Libraries

City council members Bruce Harrell and Nick Licata are looking to place environmentally safe drop boxes at all 27 Seattle Public Libraries to reduce the amount of uncontained Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs in landfills.

The boxes would have a special liner that would prevent mercury leakage.

Currently CFL's can be disposed at certain retailers, City Light service locations and city or county transfer stations that accept hazardous waste.

“My goal is to take advantage of the fact that most citizens know the location of their neighborhood public library, which would not only make the disposal of CFL's easier for our citizens but also help the city forego the expense of purchasing new disposal sites,” council member Harrell said.

Since 2006, more than 300 million CFL's have been purchased in the country.

In Seattle, City Light recently announced that its “Twist and Save” program has produced sales of more than one million locally.

03/10/2009

A series of open houses will collect input from residents about a new "streamlined" bus service coming to Ballard, called RapidRide.

In coordination with the City of Seattle, the new Metro Transit route will make frequent trips all day between Crown Hill and downtown Seattle via Ballard, Interbay, Uptown Queen Anne and Belltown.

This "bus rapid transit" service, called the RapidRide D Line, is scheduled to begin in 2012.

01/23/2009
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A rendering of a RapidRide bus and station, coming to Ballard in 2012. Several open houses to collect public opinion are being scheduled in the area. Photo courtesy of King County Metro Transit

At Abraxus you won't find espresso machines and People magazine.

01/20/2009

At Abraxus you won't find espresso machines and People magazine.

01/19/2009

I grew up with a small town newspaper that had an annual tradition. The longtime editor started each New Year with a montage of photos culled from the previous 12 months. As a member of the League of Women Voters and founder of the town's recycling program my mother always "made the front page" as we called it.

I remembered that photo montage while supposedly listening to my breath sounds in a yoga class at Ballard Health Club in December. I'd dashed down the stairs (late) and panted that I didn't have my member card because my life was in chaos. "What's going on?" Jade asked.

01/14/2009
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Marvel Kolseth on the occasion of her retiring after 40+ years as gift shop volunteer at Swedish-Ballard campus.

Photo byPeggy Sturdivant

Weight management class

Ballard Curves

2821 N.W. Market St.

789-1965

Crown Hill Curves

10033 Holman Rd. N.W.

783-1556

Curves Free Weight Management Classes will be offered at the work out studios in Ballard and Crown Hill. Ballard Curves will hold classes on the first Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Crown Hill Curves will hold classes the first Wed. of every month from 7:15 - 9:15 p.m. Members and non members are welcome. Call to RSVP.

Ballard District

Council meeting

01/12/2009

I grew up with a small town newspaper that had an annual tradition. The longtime editor started each New Year with a montage of photos culled from the previous 12 months. As a member of the League of Women Voters and founder of the town's recycling program my mother always "made the front page" as we called it.

I remembered that photo montage while supposedly listening to my breath sounds in a yoga class at Ballard Health Club in December. I'd dashed down the stairs (late) and panted that I didn't have my member card because my life was in chaos. "What's going on?" Jade asked.

01/12/2009
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Marvel Kolseth on the occasion of her retiring after 40+ years as gift shop volunteer at Swedish-Ballard campus.

Photo byPeggy Sturdivant

At the farmers market

www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org

This week will feature lamb, chicken, pork, eggs, beef, duck, veal, goat, pate, fish, wine, baked goods, nut butters, wild mushrooms, fresh dairy products, soup, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, celery root, chard, fennel, garlic, greens, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, leeks, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, rutabagas, shallots, spinach, squash, turnips, apples, pears, nuts, dried fruits and veggies, fresh pasta, honey, bread, pastries, cide