Mars Hill Church in Ballard.

BNT readers respond to Mars Hill Church congregation consolidation in Ballard

Last week the Ballard News-Tribune reported that two Mars Hill Church (MHC) congregations would be closing and congregating at the Ballard MHC location: http://www.ballardnewstribune.com/2014/09/16/news/two-mars-hill-congrega.... The two MHC locations closing are the University District and Downtown.

The move comes after the church announced last week that the churches would be closing because of a decline in financial “giving” after “negative media attention.”

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Woodland Park Zoo celebrates Elephant Appreciation Day; More than 5,000 join the herd to help end the ivory trade

Information provided by Woodland Park Zoo

To help put the spotlight on the imperiled future of elephants, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed today, September 22, to be Elephant Appreciation Day. Widely recognized, Elephant Appreciation Day is a fitting day to sign a pledge to help end the ivory trade.

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Photo by Shane Harms
Dennis Huston (left) Darren Schulberg, Amber Morse(center) and Whitney McIlwain, at 15th Avenue Northwest and Northwest Market Street intersection in Ballard.

Seattle Fire Fighters looking to raise over $105,000 for muscular dystrophy

On September 18 to 19 Ballard Fire Fighters held signs and carried boots for donations from citizens as part of the 2014 Fill the Boot campaign.

The campaign was a fundraising event hosted by the Seattle Fire Department/ International Association of Firefighters and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The two celebrated their 60-year partnership, devoted to benefiting children and adults in the Seattle area affected by muscle disease.

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