Soojin Kim, new Burien city attorney


Soojin Kim to Join the Staff on June 1stThe City of Burien has hired Soojin Kim to serve as its next City Attorney. She will replace the services provided by Kenyon Disend, PLLC, a municipal law firm which assisted the City on an interim basis after Craig Knutson’s retirement on October 15th. Kim comes from a professional background that includes a depth of public sector experience as well as private practice at the law firm of Graham & Dunn. She began her legal career at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office as Assistant Attorney General.

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Burien Representative Jaclyn Seifert is Vying for the Title of Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen

Burien, Washington – May 23-24, 2015 – Jaclyn Seifert, 15, of Burien, WA will be among twenty-six of the state's most talented, bright and beautiful young women, ages 13 to 17, in Burien, Washingtonto compete in the Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen (MWOTeen) competition, the “little sister” to Miss Washington and Miss America. The competition will take place May 23-24, 2015 at the Highline Performing Arts Center.

Promoting scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for Washington's teens, the MWOTeen contestants will be judged on personal interview, talent, evening wear and on-stage question, academic achievement and lifestyle & fitness in active wear.

Seifert, a Freshman at Kennedy Catholic High School, is promoting Combating Teen Depressen: You are Not Alone, There is Help. Seifert will be performing Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah” for the talent portion of the MWOTeen competition.

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Burien Beekeeping Club members at Boulevard Park Senior Living are, from left, Elsei Fetzer, Karen Hanley, Nancy Whitehair and Ron Steinman.

The beekeepers of Boulevard Park

Boulevard Park Place, a seniors community just off Military Rd S. above the Duwamish River at 125th S., is a place for bees too. Several residents got a bee in their bonnets to raise the busy creatures, importing them from far away Oregon and as near as Ballard.

The life of a honey bee is short and sweet (pun intended). Foraging up to five miles in a variety of directions, the girl bees do all the pollen searching while the boy bees stay behind to mate with the Queen while the drone bees build honeycombs for the fertilized eggs laid by, guess who,... the Queen.

Ron Steinman, general manager at the senior community, is also the head beekeeper. Ron entrusted Nancy Whitehair and Karen Hanley to assist several others including Betty Michaelsen, Elsie Fetzer, Kathleen Gosser, Kim Michaelsen, Mel Topf, Nedra Topf, Sandy Howard and Shirley Sibley.

Together the group makes sure the hive is taken care of with plenty of sugar water and bee food that looks a bit like peanut butter. The bees love it, according to Karen Hanley.

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