Tickets for the 2013 Highline Garden Tour are now on sale. This popular annual event will take place Saturday, June 8. It allows participants to visit inspiring private gardens in Burien, Normandy Park, and SeaTac and to learn about the latest in gardening techniques.
In addition, the self-guided tour features include artists and musicians in the gardens, plant sales to benefit both the Highline-SeaTac Botanical Garden and the Master Gardener Program, and information on building community through gardening.
Discount coupons and other specials are being provided by tour sponsors including Wild Birds Unlimited, Burien Bark, The Bean, Grand Central Bakery, Rodda and Sons Landscaping and Rain City Sewer and Plumbing. Additional support comes from John L. Scott realtor Susan Plecko and Discover Burien.
Advance tickets for the Highline Garden Tour are $15 in advance, with group rates of $12 per person if bought in groups of four or more. Tickets will be $18 on the day of the tour. Tickets can be purchased at Wild Birds Unlimited, 15858 1st Avenue S, #106; Burien Bark, 13258 1st Avenue S; and Sterling Bank, 224 SW 152nd – all in Burien. Tickets also can be purchased by calling 206-241-5786.
For more information about the Highline Garden Tour and about the Highline Historical Society, visit www.highlinehistory.org.
May is here and with it comes a week full of sunshine and the first Farmers Market of the 2013 season.
Every year, Highline’s Cove to Clover event gets larger.
This year’s extravaganza, with events spread from two pub crawls starting it all on Friday, April 26 to a snake pit dinner on Saturday to four different big races on Sunday, is no exception.
The cities of Des Moines and SeaTac are also joining Burien and Normandy Park in the fun.
Centerpieces of the activities are the fundraising runs on Sunday, April 28.
The 5K run starts at noon at the Normandy Park Swim Club (The Cove) at noon and finishes up at Burien Town Square. The 10K run also starts at noon and ends up at Town Square. The 10K takes off from the Normandy Park Towne Center at First Avenue South and South 200th Street.
Race organizers say there are no other races like these with suffering the name of the game as runners climb and climb up the ominously named “Snake Hill.”
At the top of the hill, runners are rewarded with great views of Puget Sound and music from a Highland piper. All the races will feature an obstacle called “The Uprising,” a Celtic battle reenactment.
Children and families can participate in the nearly one-mile Wee Race, beginning at noon. It starts and ends at Town Square. Organizers promise a “mini-snake hill” on the course. (more…)
Shop abundance of fresh produce, handicrafts at Burien Farmers Market
The official nominations for Discover Burien Board of Directors as selected by the nomination committee are as follows:
Additionally, running for election by petition are as follows:
Discover Burien’s Annual Membership and Board Elections meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 5:30 PM at Southgate Masonic Hall, 1004 SW 152nd Street Burien, WA 98166. At this annual meeting, we will conduct the election for Board positions.
Discover Burien is updating and clarifying the voting rules for the upcoming election. To be in line with the spirit of “one person, one vote” each person will have to be present at the election, a member in good standing, show id, and sign the registration sheet to receive their voters ballot. For individuals that are involved with Discover Burien through multiple memberships due to having their business (es), not-for-profit (s), and an individual membership, they must cast their individual ballot and designate one person to represent each additional membership. Each designated person must be present at the election, show id, and sign the registration sheet to receive and cast the ballot.
The member who needs to designate voters for any additional memberships can contact the Executive Director by email, phone, or mail prior to the election or in person at the time of the election. (more…)
King County Elections is hosting two free workshops for those considering running for office in the upcoming 2013 election.
The 2 hour complimentary workshops will cover topics such as filing for office in King County, submitting local voters’ pamphlet information, voter lists and data management, campaign sign regulations and basic public disclosure information.
The workshops will be held Thursday, April 25 from 2 to 4 pm and Saturday, April 27 from 10 am to 12 noon at the King County Elections office in Renton.
Members of the public, candidates, campaign managers, treasurers, and staff are invited to attend the 2013 Candidate Workshops
Those interested must RSVP as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com. (more…)
Roll up those sleeves to tackle trash and beautify Burien with fellow community members during the city’s annual Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 20.
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Burienites will be shredding confidential paperwork, picking up litter, eliminating graffiti, trimming shrubs, planting flowers and sweeping sidewalks. Clean Sweep was moved to a week earlier than in previous years to better coincide with Earth Day, which is on April 22 this year.
New this year, shred financial and other confidential paperwork at a great price while supporting local charities during Home Task’s Shred Day event from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The suggested donation for shredding the first box is a mere $10, and $5 for each additional box, compared to typical fees of around $35 for a regular box.
All proceeds from Shred Day go to nonprofits, and some of them will be at the event. Boxes of paperwork can be left at HomeTask before the shredding truck arrives. Home Task is located at 611 S.W. 152nd St., Burien.
During the 2012 Clean Sweep, more than 400 people eliminated over 8 tons of garbage from Burien’s streets, parks and commercial areas. (more…)
Press Release: We are pleased to announce Evan Reynolds “Voted “BEST Family Entertainer of the Pacific Coast” Magic Show is taking place in Olde Burien at the Tin Theater starting April 21st Sunday at 3pm – Every 3rd Sunday. Evan Reynolds presents “Magic” Voted “BEST Family Entertainer of the Pacific Coast! Buy Tickets online today! Only $5 & $10 Evan’s Magic Show! Best Show in Town!
Evan is bringing his solo show to the Tin Theater in Burien! The first show is April 21st, and it will continue on every third Sunday.
It is family friendly – but is NOT a children’s show, though your kids will love it as much as you will! (more…)