Photo by Peggy Sturdivant

At Large in Ballard: Fido

By Peggy Sturdivant

“You’re just not a happy person are you?” said the young man who had jumped out of a large Recreational Vehicle with a generator beside it.

One minute before I had been walking my bicycle along the sidewalk with a friend, discussing a movie that we’d both loved. Exercise class behind us, the day stretched ahead with all the possibilities promised by the cloudless sky, scented azaleas in bloom and breakfast waiting at home.

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Ballard writer Laurie Blauner still finding truth in her imagination

By Emile Monte

Laurie Blauner had a smile in her voice as much as on her face. She wanted to talk poetry—my poetry, her poetry—and prose and the combination of the two that her work has become. Her enthusiasm for literature—for words, characters, sounds, meaning—was as transparent and contagious as laughter.

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Photo Sarah Wyatt
Ethan Stowell serving sumptuous sandwiches at Safeco Field’s Bullpen Market.

Safeco concessions go to bat with Ballard food vendors

by Sarah Wyatt

The Mariners have your peanuts and Cracker Jack…and Dungeness crab rolls.
Popcorn, peanuts and beer: the aroma of traditional baseball stadium food signals the beginning of spring. Mariners fans have enjoyed these staples for decades, but times change and so do the tastes of baseball fans.

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