Woodland Park homeless outreach connects 89 individuals to shelter and housing alternatives

City outreach efforts have provided resources and housing for 89 individuals who had been residing in Woodland Park. Mayor Bruce Harrell and District 6 City Councilmember Dan Strauss helped form a joint effort to restore Woodland Park, a major part of which involved conducting significant outreach to those experiencing homelessness in the park. Outreach began […]

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Ballard FC to kick off inaugural match this weekend

Ballard FC, our local semi-pro soccer team, will play their first game this Saturday. Former Seattle Sounders player Lamar Neagle and Ballard High School graduates Sam Zisette and Chris Kaimmer co-founded the team, which is part of the USL League Two.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ballard FC (@goballardfc) All home […]

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Seattle Parks shortens opening hours at Golden Gardens for summer

There will be shortened opening hours at Golden Gardens this summer in an effort to curb crime in the evenings at the popular beach. Seattle Parks and Recreation will start the shortened hours pilot program at both Golden Gardens and Alki Beach this summer to “address dangerous and/or illegal behavior that has been typical of […]

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Ballard Smoke Shop reopens today under new ownership

One of Ballard’s oldest dive bars has been given a new lease on life: Ballard Smoke Shop reopened today with a new owner. Owner Max Genereaux bought the Smoke Shop when it went up for sale last year and has been making some updates and renovations ever since. Genereaux, also known as “The Reviver,” also […]

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Hipp hipp hurra: It’s Syttende Mai

Today is May 17th, Syttende Mai, when the streets of Ballard fill with Norwegian pride. The 17th of May is Norwegian Constitution Day, and Ballard celebrates with a big parade through the center of downtown. This will be the first time the parade has happened since 2019 due to the pandemic. Along with the parade […]

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Peace Run worldwide torch relay to visit North Beach Elementary May 17

The world’s largest peace torch relay is visiting Ballard today. The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is an international torch relay that’s back on the road after pausing for Covid restrictions. This year’s modified route is traveling across the U.S., with stops along the West Coast in Seattle and San Diego. North Beach Elementary School’s art […]

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Mt. Bagel to close Ballard bakery May 20

Ballard’s local bagel shop, Mt. Bagel, is closing its bakery on May 20. Owner Roan Hartzog tells My Ballard that he and his family have been considering a move to Bend, Oregon for a while, “and things just came together so we are going for it.” Hartzog plans to open a small shop in Bend […]

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Ballard Library returns to pre-pandemic hours

The Ballard Library has returned to its pre-pandemic hours, along with most Seattle Public Library branches. The Ballard branch’s new hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Lynn Miller from the Ballard Library says the […]

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Community Barber and Shop opens on 15th and 59th

A new barbershop has opened on the corner of 15th Ave NW and NW 59th St. Owner Michael Eskander opened Community Barber and Shop on May 10, realizing his long-held dream of opening his own business. Eskander was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. He says that cutting hair was his hobby through his adolescence […]

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Seattle Public Schools settles Ballard High sexual abuse lawsuit for $3 million

Seattle Public School has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a sexual abuse lawsuit filed against a Ballard High School coach. BHS soccer and basketball coach Meghan Miller was arrested in 2018 and charged with child molestation in the third degree, and two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, for which she plead […]

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Ronette’s Psychedelic Sock Hop opens on Leary Way

A new pasta restaurant has moved into the former Drunky’s Two Shoe BBQ location at 4105 Leary Way NW. It’s called Ronette’s Psychedelic Sock Hop, a bar and restaurant serving fresh pasta from the kitchen of Mixtape Pasta. “Opportunity met creativity and a lot of hard work and in 3 weeks we turned a bbq […]

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