Adventurous Volunteers Needed
We are hoping for even more volunteers than last year – even people who can only survey every now and then. Please share this email with anyone you know who might want to volunteer.
Be part of Miller/Walker Creek Stewardship
How many adult salmon return to Miller and Walker Creeks in Burien, Normandy Park, and SeaTac each year? This program is teaching us that the numbers can vary a lot! We also investigate how many of these fish are stricken by pre-spawn mortality each year, and thus how many are surviving long enough to lay the eggs of the next generation.
This Sunday, Aug. 4 combine a leisurely urban walk, good company, and a lot of Public Art!
The City of Burien is launching its new Public Art Walking Tour
by partnering with a WABI Walk-n-Talk… Wear your walking shoes!
From 2-4 p.m. Start at 2 p.m. at the Burien Community Center Annex Skate Park, corner of 4th SW and 146th SW.
Included will be:
• A tour map
• Special presentation by local artist Phillip Levine!
• Tea tasting and snacks at Phoenix Tea
For more information:
On July 27, Burien Arts and GreenStage will present “King Lear” at Dottie Harper Park, 421 S.W. 146th St., at 7 p.m.
“A Midsummers Night Dream” will be presented at the park on Aug. 3.
This is a reversal of the schedule originally published.
Latino Theatre Projects and Burien Little Theatre are joining forces again this summer to present a co-production of the passionate Beauty of the Father, written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz, opening Aug. 2 in English.
This production follows a successful and critically acclaimed co-production of Cruz’ Anna in theTropics last summer.
In Beauty of the Father, a young American woman travels to Spain to meet her long-estranged artist father and falls for his Moroccan companion.
Cruz explores the conflict between love and sacrifice in an unrequited love triangle in Andalusia, where the restless ghost of Spanish poet/playwright Federico Garcia Lorca wanders the streets, conversing with the living.
This show is suitable for ages 13-plus due to some adult themes and content.
Beauty of the Father will be performed at Burien Little Theatre from opening night on Aug. 2 through Aug. 25. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Alaska Airlines and the Washington Restaurant Association have filed a lawsuit seeking to block the SeaTac City Council from sending the airport workers minimum-wage Initiative to voters later this fall.
The lawsuit from Alaska Airlines and the Washington Restaurant Association asks the King County Superior Court to prohibit “the City of SeaTac and the City Clerk from taking any further steps to place the proposed Ordinance before the City Council for action or any other steps to forward the proposed Ordinance to King County for placement on a ballot for any election.”
Alaska’s lawsuits specifically ask the court to order the City of SeaTac to pay for the “Plaintiffs’ costs and attorneys’ fees” for filing the lawsuit.
Alaska Airlines and the Washington Restaurant Association, represented by corporate law firm Davis, Wright, Tremaine, filed their demands for an immediate injunction on July 8th. They are joined by Filo Foods and BF Foods, two Sea-Tac Airport concessionaires.
OFFICIAL Angle Lake Shore Club FIREWORKS STATEMENT
On behalf of the Angle Lake Shore Club we want to apologize for the late start to this year’s fireworks show.
It is our understanding that this delay was attributed to a late delivery of shells by the fireworks vendor to the preparation site therefore not allowing the contracted pyro- technicians adequate time to get the materials safely loaded and prepped in the mortars.
Once the show was started the displays were quite nice until a little over half way through an 8” shell inadvertently exploded just as it left the mortar throwing one technician into the water. This was cause for the momentary interruption of the show until injury and damage assessments could be completed.
Fortunately there were no injuries however the incident did adversely affect the remainder of the show.
The crew on board the barge proceeded to sporadically fire off those shells they deemed to be safe.
From this experience the Shore Club has learned that communication is paramount in putting on a show of this nature.
Leash up your Pooch and come walk with us at Lakeview Park for our 4th Park N Bark. Meet other Burien dog owners and lovers and find out what B-Town D.O.G. is all about, while investigating Lakeview Park.
We will meet on the west side (6th Ave SW) at 11 a.m. Look for the balloons.
SeaTac Rotary proudly dedicated a neighborhood park located next to Galliano’s, to charter member and club founder, Gene Tonnemaker on Friday June 14th. The park was built by Rotary members and community partners as part of a community enhancement project.
The dedication included comments from Mayor Tony Anderson, Rotary Assistant Governor Isabella McPeak, ILS Manager Joseph Emmanuel and Past President Diane Gallegos. Afterwards everyone gathered for an ice cream social and a game of volleyball.
SeaTac Rotary titled the park, Integration Peace Park for two significant reasons. First, because the property is owned by Integration Living Services, a non-profit organization that has an adult living facility for the disabled next to the park property. And second, because it has become a peaceful and inviting place for people from various cultures to gather, eat food, visit, and connect.
Burien Arts press release:
Did you know that Burien arts started the Strawberry Festival in Burien back in the ‘70s? It's true. It got too big for the little non-profit to handle, so they passed the torch to the city. We are still one of the anchors of the festival. We have not missed one year.
We are the only non-profit food vendor. We operate solely with volunteer help. This year we got a lot of help from a group of students from Highline High School and the Skills Center. We would have been lost without them.
Because of our great team and the great weather we were able to have a record breaking year in sales, up about 20% from last year.
We had only one gallon of the fabulous northwest berries left unopened when the festival closed at 4:00 PM on Sunday. We have gallons of leftover juice from straining the frozen berries. The juice was brought to the Bread of Life Mission in downtown Seattle. They were very appreciative.
The plastic tubs that the berries are packed in are washed and reused and/or recycled.
Now it’s easier to hop on your bike, head into town and do your shopping at the local businesses.
We’ve just installed a couple dozen, sparkling new, custom-designed bike racks around town, through the collaborative efforts of WABI Burien and the City of Burien’s Parks and Public Works Departments. And there are more racks coming!