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Snow, hail, rain, sun..

Ah yes, spring in Seattle. It snowed rather steadily in Upper Ballard and Phinney Ridge Sunday morning (nothing was sticking), and then the sun appeared. “We didn’t get any snow today, but it sure was hailing around 11:00 a.m. this morning!” writes Susanne in Fremont, who sent us the photo below. “My kids were having […]

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Big event at Sonic Boom

Ballardite Blog has the scoop on “Record Store Day” at the Ballard Sonic Boom store today (Saturday). Four bands will play: Vinnie Blackshadow, Aqueduct, Mono in VCF (pictured) and The Moondoggies. They’ll be selling Cupcake Royale yummies with proceeds going to the Vera Project. And 10 percent of all record sales will go to Music4Life. […]

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This weekend in music

Tractor Tavern Friday: Southern Culture on the Skids, Marshall Scott Warner Saturday: Southern Culture on the Skids, Marshall Scott Warner, The Black Crabs (Saturday is sold out!) Sunday: Dysfunction Junction, Big Bluegrass, Moses High Dive Friday: Midstokke, Western Airial, Riverbend Saturday: The Valley, Iceage Cobra, The DTs Sunday: “Special mystery band,” Heavy Hearts (CD release), […]

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Development and changes in Ballard

Since My Ballard’s inception, we’ve been writing about the changes to our town and the development that’s challenging the old Scandinavian vibe that my great-grandparents fell in love with nearly 100 years ago. In this morning’s PI, Aubrey Cohen writes about the changes and the “hipness” of the neighborhood: the swanky wine bars, trendy restaurants […]

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