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TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012

Magazine subscription scam on South Hill 

This just in from the Sheriff: On March 26, a South Hill resident made a Crime Check report referencing an individual that contacted her at her residence on Friday, March 23. The resident said a 17-18 year old male came to her residence and said...

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The newly updated interior from The Shop coffee house located at 924 S. Perry Street. (Pia Hallenberg)

It's not pink, it's raspberry 

The blog stopped by The Shop (924 S. Perry) this morning to inspect the rumored pink garage doors. Justin White, one of the new owners, said they were going for more of a raspberry color but it turned out perhaps just a little pink. There's...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012

Casper Fry opens in late May

Just in case you missed it in today's paper, here's a link to a story about Casper Fry - the restaurant opening next to Title Nine at 928 S. Perry Street. It's the people behind Madeleine's downtown that are opening the eatery.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012

The Shop reopens Thursday morning

This just in: The Shop, located at 924 S. Perry St., will be open again Thursday morning. New owners Justin White and Phil Ward will continue to serve Anvil Coffee, and gradually add to the menu. Ward said they will bring in Brain Freeze ice...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012

The Shop is getting a facelift  

Hold the caffeine panic: the blog just got off the phone with new Shop owner, Justin White, who assures fans of the coffee house located at 924 S. Perry Street, that the place will reopen as soon as possible. White is painting and taking care...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2012

TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012

South Perry neighborhood meeting tonight

This just in from Julie Postma, secretary of the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association: "Just a reminder that we have a SPBNA meeting tonight at 6pm at the Perry Street Café. We hope to see you there. After reviewing the minutes Spencer Granger emailed...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2012

The business strip on the west side of South Perry Street, looking south on Feb. 24, 2011. (Pia Hallenberg)

South Hill connections on Facebook 

If you are on Facebook and curious about what's going on not just in the South Perry District but in nearby neighborhoods, here are a few Facebook sites for you to follow: The Manito Neighborhood Site can be found here. Spokane Southie, a blog written...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2012

This photo provided Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, by the Succession Picasso shows a drawing of a horse by Picasso.  (Succession Picasso / Succession Picasso)

Grant is looking for a few artists

The blog got this email from Team Grant parent Heidi Hash: "We are looking for artists who are interested in working with kids at Grant. If interested, please contact the school at 355-2800. We have some upcoming art nights and we want some local adults...

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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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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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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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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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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

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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Pia Hallenberg
Pia Hallenberg joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. She is currently a reporter for the City Desk covering Spokane Valley city hall and community news. She also writes news features about people and events.

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