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Seattle Animal Shelter to conduct emphasis patrols on saltwater beaches

May 3rd, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

Spring is blossoming and hatching in Seattle, and now is a particularly important time to ensure that immature wildlife have their best opportunity to flourish in the Northwest. Because of this, the Seattle Animal Shelter will be conducting emphasis patrols on all saltwater beaches in the city.

Dogs are not allowed on any of Seattle’s public saltwater beaches, which includes the beach at Golden Gardens, whether leashed or unleashed. According to the SAS, this law helps to protect the fragile ecosystem along our shorelines.

Marine mammals, such as seal pups who are typically born at this time of year, use the city’s beaches to rest and warm themselves. Shore birds also frequent our beaches and wildlife that interact with dogs are less likely to reach adulthood.

Uniformed animal services officers will be patrolling city parks with a focus on saltwater beaches and may issue citations to violators.

If you would like to report Seattle beaches where dogs are frequently seen, please submit a service request at http://bit.ly/sas-service-request.

You can also contact the shelter directly by calling 206-386-PETS (7387) or by visiting www.seattleanimalshelter.org.

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Lucky Envelope Brewing to celebrate two years in Ballard

May 3rd, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

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The team at Lucky Envelope Brewing (907 NW 50th St) will celebrate their two-year anniversary on Saturday, May 6, with a new anniversary IPA and three bottle releases.

To mark the occasion, two of Lucky Envelope’s flagship beers will also be released in 22 oz. bottles including their award-winning ENIAC Mosaic IPA and Helles Lager.

“This year’s anniversary beer is inspired by New England-style IPAs with heavy doses of Citra and Ekuanot hops in the brew” said Barry Chan, co-founder and Brewmaster. “We are also excited to release our first brett beer in 22 oz. bottles. This brettanomyces barrel projected involved our raspberry sour aged in merlot wine barrels using a house strain of brett.”

To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Lucky Envelope will also be releasing a limited quantity of their Mijiaya Historic Chinese beer named after the 5,000 year-old Mijiaya archaeological site in Shaanxi (Northern China) on Saturday, May 13.

Chavoya’s Hot Dog food cart will be onsite in the afternoon for both events.

Both events will be held from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Click here to find out more.

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Ballard Community Center to host Theatre for Young Children performance

May 2nd, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

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Theatre for Young Children will be back at the Ballard Community Center (6020 28th Ave NW) this Wednesday, May 3, to perform for local young people at 11:15 a.m.

The Theatre for Young Children team performed in Ballard back in February, and this time will be presenting two Tales from Tanzania: Two Ways to Count to Ten and Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears.

The performance is a collaboration between Sweet Pea Enterprises and Seattle Parks and Recreation called the North Seattle Arts Initiative.  Since July of 2016 this new initiative has brought 12 live performances to neighborhood parks and community centers in North Seattle.

The NSAI will also be bringing this same show to Ballard Commons and Salmon Bay Parks this summer through the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture’s Arts In the Park grant.

Wednesday’s show has a suggested donation of $5.

Click here to RSVP and find out more.

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PNA Village information event set for next week

May 2nd, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

The team at Sunset Hill Community Association are hosting a free information evening about the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) Village program on Wednesday, May 10, from 7 p.m.

Locals are invited to come learn about the important program that supports elderly neighbors in staying in their homes. Attendees can find out how they can help keep Ballard an active and intergenerational community.

The event will be held at the Sunset Hill Clubhouse (3003 NW 66th St)

Click here to learn more about the PNA Village.

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Forest restoration volunteers needed at Carkeek Park this week

May 1st, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

The Weekday Warriors (WeWo) are in search of volunteers to help with forest restoration in Carkeek Park this Friday, May 5, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Activities include invasive removal, litter removal, planting, species identification and tending a plant nursery. Youth younger than high school age must be accompanied by an adult.

Attendees should bring weather appropriate clothing and if desired, water and snack. Gloves and tools will be provided.

Contact Loren McElvain via email at l.j.mcelvain@gmail.com to RSVP and confirm the meeting location.

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Development Update May 1: One application

May 1st, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

Here is today’s update from the City of Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspections as posted in the Land Use Information Bulletin.

Application:

632 NW 85th St

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A Land Use Application has been submitted to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project #6483844. 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.

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What’s on this weekend

April 28th, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

Have a fantastic weekend in Ballard!

FRIDAY, April 28

  • Live Music
    • Vaudeville Etiquette, Bart Budwig and Marshall Mclean Band at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW) 12 p.m. Tickets $9.

SATURDAY, April 29

  • LGBTQ Seniors Resource Fair at Northgate Community Center (10510 5th Ave NE) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Green Lake Food Walk from 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. all over the Green Lake neighborhood. The event is a take on a familiar concept of an “art walk”, but with special emphasis on food. Tickets $15 adults/$10 children.
  • Live Music
    • Dorothy Rodes, 7 p.m., and Taylor Zickefoose, 9 p.m.at Egan’s Ballard Jam House (1707 NW Market St). Cover $10. Click here to purchase tickets online.
    • T Sisters, The Local Strangers , Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW) 9 p.m. Tickets $12.

SUNDAY, April 30

  • Ballard Farmer’s Market along Ballard Ave from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Sunday Morning Meditation at Amazing Grace Spiritual Center (2007 NW 61st St) from 10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
  • 7th annual NW Green Home Tour from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Self guided tour featuring fantastic local green homes. Free event.
  • Zumba Class at Ballard Elks (6411 Seaview Ave NW) from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. $5 suggested donation, all funds raised go to Ballard Elks charities. Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month.
  • Live Music
    • Open mic at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) sign-up at 7:30 p.m.
    • The Crocodile Presents, Porcelain Raft and Lilac at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW) 9 p.m. Tickets $13.
    • Chris Pureka with Haley Heynderickx *seated show* at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 8 p.m. Tickets $15.

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Woman killed in stabbing on Leary Way

April 28th, 2017 by Geeky Swedes

Update: Police say they have a suspect in custody. Detectives say the stabbing did occur inside the RV parked along Leary, and they believe the suspect and the victim knew each other.

Earlier: Medics rushed a woman in her 30s to Harborview Medical Center after a stabbing early this morning in the 900 block of Leary. She died in the emergency room shortly after arriving, KOMO reported.

Fire and police responded shortly before 3 a.m. to the scene, closing Leary in both directions.

The stabbing occurred near an RV parked along the road, but it’s unclear if the RV is connected to the incident. The victim was discovered outside, near the 7-11 and Jack and the Box parking lot. Police are searching for her attacker.

We will update as more information becomes available…

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Stories of the Sea to kick off Harley Marine Seattle Maritime Festival

April 27th, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

Locals are encouraged to attend the 10th Annual Stories of the Sea event, a raucous night dedicated to song, poetry and storytelling about the epic adventures of commercial fishing that will kick off the Harley Marine Seattle Maritime Festival.

This year’s Stories is set for 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, at the Highliner Public House (3909 18th Ave West, in Fisherman’s Terminal).

The evening will feature 15 performers, with cash prizes awarded to the top three participants – $300 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third. Representatives of the media and the maritime industry will judge the performers based on creativity, presentation, imagery and poetic design.

“Stories of the Sea is a terrific opportunity to bring our community together during the Harley Marine Seattle Maritime Festival to showcase the epic heritage of the fishing industry,” said Susan Chesney, President of the Seattle Propeller Club and Western Sales Manager for National Fisherman and WorkBoat magazines.

Poets and storytellers interested in participating can register at: info@SeattleMartime101.com.

The event is free and family friendly!

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Ballard homes to be featured on 7th annual NW Green Home Tour

April 27th, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

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The seventh annual NW Green Home Tour is set for this Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The self-guided tour will showcase local, sustainable, green homes and many of them are in our neighborhood.

This year five Ballard homes will be showcased on Sunday. Check out the specifics from the tour organizers below:

This year’s tour features over 20 homes all over Seattle, in addition to three Sustainability Stops, offering healthy refreshments, additional educational experiences, product demos, and discounts to tour goers.

“Our goal is to educate consumers about all ‘shades’ of green building,” says Wayne Apostolik, president of the NW EcoBuilding Guild, Seattle Chapter. “We want guests attending the tour to see what’s possible in all price ranges, home styles, and lifestyles.”

Click here to check out more details and to see the tour map. The event is free.

Photo courtesy of NW Green Home Tour.

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Development Update April 27: A subdivision and a 6-story building

April 27th, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

Here is today’s update from the City of Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspections as posted in the Land Use Information Bulletin.

Decisions:

6215 20th Ave NW

A Land Use Application has been approved to subdivide one development site into six unit lots. The construction of residential units is under Project 6464648. 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. Environmental review conducted under #3019675.

1514 NW 52nd St

A Land Use Application has been approved to allow a 6-story building with 56 sleeping rooms for congregate residence and six small efficiency dwelling units (apartments). Existing structure to be demolished.

Appeals of the above decisions must be received by the Hearing Examiner no later than 6/30/2017.

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Local filmmaker screens work at Beverly Hills Film Festival

April 26th, 2017 by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

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Ingraham High (Class of 2014) and North Ballard resident August Detering’s work is being screened at the 2017 Beverly Hills Film Festival this weekend.

Detering’s film, Rockswell, stars North Ballard resident, Patrick McDermott and was shot entirely at North Beach. Click here to check out the film.

Deterring is also offering a Summer Film Camp to high school students who are interested in honing their filmmaking craft. Click here to find out more.

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