Hillyard Blog archive for Feb. 2011

FRIDAY, FEB. 25, 2011

Downtown Hillyard on a sunny fall day  (Pia Hallenberg)

Hobo dinner on March 4

The Hillyard Heritage Museum Society is putting on its Hobo diiner on March 4 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The dinner is at St. Patricks, 2706 E. Queen Avenue. Tickets are $10, and $6 for children younger than 10. Get your tickets at Greenburo (5220...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2011


Carr's one-of-a-kind museum

Check out this little story and video on Carr's One of a Kind in the World Museum. The museum is located at 5225 N. Freya, a little out of the way perhaps, but certainly worth a visit. I mean, where else in Spokane can you...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2011

Plant a tree in Hillyard  

The Merchants Committee is putting together a tree planting program in connection with Arbor Day (April 29). Young trees - mostly evergreens it sounds like - have been secured and the tree planting program will run begining on Earth Day (April 22). Stay tuned for...

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How to get a share of the cake

The blog is at the Historic Hillyard Merchants Association meeting this morning and the first item on the agenda is how Hillyard can get a share of the hotel/motel tax that's collected by the city. What's needed is proof that people are visiting Hillyard from...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 2011

Wrap up in Hillyard

The meeting is just about over here around 8 p.m. with a few more announcements. Gotta say this group covered a lot of ground tonight. If you live in the area, this would be a good meeting to catch up with.

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WDOT and neighborhood clean up -

The Washington Department of Transportation (WDOT) is working it's way through Hillyard with the north-south corridor. Hillyard neighborhood representatives meet with WDOT every week. There is a bigger cleanup crew than ever before - the three neighborhoods Bemiss, Hillyard and Whitman, April 16 is the...

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The former Bridgeport Grocery at Bridgeport Avenue and Crestline Street recently housed the Olive It Cafe. The building is on Spokane’s historic registry. (Colin Mulvany)

Former Olive It Cafe building discussion

There's some conversation about whether to write a letter in support of the preservation of the building that used to be the Olive It Cafe. Here's the story colleague Jonathan Brunt wrote. The current owner would like to tear down the historice building - it...

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Hillyard Futures open office

Hillyard Futures will open an office at 5215 N. Market Street by the end of March. Hillyard Futures used to be the Hillyard Foundation. This organization works on about a dozen community issues in and around Hillyard. The office will be in the old Battleground...

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Hobo Dinner coming right up

The Hillyard Heritage Museum is having its annual Hobo Dinner on March 4 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic School, 2606 E. Queen. Tickets are $10 and $6 for children younger than 10 years. Pick up tickets at Hillyard Variety Store, at the Hillyard...

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The blog is at the Hillyard Neighborhood Council

Tonight the Hillyard Blog is at the Hillyard Neighborhood Council meeting at the Northeast Community Center (4001 N. Cook Street) Here are some updates on neighborhood business and activities: The Festival is turning 100 years old in August - more volunteers are desperately needed. Please...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9, 2011

City Hall summit filled to the brim

This blog was a twittering and facebooking fool last night at City Hall's crime prevention summit. On stage were Mayor Mary Verner, Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick and Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. Colleague Jonathan Brunt had this story in today's paper. It was interesting that only a...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 2011

Violence prevention summit Tuesday

Mayor Mary Verner, Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick and Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich are hosting a community conversation on how to prevent violence tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. in the city council chambers, lower level at City Hall. The meeting will be moderated by Steve Becker,...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 3, 2011

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2, 2011

Hillyard Mann Center clarification

At this morning's meeting in the Historic Hillyard Merchants Committee it was brought up that Spokane Public Schools will put in an alternative high school program at the Mann Center. I just checked with Spokane Public Schools and that's not correct. Spokane Public Schools does...

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What's in a name?

Interesting conversation about what to call the part of Hillyard that's on the east side of the train tracks. A canine reference is often used in the name of this part of town - you all know what I'm talking about. Part of the area...

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Hearts in Hillyard

This neighborhood has a lot of heart, there's no question about that, and for Valentine's Day the merchants are putting together a 'Heart of Hillyard' promotion. Look for special events, promotions and discounts. And speaking of Valentine's Day, the Outlaw Cafe is once again hosting...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 1, 2011

The Westminster Bakery is coming back

When Dave Bergstrom was looking for a place to located a bakery in Spokane, he thought fondly of growing up in Hillyard. He was coming home after a stint in Alaska at a big commercial bakery - now it was time to get his hands...

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