BENT: Ballard Entertainment Guide

Entertainment and Venue listings

Conor Byrne Pub
5140 Ballard Ave. N.W.

VANESSA SMALL, WISEWATER, ALICE HOWE
Thursday, August 14, 20149:00pm – 11:59pm

EVERYONE GETS LAID - 90S TRIBUTE BAND, & DJ HONCHO THE GROUCH
Friday, August 15, 20149:00pm – 11:59pm
JACKRABBIT, JON HYDE BAND, DOWNPILOT
Saturday, August 16, 20149:00pm – 11:59pm

BLUEGRASS JAM, 8:30....FREE!!!!
Monday, August 18, 20148:30pm – 9:30pm

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At Large in Ballard: Standing Tall

By Peggy Sturdivant

My mother’s father, my Grandfather Teal died 22 years ago. We shared a cottage every summer with my grandparents; they arrived from Illinois in the spring, my family joined them the day after school let out for the summer.

Even as a child I knew they were not like the other grandparents who watched me tricycle past. My grandmother wore culottes, bare legs, smoked brown cigarettes and sat low in the driver’s seat of the red Pinto.

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Photo by Shane Harms
Cyclists "freeloading" over the Fremont Bridge.

History Leads: Bike tax?

At the recent open house for the 17th Avenue Greenway, an elderly citizen put forth the proposition of cyclists paying “their share” for projects like Greenways. During this dire time of budget cuts, indeed, people are looking for ways to pay for the funding gap and keep the city moving. Somebody needs to pay, but who?

This begs the question: Has there ever been a tax for bicyclers?

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