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Nearby News: ‘Hot Topics for Seniors’ on next week at Green Lake Library

February 24th, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

The Seattle Public Library is presenting monthly discussion groups for seniors at two Library locations in March.

Hot Topics for Seniors is a place to discuss current national, state and local issues. The groups select topics, which may include issues such as education, health care, benefit programs, hospice, palliative care, immigration, gun control, transportation or housing.

The closest event to the Ballard area will be held at Green Lake Library. See detailed information below:

  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9at the Green Lake Branch (7364 E Green Lake Drive N).  This month’s topic will be “Poetic Explorations with City Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna.” This meeting is presented in partnership with PSARA and the Northwest Center for Creative Aging.

Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches are welcome. Free parking is available in the branch parking lot at both locations..

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

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What’s on this weekend

February 24th, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

Have a fantastic weekend in Ballard!

FRIDAY, February 24

  • Live Music
    • Pisces Trio at Egan’s Ballard Jam House (1707 NW Market St) at 7 p.m. $20 suggested donation. Merrily James at 9 p.m. – $10 cover.

SATURDAY,February 25

  • Live Music
    • Lydia Ramsey with Home Sweet Home and Ghosts I’ve Met at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW) 9 p.m. Tickets $12.

SUNDAY, February 26

  • Ballard Farmer’s Market along Ballard Ave from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Sunday Morning Meditation at Amazing Grace Spiritual Center (2007 NW 61st St) from 10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
  • Zumba Class at Ballard Elks (6411 Seaview Ave NW) from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. $5 suggested donation, all funds raised go to Ballard Elks charities. Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month.
  • Live Music
    • Open mic at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) sign-up at 7:30 p.m.
    • Ball of Wax 47 release show: Songs of Protest at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW) 7:30 p.m. Tickets $8.
    • Showbox Presents: Banners w/ Tor Miller at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 9 p.m. Tickets $12.

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Development Update February 23: One application

February 23rd, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

One application makes up today’s update from the City of Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspections as posted in the Land Use Information Bulletin.

Application:

928 NW 51st St

A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6536537. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

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Normal garbage pick-up for Presidents’ Day

February 20th, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

Just a quick reminder that all garbage, food and yard waste and recycling collections will be on normal schedule for Presidents’ Day. As usual, Seattle Public Utilities says customers should put out containers for collection by 7 a.m.

SPU says that customers can report a Monday missed garbage, yard waste or recycling collection after 8 a.m. on Tuesday by calling (206) 684-3000 or by visiting SPU’s website.

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Package thieves return to Ballard

February 17th, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

Package theives are back in the neighborhood, according to a report emailed in from a My Ballard reader.

A local resident had a package stolen off the front porch of her home located near 26th Ave NW and NW 64th St on Friday afternoon.

“I’m going to have to start using the Amazon lockers.  I’m concerned that if smaller crimes like this are happening in this area, bigger crimes will soon follow. I just want neighbors to be alert,” writes Julie.

Keeping this report of package theft in mind, remember when ordering online attempt to send the packages to your work location or to somewhere where people will be present to receive the package.

Alternatively, if you are ordering from Amazon they offer a secure Amazon Locker service where packages can be picked up from lockers at various locations around Seattle including at the Ballard 7 Eleven (1550 NW Market St). The service has no extra charge and provides additional security for your packages.

If you have experienced package theft recently email tips@myballard.com with information and your location.

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Loyal Heights Annual Pancake Breakfast on next month

February 17th, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

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The Loyal Heights Community Center is set to host their famous annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 5, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

All proceeds from the event go towards the community center’s scholarship fund that benefits families in need by providing opportunities to participate in programs and activities throughout the year.

Tickets are now available for purchase at the Loyal Heights Community Center for $6 per person (children under 3 eat for free). Tickets can also be purchased on Sunday at the event.

Click here to find out more.

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Development Update February 16: Subdivisions and row-houses

February 16th, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

A number of applications and decisions make up today’s update from the City of Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspections as posted in the Land Use Information Bulletin.

Applications:

2216 NW 64th St

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A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6537620. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

1727 NW 60th St

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A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6528065. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

6002 17th Ave NW

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A Land Use Application has been submitted to allow a two-story, 5-unit rowhouse. Surface parking to be provided for two vehicles. Existing structure to be demolished. Environmental Review includes future unit lot subdivision.

6215 20th Ave NW

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A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into six unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project 6464648. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots. Environmental review conducted under #3019675.

Decisions:

2626 NW 62nd St

A Land Use Application has been approved to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6459795. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

6316 26th Ave NW

A Land Use Application has been approved to allow one, 3-story, three-unit rowhouse and one 3-story, two-unit rowhouse. Surface parking for five vehicles to be provided. Existing structure to be demolished. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision.

2428 NW 63rd St

A Land Use Application has been approved to subdivide one parcel into two parcels of land. Proposed parcel sizes are: A) 3,398 sq. ft. and B) 1,600 sq. ft. Existing structures to be demolished.

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Battle of the Bards set for this weekend

February 15th, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

Ghost Light Theatricals’ most popular event of the year, Battle of the Bards, is on this weekend (Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18) at the Ballard Underground Theatre (2220 NW Market St).

The event is their annual “fun”draiser where the audience chooses a show for their next season!

In Battle of the Bards 2017, three ensembles will compete for a spot in Ghost Light’s 2017-18 season. Each ensemble has 20 minutes to perform a scene from a new adaptation of a classic work and the audience chooses the winner! Admission includes one vote – additional votes are only $1 each. All proceeds support the work of Ghost Light Theatricals.

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Both shows kick off at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include one vote and admission into the party on Saturday night. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.

The cast, crew, and audience will celebrate right after the Saturday performance with drinking, dancing, and voting! At midnight, Ghost Light will announce the winning show.

Click here to find out more.

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Nearby News: Seattle Public Library to host weekly pop-up library in Greenwood

February 14th, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

While the Greenwood Branch is closed, The Seattle Public Library will host a pop-up library from 11 a.m. to noon every Thursday, February 23 through March 30 at the Green Bean Café (8525 Greenwood Ave N).

The pop-up library will have books available for checkout. A children’s story time with storytelling and singing will start at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call the Library at (206) 386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

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PNA to celebrate 15 years of Village Movement

February 13th, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

The PNA Village team is excited to announce that renowned surgeon, public health researcher and writer Dr. Atul Gawande will be the guest speaker at the 15th Celebration of the founding of Beacon Hill Village (in Boston) and the subsequent Village Movement they inspired on Monday, February 13.

His conversation, entitled “Being Mortal’s Villages: The Value of Community and Choice as we Grow Older,” will be moderated by Robin Young, host of NPR’s Here & Now, and feature a discussion on aging, living life with purpose, and how we can transform the possibilities for the later chapters in everyone’s lives.

The live event will begin at 2 p.m. (PST) and be simulcast from Boston to more than 150 of the 350-plus villages open and in development across the country, including the PNA Village.

All are welcome to join the PNA Village for a viewing party and subsequent conversation facilitated by Cecile Andrews, author of Living Room Revolution: A Handbook for Conversation, Community, and the Common Good.

The Village Movement is a burgeoning, world-wide movement that champions an alternative approach for adults as they grow older. Villages are unique in that they are created by and for older adults, empowering their members to make wise, safe, and vibrant choices about how they wish to live.

The event will last from 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. and will be held in the Community Hall at Phinney Neighborhood Center (6532 Phinney Ave N).

Please bring a snack or dessert to share and RSVP at 206-789-1217 or village@phinneycenter.org

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Sellers needed for Spring Gently Used Kids Gear Sale

February 13th, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

Organizers are spreading the word about the annual Spring Gently Used Kids Gear Sale that is set for Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center (6532 Phinney Ave N).

Organizers are looking for more sellers for the event! “This is a great opportunity to lighten your closets, empty your garages, and make a little money for yourself and Ballard Preschool Coop. It’s also FUN,” writes the team.

Locals can sell anything kid/pregnancy related – clothes, gear, books, DVDs, decor, etc. – that is in good condition (i.e. you would buy it). Sellers set the prices and keep 75% of the proceeds from their sold items.

To find out more information or to sign up email bpcgentlyusedsale@gmail.com.

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Development Update February 13: One subdivision

February 13th, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

One application makes up today’s update from the City of Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspections as posted in the Land Use Information Bulletin.

Application:

8356 19th Ave NW

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A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6441158. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

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