Search Results

City’s survey results indicate 71% of respondents get news from B-Town Blog

City’s survey results indicate 71% of respondents get news from B-Town Blog

In the City of Burien’s latest community survey – finalized and released last week – 71% of respondents indicated they get their local information from The B-Town Blog – a very impressive... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this national holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President,... [Read more]

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We are re-posting this column (originally run Nov. 2, 2008) in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, whose life and work we celebrate today:] “When machines and computers,... [Read more]

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]

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]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this national holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President,... [Read more]

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We are re-posting this column (originally run Nov. 2, 2008) in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, whose life and work we celebrate today:] “When machines and computers,... [Read more]

Burien’s first Mayor announces his bid for Jim McDermott’s congressional seat

Burien’s first Mayor announces his bid for Jim McDermott’s congressional seat

by Mark Neuman Dr. Arun Jhaveri, Burien’s first mayor, announced Wednesday (Jan. 27) that he will run for Congress. Jhaveri told The B-Town Blog this morning that he intends to run for the 7th Congressional... [Read more]

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We are re-posting this column (originally run Nov. 2, 2008) in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, whose life and work we celebrate today:] “When machines and computers,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Singing, good cheer highlight Economy Wiring’s annual Tree Lighting

PHOTOS: Singing, good cheer highlight Economy Wiring’s annual Tree Lighting

Story & Photos by Mark Neuman Dozens of local folks gathered in good cheer for one of Burien’s most enduring traditions on Wed. Dec. 2 – the annual Tree Lighting Festival at Economy... [Read more]

Have your Climate Treaty questions, comments taken directly to Paris!

Have your Climate Treaty questions, comments taken directly to Paris!

by Mark Neuman Here’s your worldly opportunity, Burienites and B-Town Blog readers… Burien’s first mayor, Dr. Arun Jhaveri, is heading off to Paris, France, in about two weeks to participate... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President, one Thomas... [Read more]

UPDATE: NCAA Basketball Tournament Tickets have all been SOLD!

UPDATE: NCAA Basketball Tournament Tickets have all been SOLD!

UPDATE 3/17/15 7:45 p.m.: All six tickets to the NCAA Basketball Tournament have been SOLD! “I highly endorse advertising on The B-Town Blog!” said Mark Neuman. “I sold all my product... [Read more]

For Burienite Audajha Coy, making frightening faces is a good career move

For Burienite Audajha Coy, making frightening faces is a good career move

by Mark Neuman For 20-year old Audajha Coy, making faces – very scary scream-inducing faces – is a promising career move. She’s one of twenty students attending the exclusive Tom Savini Make-Up... [Read more]

Local hero Capt. Al Haynes and his crash landing 25 years ago

Local hero Capt. Al Haynes and his crash landing 25 years ago

EDITOR’S NOTE: We originally ran this interview with Captain Al Haynes five years ago, at the time marking 20 years since the fiery crash of United Airlines Flight 232, which occurred July 19, 1989.... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President, one Thomas Jefferson, who... [Read more]

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, militarism and economic exploitation are incapable of being conquered…”

‘Stuff the Bus’ a huge success; 22,000+ diapers collected at Burien Toyota

‘Stuff the Bus’ a huge success; 22,000+ diapers collected at Burien Toyota

Leah La Frombois, a volunteer for WestSide Baby, shows what 22,000 diapers look like inside a school bus Sunday July 21. Photo by Mark Neuman. by Mark Neuman WestSide Baby’s 13th Annual ‘Stuff... [Read more]

VIDEO: Happy Independence Day from The B-Town Blog!

VIDEO: Happy Independence Day from The B-Town Blog!

We’re celebrating Independence Day today with our friends and families – celebrating American ideals such as the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press – but we wanted to share a video from... [Read more]

Eyesight improving for Brian Aston, but a new diagnosis: MS; fundraiser May 3

Eyesight improving for Brian Aston, but a new diagnosis: MS; fundraiser May 3

by Mark Neuman Readers will recall Brian Aston, a Friend of the Blog and area resident, who we have written about several times in the recent years. Brian quite suddenly lost almost all of his vision about... [Read more]

Seven Tra-Lee Apartment Fire Victim Families Awarded $6,370 Monday Night

Seven Tra-Lee Apartment Fire Victim Families Awarded $6,370 Monday Night

Organizers of our “Up from the Ashes” fundraiser for the victims of the Jan. 28 Tra-Lee Apartment fire in Burien gave out $6,370 to seven families – that’s $910 per family – at Bison Creek Pizza Monday night…

Our ‘Up from the Ashes’ Fundraiser Raised Over $6,500 for Fire Victims!

Our ‘Up from the Ashes’ Fundraiser Raised Over $6,500 for Fire Victims!

Our “Up from the Ashes” fundraiser for the victims of the Jan. 28 Tra-Lee Apartment fire raised over $6,500 – and we’re still counting donations – Saturday night (Feb. 16) at Bison... [Read more]

A Few Moments With Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Few Moments With Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We are re-posting this column (originally run Nov. 2, 2008) in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, whose life and work we celebrate today:] “When machines and computers,... [Read more]

Happy Birthday to Us – The B-Town Blog Turns Five Years Old Today!

Happy Birthday to Us – The B-Town Blog Turns Five Years Old Today!

Five years ago today (at 9:03 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 to be exact), Burien resident Scott Schaefer founded The B-Town Blog, and we’d like to celebrate by thanking YOU – our Readers and Advertisers…