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And the winner is...

Everyone who's applying for funds this year, except Interfaith Hospitality, have received funds from the Fair and Parade before. Two donations of $1000 will be available. The proceeds come from vendors' fees, donations and sponsors. There are limits to how the SPBNA can raise money...

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Who gets a share of street fair proceeds?

Here are short introductions to the groups asking for support this year: Odyssey Youth Center - a local center for LGBTQA youth, the only one of its kind in the Spokane and north Idaho-area. They do social activities, programs and provide a safe place for...

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It's a full house at Perry Street Cafe tonight

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is just gathering at the Perry Street Cafe - there's about 20 people here - which is the largest group I've seen so far. Everyone is looking forward to the presentations from the non-profits and other neighborhood organizations...

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Perry Street meeting tonight

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is meeting tonight at the Perry Street Cafe. The meeting begins with introductions at 6 p.m. and usually lasts a few hours. The blog will be there - watch for live updates. Tonight is the night Perry non-profits...

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Art walk on South Perry is a fact

The first South Perry Art Walk – aka Third Thursday – will be celebrated on March 17 from 4-8 p.m. Eight South Perry businesses and organizations have signed up , but there are still room for more. To sign up your business e-mail Each...

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MONDAY, FEB. 28, 2011

Midday burglary on Eight Avenue on Friday 

A house on Eight was broken into Friday just a bit after noon. A neighbor saw what was happening and called police who responded quickly but not in time to apprehend the thieves. The same neighbor did take a picture of the suspect's truck [F-150...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2011

Grant Elementary School students wait in line as they plant a White Oak at the school on June 3. (Pia Hallenberg)

Box tops for Grant Elementary

Grant is having a March Madness for Box Tops competition. Anyone who would like to contribute to our box tops collection, please drop your box tops off at Grant and label them with the grade level or the name of a teacher you'd like to...

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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 and be...

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MONDAY, FEB. 14, 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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Pia Hallenberg covers everything going on in the South Perry neighborhood, where she lives.