Ballard - Features

Tue, 05/09/17

By Lori Ann Reinhall Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association

It was a summer afternoon in his hometown Bellingham when pianist Angelo Rondello ran into some friends who had recently returned from a trip aboard to Japan. He was intrigued to…MORE

Mon, 05/08/17

By Ken Robinson

There should be a tax on coffee drinks.

Alcohol is a drug and we realized a long time ago that taxing things people want is a very good way to raise money for the operation of government. Same with marijuana. Once…MORE

Mon, 05/08/17

By Pat Cashman

My college sophomore nephew surprised me twice the other day. “Hey, Uncle Pat,” he said. “I want to feature you in a class assignment.” That was a surprise. And it caused me to wonder exactly what the assignment might be?…MORE

Mon, 05/01/17

By Kathryn Kingen

When I was a kid we ate eggs, lots of eggs. In those days they were known as one of the best foods in the world. We were awed by the notion that one simple egg was all that was needed to produce an adorable little baby…MORE

Mon, 05/01/17

By Katy G. Wilkens, MS, RD

Controversy has arisen in Seattle over the idea of adding a tax on sugary drinks sold in the city. Whether you agree or disagree with the tax proposal, you are probably aware that downing a sugary drink is not a…MORE

Mon, 05/01/17

By Peggy Sturdivant It seemed like a good idea back in December. That’s when I was invited by a member of Phinney Neighborhood Village Social Committee to speak at their 5th Anniversary Celebration on April 23rd. Who knew in December that I’d be…MORE

Mon, 04/24/17

By Peggy Sturdivant

After Sheila Kelly learned more about her family’s history in Treadwell, Alaska she realized after some years that she would need to do a book. Twenty years and a fully researched and published book later she had the…MORE

Tue, 04/18/17

By Peggy Sturdivant

I don’t know why I love quotes about beavers. My favorite is from a woman who had a run-in with one on her property, “I’ve lost all respect for beavers,” she was quoted as saying about the incident.

Let me go…MORE

Wed, 04/05/17

Lori Ann Reinhall, Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association

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Wed, 04/05/17

By Peggy Sturdivant

Last week Pacific Northwest author Jim Lynch did a trial run of his presentation and talk at Ballard Library for an upcoming bi-coastal book tour. His novel “Before the Wind” has just been released in paperback. In…MORE

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