Salmon Bay Sand & Gravel has been fined $12,000 by the Department of Ecology for clean water violations in the Ship Canal. The Department of Ecology says violations by Salmon Bay Sand & Gravel include “ongoing spills of aggregate — a sand and gravel mixture — from shore-side bunkers” at their facility at 5231 Shilshole […]
We just learned that My Ballard has been nominated for a national Online Journalism Award for community collaboration. Again, further proof that the neighborhood is powering My Ballard, not us. Thank you, everyone!
Old Norveegen emailed us this photo on Friday evening after an accident around 9 p.m. at the intersection of 14th & Leary. He believed that a pedestrian was hit by what appeared to have been a hit-and-run driver. We spoke with police this morning and it turns out it wasn’t a hit-and-run at all. Police […]
Himitsu Sushi & Grill opened four months ago at the corner of NW 65th St. and 15th Ave NW. Today the place is empty. There is a notice on the door from the King County Sheriff’s department that was posted last week. “Be advised,” the sign reads, “that the occupants of these premises have been […]
Early this morning, a gas station on the 9000 block of Holman Road was robbed. Police say that a white male in his 20s entered the station before 1 a.m. with a handgun. The suspect did not fire any shots. An hour and a half later, police say another robbery occurred at a gas station […]
Along the “missing link,” the railroad tracks near the Ballard Bridge have been an issue. Two weeks ago xxjpxx commented on an earlier post, ” just came from the ER with 3 stitches on my chin b/c my front bike slid on the railroad tracks.” Gurple emailed us to let us know about new markings […]
On the 100th anniversary of the 1909 Norway Day celebration in Seattle, the Viking ship replica Nordic Spirit hit the open water Sunday for the first time since it was painstakingly restored. The boat was donated to the Nordic Heritage Museum 30 years ago, and after months of restoration work by boatwright Cornelius Sprenger and […]
Seattle Gymnastics Academy is having a grand opening party today at their new location in Ballard. Last month the longtime Seattle business announced that they would be opening their fourth location at 5313 Shilshole Ave NW. From 3 to 5 p.m. today, enjoy a BBQ, meet the staff and let the kids play.
Today, Home Street Bank’s Ballard branch (8050 15th Avenue NW) is holding its seventh annual alternative health fair from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Tractor Tavern is celebrating their 15th anniversary this weekend with the Maldives. Tickets are sold out tonight, but are still available for tomorrow night. Get them here. Sustainable Ballard, Dutch […]
It was quite the spectacle at the Shilshole Marina boat ramp for much of the day as an enormous crane worked delicately to extract the float plane that flipped over off Golden Gardens this morning. (See our earlier story.) The plane was upside down, most of it several feet underwater. The crowd watched as the […]
Today is the last day for Green Go Food on NW 20th. “Honestly we are giddy with delight. We are so excited to go get on with the life we’ve been yearning for for so long,” Dylan and Heidi Stockman write in their blog. The couple is following their dream to work on a farm. […]
West Woodland Elementary will be getting a new track, field and rain garden thanks to the Neighborhood Matching Large Project Fund. In May, Marilyn Loveness, the principal of West Woodland along with several others asked the Ballard District Council to support their request for $85,000 from the city. While they didn’t receive the full amount, […]