Beginning Ballet program for children ages 3-11. Fall session starts Saturday, October 18th! The Y's six-week-long ballet class sessions will introduce your child to the art of dance, particularly ballet. Students will learn the basics techniques, learn about rhythm and movement through structured progressions. Our […] Read more...




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