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Friday, February 5, 2016 -- 11:19 am
This Weekend in Seattle: 15 Movies We Think You'll Like
The Stranger - ... for the HUMP! Film Festival, starring the extremely charming Mark Duplass and Joshua Leonard. The cute shots of Ballard alone make it worth seeing. 7. Son of Saul "My experience of Laszlo Nemes's debut feature, Son of Saul, was very intense and ... Read more...
Friday, February 5, 2016 -- 9:29 am
Ballard Greenway to bring traffic restrictions to 17th and Market
MyBallard - Crews are at work this week to continue construction on the Ballard Neighborhood Greenway and some traffic restrictions will be soon in place at the intersection of 17th Ave NW and NW Market St. Pavement markings and signage are being installed this week that, once operational, will no longer allow vehicles to travel straight through the intersection (see image below). […] Read more...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 -- 3:05 pm
Coyote sighted in North Beach
MyBallard - My Ballard reader Erin emailed in to report a coyote sighting in the North Beach area at 8:15 a.m. this morning. Erin saw the coyote in front of her home near the intersection of 26th Ave NW and NW 97th St. 'S/he looked to be healthy,' writes Erin. Seen a coyote in the neighborhood? Email your […] Read more...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 -- 2:38 pm
Nearby News: Crime reports from Phinney, Fremont and Wallingford
MyBallard - The North Precinct SPD blotter has recently been filled with crime stories from Ballard's neighbors Phinney Ridge, Fremont and Wallingford. Updates from the blotter posts are included below. SPD officers arrested a man on Tuesday morning who was seen smashing the windows of a Phinney Ridge chocolate factory and an ATM machine in Fremont (pictured above). Check out more details below: […] Read more...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 -- 11:42 am
Your week in Seattle music: Black Sabbath, Logic and more
Seattle Times - ... strengths laid out on the group's attention-grabbing 2013 EP. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at The Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., Seattle; $10 (206-789-3599 or www.tractortavern.com). It's rare for a covers night to pay tribute to an artist ... Read more...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 -- 11:32 am
Throwback Thursday: The February Snow Storm of 1916
MyBallard - With it being the 100th anniversary of the huge February 2 snow storm of 1916, we thought we would take a look back at how Ballard fared that day. Below is the torn image of the Ballard Ave street scene during the 1916 snow storm. Jeweler's street clock can be seen on the left and Ballard City Hall and bell […] Read more...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 -- 9:12 am
Development Update February 4: subdivisions galore
MyBallard - It is subdivision application time in the neighborhood with four applications and one decision in today's development update from the City of Seattle's Department of Planning and Development (DPD) as posted in the Land Use Information Bulletin. Application: 2051 NW 64th St A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. […] Read more...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 -- 11:12 pm
What Does Hop Mob Mean to You?
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - ... devise a selection of dishes to pair with at least 8 triple IPAs, including their own. More details to come. It's a "Ballard versus WA competition!" [We all know that 8 or ten beers doesn't make for a great scientific competition but we're just ... Read more...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 -- 1:23 pm
Ballardites launch Go Fund Me campaign to open coffee shop
MyBallard - Ballardites Carrie and Heather Wallace have launched a Go Fund Me campaign in the hopes of opening their own business, Grind Me – Ballard Coffee, in our neighborhood. Both Carrie and Heather are very familiar with the local coffee scene and are keen to put their passion and experience behind their own store. A little over two years […] Read more...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 -- 12:34 pm
Seattle Empty Bowls team on lookout for event entertainment
MyBallard - The Seattle Empty Bowls team is on the lookout for local talent to provide entertainment at their annual event on March 13. Seattle Empty Bowls yearly fundraiser is a community event that raises funds for the Ballard Food Bank. During this unique event guests are asked to make a suggested donation of $20 or over which […] Read more...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 -- 11:44 am
Police Chief to speak at February CBRA meeting
MyBallard - Central Ballard Residents Association (CBRA) has scheduled Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole to speak at their meeting this month. 'This is a special opportunity to meet the Chief, learn about issues concerning the Ballard area and ask questions,' says CBRA Membership Coordinator Rebecca Todd. All are welcome to attend the meeting on Wednesday, February 17, at 7 […] Read more...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 -- 9:08 am
BHS athletes celebrate largest NCAA signing in 10 years
MyBallard - The Ballard High School community celebrated its largest NCAA National Signing Day in a decade this morning with 12 student-athletes signing contracts to participate in athletics after high school. Athletics director Carrie Burr report that there are additional student-athletes that are set to participate in athletics next year, however, they are still in the process of deciding which […] Read more...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 -- 5:09 am
Why Seattle must tame "The Jungle"
Crosscut.com - ... really knew why the spike was happening - but the neighbors did. Much like neighbors in Queen Anne, Magnolia, and Ballard, they knew where the crime was coming from. And they were scared and angry. To Greg Nickels' credit, he didn't try to discredit ... Read more...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 -- 2:19 pm
Ballard Elks to host arts and crafts sessions for kids
MyBallard - Ballard Elks (6411 Seaview Ave NW) will be hosting another of their monthly arts and crafts sessions for kids of all ages this Saturday, February 6, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ballard Elks will provide all supplies for your child, providing a creative outlet for making their own art using varying modalities. Music will […] Read more...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 -- 2:02 pm
Ballardite chosen as American Heart Association ambassador
MyBallard - Ballard resident Emily Welbourn has been chosen as a national ambassador for the Go Red For Women campaign by the American Heart Association. Welbourn was running a 3.5 mile race and in the best shape of her life when she suffered a after suffering a cryptogenic stroke at the young age of 27. During the race she […] Read more...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 -- 9:00 am
Ballard Library to host all ages board game day
MyBallard - Ballard Library will be hosting an all-ages board game day this Saturday, February 6, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Bring your friends and family, or come alone and join in playing a vast array of board games. They will have Blokus, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Jenga, Scrambled States of America […] Read more...
Monday, February 1, 2016 -- 1:43 pm
The week in sports at BHS
MyBallard - It is another big week for the Ballard Beavers. Check out the competition at the home basketball games on Tuesday and Wednesday! Tuesday, February 2 Boys Basketball JV: 5:45 p.m., Ballard vs. Bishop Blanchet, at Ballard High School Boys Basketball Varsity: 7:30 p.m., Ballard vs. Bishop Blanchet, at Ballard High School Wednesday, February 3 Girls Basketball JV: […] Read more...
Monday, February 1, 2016 -- 10:30 am
NPAC to host sharps pick up training for local residents
MyBallard - The Social Service Committee group within the North Precinct Advisory Council (NPAC) has organized a training for needle pick up for locals in the area. The training session is set for Saturday, February 20, from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at University Masonic Lodge (4338 University Way NE) and will provide community members who regularly see discarded needles […] Read more...
Monday, February 1, 2016 -- 9:13 am
Local seeks witnesses of vandalism in Blue Ridge
MyBallard - A My Ballard reader emailed us in search of potential witnesses of vandalism at her home in the Blue Ridge area (100th block of 15th Ave NW) that occurred on Sunday afternoon/evening. Read the full report below: Our house and cars have been vandalized twice since Christmas Day. There is a person of interest that we […] Read more...
Saturday, January 30, 2016 -- 11:44 pm
Seattle neighborhoods hire private security amid lawlessness
Bellingham Herald - ... a week, monitoring for any suspicious activity, drug deals or potential property theft. Hundreds of residents in Ballard, Queen Anne, Magnolia and Fremont are frustrated over crime and police response near their homes and businesses, and it's ... Read more...



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