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South Perry Blog

Welcome to the South Perry Blog

Welcome to the South Perry neighborhood blog.

My name is Pia Hallenberg and I’ve worked as a journalist in Spokane since the fall of 1998; for the last four years I’ve lived on South Perry Street. I love the neighborhood so when time came to pick an area for The Spokesman-Review’s first neighborhood blog, the choice was simple: South Perry is where it’s at.

To begin with, I'll focus on three major areas: neighborhood news, crime watch and family activities. Think of the South Perry Blog as your very own neighborhood newspaper - let me know about upcoming picnics and community classes, special painting projects and swap meets.

Did your dog go missing? Send me a photo and a short description - and let's see if we can find it. Having a multi-family garage sale? Tell me about it. Someone broke into your garage? Let me know when and where it happened - let's help each other keep the neighborhood safe.

Can't reach city hall? I'm your gal - let me know what bugs you and let's see if we can't get it figured out.

With time, I'm hoping to grow the blog to include a perennial/garden swap section and I’m open to suggestions for other features – let me know what you need.
If your business has a Facebook page let me know and I'll link to it from the blog. Please e-mail news items, stories and photos to

I’ll be out in the neighborhood every Thursday morning from 7-10 a.m. and I hope you’ll stop by and say ‘hi’ – I’m the woman with the laptop and the reporter’s notebook.

Follow the blog or follow me on Twitter to find out where I’ll be next week.

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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