Neighborhood Groups

NHUAC press release:

North Highline Unincorporated Area Council invites you to the monthly meeting, Thursday, November 1, 7pm at the North Highline Fire Station (1243 112th Street, SW).

We are pleased to be hosting Brenda Bauer and Jay Osborne from the King County Department of Transportation, who will present an overview of current service delivery and "What to expect this winter and impacts from the diminishing budget."

As noted at previous meetings by the County DOT, and King County Council Member, Joe McDermott at NHUAC's Oct 4 Annexation Forum, the county has moved to a "tiered" level of service for unincorporated area roads. Under this plan, Tier 5 roads, 36 miles of which make up the residential streets in North Highline, will receive "virtually no storm and snow response. Maintenance will be limited and based on factors such as life safety and risk, resulting is a growing number of deteriorating roads. Users can expect to see some closures...these
roads may also be downgraded to a gravel surface.."


Press release:

The Annual Bicycle and Pedestrian Count will be taken at locations throughout Washington State in nearly 40 jurisdictions, including Burien.

Data collected from these counts will be used to monitor success in increasing bicycle and pedestrian travel as identified in the Washington State Bicycle Facilities and Pedestrian Walkways Plan while also providing critical data to support improvements to bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Let’s show them how many of us really are on foot or on our bikes!
We at WABI are opening up a rare volunteer opportunity for those who want to contribute to the bicycle and pedestrian counts for 2012. There are only about 18 volunteer spots left, so hurry!!!

The bicycle and pedestrian counts are, as you might guess, a tally of bicyclists and pedestrians at selected intersections. We do the tallies every year, in the same locations and compare and contrast trends over time.

The count is run by Cascade Bike Club and the numbers are all turned in to WSDOT.


Press release:


Wildlife Habitat –Home & Community

September 9, 2012, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Des Moines Library, 21620 11th Avenue S, Des Moines*

Courtney Sullivan, Education Manager of the National Wildlife Federation for the Pacific Region, will be our featured speaker in September. She’ll be showing how at home or in our community we can learn to create a place where people, flora and fauna can all flourish!

Whether you have an apartment balcony or a 20-acre farm, you can create a garden that attracts beautiful wildlife and helps restore habitat.

By providing food, water, cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young you not only help wildlife, but you also qualify to become an official Certified Wildlife Habitat® with National Wildlife Federation.

If you love gardening and connecting with people in your community, the National Wildlife Federation can help you certify your community as a Community Wildlife Habitat® -- a community that provides habitat for wildlife throughout the community--in individual backyards, on school grounds and in public areas such as parks, community gardens, places of worship and businesses.


Kellie Bassen is looking for volunteers to help start an official off-leash dog park at Hilltop Park in Burien.

The closest off-leash park now s Grandview Park in SeaTac.

Those interested should email Bassen at

Here’s part of her her email to us:

I was asked by Jack Block, Jr. to spearhead an effort to organize volunteers for a steering committee in order to convert Hilltop Park into an official off-leash dog park.

Burien is in need of an off-leash park where the city might even have dog-centric events in the future! Dogs love to run and socialize...and so do their owners.

Proper fencing, landscaping and a small agility course would be needed. As well as signage and a bag dispenser.

We are in need of 6-8 people (or more!) and will be getting together for a discussion next Thursday, 11:00 am at the Burien Press. (423 S.W. 152nd St.) They could just e-mail me if interested.

Kellie Bassen


Press release:

We’ve been walkin’ and talkin’ together for a year now. Wow… How very cool. Think back on the people you’ve met and the conversations you’ve had… the things you’ve seen because you were on foot instead of behind the wheel… Think of how much you look forward to the monthly stroll with neighbors you haven’t even met yet.
Join us on Sunday, August 5th for our First Anniversary Walk-n-Talk! We’re starting year two… Let’s wander along the same route we did on the first Walk-n-Talk a year ago: circumnavigating Lake Burien.
Location: Start at Burien Town Square. Meet at the grassy knoll

Who: Walkers of every level and ability

Date: August 5, 2012
Time: Meet at 2:00 p.m. Start walking at 2:15 p.m.

Route: A 2.25 mile loop going west from Burien Town Square, around Lake Burien, and back to Town Square. (Fairly flat, with some sloping areas. Only partial sidewalks provided.)


Press release:

AUDITIONS FOR: ChoralSounds Northwest
Performance or Event Title: Auditions for Fall 2012 Concert

Description: Rediscover the fun of singing by joining ChoralSounds Northwest (CSN). New members are especially welcome to this Burien-based mixed-voice adult chorus that performs traditional choral music as well as new arrangements with a decidedly theatrical style. Be a part of the exciting renaissance of Burien’s own ChoralSounds Northwest, under the gifted direction of new Artistic Director Brian J. Winnie.

CSN’s 2012-13 season will include four concert runs, including the return of a Masterworks Performance in June which includes John Rutter’s Requiem and Gloria, as well as the popular Christmas and Spring concerts.

More Information about ChoralSounds Northwest:

Auditions: Adults 17+
Audience: All ages.

Admission Fee: Membership dues for singers are $60 for the quarter. Scholarships are available.


Press release:

Discover Burien will partner with up to two new or established 501©3 organizations each calendar year.

The relationship will be as a supportive partner, not as the lead or organizer of the event. The partners will be selected by the Board of Directors for the next calendar year.

Discover Burien Event Partnership may include, but is not limited to:
• Color and B/W copies at the Discover Burien office – For an amount determined by the Board of Directors (additional copies can be made at the Discover Burien office and paid at the established rate)
• Promotion – The event will be listed on the annual Event Calendar, event announcements/promotions will be included in the Discover Burien Newsletter, Facebook, etc.
• Marketing - Assistance will be provided on case by case basis
• Event Logistics
• Supplies – Tent, tables, chairs, etc.
• Other assistance

To apply for the Event Support opportunity, please send a letter describing your event, how you would like Discover Burien to be a partner and why you believe your organization should be selected.

Good seats available

The Hi-Liners press release:

Performance Dates
July 13-15 at the Burien Annex. Get map and directions at 
All Seats $10 — All Seats Reserved. G-rated productions featuring performers age 7-15.

About Into the Woods, Jr.
An engaging and funny musical comedy that twists familiar fairy tales into a brand new story. When a Baker and his Wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell; swindling, deceiving and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk)!

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The Highline Times reported on the Angle Lake 4th of July fireworks show, and got a lot of comments regarding its cost, about $10,000, and the length of this year's show, about 12 minutes. You can read that article by clicking here.

Below, the Angle Lake Shore Club has issued this statement:

For what it's worth, the (Angle Lake) Shore Club has released a public statement regarding the 4th of July Fireworks show produced over Angle Lake.

Our intent is to state the facts: The show was certainly not of the quality we had prepared for, that we are working together with the city representatives to obtain answers for what occurred, and we're allowing an opportunity for our long time contracted partner to provide a detailed explanation of root cause and proposal to mitigate the situation.

Angle Lake Shore Club issues statement on disappointing SeaTac fireworks display
Photo credit: 
Photo by Steve Shay

Angle Lake Fireworks in Sea Tac, a delight or a dud?

Press release:

Latino Theatre Projects and Burien Little Theatre are seeking two male actors, 40s-50s, for their joint production of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning “Anna in the Tropics,” written by Nilo Cruz.

One is a principal role, the other has a small speaking part and he is present throughout the play. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition, Cuban/Spanish accent not required.

Synopsis: “Anna in the Tropics” is a poignant and poetic play set in Florida in 1929 in a Cuban–American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and entertain the workers.

The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination. Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize.

Performances are at Burien Little Theatre in Burien from Aug. 3 through Aug. 26, 2012. Rehearsals begin at end of June.

Stage director Roy Arauz.

$100 stipend provided.

Burien Little Theatre seeking male actors, all ethnicities, for 2 roles in “Anna in the Tropics”
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Book cover

The Burien Little Theatre seeks two male actors, all ethnicities, for roles in “Anna in the Tropics”. Pictured is the book cover.

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