Big turnout for Bike to Work Day

Ballard bicyclists represented this morning during Bike To Work Day. Before 7:45 a.m., volunteers had counted more than 360 cyclists going by a commute station behind Hales Ales in Frelard. No doubt the simply glorious weather – and high gas prices – probably had something to do with the big turnout. The yearly event has […]

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Fremont Classic pizzeria replaced by Rialto

Rialto Pasta Bar & Grill has moved into the space occupied for years by The Fremont Classic Pizzeria and Trattoria on Fremont Avenue. A couple months ago a sign went up saying the restaurant was “closed for renovations,” making one think the Fremont Classic was getting a face-lift. Instead, the old sign came down last week and it reopened as Rialto, […]

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Help a food bank with your fruit tree

Here’s an idea that could help ailing food banks: The Phinney Neighborhood is organizing the aptly named “Neighborhood Fruit Tree Harvest” that collects fruit for local food banks. There’s a meeting at 7 p.m., May 6, at the Phinney Center. Laurie Farmer is organizing the event. She can be reached at (206) 706-0604.  I’ve got a call into her and […]

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Ridge’s Greenwood Bakery suddenly closes

A tipster hankering for a cookie at the Greenwood Bakery on Phinney Ridge discovered a locked door and a sign saying they’re permanently closed. Even weirder, “there were still cookies in the case and perishable pastries in the cooler. Another distraught bakery patron was standing there stunned and wondering when it happened,” our tipster writes. A checker at […]

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What to do with North Beach Park?

My first thought on seeing a meeting notice about the park was, “where the heck is North Beach Park?” Especially after reading the description posted on a sign near the Loyal Heights Community Center: “This 9.6 acre wooded ravine is a beautiful, wild green space and a valuable, unspoiled natural asset to your neighborhood.” Google […]

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