As they’ve been doing for quite some time now, work crews will close the Fremont Bridge from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday-Thursday of next week to continue to “upgrade the mechanical and electrical systems.” And we hear this will be the norm for some time to come. More details here.
The Phinney Neighborhood Association, which has leased the old John B. Allen School since 1981, is getting ready to make an offer to buy the buildings from the Seattle School District, reports the Ballard News-Tribune. The city recently established the school as a historical landmark, which should make it more affordable for the PNA to […]
I know we’re going a little zoo crazy here on My Ballard, but who can resist posting a photo of a cute baby gorilla? The Woodland Park Zoo is kicking off a naming contest for this female western lowland gorilla born last October. Says the zoo, “Only names submitted in the African languages of Swahili, […]
If you’re planning on taking the kiddies for a spin on the Woodland Park Zoo‘s carousel, know that it’s going to be closed March 3-14 for maintenance, according to a press release from the zoo. According to the zoo, the restored carousel was the 45th constructed by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company and began spinning in […]
The Phinney Neighborhood Association is putting on its big annual wine taste Saturday evening at 730 p.m. If you like vino, this event is a great one with 10 tastes and catered food. Purchase tickets online to get a break on the rate, ranging from $22 beforehand for PNA members, to $30 at the door […]
We decided to drive up the hill to visit Woodland Park Zoo. The rare Sumatran tiger was feeling restless, darting back and forth, giving the crowd a good show. That’s when we heard a woman sitting on the bench behind us say to herself, “Jump, tiger!” She smiled, but we really couldn’t tell if she […]
After 20 years on Phinney Ridge, Couth Buzzard Books is closing, according to the owners, who say they lost their lease for the used book store. A hunt for affordable space in the area that also fit their unique needs came to naught. They need at least 3,000 square feet and high ceilings to accommodate […]
Not only is there a lunar eclipse happening Wednesday night, the Department of Defense could shoot down that errant satellite near Hawaii around the same time, opening up the possibility we could see debris from that entering the atmosphere like a swarm of meteors. A partial lunar eclipse starts at about 5:40 p.m. and the […]
The Crown Hill Project is aiming to buy the Crown Hill School to keep the building and surrounding grounds available to the public. Here’s an early sketch that includes a skate park, community theater and soccer fields: The group is pushing for passage of a bill in the state legislature that could help fund the purchase. Here’s the […]
Strong winds sent a big tree limb crashing down on a pickup truck at 6241 Palatine Ave. N. on Phinney Ridge this afternoon. Fortunately, no one was hurt, although we’re told the truck was brand new.
Despite forecasts that we could see as much as 3-4 inches of new snow, Western Washington was spared another bout this morning. We peeked outside a couple times throughout the night and saw nothing but rain. Turns out temperatures were a couple degrees warmer than meteorologists anticipated.
We have a good inch on the ground around our Ballard house, and it’s a nasty commute just about everywhere. For starters, avoid the steep roads climbing up to Phinney Ridge. Fortunately, school buses don’t have to negotiate the mess: the Seattle school district was already closed today. Forecasters say the snow will taper off […]