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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011

Need some paint?

The city's graffiti abatement officer Eric Walker called yesterday to say that Miller's Paint, Columbia Paint and Sherwin Williams all are offering some discount to property owners cited for graffiti. Walker said that all property owners have to do to get the good deals is...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011

An expanding market

The South Perry Farmers Market has an over-flow problem of the good kind: vendors are spreading into the parking lot at Grant Elementary School. There strawberries, asparagus, sugar peas, cabbage and many other fresh veggies at the market today. It's open until 7 p.m.

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Lock your garage -

- if you can. I live on South Perry and just the other night someone tried breaking into my car. They didn't succeed, it was locked, but it's a nice reminder to lock your cars and keep an eye out for one another. My car...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011

The Grant Park Community Garden located just west of Grant Elementary School in Grant Park. (Pia Hallenberg)

Lots of tomato plants - for free

The South Perry Blog stopped by the developing Grant Park Community Garden this morning, and things are looking great. There are still a few available beds left - stop by the South Perry Farmers Market on Thursday from 3-6 p.m. and sign up for a...

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MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011

The South Perry Blog is back -

- from vacation, playing catch up around the neighborhood. The work at Grant Park Community Garden is progressing - the best way to follow the project is by joining the gardeners here on Facebook. The garden will be dedicated right after the South Perry Street...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011

The blog is going on vacation

Hello there blog friends - the South Perry Blog is going on vacation starting Thursday, and it will be back in circulation on Monday June 20. You probably will not see me at the Farmers Market on Thursday, but feel free to e-mail me at...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011


Still time to sign up for clean up

From Jonathan Mallahan at the office of Neighborhood Services: If your neighborhood has not yet submitted a clean up application or would like to make changes to your clean-up schedule the application/change deadline is coming up! The deadline that was outlined at our mandatory clean...

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City seeking input on pedestrian plan 

The City of Spokane Planning Services Department is working on an update to the City’s Pedestrian Plan and is offering a couple of key opportunities to get involved. First is a new, on-line survey. The “Pedestrian Questionnaire” is designed to gather information pedestrian wants and...

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THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

Congratulations to Heidi Hash.

Spokane Public Schools has named Grant Elementary School volunteer Heidi Hash one of the District's outstanding volunteers this year. Here's what the school district had to say about Heidi: "Heidi gets things done before anyone realizes they need to be done. She goes out of...

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TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

Salliena Nyberg (cq), center, a sixth-grader at Grant Elementary, performs with the Grant Elementary Drummers and Dancers down Perry Street during the South Perry Parade and Fair Saturday, July 16, 2010. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Make it the biggest parade, ever 

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is gearing up for the annual parade and street fair on July 16 - with the parade starting around 10:30 a.m. Parade floats and participants big and small may gather in the parking lot at Grant Elementary School,...

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THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011

Opening day at the South Perry Farmers Market on May 19, 2011 (Pia Hallenberg)

First outdoor Perry Market of the season

And there really are asparagus here. The South Perry Farmers Market couldn't have asked for better weather for opening day - it's gorgeous. For self-growers, stop by and get a Grant Park Community Garden plot - for the rest of you, come by for fresh...

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Art and asparagus

The South Perry Farmers Market will be outdoors today for the first time this season. Its in The Shop's parking lot and open from 3-7 p.m. There were fresh asparagus last week... just throwing that out there. Today is garden day at the market -...

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MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011

The footprint for the Grant Park Community Garden has been cut out of the sod, just west of Grant Elementary School (Pia Hallenberg)

Garden plots for sale, work party soon 

This Saturday, volunteers got together and cut sod for the Grant Park Community Garden. This garden is a pilot project with the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department - it's one of two community gardens built in parks and on park property. About one-third of the...

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THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011

Thank you for Easter Egg Hunt help 

Thank you to all the community volunteers and businesses for making our first community egg hunt a success. We would especially like to thank Emmanuel Family Life Center, Emmaus Church, Odyssey Youth Center and South Perry Pizza. This event could not have happened without all...

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TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011

The garden is coming around

On Saturday, volunteers will begin cutting sod away to put in 30 raised beds in the community garden in Grant Park, just west of the school. The sod will be given away to people who can use it in their yards. It can't be sold...

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Alcohol impact zone around South Perry - 

(- kind'a live blogging from the meeting tonight:) Alcohol impact area discussion: downtown already has an alcohol impact zone and the International District is moving to adapt one - South Perry is considering one. It requires retailers to pull single-serve high alcohol content drinks from...

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

South Perry neighborhood meeting tonight

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association meets tonight at the Perry Street Cafe at 6 p.m. Here's a great opportunity to get involved in your neighborhood's dealings - big and small. On the agenda tonight is the election of a secretary and updates about...

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THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011

Get your Grant Garden bed now

The garden beds are up for sale, starting today. Prices are: 4x8 = $25; 4x12 = $35; 4x8 = $25; handicap accessible, 4x12 = $35 and a group bed 4x24 = $50. Prices are for one season and include water. The total number of beds...

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First, second, third...

The blog was at the Neighborhood Business Center advisory team meeting this morning and heard that the Garland District is now starting it's own art walk on every last Friday of the month - first one is on May 27. That's a nice addition to...

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 (Pia Hallenberg)

Grant Garden go-ahead

The nice folks behind the Grant Park Community Garden got the green light (pun intended) on the garden design from the Parks Department. They will start selling plots today at the South Perry Farmers Market (from 3-6 p.m.) and they begin cutting sod on May...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2011

Families of Manito potluck

The Families of Manito neighborhood organization is having a potluck on Friday, May 6. A special celebration of the 100-year-old homes in the neighborhood is planned. For details and to RSVP please sign up here on Facebook.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011

Federal raid  

There's a Federal raid going on at the THC Marijuana Dispencary on South Perry - see the latest details here. Here's a link to a story colleague Meghann Cuniff did on medical marijuana dispencaries in Spokane just recently. Watch www.spokesman.com or follow The Spokesman on...

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