South Perry Blog archive for Aug. 2010

TUESDAY, AUG. 31, 2010

Odds and ends and Facebook

Labor Day is right around the corner and so is the first day of school, the furnace is starting up in the morning and with a little luck some of the green tomatoes are finally turning red. So what you are doing this fall? What...

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City of Spokane closures on Labor Day

In observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 6, Spokane City Hall will be closed along with other City facilities, including the garbage transfer stations and the waste-to-energy plant. Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Labor Day, and garbage pickup and...

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MONDAY, AUG. 30, 2010

FRIDAY, AUG. 27, 2010

A Peary fair? 

We have just celebrated Unity in the Community and the Garland Avenue Fair with its ongoing theme of Judy Garland and the Wizard of Oz. That leads me to wonder what if the Perry Street Fair had a theme? We could go with something like...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 26, 2010

When is "local access" local access? 

Via reader e-mail earlier today: "Say, at the moment, the police are pulling people over going up and down Altamont, and a quick Google yielded the fact that you have blogged about the repairs, so I thought I'd see what you know. Obviously, they have...

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A volunteer holds an armful of kittens available for adoption at the Seattle Animal Shelter on Thursday. A warm winter has rained cats and dogs on Seattle-area animal shelters. The mild weather has meant more litters and fewer deaths among unwanted animals, cats especially, and some shelters say they're flooded with kittens. 
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

A surplus of cats 

This came in via e-mail from SCRAPS this morning:Just last week alone SCRAPS received more than 100 cats and kittens. “We have been inundated with cats in the last week and need to do as many adoptions as we can over this weekend,” said Nancy...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 24, 2010

MONDAY, AUG. 23, 2010

SATURDAY, AUG. 21, 2010

Perry and Ninth Avenue intersection to close

The road construction isn't quite done on South Perry: The intersection at Ninth Avenue and Perry Street will be closed Sunday and remain closed through mid-week. Ninth Avenue remains closed from Perry to Julia Streets. It's the same water main project that's progressing west-ward and...

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Vandalism on East 11th Avenue

From the Spokane Police Department: there has seen a huge surge in malicious mischief over the last couple of days, and reports are continuing to come in. Initial numbers look like we are double what we normally see on an average week, and most of...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 19, 2010

Amber Andersen, 12 (left) and Amia Delaney, 7, hold up their creative entries in the tomato beauty pageant at the South Perry Farmers' Market's tomato festival on Aug. 19, 2010. (Pia Hallenberg)

Creative tomato kids

There were about two dozen entries in the tomato beauty pageant - and - well - everyone who entered was a winner. Chef Chris Deitz, the South Perry Blog and two community volunteers judged three other categories: size (the smallest one won) - ugliness (it...

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Chef Chris Deitz of South Perry Pizza is doing cooking demonstrations at the South Perry Farmers' Market on Aug. 19, 2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

Farmers market cooking demonstrations 

Chef Chris Deitz of South Perry Pizza is taking his cooking across the street and doing live demonstrations at the Farmers' Market tonight. As part of the tomato festival Deitz is preparing several tomato-centered recipes, including a salsa fresca with peppers and cilantro, and 'South...

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A tomato entered in the South Perry Farmers' Market's tomato pageant on Aug. 19, 2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

And the winner is:

It's not too late to enter your special tomato in the tomato beauty pageant at the South Perry Farmers' Market - judging begins at 5:30 - everyone is welcome and encouraged.And the market is full even though it's barely been open for half an hour....

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 18, 2010

Free community concerts begin Friday

Liberty Park United Methodist Church is offering a series of free community concerts, with the first one being held on Aug. 20at 7:00 pm. The artist is John Nilsen, musician and composer from Portland Oregon. He will be playing a piano concert called "Places I...

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Tomato festival at market tomorrow

The South Perry Farmers Market will host its first Thursday Market Tomato Festival at the Shop tomorrow - and stay open for one more hour, so from 3-8 p.m. The event will feature tomato-focused cooking demonstrations and recipes by South Perry Pizza chef Chris Deitz,...

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MONDAY, AUG. 16, 2010

Melissa Cole, 43, and Sarah Pierce, 18, add a few final touches of detail to the railway underpass at Fourth Avenue and Sunset Boulevard on July 1. The theme for this mural is “The Wacky World of Harold Balazs.”  (Dan Pelle)

First Friday on Perry?

Here's an idea free for the taking: how about bringing First Friday to South Perry? The downtown art and retail walk and celebration has gained a huge following over the last couple of years. For those unfamiliar with the idea, it's a simple concept: on...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 12, 2010

Thursday morning news

Just a quick update from the neighborhood: the construction on Perry is over, but Ninth Avenue is still closed, so don't come up Altamont on your way to the Perry District.Today is Farmers' Market day - expect lots of fresh fruits and veggies from local...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 11, 2010

Odyssey open house draws lots of visitors

It was quite a party at Odyssey Tuesday evening. At 5 p.m. friends, youth and supporters began piling in for cake and snacks, visits and hugs.Odyssey's mission statement is to work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and their allies, friends and families...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 10, 2010

Odyssey Youth Center open house is tonight  

The Odyssey Youth Center is throwing an open house today from 5-7 p.m. The youth center, which is located at 1121 S. Perry Street, is the only all inclusive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight-allied (LGBTQA) youth center in the Spokane-area.The center provides social...

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MONDAY, AUG. 9, 2010

No meeting tomorrow

This just in from the South Perry Business and Neigborhood Association:Friends, the SPBNA has traditionally taken off the month of August. Our current executive committee decided to continue that tradition as three of our four officers are out of town this week. We will be...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010

And South Perry is open again

Merchants were seeing a noticable drop in business over the past couple of weeks - some down 25 to 30 percent - as South Perry and Ninth Avenue were under construction. They'll be happy to hear that South Perry is now open for good, just...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 5, 2010

Odyssey open house

The Odyssey Youth Center is throwing an open house on Tuesday, Aug. 10 from 5-7 p.m. The youth center, which is located at 1121 S. Perry Street, is the only all inclusive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight-allied (LGBTQA) youth center in the Spokane-area.The...

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