Ballard - Features

Tue, 11/08/11

When I first started dating, the “kids or no kids” question perplexed me. On one hand, I wanted to date a man who had children so he could understand the complexity of my life as a mother. I also needed him to understand that he would not be my…MORE

Sat, 11/05/11

Interviewee: Lynn Van Lierop
Occupation: Retired
Riding style: Recreational group ridesHer ride: a Rodriguez. "It's a steel frame and carbon components.The steel is just such a great ride. It absorbs the road," she said.

Last month…MORE

Wed, 11/02/11

In celebration of Ballard's green spaces, Groundswell NW features and celebrates a "Park of the Month" and the community around it. In November the spotlight is on Crown Hill Glen. Tucked away between 19th and 20th NW where the two avenues dead-…MORE

Wed, 11/02/11

I love movies. I love watching them and talking about them. Re-watching them and insisting that others watch them. I love them in black-and-white and color, in English and any other language as long as there are subtitles. I love them silent, and…MORE

Tue, 11/01/11

Woodland Park Zoo's animals kicked it like the Sounders today as the Seattle Sounders make a run for the playoffs.

Among the soccer-playing animals was Rico, a 4-year-old male Sicilian miniature donkey, the zoo's latest addition to the…MORE

Mon, 10/31/11

By Mayor Mike McGinn

Many cities are struggling in the aftermath of the recession to keep the jobs they still have and attract new ones. We're still recovering from the job losses suffered during the recession from 2007 to 2009. Seattle…MORE

Sat, 10/29/11

I can’t say I was a very good Girl Scout, despite spending my elementary and part of my junior high years in troops and camps. But one thing stuck: the proverbial two word motto that all Girls Scouts know: Be prepared.

I think about this…MORE

Wed, 10/26/11

Ingraham High School students carved pumpkins for Seattle Police Department's North Precinct Office.

The pumpkins are now sitting in front of the north precinct.

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Tue, 10/25/11

Introducing my parents to my boyfriends has never been an easy thing to do. Something about being forty-one years old makes it even more awkward. Add in that even after three years, my divorce is still a relatively taboo subject, my father still…MORE

Wed, 10/19/11

Fresh berries are good sources of vitamin C, natural antioxidants, and fiber. Using fruits to satisfy your sweet tooth is also a great way to cut down on the salt and sugars you find in baked desserts. Your heart and kidneys will thank you.

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