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7-story apartment planned for 17th Ave NW

A new apartment building is being planned at 5206 17th Ave NW in Ballard. The apartment plans call for a 7-story, 127-unit apartment building with 30 parking spots. The project area spans a full block between NW 52nd and NW 53rd Streets along 17th Ave NW and would replace a total of four buildings. There […]

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Ballard Elks to host second annual youth basketball tournament in August

The 3-on-3 youth basketball at the Ballard Elks is returning for its second year. The Ballard Elks and DYSports are putting on the 2nd Annual Shilshole Bay Showcase on August 13th and 14th. The basketball tournament is for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 18 and will take place in the Ballard […]

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Councilmember Dan Strauss to host in-person town hall this week

Update: The meeting has been moved to the Greenwood Library at 8016 Greenwood Ave N due to the excessive heat. Original: Councilmember Dan Strauss will be hosting an in-person town hall meeting this week in Green Lake. Strauss will be speaking to residents at 6 p.m. at the Aquatheatre in Green Lake Park on Thursday, […]

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Ballard Ave improvements to start in late July

A number of improvements are coming to Ballard Ave later this summer to improve mobility and access on the busy cafe street. SDOT says the upgrades are meant to build on 2020 efforts to bolster local businesses during the pandemic. In the next few weeks, SDOT plans to start the following projects: Updating the striping […]

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Ballard FC to host playoffs this weekend in Interbay

The Ballard semi-pro soccer team Ballard FC made it to the playoffs in their inaugural season, and now they are getting ready to host matches for the quarterfinals and semifinals at their home stadium in Interbay. Ballard FC will invite USL League Two teams to their Interbay Stadium on July 22 and 24. The playoff […]

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Federal funding provides SDOT $15m to improve city bridges including 15th and Leary overpass

A federal transportation program has just awarded Seattle $15 million to make improvements to three city bridges, including the north end of the Ballard Bridge at 15th Ave NW and Leary Way NW. The funding for the upgrades comes from the Federal Highway Administration Bridge Improvement Program, which is funded in part by the Bipartisan […]

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Ballard photographer selected for Audubon Society’s 2022 awards

A local photographer has been nationally recognized for his talents. The National Audubon Society selected a photograph of a hummingbird by Matt Leaman, a Ballard-based nature and wildlife photographer, for their 2022 Photography Awards Top 100. The organization chose Leaman’s photograph out of over 10,000 entries of birds across the U.S. and Canada. Leaman took […]

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Outdoor film series ‘Nordics in Hollywood’ coming to National Nordic Museum

The National Nordic Museum (2655 NW Market St) is gearing up for an outdoor film series to celebrate Nordic actors and directors in American cinema. “Nordics in Hollywood” will feature one film per month through September, starting with Casino Royale on July 28. The museum will screen the films for free in their parking lot […]

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New art and upcoming road closures along Ship Canal Water Quality project

The latest round of temporary public art has been installed along the Ship Canal Water Quality project. The art project is known as FLOW: Art Along the Ship Canal, and is a program that features temporary and permanent art installations that tell a visual story of the water and its relationship to the community. At […]

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The Vestibule art gallery opens on 15th Ave NW

A new art gallery named The Vestibule is opening its doors today at 5919 15th Ave NW. The owners, local artists Kascha and John Snavely, met on a field trip to the Museum of Modern Art back in college. “We spent many late nights eating gummy bears in the studio,” Kascha says, adding that they […]

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Town & Country auctioning off part of the ‘Ballard Market’ sign letters to benefit Ballard Food Bank

The old “Ballard Market” sign is about to be auctioned off to raise money for the Ballard Food Bank. Town & Country Market renamed the Ballard Market in March to align with their six regional stores, all of which now are named Town & Country Market. The Ballard Market’s old sign was disassembled as part […]

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