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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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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2011

Title Nine soft opening

The blog hears that Title Nine (located in the old Altamont Pharmacy at 928 South Perry Street) may have a soft opening on Thursday during the South Perry Farmers Market. The building and the store looks beautiful!

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2011

Tomato beauty contest tomorrow

The South Perry Farmers Market is hosting the 2nd annual tomato beauty pageant and kids decoration exposition on Thursday, Aug. 25, Tomatoes may be submited in three categories: Prettiest tomato Ugliest tomato Best tasting tomato Entires are welcome from vendors, neighbors, kids and other tomato...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2011

A brand new South Perry 

Well, almost. The Street Department is putting a new layer of asphalt on South Perry Street - they should be done by tomorrow, but Northbound Perry is closed roughly between 14th Avenue and Ninth Avenue. All businesses are open - and the blog is at...

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MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2011

City council to look at East Central alcohol impact zones 

This came via e-mail this morning from Julie Postma of the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association: "This past spring, after gathering information and engaging in a lively discussion, the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association voted to request a Voluntary Alcohol Impact Area (AIA)...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2011

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011

Third Thursday art walk

Hey neighbors - the South Perry Business District is trying to get a Third Thursday Art Walk off the ground. The next one is tomorrow, where Michael Sherriffs Hall is showing at South Perry Pizza. See Michael's art here. Look for art and exhibits at...

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MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011

It was a great Perry parade  

Saturday morning around 10 a.m. was the kickoff time for the annual South Perry Fair and Parade. The parade isn't the largest one in town, but that's one of its charms. The reverend Happy Watkins was the grand marshal, but kids on decorated bicycles and...

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Alcohol impact zone discussion Tuesday

The proposed alcohol impact zone around the South Perry Business District will be a topic of discussion at Tuesday's East Central Neighborhood Council meeting. The meeting is held at East Central Community Center (500 S. Stone) at 6:45 p.m. on July 19. Neighbors and members...

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THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011

South Perry Fair and Parade Saturday

The South Perry Parade gathers in front of Grant Elementary School on Saturday morning starting at 9 a.m. Just show up and bring $5 in cash and you're in. The parade gets into motion at 10 a.m. and it's the official kick off to the...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011

Neighborhood success brings traffic  

There was a long conversation at Tuesday's South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association meeting about traffic on South Perry - especially between 8th Avenue and 14th Avenue. During farmers market days that area has a lot of parked cars and a lot of foot traffic....

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011

"Street" fair back in the park

The plan was for this year's July 16 South Perry Fair and Parade to take place in the street, but things aren't working out quite according to plan. The parade is still on and Perry will be closed between 10 and 10:30 a.m. for that,...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011

The Shop's movie schedule is out

First free outdoor movie is on July 23 and it's Big Trouble in Little China with Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall, from 1986. There's a movie every Saturday through August 27, when this year's series coludes with Rocky (1976) The outdoor movies at The Shop...

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New tenant in old pharmacy  

Title Nine, a women's sports and exercise clothing retailer, is moving in to part of the old Altamont Pharmacy located at 928 S. Perry Street - just south of The Shop. Mark Camp, owner of the building, confirmed this last night and said he expects...

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