Used bike drive for West African students this weekend

Bicycles for Education holds a used bike drive this Saturday, August 1st at Interbay. The empowerment program, organized by Washington-based company Alaffia, distributes Washington and Oregon residents’ unwanted bicycles to rural students in Togo. Parallel to selling fair-trade cosmetic products, Alaffia has been in collecting bikes since 2006. Thus far, over 6,300 bicycles have been distributed […]

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City of Seattle awards Neighborhood Matching Fund to three Ballard-specific projects

The City of Seattle is awarding $467,562 in matching funds to support 28 chosen neighborhood-initiated projects across the city. Awarded funds for the variety of events, cultural festivals and projects come from the Neighborhood Matching Fund. “These projects are the result of neighbors working together to better their community,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “The entire […]

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