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South Perry Blog archive for Jan. 1, 2011

THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2011

The Shop coffee house on South Perry cleared its parking lot on the morning of Feb. 24, 2011, after about a foot of snow fell overnight. (Pia Hallenberg)

South Perry is open for business

So it wasn't the best day to have a blog party here at the Perry Street Cafe, but I totally understand why my planned visitors chose to stay home. The good news is that everyone here is open for business - they are all out...

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

It's more like a foot of snow up here

This morning's blog effort is brought to you by UGG boots and Barbour outer-wear, which got the blog mistress safely down to the Perry Street Cafe. Am now writing fueled by bacon and eggs... It is, however, not brought to you by my little Toyota...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2011

Grant Park is filled with vendors, music and merrymakers after the South Perry Parade Saturday, July 17, 2010. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Art walk, music in the park, oh my

Judging by the activity level, spring has already sprung in the South Perry neighborhood. In short order, there's an art walk scheduled for St. Patrick's Day, March 17. The plan is for this to be the first "Third Thursday" art walk on South Perry. A...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011

Eileen Hyatt rides north on Perry Street from the South Hill neighborhood last November. She is an advocate for safety and helping make Spokane more  bicycle friendly.  (Christopher Anderson)

Let's have a blog party

The South Perry Blog will be at the Perry Street Cafe Thursday morning from 8 to 11 a.m. - it's time to reconnect and get the blog ready for spring. Please come by - I'd love to hear what's going on in your part of...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 2011

SustainableWorks covering South Hill

SustainableWorks’ South Hill Energy Efficiency Kick-off event is at the Sacajawea Middle School cafeteria on Feb. 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. SustainableWorks is a grant-funded program that will do a complete energy audit of private and small business dwellings for $95 – then advice homeowners on...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 15, 2011

Students from the Liberty Park Child Development Center march down Perry Street during the South Perry Parade and Fair Saturday, July 16, 2010. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Apply for Street Fair dollars now

Every year the South Perry Street Fair and Parade gives its proceeds to non-profits in the neighborhood. If your non-profit organization would like to apply for a donation, you've got to get your application in by March 1. Please e-mail it to southperrybna@yahoo.com and be...

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MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9, 2011

Riverfront Farms in Spokane's West Central neighborhood offers opportunities for youth to learn about gardening and growing.  (Paul K. Haeder / Down to Earth NW Correspondent)

Community garden workshop Saturday

The Grant Park Community Garden project is holding a workshop on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grant Elementary School (1300 E. Ninth Avenue). Everyone is welcome. The workshop will feature a facilitated planning process, a presentation about garden programs and activities, as...

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Mayor Mary Verner, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick at the violence prevention summit at City Hall on Feb. 9, 2011 (Pia Hallenberg)

Big turnout for crime prevention summit

This blog was a twittering and facebooking fool last night at City Hall's crime prevention summit. On stage were Mayor Mary Verner, Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick and Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. Colleague Jonathan Brunt had this story in today's paper. It was interesting that only a...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 2011

Perry business meeting tonight

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is meeting tonight at the Perry Street Cafe. The meeting opens at 6 p.m. and is expected to run through 7:30 p.m. On the agenda - among many things - are: organizational issues including a discussion of voting...

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Crime prevention summit at City Hall 

Mayor Mary Verner, Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick and Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich are hosting a community conversation on how to prevent violence tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. in the city council chambers, lower level at City Hall. The meeting will be moderated by Steve Becker,...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 3, 2011

In front of Spokane City Hall, students from Sheridan and Franklin elementary schools and Chase Middle School protest the proposed closure of the East Side Library on Monday.  (Colin Mulvany)

East Side Library amnesty?

Neighborhoods Matter is working with Spokane Public Library to find a way of paying for library fines or extend amnesty to blocked library cards at the East Central library. Read the story here.

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TUESDAY, FEB. 1, 2011


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

Perry art walk meeting Tuesday

"A group of business owners and friends of the South Perry district have been chatting about the possibility of putting together something similar to downtown's "First Friday" art event. We have decided to meet today, Feb. 1, at 6:00pm at South Perry Pizza, to discuss...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 25, 2011

Spring cleaning right around the corner

Now is a great time to get a head start on spring cleaning. Code enforcement complaints received by my office have dropped significantly due to weather conditions and holiday activities. If you have noticed a potential violation in your neighborhood, now is the time to...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 21, 2011

Brian Estes manages the Vinegar Flat Farm as part of a holistic way to build community access to health food and organic gardening. (Paul K. Haeder / Down to Earth NW Correspondent)

Link to community garden survey

The organizers behind the proposed community garden that may be located in Grant Park would very much like your input on what you'd like to see in a garden. Here's a link to an anonymous online survey (Survey Monkey) - please take a few moments...

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A look out my windshield on Friday morning Jan. 21, 2011 (Pia Hallenberg)

Tolley takes a big fall 

"I had to meet with someone from Serve Spokane to see if they would like to partner with SustainableWorks for our upcoming South Hill Campaign this morning at the South Perry Cafe. After parking on Perry I stepped onto the sidewalk and WHOOP, my feet...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2011

A community garden in Grant Park?

Yes, it could happen. The Parks Department is working on a policy that would make it possible for neighborhods to establish community gardens on park property. One pilot project is slated for Grant Park, the other for Peaceful Valley. Read the story here. What do...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 18, 2011

TUESDAY, JAN. 11, 2011

Proposed art walk on South Perry

The owners of South Perry Pizza are trying to get an art walk together for the last Thursday of February. Drop in on the restaurant if you'd like to volunteer or find South Perry Pizza on Facebook. Having the art walk on a Thursday means...

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Some sidewalks aren't cleaned  

According to a South Perry neighbor this is especially a problem around the intersection of Ninth and South Perry. Some business owners haven't been as vigilant as they should be - this includes a corner owned by the school district. SPBNA decides to send a...

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How to plan a community garden  

The planning process is just getting started, neighborhood input is sought and a survey is planned, as well as conversation as to how the school can be involved. A neighborhood garden can not be limited to only people in a specific neighborhood participating - gardeners...

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And there is a small hitch...

... the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is not a non-profit organization so it cannot be a fiscal agent on its own. It's possible to create a partnership with the East Central Development Organization or another organization under the East Central Neighborhood Council or...

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A proposed community garden in Grant Park

Brian Estes from the South Perry Farmers Market had a lot to say about a proposed community garden in Grant Park, after Jerry Numbers reminded people that there are already several community gardens in East Central: The city water department already has two community garden...

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Neigborhoods Matter

The Neighborhood Matters program (through the Spokane Regional Health District) is off to a good start in East Central. One thing they are working on is the creation of a community kitchen at Liberty Park United Methodist Church - this wouldn't be gourmet cooking classes,...

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



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