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  1. Sound off in Sound Transit's online open house for Ballard light railRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 12 | Viewing Feed

    While Sound Transit's open house is coming up on Thursday evening, you don't have to wait until then to offer your feedback. Sound Transit launched a rather elaborate online open house for the Ballard-West Seattle light rail project today, complete with a map of the route where you can drop your own comment pins.


  2. North Seattle man arrested for sexual assault, may be connected to 2 other casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 9 | Viewing Feed

    Seattle Police announced this evening that they've arrested a man for a February 3rd sexual assault of a woman in North Seattle. The assailant was armed with a knife.


  3. Fremont Bridge lights up starting tonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 8 | Viewing Feed

    Earlier this week, we reported the Fremont Bridge is getting artistic lights with plans to expand to the Ballard Bridge sometime in the future. The lights are designed to cast a colorful reflection on the water below, slowly changing hue and shifting with the seasons .


  4. What if the Sounder train added a Ballard stop?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2018 | Viewing Feed

    That's the idea floated by Stephen Fesler in the Urbanist : what if the North Sounder train , which travels between Seattle and Everett, added stops in Ballard, Interbay and Belltown? Since the tracks already exist , the Sounder could add "infill stations" in Ballard just north of the Salmon Bay Bridge and south of NW 57th St. - as well as at Fishermen's Terminal, Smith Cove and Broad St. along the waterfront. If the stations are "modest" and don't include parking, Fesler writes, they could cost a "few million dollars a piece."


  5. Proposed high school boundaries introduced to board tonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2018 | Viewing Feed

    The controversial proposal to redraw the Ballard High School boundary will be introduced to the school board tonight. Just over a dozen Seattle residents are slated to speak before the board - several about Ballard High specifically.


  6. Santa the garbage man is back for another yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | Viewing Feed

    Waste Management driver Nic Greer is dressed as Santa - in a costume handmade by his mom - and he's spreading holiday cheer on his routes around North Seattle. This is Nic's 11th year as Santa, and he wears the costume for the two weeks leading up to Christmas.


  7. Ballard light rail plans include movable bridge over Salmon Bay, new tunnelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2017 | Viewing Feed

    When you consider the Ballard extension of Sound Transit's light rail project isn't scheduled to open until 2035, you may feel compelled to calculate your age just over 17 years from now. What could possibly take a small eternity to build? This week Sound Transit is discussing its partnership agreement with the city for both the Ballard and West Seattle extensions, and it sheds some light on the complexity of the Ballard extension in particular, which is dramatically larger in scope and scale than the West Seattle project .


  8. Ballard residents report cougar sighting near ShilsholeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2017 | Viewing Feed

    A cougar may have been sighted in Ballard in the wee hours of the morning near Shilshole. The Department of Fish and Wildlife hasn't had any confirmed reports of a cougar in Seattle, but that's it's not unheard of for a cougar to make its way into the city.


  9. Plans rolling ahead for Ballard Light Rail extensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | Viewing Feed

    Ballard is one step closer to getting a light rail: the Sound Transit Board approved contracts for both the Ballard and West Seattle Link Extensions and established a plan for public involvement in 2018. The board established a $285.9 million budget for preliminary engineering for the project, which would connect Ballard's Market Street area to Downtown Seattle.


  10. 7th Annual Dick's Drive-In Walkathon is this SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2017 | Viewing Feed

    For the seventh year in a row, two Ballardites will be leading the way for the Dick's Drive-In Walkathon , a fundraiser in which participants walk to all six Seattle Dick's while raising money for Seattle area homeless organizations. Homegrown Ballardite Lars Phillips and his friend JP Osseward started the event seven years ago, which has grown significantly each year.


  11. Body-positive' figure drawing at Populuxe Brewing on SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | Viewing Feed

    On Sunday, June 25, the Seattle Public Library will hold a body-positive figure drawing class, taught by a local comic book artist, at Populuxe Brewing from 3 to 5pm. Artists of every skill level are encouraged to attend, but everyone needs to bring their own supplies for drawing.


  12. Ballard Community Center to host Theatre for Young Children performanceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2017 | Viewing Feed

    Theatre for Young Children will be back at the Ballard Community Center this Wednesday, May 3, to perform for local young people at 11:15 a.m. The Theatre for Young Children team performed in Ballard back in February, and this time will be presenting two Tales from Tanzania: Two Ways to Count to Ten and Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears. The performance is a collaboration between Sweet Pea Enterprises and Seattle Parks and Recreation called the North Seattle Arts Initiative.


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