Ballard businesses to donate portion of Black Friday sales to charity

The annual Ballard Gives Back program will continue this year in which a number of Ballard businesses donate a portion of Black Friday sales to local charities. Over a dozen Ballard businesses will be participating in this year’s Black Friday fundraiser, which started in 2013 to encourage socially conscious and local gift shopping. New this […]

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COVID cases on the rise in King County and across Washington

The rise in COVID cases in Washington has public health officials worried, with a weekly average of almost 400 new positive cases per day in King County alone. The current surge in cases is higher than the initial wave earlier this year, as the county’s daily outbreak summary shows. The Washington State Department of Health […]

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Free car washes today at Brown Bear in honor of Veterans Day

While this Veterans Day is missing the usual parades and events, Brown Bear Car Wash is carrying on their tradition of offering free car washes to all current or former service members. The closest Ballard Brown Bear is at 5111 15th Ave NW—they’ll be giving away their “Beary Clean” car wash from until 6pm today. […]

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Public safety and community policing discussion at Thursday’s BDC meeting

The next virtual Ballard District Council meeting will focus on public safety, with guests from the Seattle Police Community Service Officer Program and City Councilmember Dan Strauss. The meeting will be on Thursday, Nov. 12, streaming live on YouTube starting at 7pm. Here’s the agenda, from the Ballard District Council: Seattle Police Community Service Officer […]

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Burglars steal $4k worth of merchandise from Steele Barber

The recently opened Steele Barber (5201 Ballard Ave NW) was broken into over the weekend, losing over $4,000 worth of merchandise. Owner Matthew Humphrey says the break-in happened Saturday morning at 5:45am. He has several photos collected from the store’s security camera; the suspects are a man and woman. The woman is described as wearing […]

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Ballard celebrates election results with tambourines and car horns

This morning, cities around the nation are celebrating the news that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the election, and Ballard is no exception. People woke to car horns, tambourines, and the chorus of pots and pans in the streets this morning. Below, photos and videos of celebrations in New York City and Ballard […]

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Seattle University launches 6th annual public safety survey

Seattle University has launched their annual public safety survey, live until Nov. 30. This is the 6th year of the university’s public safety survey, created to solicit feedback on safety and security concerns for residents in Seattle. A report of the survey results is shared with the Seattle Police Department. Last year, the biggest concerns […]

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Mayor Durkan to address illegal dumping, trash in Seattle parks with ‘Clean Cities’ proposal

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced a proposal for a large-scale city cleanup plan that would focus on city parks and streets. The proposal would draw on funds from the existing budget and future City Council appropriation to invest in cleaning efforts in neighborhoods across the city, including Ballard. The clean-up would take place over the […]

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KAVU building set for redevelopment

Update: Max Portnoy from Axiom tells My Ballard that KAVU, who owns the building, is a partner in the redevelopment.* Axiom owns the parking lot next to KAVU, and Portnoy says their properties would be combined in the new building, creating a mixed-use space with more retail for KAVU, plus a potential restaurant space. Original: […]

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Ballard box still the busiest in Seattle; library closed today to allow for ballot drop-offs

The Ballard Library will be closed to the public today (Election Day) to allow for ballot drop-offs. Five total libraries are closed to help ease traffic for voters; the Beacon Hill, Broadview, High Point, and Lake City branches are all closed to curbside pickups, returns, and restroom access. The Ballard ballot box is still the […]

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Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on affordable housing units

A new Habitat for Humanity housing development named Copper Pines has broken ground in Loyal Heights. Copper Pines is being constructed on City-donated land (7750 28th Ave NW) as part of the Housing Seattle Now initiative. The new units will be three-story, three-bedroom, two-bath townhomes set to house seven families in 2022. Habitat for Humanity […]

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