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Police arrest drunk driver following fatal collision on Saturday night

A drunk driver struck and killed a pedestrian late Saturday night in Interbay. Seattle Police say the 33-year-old driver was driving northbound on 15th Ave W just before 11 p.m. when he passed another vehicle just south of Gilman Drive W, lost control of his car, and drove onto the sidewalk where he struck the […]

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SDOT pushes forward Burke-Gilman Missing Link plans with Shilshole safety improvements

The never-ending project to connect the Burke-Gilman Trail in Ballard is inching forward, as SDOT formalizes plans for safety upgrades along Shilshole Ave NW. The project to connect the 1.5-mile section of the Burke-Gilman has been in discussion since the 90s, stalled due to the decades-long tug-of-war between SDOT and a group of local businesses […]

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Cookie’s Country Chicken to join forces with Taku for Ukraine fundraiser

Ballard’s newest fried chicken restaurant Cookie’s Country Chicken is joining up with Capitol Hill’s Taku to raise money for relief efforts in Ukraine. The fundraiser is called “Buckets for Ukraine,” with proceeds going to World Central Kitchen‘s efforts in Ukraine, where they’re providing fresh meals to refugees and people still in Ukraine. View this post […]

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Bickersons Brewhouse opens this weekend in former Peddler Brewing

The Renton-based Bickersons Brewhouse will be opening its doors this weekend. Bickersons has taken over the former Peddler Brewing location at 1514 Leary Ave NW; Peddler closed in March after nine years in the neighborhood. Owners Frank Castro and Shaunn Siekawitch opened Bickersons in Renton in 2020 and told My Ballard they’d been looking to […]

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Syttende Mai parade back after pandemic pause

The beloved Ballard tradition of Syttende Mai is coming back this May after two years of postponement. Syttende Mai, also known as the 17th of May, is Norwegian Constitution Day (Grunnlovsdagen). This year it falls on a Tuesday, and there will be plenty of additional activities to honor the day. The day will kick off […]

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Neighbors say public safety issues persist at Golden Gardens despite mitigation tactics

Seattle Parks’ pilot program to reduce opening hours at Golden Gardens was intended to reduce crime, but according to nearby residents, there are still a number of ongoing issues at the park and beach. Last year, Golden Gardens Park was given new opening and closing hours (6 a.m. to 10 p.m.) instead of the previous […]

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The Sloop Tavern property sells for $2.5 million

The property that’s home to the historic Sloop Tavern has just sold along with the former King Smoke Shop building next door. The buyer is 28 Market LLC, according to the Seattle DJC, and is associated with the Horn family, a local investor. The Sloop Tavern has been a staple in Ballard since 1953. Owner […]

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Seattle Scotch and Beer Fest returns to Fremont this weekend

The annual Seattle Scotch and Beer Fest is happening this weekend in Fremont after a pandemic pause. The festival will take place on Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16 at Fremont Studios (155 N 35th St). Participants will choose from two different tasting flights: the Scotch “Across the Pond” Flight featuring tastings from The […]

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Expect lane closures this week on the Ballard Bridge for routine maintenance

There will be routine maintenance this week on the Ballard Bridge which will have some traffic impacts. The work is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14. SDOT says the crews will be conducting an under-bridge inspection using a truck with a large movable arm and work platform, which allows the inspection team […]

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Pour Decisions host their first Pink Boots Takeover

Pour Decisions, a local brewery hosted its first Pink Boots Takeover event Tuesday, Apr. 5, in collaboration with the Pink Boots Society (PBS). The event was intended to raise awareness for the large and growing role of women in the beer industry, as well as to raise funds to support the educational and career opportunities […]

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Ballard Alliance seeking volunteers for the return of SeafoodFest

With the return of SeafoodFest, the Ballard Alliance is looking for volunteers to help put on the three-day festival this July. SeafoodFest will take over the streets of downtown Ballard this July 15 to 17, following a two-year pandemic pause. The organizers need help with a variety of positions including beer garden shifts, information booth […]

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Hale’s Ales to pour its last pint on Saturday, hosting big garage sale to clean out brewery

Hale’s Ales will be closing this weekend, and they’re hosting a big garage sale to clean out the brewery. Hale’s announced the closure in March, saying it’s time to move on after a difficult few years. The brewery opened nearly 40 years ago and helped pave the way for the now-booming brewery scene in Ballard. […]

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