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Archive for September 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 from SPD.
The crime prevention forum was requested by councilman Bob Apple for the Northeast quadrant of the city.

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 a little update on who's running and who's not:

“Desi Bucknell disclosed she will not seek re-election, as did Richard Burris and Vicki Peterson.  Jessie Anderson expressed interest in being President, Tom Stoltz indicated he would like to be either President or Vice President.  Ken Close would like to continue as Vice President.  Luke Tolley expressed interest in being Secretary, and Marty Phanco was suggested for Treasurer.”

Voluteers are always needed - just come to the  meeting.

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 remain open. No word yet on rebuilding plans for the two landmark restaurants, and the cause of the fire has also yet to be determined.

Here's a link to photographer Colin Mulvany's picture story from last night.

Which building or place is a landmark in your neighborhood?

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 account information.
Marlene Feist, spokesperson for the city of Spokane, said in a press release this morning that no one at city hall would call and ask for bank account information.
If you receive a call like this, call Crime Check at 509-456-2233 or the Attorney General's Office at 509-458-3509

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

Hillyard calling all hippies

The Hillyard Hippie Happening is this Saturday. Get back in touch with your '60s roots and enjoy that spirit. Lots to do for the whole family. Peace.

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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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