Sunday, April 25, 2010

Make Way for Ducklings!


We counted 7 little ducklings in the pond at Golden Gardens.  Here's one paddling around.  It was so adorable we just had to share it. Go see them while they're little!

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Waterwheel is Growing a Lawn

 TheWaterwheel is closing their parking lot starting Memorial Day Weekend.  Why?

Well, they're creating the self proclaimed largest outdoor drinking area in Ballard.  They'll be laying down turf and creating an outdoor drinking "garden" for all of us to enjoy.  With scenic views of the roaring 15th Ave NW, we cannot wait!

Lawn darts anyone?

Here's what Stu is promising:
  • Live Music EVERY SUNDAY from 1:00pm to 4:00pm feturing the area's greatest cover bands, as well as some specialty weekends (All 80's, Rockabilly Wheelfest 2010)!
  • A FULL BAR outside until 10pm !
  • Outdoor Ping Pong Tournaments!
  • Lots of giveaways throughout the Summer!

    Sounds like a grass-tastic time to us.  At least it gets rid of the double parking problem in that crazy lot. Hope to see you there.

    Thursday, April 1, 2010

    City to Rename Ballard - They Want To Call Us Bergen?

    City of Seattle is officially renaming Ballard in honor of our sister city Bergen. 

    In a shocking move the city council has decided to rename our neighborhood to honor the Norwegian city.  Mayor McGinn said that this strong relationship has not received an honor since 1970 when the Seattle Bergen relationship was recognized as the best overall Sister City program.  "It's about time we started getting recognized for our strong Norwegian ties.  Renaming Ballard is the right thing to do now for our city.  Our new neighborhood of Bergen's time is now."

    So far, the Mayor of Ballard has yet to comment.  We'll keep you posted on the latest developments.