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Northwest Mural Masters will be creating live Art in Burien this weekend

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:05

A group of Artists will be presenting a weekend of live art this coming Friday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 2 at the ‘Art Alley” located behind SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien.

The event – the first ever – is called “Northwest Mural Masters,” which is the brainchild of Sam Sneke, local artist and The Art Alley founder.

This 3-day mural festival will feature artists from the Northwest:

  • JOE NIX
    https://joeynix.wordpress.com/
  • HONOR ROLL
    http://honoredfour.com/
    Honor Roll is a collection of artists from the Seattle area who have been creating murals and working in community arts enrichment for over ten years.
  • THEY DRIFT
    http://carlosgaguilar.com/tag/graffiti/
    The collaborative work of Carlos Aguilar & Ksra
  • GAME NOT FAME
    http://gamenotfame.com/
    “The passion of Game Not Fame is artistic expression through imagery. Our experience transforming space translates well to any medium.”
  • KEL1ST
    http://kel1st.com/
  • KLASS RTW
    http://www.drymounted.com/pin/1116
    Klass, of The Rolling Thunder Writers of NYC Subway Graffiti fame. One of the most prolific, heavy-hitting graffiti crews in the history of graffiti art. RTW covered the period from 1976 well into the end of subway graffiti in the 1990’s. Known from their very psychedelic origins…from Central Park’s Band Shell to the One Tunnel…Where Hippie meets Hip-Hop, the funk gets stronger! And beyonder!
  • APAUL and SNEKE (our very own)
    http://instagify.com/media/1039366783965195771
  • And a few more…

The activity will take place in The Art Alley, a designated area situated between 4th Ave SW and 6th Ave SW on the SW 152nd Alley. NWMM is a wall painting event celebrating the different styles and collaborations of street art, graffiti and more traditional muralists. This type of art deters unwanted graffiti and other undesirable and illegal activities, while creating positive energy in neglected areas, such as alleys, and a sense of community.

Local business owners know the power of art and community, including newcomer Rita Dixson, owner of The Bridge in West Seattle. Dixson is opening a new business in the old Mick Kelly’s space (read our previous coverage here). She is a proud to be able to add her wall to the mix for the Northwest Mural Masters event, and excited to be a part of the community bringing visibility to The Art Alley and art to Burien.

Northwest Mural Masters

FRIDAY July 31:

  • Kickoff party at Black Zia Cantina (15212 6th Ave SW) with meet & greet, black book session. Meet the Artists, listen to their stories: 7 p.m.

SATURDAY August 1:

SUNDAY, August 2

  • Wrap-up painting – 11 a.m. ’til they’re done!!

Participating Walls – facing SW 152nd Alley between 4th Ave SW and 6th Ave SW:

  • Burien Press
  • A Place for Pets
  • Enviromech
  • Hawthorne & Co. – CPA
  • Rita Dixson Wall
  • 4 Panels set up in the alley. Look for surprise guests!!

PHOTOS: Russell Wilson takes on Joel McHale in Plane Pull fundraiser

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 15:05

Resident Elston Hill (along with his wife Jackline) spent Tuesday morning (July 28) on the tarmac at Boeing Field, where they captured some great photos of the fundraiser Plane Pull competition between Russell Wilson and Joel McHale.

These two Seattle celebrities went head-to-head to raise money to end childhood cancer. It was Alaska Airlines Chief Football Officer (and Seahawks quarterback) Russell Wilson vs Joel McHale, star of Yahoo!’s Community and E!’s The Soup, who served as captains of two teams competing to see which could best pull a 92,000-pound Alaska Airlines 737-800 25 feet in the shortest amount of time.

The main goal of this event was to build national awareness and raise money for Strong Against Cancer, a multi-year initiative dedicated to ending childhood cancer. Funds raised go directly to research in immunotherapy treatments developed by the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. In clinical trials, this breakthrough treatment has had a 91 percent success rate.

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow:

 

‘Strong Against Cancer’ is a nationwide initiative inspired by the immunotherapy discoveries at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. This initiative is a team effort on the part of hospitals, researchers, doctors, nurses, corporations, organizations and individuals. The captain of the team is Russell Wilson, quarterback of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, who learned about immunotherapy during his regular visits to Seattle Children’s Hospital. Clinical trials for this therapy are now underway and are producing exceptional results in eliminating childhood leukemia. The aim of the Strong Against Cancer team is to create a national philanthropic initiative with worldwide implications for curing childhood cancers through these immunotherapy treatments. For more information or to make a donation, visit strongagainstcancer.org.

Here’s what to expect at this Thursday’s Burien Farmers Market

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 14:28

Discover Burien – along with their Seasoned Chefs – will be welcoming guest Chef Heidi Pomeroy to the Burien Farmers Market this Thursday (July 30), along with an outdoor yoga class from Bikram Yoga.

Pomeroy is the owner and head chef at Maven Meals and Maven Mercantile, located at 641 SW 152nd Street. The Seasoned Chefs have been a welcome addition to the market this year. Every week at Noon they offer cooking demonstrations and prepare hundreds of samples featuring local seasonal produce available at the market. The recipes of the food they prepare are also available so guests to the market can prepare their own chef inspired creations at home. Cooking with fresh, local seasonal produce is not only healthy, it’s also quick and simple!

Also, Bikram Yoga Burien will be rolling out their mats at Noon on the grass next to the market near Burien Town Square, conducting a free yoga class. All are invited to this free event, even non-yoga types!

Come out to the market this Thursday – starting at Noon – to sample this recipe in person, take a yoga class…or just swing by the Discover Burien office any time to pick up the recipe to try yourself at home. Happy eating!

The Farmers Market runs from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Burien Town Square Park, located at SW 152nd Street and 5th Place SW.

ABOUT DISCOVER BURIEN
The Discover Burien Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation working on economic development, business recruitment & retention, education, promotion and marketing of the Burien community. We are a membership based organization, but do not limit our services to only members, we include the entire Burien business community. We work with Burien businesses to find solutions to their problems to help educate or direct to resources that are available. We also work as a liaison between businesses and city hall to help streamline issues. Membership and contributions are tax deductible.

More info at http://discoverburien.org.

PHOTOS: Museum of Flight soars with epic, historic aircraft

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:24

From our sister site The Tukwila Blog:

We are lucky to live near the Museum of Flight, a first-class air museum located at 9404 E. Marginal Way South, near Boeing Field in Tukwila.

Admission is $20 for an adult with senior and AAA discounts – but here’s the cool thing – it’s FREE from 5 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month, including parking!

The museum collection is amazing. Just a few of the airplanes shown below – which you can walk through – are the first jet powered Air Force One (flown by Eisenhower, Nixon, Khrushchev, Kennedy and Johnson), a British Airways Concorde, a Boeing 787, the Full Fuselage Trainer shuttle mockup that was used to train all Space Shuttle astronauts, a TWA – DC-2 (Predecessor of DC-3), and a World War II B-17.

More information at http://www.museumofflight.org.

Here are some photos by area resident Elston Hill (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

REMINDER: There are two FREE ‘Music in the Park’ concerts this week

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:39

Our friends from the city want to remind our Readers that there will be two FREE ‘Music in the Park’ concerts this week:

  • Wednesday, July 29: world music/acapella with “Abrace” (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Abr%C3%A1ce/117949546247) at North SeaTac Park, located at S. 128th St. & 20th Ave. S. in SeaTac.
  • Thursday, July 30: Salsa with “Buena Vibra” (http://buenavibrasextet.com) at Lake Burien Park, located at 14640 18th Ave SW in Burien.

Here’s the rest of the lineup:

2015 THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERTS
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Lake Burien School Park
1620 SW 149th Street
Directions

Rainout Location
Burien Community Center
14700 6th Ave SW
Directions

Thursday, July 30: Buena Vibra


Salsa
Thursday, August 6Modern Relic


Country Thursday, August 13Adrian Xavier


Reggae

Here’s the Wednesday night lineup at North SeaTac Park:

2015 WEDNESDAY NIGHT CONCERTS
6:30 – 8 p.m.
North SeaTac Park
128th & Des Moines Memorial Drive
Directions

Rain Location:
Park Gazebo

Wednesday, July 29: Abráce


Vocal Ensemble

Wednesday, August 5: THEATER-IN-THE-PARK (The 14/48 Projects)

The Journey of the Bell:
Tales of Wonder & Adventure
from Hans Christian Andersen

     
Ida and Lisbeth have always been together as the best of friends, inseparable through thick and thin, until the distant sound of a mysterious bell leads them apart on very different paths. Follow their journeys through the vivid imagination of Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless fairytales, including favorites like The Nightingale and The Ugly Duckling. Will Ida and Lisbeth ever find their way back to each other, or will their friendship be lost forever?

For more information, visit http://www.burienwa.gov/index.aspx?NID=792 or call (206) 988-3700.

Burien Arts Gallery presents ‘Deciduous Sky’ exhibit in August

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 19:31

“Olive Grove” by Julie Devine.

​”Verbascum” by Julie Devine.

“Deciduous Sky” is the title of Burien Arts Gallery’s August exhibit featuring landscape artist Julie Devine, with a reception set for Friday, Aug. 7 from 5 – 8 p.m.

The show will run from Aug. 5 – 30 at the Gallery, located at 826 SW 152nd Street.

Julie was born and raised in California, and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1991. She paints from the landscape, combining gestural brushwork and knifework into a distinctive, semi-abstract style.

Her work communicates a spirited appreciation for the outdoors and for the painting traditions of impressionist, post-impressionist, and abstract expressionist works she has loved since a child.

Her paintings reside in private collections and have been exhibited in the Pacific Northwest, New York, New Mexico, and Italy.

According to Julie, “My work is about spiritual experience in the landscape — those moments when the soul merges with the sky, the land, and light.

“Imagine making art outdoors – setting up an easel; arranging a palette of oil paint; laying out brushes, knives, and towels; and securing all of these against the wind. And as you paint, the sun moves across the sky, changing the light it casts, while pieces of dirt, grass, flowers, feathers, and fur fly into your work.

“The painting is partly your own, but partly crafted by the elements. You are deep in it, and your work is infused with your surroundings.”

Julie says painting outdoors has changed the way she paints.

“I have learned to favor palette knives for their speed and immediacy,” Julie declares. “Outside, among the changing conditions, I paint more quickly, confidently, and with thicker paint. I use more yellow.

”The colors come more intuitively and I make more of a mess. What I have learned from painting en plein air, I bring with me into the studio.”

Also in August, Artists United will feature portraits by award winning artist Anita Corby and a potpourri of paintings by new AU member Tracy Lemoine.

Fine-art jewelry will also be exhibited.

The Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, noon-6 p.m. and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.

It is closed Monday and Tuesday.

More information is available at http://www.burienarts.org or 206-244-7808.

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears take on Seattle Studs, but lose in 9th

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 13:51

[EDITOR’S NOTEThe following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn a Girl Scout badge for journalism, as well as qualify for a 4H photography project. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to [email protected]!]

Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 11

The Highline Bears took on the Seattle Studs Friday night, July 24.

It was a good game until the 9th inning when some Bear errors let the Studs score to win it 0-1.

Julia, President of the local Kiwanas Club, threw out the first pitch.

#21 Gibson started the game and pitched four innings. #7 Rowan-Kennedy took over and pitched the 5th inning. #13 Cook finished the game.

There were some questionable calls by the umps. In the 7th inning, #24 Meier tagged a runner out, but the ump called him safe. The Bears kept their cool and kept the score 0-0. In the 8th inning, Cook pitched so quick the inning was over before it started. Then, in the 9th inning, #7 of the Studs was ejected for bad sportsmanship. He was joined by Studs’ #3 who left the game in protest. An overthrown ball let a Stud score and even though Bears had been getting on base all night, they could not score against the Studs to tie up the game.

After the game, the kids ran the bases and asked the Bears for autographs. I think this confused the Studs, as no one asked them for autographs but the Bears were surrounded by fans.

There were extra spectators on the field for most of the game too – a flock of Canada Geese moved in and would not leave. I asked Kelly (#3) and Wesener (#11) what they would do if a fly ball came in their area.

“I would be fine with goose poop all over my uniform,” said Colton, “But I really did not think about landing on a goose until now.”

“I was thinking about that every time I went out there. I was worried I might hurt one if it got in the way,” said Myles, “I would carefully carry it off the field if it did get hurt.”

The geese left in the 8th inning after #1 Jones was tagged out between bases when a bunt went bad…I think they knew something was going to go fowl for the Bears and did not want to stick around to see it.

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow:

Julia throwing out the first pitch. (First woman to do it at a Bears game).

#1 Jones being chased by Studs between bases (he was tagged out).

#3 Kelly with a strange hit.

#13 Cook pitching.

#20 Archibald flying into second.

#23 Fitzhugh gets a hit.

#24 Meier with an out that was called safe.

#33 Terrell and some of the Canada Geese on the field.

The crowd having fun.

#7 Stud ejection protest.

Bears autograph session after the game.

Game statistics for the Bears can be found at:

There are several more photos at:

Thank you for your time and consideration,
– Isabel H
Age 11

PODCAST: Burien City Council problems; Sea-Tac’s new airport runway + more

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 18:01

Here’s episode #12 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation:

Burien City Council problems; Sea-Tac’s new airport runway; Burien Arts Gallery burglarized; fireworks over Fireworks in Normandy Park; Jack Mayne Commentary on the Burien council + more…:

Please subscribe to our Podcast, hear previous episodes and rate us on iTunes here!

Got Art? Come stroll Burien’s 3rd Annual Public Art Walk-n-Talk Sunday, Aug. 2

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 15:46

WABI Burien will be holding its 3rd annual Public Art ‘Walk-n-Talk’ on Sunday, Aug. 2, starting at 2 p.m.

Here’s more info:

Come join the 3rd Annual Burien Public Art Walk-n-Talk as we begin the FIFTH year (!) of our monthly walks. A couple of years ago, the City of Burien’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, along with Burien’s Arts Commission, created a walking map and signage for the 23 public art pieces around town. All walkers will receive a copy of this map, which we’ll follow to discover 20 of those art pieces.

WHEN: Sunday, August 2, 2015 (Rain or shine.); meet-up at 2:00. Walking starts at 2:15.

WHO: Walkers of every level and ability (dogs are welcome, too.)

WHERE: Meet at the Community Center Annex (Skate) Park, at the northwest corner of SW 146th and 4th Ave. SW.

ROUTE: We will start at the Community Center Annex, walking from number 1 – 5, then skip to number 8 at the Burien Courthouse. We will then pick back up with numbers 6 and 7, and then on to 9 – 20.

DISTANCE: About 1.5 miles, round trip, mostly flat with sidewalks.

For further information, please contact Maureen Hoffmann, WABI Burien President, [email protected]

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

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 22:08

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 crane is being used to build the new Pillar Properties apartment complex at Burien Town Square, and like other construction sites its height indicates how tall the new buildings will be.

Here are more photos of it, as taken by Scott Schaefer (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

For more info about this new construction, read our previous coverage here.

Three Tree Point Blues Band will play Tin Room Bar this Saturday afternoon

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:28

There will be Live Music at the Tin Room Bar this Saturday, July 25, featuring the “Three Tree Point Blues Band”!

The band will play from 2 – 4 p.m.

The Tin Room is located at 923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien.

Burien Arts Gallery broken into early Thursday morning

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 15:45

Anthony from Novus in Burien replaced the broken windows Thursday, July 23.

The Burien Arts Gallery was broken into and burglarized early Thursday morning (July 23) around 2 a.m., according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Police responded after PVT Security arrived on scene, after receiving an alarm call at around 1 a.m.

The glass front door was broken in and a glass case inside was also broken.

An employee from the gallery showed up, but could not verify or determine if anything was actually taken, Sgt. Jason Huock told The B-Town Blog.

There is no suspect info at this time.

If anyone has any knowledge of this crime they are asked to call Burien Police at (206) 296-3333, case #15-211145

Wooden Business Cards available now at Advertiser Burien Trophy

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:40

Ever given your business card to someone and wondered whether they’ll still have it a week from now?

Well, you can pretty much guarantee the longevity of your cards with the high-quality wooden cards … yes, wooden cards … you can have made at advertiser Burien Trophy, located on SW 153rd Street, just west of 1st Ave South.

Proprietor Angie Coy-Jackson tells us you can select 1/32nd or 1/16th of an inch thickness, and The B-Town Blog staff can tell you firsthand, these cards look … and feel … great.

“Very tactile. This card’s a keeper,” said one blog staffer.

Also, Angie showed us her laser engraving machine. What’s interesting about this is you can bring in any color photograph and Angie can engrave the photo on any number of materials, including wood, acrylic, metal and glass.

Laser engraved photos are so crisp and clear, they look like they are printed. They are a great way to forever capture those cherished moments.

Angie’s products, including trophies and medals, are very reasonably priced.

Burien Trophy’s name would be about twelve words long if it included everything they provide.

Here is a brief list of their products and services:

  • Award Certificates
  • Custom Engraved Signs
  • Name Plates and Badges
  • Ribbons
  • Achievement and Recognition Medals
  • Plaques
  • Pens, Clocks and Gavels
  • Sandblasting
  • Trophies (of course) for all occasions

Burien Trophy
213 SW 153rd Street
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 246-5371

http://www.burientrophyonline.com

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy FREE Shakespeare in the (Dottie Harper) Park this Saturday night!

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:22

Burien Arts Association will be hosting a FREE open-air Shakespeare in the Park production of “The Two Noble Kinsmen” from 7 – 9:30 p.m. this Saturday, July 25, at Dottie Harper Park.

Bring your chair, some snacks and beverages (no alcohol) and enjoy the free show.

The play is produced by GreenStage, Seattle’s longest-running Shakespeare company. Ryan Higgins directs “The Two Noble Kinsmen.”

A week later, on Saturday, Aug. 1, Burien Arts Association will present Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” The free production is also at Dottie Harper Park from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Amelia Meckler directs.

Dottie Harper Park is located at 421 SW 146th Street.

Alafair Antique & Estate Company holding Summer Blowout Sale this weekend

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 09:55

Advertiser Alafair Antique & Estate Company will be holding a huge Summer Inventory BLOWOUT SALE – with 40-70% entire store – all this weekend!

Includes all furniture, vintage movie posters, antique/vintage jewelry, LARGE vintage beer sign collection, art, vintage toys, vintage signs and more.

Come this Friday-Sunday, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., to Alafair Antique & Estate Company, located at 1835 SW 152nd St, Burien WA 98166; 206-682-5865.

All furniture, antiques, collectibles, art, barware, vintage kitchen ware, mancave items and more are all on sale.

WHEN: Friday – Sunday, July 24–27, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Alafair Antique & Estate Company: 1835 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA

CONTACT: http://www.alafairantiques.com or 206-682-5865.

Oh, and be sure to tell ’em you heard about this on the Blog!

Click here to view the embedded video.

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears struggle, lose against Everett Merchants

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 13:38

[EDITOR’S NOTEThe following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn a Girl Scout badge for journalism, as well as qualify for a 4H photography project. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to [email protected]!]

Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 11

The Bears played four games this past weekend. The first was Friday July 17, 2015 against the Everett Merchants. The Bears played well but could not seem to score, losing 2-6.

One exciting play during the game was when a Merchant ran into #8 Brice McCulloch at home and was called out. I missed the tumble but I got the umpire calling the player out.

#1 Jones at bat late in the game.

#8 McCulloch getting a Merchant out at home.

#14 Moore at bat getting an RBI.

Signing trading cards after the game.

Kids running the bases after the game.

The Bears let kids run the bases afterwards and the whole team signed baseball trading cards for them.

The Bears lost on Saturday against the Thurston County Senators.

The last two home games of the season are this coming weekend – Friday, July 24 against the Seattle Studs, and Saturday, July 25 against the Northwest Honkers. The Bears will finish their season on the road.

South King Media is proud to have been a founding Sponsor of the Bears, and we are thrilled that Isabel was able to take such amazing photos all season!

Game statistics for the Bears can be found at:

https://gc.com/game-5566927b5e6b3800221284cf

There are several more photos at https://www.facebook.com/HighlineBearsbyIsabel

Thank you for your time and consideration,
– Isabel H
Age 11

Tickets are available at the gate (their full schedule is here).

For more info, or to buy season tickets, visit http://highlinebears.com.

PHOTOS: A Crescent Moon Sunset

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 15:48

Resident Elston Hill captured another amazing Sunset from Burien Sunday night (July 19), showcasing the crescent Moon, an airplane, and some beautiful cloud formations (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

PHOTOS: Reconstruction of Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway underway

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 09:56

The Port of Seattle is reconstructing Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway (designated as 16C/34C), originally built in 1969, and scheduled to be completed and re-opened on Oct. 30, 2015.

The project includes installation of a new LED runway lighting system and an automated electronic Foreign Object Debris (FOD) detection system to provide additional safety on the runway. Portions of connecting taxiways are also being replaced along with associated electrical, water, and aging storm water infrastructure.

This is the first reconstruction of the runway since it was built in 1969. The runway was originally built with 14-inch thick pavement and a 20-year life design. Over the last 20 years, 600+ panels (out of 4000) have been replaced to keep the runway operational.

The project will cost approximately $95 million.

Upon completion, all three SeaTac runways will have been built or rebuilt in the last seven years. The new runway is designed to last 40 years.

Here are some great photos of the reconstruction, as shot by resident Elston Hill (with Jackline) on Friday, July 17 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

The port has received $15 million in FAA grants and anticipates another $10 million in future FAA grants. The remaining funding was allocated from Airport Development Funds, Airport Improvement Project Grants, and future revenue bonds.

The existing concrete from the runway is being recycled and crushed on site into gravel as the sub-base for the new runway. This is anticipated to be over 300,000 square yards of recycled concrete.  Over 200,000 square yards of new concrete will be placed for the new runway.

The new runway will consist of eight inches of crushed rock sub-base, four inches of asphalt, and 18 inches of Portland cement concrete. Over 16,000 feet of new storm drain pipe will be installed.

Additional Project Facts:

  • 16C/34C is 9,426’ in length. (Sea-Tac’s longest runway, 16L/34R is 11,901’ in length and its third runway, 16R/34L, is 8,500’).
  • Upon completion of the project, all three of Sea-Tac’s runways will have been constructed or rebuilt within the last seven years.
  • 16R/34L was built in 2008, while 16L/34R was reconstructed in 2009.
  • The lifespan of the reconstructed center runway is estimated to be 40 years.
  • The runway surface is made up of 4,000+ concrete panels, each measuring 20’ X 18.75‘. Over the course of the last 20 years,
  • 600+ panels have been replaced to keep the runway operational.
  • The concrete from the runway will be recycled and crushed on site into gravel that will be used as the sub-base for the new runway. This is anticipated to be over 300,000 Square Yards (SY) of recycled concrete.
  • Over 200,000 SY of new concrete will be poured for the new runway.
  • The new runway will consist of eight inches of crushed rock sub-base, four inches of asphalt, and 18 inches of Portland cement concrete.
  • Over 16,000 linear feet of new storm drain pipe will be installed.

For more info, click here.

 

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Bears, Fireworks highlight opening night of Jubilee Days

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:06

[EDITOR’S NOTEThe following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn a Girl Scout badge for journalism, as well as qualify for a 4H photography project. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to [email protected]!]

Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 11

I caught the Bears at the White Center Jubilee Days Carnival and Fireworks show Wednesday night (July 15) helping out.

Buntly and the players were kept busy with fans before the fireworks – they were handing out game tickets and trading cards. Their rookie baseball trading cards are awesome, I can’t wait to finish collecting them from all the players and get them signed at the games this weekend!

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow:

One of the many fireworks.

Buntly with fans waiting their turn.

#11 Wesener and #33 Terrell are really magical.

Part of the team after the fireworks show.

Game statistics for the Bears can be found at:

https://gc.com/game-5566927b5e6b3800221284cf

There are several more photos at https://www.facebook.com/HighlineBearsbyIsabel

Thank you for your time and consideration,
– Isabel H
Age 11

Tickets are available at the gate (their full schedule is here).

For more info, or to buy season tickets, visit http://highlinebears.com.

Here’s what’s going on at Jubilee Days:

SATURDAY, JULY 18TH:
11 a.m.: Car Show
Street Fair with local food, craft and art vendors
Kids Center
Carnival
Beer Garden

Main Stage Bands:
12:00: DJ T-Top
1:30: Tuck Foster and the Mossrites @tuckfosterandthemossrites
4:45: The Black Chevy’s The Black Chevys
7:15: The Salaem Band
8:30: The EriAm Sisters
9:30: Priest

Family Stage:
11:00: Mr Mario
12:00: Rob Stuverud
1:00: Scott Sparling Giggleworks
1:30: BT Rhythm
2:00: Fred the Juggler
2:30: Louie Foxx Louie Foxx
3:00: Rob Stuverud
3:30: Hard Days Night Beatles Band
4:30: Scott Sparling Giggleworks
5:00: Fred the Juggler
6:00: Louie Foxx BT Rhythm

SUNDAY JULY 19TH:
7:30AM-1:00PM: Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at Holy Family School (19th and Roxbury) $7. Children under 5 are free.
11:00AM: Parade
Street Fair with local food, craft and art vendors
Kids Center
Carnival
Beer Garden

Main Stage Bands:
11:00: DJ T-Top
12:15: Ian McFeron
1:30: Dead Letter
2:45-5:00: Rat City Rocks! Local White Center Band Showcase:
Princess Princess
Twisting Fate Twisting Fate
Pig Snout Pig Snout
5:30: HELL’S BELLES (All female AC/DC band)

Family Stage:
12:00: Reptile Man www.reptileman.com
1:30: Deano
2:30: Ballet Folklorico Citlali
3:00: BT Rhythm and the Mr. Mario Show
3:30: Auburn Dance and Music Center
4:00: Deano
5:00: Aubun Dance and Music Center
6:00: The Mr. Mario Show

For more information, visit http://jubileedays.org.

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