South Perry Blog archive for July 2010

THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010

Lantern owner Laura Paisley takes a break and visits with a patron outside the micro bar located at 1004 S. Perry Street

Micro beer bar 

The Lantern opened in May of 2009 and it's quite possibly the tiniest tavern in town. Owned by Laura Paisley and Jeff Nordvall the place features four different beers on tap and 26 other beers in cans and bottles. "We like to call it a...

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Friends Hannah Kirk of Harvey Creek Goats (left) and Jane Keolker of Quail Ridge Ranch, at their booth at the Perry Street Farmers' Market. They sell Boer goat meat and gluten free bread, plus jams from Keolker's ranch and veggies from Kirk's place. (Pia Hallenberg)

Goat - the other lean meat?

Jane Keolker owns Quail Ridge Ranch and she's at the South Perry Farmers' Market together with her friend Hannah Kirk, of Harvey Creek Goats. The two both bring baked goods - Keolker a variety of gluten free breads and cookies, and Kirk brings pies, cookies...

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Louise Tuffin from Arabesque Farms and Bakery sells organic bread at the South Perry Farmers' Market on Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. (Pia Hallenberg)

Arabesque Farms and Bakery 

Today the blog is visiting with some of the vendors at the Farmers' Market and the first one on the list is Arabesque Farms and Bakery. Why? Because the bread is amazing.Louise Tuffin explains that she took a "fun class" at the San Francisco Baking...

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And the market is open

It took about 10 minutes for the parking lot in front of The Shop (924 S. Perry Street) to fill up with vendors and shoppers, after the market opened at 3 p.m. The blog is spotting lots of fresh vegetables today, new potatoes, beans and...

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A view of the Columbia River looking west from the hillside above Two Rivers Casino.   (Pia Hallenberg)

Road trips 

The blog has a side gig (ahem) writing about road trips and it's always looking for new destination ideas. The latest trip went to Lake Roosevelt and the next one hasn't quite been planned yet. You can read all the stories here - along with...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010


Add more to the blue bin 

The Spokane Regional Solid Waste System now accepts colored code 2 plastic bottles and jars in the blue curbside recycling bin. Previously, only non-colored code 2 plastic was accepted in the bins.The easiest way to determine what kind of plastic container you are holding in...

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Riders of all ages and abilities started on Spokane Falls Boulevard on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, for the second SpokeFest bicycle ride. (J. Bart Rayniak / The Spokesman-Review)

Cycle safely  

The city and the Spokane Police Department sent out a joint press release last week about bicycle safety. It included the following reminders about how to share the road:Cyclists should ride in the same direction as traffic (no weaving in and out) in the middle...

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TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010

Road construction update  

This just in from the city of Spokane: "Hartson and 11th Avenue from Havana Street to Sherman street water transmission main repair began on Monday July 27. The project will install a 48- and 36- inch water transmission main in Hartson and 11th Avenues from...

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Ice cream at Martin Luther King Center

In conjunction with Spokane's Night Out Against Crime on Aug. 3, the Martin Luther King Jr. Outreach Center is holding an ice cream social in support of a new program for crime victim advocacy. The Martin Luther King Jr. Outreach Center will provide resources and...

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THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010

Liberty Park Pool reopen with police present 

Spokane Parks and Recreation Department spokeswoman Nancy Goodspeed said The Liberty Aquatic Center was closed yesterday immediately after morning swim lessons, because a group of young men invaded the pool, pushed the life guards around and in general bullied people.One report that a lifeguard was...

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Rodents of unusual size 

It's a quiet morning on South Perry so the blog was captivated by this story in today's paper: warming adds to marmots' mealtime. And that got the blog thinking about urban wildlife up here: one reader pointed out that the squirrels seem unusually brazen this...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2010

Blogging from The Shop  

Tomorrow morning, the South Perry Blog will be at The Shop from 7-10 a.m. Feel free to come in and say hello. The blog is hoping to pull off a review of last weekend's big party and a preview of the summer movies that start...

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Surprise paving project 

Well, wouldn't you know it? Crews are busy re-paving and repairing South Perry Street. Your alert neighborhood blogger - a trained observer by trade - was not aware of this wonderful news until she headed home last night and was detoured around Grant Park. The...

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TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010

So, what else is new?

The Fair and Parade this weekend is over and has been declared a success. It was the 11th year that neighborhood organizers pulled off this event and attendance was higher than ever before. Feel free to post about your favorite or not favorite parts of...

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SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2010




Fancy rides lining up

I spotted this beauty lining up for the parade. And a traffic note: the police department is closing off South Perry Street for the next hour. Barricades are going up right now from Eighth Avenue to 12th Avenue.

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It's a busy morning in the neighborhood

The vendors are setting up in the park, people are crowding in for coffee and breakfast, the merchants all have specials and down in the Hi-Co parking lot the parade is getting ready.The big question of the morning is: where are you? The parade starts...

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THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010

Summer movies coming up

A blog reader wanted to know if there's an outdoor movie at The Shop tomorrow night? There's not - the summer movies start on July 24 with Time Bandits (1981). Here's the rest of the schedule:July 31, Wayne's World (1992)August 7, Stand by Me (1986)August...

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Neighborhoods Matter meeting

The Spokane Regional Health District has selected the East Central Neighborhood - including South Perry Street - as a partner for the 2.5-year-long Neighborhoods Matter Program. The kickoff meeting is on Monday July 19 at East Central Community Center, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m....

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Early morning on South Perry

So, quite a few of the South Perry merchants got up early this morning to join KXLY's Mark Peterson, who's doing his morning show from the Perry Street Cafe. Cafe owner Geoff White got up extra early - the cafe is now officially open -...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010

Business and Neighborhood Association update 

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association met at the Perry Street Cafe last night. The business district is part of the East Central Neighborhood Council, yet years ago broke out a smaller business and neighborhood association to better be able to deal with South...

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Pia Hallenberg covers everything going on in the South Perry neighborhood, where she lives.


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