There are a LOT of great Ballard bars, but Esquire magazine picked Barnacle in its list of the top 24 “Best Bars in America” in 2017. Located in Old Ballard in the Kolstrand Building, Barnacle is often a staging area for the Walrus & The Carpenter, but it’s grown into its own destination. (Photo from […]
Just after 2 p.m., the bell tower in Old Ballard chimed for one of the few times in two decades. The 1600-pound bell rang two short times to to commemorate a special occasion: the 97th birthday of Bertha Davis, a retired elementary school teacher who taught for 50 years at Ballard’s Webster School. “It was […]
A good crowd came down to Old Ballard Saturday evening to watch the Second Ascent Twilight Criterium — an action-packed series of bicycle races that’s always a blast to watch. And photograph, too.
The races tore down Ballard and Shilshole Avenues, circling in a tight loop.
The crowd is up close and personal as the riders speed by.
How close? We could feel the breeze of the bicycles on the corners.
Like last year, there were spills to go with the thrills. Two riders took the corner too wide on Shilshole and found themselves with a nice case of road rash.
Friends of the other rider checked him over for injuries after the accident. His rear wheel had collapsed in the collision.
Some more action photos follow below. And for race results, they should be posted here in the next day or two.
Nearly 1,000 people are expected in Old Ballard for the Second Ascent Twilight Criterium on Saturday. Photo from the 2009 Second Ascent Twilight Criterium. In a criterium, cyclists race to complete the most laps in a given time. There are six different races with the first starting at 3:30 p.m. The marquee event is the […]
Updated 11:30 p.m.: The power went out in Old Ballard at 8 p.m., forcing many establishments to close their doors early. One business told us that Seattle City Light said a blown transformer to blame, and it could take as many as four to six hours to restore. But at 11 p.m., the power came […]
This morning we ran into freelance photographer Jose Mandojana at Fresh Flours (5313 Ballard Ave.) Sunset Magazine has hired him to shoot seven locations in old Ballard during the holidays for them to use in their December 2010 issue. Now that’s planning ahead!
Holidays in Ballard kicked off in earnest Saturday night with a visit from Santa. Santa Claus sat inside the Old Ballard bell tower at Marvin Gardens Park, listening to wish lists from dozens of kids. Photos were provided by Jay Dotson Photography with the proceeds benefiting the Ballard Food Bank. (By the way, Jay has […]
You can expect quite the show in Old Ballard tonight as Honk Fest West returns with “radical marching bands” from 5 states and Canada. “The streets, cafes, & pubs of Ballard and Georgetown will be overflowing with the lively sound of horn players and drummers from more than a dozen street bands,” explains the website, […]
If you stopped by the Ballard Farmers Market on Sunday, you may have noticed new sections of sidewalk along the east side of Ballard Ave. While there are a few patches still under construction, SDOT says the concrete repair work should be done by this week, weather willing. We spoke to a few businesses along […]
SDOT crews begin work on a sidewalk repair project along Ballard Ave. this Monday morning that’s expected to last four to five weeks. You may have seen the white paint marking the construction areas. Crews will begin work at Ballard Ave. and 20th St., ultimately covering most of the stretch along the east side of […]
From now until Feb. 27th, you can submit an application with the city to request funding for small-scale (up to $90K per project) street or parks improvements. Some examples of funded projects in Ballard over the last couple years include traffic circles, sidewalk repair and speed bumps. One of the largest projects is soon to […]
Some big news in Old Ballard. Two local businessmen have purchased the historic buildings at 5305, 5307 and 5313 Ballard Ave. with plans to start a French restaurant, reports the Seattle PI. James Weimann, who has owned six restaurants in town, and Deming Maclise, who launched Caffe Fiore, purchased the buildings last month for $3.63 […]