PNA Village looking for members and volunteers in Ballard

As the My Ballard team reported back in January, the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s PNA Village is coming to Ballard and the team is seeking members and volunteers!

The PNA team is hosting an event at Ballard Senior Center () this Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m. for locals to learn more about what the Village is, how it works, and how they can be part of it.

The program is geared towards seniors to allow them to stay in their own homes as they age and get some of the smaller errands and tasks done with volunteer assistance.

As a volunteer, a person can be either a “Handy Helper”, a “Friendly Visitor”, or a “Village Driver”.  Examples of tasks that members can request help with include grocery shopping, moving items to a storage area, changing light bulbs that you can no longer reach, getting a ride to the library, or having a weekly phone chat.

The PNA Village has been serving Phinney and Greenwood and Broadview for three years and is now ready to expand to Ballard and Sunset Hill.

If you have questions about PNA Village membership or eligibility, call Riana Nolet, PNA Village Director, at (206) 789-1217 or e-mail

Further information is available online for those wanting to become members or volunteers.

Reuben’s Brews wins gold at Ray’s Ballard Beer Awards


Reuben’s Brews has been declared the winner of Ray’s first Ballard Beer Awards as voted by the people!

To celebrate the win Ray’s will be hosting the Ballard Beer Awards Dinner with Reuben’s Brews this Saturday, March 5 at Ray’s Café (6049 Seaview Ave NW) where Reuben’s will debut its first canned beer – their German style Gose.

The event will feature a 5-course menu complimenting the flavor notes of each Reuben’s beer paired alongside it, from smoky to sweet. Guests will meet Reuben’s team, and Ray’s Executive Chef Paul Duncan, as they guide them through the menu and talk about the nuance of flavors in each course.

Seating is limited and by reservation only. Reserve at (206) 782.0094 or via email at Cost is $65 per person, inclusive of gratuity and tax. Dinner begins at 6pm for all guests.

Photo courtesy of Ray’s.

Strong winds bring down trees, power lines on Market St

This afternoon’s strong winds have brought down trees and power lines on NW Market St between 24th Ave NW and Ballard Ave NW.

trees down

The trees were blown over onto a vehicle (pictured below), which amazingly only suffered minimal damage.



Traffic is currently down to one lane in each direction as SDOT crews work to clear the area. Motorists are advised to use other routes until the trees have been cleared.

Have you suffered damage at your home due to the strong winds? Let us know at

First photo courtesy of SDOT, second courtesy of My Ballard reader Blake.

Loyal Heights Annual Pancake Breakfast set for Sunday


The Loyal Heights Community Center (2101 NW 77th St) is set to host their famous annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast this Sunday, March 6, from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

All proceeds from the event go towards the community center’s scholarship fund that benefits families in need by providing opportunities to participate in programs and activities throughout the year.

Tickets are now available for purchase at the Loyal Heights Community Center for $6 per person (children under 3 eat for free). Tickets can also be purchased on Sunday at the event.

Click here to find out more.