I know we’re going a little zoo crazy here on My Ballard, but who can resist posting a photo of a cute baby gorilla? The Woodland Park Zoo is kicking off a naming contest for this female western lowland gorilla born last October. Says the zoo, “Only names submitted in the African languages of Swahili, […]
Newsweek.com just posted a story on the Ballard Denny’s landmark vote. It says it’s a web exclusive, which probably means it won’t be published in the magazine. But still, Ballard goes national! (Via Knute Berger in Crosscut)
In other Ballard High sports news, there’s word today that head football coach Alex Barashkoff is resigning to spend more time with his family. Athletic director Doug Bruketta is looking for a replacement.
This just in from the Tacoma Dome: Pasco 55, Ballard 45. It was a hard-fought game with six lead changes. If I’m reading the bracket correctly, the best they can do now is 4th place. But really, this is the first time the Ballard girls have gone to state in the 4A division, so way […]
It goes without saying that it’s getting harder and harder to find free parking in Ballard. Or any parking for that matter, especially around the center of town, at Market and Ballard Ave. (Especially now that the QFC lot is gone.) Over the last few years, the city has installed 1,500 pay parking stations in […]
If you’re planning on taking the kiddies for a spin on the Woodland Park Zoo‘s carousel, know that it’s going to be closed March 3-14 for maintenance, according to a press release from the zoo. According to the zoo, the restored carousel was the 45th constructed by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company and began spinning in […]
We’ve written about avid bowler Jim Bristow and his efforts to save Sunset Bowl by circulating petitions and organizing a group of investors. Now he’s launching a new site, SaveSunsetBowl.com, with the goal to “require the new property owners, Avalon Bay Communities Inc., to include a bowling facility in their new proposed mutli-use development.” Not […]
Ballard High’s girls basketball team, which is on a record-setting run, just won the first game of the state tournament at the Tacoma Dome. The Beavers beat Rogers, 48-39. They’ll play Pasco in the second round, Thursday at 8:30 p.m. You can follow the latest scores with the tournament bracket here.
We’ve all seen the “Free Ballard” bumper stickers. And now the Mysterious Traveler spotted an alteration to the theme on the back of a Suburu: “Flee Ballard” (full photo). Looks like some nifty artwork swapping that “R” for an “L.” As we posted last week, Archie McPhee recently added a new sticker, “Ballard Welcomes Our […]
No, there’s not a big sea serpent swimming around off Golden Gardens (although that was a fascination years ago), but Kim from Seattle Daily Photo noticed that the metal sea serpent sculpture is missing from the Shilshole jetty. “There are only jagged pieces sticking up in the places it was anchored into the jetty,” she […]
The Phinney Neighborhood Association is putting on its big annual wine taste Saturday evening at 730 p.m. If you like vino, this event is a great one with 10 tastes and catered food. Purchase tickets online to get a break on the rate, ranging from $22 beforehand for PNA members, to $30 at the door […]
Seattle PI columnist Robert Jamieson doesn’t mince words about the Ballard Denny’s. “The Denny’s site is run-down, a nostalgic eyesore,” he writes. “It carries little historical heft and has debatable architectural import compared with… Memorial Stadium at Seattle Center.” With planners considering replacing the stadium with a giant parking venue or an amphitheater, stadium supporters […]