The following letter of candidacy was released by Steve Armstrong on May 17, 2013. Armstrong has filed to run in the King County Primary Election against Planning Commissioner Joey Martinez and Olde Burien resident Chuck Rangel for Burien City Council position #7 which is currently held by Mayor Brian Bennett. You can find more information about upcoming election here.
Hello my name is Steve Armstrong and I am running for Burien City Council / Position 7. I’ve lived in Burien for over 40 years. Attended Shorewood Elementary, Cascade Middle School, Evergreen High and the University of Washington. My children, Alex and Elena, attended local schools – St. Francis, Highline and JFK. I am currently employed by The Boeing Company (32 years) specializing in Contracts. My hobbies include: hiking, mountain climbing, fly fishing, tennis, volleyball and spending time with my family and friends.
I’m running for city council because I believe it’s time for a change and that I can help initiate this change. It appears that some Council members and the City Manager have lost touch with the citizens of Burien. Recent evaluations from the City Council are mixed as to whether the City Manager is performing to expectations. Council members do not (or will not) work together. This condition must change.
There has been a complete disregard for the voice of the people. An example is the attempt to annex Area Y. My aversion to annexation is based solely on economics and the best interests for all. Seattle, with a huge revenue / tax base, found it impractical to annex at the time. Why would our City Manager and some Council members believe that annexation was in the best interest and would enrich the lives of those living in Area Y as well as Burien? (more…)
Update: Fireweed Bead Co. has officially announced that their final day of business in Olde Burien will be Sunday, May 26th.
On Friday, May 17, 2012, Fireweed will begin their final liquidation sale. Merchandise will be priced at 70% off, seed beads and firepolish beads 80% off, and remaining displays and fixtures 20% off.
Fireweed will remain open Tuesday through Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm.
Original Publication 03.12.13: Another sad announcement for local and independent Burien businesses was made today: Fireweed Bead Co. in Olde Burien will soon be closing up shop.
Fireweed Bead Co. first opened their location in Olde Burien in 2002 and has been serving the region for 11 years, making it the longest continually running retail business in Olde Burien. The announcement of closure came Tuesday morning in the form of a letter to friends and patrons over social media. (more…)
Proud, Out Wonderful! (POW), an LGBTQ and allied youth group that meets at the Ruth Dykeman Navos campus on Lake Burien on Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm, is hosting a zombies vs. vampires themed prom. The prom will be held at the Burien Community Canter on May 17th from 7pm to 11pm.
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…)
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…)
Another sad announcement for local and independent Burien businesses was made today: Fireweed Bead Co. in Olde Burien will soon be closing up shop.
Fireweed Bead Co. first opened their location in Olde Burien in 2002 and has been serving the region for 11 years, making it the longest continually running retail business in Olde Burien. The announcement of closure came Tuesday morning in the form of a letter to friends and patrons over social media.
According to the letter, the decision to close came after much thought and consideration over the continued decline in sales at their Olde Burien location while their online sales increased. (more…)
Editor’s Note: On February 28, 2013, Burien will be 20 years old; just old enough to no longer be called a teen, but still not old enough to buy beer. To celebrate Burien’s exit from the teenage years, we are partnering with a number of local businesses to give away $20 gift cards. Each day we will publish an article about an independent Burien business who will be giving a gift card away. To win the gift card, all participants have to do is leave a comment on the article (the comment can say whatever you want and will not influence your chances of winning) and share the article with the hashtag “#happybirthdayburien” so we can track the posts. Winners will be selected at random and will be able to pick their prize up on March 1st at the appropriate participating business. Happy birthday Burien and good luck Burienites!
Skinperfect beauty bar boutique is one of the the oldest local businesses in Olde Burien. This year they will be celebrating their 8th year of being Burienite’s go-to place for expert waxing and skincare services.
The boutique is located just north of 9th Ave SW between Howard and Marge and 909 Coffee & Wine on SW 152nd St. Staff at Skinperfect bring over 25 years of combined experience. They feature hard to find skincare brands and offer complimentary skincare consultations.
Skinperfect recently expanded to offer both female and male Brazilian waxes. Darla, the owner and operator of Skinperfect, specializes in teen acne. (more…)
Crosswalk Ministries Church in Olde Burien is hosting a free party open to the public at 7pm on New Years Eve this Monday.
Crosswalk is providing free food, music, and crafts for children and there will be dancing and a toast at midnight.
The party will be held at 1005 SW 152nd St on the SW corner of Olde Burien.
New Years Eve Celebration
Monday, December 31st – 7pm -1am
1005 SW 152nd St
Burien, WA 98166