3 days ago

Sunny Fremont hosts Solstice Parade and Fremont Fair this weekend

Streets start closing at noon, and that’s about the time the naked cyclists typically make a swing through Ballard to get the blood flowing, often bewildering drivers. Then they head out in advance of the parade, starting at Leary Way and 39th at 12:45 p.m. The parade officially begins at 1 p.m.

    Sunny Fremont hosts Solstice Parade and Fremont Fair this weekend
    It's Fremont's biggest weekend of the year, and the forecast is sunny and warm. The occasionally-naked and always-colorful Solstice Parade kicks things off tomorrow (Saturday) and the Fremont Fair runs all weekend. Streets start closing at noon, and that's about the time the naked cyclists typically make a swing through Ballard to get the blood flowing, often bewildering drivers.
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3 days ago

New restaurant coming to Sunset Hill

The eagle-eyed members of the My Ballard Facebook Group saw that the “for lease” sign has disappeared from the empty space at the corner of 32nd Ave. NW and NW 65th St.

    New restaurant coming to Sunset Hill
    The eagle-eyed members of the My Ballard Facebook Group saw that the "for lease" sign has disappeared from the empty space at the corner of 32nd Ave. NW and NW 65th St. A little investigation later, they found a new restaurant planned for the Sunset Hill spot.
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3 days ago

New ‘curb bulbs’ painted on Leary Ave.

As we previewed last month, the city installed an all-way stop sign, flashing beacon and crosswalk at the confusing intersection of Leary Ave. and Vernon Pl.

    New 'curb bulbs' painted on Leary Ave.
    As we previewed last month, the city installed an all-way stop sign, flashing beacon and crosswalk at the confusing intersection of Leary Ave. and Vernon Pl. With most of the work done, crews have just painted the "curb bulbs," which come in all different colors and designs - like these blue swirls over on 40th Ave.
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3 days ago

6-story apartment building planned for 53rd St.

The stretch of 15th Ave. NW south of Market St. may be getting another apartment building.

    6-story apartment building planned for 53rd St.
    The stretch of 15th Ave. NW south of Market St. may be getting another apartment building. A 6-story apartment with 60 small efficiency dwelling units (SEDUs for short) has been proposed for 1446 NW 53th St., next door to the Subway on 15th. The property is the current home of the gym, Outrageously Fit.
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Jun 12

Fatal house fire in Blue Ridge

The Seattle Fire Department is working to extinguish a house fire in the 2100 block of Northwest 96th Street, where the department has confirmed at least one person has died.

    Fatal house fire in Blue Ridge
    The Seattle Fire Department is working to extinguish a house fire in the 2100 block of Northwest 96th Street, where the department has confirmed at least one person has died. Crews were first called to the scene just after 4:30 p.m. This photo above, courtesy of KIRO 7, shows smoke and flames visible through the roof.
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Jun 08

Lots going on this weekend in Ballard

...a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Harmony Dining Hall, Ballard NW Senior Center, 5429 32nd NW.

NOAA OPEN HOUSE: The NOAA’s facility over in Sand Point is holding a free, family-friendly open house to celebrate World Oceans Day. They’ll have science presentations and panels, interactive exhibits and tours from noon to 6:30 p.m. at 7600 Sand Point Way NE.

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FIDDLER’S SHOWCASE: If you enjoy an evening of fiddle music topped off with some audience square dancing, look no further than the Ballard Homestead at 7 p.m. The Ballard High Fiddlers will play followed by the The Warren G Hardings. $6-10 for admission, 6541 Jones Avenue NW.

GOOD HAIR DAY: Reuben’s Brews and Rudy’s launch their collaboration beer, “Good Hair Day,” complete with buzzcuts and brews from noon to 6 p.m., 5010 14th Ave NW. A portion of the proceeds benefits Equal Rights Washington and their work supporting the LGBTQ community.

BREWSHED BEER FEST: Washington Wild presents its 5th annual Brewshed Beer Fest with over 40 beers flowing at Hale’s Ales Palladium. Tickets are $25 online, $30 at the door for 8 drink tickets. The event runs 1-6 p.m., 4301 Leary Way NW.

    Lots going on this weekend in Ballard
    The events calendar is always jumping, but this weekend is especially busy - including one of our favorites, the Ballard Criterium (above). Here's a roundup of events in Ballard and beyond... Friday, June 8 RUMMAGE SALE: The Ballard Senior Center is holding it's twice annual Huge Rummage Sale today and tomorrow.
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Jun 07

Ballard Playfield is getting an upgrade

Seattle Parks and Recreation will hold a community meeting on Monday, June 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW. to talk about the project.

    Ballard Playfield is getting an upgrade
    If you've visited the Ballard Playfield on NW 60th St. next to the community center recently, you know it could use an upgrade. The city has set aside $1.6 million to refurbish the two baseball fields, and you're invited to a meeting on Monday evening to hear the details.
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Jun 06

Crown Hill Broiler quietly opens on 15th Ave.

Back in January, the Original Pancake House along 15th Ave. NW just north of NW 80th St. closed its doors for good. In the last couple weeks, the Crown Hill Broiler quietly opened in its place.

    Crown Hill Broiler quietly opens on 15th Ave.
    Back in January, the Original Pancake House along 15th Ave. NW just north of NW 80th St. closed its doors for good. In the last couple weeks, the Crown Hill Broiler quietly opened in its place. The new kid-friendly restaurant and bar is starting out with burgers - 12 different options - along with sandwiches and salads for its soft opening.
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Jun 05

Coyote spotted in Loyal Heights

“This guy was out jogging this morning, corner of Earl and 80th,” posted Kurt in the My Ballard Facebook Group with this photo.

    Coyote spotted in Loyal Heights
    "This guy was out jogging this morning, corner of Earl and 80th," posted Kurt in the My Ballard Facebook Group with this photo. Coyotes are not uncommon in Ballard - especially near Golden Gardens - but a photo of one strolling down the street is a relatively rare sight.
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Jun 05

Reuben’s creates ‘Good Hair Day’ brew for Rudy’s

Reuben’s will hold a Good Hair Day launch event at its taproom at 5010 14th Ave NW this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rudy’s stylists will be on hand starting at noon “to serve up buzzcuts, bang trims and fresh fades” (hopefully while not drinking too much beer.)

    Reuben's creates 'Good Hair Day' brew for Rudy's
    Brewery collaborations are all the rage these days, and Reuben's Brews has a unique one in store: a 25th anniversary beer for Rudy's Barbershop called "Good Hair Day." "While a beer partnership might seem unlikely for a barbershop, we've never been ones to do what's expected and that's how we've stayed fresh," said Danny Segal, director of marketing and brand at Rudy's, which first opened in Capitol Hill back in 1993.
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Jun 05

Peddler kicks off its summer movie series

Peddler is located at 1514 NW Leary Way.

    Peddler kicks off its summer movie series
    Peddler Brewing has started showing its weekly summer movies, every Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in the beer garden tent. Last week it was Top Gun, this week it's Big. Here's the full schedule. "Be sure to show up plenty early to get a seat at one of our picnic tables and a beer before the film begins," explains co-owner Haley Keller.
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May 31

Crown Hill Safeway site is sold, store will be remodeled this year

The property that’s home to the Crown Hill Safeway store at 8332 15th Ave. NW has sold to new owners, according to the Daily Journal of Commerce.

    Crown Hill Safeway site is sold, store will be remodeled this year
    The property that's home to the Crown Hill Safeway store at 8332 15th Ave. NW has sold to new owners, according to the Daily Journal of Commerce. The lot sold for $3 million to Rosenthal Crown Hill LLC, which lists Albert Rosenthal of Bellevue as its registered agent.
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May 30

Mayor announces plans to fight homelessness in Ballard press conference

...capacity to existing shelters as well as open two more tiny house camps: one at 18th and Yesler and another in South Lake Union, most likely at 8th and Aloha. The Whittier Heights...

...camps: one at 18th and Yesler and another in South Lake Union, most likely at 8th and Aloha. The Whittier Heights Village for Women on 15th Ave. NW near 80th St. will open...

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...Lake Union, most likely at 8th and Aloha. The Whittier Heights Village for Women on 15th Ave. NW near 80th St. will open soon with room for 19 homeless women. The city will also offer temporary...

    Mayor announces plans to fight homelessness in Ballard press conference
    In a media event at the new Whittier Heights Village for Women, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced a short-term plan to get more homeless people off the street. The plans aims to increase the number of shelter units in the next 90 days by 25% to serve an additional 522 people every night.
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May 29

Ballard Firestone site up for sale

The sales price for the 1145 NW Market St. property is $8.5 million, and the listing shows it’s currently “pending.” The Daily Journal of Commerce reports that Aegis Senior Communities has filed an early plan to build a new development there.

    Ballard Firestone site up for sale
    The Firestone lot next to McDonald's on NW Market St. is for sale, and a senior living company is reportedly eyeing the property. The sales price for the 1145 NW Market St. property is $8.5 million, and the listing shows it's currently "pending."
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