Recycling event this weekend at Our Redeemer’s

There will be a big recycling event this weekend at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Ballard (NW 85th Street & 25th Ave NW). Volunteers will be there from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Our Redeemer’s will accept electronics, metal, styrofoam, and clothing. The church is partnering with SBK | Green Century Electronic Recycle for the electronics, and the EarthCare Team will be on hand collecting clean, dry styrofoam (please remove all tape and labels). All the donated clothing will go to The Bridge Care Center. They are especially looking for winter coats and men’s jeans.

Here’s a list of accepted goods:

  • Computers – Laptops – Monitors (CRT, LCD) – Printers / Scanners – Fax / Copy Machines
  • Ink Cartridges – Keyboards / Mice – Servers / Routers / Hubs – Networking Devices
  • Communications Equipment – Misc. Office Machines
  • BBQ’s – All Metal items
  • Televisions – VCRs – DVD players – Stereos & Audio Components
  • Phones / Cell phones – PDAs, Handheld Games – Cameras – Batteries – Misc. Electronics
  • Returned/Unwanted Products
  • Washers / Dryers – Ovens/Stoves

They will not be able to accept anything that contains chemicals, nor will they accept light bulbs or furniture. They ask that lawn mowers or anything oil- or gas-filled must be drained before donation.

Reminder: Ballard Urban Rest Stop open house Oct. 1

rest stopTomorrow night (Oct. 1) is the open house for the Ballard Urban Rest Stop (BURS), soon to open at Cheryl Chow Court, 2014 NW 57th St. This is the Low Income Housing Institute’s (LIHI) third hygiene facility for homeless individuals, and it will include restrooms, showers, washers, dryers, laundry folding area and a healthcare exam room. The open house, from 4 to 6 p.m., will celebrate the completion of the rest stop and provide the public a chance to meet staff and volunteers and learn how it will serve individuals in our community. There will be a brief program at 4:30 p.m.

“This attractive, newly constructed, energy efficient facility will provide hygiene services to homeless people, including men, women, children, seniors, veterans, and the many car campers who live in the Ballard area,” according to a statement from LIHI.

On Monday, Oct. 12 BURS will open to patrons at no cost. The hours will be Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There are five private shower/bathrooms, separate bathrooms for men and women, five double stacked washer/dryer sets, and two additional dryer sets. Sharon Lee, Executive Director of LIHI, says they anticipate helping 75 individuals with showers each day, and expect to be able to run 40 loads of laundry each day. “If you are out and about near the Ballard Commons Park or the Ballard Library, please come and visit,” Lee says.

 

Macefield Music Fest to take over Ballard this weekend

The music festival created in honor of Edith Macefield is back again for its third year, happening this weekend, October 2 – 4.  The Macefield Music Festival will feature over 20 bands playing in the heart of Ballard in several local music venues and at an outdoor stage on Saturday.

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The shows start Friday at 6 p.m. at the Sunset Tavern, the Tractor and Conor Byrne. On Saturday, there will be music starting at 2 p.m. and going till late, spread between Sunset, Tractor, Conor Byrne, Sonic Boom, Hotel Albatross, and the outdoor KEXP mainstage at 20th and Ballard Ave. On Sunday, all shows will be at the Tractor. Click here for the complete schedule.

Tickets for the event are $45 for a weekend pass; or $25  for Friday, $35 for Saturday, or $10 for Sunday. Buy tickets here.

Nordic Nights and Free First Thursday at Nordic Heritage Museum Oct. 1

nordicnightsTomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 1) is the Nordic Heritage Museum’s Nordic Nights program and it coincides with their free entry night. They’ll have the Ballard High School Jazz Combo playing at 6 p.m. and all museum exhibits open until 8 p.m. The museum will also have craft-making for kids and adults throughout the night.

The featured exhibit is Keep Clam and Carry on: The Ivar Haglund Storywhich tells the story of the man behind the Ivar’s restaurants.

15IvarsPoster0720.inddFrom the museum’s website:

“This exhibition will highlight the fascinating life of this seafood magnate, emphasizing his Scandinavian heritage, musical talents, ventures into radio and television, and successes in business innovation and entrepreneurship. Included will be a wealth of personal artifacts and memorabilia. Visitors will experience the fascinating life of this Seattle original through photographs, sound recordings, advertising campaigns, television commercials and programs, personal ephemera, and much more.”

Wounded Warrior bicycles stolen in Ballard

A local veteran wrote to tell us that he was recently robbed of two bikes he’d been given by the Wounded Warrior Project’s “Outdoors for All” program. Blaire Harrington tells us he served in the US Navy for almost ten years, and had been planning to ride the bikes in an upcoming Wounded Warrior Program event. The bikes were stolen over the weekend in the Canal Station South’s (5440 Leary Ave NW) secured garage.

The serial numbers on the bikes are WTU345C9745H and WTU346C6637H. Below are pictures of the bikes that were stolen.

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“Please keep an eye out, I have filed an incident report with the Seattle Police Department, and hope these bicycles can be returned for future veterans to use,” Harrington tells us.

Dick’s Drive-In 5th annual walk-a-thon to raise money for the homeless

Local Ballard duo Lars Phillips and JP Osseward are at it again: they’re walking to all Dick’s Drive-Ins in one day (22 miles) to raise money for local charities. It’s the 5th Annual Dick’s Drive-In Change for Charity Walk-A-Thon, and will happen this Sunday, October 4.

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“Five years ago I my friend JP Osseward and I (both lifelong Ballardites and 2006 BHS grads) walked to all Dick’s Drive-In locations in a single day,” Phillips tells us. “What started as a fun idea has turned into an event that has more than doubled in size each year and continues to grow – this year we’re expecting 50+ participants.”

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Phillips and Osseward partnered with Dick’s to support their partners, Change for Charity, which supports the local homeless population. They say they raised over $2,000 last year. Dick’s has created official walk-a-thon t-shirts, all proceeds for which will go to Change for Charity.

Their walk will start in Edmonds at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday. To register as a walker costs $30, and t-shirts sell for $20. Those who finish the whole walk will get a cheeseburger at the final location in Queen Anne.

Here’s their planned schedule of arrivals:

1. EDMONDS – 10:15 AM [Start walk at 10:40]
2. LAKE CITY – 1:30 PM
3. HOLMAN ROAD – 3:15 PM
4. WALLINGFORD – 5:00 PM
5. BROADWAY – 6:30 PM
6. QUEEN ANNE – 7:45 PM

For more about the event, visit their Facebook page

 

 

Reminder and time change for City Council District 6 debate: O’Brien and Weatbrook

Mike-OBrien-and-Catherine-WeatbrookSeattle City Council District 6 candidates Mike O’Brien and Catherine Weatbrook will have a debate tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the Phinney Neighborhood Association (6532 Phinney Ave N ). The debate starts at 8 p.m. (changed from 7:30) and is free and open to the public, but the pre-registration has filled. There will be  standby line at the door, according to the ticket sales website.

The moderators will include lead moderator Ted Inkley of the Phinney Ridge Community Council Board; community moderator Mike Stewart, Executive Director of Ballard Chamber of Commerce; community moderator Carolyn Law, Artist and Public Arts Consultant; and Q&A moderator Edward Wolcher, Town Hall Community Programs Curator.

If you have a question for the candidates, you can tweet using #seacouncil or send questions to debates@townhallseattle.org to help shape the conversation. The organizers ask that people specify the district in the question.

The event will be televised by the Seattle Channel, so audience members are asked to take their seats for the prompt 8 p.m. start. If you cannot make it to the debate, the Seattle Channel will be broadcasting online as well.

Photo courtesy Phinney Ridge Community Council 

The week in sports at BHS

Soccer, golf, ultimate and football are on the agenda this week for the BHS Beavers. Home games include girls soccer today and Thursday at 3:30, and a freshman football game at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Tuesday, September 29

  • Girls Soccer: Junior Varsity, 3:30 pm vs. Eastside Catholic at Eastside Catholic High School
  • Girls Soccer: Varsity, 3:30 pm vs. Eastside Catholic at Ballard High School
  • Ultimate: JV2 vs. Chief Sealth at EC Hughes, 3:30 PM

Wednesday, September 30

  • Boys Golf: Varsity, 3:00 pm vs. Franklin at Jefferson Park Golf Course
  • Girls Soccer: C-Team, 3:30 pm vs. Bishop Blanchet at Lower Woodland Park
  • Girls Golf: Varsity, 3:00 pm vs. Franklin at Jefferson Park Golf Course
  • Ultimate: Varsity vs. Chief Sealth at EC Hughes, 3:30 pm

Thursday, October 1

  • Girls Soccer: Junior Varsity, 3:30 pm vs. Nathan Hale at Jane Addams
  • Girls Soccer: Varsity, 3:30 pm vs. Nathan Hale at Ballard High School

Friday, October 2

  • Football: Varsity, 7:00 pm vs. Ingraham at North West Athletic Complex
  • Boys Golf: Varsity, 3:00 pm vs. Seattle Prep at West Seattle Golf Course
  • Girls Golf: Varsity, 3:00 pm vs. Seattle Prep at West Seattle Golf Course

Saturday, October 3

  • Football: Frosh, 10:00 am vs. O’Dea at Ballard High School
  • Ultimate: Varsity vs. West Seattle at Madison Middle School, 3:30 pm
  • Ultimate: JV2 vs. NWS at Interbay, 3:30 pm

For more about BHS athletics visit their website.

Jewelry store Baleen to replace Laura Bee Designs

A local jewelry design duo will soon open Baleen, which will replace Laura Bee Designs in Ballard at 6418 20th Ave NW. Baleen is owned by Ballard designers Leah and Billy, who create handmade jewelry and other gifts and lifestyle goods.

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Billy of Baleen Jewelry. Photo by Andrew Swanson

“We love living in Ballard and are super excited to bring what has been a home-studio based business for the last 3 years into a public space, as well as be more of a part of the local community,” Leah and Billy tell us. They say they’re working to give the space a facelift and will be open by mid October.

Ballard Development Update: three subdivisions and one big fence

An application to build a big fence, a subdivision application, and two subdivision approvals make up today’s development update from the City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) as posted in the Land Use Information Bulletin.

Applications:

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A Land Use Application has been submitted to allow a fence that exceeds maximum height allowed. The single family home is in a fish and wildlife habitat, riparian corridor and steep slope wetland area.

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A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6451536. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Decisions:

2236 NW 64TH ST

A Land Use Application has been approved to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6442499. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Appeals of this decision must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than 10/12/2015.

6705 ALONZO AVE NW

A Land Use Application has been approved to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6440068. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Appeals of this decision must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than 10/12/2015.