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Monday, September 15, 2014 -- 4:28 pm
Ballard filmmaker to make documentary about Dutch Holocaust survivor
MyBallard - Documentary filmmaker and Ballard resident Elke Hautala is in the process of producing a short film about the unique story of a Dutch holocaust survivor. The film is being produced by Heartstone Studios, a production company that Hautala recently started with Michael Kleven. The story centers around the experiences of Dutch holocaust survivor Ernst Van Gelderen (pictured above in […] Read more...
Monday, September 15, 2014 -- 3:29 pm
Crown Hill Business Association to meet this Wednesday
MyBallard - Crown Hill Business Association is set to hold a general meeting this Wednesday, September 17, at 9250 14th Ave NW from 12 p.m. Attendees will learn about city wide planning efforts, and what processes should be considered to make changes to improve the Crown Hill business environment. Lunch cost is $15. Please RSVP to Catherine.Weatbrook@gmail.com The Association […] Read more...
Monday, September 15, 2014 -- 2:48 pm
Meridian Avenue N lane closure at Northgate begins tomorrow
MyBallard - Northbound traffic on Meridian Avenue N at NE Northgate Way (on the south side of the intersection – see diagram below) will be reduced to a single lane from tomorrow for about one month.  The lane reduction is necessary for repaving Northgate Way between Meridian and Corliss Avenues, which is set to be completed mid-November. […] Read more...
Monday, September 15, 2014 -- 1:38 pm
Coyote spotted prowling the streets of Ballard
MyBallard - The My Ballard team received multiple emails over the weekend about a coyote that was spotted roaming the neighborhood. My Ballard reader Anna spotted the coyote at 20th Ave NW and NW 80th St near the Loyal Heights Community Center's park area. 'Last night (Friday) I was on my way home and turned onto my street to […] Read more...
Monday, September 15, 2014 -- 11:55 am
The Best Beer Gardens in Seattle
Seattle - Populuxe Brewing This brewery calls itself "the biggest little brewery in Ballard," and lives up to the claim by offering a tiny tasting room and an expansive beer garden. Don't expect anything too fancy, just a gravel lot with picnic tables and some large, wooden cable spools surrounded by a mishmash of chairs. Read more...
Monday, September 15, 2014 -- 12:46 am
Initiative forces action on class size
HeraldNet - ... summer vacation is over, and we are all back to work. As I help out with coaching duties for cross country at Ballard High School, I can feel the enthusiasm that rolls over the athletic field filled with girls playing soccer and then boys playing ... Read more...
Monday, September 15, 2014 -- 12:45 am
Everett church tries to weather Mars Hill's internal issues
HeraldNet - ... Seattle and University District Mars Hill churches are slated for closure, and members have been asked to attend the Ballard area church next month. Some churches in other states might also close. "Our church is in a financial crisis right now," ... Read more...
Friday, September 12, 2014 -- 5:32 pm
Ballard Art Walk set for Saturday
MyBallard - This Saturday's Ballard Art Walk will take over neighborhood businesses, galleries, studio, and restaurants from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a family-friendly showcase of the work of local artists. This month, Ballard Works (2856 NW Market St) is hosting Relish Record Report featuring the works of photographers Pete Bustanoby, Michael Mooney, and Irv Mortensen. These artists have spent […] Read more...
Friday, September 12, 2014 -- 3:04 pm
What's on this weekend
MyBallard - Welcome to yet another beautiful September weekend in Ballard. Enjoy it at these fantastic events! Friday, September 12 Free Lecture: What Do Buddhists Believe at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington (6556 24th Ave NW) from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join this free lecture exploring the basic beliefs of Buddhism and the […] Read more...
Friday, September 12, 2014 -- 2:23 pm
Laid-off Mars Hill pastor: Praying church will be led to 'repentance'
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - ... Holy Media." Mars Hill's downtown Seattle church. This location and one in the U District will be consolidated at a Ballard location as the church sees a decline in giving and attendance. (seattlepi.com file photo) The church has undergone months of ... Read more...
Friday, September 12, 2014 -- 12:51 pm
Metro announces proposed February service cuts
MyBallard - The Metro service cuts that were approved by Council this summer are set to be followed up by another round of cuts in February next year. Acting upon the recommendations of an Ad-Hoc Committee, King County Executive Dow Constantine sent the Council a proposal for February service changes last week that is set to reduce 169,000 hours of […] Read more...
Friday, September 12, 2014 -- 11:31 am
"Death and the Maiden" enthralls audiences at Ballard Underground
MyBallard - Death and the Maiden, the 1991 revenge drama written by Argentine-Chilean author Ariel Dorfman, opened last weekend at Ballard Underground Theatre (2220 NW Market St). The play is produced by Latino Theatre Projects and is directed by former Seattle Rep intern Emma Watt. Death and the Maiden is a tense thriller that centers around the isolated country home […] Read more...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 -- 5:46 pm
Throwback Thursday: Ballard schools back in the day
MyBallard - With all local schools back in full swing we thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and share some interesting photos of the Ballard schools of yesteryear. The black and white photo below, taken in 1909 , features the main building of Adams School which was located on 26th Ave NW. The school […] Read more...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 -- 4:13 pm
Ballard ranks second in Top Neighborhoods for Highly Ranked Schools study
MyBallard - Redfin released their report on the 'Top Neighborhoods for Highly Ranked Schools' in cities across the country earlier today and Ballard fared extremely well. Our neighborhood was ranked second in the study on the Seattle area behind Queen Anne (click on table below). Redfin looked at GreatSchools ratings provided by Onboard Informatics in 22 major metropolitan areas to […] Read more...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 -- 3:13 pm
Paid parking time limits extended in central Ballard
MyBallard - You may have noticed a few new signs being added to the paid parking areas on NW Market St and 22nd Ave NW in central Ballard today. The new signs indicate the start of extended paid parking hours which are now in place in selected areas of 'core Ballard' (see blue marked streets on map below) […] Read more...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 -- 11:04 am
A trio of Latino shows comes to Seattle stages
Seattle Times - ... up: "Death and the Maiden," Argentine-Chilean author Ariel Dorfman's stinging 1991 revenge drama, now showing at Ballard Underground Theatre. Produced by Latino Theatre Projects, the tense thriller pits a former political prisoner living in an ... Read more...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 -- 10:58 am
Salmon Bay Eagles' Oktoberfest to support Ballard Food Bank
MyBallard - Salmon Bay Eagles are hosting their first ever Oktoberfest event in support of Ballard Food Bank later this month. The event is set for Saturday, September 27, from 5 – 10 p.m. in the Aerie Social Room (5216  20th Ave NW). The event will be filled with dirndls and lederhosen, music and beer! Attendees will […] Read more...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 -- 3:26 pm
Beavers set to play in 1st Annual Memorial Football Classic this weekend
MyBallard - This fall, for the first time in over 12 years, all Seattle Public High Schools will play in the same sports league and the league are kicking off the season with a special celebration. The 1st Annual Memorial Football Classic is a special two-day event being held at Memorial Stadium (Seattle Center) to celebrate the reunification […] Read more...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 -- 2:48 pm
CBRA to discuss parking at monthly meeting tomorrow
MyBallard - Central Ballard Residents Association (CBRA) will meet this Thursday, September 11, at 7 p.m. at Ballard Swedish Hospital, cafeteria conference room. Jonathan Williams from SDOT will speak about the proposed new parking planned for downtown Ballard which includes installing more parking meters south of Market St. Locals are encouraged to bring their questions and concerns to the meeting. David […] Read more...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 -- 2:06 pm
Development Update September 10: Subdivisions and a six-story structure
MyBallard - Three subdivision and one six-story structure applications make up this week's development update from the City of Seattle's Department of Planning and Development (DPD) as posted in the Land Use Information Bulletin. No other applications, appeals, decisions, or notifications in Ballard were made this week. Applications: 2020 NW 60th St A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one […] Read more...




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