Hillyard Blog archive for Dec. 2010

TUESDAY, DEC. 28, 2010

Happy New Year

The blog has a few days off here toward the end of the year, but it will return in full force on Monday Jan. 3. Remember to send the blog a note with neighborhood news to piah@spokesman.com And once we get started on the new...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 2010

The Hobo Bulletin is out

Pam Farnsworth began publishing the Hillyard Hobo Bulletin via e-mail last winter. Here's a link to the latest edition (PDF) - and another link to a story about the Hobo Bulletin.

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Holiday hours in Hillyard

The Historic Hillyard Merchants Committee is not meeting on Dec. 29 - but back together again on Jan. 5, 2011. It should be noted that the Outlaw Cafe IS open on Wednesday, and there's plenty of coffee and breakfast for everyone. Hillyard businesses are closed...

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Richard Burris of Hillyard Futures holding up the 2011 hot rod calendar (Pia Hallenberg)

Hot rods to benefit Hillyard

There's a hot rod calendar for sale in Hillyard. The Jerry Frazier memorial calendar - the first one of its kind - can be picked up for $12.95 at the Hillyard Variety Store or the Outlaw Cafe. Almost 500 calendars are already sold, but there...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 21, 2010

Family health center pre-enrolling

The Riverstone Family Health Center is opening a clinic at Northeast Community Center in January, adding dental services by March. Patients can pre-enroll at this time by stopping at the clinic's temporary office in room 320 at the Northeast Community Center, which is located at...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2010

City holiday hours and tips on tree disposal 

Spokane City Hall will be closed on Fridays, Dec. 24 and 31, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.The Spokane City Council is not scheduled to meet on Monday, Dec. 27. Council meetings will resume on Monday, Jan. 3, with a 3:30 p.m....

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010

Summary... 

The meeting is wrapping up and Mayor Verner summarized it this way: "Rest assured that we recognize and value this little corner of the city. What I'm hearing is for you to report, report, report and then have faith that we are listening. It's not...

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Business owners aim to protect reputation

Several business owners are upset with how and when media refer to Hillyard. One person said that when something good happens in Hillyard, the area is referred to as "Northeast Hillyard" - but when something bad happens, like the recent shooting at the Special K...

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Neighborhood "patrols"

One business owner talks about confronting two intruders on his property, cutting up steel and trying to steal his "stuff" out of a yard. This happened last night. He says he "kicked the guy's" behind, because he ended up in a wrestling match with the...

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Crime prevention measures

They are labor intensive, someone has to watch them all the time. The business owners in Hillyard have purchased ISP addresses so their camera feeds can be viewed at the COPS shop.SPD needs license plate numbers, times and dates. Descriptions of the people who show...

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Hillyard neighborhood resource officer Kim Thomas listens at meeting in Hillyard on 15/12/2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

SPD explains what it's doing already  

SPD: patrol officers in general run from disaster to disaster. The drug unit is not well equipped to deal with drug problems like the one in Hillyard. SPD says that you can't just throw a couple of officers out there in plain clothes and take...

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What's the problem?

Marv Peterson: "There is so much drug dealing and vandalism going on here. I was broken into. We know the people who did it but we can't do anything about it."Richard Burris: "We sometimes go out at night to keep an eye on things. There...

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Community members listen to SPD and Mayor Mary Verner and city officials at the Outlaw Cafe on 12/15/2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

It's a who's who in Hillyard right now

In response to a letter sent to City Hall and the Spokane Police Department in November, there's a community meeting going on right now at the Outlaw Cafe on Market Street. About 30 people are here - including council member Amber Waldreff, Mayor Mary Verner...

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MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2010

Hillyard Santa Clyde Decker is framed by TV reporters on the opening morning of his annual toy give-away on Dec. 13, 2010. Decker will be giving away donated toys to more than 3,000 kids. Bank of America's Hillyard branch is hosting the toy give-away and have lent Decker a vault for the toys in the basement. (Pia Hallenberg)

Santa Clyde got started today 

There was a line in the parking lot outside Bank of America's Hillyard branch even before it opened today. But people were not lined up to refinance their mortgages, they were lined up to get a toy for their children from Hillyard Santa, Clyde Decker.Bank...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 12, 2010

Lots of Hillyard meetings this week

The Greater Hillyard Business Association is meeting on Monday Dec. 12 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Outlaw Cafe located at 5012 N. Market Street. This is a special meeting about the utilities and maintenance payment plan for the Historic Hillyard Business District that's...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 10, 2010

Keep an eye out for your kids

Colleagues put together this story on a reported attempted child abduction this morning in Northeast Spokane, near East Euclid and North Atamont. Watch out for your kids, know which way they go to and from school and call Crime Check if you see anything unusual.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2010

Santas congregate in Hillyard

The Hillyard North Pole continues this weekend, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The North Pole is located at The River Church, 5201 N. Market Street - bring a food donation and get a deal...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8, 2010

Spokane blog meeting

The blog spent the morning at a blogger forum put on by LaunchPad at the Apple Store downtown. They were all there - DrinkNectar - SpoCool - Spokane Southie - Spokane Grapevine - and a whole bunch of other blogs from around town. This blog...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 3, 2010

He's getting ready for the North Pole 

Walking through downtown I saw good old Santa taking a little break outside a coffee shop. He was reading the paper and enjoying what looked like a latte - I'm sure he's getting ready for the Hillyard North Pole this weekend.The North Pole, with shopping,...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2010

Be aware of phony door-to-door sales

The Spokane Sheriff's Department said Crime Check has received numerous reports of suspicious persons representing themselves as salesmen this week. Some say they are Comcast employees, but that may or may not be the case said a Comcast spokesperson. It's especially residents in Hillyard, Gleneden...

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SPD update on crime prevention

From Greater Hillyard Business Association's Luke Tolley:"I just got a call from SPD's Sgt. Tom Hendren, the officer who met with GHBA to discuss crime activity in downtown Hillyard.He let me know that last night they served warrants on two houses/apartments on Olympic, one just...

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Elementary and middle school buses late on Friday

Friday morning school will start on time except for elementary and middle school students who bus. Elementary and middle school buses will pick up students later than normal due to the condition of the residential roads. Middle school students will be picked up 30 minutes...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1, 2010

Help the garbage crews

The City of Spokane Solid Waste Management Department is asking residents for assistance during these snowy days. Residential customers are asked to place their garbage carts and recycling bins in front of snow berms and clear of other obstacles. Commercial customers are asked to remove...

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Santa is coming to Hillyard this weekend

The Hillyard North Pole opens this weekend. This is the Hillyard shopping district's main Christmas celebration and it runs this weekend and next. The event will feature vendors, treats and a bake sale - as well as pictures with Santa, of course. Bring a canned...

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