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Benefit screening of local UFO film will be at Tin Theater Tuesday night, Dec. 16

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 12:07

A benefit screening of the locally produced, award-winning UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” – for the Burien Actors Theatre and the Highline Area Food Bank – will take place on Tuesday night, Dec. 16 at the Tin Theater, starting at 6 p.m.

“The Maury Island Incident” is a 30-minute film that tells the forgotten, tragic story – taken directly from declassified FBI documents – of Harold Dahl’s June 21, 1947 UFO sighting near Maury Island, and the first reported ‘Man In Black’ encounter that happened to him the very next day.

Each screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Filmmakers.

Cost is $10 per person + 2 items of non-perishable food items for the food bank.

The film – which was shot in Burien (at the Tin Room!), Des Moines, Tukwila and off the shores of Maury Island during the summer of 2013 – had its world premiere at the Big Island Film Festival, and its North American premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival.

It has also screened at the Port Townsend, Burbank, Local Sightings, International Family, Tacoma and Gig Harbor Film Festivals, where it won an Audience Choice Award for “Best Narrative Short.”

It was also awarded the competitive Washington FilmWorks Innovation Lab funding during production, and special episodes premiered as IndieFlix’ “first original series” in August, 2014.

Directed/Produced by Scott Schaefer from a script by Writer/Producer Steve Edmiston, it features Seattle-area actors Tony Doupé, Allen Fitzpatrick, John Patrick Lowrie, David S. Hogan and many others. It was Executive Produced by John White, and Produced by Scott and Laura Beth Peterson and Danny House.

Here’s a brief review from noted paranormal/UFO radio host Clyde Lewis:

“The tension in this film is so thick you can cut it with a knife. The Maury Island Incident captures a moment in time long forgotten by most UFO researchers. It also reopens those Cold War feelings that are nothing but a forgotten memory in the post 9/11 era. Bravo!”

Screenings will be held hourly, starting at 6 p.m., then again at 7 and 8 p.m., followed by a Q&A session with filmmakers.

Tickets are $10 each – and are available for online purchase by credit/debit card:


Collectible t-shirts and posters for the film will also be on sale in the lobby.

The Tin Theater is located at 923 SW 152nd Street.

Get FREE Santa Photos taken at Berkshire Hathaway offices on Saturday, Dec. 6

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 07:30

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest will be participating in Winterfest in Burien on Dec. 6, with FREE Santa Photos from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.!

“It’s Winterfest in Burien!” reads an announcement. “You and your family are invited to stop by and have your picture taken with Santa compliments of Berkshire Hathaway Northwest Real Estate.”

Winterfest is an annual event sponsored by Discover Burien that runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on SW 152nd Street in Burien.

Celebrate the Holiday Season by shopping locally at this annual community event that includes free horse and carriage rides, hay rides, hot treats and in-store specials.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest, located at 930 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien.

PHOTO: A Thanksgiving rainbow

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:36

BTB Reader Chris Rimple sent us this great photo, taken Thanksgiving morning from Burien of a rainbow passing by Blake Island (click image to see larger version):

Celebrate Burien Actors Theatre’s re-emergence with ‘Fire Watch Party’ Dec. 10

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:03

Join Burien Actors Theatre for a party to celebrate BAT’s re-emergence from the Dec. 10, 2013 fire at the theater (read our previous coverage here) – and thank those who put out the flames and helped BAT stay afloat afterward – at their ‘Fire Watch 2014 Party’ on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the rebuilt theater.

Fire Watch 2014 is a thank you party and fundraiser that rocks with a live rock n’ roll band: The Superchargers, playing classic rock (some of the members are regulars in the bands for BAT’s musicals).

Enjoy dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvre – and BAT’s bar will be open with fire-themed drinks.

Turbo Turkey will fill the band breaks with improv.

The party starts at 7 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m.

There is a $5 cover, and tickets will be available at the door.

BAT requests people RSVP to [email protected] or 206-242-5180 by Noon on Dec. 10 so they get get a head count for food needs.

Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

Burien Actors Theatre gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t get on a DVD or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.

ChoralSounds Northwest kicks off 30th season with Christmas concerts Dec 13-14

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:52

Under the baton of new Artistic Director Ryan Ellis, ChoralSounds Northwest (CSN) will look back at its first 30 years of music-making in Burien with Shining Night on Dec. 13–14.

The Christmas show includes dozens of singer and audience favorites from past years, like Biebl’s Ave Maria, White Christmas, African Noel and the hysterical Grandma’s Killer Fruitcake among many other unforgettable numbers.

The concert ends with CSN’s unique take on Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah.

There will be two performances of Shining Night on Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.

All concerts are family-friendly and feature bright costuming, creative choreography and festive sets.

Prime reserved seating tickets are $25 and festival seating is $20. Youth age 17 and under are admitted FREE with a paid adult attendee.

ChoralSounds Northwest, a Burien-based chorus of 60 men and women, is beginning its first season under the gifted baton of Artistic Director Ryan Ellis, as the chorus continues to work with Doctoral Candidates from the UW Choral Conducting program. Through this partnership, the dynamic artistic leaders for CSN have continued to focus its energy on polished choral performance. Audiences have been delighted by concerts showcasing CSN’s return to high-quality musicianship combined with all the family-friendly fun they have come to expect. ChoralSounds is a part of Northwest Associated Arts, which includes KidSounds Northwest, YouthSounds Northwest, TeenSounds Northwest and SilverSounds Northwest.

WHAT: ChoralSounds Shining Night –

WHEN: Dec. 13, 7:30 pm; Dec 14, 2pm

WHERE: Highline Performing Arts Center – Burien

TICKETS: $20-25 (17 & under free with a paid adult ticket)

INFO: www.northwestassociatedarts.org or 206-246-6040

VIDEO: Resident paddles past Orcas en route to Alki from Three Tree Point

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:58

Burien resident Art Aquino shot this video last Saturday (Nov. 22), while he was paddling his outrigger canoe 10 miles from Three Tree Point to Alki Beach.

Watch closely and you can see some other paddlers – er, we mean swimmers – namely, some Orca Whales!

“Downwind SUP cross training sometimes involves paddling crafts other than a board,” Art said. “Paddling an OC-1 helps you read the water and surf bumps from a different perspective and if your lucky sometimes you get unexpected company!”

(watch closely at 0:43, 1:03 and 1:16):

Gliding with Orcas in the Puget Sound from Art Aquino on Vimeo.

To learn more about our local ‘Downwind Gladiators’ who paddle with the fishes, visit: https://www.facebook.com/DownwindGladiators

Celebrate Live and Local! The best Jazz Musicians in the Northwest play in Burien

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:43

by Shelli Park

If you want to add a higher dimension of cool to spice up your December entertainment be sure you are present at Black Zia Cantina on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. starting Dec. 3.

Historically, Burien hasn’t been known as a destination to hear live jazz. If you have the hankering to listen to a bit of jazz you have had travel to a place like Tula’s in Seattle, or the Royal Room in Columbia City, to catch a hot set. Not anymore! Burien resident Ryan Burns is working to change that.

Burns has been a resident of Burien off and on for over 25 years. He is one of Burien’s most talented, yet most humble, residents, and if you listen, you’ll catch his wicked sense of humor. He graduated from Highline High School in 1990, then studied piano at Berklee School of Music in Boston. Burns has been teaching and playing music professionally for over 20 years. As a teacher, Burns spent time on faculty at University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University. In 2010 Burns opened Burien School of Music which offers private music lessons for all ages and experience levels. He currently offer piano, guitar and bass lessons, specializing in jazz, blues, rock and pop.

Burns performs regularly with his own Ryan Burns Trio, and plays jazz piano and keyboards in Wayne Horvitz Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble, Electric Circus, HarryBu McCage, Matt Jorgensen +451, and others. Burns plays rock keyboards in Mike McCready’s Flight To Mars, and Zeppelin infused groups Urban Achievers and Black Vinyl All-Stars, often doubling on bass and guitar. Burns performed with the Tacoma Symphony, wrote music for the Food Network TV show “Food Nation with Bobby Flay,” and recorded dozens of CD’s, including six as a leader. You may be familiar with his side projects 3-Tree Point Blues Band and Permanent Record which are comprised of Burien natives, often appear at local events.

Bringing his passion and talent for music to Burien, Burns has hosted different variations of the Ryan Burns Trio Wednesday nights at Black Zia Cantina since June. He took the month of November off but is gearing up to bring you more, and you should not miss out! He draws some of the most talented jazz musicians from Seattle to join him on the modest stage located on 6th Ave SW in the former location of the fabled Sal’s Deli. Burns knows how to create just the right mood with keyboard, MOOG, and sometimes the Hammond B-3.

Here is what Burns has lined up for December!!

  • Dec 3: Ryan Burns Trio – https://www.facebook.com/events/268791213245342/

    The Ryan Burns Trio explores the classic piano trio format, much in the lineage of greats Ahmad Jamal, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans. RBT consists of fretless electric bassist Steve Kim and drummer Jacques Willis, and Burns experimenting with various analog keyboard sounds. The Seattle Weekly writes “Burns has a fantastically fertile brain, prodding the music with unexpected voicings and twisted runs; as with the best pianists, his comping is as intriguing as his solos.”

  • Dec 10: Eagle’s Idea – https://www.facebook.com/events/610270589083121/

    Eagle’s Idea is a twist on the classic Hammond organ trio, featuring the great Joe Doria (McTuff, Michael Shreive’s Spellbinder) – Hammond B-3, Ryan Burns (Flight To Mars, Bebop and Destruction) – Piano and Moog, and Eric Eagle (Jesse Sykes, Wayne Horvitz) – Drums.

  • Dec 17: Being John McLaughlin – https://www.facebook.com/events/296330930560484/

    Being John McLaughlin is the clever name for the local ad-hoc sextet tackling the phenomenally complex, combustible, and beautiful music of 1970s jazz-fusion deities Mahavishnu Orchestra. McLaughlin is, of course, MO’s superhumanly dexterous guitarist/leader and one of the catalysts in Miles Davis’s paradigm-shifting electric period. His group’s first two albums— 1971’s Inner Mounting Flame and 1973’s Birds of Fire—remain overwhelming sources of quicksilver inventiveness and spiritual profundity (go to “The Noonward Race” for instant proof) on the level of those early Tony Williams Lifetime LPs, Miles’s Dark Magus, and Return to Forever’s Romantic Warrior. – Dave Segal (The Stranger)


  • Tristan Gianola — Guitar
  • Mark Taylor – Sax
  • Alicia DeJoie — Violin
  • Ryan Burns — Keyboards
  • Geoff Harper — Bass
  • John Bishop — Drums

Black Zia Cantina is located at 15212 6th Ave SW in Burien – it’s where all the cool kids will be on Wednesdays in December!!

PHOTOS: Kite Boarder catches air off Normandy Park Community Club Beach

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 17:27

BTB Reader Dory Hamlyn took these photos Sunday (Nov. 23) of a kite boarder enjoying the freshening wind just off Normandy Park Community Club Beach (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

“Yes, he landed on his feet!”

If you’ve taken some great photos lately and want to share them with our ~80,000 Readers, email your high-res .jpegs to [email protected]…thanks!

Meet Young Adult Author Julie Bragonier Minnick at Page 2 Books this Saturday

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 14:57

Julie Bragonier Minnick, Author of “Trinity Heart: Snow Angel”, will be at Advertiser Page 2 Books this Saturday, Nov. 22, at 2:30 p.m.

Minnick is an author of young adult novels who loves to explore the spiritual, the strange and the paranormal.

Her latest book tells the story of Trinity Heart, a witty and cynical high-school junior, who finds herself caught up in a world where demons and angels walk among us. But these are not your grandma’s Sunday school angels! They are young, Gothic and seductive.

Come meet Julie and learn about her book this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Page 2 Books, located at 457 SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien!

For more information, visit www.page2books.com.

BAT’s irreverant comedy ‘Bob’s Holiday Office Party’ opens Friday, Nov. 28

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 20:37

Celebrate the season with the irreverent comedy ‘Bob’s Holiday Office Party’ at Burien Actors Theatre, opening Friday, Nov. 28 and running through Dec. 21.

The show incorporates original live music before the show and at intermission.

In this comedy in which no cows are sacred, insurance agent Bob Finhead’s whacked-out friends and clients stop by his small-town Iowa office for their chaotic annual holiday bash. The town mayor, the twin farmers, the stoner who sees UFOs, the mayor’s clean-freak wife, the sheriff, the town floozy and the pastor’s wife have already RSVPed for this year’s raucous event. Will Bob live his dream of escaping to the big city to work as an inventor, or is his life’s purpose already under his nose? Will any of it matter once the party starts, and the inventions and the drinks hit the floor?

“Devastatingly funny!”— L.A. Times. The show has been a smash hit in L.A. for 18 years.

The show is suitable for ages 13-plus due to some adult language and content.

Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. New this season, student tickets are just $10. Bring nonperishable food for local food banks and get $2 off ticket–one $2 food donation discount per ticket. For tickets, special deals or other information, go online to www.burienactorstheatre.org or call 206-242-5180.

And don’t forget to print and use this exclusive $5 off B-Town Blog Coupon:

Click image to print Coupon.

Burien Actors Theatre is located at 14501 4th Ave SW; phone: (206) 242-5180.

Isaiah Crowson is stage directing the show.

Also featured are the diverse acting talents of:

  • Jenn Kennelly (Marjorie)
  • Amy Korver (La Donna)
  • John Lynch (Joe)
  • Thomas Maier (Bob)
  • Marine Madesclaire (Carol/Brandy)
  • Ian McIntire (Roy)
  • Casey Raiha (Elwin)
  • Leslie Youngblood (La Voris)
  • Dan Zertuche (Marty)

Allan Loucks is composing original incidental music for the show, including preshow and intermission music that will be played live to heighten and extend the audience’s experience of the production.

Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

Burien Actors Theatre gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t get on a DVD or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.

Tickets at the Box Office:

All Shows:

  • General: $20.00
  • Senior/Student: $17.00

OPENING NIGHT: Only on Nov. 28, get $5 off each ticket in the purchase if you wear your weirdest Christmas sweater, hat or jewelry. Good only for purchases at the door.

DATE NIGHT: Only on Nov. 29, all tickets are half price.

SEVEN DOLLAR SUNDAY: Only on Nov. 30, all tickets are just $7! Remember, Sunday is a matinee performance only.

Dinner and a Show Package: This package includes a two-course meal at Mark Restaurant & Bar plus a ticket to the show; cost is $35 per person. Contact the Mark at 206-241-6275.

REMINDER: Don’t miss out on the ‘Vision 20/20′ Art event Saturday night!

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:02

Affordable art, a buying frenzy, fun food from local restaurants, marvelous music, refreshing wine and beer, great raffle prizes—all for a great cause, and all happening this Saturday night, Nov. 22!

That’s the annual Vision 20/20 Art Sale hosted by the Burien Arts Association this Saturday the 22nd at the Burien Community Center, 147006th Ave. S.W.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is free but donations are welcome.

Browse small artwork by local artists. When the bell rings, grab your favorites and pay just $40 a piece. Proceeds are divided between the artists and the Burien Arts Association.

To see the beautiful art to be featured, visit the Burien Arts Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/335454796625961/

More information at www.burienarts.org or 206-244-7808.

Advertiser Page 2 Books to host 10 local Authors in one day on Nov. 29

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 18:39

Advertiser Page 2 Books will be celebrating Indies First on Small Business Saturday by hosting 10 local authors in its store on Saturday, Nov. 29, to meet customers, talk about their writing and sign copies of their books.

Small Business Saturday is a national promotion designed to encourage consumers to shop at locally owned businesses in their community. Indies First is a campaign to promote independent bookstores like Page 2.

“We’re pleased to have such a great response from writers, who welcome the opportunity to meet loyal readers and those they hope will be,” said Jenny Cole, co-owner and manager of Page 2 Books. “Our customers, in turn, love being able to meet the authors of books they love, and to discover new books and authors whose works they’ll enjoy.”

The 10 authors participating in the event write in categories including mysteries, historical romance, young-adult fiction, paranormal, fantasy and children’s picture books.

The authors scheduled to appear and the times they’ll be at Page 2:

  • 10 a.m.: G.H. Prichard, author of the paranormal books “An Uninvited Guest” and “Hunt for the Witch,” and co-author (with her sister) of children’s books about the adventures of a loveable chihuahua pup.
  • 10 a.m.: David Alan Morrison, author of the fantasy novel “Guild of Immortal Women.”
  • 11:30 a.m.: Lowell Press, author of the young-reader adventure novel “The Kingdom of the Sun and Moon.”
  • 11:30 a.m.: Wendy Delaney, author of the “Working Stiffs” cozy-mystery series, whose titles include “Trudy, Madly, Deeply” and “Sex, Lies and Snickerdoodles.”
  • 1 p.m : Carol Hervin, author of “Boots Finds A New Home,” a children’s picture book.
  • 1 p.m : Peyton Marshall, author of the debut novel “Goodhouse,” a dystopian thriller.
  • 2:30 p.m.: Wendy Wahman, author and illustrator of the children’s picture books “Don’t Lick the Dog” and “A Cat Like That.” In addition to reading from her book she will draw for and with kids; activity sheets from her books will be available for children to color.
  • 2:30 p.m.: Judith Laik, author of “The Unsuitable Bride” series of historical romances set in Regency England, including the latest title, “The Lady in Question.”
  • 4 p.m.: Mindy Hardwick, author of the young-adult novel “Weaving Magic.”
  • 4 p.m.: Katy Ann, author of the humor/romance novel “Babes in Soyland.”

The day-long event is free, and reservations are not required.

About Page 2 Books
Page 2 Books, located at 457 SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien, sells new and used books as well as book-related accessories, greeting cards, games, puzzles and gift items, as well as art produced by local artists. It opened at its present location with new owners Jenny Cole and Bill Virgin in November 2013.

More info at http://www.page2books.com/home/

Resident Virginia Wright celebrates ‘Burien’ in new book, coming out Dec. 8

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:18

Virginia Wright

Burien resident Virginia Wright has completed her first book – “Burien” – a compilation of photos and anecdotes about B-Town that will be released on Monday, Dec. 8.

Many locals know Virginia as the co-owner of Phoenix Tea in Olde Burien, as a Board Member of Discover Burien or from her many arts-related volunteer work around town.

And now, Virginia is an Author!

“Given the beauty of the landscape and its ideal location just south of Seattle, it’s easy to understand why Gottlieb Burian set down his 19th-century roots in the land that eventually became the city of Burien,” reads an announcement. “Incorporated in 1993, this gem of a small city sits perched on the edge of Puget Sound, just 15 minutes from SeaTac Airport. With a wealth of arts and cultural groups, an ethnically diverse community of shops and restaurants, a robust medical and wellness community, and city-sponsored public festivals and events throughout the year, Burien offers a wide range of experiences and opportunities for visitors and residents.”

“Virginia H. Wright has lived in the Three Tree Point neighborhood of Burien since 1996, enabling her to see Burien grow and change,” reads the Author bio. “As an arts and culture administrator and heritage professional, she works to support local arts and regional history. Her civic engagement includes serving as chair of the Burien Arts Commission, as well as holding a seat on the board of directors for Discover Burien. Through her volunteer activities, and also as a small-business owner in the Olde Burien neighborhood, she displays unwavering support of Buriens success as a city.”

The book’s Table of Contents includes:

  1. History and Links to the Past
  2. The Abundant Beauty of Nature and Parks
  3. A Thriving Community of Arts and Culture
  4. Festivals and Celebrations
  5. A Diverse Array of People and Commerce
  6. Development and a Vision for the Future

Our brief review:

Burien should be required reading for anyone living in its namesake city!

With more than 200 wonderful vintage photos and stories about our great city, with emphasis on arts, culture, diversity and much more, this book reads like an owner’s manual for residents!

You will learn things you’ve never heard before – including about several colorful residents – as well as appreciate information you may have forgotten.

A must read!

We caught up with Virginia recently to learn more about her new book and venture:

Q: Why did you write this book? What inspired it?
A: While I haven’t lived in Burien as long as some people, I have been and continue to be a passionate supporter of our city, and I wanted to be able to show some of the elements that define Burien as an interesting and vibrant community, with emphasis on fairly recent history. The book was a good way to pack a lot of individual pieces of information into one overall impression of Burien as a great place to be, as a resident or a visitor.

Q: Did you learn anything from writing it? (ie: new info about Burien or its residents)
A: Yes, I connected with other local people sharing their own information and memories, which was a great experience for me. It was also good to work with the publisher and an editor, which gave me the experience of working within a strict set of guidelines and timelines as an author.

Q: How long did it take to write?
A: That’s kind of hard to say. The work was spread out over about 9 months to a year, but a large portion of the work was done in a concentrated burst of productivity near the end.

Q: What’s your favorite part of the book? (ie: anecdote about Burien you didn’t know, etc.)
A: I’m not sure there is any one part I like best, but generally the thing I like most is the overall picture that it paints. Of course it wasn’t possible in a book this size to cover every possible piece of information, or go into great detail, but I’m hoping that some people in reading it will discover things that they did not already know about, and that it might spark curiosity in people to explore more of what Burien has to offer in terms of experiences.

Q: Where/how did you find content for the book?
A: Some of it was information I had collected and documented myself, but I worked with several other people and organizations locally who provided stories and photographs.

Q: Any other books planned?
A: I am currently in the layout stage of a children’s book I wrote, which is obviously a very different type of book from this one. It’s a collaboration with a local visual artist. I don’t have a publisher yet, so it has no timeline, but it is unlike any other book I’ve seen, and I am motivated to finish it and get it out there. I also contributed a written essay on tea and a photographic essay on artisan and antique tea wares for an annual print publication on tea culture that is coming out later this month.

Q: Any advice for other Writers?
A: Even if you’re busy with all kinds of other things, if you have something to say, take the time to write it. The process of organizing your thoughts and assembling them into coherent written form is a valuable exercise, whether you’re working on ideas that are fictional or working on a research based non-fiction piece.

Here are some images from the new book, courtesy Arcadia Publishing:

Burien, $21.99, Arcadia Publishing. Available at local retailers, online bookstores, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com, or (888) 313-2665.

Burien” is available to pre-order on Amazon now for just $16.66 (makes a great gift!):

7th annual Burien Arts’ ‘Vision 20/20′ Art Sale will be Saturday, Nov. 22

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 11:30

Mixing quality affordable art with a fun evening of music, food, wine and “buying frenzy,” the Burien Arts Association will be presenting its annual Vision 20/20 Art Sale on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Burien Community Center (14700 6th Ave SW) for this unique fundraising event.

Local artists each create 20 small works on sale for $40 a piece. Participants browse the art works displayed on walls looking for their favorites. When a bell rings, there is a mad scramble as patrons vie to grab favorites off the walls.

Hors d’oeuvres and raffle drawings add extra fun to the night.

Proceeds are divided between the artists and the Burien Arts Association.

For more details, visit http://burienarts.org/2vision2020/

Children’s Author Sid Shapira visits Advertiser West Seattle Montessori

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:56

Children’s Author Sid Shapira recently visited Advertiser West Seattle Montessori.

“West Seattle Montessori had a wonderful visit from Author Sid Shapira and his dog Danny. A wonderful story of a dog finding his forever home.”

Danny Dog the Book
A heartwarming story

Danny and his new daddy have teamed up to write a children’s book, Danny Dog – A rescue dog finds his forever home, about the experiences of a dog searching for his forever home.

It’s the heartwarming story of a little dog found on the street, taken in by a rescue organization, waiting to be adopted and, finally, experiencing the joy of finding his forever home.

Danny Dog – A rescue dog finds his forever home also illustrates the key role pet rescue organizations play in giving pets a second chance and a forever home.

A portion of the profit from this book will be donated to organizations such as Emerald City Pet Rescue, the organization that rescued Danny, to help these nonprofits continue their outstanding work in the communities they serve.

Please feel free to read more here: http://dannyrescuedog.com/about/

West Seattle Montessori School is located at 11215 15th Ave SW.

For more information, visit www.westseattlemontessori.com, or call 206.935.0427.

Also, be sure to “Like” them on Facebook here.

Holiday Bazaar for Relay for Life will be Dec. 6 at Resurrection Lutheran Church

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 15:48

The folks at Relay for Life of Highline will be holding a Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, located at 134 S 206th Street in Des Moines.

“This is our team fundraiser to raise money!” reads an announcement. “We have over 40 vendors and crafters!!”

For more info, visit http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=68810&pg=entry

PHOTOS: On a clear November day, you can see Mt. Si from Lake Burien

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 13:38

BTB Reader David Young sent us the following photos, of which he says:

“It was clear enough this morning to see Mt Si from our home on the south side of Lake Burien!”

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow:

If you’ve taken some great photos lately and want to share them with our ~80,000 Readers, email high-res .jpegs to [email protected]…thanks!

PHOTOS: Some colorful, winged neighbors frolick at Seahurst Park Beach

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:30

BTB Reader/Contributor Elston Hill took some great photos at Seahurst Park, of some of our rather colorful, winged neighbors.

“My wife Jackie and I love Seahurst Park now that it is open again,” Elston said. “In particular, the sea birds are great. And this morning at 8 a.m., we had the park to ourselves with the cold breeze and wonderful morning light.”

Here are some pics he took Thursday morning (Nov. 13), mostly of Barrow Goldeneye (click images to see larger versions):

And finally, as many of our Readers may recall, large container ships have recently been seen anchoring behind Blake Island waiting for an opening in Tacoma; here’s a rather artistic telephoto shot of one:

And yes – if you’ve taken some great photos lately and want to share them with our ~80,000 Readers, email high-res .jpegs to [email protected]!

‘The Nutcracker’ is coming to Burien Dec. 6!

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:39

Burien’s Momentum Music and Dance Academy will present two performances of “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“Over the past 8 years, Momentum has been developing their rendition of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker into a full-length ballet that has quickly become a Christmas tradition for families throughout the Highline area,” reads an announcement. “There is something for everyone, including Clara and the Party Scene, the antics of Fritz, and the Battle Scene between the Nutcracker and the Rat Queen. Audiences are amazed at Mother Ginger and mesmerized by the beauty of the Snow Scene. The opportunity to see such a beautifully done ballet, presented locally at an affordable price; while supporting the local arts and hard work of students from the Highline area is unparalleled!”

Performances will be at the Highline Performing Arts Center at 401 South 152nd Street, Burien.

For more information or to purchase tickets on-line, please visit www.MomentumDanceAcademy.org.

Tickets are also available at the Box Office the day of the show.

PHOTO: Fishing Boats off Vashon Island

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 14:45

BTB Reader Elston Hill sent us this nice telephoto pic taken from Burien Tuesday morning (Nov. 11), of which he says:

“This morning there are three fishing boats off Vashon Island across from Three Tree Point. Two of them pictured in this photo.”

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