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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]

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]

REMINDER: Empty Bowls fundraiser serves both lunch & dinner this Friday!

REMINDER: Empty Bowls fundraiser serves both lunch & dinner this Friday!

REMINDER: Burien’s 12th annual ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser will be held this Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, with both a lunch and dinner serving at the Burien Community Center, located at 14700... [Read more]

Burien’s 12th annual Empty Bowls DINNER will be Friday, Jan. 27 at Community Center

Burien’s 12th annual Empty Bowls DINNER will be Friday, Jan. 27 at Community Center

Lucy Mendez, left, and Jeannie Rodriquez show off their fish-shaped bowls at the 2013 event. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Burien’s 12th annual ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser will be held on Friday,... [Read more]

Burien’s 12th annual Empty Bowls LUNCH will be Friday, Jan. 27 at Community Center

Burien’s 12th annual Empty Bowls LUNCH will be Friday, Jan. 27 at Community Center

Lucy Mendez, left, and Jeannie Rodriquez show off their fish-shaped bowls at the 2013 event. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Burien’s 12th annual ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser will be held on Friday,... [Read more]

Burien’s 12th annual Empty Bowls will be Friday, Jan. 27 at Community Center

Burien’s 12th annual Empty Bowls will be Friday, Jan. 27 at Community Center

Burien’s 12th annual ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser will be held on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, with both a lunch and dinner serving at the Burien Community Center…

Burien Council told FAA violated environmental law with flight path change

Burien Council told FAA violated environmental law with flight path change

When asked who was present to support the Quiet Skies Coalition, many at Monday night’s Burien Council meeting raised their hands. Photo by Scott Schaefer. By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council has... [Read more]

Divided Burien Council passes sanctuary ordinance

Divided Burien Council passes sanctuary ordinance

UPDATE Wed. Dec. 21, 2016: Due to a legal technicality announced Wednesday by City Attorney Lisa Marshall, Burien’s ‘Sanctuary City’ ordinance that was approved by a 3-2 vote at Monday... [Read more]

Gathering to celebrate former councilmember Kathy Keene is Sunday

Gathering to celebrate former councilmember Kathy Keene is Sunday

Photo by Scott Schaefer. There will be a Memorial celebration to celebrate former Burien City Councilmember Kathy Keene this Sunday, Oct. 23, starting at 4 p.m. at the MARK Restaurant & Bar, located... [Read more]

Gathering to celebrate former councilmember Kathy Keene is Sunday

Gathering to celebrate former councilmember Kathy Keene is Sunday

Photo by Scott Schaefer. There will be a Memorial celebration to celebrate former Burien City Councilmember Kathy Keene this Sunday, Oct. 23, starting at 4 p.m. at the MARK Restaurant & Bar, located... [Read more]

City Council appoints former Des Moines city manager as interim Burien manager

City Council appoints former Des Moines city manager as interim Burien manager

After an hour-plus interview of two candidates, the Burien City Council voted 5-0 Monday night (Oct. 10) to appoint retired Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki as interim manager of Burien…

B-TOWN BIZ: Pit Stop Bottle Shop going out of business, last day will be Oct. 16

B-TOWN BIZ: Pit Stop Bottle Shop going out of business, last day will be Oct. 16

When they first opened Oct. 16, 2014, Joey and John Hopps were very excited to fulfill a dream of owing their own business. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Pit Stop Bottle Shop & Pub, which has been operating... [Read more]

Angry Burien citizens forming group to fight FAA over increases in airplane noise

Angry Burien citizens forming group to fight FAA over increases in airplane noise

The Burien City Council wants an October meeting between the city, the Port of Seattle and the regional office of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to discuss the recent increase in airplane noise over the city…

REMINDER: Zombie Fest is SATURDAY at Normandy Park Towne Center!

REMINDER: Zombie Fest is SATURDAY at Normandy Park Towne Center!

Mackenzie Bull won the 2015 kid’s costume contest with this amazing, haunting look. Photo by Scott Schaefer. REMINDER: Join 2,000+ zombies this Saturday, Sept. 17 for Zombie Fest Northwest, a free, FUN... [Read more]

Former Burien City Councilmember Kathy Keene has passed away

Former Burien City Councilmember Kathy Keene has passed away

Photo by Scott Schaefer. Former Burien City Councilmember Kathy Keene has passed away, according to a Facebook post. Keene was elected to city council Position 6 in November 2007. She retired in 2010 and... [Read more]

Zombie Fest Northwest returning for BRAINZ on Sat., Sept. 17

Zombie Fest Northwest returning for BRAINZ on Sat., Sept. 17

Mackenzie Bull won the 2015 kid’s costume contest with this amazing, haunting look. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Join 2,000+ zombies on Saturday, Sept. 17 for Zombie Fest Northwest, a FUN festival with live... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Zombie Fest Northwest returning for BRAINZ on Sat., Sept. 17

SAVE THE DATE: Zombie Fest Northwest returning for BRAINZ on Sat., Sept. 17

Mackenzie Bull won the 2015 kid’s costume contest with this amazing, haunting look. Photo by Scott Schaefer. SAVE THE DATE: Join 2,000+ zombies on Saturday, Sept. 17 for Zombie Fest Northwest, a FUN... [Read more]

Brat Trot is NOT just a race – it’s an <i>experience</i>, returning Sunday, Oct. 2

Brat Trot is NOT just a race – it’s an experience, returning Sunday, Oct. 2

Burien’s annual Brat Trot – a fundraiser for the Highline Schools Foundation – is NOT just a race, it’s an experience and will be returning on Sunday, Oct. 2! Here’s more of what... [Read more]

Mobile home fire in SeaTac Friday displaces around 20

Mobile home fire in SeaTac Friday displaces around 20

View from the Burien Transit Center shows the extent of the smoke plume from Friday’s fire in SeaTac. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Several mobile homes were destroyed by a two-alarm fire in the 20400... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: 4th of July fireworks light up skies around Burien

PHOTOS/VIDEO: 4th of July fireworks light up skies around Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these great photos of fireworks seen from Burien on the 4th of July. “A neighbor invited us to his house for the fireworks. His house faces south. Our house faces... [Read more]

Open House at new Burien Fire Station set for Saturday, July 16

Open House at new Burien Fire Station set for Saturday, July 16

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer It was a long time coming, but with the Burien/Normandy Park headquarters fire station finally operational, local residents will soon get a close-up look... [Read more]