Stories about how we can be Good Neighbors

Find events, ideas, and experiences of people getting to know their neighbors and building our community.
National Night Out is Tonight
August 2nd, 2022
"Together, we are making communities safer, more caring places to live."From natw.org, the National Night Out websiteNational Night Out will take place tonight. It is a community event that promotes police-community partnerships.Last month the Gem of the Sound posted this article on how Burien residents take part in this event.......
3 Tree Point Summer Market
July 29th, 2022
You all are invited to come and enjoy our unique outdoor market in the beautiful beachside setting of our little community, 3 Tree Point. Shop from a selection of exquisite offerings for your entire family, including fashion, jewelry, art, home decor, skincare, accessories, floors and so much more.  (Rose' All Day)When: Saturday August 13thWhere: 3713 SW 171st StreetAnd afterward walk up to the 3 ...
Good Neighboring: Movie Night
July 12th, 2022
By Martin Barrett We are just past July 5th, so summer is here! One really fun gathering recently started in a Burien neighborhood is “Summer Movie Night”. Neighbors sat up a screen on the side of the garage, brought along their chairs and everyone watched an old “Western”. The gathering began at 8 with cocktails and cartoons while people were mingling and catching up. The main feature began as da...
Good Neighboring: 4th of July Breakfast
July 8th, 2022
By Martin Barrett For decades one of the Burien neighborhoods has enjoyed breakfast together every July 4th morning. It is a lot of work for the host but many folks jump in to help. One of the best parts of the gathering is seeing kids that have moved away return home for the 4th. Seeing generations of families, listening to their stories of life in other places, is always a delight. This breakfas...
Neighborhood Night Out
June 24th, 2022
By Mary Welch Hi Neighbors! Do you wanna know the easiest way to get acquainted, and foster “community” in your neighborhood? It’s called: ‘Neighborhood Night Out’; always the 1st Tuesday in August, and a built-in opportunity to connect!  EVERYONE is longing for connection, especially after the season of lockdown, so this would be a great year to start the tradition in your area!About 15 years ago...