Is there a Van Gogh in your garage?

Haul out those treasures youÕve always wondered about and bring them to the Highline Historical SocietyÕs upcoming antiques appraisal and artifact identification day. On Saturday, September 20, from 10:30 AM Ð 4 PM, the Historical Society will be at the Burien Community Center with professional appraiser Chris Foss and Burke Museum archaeologists.

For $15 per item (reduced rate of $10 per item for Highline Historical Society members), Foss will give a verbal appraisal of your antique Ð bring a note pad to write down the information he provides. There will be a limit of four items per person. Jewelry, large furniture, and firearms will not be appraised.

And if you would like to bring in an interesting old bone, stone, or other relic, members of the Burke MuseumÕs archaeology department will be available from 10:30 AM Ð 3 PM to identify cultural objects found in the region. There is no fee for this service, but the limit is three items. No appraisals will be given.

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All the way from Renton

People from far and wide, including Scott Pfeiffer from Renton, come to the Burien Farmer’s Market on Thursdays to get fresh produce. Scott was drawn by the pepper stack he holds. When dried, he uses the peppers in his cooking.

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Kittens and kids at the Farmer’s Market.

Naomi Thomas, (6) of Burien, has feline fascination and hopes Grandma Emily Hitchens will let her take a kitty home from the C.A.R.E.S booth at the Burien Thursday Market last week. C.A.R.E.S is a non-profit formed by local residents and business owners to reduce the dangers of irresponsible pet ownership. The organization has a pet adoption program as well as sheltering lost and stray pets. A spay and neuter clinic is available including a licensing option for dog and cat owners. Online they can be found at As for Naomi, she might have to wait a bit as school is starting soon.

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