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Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 7:15 pm
What's on this weekend
MyBallard - Easter weekend is here! Enjoy it in Ballard at some of these fantastic events. Friday, April 18: Drink Like a Viking Aquavit Release Party at the Swedish Club (1920 Dexter Ave N) from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Join the Old Ballard Liquor Co. for the release of their seasonal spring Aquavit. Admission is free, the […] Read more...
Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 6:51 pm
Double rainbow takes over sky in Ballard
MyBallard - On Thursday evening, a spectacular double rainbow could be seen from various angles all over Ballard. Some My Ballard readers emailed in their shots for everyone to enjoy! Check them out below: The below photo was emailed in by Jonathan Perrino. It was taken from NW 73rd St and 17th Ave NW at 7:35 p.m. […] Read more...
Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 5:57 pm
Celebrate April Pool's Day in Ballard this weekend
MyBallard - Seattle Parks and Recreation will join other public and private aquatic facilities throughout Washington to celebrate the 21st Annual April Pools Day this weekend. More than 25 facilities throughout the state are working together to help families prepare for a safe summer by hosting free events that offer water safety tips and activities. Locals of all ages are welcome […] Read more...
Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 5:50 pm
Stoneburner and Bastille to source local produce from Blue Tractor Farm
MyBallard - Chef Jason Stoneburner and the teams at Stoneburner and Bastille are excited to announce the opening of Blue Tractor Farm. The farm comprises of an acre of growing space in Redmond that is set to be mainained by Seattle Urban Farm Company, the organization that maintains the current rooftop garden at Bastille.  The plots at Blue […] Read more...
Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 5:43 pm
Hunt for eggs tomorrow in Ballard
MyBallard - Seattle Parks and Recreation have organized free and low-cost spring bunny and egg hunt activities this Saturday, April 19, in and around Ballard. Check out the events below: Spring Egg Hunts Ballard Community Center (6020 28th Ave NW) at 10 a.m., Ages 2-10 Loyal Heights Community Center (2101 NW 77th St) at 10 a.m., Ages- 2-10 Magnolia Community […] Read more...
Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 2:07 pm
Tonight in Music: Night Beats, Piotr Kurek, the Orb and More
The Stranger - ... pm, $10. BRITTNIE FULLER See event info Local experimental label Table & Chairs will be bringing the avant-weird to Ballard Jazz Walk all weekend, but be sure not to miss this excellently billed all-ages show. Racer Sessions-related supergroup King ... Read more...
Friday, April 18, 2014 -- 11:00 am
SeattleInsider: 25 Seattle adventures for less than $25
KIRO-TV Seattle - ... and let him be the ice-breaker. The parks are always free. Farmers Market - Seattle has loads of farmers markets - Ballard, West Seattle, Lake City, Fremont. One of the best in just outside the city in Lake Forest Park. It opens on May 11 and runs ... Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 5:40 pm
Throwback Thursday: Ballard schools in times gone by
MyBallard - It's that time of the week where we take a look back at the Ballard of yesteryear. This week we are featuring some photos and stories from Ballard schools back in the day. The black and white photo below students outside Ballard High School in 1890. The black and white photo below features the graduating […] Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 12:39 pm
Development Update April 17: Subdivisions galore
MyBallard - Applications for developments in Ballard have been coming in fast this week to the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). Check out the most recent applications and decisions from the DPD as posted in the Land Use Information Bulletin. Applications: 1763 NW 63rd St A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide the site into […] Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 12:21 pm
Ballard Market donates percentage of sales to Sustainable Ballard
MyBallard - Locals who shop at Ballard Market (1400 NW 56th St) can assist in raising funds for local organization Sustainable Ballard. As a non-profit organization registered with Ballard Market, Sustainable Ballard receives a donation of 1% of pre-tax subtotals from receipts locals send in. After shopping at Ballard Market, bring your receipts to any Sustainable Ballard […] Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 12:07 pm
Man dies after possible medical issue causes single vehicle collision in Ballard
MyBallard - A 62-year-old man died yesterday after his car mounted the curb and struck a telephone pole on 8th Ave NW. Check out more from the SPD Blotter below: A man died yesterday following a single vehicle collision in North Seattle. On April 16, 2014 at approximately 2:30 p.m., a silver 2004 Honda Odyssey was travelling south on 8 […] Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 10:53 am
Live Tonight: Ballard Jazz Fest, The Men, Godflesh, and More
Seattle Weekly - The band's music is always in the moment, releasing an album a year for the past five years. Read more...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- 9:30 am
How A Seattle Heroin Addict Robbed A Bank And Lived
The Stranger - ... his first year of the Associates degree program in Social and Human Services. Like Cody Spafford, the cherished Ballard seafood chef fatally shot by police after robbing a bank two weeks ago, he's been a user, worked at a restaurant, and robbed a ... Read more...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 -- 4:38 pm
84-year-old man assaulted during home invasion robbery near Carkeek Park
MyBallard - Two suspects remain at large after robbing and assaulting an 84-year-old man while he was asleep at his home near Carkeek Park. Read more from the SPD Blotter below: On April 15th at approximately 11:42 p.m. officers responded to 911 calls of a home invasion robbery at a residence in the 700 block of NW […] Read more...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 -- 3:49 pm
Six more pontoons head out for new 520 bridge
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - ... Of Transportation Workers watch carefully as the first of the new 520 bridge pontoons is squeezed through the Ballard Locks as it makes its way to Lake Washington on August 11, 2012. Photo: JOSHUA TRUJILLO Tugs manuever as the first of the new 520 ... Read more...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 -- 2:49 pm
Ballard Jazz Festival kicks off tonight
MyBallard - The 12th annual Ballard Jazz Festival is set to kick off tonight and continue through until April, 19. The festival will feature a wide variety of modern American music at clubs, bars, shops, and at the Nordic Heritage Museum. The four day festival has grown into a significant part of the Northwest's jazz and live music scene featuring […] Read more...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 -- 11:51 am
Local home owners to pay King County property taxes by April 30
MyBallard - Ballard property owners have until Wednesday, April 30 to pay the first half of their 2014 property taxes. After April 30, interest charges and penalties will be added to the tax bill. To make the process easier, King County provides several ways for property owners to pay their taxes quickly and conveniently. Check out the […] Read more...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 -- 10:27 am
Nyer Urness House celebrates first birthday
MyBallard - It has been an entire year since Nyer Urness House (1753 NW 56th St) first opened its doors to provide formerly homeless men and women with safe and comfortable permanent housing. The team at Compass Housing Alliance are proud of their achievements so far and are excited to celebrate this special milestone with the local […] Read more...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 -- 6:33 pm
The List: Three Stupid San Francisco Things Threatening to Infect Seattle
Seattle Weekly - ... home for the equivalent of 10 cents? Because you have so much money you don't know what to do with it. Well, Toast Ballard (5615 24th Ave. N.W., #102), a toast-specific restaurant, now sells toast for $3. The $1 hike to meet SF levels is likely ... Read more...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 -- 6:33 pm
April Showers Bring... the Ballard Jazz Fest
Seattle Weekly - April in Seattle can mean only a few things: a few teasingly beautiful days of clear blue sky; the hope that accompanies the Mariners opening day; and of course the annual Ballard Jazz Festival. Read more...

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Tractor Tavern
Art Improv Workshop
Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Association Center
Art Improv Workshop
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