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Burien’s ‘Classic Eats’ offers a daily Happy Hour that will rev your engine

Burien’s ‘Classic Eats’ offers a daily Happy Hour that will rev your engine

You may have heard that there’s a new spot to satisfy cravings and whet your whistle just at the end of SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien. But you may not know that Classic Eats is destined to become Burien’s... [Read more]

Ugandan Chess Champ Phiona Musei will be at SeaTac Community Center Thurs.

Ugandan Chess Champ Phiona Musei will be at SeaTac Community Center Thurs.

Phiona Musei – the Ugandan Chess Champion featured in the Disney film “Queen of Katwe” – will be making an appearance at the SeaTac Community Center this Thursday, Jan. 19. Doors will... [Read more]

REMINDER: Food Bank fundraiser concert at Des Moines UMC this Saturday

REMINDER: Food Bank fundraiser concert at Des Moines UMC this Saturday

REMINDER: ‘Saltwater Music Series’ – a fundraiser concert for the Des Moines Area Food Bank – will be at the Des Moines United Methodist Church this Saturday, Jan. 14, starting at 7 p.m. The... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Affleck’s <i>Live by Night</i> Suffers from Too Many Crooks in Kitchen

Past the Popcorn: Affleck’s Live by Night Suffers from Too Many Crooks in Kitchen

by Jeff Walls Live by Night is a new gangster drama from writer/director Ben Affleck.  The movie is based on a book by Dennis Lehane, who also wrote the book that Affleck turned into his first directorial... [Read more]

Mount Rainier Mini Cheer Camp will be Jan. 26 & 25

Mount Rainier Mini Cheer Camp will be Jan. 26 & 25

Mount Rainier High School Head Cheer Coach Cathy Banks will be hosting a winter mini Cheer Camp for grades K-8 on Jan. 25 and 26 from 6–7:30 p.m. each day at Mount Rainier High School Cafeteria. There... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding free concert this Saturday night

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding free concert this Saturday night

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding a concert this Saturday, Jan. 14, starting at 7 p.m. – an Evening of Folk-inspired chamber music, stretching from North America, to the British Isles,... [Read more]

Highline College celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with free events Jan. 17–20

Highline College celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with free events Jan. 17–20

The public is invited to free events and workshops Jan. 17–20, 2017, as Highline College hosts its 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week celebration. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Fear,... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Have the 2016 Hawks Improved Enough to be Contenders?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Have the 2016 Hawks Improved Enough to be Contenders?

By Greg Wright I guarantee that there’s one thing that has not been talked about on any other news site this week. A review of my 2016 analysis of Seahawk vulnerabilities. So I guess I’ll do... [Read more]

Highline Film Festival to show work of five students on Wednesday, Jan. 25

Highline Film Festival to show work of five students on Wednesday, Jan. 25

UPDATE: This post has been revised to reflect a new date – Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 – for the film festival screening: A tender film focused on family and backed by a simple soundtrack took top honors... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Hidden Figures</i> is the Real Deal for Oscar Consideration

Past the Popcorn: Hidden Figures is the Real Deal for Oscar Consideration

by Jeff Walls As I pound away at this review, Academy members have already begun filling out their ballots for the Oscar nominations which are to be announced on January 24th.   As usual, the list of... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Germain Ifedi Vows to Have My Press Credentials Revoked

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Germain Ifedi Vows to Have My Press Credentials Revoked

Satire by Greg Wright Since the Super Bowl loss to the Patriots, my mantra for Seahawks fans has been, “We’ll be back. One yard at a time.” If so, I don’t think it will be this... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Rocket Ships.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Rocket Ships.

by Dave Markwell 2016 sucked. Hard. It was without question the most challenging year of my life and maybe just simply the worst one I’ve ever had. I hope it dies in the dust of my history and not become... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Merry Beastquake 2.0 Christmas to You!

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Merry Beastquake 2.0 Christmas to You!

The following was originally published on Dec. 27, 2014. If it’s Christmas Eve and the Hawks are playing the Cardinals, what better moment can be recalled? By Greg Wright ‘Twas four days ‘fore... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Have you taken the #CassHolidayChallenge yet?

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Have you taken the #CassHolidayChallenge yet?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 14-year old special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016 she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. by Cass Huff Hey B-Town... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: Let’s hear it for our younger, positive citizens!

JACK MAYNE EDITORIAL: Let’s hear it for our younger, positive citizens!

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://www.b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/JackMayneEdiorial121616.mp3 This is the time of year when we put aside... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Of Color Rush, Concussion Protocol, and Interceptions

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Of Color Rush, Concussion Protocol, and Interceptions

By Greg Wright I’m certainly glad that the Seahawks played two games in the last seven days, and that they won the second of those in pretty flamboyant fashion. Saves me from having to write a total... [Read more]

REMINDER: Des Moines Gospel Chapel’s ‘Hark the Harold’ play is this Sunday

REMINDER: Des Moines Gospel Chapel’s ‘Hark the Harold’ play is this Sunday

REMINDER: Des Moines Gospel Chapel will be presenting a Taproot Theatre Christmas Play – ‘Hark the Harold’ – this Sunday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. This is a hilarious and poignant presentation of... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>La La Land</i> is What Hollywood Should Give Us More Of

Past the Popcorn: La La Land is What Hollywood Should Give Us More Of

by Jeff Walls Writer/director Damien Chazelle was an unknown before he burst onto the scene two years ago with Whiplash, a tough, but thrilling drama about the challenges a young drummer must face to... [Read more]