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OBITUARY: Jane Matz, 87, Longtime Resident And Discover Burien Volunteer

OBITUARY: Jane Matz, 87, Longtime Resident And Discover Burien Volunteer

Longtime Burien resident and Discover Burien volunteer Jane Knight Hendricks Matz, 87, passed peacefully away on Monday, June 6th, 2011, surrounded by her loving family, who followed a tradition of farewells... [Read more]

VIDEO REPORT: Burien Couple Not ‘In Good Hands’ Over Problem With Allstate

VIDEO REPORT: Burien Couple Not ‘In Good Hands’ Over Problem With Allstate

Dane Johnson & Kathy Justin's home just hours after it slipped from its foundation on Nov. 23, 2010. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Remember the big snow and wind storm of Nov. 23rd, where harsh north... [Read more]

Burien Awards Profile #1: Dane Johnson & Kathy Justin

Burien Awards Profile #1: Dane Johnson & Kathy Justin

Tuesday night (Feb. 24) at the monthly Arts Commission meeting, Mayor Joan McGilton (right) presented the Burien Community Leader Award to Dane Johnson and Kathy Justin. The presentation was given early... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time lapse demolition of Three Tree Point home of Burien Artists

VIDEO: Time lapse demolition of Three Tree Point home of Burien Artists

“Aside from losing a child, this has to be one of the toughest things to go through,” Dane Johnson told The B-Town Blog as the waterfront house he and Kathy Justin lived in was being demolished last Wednesday…

A Q & A With Owners Of Burien House Damaged In Storm, Plus Slideshow

A Q & A With Owners Of Burien House Damaged In Storm, Plus Slideshow

Dane Johnson & Kathy Justin accepting the city of Burien's Community Leader Award in 2009. As we first reported last week, a waterfront home belonging to prolific Burien artists Dane Johnson and... [Read more]

Disaster Relief Fund Set Up For Artist Couple Who Lost House To Storm

Disaster Relief Fund Set Up For Artist Couple Who Lost House To Storm

Dane Johnson and Kathy Justin Monday night, Nov. 22nd, was a very bad one for Burien couple Dane Johnson and Kathy Justin. These two prolific artists, known for their active involvement in the local art... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Burien Man’ arts fest SeaCompression is this Saturday night

REMINDER: ‘Burien Man’ arts fest SeaCompression is this Saturday night

REMINDER: SeaCompression – an arts-centric fundraiser festival – is returning to Burien this Saturday, Oct. 14, from 4 p.m. – Midnight. This year’s event will be FREE, all ages/kid-friendly... [Read more]

SeaCompression Arts Festival Fundraiser returning to Burien Saturday, Oct. 14

SeaCompression Arts Festival Fundraiser returning to Burien Saturday, Oct. 14

SeaCompression – an arts-centric fundraiser festival – is returning to Burien on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 4 p.m. – Midnight! This year’s event will be FREE, all ages/kid-friendly, and will... [Read more]

SeaCompression Arts Festival Fundraiser returning to Burien Saturday, Oct. 14

SeaCompression Arts Festival Fundraiser returning to Burien Saturday, Oct. 14

SeaCompression – an arts-centric fundraiser festival – is returning to Burien on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 4 p.m. – Midnight! This year’s event will be FREE, all ages/kid-friendly, and will... [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]

WEATHER: If you live near Puget Sound, be ready for possible flooding Saturday

WEATHER: If you live near Puget Sound, be ready for possible flooding Saturday

Photo from a Nov. 2011 storm at Three Tree Point courtesy Randy Schmidt. The potent remnants of Super Typhoon Songda are expected to slam into the region on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 15), and things could... [Read more]

Citizen representatives appointed to commissions, boards by City Council

Citizen representatives appointed to commissions, boards by City Council

The Burien City Council on Monday (March 16) appointed citizen representatives to several city commissions and boards. Shelley Brittingham, Alistair Christopherson, Erik Christopherson, Dane C. Johnson... [Read more]

PHOTOS: North beach of Three Tree Point hammered during Saturday storm

PHOTOS: North beach of Three Tree Point hammered during Saturday storm

BTB Reader Randy Schmidt sent us these great photos, taken around 11 a.m. Saturday morning (Nov. 29), from the private access on the north side of Three Tree Point, looking north as bulkheads were being... [Read more]

Honey Buckets Move In To Prep Burien For ‘SeaCompression’ Fest This Saturday

Honey Buckets Move In To Prep Burien For ‘SeaCompression’ Fest This Saturday

If you happen to drive by the vacant lot that once held Burien’s Interim Art Space Tuesday, you might notice some stuff is being moved in – today fences were installed and Honey Buckets brought... [Read more]

City Of Burien Proposing Changes To Flood Insurance Rate Maps

City Of Burien Proposing Changes To Flood Insurance Rate Maps

The City of Burien on Monday (July 11) announced that they will be proposing changes to Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)…

Snow, Extreme Cold & Serious Winds Have Major Impact On Burien Area (2010)

Snow, Extreme Cold & Serious Winds Have Major Impact On Burien Area (2010)

The combination of Monday’s snow followed by extremely low temps (our thermometer showed a low of 20 F overnight) with the knockout punch of some serious winds had a major impact on the Burien area,... [Read more]

URGENT: Burien Residents With Condemned House Need Trucks/Help!

URGENT: Burien Residents With Condemned House Need Trucks/Help!

URGENT: We just received this email from Julie Vithoulkas – a Burien house is being condemned and its two prolific B-Town residents need trucks to help haul their stuff up before they are locked out... [Read more]

LETTER: Did Highline Historical Society Steal “Night Of 1,000 Pumpkins” Idea?

LETTER: Did Highline Historical Society Steal “Night Of 1,000 Pumpkins” Idea?

The Burien/ Interim Art Space was close to two years of Kathy and my life and we closed with one of the most successful events of its kind to ever happen in Burien, The Night of 1000 Pumpkins. This event... [Read more]

The B-Town Blog's Top 11 Burien Stories Of 2009; Plus, Take Our Poll…

The B-Town Blog's Top 11 Burien Stories Of 2009; Plus, Take Our Poll…

by Scott Schaefer Publisher/Editor As 2009 (and the first decade of the 21st century) winds to a close, we’re taking a few moments to reflect on a very interesting year, full of new beginnings, tragic... [Read more]

PHOTOS: “The Passage” Leaves Burien, Begins Passage Back Home

PHOTOS: “The Passage” Leaves Burien, Begins Passage Back Home

Story by Scott Schaefer Photos by Michael Brunk On Thursday (Dec. 17th), “The Passage,” the large, two-piece Mother/Daughter sculpture by Dan Das Mann that anchored Burien’s Interim Art... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Dismantling Of Burien’s Interim Art Space Continues

PHOTOS: Dismantling Of Burien’s Interim Art Space Continues

Less than a year ago (Jan. 24, 2009), Burien’s Interim Art Space burst onto the city with a chilly nighttime grand opening celebration of fire, music, dancing, art, artists and more, and on Saturday... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Proof That The Art At Burien’s Interim Art Space Is Only Temporary

PHOTOS: Proof That The Art At Burien’s Interim Art Space Is Only Temporary

Driving past Burien’s Interim Art Space Friday afternoon, we noticed something was amiss. No, nobody had cleaned up the chunks of asphalt that everyone complains about, nor had anyone covered up... [Read more]

Celebrate Day Of The Dead With A Night Of 1,000 Pumpkins At B/ IAS Nov. 1st

Celebrate Day Of The Dead With A Night Of 1,000 Pumpkins At B/ IAS Nov. 1st

Burien’s Interim Art Space’s space in time is nearing its completion, with a Dec. 31st deadline fast approaching, and it’s fitting that the final big bash will be a special Day of the... [Read more]

“City Arts” Magazine Profiles Burien’s Interim Art Space

“City Arts” Magazine Profiles Burien’s Interim Art Space

Seattle’s City Arts Magazine recently published a story praising Burien’s Interim Art Space, saying that it “proves any empty lot can become an artistic spectacle.” The story, written... [Read more]