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VIDEO: ‘Goodbye Viaduct,’ A Video Love Letter By Scott Schaefer

VIDEO: ‘Goodbye Viaduct,’ A Video Love Letter By Scott Schaefer

BTB Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer found time to affix a GoPro HD camera to the B-Town Blogmobile and drive on the Alaskan Way Viaduct recently, and he used that footage to create this ‘Goodbye... [Read more]

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

Residents, parents, students & staff participate in School Safety meeting

  Photos by Scott Schaefer In response to recent incidents of school violence, Highline Public Schools on Thursday night (April 19) held a Community Meeting on School Safety at the Highline... [Read more]

Captain Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe selected to be Burien’s next Police Chief

Captain Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe selected to be Burien’s next Police Chief

City Manager Brian J. Wilson on Tuesday, April 17 selected Theodore ‘Ted’ Boe to be Burien’s next Police Chief. His first day will be May 1, and his annual salary will be $148,954. Chief... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Five candidates for Burien Police Chief meet with community

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Five candidates for Burien Police Chief meet with community

Five candidates for Burien Police Chief met with City leaders and community members on Thursday evening at the Burien Community Center. Five candidates vying to become the next Burien Police Chief met... [Read more]

UPDATE: Those 2 shipwrecked boats are back, this time at Three Tree Point

UPDATE: Those 2 shipwrecked boats are back, this time at Three Tree Point

Remember the two boats that were found washed up on a beach in Burien that we first reported on Monday, April 2? Well, they’re back. But this time they washed ashore early Sunday morning, April... [Read more]

PHOTOS: It was a cool and misty night at the 2018 Burien UFO Festival

PHOTOS: It was a cool and misty night at the 2018 Burien UFO Festival

Story & Photos by Julie Newcombe It was a cool and misty night — fewer sightings (and photos due to rain) than BUFO 2016, but that didn’t put a damper on the festivities — alien life forms,... [Read more]

Single-car injury accident on SW 156th sends young male driver to hospital

Single-car injury accident on SW 156th sends young male driver to hospital

A single-car accident in the 100 block of SW 156th Street (map below) Friday morning (Mar. 2) sent the young male driver to a hospital. A witness who heard the accident told The B-Town Blog that the car... [Read more]

VIDEO: Highline Public Schools unveils its updated Strategic Plan

VIDEO: Highline Public Schools unveils its updated Strategic Plan

At its annual ‘State of Our Schools’ event on Wednesday, Feb. 21, Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield shared the next generation of the district’s strategic plan…

Happy Birthday to us – 10 years ago today, The Blog started publishing!

Happy Birthday to us – 10 years ago today, The Blog started publishing!

Happy 10th Birthday to Us! Ten years ago today – on Dec. 11, 2007 – the first stories were published on The B-Town Blog, with the hopes of providing an effective, frequently-updated, professional... [Read more]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Zombie Fest NW amused, educated hundreds on Saturday

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Zombie Fest NW amused, educated hundreds on Saturday

The 6th annual Zombie Fest Northwest – a free event held last Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Normandy Park Towne Center – scared hundreds of people with fun, costumes, music and emergency preparedness. The... [Read more]

B/IAS founders will present at South King County Public Art Symposium Sept. 22

B/IAS founders will present at South King County Public Art Symposium Sept. 22

In 2009, the Burien Interim Art Space took over an empty lot near Town Square. Photo by Scott Schaefer. ‘What Works’ – a South King County Public Art Symposium – will be held on Friday,... [Read more]

Zombie Fest will scare things up Sat., Sept. 16 at Normandy Park Towne Center

Zombie Fest will scare things up Sat., Sept. 16 at Normandy Park Towne Center

Photo of Zombie Fest costume contest winner Mackenzie Bull by Scott Schaefer. Zombie Fest Northwest is a fun, free, all-ages and family friendly event that’s returning to Normandy Park Towne Center... [Read more]

Zombie Fest will scare things up Sat., Sept. 16 at Normandy Park Towne Center

Zombie Fest will scare things up Sat., Sept. 16 at Normandy Park Towne Center

Photo of Zombie Fest costume contest winner Mackenzie Bull by Scott Schaefer. Zombie Fest Northwest is a fun, free, all-ages and family friendly event that’s returning to Normandy Park Towne Center... [Read more]

Obliteride riders bike through Three Tree Point, where residents raise over $1,000

Obliteride riders bike through Three Tree Point, where residents raise over $1,000

On Sunday, Aug. 13, numerous Obliteride bike riders cruised through Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood, which was festooned in orange pennants as well as throngs of cheering residents clad in... [Read more]

Obliteride riders will cycle against cancer through Burien on Sunday, Aug. 13

Obliteride riders will cycle against cancer through Burien on Sunday, Aug. 13

Photos from the 2016 Obliteride by Scott Schaefer Obliteride bike riders will be cycling against cancer through the Burien area on Sunday, Aug. 13 as part of the second leg of a two-day route that goes... [Read more]

Obliteride riders will cycle against cancer through Burien on Sunday, Aug. 13

Obliteride riders will cycle against cancer through Burien on Sunday, Aug. 13

Photos from the 2016 Obliteride by Scott Schaefer Obliteride bike riders will be cycling against cancer through the Burien area on Sunday, Aug. 13 as part of the second leg of a two-day route that goes... [Read more]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Scenes from a red, white and blue 4th of July in Burien

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Scenes from a red, white and blue 4th of July in Burien

Under glorious sunny skies, with temps in the high 70s, Burien’s Independence Day celebrations were a mix of tradition, family fun and red, white and blue pride in our country and region. VIDEOS: The... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Mayors’ Luncheon at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac on Friday, June 9, and below are videos and photos from the event. On hand at this annual... [Read more]

AUDIO/PHOTOS: ‘It’s not about the rock’ at tense Highline High listening session

AUDIO/PHOTOS: ‘It’s not about the rock’ at tense Highline High listening session

By Scott & Theresa Schaefer After a slow, tense start where attendees argued over the format of the event, Highline High School’s Listening Session Thursday night (June 15) attempted to begin to... [Read more]

Despite dropping two games, Highline Bears opening weekend a big hit

Despite dropping two games, Highline Bears opening weekend a big hit

By Lyle Golstein Highline Bears Broadcast Intern The Highline Bears entered Sunday evening looking to come away from the first weekend of the summer with a winning record, but it just wasn’t to be. They... [Read more]

Work to replace Burien’s broken downtown gateway arch will begin May 8

Work to replace Burien’s broken downtown gateway arch will begin May 8

Portion of the original ‘Downtown Burien’ archway sign, pre-Feb. 2016 – back when it was still standing. Construction to rebuild the Burien Downtown Gateway Arch on SW 152nd Street is slated... [Read more]

Upset Burien citizens ‘Rally Against Crime’ at lengthy City Council session

Upset Burien citizens ‘Rally Against Crime’ at lengthy City Council session

Burgeoning crime in Burien and the need for additional police officers spurred a large group of residents to spend over an hour at the City Council’s public comment session at the Monday regular meeting…

Hit & run near Highline Performing Arts Center Friday night kills woman

Hit & run near Highline Performing Arts Center Friday night kills woman

Photo courtesy Darla Green Police closed down S. 152nd east of 1st Ave South for the investigation. Photo by Scott Schaefer. The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a woman has died after... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time lapse of Friday’s ‘Empty Bowls’ lunch serving

VIDEO: Time lapse of Friday’s ‘Empty Bowls’ lunch serving

Here’s a time lapse video of the serving line at Friday’s 12th annual ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser at the Burien Community Center, which continues with a Dinner from 4 – 8 p.m.: Moshier... [Read more]