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Vertical posts installed to divide lanes on Aurora Bridge

The Seattle Department of Transportation has just wrapped up a project to install vertical posts down the center line of the Aurora Bridge. The yellow posts were installed to help make the center line more visible to drivers. SDOT says the project is a short-term safety improvement for the next year while the department monitors […]

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Pieces from Ballard High School’s Ink Journal on display throughout June

By Hannah Weaver Members of Ballard High School’s Ink Club, an arts and literature club, published the 2021 edition of their annual Ink Journal last month, which consists of student art and writing. All works from the journal are on display at the Ballard Branch Library and in the windows of five local businesses through […]

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Latinx radio and Phinney lighting project awarded Neighborhood Matching Funds in District 6

The City has just announced the 2021 recipients of the annual Neighborhood Matching Fund, and two District 6 projects have been awarded funding: One is a weekly Lantix radio show, and the other is a project to bring lighting decor to Phinney. The City of Seattle has awarded a total of $826,841 to support 20 […]

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Freakout Festival coming back to Ballard this year

The annual Ballard Freakout Festival is making its return to the neighborhood this November, with the largest lineup to date. The Freakout Festival started in 2013 in Capitol Hill, and eventually moved its yearly concert series to downtown Ballard. The homegrown record company Freakout Records was born from the festival, supporting a lineup of local […]

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Thrift store Simple & Just relocates to Ballard Ave

Local thrift store Simple & Just has relocated from Queen Anne to 5221 Ballard Ave NW, selling gently worn clothing to raise money for non-profits that help women and children who have experienced exploitation. Simple & Just opened their doors at the end of May in Ballard after five years on Queen Anne Ave. Simple […]

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Plans moving forward for 8-story apartment building in central Ballard

A 4-bedroom house near Swedish Medical Center will soon be demolished to make way for a new 8-story apartment building. According to the development plans, the new apartment complex will have 67 total units: 59 small efficiency dwelling units, eight apartment units, and one efficiency dwelling unit. No parking is proposed in the plans; the […]

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Ballard Bridge lane closures this week while crews conduct maintenance projects

Crews will be conducting routine maintenance on the Ballard Bridge this week, causing lane closures and occasional sidewalk closures. The Seattle Department of Transportation will be working on the bridge starting today, June 14, through Monday, June 21 to inspect and repair concrete underneath the bridge. SDOT will have an under bridge inspection truck (UBIT), […]

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Two injured in shooting on Shilshole

Sunday AM: Police say Saturday night’s shooting was sparked by a road rage incident between a vehicle and a motorcycle. “Suspect in a car shot at a motorcyclist, striking him and also an unintended subject behind him,” police said. Officers pursued the suspect and stopped the vehicle at 9th Ave. N and Harrison St. A […]

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Loyal Heights Play Area reopens after renovation

By Hannah Weaver The Loyal Heights Play Area on NW 77th St and 21st Ave NW reopened on June 3 after five months of construction to update the facilities and make it more accessible.  The play area has been in the works for years: Back in 2017, Seattle Parks and Recreation began collecting feedback for […]

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Reuben’s Brews to reopen the Brewtap location with new name: The Canning Line

About a year before the pandemic started, Reuben’s Brews opened a new tasting room in their large brewing facility just off Leary Ave NW at 800 NW 46th St. The Brewtap has remained closed for over 15 months, but now, Reuben’s will be reopening it to the public with a new name. The Canning Line […]

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WeWork closing its Ballard coworking location

The WeWork location in Ballard is shutting down as part of a major restructuring due to pandemic-related financial setbacks. As GeekWire reports, WeWork sent an email out to its Ballard tenants announcing that the location in the new building on 15th Ave NW and NW Market St would close down on June 16. The tenants […]

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Explore Ballard gardens and learn from the experts at the 12th Annual Edible Garden Tour

The annual Edible Garden Tour is coming up soon, with over a dozen Ballard residents showing their gardens and sharing their secrets. The pandemic sparked a renewed interest in gardening, and this year’s tour reflects that. Sustainable Ballard‘s 12th Annual Edible Garden Tour will include 18 home gardens around the neighborhood. The self-guided tour will […]

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