South Perry Blog archive for June 2010

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010

In this photo provided by Xerces Society, a bumblebee goes to work on a California poppy.  (Associated Press)

Show me your yard

This Thursday morning, The South Perry Blog will be at The Shop from 7-10 a.m. Expect an update on how the fair and parade planning is going and a visit with Odyssey Youth Center. The Fair and Parade is on July 17 - just a...

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MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010

Summertime, and the stealin’ is easy…

This just in from Sgt. Dave Reagan of the Sheriff's Department - some good reminders in here for all of us:Property crimes investigators report that the annual summertime crush of vehicle prowling incidents has begun and that losses are mounting.Thieves know that boaters, hikers and...

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After mama duck's nest was raided in mid-April, she came back to a planter at the Lincoln Building in downtown, Spokane, Wa., and laid three more eggs. Today, May 14, 2010, all five of her ducklings were born. Gary Grissom (Academy Mortgage loan officer), the new duckman, has been watching over mama duck from his office window for the last month while she's been sitting on her nest. He's been fascinated by the duck's behavior as well as the humans who came to visit her. She had regular visitors. One woman came by every day to feed her half a piece of brown bread. The sparrows would swoop in and steal the bread most of the time; she only ate three little pieces. Another woman would bring the duck water, which she never drank.  Five people named the mama duck, Grissom said. He didn't write down the names, but he thinks one man named her Francine. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Enough with the bread already

The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department is pleading with park guests this summer: please don't feed the ducks. For the last two years, the parks department has spent a lot of time, energy and money on educating park guests about why feeding the ducks bread...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010

Leave the porch light on 

Officer Dan Strassenberg is the neighborhood resource officer for the South Perry District. What does that mean? That means he has an office at COPS East Central on East Fifth and he's the guy who responds to tips from neighbors about suspected drug houses, abandoned...

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The sun is out... 

It's a beautiful sunny morning at the Perry Street Cafe - the blog will be here until 10 a.m. so come in and say hello. I still have a stack of free papers to give away; today's paper has the Hoopfest section in it.In other...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010

Thursday morning blog alert

Tomorrow morning, I'll be at the South Perry Cafe from 7-10 a.m. - as always I'll have a stack of free newspapers to give away, and plenty of time to chat about the neighborhood. Coming up is also an interview with South Perry neighborhood resource...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010

COPS and neighborhood policing 

The South Perry Blog is visiting with COPS East Central and Officer Strassenberg (your neighborhood resource officer) Wednesday morning - let me know if there are any specific questions or issues you'd like to find out about. Also, does anyone in the South Perry district...

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MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010


SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2010

THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010


Vintage clothing on South Perry

There's a new shop on South Perry. Summer Hightower has opened Veda Lux Boutique in the tiny little white house located right next to Lorien's windmill - the address is 1006 South Perry Street, and the hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. "I've been...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010

Big yard sale this Friday

This just in from neighbor Sue Hille: "SHERMAN NEIGHBORS' SUNSHINE SALE on Friday June 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Multi-residence, huge yard sale located on 7th, 8th and 9th Avenues between Sherman and Hatch Streets. Look for 613 E. 8th Avenue and 624...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010

MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010

Lock your cars 

This came from reader Nate Bartlett, Friday June 11: "I got home late last night from a school function and forgot to lock my truck, I went to leave this morning and someone had stolen my silver iPod classic that has over 12,000 songs on...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010

Glenna Poblete, who lives next door to the new Liberty Aquatics Center at Fifth and Pittsburgh in the east central neighborhood, explores the new facility Wednesday, June 9, 2010, after the pool's dedication. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Swim pass applications available

City pools open on Monday, June 14, and for the first time children will have to pay $1 to swim in the pools. The Spokane Parks Foundation has raised $9,000 for sponsored swim passes. These passes will be available in packages of 15 single-use passes,...

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FIFA at the Checkerboard

The South Perry Blog got out of bed early this morning and ventured a bit outside the neighborhood: the FIFA soccer world cup is on at the Checkerboard Tavern (1716 E. Sprague) The breakfast bar filled up pretty quickly as Mexico took on the host...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010


Help for homeless families  

The South Perry Blog spent the morning with staff, volunteers and friends of Interfaith Hospitality of Spokane, which is located at the Richard Allen Apartments. Executive director Madelyn Bafus explained that Interfaith is all about the child."We help the family in the way it presents...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2010


Fresh eggs are just one of the benefits of backyard chickens. The family-friendly fowl also contribute fertilizer, insect control and companionship. (Cheryl-Anne Millsap / Down to Earth NW Correspondent)

Chicken coop tour this Saturday 

Slow Food Spokane River is hosting its fourth annual Urban Chicken Coop Tour this Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will "scratch around at 3-4 backyard coops of different sizes and styles to help you hatch ideas for designing a coop...

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MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010

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



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