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Archive for October 2011

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.

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 neighborhood events - and the timing of when to have festivals and neighborhood gatherings to best help local businesses.
What's your favorite neighborhood event? Why do you like it?

The next city-wide neighborhood event is Girls Day Out on Nov. 12 - find them on Facebook here.

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 (509) 487-1603

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 projects such as speed bumps, roundabouts, crosswalks, flashing signs and traffic islands.

Better get there:  participating in the orientation is mandatory if your neighborhood would like to apply for funding.
No need to RSVP – just show up.
If you can't make it at this time, the training will be available online at a later date.

Via email from Sandy Scott, Spokane’s neighborhood services and code enforcement office.

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 center's operating budget.
Tickets are $4 for adults and $2.50 for children six to 12 years old. Children younger than six are free. No need to make reservations - just show up.

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 fire. Tickets for the special showing are a minimum donation of $5.
RSVP to the event on Facebook here. And follow the Garland Business District here.

(The Hillyard Blog will be “straying” a bit all over North Spokane the next couple of weeks - expect community updates from West Central and other North Spokane neighborhoods - pia)

The city’s Districting Board wants to hear from you

The City’s Decennial Districting Board is holding three community meetings soliciting input from citizens on whether the boundaries of the City Council districts should change as a result of the new population figures and if so, how they should change.

The community meetings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on:


Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone.
Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook.

The City has eight months from the official receipt of the 2010 Census data from the State Redistricting Commission to prepare a redistricting plan.
The redistricting process requires that the City work to create Council Districts that are as equal in population as possible and that meet other criteria as established by state law.  The process will not impact the 2011 City elections.  The current council boundaries and election precincts already are established for this fall’s election.

Via email from Marlene Feist, City of Spokane Public Affairs Officer.

For more details on city of Spokane redistricting read Jim Camden's story here.

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About this blog

Welcome to the Hillyard neighborhood blog. My name is Pia Hallenberg and I’ve worked as a journalist in Spokane since the fall of 1998; for the last six years I've worked for The Spokesman-Review.

In April, I started a neighborhood blog on South Perry Street (where I live). When it came time to expand the blog activity, Hillyard was an easy pick: There is so much going on in this neighborhood in terms of new businesses and street improvements, festivals and new construction - and there is a strong sense of neighborhood history and pride. I'm looking forward to highlighting all of that on this blog.

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