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South Perry Blog archive for Jan. 1, 2010

TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2010

Look out for two suspected drug cars  

Neighbors noticed a suspected drug deal in the area of South Hatch and Harrison on Monday. The cars involved are a burgundy, four-door Lexus with WA plates 565XOG and a Chevrolet Surburban with WA plates 426UWM. If you see the cars in the area or…

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MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010

Mayor Verner focus on small business

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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Neighborhood meeting Tuesday

Just a little reminder that the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is meeting Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at the Perry Street Cafe. Everyone is welcome, neighbors, businesses, Grant parents... please join the group that's trying to make your neighborhood an even better place.…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010

Healthy ears, healthy body

There's a new alternative health practitoner in the South Perry neighborhood: Delphine O'Reilly has set up shop as an ear reflexologist. O'Reilly said she got interested in ear reflexology some years ago, when she was seeking treatment for severe anxiety and depression."I was getting my…

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Buddhist Temple fall bazaar

The Spokane Buddhist Temple is having a fall food bazaar on Sunday (11/7) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The main feature is Yakisoba Bento Boxes - fried noodles with bite size chicken and vegetables - either for eat in or take out. There's also…

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International District

The blog is taking a little roadtrip Thursday morning, setting up shop at The Flying Pig on East Sprague. That area is also known as the International District and it's part of Girls Day Out on November 13, together with Hillyard, Garland and Monroe business…

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TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2010

Take the Perry Steps toward fitness

Feeling like you ate a bit too much Halloween candy? Or perhaps Sunday football finds you growing into your easy chair? Here we are with the Holiday Season not really even begun and if you’re like me, the pounds are starting to creep in for…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010

Mayor presents budget 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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Arrest late Thursday

Colleague Meghann Cuniff covered an arrest on South Ivory Thursday night. Cuniff writes: "Members of the Spokane gang unit saw Brian J. King, 39, while patrolling the area of East 7th Street and South Perry Avenue, but King fled.Then at 11:05 p.m., residents in the…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2010

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

Next week: indoor farmers market

It's a bitter sweet day at the Perry Street Farmers Market: the market has been hugely successful this summer and a bustling place every Thursday afternoon in front of The Shop. Today, in the mist, it's the last outdoor market day - but don't dispair…

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The parking lot just west of South Perry Street is begin paved on the morning of Oct. 28, 2010. The lot belongs to the Spokane Parks Department and is the main "over flow" parking area for businesses and other activities on South Perry and in Grant Park. (Pia Hallenberg)

Ah - the craters are soon gone 

The parking lot at Grant Park is getting paved this morning. For those of us with smaller or mid-sized cars that's extremely good news: no more worries about getting stuck in the giant potholes back there. I'm sure it has to cure for a while,…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

Halloween pit stop

Stop by the Emmanuel Family Life Center on Halloween between 3-6 p.m. for hot cocoa with lots of marshmallows, whipped cream and sprinkles. You can dance to Michael Jackson hits and sign up for a dance competition, if you like. There is also picture taking…

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Lock your cars 

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 reminder…

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New church off to a good start

Pastor David Von reports that things are off to a great start at the new Emmaus Church at 12th and Perry. Services started September 12 and attendance has been increasing weekly with many neighborhood folks joining the services. Services are 10:03 every Sunday and all…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2010

It's time to share some secrets

With Halloween coming up how about we share some secrets here? Tell me where I can find the best Halloween decorations and I'll swing by and take a picture for the blog. And what about those mythical houses - the ones where you get a…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 2010

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

Speaking of Halloween 

Veda Lux Boutique is a relatively new addition to the Perry Business District and owner Summer Hightower said things are going well. "We have regulars now and we sell a lot of vintage dresses," said Hightower, sitting outside the tiny shop at 1106 South Perry…

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Kids dressed as cops: send in photos

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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Watch out for scammer around South Perry

A nicely dressed young African-American man has been going house to house with well rehearsed stories of needing money immediately to attend his grandmother's funeral. The story line is some version of "he's worked so hard he only needs $14 to pay for his AMTRAC…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2010

TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 2010

Bethel AME's choir makes CNN

CNN invited choires from all over the country to sing and record the hymn "The blood will never lose its power" then combined the videos so the choirs sing like one. And wouldn't you know that the choir from Bethel AME got in there three…

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Parks Department open house 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

Have dinner - support Odyssey

Odyssey, the South Perry neighborhood drop-in center supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning youth and their friends from across the city, is holding a fundraiser on Tuesday Oct. 19 from 4-8 p.m. at Dempsey’s on First Avenue. Come in and have a lasagna dinner,…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 15, 2010

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

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