Ballard Rotary Scavenger Hunt June 7

20 05 2014


Get your team together today for the inaugural Ballard Rotary Scavenger Hunt! Register your team of up to 4 by June 1 for discounted pricing. It’d be fun to have a strong East Ballard showing!

Rotary Scavenger Hunt flier-1

Get Rainwise – Free workshop May 31

17 05 2014

Get RainWise – Free Workshop hosted by Sustainable Ballard

Saturday May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 6512 – 12th Ave NW, enter from NW 65th; parking available in lot.

Register Here

  • Find out about RainWise Rebates – a City of Seattle program that will pay up to 100% rebate for rain gardens and cisterns on your property.  Check here to find out if you are eligible.
  • Learn how rain gardens and cisterns help manage storm water and protect Puget Sound.
  • Hear from property owners who have already taken advantage of this great program!
  • Meet RainWise-trained contractors who can create beautiful rain gardens and cistern installations and walk you through the whole process.
  • See a variety of examples of RainWise installations.
  • Get your questions answered! RainWise might even be able to help you with a wet basement.

The City just made it super easy to have a block party

15 05 2014

This week Sally Bagshaw shared some great news from  Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).  They have made it easier for neighborhoods to close streets for a fun event including block parties, sporting days, school fun runs and more.  SDOT has created a no-fee street permit process that can be readily attained to close neighborhood streets so long as the street is not an arterial nor a bus route.   

So there’s nothing stopping you now!  Go online today and get started on planning your next neighborhood event! Don’t forget to share your event with the EBCA and we’ll post it on our site.

Details on how to register your event are here.

Practice Drill May 17 for Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs

12 05 2014

For we East Ballard folks, our Emergency Communications Hub will be at Gilman Park, 923 NW 54th St. Neighbors are getting together May 17 from 9 to noon for a practice drill. You get to play a citizen in need and give our new hub volunteers on-the-job training! Check out the flyer below for more details. Contact Cindi Barker at for more details. What’s an emergency hub? Check here for more info.



A new schedule for the 14th Ave NW Park

11 05 2014


A new schedule from the Seattle Parks Department for the 14th Ave NW Park is hot off the presses.

Here are some of the schedule highlights…

Early June 2014 – Submittal of drawings for 60% Street Improvement Process (SIP)
Mid September 2014 – Submittal of drawings for 90% SIP
Early December 2014 – Submittal of drawings for 100% SIP
Late December 2014 – Put out bid for contractors
Early April 2015 – Begin construction
Late September 30, 2015 – Construction complete!

If all goes as planned, we’ll be having a big celebration in our new Park by next Fall!

Paul Dorpat on Wednesday, May 14 for Measuring Ballard and Beyond

11 05 2014

Paul Dorpat Speaks at BHS Event

It’s less than a week away! Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard join us for a talk on how a myriad of roads lead to (and from) Ballard on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. We know you’ll enjoy their pictorial lecture of Chittenden Locks, the Ship Canal, bridges and trollies, the former Ballard-Port Ludlow ferry and beyond.

So please make plans to join this community event, co-sponsored by Sunset Hill Community Association. Help us spread the word:

What: Lecture and Q&A session with book sale following. Refreshments too!
Who: Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard of Seattle Now and Then
When: Wednesday, May 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: 3006 NW 66th Street, Seattle, WA 98117
Suggested donation: $5-$20

About Paul Dorpat: Beginning in 1982, Seattle historian and photographer Paul Dorpat published the “Now & Then” column in The Seattle Times: Pacific Magazine. The column originally compared two photographs, “repeating” a view of downtown Seattle taken in 1919 at Pike Street and 4th Avenue with a view of the identically located but very different Pike Street and 4th Avenue taken in 1981. Dorpoat continued this series of Seattle photographs — her streets, lakes, docks, buildings, bridges, hills, regrades, visitations, and occasions.

Jean Sherrard: Jean Sherrard has worked as an actor, writer, director, photographer, teacher, carpenter and private detective. Co-founder of the Globe Radio Repertory, he wrote and directed scores of radio plays for National Public Radio. His photos and articles have been featured in numerous publications.

Visit Sunset Hill Community Association Web site for accessibility information, or call SHCA at 206-784-2927.

Check out our pics on HistoryPin, featuring BHS archives:!photos/list/

Mother’s Day local artists gift sale this Sunday

1 05 2014
Laurette Chase's "Femme Covert"

Laurette Chase’s “Femme Covert”

East Ballard neighbors and local artists, Laurette Chase and Maggie Miller, will be hosting a Mother’s Day gift sale this Sunday from 10am-4pm at 1111 NW 61st Street. They’ll be featuring unique affordable gifts made by local artists and a lemonade stand. Be sure to drop by after the “Greenspace to Growlers” Jane’s Walk that same morning.


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