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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]

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]

Open House at new Burien Fire Station set for July 16; Medic I unit coming soon

Open House at new Burien Fire Station set for July 16; Medic I unit coming soon

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]

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Photo of Dr. Susan Enfield by Scott Schaefer. Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent out a letter to families this week, clearly inspired by this year’s divisive Presidential... [Read more]

Is it ‘Cove to <em>Over</em>‘? Fundraiser Founder John Nelson is stepping down

Is it ‘Cove to Over‘? Fundraiser Founder John Nelson is stepping down

Photo by Scott Schaefer. Sad news for the local fundraiser scene, as community activist John Nelson announced Monday that he is stepping down as Organizer of the Cove to Clover fundraiser, which just completed... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Before the big storm, 355 ran in the 2016 Cove to Clover race

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Before the big storm, 355 ran in the 2016 Cove to Clover race

Drone footage of the start of Sunday’s Cove to Clover 5K race courtesy David White (and yes, he’s FAA-certified!). 16-year old Erik Harang of Normandy Park – who led through most of the... [Read more]

City hires Steve Roemer as new Director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

City hires Steve Roemer as new Director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

Steve Roemer at the dedication of a new playground at Dottie Harper Park in July, 2015. Photo by Scott Schaefer. The City of Burien announced Friday (March 11) that Steve Roemer has been appointed as its... [Read more]

Cove to Clover 5K fundraiser will run through the area on Sunday, March 13

Cove to Clover 5K fundraiser will run through the area on Sunday, March 13

17-year old Marques Chacon leads his twin brother Matthew at the top of Snake Hill during last year’s Cove to Clover race. Marques went on to win the race with a time of 18:12. Photo by Scott Schaefer. The... [Read more]

Cove to Clover fundraiser will run – and crawl – through the area March 11-13

Cove to Clover fundraiser will run – and crawl – through the area March 11-13

17-year old Marques Chacon leads his twin brother Matthew at the top of Snake Hill during last year’s Cove to Clover race. Marques went on to win the race with a time of 18:12. Photo by Scott Schaefer. The... [Read more]

Burien Police, City Manager address crime concerns at Community Meeting

Burien Police, City Manager address crime concerns at Community Meeting

Burien Police officials, along with City Manager Kamuron Gurol, spoke to a full house at Tuesday night’s (Feb. 23) Community Meeting on crime at Gregory Heights Elementary School – just a few... [Read more]

Krakowiak re-elected Mayor, Edgar Deputy Mayor; 3 abstain from voting

Krakowiak re-elected Mayor, Edgar Deputy Mayor; 3 abstain from voting

From left to right: King County District Court Judge Mark Eide, councilmembers Austin Bell, Bob Edgar, Lucy Krakowiak, and King County District Court Judge David Christi. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Councilmembers... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Workers install large walls at new CHI Medical Center building

PHOTOS: Workers install large walls at new CHI Medical Center building

Click image to see animated gif. Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Have you ever noticed when driving by a construction site how one day there’s not much going on, then suddenly the next day... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Scenes from a record-setting, sunny 2015 Burien Brat Trot

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Scenes from a record-setting, sunny 2015 Burien Brat Trot

Video above shows Burien Brat Trot winner Paul Yung, 24 (15:53) and second place winner Steven Colmus, 42 (16:05), crossing the finish line on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. With over 1,700 registered runners,... [Read more]

VIDEO/AUDIO/PHOTOS: Scenes from our second 2015 Candidate Forum

VIDEO/AUDIO/PHOTOS: Scenes from our second 2015 Candidate Forum

Our second 2015 Candidate Forum for Burien City Council – featuring Darla Green and Austin Bell – played to a lively, full house of over 100 people on Tuesday night, Oct. 6…

The Burien Brat Trot 5K fundraiser run will be Sunday, Oct. 4!

The Burien Brat Trot 5K fundraiser run will be Sunday, Oct. 4!

The 2015 Burien Brat Trot 5K fundraiser race will be Sunday, Oct. 4, starting at 1 p.m. in Olde Burien! This annual event serves as a fundraiser for the Highline Schools Foundation. The Burien Brat Trot... [Read more]

The Brat Trot will be this weekend – Pub Crawl Friday and 5K race Sunday

The Brat Trot will be this weekend – Pub Crawl Friday and 5K race Sunday

The 2015 Burien Brat Trot fundraiser is coming next weekend, starting with a Pub Crawl on Friday, Oct. 2, and ending with the big 5K race on Sunday, Oct. 4, so it’s time to register! This annual... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Zombies of all ages, shapes & sizes enjoy ‘Zombiefest’ Saturday

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Zombies of all ages, shapes & sizes enjoy ‘Zombiefest’ Saturday

Mackenzie Bull won the kid’s costume contest with this amazing, haunting look. On Saturday (Sept. 19), Zombies of all ages, shapes and sizes descended on the Normandy Park Towne Center for the 4th annual... [Read more]

City of Burien issues moratorium on sign code, allowing more types of signs

City of Burien issues moratorium on sign code, allowing more types of signs

“Get that Hoohna Shine” signs liven up an alley behind Ambaum Blvd. SW near SW 151st Street. Photo by Scott Schaefer. The City of Burien City recently issued a temporary moratorium on the... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: The ‘Würst Race’ – the Burien Brat Trot – will be Sunday, Oct. 4!

SAVE THE DATE: The ‘Würst Race’ – the Burien Brat Trot – will be Sunday, Oct. 4!

Get ready for the area’s favorite family 5k – the Burien Brat Trot – a flat and fast 5k and one mile race throughout the streets of Burien, followed by the best street party around, coming... [Read more]

PHOTOS: There’s a new crane hanging out over downtown Burien

PHOTOS: There’s a new crane hanging out over downtown Burien

WABI Burien’s Maureen Hoffmann sent us this pic, showing the new crane over downtown Burien – including Eric Dickman and Maggie Larrick of Burien Actors Theatre – at the Farmers Market on Thursday: The... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Fireworks light up 4th of July sky over Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Fireworks light up 4th of July sky over Burien’s Three Tree Point

Courtesy Elston Hill and his wife Jackline come these great photos showing the barge-based fireworks display shot off over Burien’s Three Tree Point Saturday night, July 4 (click images to see larger... [Read more]

Two sponsors bark up $30,000 for new Burien Dog Park at Tuesday unveiling

Two sponsors bark up $30,000 for new Burien Dog Park at Tuesday unveiling

Even this dog seemed to know that this giant check was some kind of “treat” for the new Burien Dog Park. Late Tuesday afternoon (June 30), Burien Parks hosted a reception at the Community... [Read more]