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South Perry Blog

THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 2010

City council members on South Perry 

This just in: city council members Jon Snyder and Richard Rush, as well as mayor Mary Verner will be at the South Perry Neighborhood and Business Association's annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. They will talk about the city's budget and other...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6, 2010

Annual neighborhood meeting next week

The South Perry Neighborhood and Business Association is having its annual meeting on Tuesday, October 12, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Emmanuel Family Life Center located at 631 S. Richard Allen Court.Neighbors and businesses in the area are all invited...

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Fireworks shoot off of the roof of the Aria Hotel and Casino moments before its opening at CityCenter on The Strip in Las Vegas in December. The extra rooms added to the Las Vegas market will create more pricing pressure for struggling casinos. (File Associated Press)

Back from Las Vegas

So the blog has been getting around quite a bit lately. I just returned from three days at a journalism convention in Las Vegas. The convention was put on by the Society of Professional Journalists. Yes, I did have some fun, but more importantly I...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 1, 2010

Freda Gandy, executive director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center  (Pia Hallenberg)

Donation goes to summer program

Proceeds from this year’s South Perry Fair and Parade were designated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center and to Grant Elementary School’s PAWS program. Thursday morning, excutive director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center Freda Gandy stopped by to share what the money...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 2010

Marge Rusch, newly appointed development director at Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, stands outside the Perry Street Cafe. (Pia Hallenberg)

New development director at Vanessa Behan

It was supposed to be a short introductory interview of Marge Rusch, who just accepted the position as development director at Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. Rusch comes from a similar position with the American Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter, and is excited about her new...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2010

Thursday morning

I'll be at the Perry Street Cafe Thursday morning from around 7 a.m. and probably until 9:30 a.m. I have a couple of interviews lined up, but feel free to stop by. I'd love to hear some fall news, like who's planning a Halloween party?...

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What's in a name?

Look at any map of Spokane and you will not find the words “South Perry." Yet in the local (and national) media you hear a lot about Spokane’s “revitalized” South Perry neighborhood. Real estate agents refer to the South Perry neighborhood when listing the amenities...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2010

Speaking of, ahem, First Friday

Via e-mail from the Spokane Arts Commission: We're excited about Visual Arts Tour on Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2. Venues are open 5 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday.There are 41 venues with all species and subspecies of art, music, and food. With...

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Crime update

Via e-mail from neighborhood crime watchers Will and Sue Hille:We no longer receive the SPD crime maps at C.O.P.S. East Central so I want to be sure you all know about sites you can connect to directly for daily updating on crime incidents close to...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 27, 2010

Open house for Ferris modernization

There is an open house at Ferris High School on Oct. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at which the public is invited to fiew and comment on the final renderings of the Ferris modernization project. Construciton is expected to begin in late spring 2011 and will...

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The blog is back 

Hello neighbors, I'm back from vacation rested and somewhat energized. What have you all been up to? What are your plans for the fall? I'm looking forward to hearing from you all. How's school going for all of you? This weekend I noticed an increase...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, 2010

Openings at Liberty Park Child Development Center

Liberty Park Child Development Center, 1417 E. Hartson, has openings for children four years old and younger state-funded ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program).The center is a non-profit ministry of the Presbyterian Church and serves primarily low-income families with a Christian preschool, and before...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 9, 2010

Even a blog needs a little time off

Hello neighbors - I have the next two weeks off and as much as I love doing this blog, I'm taking a vacation from that, too. While I'm gone, I'm handing the "big keys" to the blog to my good friend and colleague Lisa Leinberger...

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Bonus movie night

School is back in session and the weather is getting cooler, but there is still a chance to enjoy a summer tradition in the South Perry Neighborhood.The Spokane Buddhist Temple will present one last movie at the Shop, 924 S. Perry, Saturday at dusk.The movie,...

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Business and neighborhood association update

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Perry Street Cafe - and it needs your help and input. The organization formed years ago when businesses were first moving into the district, and...

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South Perry Cafe owner Geoff White and Grant Elementary teacher Kris Gladeau hold the $1,000 check that was donated to Grant Elementary's library program from the proceeds of the 2010 South Perry Fair and Parade. (Pia Hallenberg)

Great gift from Perry Fair and Parade 

The proceeds from this year's South Perry Fair and Parade were designated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center and to Grant Elementary School's PAWS program. On Tuesday night at the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association, Kris Gladeau, a teacher at Grant, received $1,000...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2010

So much good food, so little time. 

After enjoying the Farmers Market on Thursday, I started my day Friday with a wonderful breakfast at the Perry Street Café. The service and food were great as always and it was nice to see the café filled with happy and satisfied customers. For dinner...

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Neighborhood yard sale on Saturday

From Summer Hightower at Veda Lux Boutique: I am planning a big yard sale in the Perry District this saturday. If you have stuff you want to sell, please join in on the fun! Let me know if you would like a space reserved. There...

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Watch out for the kids

Hey neighbors: slow down. Yes, the pavement is nice and new and smooth coming down Perry on your daily commute, but please slow down and watch the speed limit - school is back in session. Please watch out for the kids crossing Perry at Ninth...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 2, 2010

Spencer Grainger, interim executive director of the Emmanuel Family Life Center in the South Perry neighborhood and a community blogger on the South Perry Blog. (Pia Hallenberg)

Please welcome Spencer Grainger to the blog 

From Spencer Grainger in his own words: I have lived with my wife, and recently with two children, in the South Perry Neighborhood since 2003. We were attracted to the walkability of this area, so we purchased a 1911 craftsman home near Vanessa Behan Crisis...

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Last minute First Friday?

Hello neighbors - Summer Hightower, the owner of Veda Lux Boutique, is trying to pull together a last minute First Friday celebration for, well, tomorrow. Summer wants to bring First Friday to South Perry, so if you are a local artist or musician and you...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 31, 2010

Odds and ends and Facebook

Labor Day is right around the corner and so is the first day of school, the furnace is starting up in the morning and with a little luck some of the green tomatoes are finally turning red. So what you are doing this fall? What...

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City of Spokane closures on Labor Day

In observance of the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 6, Spokane City Hall will be closed along with other City facilities, including the garbage transfer stations and the waste-to-energy plant. Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Labor Day, and garbage pickup and...

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MONDAY, AUG. 30, 2010

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