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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]

Writer shares her thoughts on the passing of Steppenwolf’s Goldy McJohn

Writer shares her thoughts on the passing of Steppenwolf’s Goldy McJohn

By Rachel Lusby As many of you probably now have heard, the world lost an amazing musician recently – Goldy McJohn, original keyboardist and founding member of Steppenwolf, the band that brought us... [Read more]

REVIEW: Burien Little Theatre Gets Creative with ‘The Who’s Tommy’

REVIEW: Burien Little Theatre Gets Creative with ‘The Who’s Tommy’

  by Rachel Lusby The Burien Little Theatre took a walk on the wild side with their theater adaptation of The Who’s 1975 rock opera, “Tommy.” “Tommy,” (played by The Who’s front man Roger... [Read more]

Society Of Professional Journalists Names B-Town Blog ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’

Society Of Professional Journalists Names B-Town Blog ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’

My Oh My! – Saturday night (May 21st) at Safeco Field, The B-Town Blog team hit a major home run when it was named ‘Best Hyperlocal Website’ by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)... [Read more]

‘Ay Man’ It’s Goldy McJohn! And He Is, In Fact, Still Alive In The Burien Area

‘Ay Man’ It’s Goldy McJohn! And He Is, In Fact, Still Alive In The Burien Area

by Rachel M. Lusby After years of ups and downs, Goldy McJohn, (best known as the original keyboardist for Steppenwolf,) is happier than ever; and, despite rumors, also still alive in the Burien area. Born... [Read more]

Happy Birthday To Us – The B-Town Blog Is 3 Years Old Today!

Happy Birthday To Us – The B-Town Blog Is 3 Years Old Today!

Three years ago today (Dec. 11, 2007, to be exact), from a humble dining room table in a home in Burien, The B-Town Blog came unto this planet, chock full of hopes and dreams of informing, entertaining... [Read more]

Memories Of Carly Henley: “Love Wins”; Plus, Local Memorial Saturday Night

Memories Of Carly Henley: “Love Wins”; Plus, Local Memorial Saturday Night

[EDITOR’S NOTE: On Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 2008 Highline High grad, aspiring musician and UW student Carly Henley was found dead behind a frat house in the U-District, the victim of suicide (read our... [Read more]

“B-Boy” Brothers Rep’ Break Dance Culture For Burien

“B-Boy” Brothers Rep’ Break Dance Culture For Burien

by Rachel M. Lusby Burien brothers Donovan and Calvin Smolich began break dancing in their early teens. This year at a break dance battle called “The King of the Hill Graduation Jam” in Marysville,... [Read more]

Burien’s Roger Patten Floats New, Patented Idea For 520 Bridge

Burien’s Roger Patten Floats New, Patented Idea For 520 Bridge

by Rachel M. Lusby Burien resident Roger Patten, of Roger Patten AIA, says he has come up with the best way to replace bridge structures such as the 520 floating bridge by way of his invention, the “buoyancy... [Read more]

Burien Woman Bit By Marathon Bug, Runs One A Week For Full Year

Burien Woman Bit By Marathon Bug, Runs One A Week For Full Year

by Rachel M. Lusby Burien resident Tamara Mackey is not only a strong and active member of the business community, she is also an avid marathon and half marathon “fanatic” who ran 52 half-marathons... [Read more]

Burien Cancer Survivor Completes Seattle-to-Portland Ride – On One Wheel

Burien Cancer Survivor Completes Seattle-to-Portland Ride – On One Wheel

by Rachel M. Lusby Kevin Williams never thought life would take him here; to being a unicyclist who treks along with hundreds of bicyclists in 200 mile races, such as the Seattle-to-Portland race. This... [Read more]

Local Basketball Star-Turned-Poet Touches Hearts And Opens Minds

Local Basketball Star-Turned-Poet Touches Hearts And Opens Minds

by Rachel M. Lusby Fraught with sadness and anger, Keasha Beard plummeted into a deep depression for over two years. Now in her early 20s, Beard is back on her feet with a smile on her face. She has... [Read more]

Local Student Able To Continue Education Thanks To District Trust Fund

Local Student Able To Continue Education Thanks To District Trust Fund

by Rachel M. Lusby Highline High School graduate, Lucas Green, says he did not believe he would get the opportunity to pursue a higher education when he graduated in 2009, that is until teacher Katie Taylor,... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport Director Addresses Noise Issues At C.A.S.E. Meeting

Sea-Tac Airport Director Addresses Noise Issues At C.A.S.E. Meeting

Story & Photos by Rachel M. Lusby Noise problems were the primary topic on the minds of at least 30 attendees at Wednesday’s C.A.S.E. meeting (Citizens Against SeaTac Expansion). Managing Director... [Read more]

Sew Long Burien – Longtime Seamstress Closing Shop This Week

Sew Long Burien – Longtime Seamstress Closing Shop This Week

by Rachel M. Lusby & Janet Grella Local seamstress and artist Lupe “Marie” Montes is closing her shop, Marie’s Classical Tailoring & Alterations, located at 824 SW 152nd Street... [Read more]

Tales For Sale: Longtime Local Business Burien Books Is On The Market

Tales For Sale: Longtime Local Business Burien Books Is On The Market

Story by Rachel M. Lusby Photos by Jim Branson Longtime local business, Burien Books, is up for sale. Burien Books was owned and operated by Virginia Pearce for 50 years. Pearce passed away recently... [Read more]