History Section

Burien UFO Festival will feature guest speakers for first time on Thurs., April 5

Burien UFO Festival will feature guest speakers for first time on Thurs., April 5

The Burien UFO Festival is returning on Thursday, April 5 after a one-year hiatus (some say abduction), and new this year will be guest speakers giving presentations in The Tin Theater. This fun annual... [Read more]

Open House for White Center Chamber of Commerce will be Wed., Feb. 21

Open House for White Center Chamber of Commerce will be Wed., Feb. 21

The White Center Chamber of Commerce – with support from the White Center Community Development Association – will be holding an Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 21. The event will be held from 4 –... [Read more]

School District announces decision on what new Highline High will look like

School District announces decision on what new Highline High will look like

From our sister site The B-Town Blog: After several weeks of public feedback, Highline High School project staff, architects, contractors and district leaders have reached a final consensus on the Design... [Read more]

Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration is Fri., Nov. 3

Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration is Fri., Nov. 3

Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration will be held at the Community Center from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. Don’t miss this fun-filled evening to learn about the rich... [Read more]

October is ‘Paint your Fire Hydrant Pink’ Month (aka Cancer Awareness Month)

October is ‘Paint your Fire Hydrant Pink’ Month (aka Cancer Awareness Month)

By Mark Ufkes October is Breast and All Cancer Awareness Month. To do our part to promote cancer health awareness, my remarkable wife Lois Schipper and I spent an hour painting our White Center fire... [Read more]

Evergreen High School celebrating 58th Homecoming TODAY – Fri., Oct. 6

Evergreen High School celebrating 58th Homecoming TODAY – Fri., Oct. 6

Evergreen High School will be celebrating its 58th Homecoming TODAY – Friday, Oct. 6 – and all are invited for an evening of reminiscing to support Evergreen HS Athletics. Alumni and community members... [Read more]

Grand (Re)Opening of Evergreen High School will be Wednesday, Sept. 6

Grand (Re)Opening of Evergreen High School will be Wednesday, Sept. 6

The Grand (Re)Opening of Evergreen High School will be Wednesday morning, Sept. 6, from 6:45 – 9:30 a.m. This free event is open to parents, alumni, and community members. “Help welcome our students... [Read more]

Free ‘Buddhism 101’ class offered at White Center Library Thurs., Aug. 24

Free ‘Buddhism 101’ class offered at White Center Library Thurs., Aug. 24

Do you believe in lasting happiness? More than 2500 years ago the Buddha taught that every human being is born with the ability to become happy. Nichiren Buddhism teaches that you can establish a state... [Read more]

Writer shares her thoughts on the passing of Steppenwolf’s Goldy McJohn

Writer shares her thoughts on the passing of Steppenwolf’s Goldy McJohn

By Rachel Lusby As many of you probably now have heard, the world lost an amazing musician recently – Goldy McJohn, original keyboardist and founding member of Steppenwolf, the band that brought us... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this national holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President,... [Read more]

Welcome to the New Rat City: A Look at the Gentrification of White Center

Welcome to the New Rat City: A Look at the Gentrification of White Center

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School As I sit on the bus, riding my way through White Center, it’s slowly become easier and easier to see changes happening around me. New buildings, new restaurants... [Read more]

Evergreen High School’s Class of 1967 holding 50th Reunion on Sat., Sept. 9

Evergreen High School’s Class of 1967 holding 50th Reunion on Sat., Sept. 9

Evergreen High School’s Class of 1967 will be holding its 50th Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 9: Finger food, cake, coffee and water will be provided. BYOB! Guest and members of other EHS classes are welcome! Bring... [Read more]

Who will be the ‘Unofficial Mayor’ of White Center? Meet the candidates

Who will be the ‘Unofficial Mayor’ of White Center? Meet the candidates

By Devin Otto Big Picture High School Intern On April 1, an exciting political race taking place within our small neighborhood will finally reach its conclusion. Since as early as Feb. 18, candidates... [Read more]

Big Al Brewing announces that it will be closing its entire operation

Big Al Brewing announces that it will be closing its entire operation

Big Al Brewing – located in White Center for the last eight years – announced on Thursday, Jan. 12 that it will be closing its entire operation. The company both brewed excellent microbeers and operated... [Read more]

King County Parks commemorates 25 years of serving White Center youth

King County Parks commemorates 25 years of serving White Center youth

Since its start in 1991, King County Parks’ White Center Teen Program (WCTP) has given White Center youth a safe, positive place to get involved in year-round recreation and educational programs and... [Read more]

King County Council will honor teenage boxers from White Center on Dec. 12

King County Council will honor teenage boxers from White Center on Dec. 12

On Monday, Dec. 12, the King County Council will recognize and honor the White Center PAL Boxing Club for its 2nd place performance at the National Jr. Golden Gloves Tournament in Nevada this summer.  The... [Read more]

Memorial unveiled for fallen King County Sheriff Deputies

Memorial unveiled for fallen King County Sheriff Deputies

County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn (center) is joined by King County Sheriff John Urquhart (right) and King County Sheriff’s Captain Greg Thomas (left) after the unveiling of the memorial for Sheriff’s... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Charming, historic 3-BD Burien home

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Charming, historic 3-BD Burien home

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this SATURDAY & SUNDAY – is a charming, historical home in Burien. This amazing home with 2... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

On the front steps of Burien’s deteriorating Highline High School on Saturday (July 23), families, residents, students and teachers came together to help kick-off Highline Public Schools’ Nov.... [Read more]

Riverton ‘Dollhouse’ is Berkshire Hathaway’s featured home for this week

Riverton ‘Dollhouse’ is Berkshire Hathaway’s featured home for this week

From Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest: Like many small towns in Western Washington, Riverton came into itself in 1903 when the Riverton Draw Bridge was built over the Duwamish... [Read more]