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Hillyard Blog archive for Jan. 1, 2011

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011

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)

Ready, set... Santa!

For the ninth year in a row, Hillyard Santa is getting ready to distribute gifts to children in Northeast Spokane. The first distribution days are Thursday Dec. 15 and Friday Dec. 16. And then he's back for one more round all next week - from...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2011

Hillyard business networking group

Michael Carlson has started a business group in Hillyard. The first meeting was a few weeks ago, and the next one is scheduled for Dec. 20 at 8:30 a.m. at the Cricket Link Wirless store next to Safeway (3721 N. Market Street) "We had nine...

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MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2011

Rebuilding Together Spokane

The non-profit group Rebuilding Together Spokane is looking for homeowners in the greater Hillyard-area who need help completing home repairs or updates. The group is looking for disabled or elderly homeowners who are overwhelmed by home repair projects. Veterans and low-income families are encouraged to...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2011

Meet the newly elected

The Greater Hillyard Business Association and the City of Spokane is hosting an event featuring the newly eleted Spokane politicians on Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council, 6116 N. Market St. and it's...

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Trek and Treat in Hillyard

The Hillyard Business District got a head start on Halloween with a walking tour and trick or treating on Friday. The event was a success and the blog couldn't resist posting a photo of these little cuties.

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2011

Curtis Wilkes displays one of his many pumpkin carvings outside his home in Spokane. (Photo Archive / The Spokesman-Review)

Trek and Treat in Hillyard

The Northeast Youth Center and downtown Hillyard businesses are sponsoring a "trek and treat" neighborhood walk on Friday Oct. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be lots of candy and Halloween fun - just stop by.

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Neighborhood events timing

The blog is back at the Hillyard Merchant Committee's meeting this morning - it's been a while since the last time. I am still impressed by the number of people who show up here, every Wednesday morning, at the Outlaw Cafe. The conversation is about...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2011

Candidate Forum at Northeast Community Center

Northeast Community Center is holding a city of Spokane candidate forum on Tuesday Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the main assembly room. Candidates for Mayor, Council President, city council district 1, position 1, and Spokane School District have been invited. For more information call...

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MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2011

Re-posting: traffic calming - new date

The city is hosting a traffic calming orientation on December 8, 2011 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at city council chambers. The orientation will include a presentation of the 2011/2012 traffic calming program and explain how your neighborhood can apply for funding for traffic calming...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2011

Pancakes for Hillyard Senior Center

There's a pancake breakfast on Sunday Oct. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Northeast Community Center (4001 N. Cook) in support of Hillyard Senior Center. The breakfast is co-sponsored by Hillyard Senior Center and The Hillyard Lions Club. Proceeds go toward the senior...

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Dawn today revealed the extent of damage to Ferguson's and the Milk Bottle. (Mike Prager)

Benefit for Milk Bottle and Ferguson's

The Garland Theater is having a special showing of Vision Quest - a movie filmed at Feguson's Cafe and in Spokane - on Saturday at 10 a.m. to benefit the Milk Bottle and Ferguson's Cafe. Both businesses burned almost to the ground in a recent...

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MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2011

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011

Crime forum next week

Spokane COPS is presenting its third crime prevention forum at Northeast Community Center (4001 North Cook) on Tuesday Oct. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. Mayor Mary Verner and Spokane Police Chief Kirkpatrick will be there along side neighborhood resource officers and crime analysis specialists...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2011

Hillyard Festival Association members (from left to right) Richard Burris, Paula Davis, Marty Phanco, Desi Bucknell and Vickie Peterson

Hillyard Festival Associaton meeting Tuesday

The regular Festival Association meeting is Tuesday Sept. 27 at 6:30 at Northeast Community Center. The Association is wrapping up this year's 100 year anniversary celebration and looking ahead to next year's festival. Elections are next. According to the minutes from last meeting, here is...

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Last night's Garland District fires

As most everyone knows by now, Ferguson's Cafe and Mary Lou's Milk Bottle on Garland Avenue burned down last night. It's a terrible loss to owners and customers - and to the neighborhood. The blog promised to remind readers that businesses in the Garland District...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2011

Scammers using city-like number

The city of Spokane is warning residents that there is an on-going phone scam using phone numbers with the common city hall prefix "625." The call looks like it's coming from a phone at city hall, and the person is asking for personal and bank...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2011

Greater Hillyard Business Association meets

The regular Greater Hillyard Business Association meeting is tonight, 9/8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Northeast Community Center. Guest speaker is state senator Mike Baumgartner. Minutes from the last meeting are available here. For more information contact Luke Tolley at 509.475.3509

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TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2011

Greg Thomas, of Chattaroy, drives his 1937 John Deere tractor down Market Street in Hillyard with his granddaughter Lainee Shell, 5, in the Hillyard Hi-Jinks Parade on Saturday. The annual Hillyard Festival is celebrating its 100th incarnation. (Jesse Tinsley)

Hillyard Festival was a blast

Share your comments on the 100th Hillyard Festival this weekend, below. It was a great event - lots of people, live music, hot rods and fun vendors in the park. What did you do? What was your favorite part of the parade? If you have...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011

Please stop the vandalism 

The Hillyard blog received this letter submitted by Alex Bistrevsky, a former 4-H youth gardener, this morning, in response to the vandalism at the Slavic Community Garden earlier this week: "The elderly Slavic gardeners who use the community garden at Andrew Rypien Field were given...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011

Tomatoes are the most popular crop grown in vegetable gardens. (Susan Mulvihill)

Vandals hit garden again

The community graden at Northeast Community Center has been vandalized. Plants were pulled up and destroyed, and the water was left running in an effort to wash out the garden beds. Jean Farmer, executive director of Northeast Community center, said this in an e-mail: "(vandals)...

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Primary candidate forum coming up

The Northeast Community Center (4001 N. Cook) is hosting a primary candidate forum on July 28 at 6:30 p.m. Candidates for city council district 1, position 1, and council president and mayor have been invited. Don't miss this opportunity to meet the people who will...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011

Want to ride a bull on Market Street?

If so, here's your chance: Hillyard is celebrating Wild West Days on July 16 with lots of activities, vendors and a chili cook-off all day. The center of activities is Big Sky's Tavern at 5510 N. Market Street. Tickets are on sale for mechanical bull...

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