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P-patch gardeners aid in research in mysterious bee disappearance

My Ballard reports on University of Washington researchers recruiting Seattle P-Patch members to assist them in trying to pin down possible causes for the mysterious “Colony Collapse Disorder”.  Click here to read all about it!

Ballard News-Tribune features volunteer noted for work on Matching Fund and P-Patch projects

We join the Ballard News-Tribune in saluting this great volunteer and community builder in Ballard!  Click here to read the article.

Neighborhood Matching Fund supported ” Bring the Ring back to Ballard” wins Heritage Advocacy award

The Ballard News-Tribune reported on the awarding of the Charles Payton Award for Heritage Advocacy being bestowed on this Small and Simple funded project in Ballard, which automated the historic bell to ring every hour.  Click here to read the article.

City of Seattle seeks candidates for Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board

The city of Seattle invites Seattle architects to apply for a position on the Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board. Applicants with a particular interest in the history of Ballard Avenue are encouraged to apply. The seven-member Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board protects the historical and architectural values and significance of… [ Keep reading ]

Join Ballard P-Patch for the Art in the Garden Festival August 20!

Click here for list of artists, directions and a slide show of last year’s event.

Historic bell ringing once again in Ballard

My Ballard reported on the inaugural ringing of the restored bell in the historic bell tower in Ballard’s Marvin’s Garden.  The restoration was funded in part by the Neighborhood Matching Fund.  Click here to read more and see a video of the event.

Neighborhood Matching Fund supported 14th Ave NW Planters a hit in Ballard!

The East Ballard Community Association Blog recently reported on the newly installed 14th Ave NW planters in this article.

Seattle Times features Neighbor Appreciation Day story

In honor of this year’s Neighbor Appreciation Day, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods invited community members to share stories of what makes their neighborhoods special.  Today’s Seattle Times featured one of the neighborhoods and its story.  Click here to read about the special neighbors in Ballard’s Salmon Bay neighborhood.

Today’s hours for Neighborhood Service Centers

Here is a list of Neighborhood Service Centers that serve as Payment and Information Service sites and today’s hours of operation due to weather conditions: Lake City: Open – 9:00-5:00 Closed for lunch 1:00 – 2:00 pm Ballard: Open – 9:00-5:00 Open for lunch University: Closed Central: Open – 9:00-5:00 Closed… [ Keep reading ]

Neighborhood Service Centers are open today

Below are the  Neighborhood Service Centers’ hours of operation for today, Monday, Nov. 22.  All centers are open, however, most NSCs will be closing for lunch with the exception of two locations. Lake City: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 1:00-2:00 Ballard: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Closed… [ Keep reading ]