South Perry Blog archive for Oct. 2010

FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010

Mayor presents budget Monday

Mayor Mary Verner will present her 2011 Budget proposal to the Spokane City Council on Monday during the Council’s legislative meeting in Council Chambers in the lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Boulevard. The Council has changed its meeting time on Monday...

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Arrest late Thursday

Colleague Meghann Cuniff covered an arrest on South Ivory Thursday night. Cuniff writes: "Members of the Spokane gang unit saw Brian J. King, 39, while patrolling the area of East 7th Street and South Perry Avenue, but King fled.Then at 11:05 p.m., residents in the...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2010

Last day at the Farmers Market on South Perry Street, Oct. 28, 2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

Next week: indoor farmers market

It's a bitter sweet day at the Perry Street Farmers Market: the market has been hugely successful this summer and a bustling place every Thursday afternoon in front of The Shop. Today, in the mist, it's the last outdoor market day - but don't dispair...

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The parking lot just west of South Perry Street is begin paved on the morning of Oct. 28, 2010. The lot belongs to the Spokane Parks Department and is the main "over flow" parking area for businesses and other activities on South Perry and in Grant Park. (Pia Hallenberg)

Ah - the craters are soon gone 

The parking lot at Grant Park is getting paved this morning. For those of us with smaller or mid-sized cars that's extremely good news: no more worries about getting stuck in the giant potholes back there. I'm sure it has to cure for a while,...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

Halloween pit stop

Stop by the Emmanuel Family Life Center on Halloween between 3-6 p.m. for hot cocoa with lots of marshmallows, whipped cream and sprinkles. You can dance to Michael Jackson hits and sign up for a dance competition, if you like. There is also picture taking...

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Lock your cars 

The Spokane Police Department received nearly 70 reports of stolen '80s and '90s Hondas between October 19 and this weekend. Over the weekend ten arrests were made and 50 of the stolen vehicles were recovered.That's great news for the owners, obviously, but also a reminder...

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New church off to a good start

Pastor David Von reports that things are off to a great start at the new Emmaus Church at 12th and Perry. Services started September 12 and attendance has been increasing weekly with many neighborhood folks joining the services. Services are 10:03 every Sunday and all...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2010

Council connection with East Central focus

Tune in to City Cable 5 on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. when council member Amber Waldref hosts the "Council Connection." During the first half hour, Waldref is joined by LaVerne Biel, President of the East Spokane Business Association and owner of Access Telecom, as...

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It's time to share some secrets

With Halloween coming up how about we share some secrets here? Tell me where I can find the best Halloween decorations and I'll swing by and take a picture for the blog. And what about those mythical houses - the ones where you get a...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 2010

A parrot outfit hangs outside Veda Lux on South Perry Street on October 21. (Pia Hallenberg)

Speaking of Halloween 

Veda Lux Boutique is a relatively new addition to the Perry Business District and owner Summer Hightower said things are going well. "We have regulars now and we sell a lot of vintage dresses," said Hightower, sitting outside the tiny shop at 1106 South Perry...

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Kids dressed as cops: send in photos

Spokane Police are promoting healthy role models for children and would love to showcase any child dressing up as a law enforcement officer. E-mail photos of children dressed up in police outfits to spokanepolice@gmail.com; we will post the photos on our SPD Facebook page. Any...

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Watch out for scammer around South Perry

p { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } A nicely dressed young African-American man has been going house to house with well rehearsed stories of needing money immediately to attend his grandmother's funeral. The story line is some version of "he's worked so hard he only needs $14...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2010

The blog is at the Farmers Market tomorrow

The South Perry Blog will be hanging out at the Farmers Market in The Shop parking lot from 3-5 p.m. tomorrow.Stop in and tell me about your fall events. Any cool Halloween parties coming up? Lots of folks have their Halloween decorations out - do...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 2010

Bethel AME's choir makes CNN

CNN invited choires from all over the country to sing and record the hymn "The blood will never lose its power" then combined the videos so the choirs sing like one. And wouldn't you know that the choir from Bethel AME got in there three...

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Parks Department open house tonight

Share your thoughts about next year's proposed fees at city aquatic centers, the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex and the Franklin Park Sports Complex tonight.The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an open forum at 6 p.m. at the Woodland Center (3404 W. Woodland Boulevard,...

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MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2010

Have dinner - support Odyssey

Odyssey, the South Perry neighborhood drop-in center supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning youth and their friends from across the city, is holding a fundraiser on Tuesday Oct. 19 from 4-8 p.m. at Dempsey’s on First Avenue. Come in and have a lasagna dinner,...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 15, 2010

THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2010

Produce on display at the South Perry Farmers Market  (Pia Hallenberg)

The market is bustling

And the sun is out, you can't really ask for more. I spotted apples, pears and squash on the way to my perch here at The Shop - and there are lots of people here. The kids are already going at it at the pumpkin...

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Spokane Police Sergent Dennis Walter and Brian Estes of the South Perry Farmers Market listen to Mayor Mary Verner's presentation at the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association's annual meeting on Oct. 12. The meeting was held at the Emmanuel Life Center. (Pia Hallenberg)

Annual meeting drew a crowd

Here's a link to the full story about the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association's annual meeting on Tuesday. There were lots of people there - including Mayor Mary Verner and city council member Jon Snyder. Today, the blog will be at the South Perry...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, 2010

Farmers market moves indoors  

There was a lot of new developments to celebrate at the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association's meeting last night - one major development being the South Perry Farmers market moving indoors at the Emmanuel Life Center at the end of this month. The Farmers...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 12, 2010

It's time for the annual meeting...

.... introductions begin in a minute followed by reports from neighborhood organizations like the Farmers Market and COPS. Mayor Mary Verner is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. followed by council members Richard Rush and Jon Snyder. The South Perry Neighborhood and Business Association’s annual...

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What would you ask the Mayor Verner? 

The South Perry Neighborhood and Business Association’s annual meeting is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Emmaunel Life Center (631 S. Richard Allen Court) and Mayor Mary Verner, city council members Jon Snyder and Richard Rush will be there. So will the South Perry Blog....

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FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2010


Be on the look out for an old Jag

Via e-mail from crime hounds Will and Sue Hille: "Does anyone know anything about on an older black Jaguar, four-door sedan with shiny chrome wheel covers [WA license #524-YFZ], or anything about its owner, driver or passengers? Will was admiring the car as it was...

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



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