Hillyard Blog


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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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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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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Thousands of trees...

Hillyard's participation in Arbor Day this week is going somewhat okay - but there are more than 1,000 trees left. Some are White Pine, some are Ponderosa Pine and some are Spruce. These trees need homes - stop by a participating store and pick one...

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MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011

Bill Decker, left, and Richard Miller carry trash away from  a yard at First and Napa during a neighborhood cleanup on Friday. (Dan Pelle)

Neighborhood cleanup Saturday

There's a neighborhood cleanup going on in Hillyard and northeast Spokane tomorrow, April 16. Dump passes are available and there will be helping hands on-site, too. The dumpsters will be at Shaw Middle School, located at 4106 N. Cook Street - by the North East...

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Hillyard Hall of Fame awards

- were handed out Saturday at a dessert event at The Outlaw Café. Here are the winners: Junior/senior volunteer of the year: Laura O’Brien from O’Brien’s Used Furniture. Best supporting neighbor: Steve Bucknell of the Hillyard Festival Association. The ‘design your own award’ winner is:...

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Tree give-away begins today

In celebration of Arbor Day, the Historic Hillyard Merchants Committee is giving away a ton of trees. The merchants already have 950 trees ready to give away, and there are 500 more coming... Among them are 200 larger trees specifically designated to children. The trees...

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Hillyard Parade marshal needed

Please submit nominations for parade marshall for this summer's Hillyard Parade. It's the 100th anniversary festival and parade and the festival committee is looking for people with a strong connection to Hillyard. Visit the organization's Facebook page here to nominate. Festival parade meeting is on...

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Take a walk in Hillyard

The Greater Hilyard Business Association and the City of Spokane are publishing a walking tour map for Hillyard. The map and brochure is funded by the Washington State of Transportation, and it includes a short survey about their experience walkers may hand in to businesses...

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The festival association meets today

The Hillyard Festival Association meets on April 12 (today) at 6:30pm at the Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook Street. Lots of volunteer positions have yet to be filled and many decisions have to be made to pull off this summer's 100th anniversary festival.

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Design the Hillyard Festival logo

This year is the 100th Hillyard Festival celebration and the good folks on the festival committee are looking for some creative people who can design a killer centennial logo, and a new design of a hobo mascot. The best of each will win $50 -...

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Golf carts on the streets in Hillyard? 

There's a proposal being floated by Hillyard Futures (and supported widely by local business organizations) that would allow golf carts on streets posted at 25 mph within the area between Division and Havana, and Francis and Euclid. The carts would not be allowed on Division,...

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"Moving at the Speed of Hillyard" 

There is some conversation this morning about a new slogan for Hillyard. An old bumper sticker full of misspellings (on purpose) is still around. It reads something like: "I'm from Hillyard an I voat". One new slogan suggested is: "Moving at the Speed of Hillyard"...

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Hillyard business update

It's a bit of a quiet morning in Hillyard today - here are a few highlights from the Historic Merchant Committee Meeting: The Hillyard Festival really, really needs volunteers. It's the 100 year anniversary of the festival and where many people have great plans, volunteers...

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Third District town hall meeting Saturday

Third District legislators Senator Lisa Brown, Representative Timm Ormsby and Representative Andy Billig are having a town hall meeting on Saturday March 12 at Northeast Community Center (4001 N. Cook) The meeting begins at 10 a.m. You may RSVP at 3rdDistLegis@leg.wa.gov The forum will be...

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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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