Hillyard Blog archive for May 2011

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

Blankets needed

The blog got a call from the Outlaw Cafe (5012 N. Market Street) today saying that there's been an increase in homeless people camping and sleeping around Hillyard. It rained a lot last night, and the nice folks at The Outlaw took in a wet,...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011

It's Hillyard Hop time on Saturday 

Hillyard is turning into a 1950's neighborhood on May 28 - complete with a custom car parade and a shown and shine of '50s cars. Register your car at 9 a.m. at the booth on the corner of Bismark and North Market Street - or...

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Aunt Bea - aka Beverly Nevin - pictured in the front of her store at 5005 N. Market Street. Nevin is closing the antique store after more than 20 years in business in that location. (Pia Hallenberg)

Aunt Bea's Antiques is closing

To most, she's Aunt Bea and she runs the antique store on the corner of Market Street and Olympic, just like she has for the last more than 20 years. Her real name is Beverly Nevin and just today she announced that she's closing her...

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THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011

Here's the deal on Agnes Kehoe

As promised, here's a link to today's story about the Spokane Housing Authority's restoration of the "Old Hillyard High School" which is now the Agnes Kehoe Place. Rumors that the place will be used for sex offender housing is simply false. Read the story here.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011

Housing Authority at meeting tonight

The Spokane Housing Authority's Art Noll will be at the Hillyard Neighborhood Council meeting tonight, at 6:30 p.m. at the North East Community Center (4001 N. Cook Street). Noll will be answering questions about the restoration of the Old Hillyard High School on Regal and...

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A few temporary closures in Hillyard

The Outlaw Cafe is updating its power supply and electrical wiring and will be closed Monday and Tuesday, waiting for the final inspection from Avista. The cafe hopes to be open again Wednesday morning. Aunt Bea's Antiques is going through inventory and reorganizing; the store...

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Yard sale was successful

The yard sale sponsored by the Hillyard Merchants Committee this past weekend made $501 - and was deemed a success by everyone. Next yard sale is on June 18. More volunteers are needed to help out with the next sale - especially people who can...

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The Historic Hillyard Merchants Committee meeting on Wednesday May 18, 2011 (Pia Hallenberg)

Hillyard parade fees went up

The fee to be in the Hillyard Parade this year is $20 - that's up from $5 last year. This spurred some discussion this morning, mostly focusing on what to do for children who can't afford to pay $20 to be in the neighborhood parade....

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TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011

Agnes Kehoe rumors put to rest

Agnes Kehoe Place, aka the Old Hillyard High School, is being restored and turned into low-income housing by the Spokane Housing Authority. Rumors are circulating that it will be used for sex offenders housing, and the rumors are so persistent that the Housing Authority is...

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MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011

Great yard sale - and awards

The Saturday Hillyard Yard Sale got rained on a little bit, but shoppers had a good time in between showers and wind gusts, looking through books and magazines, glass, porcelain, kitchen gear and other gadgets. Stay tuned for an update on how much money was...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011

Hillyard Festival Gazette needs submissions

This year's Hillyard Festival is the 100th anniversary of the neighborhood celebration, so the Hillyard Gazette will be publishing more frequently begining at the end of May. Luke Tolley is looking for submissions - news bits, small stories, pictures, historical information - it can all...

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TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011


Crystal Larson, left, and Amy Demeerleer sort through clothes at the Liberty Lake Community Yard Sale on Saturday morning. More than 260 homes participated in the event, selling everything from lampshades to motorbikes. 
 (Holly Pickett / The Spokesman-Review)

It's yard sale season 

The Historic Hillyard Merchants Committee is hosting a yard sale in Hillyard on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don't miss this great opportunity to forage for some great deals - and of course you can stop at as many other yard...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2011

Trees planted in Hillyard

The Abor Day tree give-away in Hillyard was a success. About 1,200 trees were given away during the week of Arbor Day - 400 went to North East Youth Center alone. The remaining trees will be planted in and around Hillyard for everyone to enjoy.

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