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Remembering Veterans today

November 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to those who are serving or who have served our country. We asked readers to send in pictures and stories about veterans in your life. Below is what we have received so far. Feel free to email us at tips@myballard.com: Robert Campbell and granddaughter Liz Talley “My favorite veteran and the […]

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Remembering Andy Kotowicz

November 1st, 2010 · 72 Comments

Family and friends of Andy Kotowicz gathered at Town Hall this afternoon to share funny stories and emotional memories of the man they all loved.  Kotowicz, who died of injuries from a car crash on 15th Ave NW in Ballard last month, was remembered with a few tears but mostly with laughter. “It just seems […]

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Remembering September 11, 2001

September 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Flags are at half staff today, like this one at Whittier Elementary, as America remembers September 11, 2001. WildernessBarbie started a conversation in the forum earlier this week about how people are honoring those who died. “I encourage you to join me in showing your appreciation and paying homage to those who have fallen by […]

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Remembering Kevin Black at memorial service

February 7th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Family, friends, co-workers and cycling teammates gathered at The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church this afternoon to remember Kevin Black, the Ballard man who died this week in a tragic accident. At the entrance, Kevin’s bike and jersey were leaning against the wall. Well over a hundred people gathered to pay their respects. “He was the […]

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Remembering the Katmai’s lost crew

October 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Flowers and photos remembering the five dead and two missing from the Ballard-based fishing vessel Katmai have been left at Fishermen’s Memorial. Among the dead are Cedric Smith, Glenn Harper, Jake Gilman, Joshua Leonguerrero and Fuli Lemusu. Two are still missing, Carlos Zabala and Robert Davis. The Katmai sunk in rough seas, and four survived […]

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Historic Boat Parade is a family affair at Fishermen’s Wharf

February 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment

This morning a small crowd gathered on the dock at Fishermen’s Wharf to watch the parade of Historic Fishing Vessels make their way under Ballard Bridge towards South Lake Union. The parade featured ten of Seattle’s historic wooden fishing schooners, some of which are more than 100 years old. Amongst the crowd was long time Ballard […]

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Tonight: Public potluck memorial for Sunset Hill barber Gene George

June 11th, 2013 · No Comments

Tonight there will be a public potluck to remember Gene George, the Sunset Hill barber who passed away last month. The potluck will be at the Sunset Hill Community Center (3003 NW 66th Street) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Photo courtesy Jen Dynes The potluck is being organized by Donna Williams, Gene’s colleague at the Sunset […]

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Second chance to meet Deadliest Catch crew on Saturday

January 10th, 2013 · No Comments

The Ballard Brothers’ month-long food drive is culminating this weekend, so they’re bringing back the crew of Deadliest Catch to sign autographs and meet fans. Saturday, Captain Kenny and his Bering Sea crab crew will be at the restaurant on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They’ll be bringing a crab pot with them […]

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Remember John Nygaard today at memorial service

December 5th, 2012 · No Comments

This afternoon, the community will be remembering Ballard High School teacher John Nygaard, who passed away unexpectedly last week. Nygaard had been out sick with pneumonia when he died on Thursday. He was 43 years old. There will be a memorial service today at 3 p.m. at Ballard First Lutheran Church. A reception will follow […]

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Ice and snow in Alaska ground Seattle fishermen

February 16th, 2012 · No Comments

By Chris Foster Ryan Minvielle is getting a mid-winter break thanks to one of the coldest winters Alaska has seen in years. Freezing temperatures, relentless snow and ice have forced many vessels to stop fishing until the weather warms up. Minvielle, a deckhand for the Pacific Mariner and graduate of Ingraham High School, said that […]

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Ballard firm remembers Steve Jobs

October 6th, 2011 · No Comments

With the passing of Steve Jobs, one Ballard firm is remembering the man credited for the iRevolution. Purdie Rogers at 5447 Ballard Ave NW started their business with this Macintosh Plus in 1990. They pulled it out of storage and put it on display in their window as a tribute to Jobs. And in case […]

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Deadliest Catch star to be on ‘New Day Northwest’

April 29th, 2011 · 2 Comments

When he’s not crabbing, Ramblin’ Rose deck boss Kevin “Kado” Davis has aspirations to be a chef. On Monday morning, Kado will be on King5’s “New Day Northwest” with Margaret Larson cooking up some halibut and talking about the latest season of the Deadliest Catch. He has quite a few stories to tell including when […]

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