A recent sunny Sunday drew an estimated 5,600 people to the Ballard Farmers Market, compared to 3,000 at the same time last year, reports the PI. Organizers say the increased turnout is largely due to growing support for locally-produced food. “The increases in the number of people coming to farmers markets is just phenomenal,” said […]
Vandals tagged the boat and signs out in front of the Ballard Community Center over the weekend, and At Large in Ballard says it’s happening nearly every week now. The Ballard Community Center folks say the boat must be specially cleaned because it’s donated outdoor art instead of public property. “I’ve noticed more and more […]
We stopped by around lunchtime to see how the auction was progressing, and we arrived in time to see one guy buy all the lanes for $1,000 each. Well, it was just the synthetic top of all the lanes — not the gutters, sensors and the original maple wood underneath, which were all auctioned off […]
Update: We just returned from the auction preview at Sunset Bowl, and the parking lot is already packed. The auction (details) is expected to last well into the afternoon, with some of the more interesting items (bowling pins, for example) scheduled to come up around noon or later. Notice that the bowling pins come in […]
Introducing the My Ballard events calendar. We’ve been receiving so many events in our email, we needed a place to put them all. It’s low tech — just email us an event at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post it.
After you’ve done your bit to green the world on Earth Day, put on your hemp jacket and head over to the Ballard Community Center to help shape Seattle’s vision for parks and recreation. The Seattle Parks department is hosting series of public meetings on that subject and they’ll be in Ballard from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday at the […]
Usually, smash-and-grabs happen late at night in darkly-lit parking lots. But according a police report, a Ballard woman says she parked her Audi on 24th Ave. at 59th to run across the street “for only two minutes” to drop off her dry cleaning. When she returned, her window was punched out and her purse was […]
Here are a few more recent business changes in Ballard. As always, if you see something new in the neighborhood, please drop us a note. – A clerk at Rain City Video on 32nd Ave. and 65th St. told us that the boarded-up space across the street is believed to be a new […]
The non-profit Ballard company RE Store salvages home materials, saves them from landfills and then sells them at an affordable price. Things like flooring, doors, sinks, lamps and vintage claw-foot tubs. The Seattle Times just shot a video tour, which you can watch here.
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 […]
The outgoing owners of Ballard’s newest city park at 70th St. and 9th Ave. are a holding a garage sale this weekend (they’re moving by the end of the month), so we decided to stop by to get a better look at the property. The property is larger than it looks when you combine all […]
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. […]