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Wed, 01/25/06

Years ago, many knew this community as a rugged, working-class neighborhood. Now, Ballard has become swankified by pricey boutiques and faddish nightlife. People come here in droves, and, for many North Seattleites, it has become a place to get…MORE

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Wed, 01/11/06

Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jan.15, 1929-April 4, 1968) is remembered for giving hope that our nation might strive for justice and equality. Now, 37 years after his assassination, King's mission is just as powerful and important to groups in Seattle…MORE

Wed, 01/04/06

Nicole Bowman has been selected for an Ambassadorial Scholarship through the Ballard Rotary Club and will travel to Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia where she plans to study for a Masters Degree in International Communication.

The…MORE

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Wed, 01/04/06

New Year's resolutions can be very secret things, whispered in hushed tones, only after furtive glances over one's shoulder.

Just ask Agatha. Sitting at a table outside Verite Caf/ on NW Market Street, the young Ballard resident was deeply…MORE

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Wed, 12/28/05

Dean Wong

Thomas M. "Mel" Bleakney was remembered during a memorial service at the Ballard Elks Lodge Number 827. Bleakney lived to be 103 years old and loved to serve the community through his work as a Ballard Lion and as a dentist.…MORE

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Wed, 12/21/05

Dean Wong

My family would sometimes buy a small Christmas tree when I was growing up. It was never a fancy tree. The branches would be uneven, the shape somewhat out of control, but it was a Christmas tree. A few lights and ornaments made…MORE

Wed, 12/21/05

Steve Clark

I didn't realize how delicate memories were until so many had faded. Even the holidays dim and blow out in my mind so I'm grateful for the Christmas on 1992, indelible in my mind. I woke that Christmas morning, and climbed into…MORE

Wed, 12/21/05

Bridget Budbill

Christmastime in Ballard may at first glance seem similar to the festivities in other neighborhoods. There are shimmering tinsel-covered snowflakes lining the streets and little corners of the local grocery stores are set…MORE

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Tue, 12/13/05

The Charles A. Kane was at sea when Class IV hurricane winds and waves hit the ship. Students at the Seattle Maritime Academy (SMA) used their training. Some inspected the vessel for damage, others prepared to lower the lifeboat in case they had…MORE

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Tue, 12/06/05

Dean Wong

Twelve students from Ballard High School’s Video Production Program will be attending the prestigious 2006 Sundance Film Festival in January thanks to an educational grant package provided by the non-profit Sundance Institute.…MORE

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