Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen will be at the Ballard Library (5614 22nd Ave NW) this Saturday to hear the issues that are important to Ballardites. “I sincerely hope people will take advantage of this opportunity to have informal yet meaningful conversations about our City,” said Councilmember Rasmussen. “I’d like to hear people’s thoughts regarding […]
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A plan to cut funding to emergency food systems in Seattle was met with opposition Wednesday night at the first public hearing on the city’s budget. A representative from the Ballard Food Bank made a plea to the City Council. A crowd lines up to speak at Wednesday night’s budget hearing in Northgate “We feel this is […]
The nearly century-old sewer system in parts of Ballard allows both raw sewage and stormwater to flow in the same pipes, a combined sewer system. During major storms, the water and sewage overflow into waterways. We’ve written several times about the combined sewer overflows (CSO) and the steps the city is taking to keep as […]
The Ballard branch of the Seattle Public Library generally opens at 10 a.m. on Thursdays. Because of an all-staff meeting, all branches of the Seattle Public Library will open at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 30th.
Meeting reminder: The Seattle City Council is holding a public hearing on the mayor’s proposed budget at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Northgate Community Center Gym, 10510 5th Ave. NE. Sign-in to speak begins at 5 p.m. Mayor Mike McGinn presented his proposed 2011-2012 budget Monday afternoon. It includes a number of cuts to make […]
Want to take a stroll around Ballard? The Seattle Department of Transportation has a new recreational walking map to help you figure out the best route for your interests and your fitness level. The map gives an estimated time along each leg of a walk. For instance, to walk from Market to NW 65th along […]
Engineers with the Seattle Department of Transportation will be inspecting the Ballard Bridge on Thursday. This means the right-hand, southbound lane of the bridge will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The sidewalk will remain open.
Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program is hosting its annual restaurant benefit, Dish Up Literacy, on Thursday. Eat at Smokin’ Pete’s BBQ or 12 other Seattle restaurants, and 20-percent of the proceeds will support literacy programs for children in need. According to Page Ahead, 61 percent of low-income families have no books at all in their […]
Briana emailed us about a “pungent broccoli-type smell when biking over the Ballard Bridge and down around Trader Joe’s.” She says she’s smelled it the last few days. Does anyone know what the smell is?
Two alumni of Small Faces Child Development Center are the recipients of the first-ever Lynn B. Wirta Scholarships. Jane Pendras-Verdon, winner of the Alumni Scholarship, and Kelsey Gray, winner of the Staff Scholarship, will each receive $500. Both women currently work at the school as an Assistant Teacher and Associate Teacher, respectively. From the release: […]
This summer we introduced readers to an inspirational 9-year-old Loyal Heights Elementary student who is fighting cancer. Owain Weinert rides in the Seattle Livestrong Challenge. Owain Weinert was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) earlier this year, but the disease didn’t stop him from riding in Seattle’s Livestrong Challenge. He had originally signed up to […]