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At large in Ballard with Peggy Sturdivant

I am a freelance writer with a focus on the Ballard neighborhood. I love connecting what is happening in the community with my own life. I was born to be at large.

Last Build Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2018 02:03:32 +0000


Down the rabbit hole in Ballard

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 02:03:32 +0000

“If we can pull this off, it’s going to be the most brilliant thing I’ve ever done.” That’s what writer/producer/director Cristie Kearny said about her upcoming Ever After Theater production of “Alice in Wonderland – The Adventure.”

You Heard It Here

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:14:34 +0000

Low power radio is going to reconnect our local voices, on the right side of the FM dial. For Fremont, Ballard and Greenwood the station is KBFG 107.3.

Not my swansong, in Ballard

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:43:18 +0000

After ten years of writing At Large, it's time for a break. Fewer columns, less writing?

Bigger than Ballard

Mon, 01 May 2017 17:09:07 +0000

Ballard News-Tribune 05/01/2017 Who Knew?  It seemed like a good idea back in December. That’s when I was invited by a member of Phinney Neighborhood Village Social Committee to speak at their 5th Anniversary Celebration on April 23rd. Who knew in December that I’d be flying to Boston the day after the event, or interviewing

Setting sail with Jim Lynch, (before the Shilshole fire)

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 18:17:42 +0000

Jim Lynch is starting a bi-coastal book tour for Before the Wind, his latest novel. He did a "sea trial" in Ballard.

36th District Democrats Show Up, Again!

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 01:29:13 +0000

For the 36th District Democrats the problem isn't getting the legislators to show up, or the's how to find enough seats.

Farewell Rain City Video

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:56:17 +0000

After 29 years one of the last (and best) video rental businesses is closing. So long Rain City Video storefront, hello online rental.

Thundering 36th Democrats rumble to life

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 04:18:51 +0000

About 200 more people than usual showed up for Sunday Town Hall on 1.29.17 to learn the most effective ways to communicate with government, local and national.

Cass Turnbull: Unforgettable

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:07:40 +0000

Cass Turnbull fought, and I do mean, fought for trees and green spaces. Plant Amnesty and TreePac will survive, but she died far too soon.

Here Come the Grooms

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 06:13:03 +0000

The grooms decided, why get married on a random day when they could make their entire wedding about committing to one another, and social justice?

Women’s March: D.C. and Seattle

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:56:37 +0000

Madison Thomas, from timid middle-schooler to bold activist is organizing local and national participation in the upcoming Women's March on Washington. The Rise of the Woman; Madison Thomas is leading organizing efforts for Women's March on Washington

Following #Dozfy

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 20:01:28 +0000

Menu art is a thing, and #Dozfy is a real artist.

Princess Sophia keeps its secrets

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 19:44:51 +0000

Princess Sophia was Canadian's worst maritime disaster in the day. There are still mysteries that link a Ballard woman.

Bedrock Love

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:32:49 +0000

People love Bedrock Industries...after another grueling move Bedrock really needs some love. Now under the Ballard Bridge on Nickerson side.

Book an angel in Ballard

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:15:43 +0000

A Ballard writer wants to make sure there's a book for every child who might not otherwise receive one...with the help of Secret Garden Bookshop.