Star Light, Holiday Bright – Believe in the Magic!

Brighten up your holidays with this festive concert from The Northwest Firelight Chorale. Our ever-popular holiday program will include stunning arrangements of seasonal favorites, a glorious gospel showstopper, a rousing sing-along, and the kind of joyful surprises that we are known for! Friday, December 13 Phinney Lutheran Church 7500 Greenwood Ave North Seattle, WA 98103 […]
Dec 13, 2019

Sound Transit West Seattle to Ballard Link Extensions South Lake Union-Seattle Center Neighborhood Forum

Join us at a neighborhood forum in South Lake Union for a deep dive into the latest project details and concepts and get a chance to share your insights. Here’s our agenda: Sign-in and check out project maps and background info (10 minutes) Watch a brief presentation that covers the project overview and new concepts […]
Apr 23, 2018

Sound Transit West Seattle to Ballard Link Extensions Chinatown-International District Neighborhood Forum

Join us at a neighborhood forum in the Chinatown-International District for a deep dive into the latest project details and concepts and get a chance to share your insights. Here’s our agenda: • Sign-in and check out project maps and background info (10 minutes) • Watch a brief presentation that covers the project overview and […]
Apr 21, 2018
Crawfish are native all over the world, but are especially abundant in North America and Northern Europe where traditions like the Swedish Kräftskiva typically involve eating a ton of them in one sitting. (Photo by Yvonne Rogell)

Celebrating summer Swedish style with an Old Ballard Kräftskiva

What better place than a shipyard in Ballard to throw a Kräftskiva — the traditional Swedish party to celebrate the summer's first crawfish catch.
Aug 25, 2016

Viking Days 2016

This educational festival features Nordic foods, lively entertainment, a Viking Encampment, and much more! Festival Highlights Include: NEW TIME!  Swedish Pancake Breakfast, Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 1pm. NEW TIME!  Afternoon Salmon Bake with Alder-smoked salmon and all the fixins’. We begin about 1pm and serve until we sell out. Come early and enjoy […]
Aug 20, 2016

Rumored white power rally in Ballard has anti-hate groups preparing

Several groups are planning a counter demonstration in case white power groups come to Seattle for a concert and march this weekend.
Dec 4, 2015
(Photo from Flickr by Anne Wormer)

Ballard braces for big Norwegian Constitution Day party

If you're a purist about your Scandinavian pride, head to Ballard on Monday to celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day.
May 16, 2015
Carlo Antonion Chalisea sautees the meat for a Lomo Saltado Sandwich at Hilliard's Beer. (Photo by Cristy Acuña)

Peruvian food, diverse friendships inspire Don Lucho’s

A Seattle street chef aims to become culinary ambassador of Peruvian food in America.
Apr 30, 2015
Eveline Murray and her husband Hugh opened Galway Traders on St. Patrick’s Day in 1983. (Photo by Lindsey Boisvin)

Irish import shop will lose its shamrocks in Ballard building demolition

After 32 years in a historic house in Ballard, the Galway Traders Irish import shop is being displaced by a new housing development.
Mar 16, 2015
Vodonos and her husband at their kitchen table in Queen Anne. From left; sukhariki—a hazelnut tea cookie, sauerkraut with cabbage and carrot, and a version with olive oil and cranberries. (Photo by Anna Goren)

Brave winter the Russian way — with homecooked food

If you want great Russian food in Seattle, you might have to cook it yourself. And Moscow transplant Irina Vodonos wants to teach you.
Jan 20, 2014

Seattle activists hope the Arab Spring will blossom in Tibet

Local Tibetans and supporters marched from Ballard to downtown Seattle on Wednesday to mark Losar, the start of the Tibetan new year. But instead of celebrating, the marchers carried cardboard coffins draped in Tibetan flags, to symbolize the estimated 25 monks and nuns who have self-immolated in the past year in protest of Chinese rule […]
Feb 23, 2012