News from the  Ballard Alliance
Serving Seattle's Ballard Community since 1927
August 31st, 2017 

Upcoming Events

Sep 1
Sept 1-3
Sep 3 Ballard Farmers Market
Sep 4
Michael Clune and Sleep till Noon Band @ Chittenden Locks Garden
Sep 9
Sep 4
Birthday Sale @ (Lux) Pot Shop
Sep 10
The Novus Project in Concert: Celebrating Finnish Composers @ Nordic Heritage Museum
Sep 13
Le Verlan with DJ Paces Lift @ Bastille Cafe & Bar
Sept 16
Sep 19
Sep 19
Sep 20
Sep 27
Alliance After Hours - Hosted By Peoples Bank @ Peoples Bank Ballard
Sep 28
Our Ballard

Barry Malcolm Hawley (December 6, 1938 - July 22, 2017)
On behalf of Ballard Alliance members, board and staff, we'd like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Hawley family, friends and business associates. Barry passed away peacefully on July 22, 2017 and we wanted to share an invitation to his Celebration of Life on September 20th at the Ballard (Shilshole) Bay Club. 
A third generation Ballardite, Barry graduated from Ballard High School in 1957 and the University of Washington in 1961, where he was a member of Sigma Nu. Upon graduation from UW he joined the Army reserves. Following active service, he began a commercial real estate career that would span 55 years.

"Barry was a fixture in the Ballard community and he will be greatly missed. Many of our members knew him as the past Past President of the Ballard Chamber of Commerce and this leadership exemplifies Barry's love for and involvement in the Ballard neighborhood," said Ballard Alliance Executive Director Mike Stewart.

Please come out to celebrate the life of this thoughtful and positive member of the Ballard community.

Barry M. Hawley - Celebration of Life
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
6413 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117

Ballard's beer scene has been going strong for decades. Larger breweries, such as Redhook, were born in Ballard and the neighborhood keeps producing more breweries with expanded and original concepts. 

For instance, Lucky Envelope's tagline is "culturally inspired beer", as they draw their inspiration from the founders' Chinese-American traditions.  
Just down Leary Way is the Peddler Brewing Company, microbrewery and tasting room. In addition to great beer-making, a love for biking is the theme behind Peddler Brewing Company and true to their passion they have been known to deliver beer by way of bike.
In the extremely competitive craft brewery world, our Ballard Brew district has a true sense of community. Follow their social media feeds and see how many special batches, events and charities in which our Ballard brewers collaborate. 

While Obec was working on filling each of their 12 taps with their own creation during their grand opening, they shared their handles with Stoup and Lucky Envelope beer. So what differentiates Obec (translated from Czech means "community") from their brewing neighbors besides the Czech, British, German plus Northwest style offerings? They have a tavern license, which allows them to serve wine as well. 

Our hoppy corner of the neighborhood is truly becoming a beer lovers destination and the Ballard Alliance is pleased to welcome new businesses like Obec Brewing to the neighborhood.  Take some time to visit Obec in person and let us know what you think! 

1144 NW 52nd Street
Seattle, WA 98107

It is that time of year again, almost.  School will be back in session and we must bid adieu to summer soon. Here is a group of Loyal Heights elementary school children in 1944 - having their cake and eating it too. 
(Photo courtesy of Museum of History and Industry, Seattle)

A special thanks to everyone who attended the August Alliance After Hours hosted by ODIN Apartments and Wellness by Little.

Stunning views, great company and a opportunity to network in the sunshine - thank you Stephanie Carrillo for sharing your space and introducing us to many of your residents. And thank you Mary Little for sharing information about your business with us! 


The folks from the International Conference  on Next Generation Sequencing Conference in Dubai are NOT going to make it on our "Events" calendar but if you are a Ballard Alliance member you are welcome to share your events on the Visit Ballard calendar! 

It is simple and creates a nice page for your event that you can share with others. At the bottom of every page on the VISITBALLARD.COM website there is a " Submit Your Event" button. Enter your event/sale/meeting/special and we will review and post within 24 hours. 

You may also create a business page. It is the same process as entering events except you click the " Submit Your Business" button at the bottom of every page and add your businesses details.

(NOTE: These services are available only to businesses and organizations that reside in the Ballard Improvement Area or current paid members of the Ballard Alliance).
It is hard to believe it is almost the Second Saturday  Ballard ArtWalk !
Join us for an evening celebrating the arts and our small businesses at next month's event!
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
(At various venues - full list coming soon)