Festivals/Annual Events

Oh yes, we need a little Christmas.

From the musical "Mame."

Tomorrow Americans pause to celebrate Thanksgiving-a historically significant observance rich in tradition with roots that date to the origins of our nation.

Despite its profound meaning, however, this holiday has been relegated to little more than a brief pause in the Christmas shopping frenzy already underway.

"When I was a boy," to borrow a phrase from my father, Thanksgiving marked the unofficial end of fall at our family-including grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins-gathered together

11/21/2006

Was that the sound of strings-a-strummin'? And I thought I just heard a double-neck guitjo. Some unique sounds are going down on Delridge. And this is in addition to the already happenin' scene just down the street at the Skylark.

For a neighborhood that used to seem somewhat quiet when it came to live music, now the hills are alive with the sound of it.

11/07/2006

A house divided against itself can not stand.

Abraham Lincoln

Discover Burien was organized with fanfare four years ago, absorbing the still-young Merchants of Burien in the process.

Its stated mission (see www.DiscoverBurien.com) includes promoting local economic development and business recruitment and retention.

"We work with Burien businesses to find solutions to their problems," the statement adds.

Yet in recent weeks, rumors have surfaced that suggest the Merchants of Burien might be resurrected to represent a growing number of disgr

10/24/2006

Groundbreaking for Burien's long-awaited Town Square earlier this month heralded the advent of construction on a project city leaders hope will energize local business activity.

Yet even before work begins, discord along Southwest 152nd Street, which runs past the Town Square site, threatens to fracture the downtown business community.

The focus of this unrest is Debra George, executive director of the Discover Burien Association, organized in 2002 to promote both the city and its businesses.

But some downtown restaurant owners say that since last spring, Georg

10/24/2006
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Discover Burien director Debra George pauses during an event she organized in downtown Burien. Recently, she has come under fire from some Burien businesspeople. Photo by Jerry Robinson

Bring the little monsters to downtown Burien for some family-friendly fun, ranging from a costumed dog parade to scary storytelling, at Boo in Burien on Saturday, Oct. 28

The event, sponsored by Discover Burien Association, will take place along Southwest 152nd Street in downtown Burien. A free hayride will move event-goers along the street.

Beginning at noon, pet owners can register the family pooch for the third annual Costume Dog Parade. A registration donation of $2 is suggested.

10/24/2006

Hay bales, piles 'o pumpkins, and brats on the grill. It's fall in Fauntleroy and the community is ready to soak up the best of the season.

This Sunday (Oct. 15 from 3 p.m.

10/10/2006

THE FESTIVAL IS BACK. This photo from last year's Fauntleroy Fall Festival gives you a hint as to the fun and frolic of this year's entry this weekend.

Was that the sound of strings-a-strummin'? And I thought I just heard a double-neck guitjo. Some unique sounds are going down on Delridge. And this is in addition to the already happenin' scene just down the street at the Skylark.

For a neighborhood that used to seem somewhat quiet when it came to live music, now the hills are alive with the sound of it.

10/03/2006

School spirit and a high school homecoming parade will add traditional fall pep to Burien's fifth annual OctoberFest/Von Boorian Days on Saturday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 1.

New this year, the Highline High School Homecoming Parade at 10 a.m.

09/26/2006

Was that the sound of strings-a-strummin'? And I thought I just heard a double-neck guitjo. Some unique sounds are going down on Delridge. And this is in addition to the already happenin' scene just down the street at the Skylark.

For a neighborhood that used to seem somewhat quiet when it came to live music, now the hills are alive with the sound of it.

09/19/2006

GRAMMY-NOMINATED ARTIST ELIZA GILKYSON. A pedigree musician, Eliza's father was famous for his song "Bare Necessities," her brother was a member of the LA punk band X, and her sister was a vice president for a major record label for 23 years. Eliza was a Grammy nominee for best folk album for her "Land of Milk and Honey."

The Ugly Yard Contest is back at the Plant Amnesty sale and fall festival. This unique once-yearly sale is a "must-do" for anyone who loves gardening.

Plant enthusiasts can choose from a large variety of plants donated by the Pacific Northwest's finest nurseries. Shoppers can also pick from unique offerings from members' private gardens.

The huge selection of new and recycled shrubs, trees and perennials is available at bargain prices - just in time for fall planting.

Clear your bank card for this happening sale on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

09/12/2006
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