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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24, 2010

MONDAY, NOV. 22, 2010

A cat and two dogs play in the fresh snow  in Lofer in the Austrian province of Salzburg, Friday, March 5, 2010. After springlike temperatures the last days, winter has returned to the alpine country. (Kerstin Joensson / Associated Press)

As cold hits, take extra care of pets

SCRAPS - the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service - sent out a reminder today to all pet owners that pets should be brought indoors. There's a blizzard warning in effect overnight and it's already well below freezing outside. "No pets should stay outside for…

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Snow update from the city

With a couple inches of snow on the ground, City of Spokane street crews have been out since the early hours of the morning Monday plowing snow and putting down de-icer on City streets.Crews concentrated first on hills and now are working on arterials throughout…

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GHBA meeting today at noon

The Greater Hillyard Business Association has it's board meeting today at noon at the Outlaw Cafe. And Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. is the usual meeting time for the Historic Hillyard Merchants Committee - also at the Outlaw Cafe.If you'd like to stay in touch…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 2010

Hillyard's North Pole is ready to roll

Hillyard's traditional North Pole Celebration will be held at The River Church, 5201 N. Market Street this year. The festival includes treats and vendors, shopping opportunities and of course a visit from Santa. Have your pictures taken with Santa in Hillyard this year. The North…

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City hours on Thanksgiving

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Spokane City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25 and 26. Municipal Court also will be closed both days. City libraries, the solid waste transfer stations, and the Waste to Energy Facility will be closed on…

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MONDAY, NOV. 15, 2010

Small business event on Thursday

Mayor Mary Verner will host a discussion about the issues facing small businesses in Spokane on Thursday Nov. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the City Council Chambers. The Mayor will be joined by three small business owners and also by people who have…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 12, 2010

Early morning robbery

From the Spokane Police Department: "Early Friday morning, at about 12:45 AM, a male walked into the Qwik Stop at Wellesley/Market, wearing a scarf pulled up over his face. He displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk before leaving the store. Spokane Police…

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10, 2010

Girls day out and the Mayor is coming

Girls Day Out was on the top of the agenda today at the Historic Hillyard Merchants' meeting. The annual shopping event is Saturday and it takes place in Hillyard, Garland, North Monroe and on East Sprague (the International District). Go to the Girls Day Out…

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MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010

Take the small business survey 

Join Mayor Mary Verner on Thursday, Nov. 18, as she hosts a discussion about the issues facing small businesses in Spokane. The event, called “Let’s Talk: A Conversation with Mayor Verner about our Small Business Community,” will be held in the City Council Chambers in…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010

Girls Day Out planning meeting tonight

There's a Girls Day Out planning meeting tonight at the Outlaw Cafe at 6 p.m. Girls Day Out is an annual neighborhood shopping event and this year it takes place in Hillyard, the Garland District, Monroe Business District and the International District (East Sprague) on…

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TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2010

Stay connected with Hillyard  

I wanted to drop you a line and let you know there have been a lot of recent developments among them the Greater Hillyard Business Association Website at which includes a calendar of all Hillyard meetings and events. Next year is the 100th Anniversary…

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Meet the blog or host the blog

The Hillyard Blog will be at the Historic Hillyard Merchants Committee Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. and stick around for the meeting - stop in and say hello - the cinnamon rolls can be recommended.The blog is looking for Hillyard businesses, non-profits and organizations who'd…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010

Mayor's budget presentation Monday 

Mayor Mary Verner will present her 2011 Budget proposal to the Spokane City Council on Monday during the Council’s legislative meeting in Council Chambers in the lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Boulevard. The Council has changed its meeting time on Monday…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2010

A "Jesus Garden" just off Market Street. October 27, 2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

Seen in Hillyard

As I'm getting to know the neighborhood better I pick up little bits and pieces here and there. I came across this very small and kind'a frozen community garden the other day - it's just off Market, by O'Brien Furniture. Fried green tomatoes anybody?

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Halloween decoration from Hillyard store front on Oct. 27, 2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

Get ready to howl

Just a reminder that the Hillyard Howl starts tomorrow - the blog will be there Saturday afternoon. Will the blog be dressed up? Hmm... Maybe? What should the blog dress up as? A newspaper man? Here are the howling details:Hillyard has three days of Halloween…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

Lock your car - especially if it's a Honda

The Spokane Police Department received nearly 70 reports of stolen '80s and '90s Hondas between October 19 and this weekend. Over the weekend ten arrests were made and 50 of the stolen vehicles were recovered. That's great news for the owners, obviously, but also a…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2010

Waldref hosts Council Connection  

Am sharing this here, too, though it has an East Central focus. Check out the Neighborhood Business Center Advisory Board.Tune in to City Cable 5 on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. when council member Amber Waldref hosts the “Council Connection.” During the first half hour,…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 22, 2010

Youth For Christ open house tomorrow 

Hillyard Youth for Christ is having an open house on Saturday 10/23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Center is located at 4603 N. Market Street, on the corner of Hoffman, and can be reached at (509)327-7721.Here's a link to a story about their…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 2010

SPD wants your Halloween photo 

Spokane Police are promoting healthy role models for children and would love to showcase any child dressing up as a law enforcement officer. E-mail photos of children dressed up in police outfits to; we will post the photos on our SPD Facebook page. Any…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2010

TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 2010

Blaine Burrell hung this poster in Hillyard earlier this summer. Burrell is raising money for a monument to be dedicated to Cromwell Dixon who crashed his plane - at the age of 19 - during a show in 1911. (Pia Hallenberg)

Seen in Hillyard  

I came across Blaine Burrell's fundraising poster in Hillyard the other day. Here's a link to Mike Prager's story about the monument Burrell would like to erect commemorating 19-year-old Cromwell Dixon, who crashed his plane at a fair on Oct. 2, 1911. Reportedly 12,000 people…

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Open house about swim fees tonight

Share your thoughts about next year's proposed fees at city aquatic centers, the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex and the Franklin Park Sports Complex tonight.The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an open forum at 6 p.m. at the Woodland Center (3404 W. Woodland Boulevard,…

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MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2010

Mark Carmichael transports a load of pumpkins from his Greenbluff orchard to a Spokane supermarket. (Photo Archive / The Spokesman-Review)

Get ready to howl

Hillyard has three days of Halloween fun and scares scheduled for Oct. 29 (noon-6 p.m.) Oct. 30 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Oct. 31 from noon to 4 p.m. It's the Hillyard Merchants and the Hillyard Kiwanis that are putting together the Hillyard Howl at 5015…

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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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