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South Perry Blog archive for Jan. 1, 2011

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011

Neighbors sing carols outside the Perry Street Cafe on Dec. 13 2011

Tree's up on South Perry

Lots of neighbors big and small, young and old, gathered at the Perry Street Cafe last night for the annual Christmas tree lighting. The cafe genorously hosted the event, serving coffee, hot chocolate and cookies for everyone. And Santa was busy having his picture taken....

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TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2011

Farmers Market is still open

The South Perry Farmers market is still open every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. The market's winter location is in the Buddhist Temple gym, just across the street from The Shop (915 S. Perry Street). On December 22 the market plans a special holiday...

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MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2011

Pastor Debra Conklin plugs in the Christmas tree outside the Perry Street Cafe on Tuesday Dec. 14, 2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

Christmas on South Perry

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is having its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony outside the Perry Street Cafe (1002 S. Perry Street) on Tuesday Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Come and enjoy carols and treats and chat with your neighbors. This is also...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2011

Aki Matsuri at Buddhist Temple

The Spokane Buddhist Temple (927 S. Perry Street) is celebrating its annual fall food festival on Sunday Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Here's a link to colleague Lorie Hutson's story. The nice people at the Temple recommed you order ahead to make...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2011


Manito Boulevard on Spokane's South Hill offers an amazing look at some of the season's best foliage. Beyond Spokane, there are several great spots to see the best fall has to offer.
 (Christopher Anderson photos/ / The Spokesman-Review)

Looking for a replacement street tree?

Spokane Parks and Recreation's Urban Forestry Program is seaching for funding for new street trees - and for places to put them. If you've lost a street tree because it was sick or old, or if you simply have enough space in your planting strip...

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MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2011

Annual SPBNA meeting tonight

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association’s annual meeting is on Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at South Perry Pizza (1011 S. Perry Street). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing. You’ll get an overview of SPBNA’s projects such as the Grant Park Community...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2011

City of Spokane candidate forum today

The Manito/Cannon Hill Neighborhood Council is hosting a city candidate forum today, Thursday Oct. 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at The Woman's Club (9th Avenue and Walnut Street - enter from 9th Avenue). Organizers say all candidates for school board, mayor, city council...

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Corrine Bayraktaroglu adds another section of knitting to  the "Knit Knot Tree" on Xenia Ave. in Yellow Springs, Ohio on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008. The art project in this southwest Ohio village, already known for its artistic flavor and offbeat art, has become a conversation piece and even a photo op. (AP Photo/Skip Peterson) ORG XMIT: OHSP101 (Skip Peterson / The Spokesman-Review)

It's the begining of craft show season

The blog got an email from the people behind Handmade Parade, a craft show and open house that's held on Dec. 3 at a private home (2518 S. Magnolia Court). Handmade Parade is looking for vendors featuring handcrafted items, art work and crafts for this...

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MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2011

Re-posting: new date for traffic meeting

The city is hosting a traffic calming orientation on December 8, 2011 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at city council chambers. The orientation will include a presentation of the 2011/2012 traffic calming program and explain how your neighborhood can apply for funding for traffic calming...

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Perry Street annual meeting update

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association’s annual meeting is on Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at South Perry Pizza (1011 S. Perry Street). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing. You’ll get an overview of SPBNA’s projects such as the Grant Park Community...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2011

Gay Straight Alliance summit

Odyssey Youth Center (1121 S. Perry Street) is holding a high school Gay Straight Alliance summit on Saturday Oct. 8 from 1-3 p.m. High school students from all over Spokane County are welcome to participate in the summit, which will feature presentations by exsisting GSA...

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Families and friends of Jefferson Elementary march in a “Move It for the Kids” walk on Sunday. (J. Bart Rayniak)

Jefferson Elementary design meeting tonight

Spokane Public Schools is holding another open house and design presentation at Jefferson Elementary School tonight, starting at 5:30 p.m. Opponents of the school's relocation have been very vocal so far, but on Sunday supporters of the school's move took to Manito Boulevard with signs...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2011

Vin Rouge and Carl's Jr. on 29th closed

Here's a link to colleague Tom Sowa's story about Vin Rouge and Carl's Jr. on 29th Avenue closing. Several readers were asking yesterday and here's all we know. (The South Perry Blog is straying a bit to other South Spokane neighborhoods over the next couple...

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MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2011

Redistricting meetings this week

The City’s Decennial Districting Board is holding three community meetings soliciting input from citizens on whether the boundaries of the City Council districts should change as a result of the new population figures and if so, how they should change. The community meetings will be...

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The Perry Street Cafe - now with dinner

The blog got a note from Melissa Koch who works at the Perry Street Cafe, serving dinner. Yes, that's right, the cafe is now open for dinner, Thursday through Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Have you been yet? What did you think? PS....

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2011

Volunteers Betsy Rosenberg (standing) and Lois D’Ewart work at the COPS Shop on East Fifth Avenue. (Pia Hallenberg)

COPS East Central staying

Since this story about COPS East Central and their need for a new address ran a couple of weeks ago, a buyer has comforward and purchased the little building on East Fifth Avenue. Long-time volunteer Sue Hille wrote in an email that the new owner...

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Veda Lux burglary

The blog just heard that Veda Lux, Summer Hightower's quirky jewelry and vintage shop at 1106 S. Perry Street, was broken into yesterday. If you heard or saw anything unusual, please call Crime Check at: 509-456-2233

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2011

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011

Tempting tomatoes

The blog hears that tomatoes have been disappearing from the Grant Park Community Garden. An alert gardener noticed that none of the tomatoes in the big center plot reached appropriate redness, and the theory is that as soon as the tomatoes are ready someone picks...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2011

Casper Fry Public House and Eatery

It's the people behind downtown's French-style Madeleine's Cafe and Patisserie who are applying for a liquor license in "the other half" of the old Altamont Pharmacy, next to Title Nine. Debra Green and her daughter Megan Van Stone run Madeleine's together, and they are applying...

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Fire in the Garland District last night

As most everyone knows by now, Ferguson's Cafe and Mary Lou's Milk Bottle on Garland Avenue burned down last night. It's a terrible loss to owners and customers - and to the neighborhood. The blog promised to remind readers that businesses in the Garland District...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2011

It's not city hall calling  

The city of Spokane is warning residents that there is an on-going phone scam using phone numbers with the common city hall prefix "625." The call looks like it's coming from a phone at city hall, and the person is asking for personal and bank...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2011

A rabbit feeds at The Bunny Bunch, a rabbit shelter in Montclair, Calif. With a leap into the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Rabbit, good fortune is supposed to come your way.  (Associated Press)

Rabbit reports  

Over the past couple of months there has been several rabbit sightings on Southeast Boulevard around Ninth and Tenth Avenue. The bunnies hang out on the east side of Southeast Boulevard, and first there was just one or two - perhaps escaped backyard bunnies. But...

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Recognize this bike?

The blog is looking for the owner of this bike. He stopped by my house on South Perry looking for work very early Tuesday morning - and he left the bike behind. He's a smaller man, around 5'3'' and of slight build. He looked to...

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



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