Stoup set to celebrate 3rd birthday

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Stoup Brewing is celebrating its 3rd Birthday with an all day long celebration this Saturday, October 29, from noon – 10 p.m.

Beer releases for the special occasion will include a variety of sours, some barrel aged, plus Vic Secret IPA (a hilariously named new experiemental hop … we’ve shortened Victoria’s to Vic) and our Export Stout.

Napkin Friends food truck will be out the front for the day and from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Traeger grills will also be in the beer garden grilling up complimentary wings two ways.

Planet Fly, a local funk band that includes Seattle beer legend, Larry Rock, will play two sets starting at 6 p.m.

“Our big news is a new fire pit which will blaze warmth for the first time that day. We are very excited that the beer garden can potentially be as appealing through fall and winter as it is in summer,” says the Stoup team.

The Stoup team is prepared for all weather possibilities and will have a large tent extending the tap room out front complete with heaters and all.

Seattle Parks and Rec on the lookout for local basketball coaches

Basketball season is just around the corner, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is on the lookout for basketball coaches for the hundreds of Seattle youth that will be coming in to the community centers to sign up for teams.

If you’re 18 or older, have a love of basketball, and want to be a positive influence in youths’ lives – Seattle Parks and Recreation is looking for you!

Locals can coach at any of the 26 centers across the city that is convenient to their home or work. If your child and/or neighborhood kids are interested in playing, and you are interested in coaching, the staff at any community center can help form a team.

Visit the Seattle Parks and Recreation website and register as a volunteer. All coaches are required to pass a background check before working with youth.

Development Update October 27: A row-house and a subdivision

Two applications makes up today’s update from the City of Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspections as posted in the Land Use Information Bulletin.

Applications:

6316 26th Ave NW

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A Land Use Application has been submitted to allow one, 3-story, three-unit rowhouse and one 3-story, two-unit rowhouse. Surface parking for five vehicles to be provided. Existing structure to be demolished. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision.

1527 NW 60th St

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A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. The construction of a two unit is under Project #6532815. Existing single family residence to remain. 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.

Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link Update: Driveway cameras to be installed

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SDOT crews working on the Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link Final Environmental Impact Statement will be installing cameras at selected driveways in Ballard next week to document the number of vehicles crossing potential trail routes that are being considered.

Cameras will typically remain in place for one week before being shifted to a new location.

This camera placement is part of SDOT’s effort to document the existing conditions along the potential routes for the Missing Link.

The Final EIS, which is set to include a recommended route for the Missing Link, will be published in 2017.

Further information about the driveway camera study is available online.

Locals can email questions in relation to the Missing Link EIS to BGT_MissingLink_Info@seattle.gov.

SFD responds to fire at pair of local adult clubs

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According to an article by KOMO News, Seattle Fire Department Officers responded to a fire at a pair of Ballard adult clubs that are housed in the one building at 8517 15th Avenue NW.

Crews were dispatched at approximately 8:15 a.m. this morning after they received reports of smoke and flames coming from Centerfolds and Stallions adult clubs.

The street was closed while firefighters fought the blaze, but it is again reopened.

No injuries were reported.

Volunteers needed for United Way’s Free Tax Campaign

The team from United Way of King County is looking for volunteers to support their local Free Tax Campaign.

To reach their goal of serving 20,000 people across King County, United Way is recruiting and training over 1,000 volunteers to prepare taxes and connect clients to public benefits.

Volunteer Tax Preparers and Benefits Specialists work one-on-one with friends and neighbors to connect clients to benefits and bring an average of $30,000 back into their communities.

All are welcome to join the team, receive training and help reach the people who need it most. No experience is needed.

To find out more information and to get involved in the Ballard area click here.

Email any questions to freetax@uwkc.org.

Barking Dog Alehouse to celebrate Grand Re-Opening next week

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The Barking Dog Alehouse (705 NW 70th ST) is hosting its Grand Re-Opening Party next Wednesday, November 2, from 5 p.m. – late.

The bar’s new owners Dan Anderson and Tom Matzelle are excited to invite locals and industry folks out to celebrate the occasion.

Food and drink specials will be running all night and attendees are encouraged to B.Y.O.D (Bring Your Own Dog).

Click here to find out more and to RSVP.

Ballard Locks large chamber to close for annual maintenance next month

The large lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks is scheduled to close to all marine traffic from 9 a.m. on Monday, November 7, until 8 p.m., on Wednesday, November 23, for annual maintenance.

The small lock will still be available for vessels less than 120 feet in length and 26 feet in width throughout the large lock maintenance period. Mariners may experience delays, depending on passage demand.

This routine maintenance is necessary and important in keeping the Chittenden Locks safe and operational as the locks approach their 100-year anniversary in 2017.

Questions about the closure can be directed to Lockmasters Larry Meyer or Vickie Shepard, at 206-789-2622 ext. 230, or Public Affairs Officer Bill Dowell, at 206-764-3464.