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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Cord-blood banking expands across region - Tue, 31 Mar 2015 PST
The Spokesman-Review - Like other first-time parents, Carl Field and Christy Olsen Field had dozens of details to finalize as they prepared for their son's birth last August. But unlike most parents in Seattle and elsewhere, the Ballard couple made sure to stress one crucial item on the birth-plan checklist: Donate the baby's umbilical cord blood to a public cord-blood bank. Read more...
Monday, March 30, 2015 -- 8:37 pm
Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage Is 'Going to Change Everything'
KUOW-FM Seattle - Angie Garcia, a single mom who works at the McDonald's in Ballard, has planned how she's going to spend the extra money she makes after the minimum wage increases to $11 an hour on Wednesday. "It's going to change everything. Read more...
Monday, March 30, 2015 -- 5:16 pm
In search of grunge amid booming Seattle
Seattle Times - ... Canon, the sixth best bar in the world, according to Drinks International magazine's ranking of the top 50. And the Ballard and Fremont neighborhoods rival Brooklyn, N.Y., and Los Angeles' Silver Lake for cool shops and eats. Even Starbucks has ... Read more...
Monday, March 30, 2015 -- 3:32 pm
UW snaps up new office project in the University District
Business Journal - ... commercial real estate company JLL, of the nearly 750,000 square feet of Class A office space in the U District and Ballard, only slightly more than 2 percent is available for lease. This is the situation as the UW, the city of Seattle and some ... Read more...
Monday, March 30, 2015 -- 3:27 pm
Next new place to eat/drink at Alki Beach: Gelarto expanding to West...
West Seattle Blog - ... the highest-quality Italian gelato right here in Seattle at D'Ambrosio's Gelateria, a father-son operation based in Ballard. Following the Italian tradition, Marco and Enzo make gelato the way it was intended to be made: from scratch, in small ... Read more...
Monday, March 30, 2015 -- 12:44 pm
Cord-blood donations gaining interest
The Columbian - Like other first-time parents, Carl Field and Christy Olsen Field had dozens of details to finalize as they prepared for their son's birth last August. But unlike most parents in Seattle and elsewhere, the Ballard couple made sure to stress one crucial item on the birth-plan checklist: Donate the baby's umbilical cord blood to a public cord-blood bank. Read more...
Monday, March 30, 2015 -- 11:49 am
SDOT constructs pedestrian crossing near Shilshole Bay Marina
MyBallard - SDOT crews have started construction to install a curb ramp, pedestrian crossing and pedestrian island at the south entrance of Shilshole Bay Marina (along Seaview Ave NW). Construction is set to take up to seven days, over a period of two weeks total. According to SDOT, the improvements will make it safer and easier for people using […] Read more...
Monday, March 30, 2015 -- 10:26 am
(New) Seattle businesses brace for minimum wage increase
KVI-AM Seattle - ... pay raise. On Wednesday, businesses face their first deadline toward a $15 an hour minimum wage. Business is good at Ballard Consignment, and employees like Nick Putman earn well above the current minimum wage - plus bonuses. Still, he welcomes ... Read more...
Monday, March 30, 2015 -- 10:20 am
Local creates "Green Juju" to support canine health
MyBallard - Local resident Kelley Marian has created a whole foods supplement, aptly called 'Green Juju', to support canine health. The supplement is fed to dogs in addition to their kibble, raw or home cooked meal and is created in the heart of Ballard at 4511 Shilshole Ave NW. The idea for Green Juju was born from […] Read more...
Monday, March 30, 2015 -- 9:22 am
RainWise offers locals rebates for rain gardens
MyBallard - Fourteen thousand homes in north Seattle just became eligible for big rebates for the installation of rain gardens or cisterns through the City of Seattle's RainWise Program. The program is a combined effort by Seattle and King County to continue the fight against water pollution by subsidizing the cost of installation of rain gardens and cisterns on […] Read more...
Monday, March 30, 2015 -- 8:58 am
Development Update March 30: Subdivisions galore
MyBallard - Two subdivision applications make up today's development update from the City of Seattle's Department of Planning and Development (DPD) as posted in the Land Use Information Bulletin. Applications: 2012 NW 64th St A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project […] Read more...
Monday, March 30, 2015 -- 6:51 am
In booming Seattle, you have to dig a little deeper to get to the grunge
Anchorage Daily News - ... Canon, the sixth best bar in the world, according to Drinks International magazine's ranking of the top 50. And the Ballard and Fremont neighborhoods rival Brooklyn, N.Y., and Los Angeles' Silver Lake for cool shops and eats. Even Starbucks has ... Read more...
Saturday, March 28, 2015 -- 11:34 am
New Italians
Seattle PI: At Large Ballard - Their parents didn't immigrate to America. They are not first, second or third generation Italian-Americans. They work in research laboratories at UW, the Hutch, and Seattle Children's Research Institute. They work at Microsoft and Boeing, Amazon and start-up companies. They are the new Italians living and working in Seattle, and they want to create an […] Read more...
Friday, March 27, 2015 -- 10:44 pm
The New Italians
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - il Punto members want to create an umbrella organization that connects the entire Italian community, and everyone in love with Italian culture. Read more...
Friday, March 27, 2015 -- 5:14 pm
What's on this weekend
MyBallard - Welcome to the final weekend of March. Enjoy it in Ballard! Friday, March 27 Live music at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) at 9 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets and for more information. Live Music at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 9 p.m. Featuring Afro Funk – Polyrhythmics with James. Tickets $15. Click here to […] Read more...
Friday, March 27, 2015 -- 3:56 pm
Ballard set to host 10th annual M.S. Pub Crawl this Saturday
MyBallard - Ballard will play host to the 10th annual M.S. Pub Crawl this Saturday, March 28, from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. The community driven fundraising event is set to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The event will kick off at The Ballard Loft (5105 Ballard Ave NW) at 3 p.m. and attendees can make their $30 […] Read more...
Friday, March 27, 2015 -- 3:34 pm
Local creates petition to save Edith Macefield's House
MyBallard - In the wake of the failure of the recent auction, a petition has been created by locals to preserve Edith Macefield's house. The petition created on change.org is urging the  Seattle City Council and the Ballard Historical Society to turn the famous home into a museum. 'It's more than just a house, though. This house is a […] Read more...
Friday, March 27, 2015 -- 12:45 pm
The Sonics Album Signing and Meet & Greet Locations
Northwest Music Scene - ... at three Seattle record stores, Silver Platters in Bellevue, Easy Street Records in West Seattle, and Sonic Boom in Ballard. Read more...
Friday, March 27, 2015 -- 9:17 am
SPU releases draft map of Ballard Drainage Project rain gardens
MyBallard - Seattle Public Utilities recently released a map featuring the proposed locations for the Ballard Natural Drainage Project rain gardens in the neighborhood. The map was released at the end of February after an Open House event was held to gain feedback on the proposed rain garden types and their locations. The Ballard Natural Drainage project has been in […] Read more...
Friday, March 27, 2015 -- 9:02 am
Nepali handcraft store opens on Market St
MyBallard - Ballard's first Nepali handcraft store is now open at 1708 NW Market St. Himalayan Treasure opened last week and aims to provide Ballard with one-of-a-kind expertly crafted items from Nepal. The new store specializes in Buddhist Thanka paintings, expertly crafted copper statues, enchanting singing bowls, incense laced with Himalayan herbs, silver jewelry, and varieties of hand […] Read more...



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