History Section

‘Throwin’ Samoan’ returns to Evergreen campus to honor his alma mater

‘Throwin’ Samoan’ returns to Evergreen campus to honor his alma mater

Photos courtesy Highline Public Schools Former Evergreen High, Washington State and NFL quarterback Jack Thompson returned to his alma mater on Friday, March 25, to present a commemorative NFL... [Read more]

Former Evergreen star Jack Thompson to bring Golden Football to campus Friday

Former Evergreen star Jack Thompson to bring Golden Football to campus Friday

Photo courtesy Pat Thompson Former Evergreen High and NFL Quarterback Jack Thompson will return to White Center this Friday, March 25, to present a commemorative NFL ‘Golden Football’ to honor... [Read more]

Rendering of new Highline Heritage Museum released

Rendering of new Highline Heritage Museum released

A rendering by Architect David Clark of the new Highline Heritage Museum was released this week. The museum will be located on the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 152nd Street in Burien, and will serve... [Read more]

Should White Center be annexed by Seattle? Informational talk will be Mar. 17

Should White Center be annexed by Seattle? Informational talk will be Mar. 17

Should White Center be annexed by Seattle? An informational talk dedicated to the topic of potential annexation of White Center by the City of Seattle will be held at Dubsea Coffee on Thursday, March... [Read more]

Containers arrive at new Highline Heritage Museum site

Containers arrive at new Highline Heritage Museum site

The Southwest corner of Ambaum and SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien was all abuzz on Wednesday (Feb. 17), as Marine Container Solutions delivered two 20-foot containers to the new site of the Highline... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Amazing waterfront at 3 Tree Point!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Amazing waterfront at 3 Tree Point!

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Sept. 27 – is an amazing 3-bedroom waterfront home near the tip of Three Tree Point! This... [Read more]

Free concert, film about native son Richard Hugo will be at Fieldhouse Oct. 11

Free concert, film about native son Richard Hugo will be at Fieldhouse Oct. 11

The famed native-son poet Richard Hugo will be given a jazzy tribute on Sunday evening, Oct. 11, at the White Center Fieldhouse (1321 SW 102nd Street), sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical... [Read more]

Longtime community advocate Irish McKinney killed in motorcycle accident

Longtime community advocate Irish McKinney killed in motorcycle accident

Longtime community advocate Irish McKinney was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident in California on Monday, Aug. 17. Irish was well-known to the White Center/Burien-area as both an avid Harley rider... [Read more]

Lakewood Park may be renamed after longtime advocate Dick Thurnau

Lakewood Park may be renamed after longtime advocate Dick Thurnau

Working with several community groups, King County Councilmember Joe McDermott is proposing an ordinance that would rename White Center’s Lakewood Park in honor of its longtime advocate, the late... [Read more]

First pitch of new Highline Bears Semi-Pro Baseball at Steve Cox Park May 30

First pitch of new Highline Bears Semi-Pro Baseball at Steve Cox Park May 30

On Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m., the Highline Bears will bring Semi-Pro baseball back to the Highline Community for the first time in over 30 years, when they take on the Snoqualmie Hurricanes at Steve... [Read more]

Wah Kue Restaurant to reopen – Grand Opening celebration is this Sunday!

Wah Kue Restaurant to reopen – Grand Opening celebration is this Sunday!

The historic and very popular Wah Kue Restaurant – which originally opened for business in Burien over six decades ago, is reopening with new owners. The Grand Opening celebration is this Sunday, April... [Read more]

Cambodian New Year celebration will be this Saturday, April 25

Cambodian New Year celebration will be this Saturday, April 25

A celebration for the Cambodian New Year will be this Saturday, April 25, from 10:30 – 5 p.m. between 15th and 16th Ave SW at SW 98th Street in White Center. “Come, celebrate and enjoy the festivities... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Ground officially broken for new White Center Library

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Ground officially broken for new White Center Library

Story & Photos/Video by Scott Schaefer Ground was officially broken for a new King County Library branch at 1409 SW 107th Street in White Center on Thursday afternoon, March 19. A tented V.I.P. section... [Read more]

Tukwila’s Foster High School Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary March 21

Tukwila’s Foster High School Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary March 21

The Bulldog community will honor the past, present, and future with a dance- and music-filled evening on Saturday, March 21. In 1915, the United States was on the brink of entering World War I, the 47th... [Read more]

Groundbreaking for new White Center Library will be Thursday, March 19

Groundbreaking for new White Center Library will be Thursday, March 19

Groundbreaking for the new White Center Library – to be located at 1409 SW 107th Street – is set for Thursday, March, 19 at 3 p.m. The current White Center branch, which was opened in 1976, is located... [Read more]

Seattle City Council again wants to annex White Center; plus, take our Poll

Seattle City Council again wants to annex White Center; plus, take our Poll

by Jack Mayne The Seattle City Council wants to ask the people of White Center and north Boulevard Park to vote on whether they want to be a part of Seattle. Annexation of the North Highline Unincorporated... [Read more]

Help former White Center Blog Writer Sarah Fox launch her ‘Downwind’ book

Help former White Center Blog Writer Sarah Fox launch her ‘Downwind’ book

Local Historian and former White Center Blog Writer (now Author) Sarah Fox is asking for the public’s help for her recently ­published book “Downwind: A People’s History of the Nuclear West.” This... [Read more]

King County Housing Authority sells final 54 lots of homes at Seola Gardens

King County Housing Authority sells final 54 lots of homes at Seola Gardens

The King County Housing Authority announced Tuesday (Sept. 2) that it had recently completed the sale of the final 54 lots for market-rate, single-family homes at Seola Gardens. The land purchase by a... [Read more]

Locally-produced UFO film premieres as series on IndieFlix

Locally-produced UFO film premieres as series on IndieFlix

EDITOR’S NOTE: “The Maury Island Incident” is a short film that was shot and produced locally during the summer of 2013, and released in May, 2014. It was Directed/Produced by WCB Founder/Publisher... [Read more]

Benefit screening of local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Aug. 1

Benefit screening of local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Aug. 1

A benefit screening of the locally-produced UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” for Discover Burien will take place on Friday night, Aug. 1 at the Tin Theater in Burien, starting at 7 p.m. “The... [Read more]