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FRIDAY, JAN. 21, 2011

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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Updates -

Heidi Hash said the sock drive has been very successful and the bins will remain at local merchants until Feb. 1. Currently there are collection bins at Roots, Liberty Park Florist, The Shop and South Perry Pizza. "We really need some more socks, so if...

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The blog is at the SPBNA meeting

- and there are quite a few people here! Nice. Business people, neighborhood people, market place people. Looks to be a great discussion. On the agenda is a community garden in Grant Park and a possible art walk in the neighborhood.

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MONDAY, JAN. 10, 2011


The South Perry Neighborhood and Business Association is meeting Tuesday Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Perry Street Cafe. Everyone is welcome - the blog will be there, too. There's a game of book bingo at Grant Elementary (1300 E. Ninth Avenue) Tuesday Jan....

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FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011

The bins continue to fill up

Remember the South Perry Sock Drive? The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association started a sock and boot drive in early December; if you spend time in the neighborhood you've seen the collection bins at Perry Street Pizza, The Shop and other local merchants. Well,...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 6, 2011

Market day on South Perry

It's a great afternoon at The Shop - looking at the Perry Street Farmers' Market's new indoor location just across the street. Talked to a business owner just a minute ago - there are some movement toward establishing a monthly art walk in the neighborhood....

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Art for the market

I lifted this post from the South Perry Farmers' market's Facebook profile: "ART! Do you, your kids or your friends have some? We have lots of wall space for you at the indoor farmers' market for display - we'd love to talk about hosting your...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 4, 2011

Watch out for school kids

So neighbors tell me the Spokane Police Department were on the spot this morning telling parents not to drop their kids off in the school bus zone at Grant Elementary. I'm not sure if that's an ongoing problem or something that's been made worse because...

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MONDAY, JAN. 3, 2011

Happy New Year to all of you

The blog is back after a few days of vacation, part of which was spent insulating water pipes in the basement. It was cold. Really cold. And the hot water line to the kitchen was frozen. I've had a frozen pipe once before - there...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 28, 2010

The blog is taking a few days off

The holidays have made the blog coverage a little hit and miss this past week, and now the blog is taking a few days off. It will be back in swing on Monday Jan. 3 - so keep the e-mails coming. Send them to

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New Year's Eve celebration at temple

The Spokane Buddhist Temple is inviting everyone to a New Year's Eve celebration on Friday from 7-8 p.m. at the temple located at 927 S. Perry Street. This is a family friendly event. Everyone who participates will be part of the ringing of the large...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 21, 2010

South Perry Farmers Market open

The market is open on Thursday Dec. 23 from 3-6 p.m. in the building just north of the Buddhist Temple (923 S. Perry Street). Brian Estes sent an e-mail this morning saying that Santa will be there - so you can still get your photo...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2010

Advent Spiral Meditation

Liberty Park United Methodist Church, located on the corner of 11th Avenue and Helena Street, is hosting its annual Advent Spiral Meditation on Sunday Dec. 19 at 7:00 pm. This is a quiet walking meditation, a way of lifting one's spirit in this season of...

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Holiday closures + tree disposal

Spokane City Hall will be closed on Fridays, Dec. 24 and 31, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.The Spokane City Council is not scheduled to meet on Monday, Dec. 27. Council meetings will resume on Monday, Jan. 3, with a 3:30 p.m....

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THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2010

A summer shot from Veda Lux - the weather may be colder now, but the shop still has some hot deals (Pia Hallenberg)

Trunk show Saturday

Veda Lux Boutique is having a trunk sale on Saturday from 6-9 p.m. Lots of specials and good deals, and spiced wine for everyone. The shop is located at 1106 S. Perry and has a selection of vintage clothing - including great cowboy boots -...

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