Ballard

Ballard singer and songwriter, Kristin Chambers, will be performing her title track "Everything Woman" on King 5 TV's NewDay Northwest, Wednesday Oct. 22, kicking off a week of donating all music download sales from www.kristinchambers.com to the Susan G. Komen Organization.

Kristin's Mother in law is a 21 year survivor and two of her close friends have just come out of treatment cancer free. Kristin would like to continue to help researchers make sure everyone can join them in the survivors circle.

“Everything Woman” is a new compilation of original songs that captures Kristin's poetic, heartfelt lyrics and her authentic folk-pop melodies as never before. Produced by Eric Eagle(Jesse Sykes)of Seattle's Skoor Sound, "Everything Woman" comes to life with the all-star musical artistry of Keith Lowe(Fiona Apple), Jeff Feilder(Amy Ray), Michael Stegner, Steve Moore(Sufjan Stevens), Al Keith and the arranging brilliance of Hans Teuber.

10/21/2014
Ballard performer to donate music sales to breast cancer organization
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Photo courtesy of Kristin Chambers

Kristin Chambers.

Man enters apartment using previous owner's keys, takes game

On September 12 at the 8700 block of Mary Avenue Northwest Seattle Police responded to a burglary at a residence. The complainant told officers that after leaving his home for a few days he returned to find his front door doorknob loose, however the door was still locked. He noticed that there was grass and dirt on his carpet and told officers that he does not leave his home in that condition. His Playstation3 was taken along with the controller and a few games. He said the estimated loss was $500. A neighbor told officers that a black man in his 20’s was observed near the residence and walked away when the neighbor approached her unit. She said that the suspect had been seen before and used to visit a female tenant that used to live at the location. Officers checked for latent prints, but were unable to recover any. Officers speculate the suspect has a key to the unit.

Suspect Ultra Violence moves through home, takes nothing...scares motorists

09/24/2014
Ballard Crime Watch: Moloch riots through residence and cig-pigs take bins and bins

by Peggy Sturdivant

After attending the opening of the Nordic Heritage Museum’s new photography exhibit “The Color of Time,” with Ballard as its subject, I was torn about how to do it justice. “Are you going to write about it?” neighbor and original NHM member James Hafterson called out to me after the event, “because I think it’s the best exhibit I’ve ever seen there.”

For the last four years Tod Gangler has been walking through the streets of Ballard at night, a neighborhood he thought that he already knew, using tri-color photography and a color carbon printing process that returns to the origins of photography circa late 1800s France. Like Daguerre in his day Gangler photographs with long exposures, as long as an hour at a time, for each of three separate black-and-white photographs which he later prints through a process that takes eight days (after having a single negative made in Portland).

09/24/2014
At Large in Ballard: Dusk to Dawn Love Letter to Ballard
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Photo by Peggy Sturdivant.

Tod Gangler and Charles Berger.

By Pat Cashman

I just mailed out the last of my Labor Day cards yesterday. If Hallmark sells Labor Day cards, I’ve never seen them---so this was a job I had to myself. It was hard work, but isn’t that point of a Labor Day card?

A friend helped me do the artwork and the printing, but the wordsmithing was mine:

To an exotic dancer: “Happy Labor Day! Work it, girl!”

To a mom: “Thanks for having 13 hours of it following 9 months of pregnancy!”

To Mrs. Olson, a grade school spelling teacher: “Happy Layber Day!” That ought to drive her sufficiently nuts.

While Labor Day has been a big deal holiday in this country for well over a hundred years, it doesn’t seem altogether inclusive because it leaves a lot of people out. I mean, while the idea of the Labor Day weekend is to honor working people, what about everyone else?

Shouldn’t there also be “Indolence Day”---a holiday saluting the idle, listless and slothful who live here too? Like newspaper columnists, for example.

09/03/2014

Members of the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27 along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will celebrate their 60-year partnership and kick off the fire fighters' annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Seattle area.

Almost 1,000 members of the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27 will fan out across the city with boots in hand for this year’s drive on September 18th & 19th. Core hours for the event will be from 1 PM to 6 PM, at various intersections around the city.

There will be a media kick-off at 9AM on September 18th in front of the Ballard Fire Station at 1521 NW Market St.

09/03/2014

And for the first time, we’re performing at the…

Ballard High School Performing Arts Center
1418 NW 65th Street, Seattle, WA 98117
Saturday, September 13, 7:30pm

This is a free event. Contributions are gratefully accepted.

When on September 11, 2004 we created, on short order, a choir to do just one performance at a Ballard ArtWALK event we couldn’t have dreamed it would eventually become one of the area’s largest and most dynamic choral ensembles. Here we are, ten years later, serving up gloriously beautiful choral music and pursuing a mission to build communities with song. This concert, which brings together new members with special alumni from the past, will be a joyful and nostalgic celebration not to be missed. As usually we will present a little bit of everything, much of it our favorite selections from the last ten years, and some things truly new and different.

We are thrilled to be holding this concert at the Ballard High School Performing Arts Center, our first time at that venue. This will provide extra space in the audience for you, and all of your friends and family. So please save the date and spread the word.

08/25/2014
The Market Street Singers celebrates 10 years

By Joan Casanova

Warm weather, continued care and robust plants have yielded a bounty of beautiful, fresh vegetables – and personal satisfaction – from your garden this season. As the weather cools and fall approaches, it is not time to hang up your hat, gloves and trowel for the year. Autumn provides optimum weather and ample opportunity to keep growing and harvesting delicious, healthy produce well into the season.

Some gardeners assume that when fall arrives and kids return to school, they’ll have less time to garden, and may experience less success from their garden plots. But cooler temperatures and fall conditions can actually make gardening easier and more enjoyable. Many of fall’s best-producing vegetables are also colorful, making them great additions to flower beds and containers.

If you loved summer gardening, you can keep your garden growing right through fall. Here’s how to make the most of fall season gardening:

Size up the soil

08/21/2014
Keep growing with season-extending gardening tips for fall
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Photo courtesy of Bonnie Plants.

A special musical treat direct from North Norway is in store for Pacific Northwest residents in September. The Hålogaland Mandssangforening, one of the most outstanding men’s choruses from near the Lofoten Islands in North Norway, will present three area concerts. The chorus will perform a concert in Seattle at Ballard First Lutheran Church at 7:00 PM Wednesday, September 10 (sponsored and joined by the Norwegian Male Chorus of Seattle). Tickets available at the door: $10 per person.

Where: Ballard First Lutheran Church (2006 NW 65th St, Seattle 98117)
When: Wednesday, September10, 2014, 7:00 PM

Hålogaland Mandssangforening (Hålogaland Male Chorus Association) is a collaborative chorus of 39 singers representing eight different municipalities north of the Lofoten Islands in North Norway. The dedicated singers come together for practices from a widespread geographic area: Kvæfjord, Harstad, Målselv, Narvik, Andøy, Tjeldsund, Evenes, and Balsfjord, and are visiting the Pacific Northwest for the first time.

08/21/2014

Please join your Chamber colleagues for a discussion about parking in Ballard during our lunch on September 10 at Rays.

Throughout 2014, the Ballard Chamber, the Ballard Partnership for Smart Growth, Ballard businesses, residents and others have engaged in a community parking program planning process in conjunction with the Seattle Dept. of Transportation.

The program is focused on developing near-term improvements
to on-street parking management in the central downtown Ballard commercial area. This includes reviewing the needs for loading zones, time limits, areas of unpaid parking, and other related parking management items.

We hope to see you there for what will be an engaging and informative discussion!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Rays
6049 Seaview Avenue NW
Please RSVP by Friday, September 5
$25.00 members; $30.00 non-members
$30.00 at door without RSVP
No-Shows will be billed

08/20/2014

By Katy Wilkens, MS, RD
Nutrition and fitness manager, Northwest Kidney Centers

If you’re planning a family road trip, you can save a lot of time and money by having a cooler full of ready-to-eat, flavorful and healthy food for you and your hungry travelers.

Make a list of your family’s favorite foods and plan to prep them ahead. It may seem like extra work, but you’ll be able to enjoy your trip without worrying if everyone is well fed enough to have a good time. Besides, what kind of vacation is driving up and down a strip mall looking for everyone’s favorite expensive fast food?

What to drink?
Instead of soda, think flavored waters (sour flavors quench thirst better), or UHT packaged milk. For a treat, make up a thermos of strawberry or rhubarb lemonade. For something even more special, try an Indian fruit yogurt drink called a lassi. The recipe below is made in a blender and keeps chilled in a thermos.

Nuts!

08/19/2014
You Are What You Eat: Food for the road - Part three
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