Tamara Chakos
Jerrod Sessler,Tamara Chakos, Nikki Sessler and photo bomb by Jake Sessler


By Tamara Chakos

This year the Burien Bite was a success in multiple ways. The best $2.00 I ever spent.

The food prepared by these local restaurants was such a fantastic way to bring awareness to their cuisine, the funds collected will be supporting several charities and the community coming together to mingle was priceless!

It was alot of fun strolling the neighborhood with my beau Karel, having some delicious nibbles along the way on a pleasant spring evening.

I had my favorites, though I didn’t always agree with some of my neighbors.

The Burien Bites 2015
1st Place: Maven Mercantile ( two years they have pulled out the win.)
2nd Place: Mark Restaurant & Bar
3rd Place: Oishi Sushi

My personal favorite dish of the evening was the Creme Brulee bite offered by Mark Restaurant...it didn’t hurt they also paired it with a prime rib and horseradish bite along with a BEER!

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Highline Becomes First School District in King County to Adopt School Bus Stop Paddle Camera Enforcement Program

Des Moines (April 13) -- Highline Public Schools announced today that in its ongoing efforts to protect the safety of its students, it is the first school district in King County to implement a school bus stop paddle camera enforcement program.

The cameras, which have been installed on five buses initially, are designed to capture motorists who are putting children at risk by ignoring flashing school bus stop arms as buses load and unload school kids. The enforcement program will launch at the beginning of May, and motorists caught on camera ignoring the stop arms will face a $394 fine starting in early June – before then motorists who are caught on camera ignoring the stop arms will receive a warning.

Highline Chief Operations Officer Scott Logan was joined this morning by King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove and Highline school bus driver Loren Young at a press conference at North Hill Elementary School in Des Moines to announce the new public safety program.

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Duwamish Alive! celebrates volunteers and river clean up efforts April 18

information from Duwamish Alive!

Volunteers at sites up and down the Duwamish River Watershed will join together for Duwamish Alive! on April 18, 2015 to roll up their sleeves, connect with the community, and keep these sites beautiful and healthy for people and wildlife.

This year, Duwamish Alive! is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of what has become a collaboration of over 30 partners that include community organizations, municipalities, non-profits, and businesses working together to build awareness about the Duwamish River, improve water quality and community health, and to preserve and enhance native habitat.

“In addition to environmental improvements, Duwamish Alive! brings this beautiful river to the attention of people from all over Seattle,” says James Rasmussen, Coordinator of Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Group. “While many think this river is dead, this event and the thousands of those who have volunteered their time are keeping this river alive!”

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