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Hillyard Blog

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A roundup of Hillyard stories

If you haven’t been up to Hillyard for some time, be prepared for things to have changed. Market Street - the main stretch - was closed down for repair and restoration for a long time and it emerged with new sidewalks, parking stalls, street lights and planters.
Several organizations, like Youth For Christ and the Northeast Youth Center have moved into the neighborhood and restored buildings and opened businesses.
The neigborhood plays host for many festivals and gatherings throughout the year, including the Hispanic Heritage Festival and the Hillyard Fair and Parade.
There are more than 20 churches in the area and students in neighborhood schools such as Shaw and Rogers succeed in many different ways.
The neighborhood has a strong sense of pride, community and history, which becomes evident when someone needs help: Hillyard Lions Club raised money for swim fees, The Hobo Bulletin began publishing a newsletter online to help people stay connected, and there have been countless fundraisers for neighbors and business owners who needed help.
I have a feeling the Hillyard Blog will be busy.

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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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