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Monday, July 27, 2015 -- 1:55 pm
Sunday Farmer's Market inches into Bergen Park
MyBallard - The popular Ballard Farmer's Market has begun to overflow with vendors, some of who will now be located at the northern end of Ballard Ave in Bergen Place Park. The hub at Bergen will specialize in prepared foods, crafts and local artistry during normal Sunday market hours. 'We're bursting at the seams,' says Judy Kirkhuff […] Read more...
Monday, July 27, 2015 -- 1:30 pm
KUOW 'Week in Review' broadcasted from Leif Erikson Lodge
MyBallard - KUOW talked hot topics of the week at Ballard's Leif Erikson Lodge this past Friday, July 24. The broadcast was part of the news talk radio's summer tour series Week in Review in which KUOW records a session in front of a public audience in each of Seattle's newly minted City Council districts. Our District […] Read more...
Sunday, July 26, 2015 -- 12:34 am
25,000 respond to Sound Transit's light-rail survey
HeraldNet - ... approved light-rail plans nearly 20 years ago. The survey also showed high interest in building new rail segments to Ballard and West Seattle. Ilgenfritz told the board that the survey demonstrates that agency's original ideas are 'certainly not ... Read more...
Friday, July 24, 2015 -- 3:33 pm
The plan to protect Seattle's waterways: Ship Canal Water Quality Project
MyBallard - Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and King County Department of Natural Resources (DNRP) are working together to build an underground storage tunnel to reduce the amount of sewage and stormwater that discharges into the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Ballard, Fremont, Wallingford, and North Queen Anne. The proposed 2.7 mile underground storage tunnel will capture and […] Read more...
Friday, July 24, 2015 -- 11:42 am
What's on this weekend
MyBallard - This weekend, Seattle's in for even more traffic than usual in Capitol Hill or downtown areas. The three-day annual Capitol Hill Block begins tonight, with 9,000 people expected for each of the three days. Seafair events downtown include a Pirate-themed run and parade off of 4th Ave. Ballard has some great music and brewery events […] Read more...
Friday, July 24, 2015 -- 10:04 am
Campaign funding revealed for District 6 City Council candidates
MyBallard - Campaign funding reports for City Council candidates are available for public viewing thanks to the city's Ethics and Election Commission. Below, we've directed our attention on the campaigns of District 6 candidates on the August 4th primary election ballot. Councilmember Mike O'Brien‘s campaign has been overwhelmingly the most funded for District 6 (see above image). Twenty-six percent […] Read more...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 -- 5:01 pm
Seattle Wants to Increase Affordable Housing, But Its Rules Are Hard on Tiny Houses Like This One
The Stranger - Leila Ali's tiny house is getting evicted from a Ballard backyard because it doesn't jibe with single-family zoning rules. Leila Ali lives in a tiny house . Read more...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 -- 3:33 pm
Populuxe and Cat Haus Sounds present music, beer and food
MyBallard - Cat Haus Sounds and Populuxe Brewing (826 NW 49th Street) host Girls in the Yard this Saturday. The event is free and open to the public. The event starts in the late afternoon and offers live music performed by powerful female bands, great beer and delicious food. Vegan food truck No Bones About It will […] Read more...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 -- 2:41 pm
Seattle Fire Department warns of warm weather fire increases
MyBallard - The Seattle Fire Department has responded to a dramatic increase of brush and beauty bark fires compared to previous years. From June 1 to July 21 the Seattle Fire Department responded to 442 warm weather related fires. This number includes 225 brush fires- a 178% increase since last month-and nearly triple the 81 brush fires […] Read more...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 -- 10:57 am
Throwback Thursday: A sea serpent at the beach?
MyBallard - This seafaring group of men show off their evidence that the waters of Golden Gardens beach are home to the infamous 'Ballard Sea Serpent.' Tales of a sea serpent sighting are often paired with this singular photograph (above), which has became representative of the elaborate Ballard hoax of the early 1900s. Watch out ladies… The […] Read more...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 -- 10:50 am
Ballard Development update: Funeral home to 6-story apartments; another northern subdivision
MyBallard - MyBallard‘s previous development update read of a design review that takes place in two weeks for a 6-story apartment structure on 56th. Today, we see an approved decision for another 6-story apartment complex on 57th, in the neighborhood of the Ballard Library. The decision below has been in review since last August. Additionally, last week […] Read more...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 -- 6:44 pm
Homelessness Taskforce hosts encampment discussion tomorrow morning
MyBallard - Tomorrow, July 23, the Ballard Community Taskforce on Homelessness and Hunger holds a meeting to discuss the new tent encampments proposed by Mayor Murray, two sites of which are in the Ballard area. (Read MyBallard report here.) Since the release of the information, the main Ballard site on 2826 NW Market Street has evoked concerns […] Read more...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 -- 6:26 pm
What would Seattle be like today if the 'Bogue' plan passed in 1912?
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - ... Bogue. Indeed. Photo: Seattle Municipal Archives Another map, included in the appendix to the Bogue plan, shows the Ballard waterfront district. Bogue's plan called for two 500-foot piers -- one on the north and one on the south -- along the channel ... Read more...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 -- 2:26 pm
Where to hang on your Hump Day night: Cornhole League, Adventure series, and deals around town
MyBallard - One way to get over the hump of the work week is to enjoy the weekday deals and events at eateries or breweries around town. Wednesdays bring Ballard Cornhole League, Adventure Series presentations, industry night deals and happy hours! 8 oz. Burgers (2409 NW Market St.) has designated Wednesdays at its Ballard location as Industry […] Read more...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 -- 1:28 pm
In Food News: Seattle Loses a Beloved Chef, Sizzle Pie Coming to...
The Stranger - ... beef and stewed pork. (Miraculously, they cost just $5.) Shingletown Northwest Pub & Eatery , from the owners of the Ballard Loft, evokes the feel of old, turn-of-the-century Ballard and its thriving cedar mills with a decor featuring lots of cedar ... Read more...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 -- 12:45 pm
Game night at Ballard Library
MyBallard - The Ballard Library hosts a free all-ages board game night tonight, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. Games will be played in the Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room meeting room. "Bring your friends and family, or come alone and join in playing a vast array of board games," says Adult […] Read more...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 -- 8:07 am
65th annual Greenwood Seafair Parade tonight
MyBallard - They 65th annual Greenwood Seafair Parade, and oldest neighborhood Seafair-sanctioned parade, takes place tonight at 6 p.m. The event is expected to bring around 10,000 people to Greenwood Avenue and 85th Street meaning traffic and transit in the area will be affected. The parade, featuring 100 entries including floats, drill teams, unicyclists and classic cars, […] Read more...
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 -- 6:35 pm
MODESTEP Coming to The Neptune, 9/20
BroadwayWorld.com - ... Tickets.com , 24-hour ticket kiosks located outside the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune Theatre, Sonic Boom Records in Ballard, in person at the Paramount box office, or may also be purchased by phone at 1-877-STG-4TIX. For more information, visit ... Read more...
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 -- 6:24 pm
Seattle's Pike Place Market through the years
SFGate - ... at the front of the march. Photo by Seattle Post-Intelligencer photographer Tom Brownell. All you beard farmers in Ballard, take note. That stuff on your face is a sad replica of real hirsute glory, seen in these 1972 musicians at the Pike Place ... Read more...
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 -- 5:15 pm
Lost cat Kaya
MyBallard - UPDATE: Kaya has been found! A sweet, shy black and white cat was last seen Friday night, on 61st between 22nd and 24th. Kitty Kaya is an almost 15 year-old cat who has become very skinny in her old age. Her owners are terribly worried and desperate to get her home. Owner Samantha Stack says: […] Read more...



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