HOLIDAY HELP: Here’s how to support firefighters’ gift-giving this season

November 26th, 2022 Tracy Posted in Holidays, How to Help, White Center news No Comments »

We’re still not back to the safety level that would enable donation drives at fire stations, so here’s how you can support firefighters’ gift-giving for area families:

It’s that easy!

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FOLLOWUP: White Center Library Guild bazaar success!

November 22nd, 2022 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center Library, White Center news 1 Comment »

Thanks to Gill Loring for the photos – he reports the White Center Library Guild‘s Holiday Bazaar last Friday and Sunday was a success!!

Among the shoppers, Gill reports, was someone buying things to help Ukrainian refugees this holiday season.

Shoppers ranged widely in age.

And if you wonder what that room at the library looks like post-bazaar – here’s the scene after the cleanup on Monday.

The White Center Library Guild is an all-volunteer group, and its work supports programming at the library.

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CONTINUING SUNDAY: White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale

November 18th, 2022 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center Library, White Center news No Comments »

From a martini-themed plate to a cuddly plush octopus …

… gift ideas for all ages can be found at the White Center Library Guild‘s Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale, in its first of two days at the library 1409 SW 107th) until 4 pm. Lots of holiday stuff too:

If you don’t get to the library today, the bazaar’s second day will be on Sunday (the library’s closed Saturday), 11 am-3 pm. Proceeds help library programs.

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White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale set for November 18 and 20

November 11th, 2022 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center Library, White Center news Comments Off on White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale set for November 18 and 20

Time to start holiday-season shopping! Next Friday and Sunday (November 18 and 20), the White Center Library Guild can help – with the Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale:

The library is at 1409 SW 107th.

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4TH OF JULY: Two weeks away from first one with North Highline fireworks ban

June 20th, 2022 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news 2 Comments »

Two weeks from tonight, it’ll be the first Fourth of July in North Highline since the fireworks ban took effect in unincorporated King County. As county officials have said previously, the first year is educational – violators will get warnings rather than citations. So here’s what you need to know:

With this year being the first that fireworks aren’t permitted, King County is emphasizing community education about the new rules and is deferring issuing citations for a year. However, that doesn’t mean folks will be able to light fireworks without repercussion. As of June 14th, residents have been able to report violators to the King County Permitting Division:

-Online by visiting kingcounty.gov/reportfireworks (Users will have to sign up for our system)

-Phone: 206-848-0800

King County will issue a warning to violators and include them in our records. If the behavior continues, these violators will likely be the first to eventually receive citations.

Local Services is finalizing the details of how violators will be cited beginning in 2023.

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VIDEO: Lighting White Center’s 2021 Christmas tree

December 5th, 2021 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news 3 Comments »

That’s the 2021 White Center Christmas tree in all its splendor, in the mini-park outside Mac’s Triangle Pub at Delridge/16th/Roxbury. Mr. and Ms. Claus were there for the occasion:

So were some excited kids:

The actual lighting – before dark – had a few stops and starts, but good cheer all around:

For the icing on the cake, the pub was showing the Seahawks game, and they were on the bring of their 30-23 win over the FortyNiners.

P.S. The tree is sponsored by not only Mac’s but also Center Tool Rental and Meat The Live Butcher.

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SUNDAY: White Center Community Christmas Tree Lighting 2021

December 2nd, 2021 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news Comments Off on SUNDAY: White Center Community Christmas Tree Lighting 2021

That’s the White Center Christmas Tree in 2019. What will it look like this year? Be the first to see by attending the tree lighting this Sunday (December 5th), 4:20 pm outside Mac’s Triangle Pub (9454 Delridge Way SW).

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YOU CAN HELP: Holiday drive for local families starts today

November 10th, 2021 Tracy Posted in Holidays, How to Help, White Center news Comments Off on YOU CAN HELP: Holiday drive for local families starts today

Your local firefighters want to bring holiday joy to 25 families around their coverage area again this year. All they need is some help from you – starting today:

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HALLOWEEN: Here’s where to trick or treat in White Center on Sunday afternoon

October 27th, 2021 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news Comments Off on HALLOWEEN: Here’s where to trick or treat in White Center on Sunday afternoon

It’s been a tough year for White Center businesses but they aren’t letting that get them down – look how many plan to participate in this year’s White Center trick-or-treating! Get your costume on and get ready to show it off as you make the rounds on Sunday, starting at 3 pm.

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HAPPENING NOW: Early holiday shopping at White Center Eagles bazaar

October 23rd, 2021 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center Eagles, White Center news Comments Off on HAPPENING NOW: Early holiday shopping at White Center Eagles bazaar

Best way to avoid the supply-chain snarls – shop local, handmade! You can do that right now at the first holiday bazaar of the season, at the White Center Eagles‘ HQ (10452 15th SW) until 6 pm.

They’re selling lunch, too – grilled-cheese sandwiches and soup. P.S. With road-work closures at 15th/Roxbury and 15th/107th, you’ll want to access 15th by taking a nearby cross-street like 102nd or 106th.

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First holiday bazaar of the year this Saturday

October 19th, 2021 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center Eagles, White Center news Comments Off on First holiday bazaar of the year this Saturday

We know, Halloween isn’t even here yet. But the first holiday bazaar of the season is just days away. Here’s the announcement:

Holiday Bazaar

October 23rd, 2021
10 am-6 pm

White Center Eagles
10452 15th Ave SW

Open to the public! Free Parking!

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FIREWORKS: Sales begin for last legal holiday in North Highline

June 28th, 2021 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news 2 Comments »

The last season of legal fireworks-selling in unincorporated King County has begun. That stand by Roxbury Lanes is one of multiple fireworks stands that opened today. The rules allow sales 9 am-11 pm daily through the 4th of July (Sunday), and the 4th is the only day you can legally set them off (9 am to midnight). Starting next year, fireworks will be completely banned in unincorporated King County, as they are in jurisdictions neighboring White Center – Burien, Seattle, and Tukwila.

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Time to take out the tree: How to recycle yours

January 1st, 2021 Tracy Posted in Environment, Holidays, White Center news Comments Off on Time to take out the tree: How to recycle yours

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree … time to take you out before you dry out. If you have curbside service from Waste Management, you can put yours out with your yard waste – just be sure it’s cut into sections no longer than four feet. Or if you just want to drop off the entire tree, here’s an option the next two days:

Annual Scout Troop Christmas Tree Recycling will be Jan. 2 & 3

January 2, 2021 – January 3, 2021

Burien Eagles, 920 SW 150th Street

9 am-4 pm both days

Local Scout Troop 375/8375 will be holding their annual Christmas Tree Recycle the weekend of Jan. 2 & 3, 2021. Bring your tree to their recycling station at the FOE Burien Eagles Lodge parking lot, located behind the Countryside Cafe. No flocked trees please. Suggested Donation $5.

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HOLIDAY GIVING: Help local firefighters’ donation drive

November 15th, 2020 Tracy Posted in Holidays, How to Help, White Center news Comments Off on HOLIDAY GIVING: Help local firefighters’ donation drive

If you can help – local firefighters who serve North Highline and Burien are looking for assistance in this year’s donation drive:

Whatever you can give, District 2 will use to buy food to donate to the 25 families it’s helping this season.

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HALLOWEEN: Safer trick-or-treating

October 31st, 2020 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news Comments Off on HALLOWEEN: Safer trick-or-treating

Hope you’re having a safe Halloween! Many residents found creative ways to facilitate no-contact trick-or-treating. Tom sent this candy-chute photo from his White Center porch.

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North Highline Unincorporated Area Council update – including free masks and hand sanitizer!

July 1st, 2020 Tracy Posted in Coronavirus, Holidays, North Highline Fire District, North Highline UAC, White Center news Comments Off on North Highline Unincorporated Area Council update – including free masks and hand sanitizer!

From the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council:

As in our prior years, the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council (NHUAC) will not be holding July and August meetings. We will resume meetings on Thursday, September 3rd. Wishing everyone a safe, happy, warm, summer –

In the meantime, please see the info below regarding mask and hand sanitizer distribution that the North Highline Fire District in partnership with NHUAC and King County, will be handing out on July 4th.

The North Highline Fire District is Pleased to Announce

We will be distributing face masks (2 per person) and hand sanitizer (1 bottle per household) on July 4th in partnership with the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council and King County.

Your firefighters work hard to ensure the safety of North Highline.

We look forward to seeing you in our community on July 4th and making sure you have the protective gear you need to stay healthy!

If you need a mask or hand sanitizer before the 4th of July, please e-mail your contact information to: office@northhighlinefd.org

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White Center’s 2019 community Christmas tree

December 14th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news 1 Comment »

White Center’s 2019 community Christmas tree is now twinkling over the intersection of 16th/Roxbury/Delridge, after a lighting ceremony tonight. Please accept our apology for publishing what turned out to be the wrong date for the event – the first announcement we received about the tree lighting and Night Market said December 15th, but when we received a second announcement saying “Saturday,” we failed to catch the discrepancy.

P.S. Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of the return of White Center community Christmas tree lightings – here’s our coverage of the first one back in 2010.

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White Center Tree Lighting to include tribute to Tommy Martin

December 12th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news 1 Comment »

(WCN photo from 2018 Tree Lighting)

We told you last week about the White Center Christmas Tree Lighting event coming up Sunday (December 15th). Tonight, we have more information: It’ll start at 5 pm and will include a tribute to Tommy Martin, the local enterpreneur and community advocate who died suddenly earlier this year. The White Center Eagles‘ Christmas carolers will sing, local businesses will provide refreshments, and Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance. And they’ll be collecting food for the White Center Food Bank, so please bring a donation if you can. This will all happen at the mini-park by Mac’s Triangle Pub at Delridge/16th/Roxbury.

SATURDAY NIGHT NOTE: Just discovered that we had wrong info and this happened tonight. Our apologies, and we are sorry to have missed it … off to photograph the tree soon as we can.

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White Center’s 2019 Tree Lighting – plus Holiday Market! – set for December 15th

December 4th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news 2 Comments »

(WCN photo from 2018 Tree Lighting)

The date is set for this year’s White Center Tree Lighting – and a Holiday Market is happening that evening too, for the first time. Here’s the announcement we received today:

White Center is hosting its first annual Holiday Market, on December 15th at 4 pm, in tandem with the Tree Lighting! It will take place in the business district with holiday marketplaces in two locations (at Miss Sheryl’s Ballet & Drunky Two Shoes BBQ). there will be featured local performers, and specials all up and down the heart of White Center!

Local artists of handmade items (please no MLM) wishing to participate in the market are encouraged to contact Sheryl at onpointmom@gmail.com for more information.

The Tree Lighting in the mini-park outside Mac’s Triangle Pub will happen that night at 6 pm.

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HOLIDAYS: Shopping @ White Center Library Guild’s bazaar/book sale

November 16th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news Comments Off on HOLIDAYS: Shopping @ White Center Library Guild’s bazaar/book sale

Whatever you’re looking for, you just might find it at the White Center Library Guild‘s bazaar and book sale, on until 3 pm at the library (1409 SW 107th).

Proceeds benefit library programs.

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