If you’ve been thinking about adopting a feline friend, this is your golden opportunity: on Saturday, July 14, there will be a big cat adoption event at the Loyal Heights Community Center (2101 NW 77th St) from noon to 3 p.m. There will be both cats and kittens from Seattle Animal Shelter’s foster care program […]
Saturday, July 14 is Bastille Day, and Ballard’s Bastille Cafe (5307 Ballard Ave) will be throwing a party in celebration, complete with their very own Marie Antoinette and baguettes. Bastille Day is a national holiday in France, as July 14, 1789 was the beginning of the French revolution and the storming of the Bastille Fortress. […]
Tomorrow, Thursday July 12, is the Central Ballard Residents Association meeting. This month, they’ll be talking about land use in Ballard. From the group: Ballard’s present was planned in the past. Its future is being planned in the present. Be part of the future by planning for it today. Kristian Kofoed, Seattle Department of Planning and Development, […]
One of our readers, Graeme Wallace Davies, sent us this photo he took from the Ballard Locks this morning. What he thought looked like smoke from a fire turned out to be a thick fog. Despite the morning fog, the weather today is forecasted to be sunny and 80 degrees. We also got this photo […]
On Saturday, July 14, Seattle Tilth is hosting a chicken coop and urban farm tour, with nearly a dozen stops in Ballard and Crown Hill. The tour includes 50 families in total who will showcase their coops and/or farms, allowing participants to get up close and personal with chickens, ducks, quail, geese, rabbits mini dairy […]
Tonight is the monthly Ballard District Council meeting, held at the Ballard Public Library meeting room (5614 22nd Ave NW) from 7 to 8:40 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. Here is the agenda: Introductions & Short Announcements – please hold announcements to not more than one minute. Briefing – Compass Housing Alliance “Projects & […]
By Sharon Giampietro, Ballard resident and Re/Max agent Average Sales Price, Time on Market and inventory: Residential In the Greater Ballard area* from July – December 2011 the average sale price of a home was $453,000. This year, from January to June it was $449,000 so the average was down slightly. However, 2012 has been […]
Ballard will soon be home to another brewery called Populuxe Brewing, going in at 826 NW 49th St. As the Seattle Met reports, Ballardites Peter Charbonnier and Jiri Zatloukal are opening the brewery with their respective wives Amy Besunder and Judith Scarcia and, “have been geeking out about homebrewing together for the past four years.” […]
Tomorrow night, Wednesday July 11, the Whittier Heights Community Council will meet to discuss expanding Baker Park (north of 83rd, between Mary and 14th) and to check in on emergency preparedness. The meeting will be at 7 to 8:30 p.m., and will be in the Whittier Library (1320 NW 75th St).
This Saturday and Sunday is the annual Ballard SeafoodFest, and on Friday, there will be a festival kick-off barbecue to benefit the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial at the Ballard Elks (6411 Seaview Ave NW). The event will feature live music from Sourmash Stevedores playing Johnny Cash tunes, food from Smokin’ Petes BBQ, and beer from Maritime […]
A Thai restaurant called Pestle Rock will be moving into the space formerly occupied by Snoose Junction, which closed at the end of May. No word yet on a specific opening date, but we’ll update with new info. Thanks to our tipster, Silver, for the photo!
Late last night, a surprise lightning storm was brewing over the Puget Sound. One of our readers, Rex Jakobovits, sent us this shot from his house above Golden Gardens at 2 a.m. Thanks for the photo, Rex!