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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Ballard High School teacher receives national recognition

The Garden Club of America has selected BHS teacher India Carlson for the prestigious Hull Award, given to outstanding teachers who further the early environmental education of children.   Carlson has worked as a botany and environmental horticulture teacher for 15 years, a career she says is challenging and yet she loves it.  “I have a […]

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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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U.S. Coast Guard puts a fork in Ballard light rail plans

Sound Transit’s plans for the future Ballard light rail will need reconsideration in light of the U.S. Coast Guard’s height determination for bridges along the Lake Washington Ship Canal.  This determination would require fixed bridges along the Ship Canal to have a vertical height clearance of at least 205 feet; bridges like the one that […]

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The Sloop Tavern to stay put despite new property ownership

The new owners of The Sloop Tavern property and neighboring vacant building plan to preserve the two buildings for the foreseeable future. The two buildings, located at 2830-2834 NW Market St, sold in April for $2.5 million. The buyer was 28 Market LLC. Colleen Horn, manager of 28 Market LLC, tells My Ballard that they […]

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First-ever Sabor Fest celebrates Cinco de Mayo in Ballard and Belltown

Today is Cinco de Mayo, and to celebrate, a group of local restaurants and bars are participating in Sabor Fest. Sabor Fest is “centered around art to celebrate the Latin American culture in the PNW diaspora,” the event info reads. “The aim is to rethink ‘Cinco de Mayo’ from a local perspective, outside of stereotypes, […]

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BHS marching band to rehearse for Syttende Mai through the neighborhood today

If you’re lucky, you may get a glimpse of the BHS marching band this afternoon as they rehearse for the Syttende Mai parade. Ballard Performing Arts says the band will be rehearsing twice: The first rehearsal is today after school between 2:20 p.m. and 4 p.m. The second rehearsal will be Monday, May 16 during […]

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Biscuit & Bean to close Ballard location May 9

One of Ballard’s most beloved brunch spots has just announced they’re closing up shop. Biscuit & Bean, located at 5905 15th Ave NW, will close its doors for good on May 9 after eight years in Ballard. The owners announced their closure on Instagram, saying it’s not the end of their Ballard presence. View this […]

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80-foot-tall illuminated tower planned for Ballard Pump Station along the Ship Canal

An 80-foot-tall, LED-lit pump station is coming to downtown Ballard. Seattle Public Utilities has finalized design plans for the Ballard Pump Station at 24th Ave NW and Shilshole, which will pump sewage from the new wastewater storage tunnel to West Point Treatment Plant. The whole project is known as the Ship Canal Water Quality Project, […]

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Updated plans for 5-story apartment building set to replace KFC

The plan to tear down and replace the KFC at 1140 NW Market St. with a 5-story building is rolling ahead with new design plans. The plans were initially filed in August 2020 and the basics haven’t changed: The apartment will have 86 small efficiency dwelling units with no parking. Blueprint Capital is designing it; […]

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