Each week Burien Daily features one booth at the Burien Farmer’s Market. The Burien Farmers Market is a Discover Burien event held at Burien Town Square Park each Thursday through the summer from 11am to 6pm.
Jill Griffin is a long time Burien resident and Washington native who creates completely original and custom jewelry that she sells from her booth at the Burien Farmers Market and online on her website and Etsy store, What A Good Girl. She received her Bachelors of Arts in studio art and since has been making jewelry by hand around the Seattle metro.
“Every piece of Jill Griffin jewelry is an original, combining semi-precious stones, fresh water pearls, glass beads and sterling silver. Intricate in design and organic in inspiration, Jill’s work demonstrates an excellent sense of color and craftsmanship. Her pieces are designed to withstand the wear and tear of daily use, making them as enduring in quality as they are in style. Her wide variety of necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and earrings offer something for every taste and occasion. (more…)
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.
This last week of beautiful weather has got me looking forward to summer! Last Thursday, in Burien’s sunny weather, was the first Farmer’s Market of the season! Looking at the fresh cut flowers, veggie & fruit stands, smelling the kettle corn, and enjoying friendly neighbors also made me very excited for summer.
I was thrilled to find fresh rhubarb that we are going to use for a recipe today.
When I was thinking through different ways I could use this ingredient, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie was the first thing that came to mind. I decided to take this traditional recipe and create a new way to enjoy it.
Strawberry Rhubarb Frozen Yogurt with Crumb Topping! Lets see how this turns out :) (more…)
May is here and with it comes a week full of sunshine and the first Farmers Market of the 2013 season.
Shop abundance of fresh produce, handicrafts at Burien Farmers Market
At 5:30 on Tuesday evening, members of Discover Burien have the opportunity to elect five new individuals to the Discover Burien Board at the annual Discover Burien Members’ meeting at Masonic Hall in Olde Burien.
There are currently eight members running for five open seats. Current Vice President Lori Alden and Member Ali Levich are the only incumbents making the other six candidates new to leadership in Discover Burien.
Each of Discover Burien’s members will be allowed one vote in tonight’s election and members must be in good standing to vote. Below are descriptions produced by each candidate. Candidate’s descriptions are organized alphabetically.
CANDIDATES FOR THE 2013 DISCOVER BURIEN BOARD ELECTION
LORI ALDEN | PRUDENTIAL NORTHWEST REALTY (non retail)
Lori has been serving, volunteering and warmly welcoming people to the City of Burien for many years. She has held both President and Vice President Positions within her 10 years on the Discover Burien Association Board of Directors, and with
your support, she hopes to extend her role as a business leader and community liaison. Playing a pivotal role in the ongoing growth of Discover Burien, Lori leads guiding the organization toward a positive, inclusive environment and strives to maintain the mission of; connecting business, people and organizations through engaging partnerships, innovative experiences and relevant programs.
She is currently an active Membership Ambassador, along with volunteering for many other nonprofits that make our community a wonderful place to work, live and play.
SUZANNE GREIVE | PUGET SOUND HOME INSPECTIONS (non retail)
My name is Suzanne Greive. I am a wife, a mother and a grandmother. I have lived in Burien for 14 years. My husband went to high school in Burien, so when we married it was a comfortable and familiar place to call home. My hobbies are gardening, raising honey bees and chickens, traveling, cooking, camping, and entertaining.
I run a volunteer effort called Cut Out Hunger. We collect manufacturer coupons from organizations in the community and combine them with grocery store sales to buy food for the food bank, Hospitality House and St. Bernadette’s church. I also teach couponing classes at the Burien Community. I am a board member of the Burien Economic Development advisory panel and a member of Soroptomist. I am writing a book called 101 Things to Do in Burien.
I am a certified Home Inspector and run my own business with my husband. Prior to home inspection I worked in commercial real estate. Prior to working in real estate I worked for NW Airlines as a Customer Service agent and Boeing as an IT rep. (more…)
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…)
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…)