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Thursday, July 24, 2014 -- 12:47 pm
Development Update July 24: A 6-story mixed-use approval & subdivisions
MyBallard - By Joe Veyera It was a busy week of applications submitted to the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). Check out the most recent applications from the DPD as posted in the Land Use Information Bulletin. Applications: 5900 24th Ave NW A Land Use Application has been submitted to allow a 2 ft. by 16 ft. canopy sign […] Read more...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 -- 9:15 am
Throwback Thursday: Trolleys and Streetcars in Ballard
MyBallard - By Joe Veyera With the Seattle City Council voting earlier this week to select First Avenue as a future streetcar route, and agreeing to seek up to $75 million in federal money to fund the project, this week's throwback post harkens back to the days when Ballard had streetcars and trolleys running through the neighborhood. The […] Read more...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 -- 6:11 pm
Are location restrictions on marijuana stores excessive?
Capitol Hill Times Police Blotter - ... area for the recreational marijuana market, where eight of the city's 21 allocated stores will be located. Ballard will see five marijuana stores open, and North Aurora will house another three. For Capitol Hill, the closest location deemed ... Read more...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 -- 4:45 pm
Nordic Heritage Museum announces autumn's visiting exhibition
MyBallard - By Joe Veyera The newest body of work from a Ballard photographer will be on display at the Nordic Heritage Museum as this autumn's visiting exhibition. The Color of Time: Ballard from Dusk to Dawn, by photographer Tod Gangler, takes a look at 21st century Ballard and will be on view from September 19 to November 16. According to […] Read more...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 -- 1:30 pm
Ballard Food Bank collecting donations for Methow Valley
MyBallard - By Joe Veyera The Ballard Food Bank (5130 Leary Ave NW) is collecting donations through Friday for those dealing with the devastation of the wildfires in Eastern Washington. Nancy McKinney, former Ballard Food Bank Executive Director, is now living and working in the Methow Valley, and is coordinating relief efforts there to help those that are facing […] Read more...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 -- 10:30 am
No referendum for Seattle's $15 minimum wage law this November
MyBallard - By Joe Veyera A pair of ballot measures aimed to put Seattle's new, phased-in $15 minimum wage law to a vote this fall failed to gather enough signatures and will not appear on the November ballot. On Tuesday, King County Elections announced it had sent a letter of insufficiency to the City of Seattle for […] Read more...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 -- 9:15 am
Ballard Community Taskforce on Homelessness and Hunger hosts film screening & discussion Thursday
MyBallard - By Joe Veyera The Ballard Community Taskforce on Homelessness and Hunger will host a screening and discussion on a series of four short animated films on Thursday morning, all of which describe the experiences of families living with homelessness and poverty. American Refugees -- a project of Seattle University's Center for Strategic Communications -- features the work of six acclaimed […] Read more...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 9:51 pm
A New Breed of Farm-to-Table Deli in Ballard
Seattle Weekly - orkchop & Co., newly opened in Ballard a couple of months ago, is utterly unique in concept-and that's both a good thing and a hindrance. The best way I can describe it: a hybrid deli-meets-farm-to-table restaurant with unique sandwiches, salads, and ... Read more...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 7:54 pm
Why do sailboats hold up bridge traffic?
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - ... marine traffic the right of way over road vehicles. The U.S. Coast Guard has granted Seattle exceptions to keep the Ballard, Fremont and University bridges closed (so open for vehicles) from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on ... Read more...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 7:54 pm
Now Open: Pork Knuckles, Jazz, and More
The Stranger - ... The same owners run Somsiri in Chehalis , and the very best of luck to them. (2355 10th Ave E, 258-2299, $$) BALLARD BEER COMPANY Ballard: See Chow Bio on the facing page for more on this mullet-style space (shop in the front, 15 taps of beer in the ... Read more...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 6:13 pm
Trees for Neighborhoods program nears start of application process
MyBallard - By Joe Veyera Seattle reLeaf is gearing up to open the application process for its Trees for Neighborhoods program, in which Seattle residents can receive up to four free trees for their yard or in front of their home. Starting Monday, August 4 at 10 a.m., residents can apply for trees which they can plant around […] Read more...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 5:17 pm
WestSide Baby surpasses goal, collects 300,000 diapers through 'Stuff the Bus'
The Waterland Blog - ... donations in school buses at HomeStreet Bank in West Seattle, Burien Toyota and Scion, and AmericanWest Bank in Ballard. More than 70 individuals and businesses collected diapers to contribute to the effort, including two-dozen Safeway stores, eight ... Read more...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 4:22 pm
Two Ballard eateries set to participate in Spoke & Food next Tuesday
MyBallard - By Joe Veyera A pair of Ballard breweries are among the 18 Seattle-area restaurants participating in the fifth-annual Spoke & Food biking and dining event next Tuesday. Barking Dog Alehouse (705 NW 70th St) and Peddler Brewing Company (1514 NW Leary Way) are encouraging people to bike to and from their locations for dinner on July 29. […] Read more...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 12:46 pm
Volterra honored in Wine Spectator's 2014 Restaurant Awards
MyBallard - By Joe Veyera A Ballard restaurant has been recognized for its wine selection by Wine Spectator magazine. Volterra (5411 Ballard Ave NW) was the lone restaurant in Ballard among 3,748 award winners around the world to be named to the magazine's 2014 Restaurant Wine List Awards, taking home the Award of Excellence. That honor recognizes restaurants that offer […] Read more...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 11:48 am
Fin Records to Suspend Operations "For an Indefinite Period of Time"
Seattle Weekly - ... announced today in a press release that it will close. We have a call out to the company-recently relocated from Ballard to Wallingford and home to artists like Kairos, Seacats, Tangerine, and many others-for more details, the news looks pretty ... Read more...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 -- 9:00 am
Populuxe Brewing hosts Sunday Family Funday
MyBallard - By Joe Veyera An afternoon of family-friendly entertainment will be on tap this Sunday at Populuxe Brewing (826B NW 49th St), as it hosts a Sunday Family Funday on July 27. While adults can take in one of the brewery's locally crafted beers, both children and their parents can take in an array of activities from […] Read more...
Monday, July 21, 2014 -- 6:24 pm
Ballard bus routes slated for deletion in approved September cuts
MyBallard - By Joe Veyera The King County Council unanimously approved a compromise plan on Monday to move forward with Metro service reductions for September of this year, and February of 2015, while also deferring an additional 200,000 hours of reductions originally slated for June and September 2015, pending the adoption of the King County budget for 2015/2016. […] Read more...
Monday, July 21, 2014 -- 4:17 pm
Outdoor Movies at the Marina returns in August
MyBallard - By Joe Veyera Shilshole Bay Marina (7001 Seaview Ave NW) is bringing back its free, family-friendly outdoor movie series for a pair of showings this August. Despicable Me 2 will shown on Friday, August 15, and Hook will be shown the following Friday, August 22. Both movies are rated PG, and the showings begin at […] Read more...
Monday, July 21, 2014 -- 12:45 pm
Police increase patrols at Gilman Park
MyBallard - By Joe Veyera Neighbors of Ballard's Gilman Park (923 NW 54th St) have reported an increase in crime over the past few weeks, according to a report from KING-TV's Natalie Swaby. The Seattle Police Department's North Precinct has increased their patrols in the area to address concerns, after receiving complaints about crime in the park […] Read more...
Monday, July 21, 2014 -- 10:22 am
The Best Food Trucks in Seattle
Seattle - ... now stops regularly in and around South Lake Union as well as twice monthly in Bellevue and on Thursday nights in Ballard.) All menu items-sandwiches are priced just under $9-have a sci-fi/fantasy theme. The Gobblin' King (A la Labyrinth, pictured ... Read more...




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