The controversial plan to move a homeless shelter from a West Seattle church to Ballard’s Calvary Lutheran Church tonight has been delayed. Pastor Steve Grumm, who agreed to host the shelter two weeks ago, sent an email this afternoon to neighbors who signed up to receive updates: “Because we believe it is part of our […]
A few months ago, a My Ballard reader discovered that Madame K’s went up for sale. Now an employee tells us the Ballard Ave. restaurant is being sold. “I need a new challenge,” owner Kirsten Burt told the Ballard News Tribune. “It is sad — it’s a magical little restaurant.” Madame K’s plans to close […]
My Ballard reader Jordan was driving over the Ballard Bridge at noon when he spotted thick smoke coming from Fremont. A boat exploded while it was docked at a refueling station on Westlake Ave., and witnesses say quick action by the Harbor Patrol averted what may have been a devastating marina fire. Fremont Universe has […]
It’s a flashback to 1959 for this year’s BHS spring musical, Grease. We got a sneak peak of the “Pink Ladies” singing at the last Ballard District Council meeting as they promoted their upcoming performances. The shows are March 12-14 and March 19-21 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Ballard High weekdays from […]
The Medical Examiner’s office says the 34-year-old woman who was discovered Thursday morning in the sand at Golden Gardens Park had killed herself. Our condolences go out to the woman’s family.
There are three terrific events on the calendar for this Saturday evening, and all three of them are helping good neighborhood causes. The first is the Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Ballard Food Bank. For a minimum donation of $10, you’ll select a unique, hand-crafted bowl created by a local artist and sit down for […]
In an effort to divert 60 percent of waste to recycling or composting by 2012, the city is making changes to garbage collection. Starting next week, the city will be taping notices to your garbage can outlining the changes that begin on March 30th. One of the big changes will be your garbage day. The […]
Today’s the last day to submit an application with the city to request funding for small-scale (up to $90K per project) street or parks improvements. Some examples of funded projects in Ballard over the last couple years include traffic circles, sidewalk repair and speed bumps.
Email warnings are circulating around Ballard about another reported sighting of a man who matches the description of a level 3 sex offender. A parent reported seeing the man one block away from Loyal Heights Elementary. Parent-teacher groups from Loyal Heights, Whittier Elementary and Adams Elementary as well as the principal at Salmon Bay have […]
As planned, SDOT has begun installing pay parking meters in Fremont. The electronic meters cover 70 parking spots in Fremont’s business core — the first paid parking to come to the neighborhood — and new parking restrictions are taking effect in surrounding streets. Fremont Universe has the details.