Non-profits

Dean Wong

If your hearing has declined and you don't have the money to buy a hearing aid, the Ballard Lions are ready to assist you.

The Ballard Lions Neighborhood Hearing Project can provide hearing aids to anyone living in the 98107 or 98177 zip code areas. Anyone living outside this area can also receive help.

10/12/2005

Pro instruction offered

Local tennis professional Steve Walters again offers area tennis lessons at outdoor locations this summer. Walters, certifed Pro 1 by the United States Professional Tennis Association since 1986, has coached at some of the world's top tennis resorts and academies in Florida, Caifornia, Texas and Canada. Also he traveled on the men's professional tour, including the 1988 U.S. Open, as a traveling coach for world-ranked pros and nationally-ranked juniors.

As a player, Walters has been ranked No.

10/12/2005

Larry Phillips, current chair of the Metropolitan King County Council, wants to keep his council seat this election year and plans to do so by promoting his involvement in communities within his council District 4.

Despite all the responsibilities and work involved with chairing the council as a whole, Phillips said it has never had an adverse effect on his commitment to District 4 neighborhoods, which include Queen Anne, Magnolia and Ballard.

"I am still very responsive to constituents' needs," he said in a recent interview.

Phillips has been on the County Cou

10/06/2005

About 35 Ballard residents gathered last week to discuss possible improvements to 14th Avenue Northwest, a heavily used street that has caused many of the nearby residents concern over its safety and aesthetic value to the neighborhood.

Many of the people who attended the meeting at St. Alphonsus Parish School last Wednesday live near 14th and have for years discussed their concerns regarding the 100-foot wide, mile long section of the street that runs from the ship canal to Ballard High School.

10/06/2005

"She got into the right hand lane and he took her right out," according to witness Tamara Godfrey who watched the fender bender occur on Tuesday morning, Sept. 27, at the corner of Northwest Market Street and Russell Avenue around 8:20 a.m. No one was injured. - Steve Clark

For a child, a birthday party is great fun. For the kids at the Small Faces Child Development Center, a visit by Miss Washington 2005, Tina Marie Mares, is icing on the cake.

The Small Faces Child Development Center celebrated its 30th birthday party on Sept.

10/06/2005

Logs and computers seem an odd coupling, but the log-constructed White Center Park Fieldhouse is now a wireless computer access facility.

Wireless-equipped laptops can get access to the Internet anywhere within all 12 acres of White Center Park.

10/05/2005

Times/News

For two weeks, volunteers in Burien donated and sorted goods for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Three full semi-trucks and 2,000 miles later, those supplies are in San Antonio, Texas, bringing evacuees a measure of much-needed relief.

"Did we really do this? Yes," said Steve Denmark, a Highline School Board member and an organizer of Burien's relief effort.

"Did it work out? Yes."

On Sept. 10, the first truck - carrying baby and toddler supplies - headed for Texas, followed on Sept.

09/29/2005
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AMBER TRILLO

Brian and Kaytlyn Leeson circle the Burien Hurricane Relief Center hours before the first truck was loaded and sent to Kelly Air Force Base.

Celebrate the changing of the seasons with a cornucopia of activities for every age at Burien's biggest festival of the year.

The fourth annual OctoberFest/Von Boorian Days will run from Friday, Sept. 30, through Sunday, Oct.

09/29/2005

Beginning Oct. 1, King County residents and businesses will be prohibited from disposing of computers, laptops, monitors, television sets and cell phones in the garbage or at transfer stations.

The county's ban on electronics disposal aims to encourage recycling of the valuable materials contained in these products, and to reduce the amount of heavy metals and other hazardous materials in our environment.

Each day in Washington, approximately 1,600 computers become obsolete.

09/29/2005

Times/News

For two weeks, volunteers in Burien donated and sorted goods for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Three full semi-trucks and 2,000 miles later, those supplies are in San Antonio, Texas, bringing evacuees a measure of much-needed relief.

"Did we really do this? Yes," said Steve Denmark, a Highline School Board member and an organizer of Burien's relief effort.

"Did it work out? Yes."

On Sept. 10, the first truck - carrying baby and toddler supplies - headed for Texas, followed on Sept.

09/29/2005
news01.jpg

AMBER TRILLO

Brian and Kaytlyn Leeson circle the Burien Hurricane Relief Center hours before the first truck was loaded and sent to Kelly Air Force Base.

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