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South Perry Blog archive for March 2011

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011

Thu., March 31, 2011, 11:32 a.m.

Eat with your eyes, tonight

Eat With Your Eyes is a series of farm tours, films and book chats designed to stimulate conversation about food and agriculture, that's good for everyone and the planet. The series begins with a pot luck and book chat tonight at the South Perry Farmers...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011

Fri., March 25, 2011, 2:46 p.m.

Another volunteer opportunity? 

So far, nine people have responded to the request for volunteers to clean up the Pittsburg Trail. That's awesome - but what's really great is that the city took care of the cleanup yesterday. Including the graffiti. Neighbors are happy. The question is if there's...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011

Thu., March 24, 2011, 3:08 p.m.

The cleanup that wasn't needed

Check out this e-mail from the City of Spokane - it looks like the Pittsburg Stairs are getting cleaned up right now: "Public right of way and public lands in Spokane fall under the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System program for litter control. A portion...

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Thu., March 24, 2011, 11 a.m.

It's "Best Of" day

The Inlander is publishing the results of its annual reader poll - Best of the Inland Northwest - today, and there are a few South Perry winners. Liberty Park Florist won the best florist category and South Perry Pizza placed third in the best pizza...

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Thu., March 24, 2011, 9:32 a.m.

Cleanup volunteers needed

Here's the perfect neighborhood project for you: get together with some other folks and clean up the Pittsburg Stairs. Let the blog know if you are interested - we already have a volunteer coordinator. The stairs and the trail look awful - to put it...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011

Wed., March 23, 2011, 11:24 a.m.

Cleanup the Pittsburg Stairs

The Pittsburg Stairs - that 's the little cement trail that runs from Eighth and Pittsburg, north to Liberty Park and the East Central Pool - is in desperate need of some cleanup. It's covered in rather nasty graffiti and trash, beer cans, pop bottles...

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Veraci Pizza is firing up the terra cotta oven with apple wood - dough is rising... smells heavenly already. (Pia Hallenberg)

Wed., March 23, 2011, 11:10 a.m.

Pizza brings spring

The South Perry Farmers Market is open on Thursday, March 24, from 3-6 p.m. and the blog heard somewhere that Veraci Pizza will be there baking heavenly pies in Woody's parking lot. These would be the pizza people with the outdoor woodfired oven... yum. The...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011

Thu., March 17, 2011, 5:17 p.m.

Okay - so it's a small art walk

- but it's nice to see something come to fruition that the neighborhood has been talking about for a long, long time. Look for green and white baloons outside participating shops. Don't forget to stop by Veda Lux - great vintage finds today, and not...

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Thu., March 17, 2011, 5:05 p.m.

Art on South Perry

The business district is hosting Third Thursday today for the first time. There was childrens theater earlier at the South Perry Farmers Market, and many of the local merchants have specials going on this evening. Notice the huge paintings in the windows of the old...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011

Wed., March 16, 2011, 5:05 p.m.

Seventh Day Memorial Service at Temple

The Spokane Buddhist Temple (927 S. Perry Street) will be conducting a “Seventh Day Memorial Service” for the victims of the March 11th Japanese earthquake and Tsunami, on Friday, March 18th at 6 p.m. We will be accepting donations for relief efforts in Japan. Everyone...

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

Wed., March 16, 2011, 4:56 p.m.

It's Third Thursday

The South Perry Business District is putting on its first art walk on St. Patrick's Day (March 17) with art exhibits and entertainment at many of the businesses. Brought to you by the people of South Perry Pizza and supported by the South Perry Business...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011

Tue., March 8, 2011, 7:05 p.m.

Street Fair update

The Street Fair and Parade is on July 16. This year, the street fair is trying to move on to the street - out of the park. It will save a permit fee for the park. A parade coordinator is needed. The parade coordinator gets...

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Tue., March 8, 2011, 6:52 p.m.

And the winner is...

Everyone who's applying for funds this year, except Interfaith Hospitality, have received funds from the Fair and Parade before. Two donations of $1000 will be available. The proceeds come from vendors' fees, donations and sponsors. There are limits to how the SPBNA can raise money...

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Tue., March 8, 2011, 6:21 p.m.

Who gets a share of street fair proceeds?

Here are short introductions to the groups asking for support this year: Odyssey Youth Center - a local center for LGBTQA youth, the only one of its kind in the Spokane and north Idaho-area. They do social activities, programs and provide a safe place for...

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Tue., March 8, 2011, 6:05 p.m.

It's a full house at Perry Street Cafe tonight

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is just gathering at the Perry Street Cafe - there's about 20 people here - which is the largest group I've seen so far. Everyone is looking forward to the presentations from the non-profits and other neighborhood organizations...

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Tue., March 8, 2011, 9:37 a.m.

Perry Street meeting tonight

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is meeting tonight at the Perry Street Cafe. The meeting begins with introductions at 6 p.m. and usually lasts a few hours. The blog will be there - watch for live updates. Tonight is the night Perry non-profits...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011

Tue., March 1, 2011, 4:19 p.m.

Art walk on South Perry is a fact

The first South Perry Art Walk – aka Third Thursday – will be celebrated on March 17 from 4-8 p.m. Eight South Perry businesses and organizations have signed up , but there are still room for more. To sign up your business e-mail southperrypizza@yahoo.com Each...

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



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