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FRIDAY, NOV. 26, 2010

Deborah DiBernardo talks about her ideas to keep Black Friday shopping money in the local economy.  (Christopher Anderson)

A local Black Friday

If you must go shopping today, keep your local businesses in mind. A bunch of them have gotten together to create their own shopping challenge - read the story here and stop by. Remember that many smaller businesses like coffee houses and restaurants sell gift...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24, 2010

Turkeys can be seen just about anywhere, including the Inland Northwest.  (Metro)

Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving

As an adult immigrant to this country, Thanksgiving is a holiday I had to learn. I'm not ashamed to admit that at the time, the differences between that and Halloween were not quite clear in my little European head. It all seemed to be about...

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MONDAY, NOV. 22, 2010

A cat and two dogs play in the fresh snow  in Lofer in the Austrian province of Salzburg, Friday, March 5, 2010. After springlike temperatures the last days, winter has returned to the alpine country. (Kerstin Joensson / Associated Press)

Keep Fido and Felix warm and dry

SCRAPS - the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service - sent out a reminder today to all pet owners that pets should be brought indoors. There’s a blizzard warning in effect overnight and it’s already well below freezing outside. “No pets should stay outside for...

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Street crews are out there

With a couple inches of snow on the ground, City of Spokane street crews have been out since the early hours of the morning Monday plowing snow and putting down de-icer on City streets.Crews concentrated first on hills and now are working on arterials throughout...

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COPS now on Facebook

If you'd like to stay in touch with your local COPS Shops, join them here on Facebook. The social network makes it easy to keep up with a variety of community groups; if you explore a little you'll also find that many of your favorite...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 2010

City closures on Thanksgiving

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Spokane City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25 and 26. Municipal Court also will be closed both days. City libraries, the solid waste transfer stations, and the Waste to Energy Facility will be closed on...

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Farmers market in the snow 

The market is back today from 3-6 p.m. in the parking lot at The Shop. Brian Estes said that the market will take a break for Thanksgiving next week and that should hopefully give them enough time to find an indoor location. Patio-style heaters will...

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Pizza for the PTO

South Perry Pizza is having a fundraiser for Grant Elementary's PTG on Tuesday Nov. 23. They have one every quarter, and on Tuesday 10 percent of the day's gross sales will be donated to the PTG. There will also be a "jar" available for additional...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2010

Kautzmann guest on Mayor's show

Krista Kautzmann of South Perry Pizza will be a guest on Mayor Mary Verner's small business show Thursday morning from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The show can be seen on City Cable channel 5 or you can come down to the city council chambers and...

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MONDAY, NOV. 15, 2010

Boot and sock drive to kick off

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a sock and boot drive for students at Grant Elementary School. About 90 percent of students at Grant receive free or reduced lunch because they live in poverty. At last weeke's SPBNA meeting it was discussed...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 11, 2010

Samantha McDonald of Strange Magic Moments is a little chilly on her first day at the South Perry Farmers' Market on Nov. 11, 2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

Felt will keep you warm

Samantha McDonald makes felted items for her craft business Strange Magic Moments - today is her first day back at the market: "I live close by and have participated in the market in the past. I just decided to get back into it. The market...

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South Perry Pizza chef Chris Deitz shops at the farmers market on Nov. 11, 2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

Support local business

South Perry Pizza chef Chris Deitz has been shopping at the market regularly all summer: "I like to support the locals, that we try to take care of each other. The world builds on small businesses. Today I'm picking up squash - but over summer...

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Karen Byrne shops at the South Perry Farmers Market on Nov. 11, 2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

Farmers market talk

The South Perry Farmers' Market is outdoors today, from 3-6 p.m., in the parking lot in front of The Shop. It was supposed to have been indoors at the Emmanuel Family Life Center, but the the fire marshal nixed that last Thursday. The blog is...

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Market back at The Shop

The South Perry Farmers' Market is back out in the cold - here's a bit from this morning's story: "Things didn’t go quite as planned last week, when the South Perry Farmers’ Market was supposed to move indoors for the winter at the Emmanuel Family...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10, 2010

SPBNA is gaining momentum

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association decided to start a boot, sock, hats, mitten and scarf drive to benefit students at Grant Elementary School. The blog agreed to help out setting this up.About 90 percent of kids at Grant qualify for free or reduced...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2010

Look out for two suspected drug cars  

Neighbors noticed a suspected drug deal in the area of South Hatch and Harrison on Monday. The cars involved are a burgundy, four-door Lexus with WA plates 565XOG and a Chevrolet Surburban with WA plates 426UWM. If you see the cars in the area or...

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MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010

Mayor Verner focus on small business

Join Mayor Mary Verner on Thursday, Nov. 18, as she hosts a discussion about the issues facing small businesses in Spokane. The event, called “Let’s Talk: A Conversation with Mayor Verner about our Small Business Community,” will be held in the City Council Chambers in...

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Neighborhood meeting Tuesday

Just a little reminder that the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is meeting Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at the Perry Street Cafe. Everyone is welcome, neighbors, businesses, Grant parents... please join the group that's trying to make your neighborhood an even better place....

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THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010

Healthy ears, healthy body

There's a new alternative health practitoner in the South Perry neighborhood: Delphine O'Reilly has set up shop as an ear reflexologist. O'Reilly said she got interested in ear reflexology some years ago, when she was seeking treatment for severe anxiety and depression."I was getting my...

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Buddhist Temple fall bazaar

The Spokane Buddhist Temple is having a fall food bazaar on Sunday (11/7) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The main feature is Yakisoba Bento Boxes - fried noodles with bite size chicken and vegetables - either for eat in or take out. There's also...

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International District

The blog is taking a little roadtrip Thursday morning, setting up shop at The Flying Pig on East Sprague. That area is also known as the International District and it's part of Girls Day Out on November 13, together with Hillyard, Garland and Monroe business...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2010

Take the Perry Steps toward fitness

Feeling like you ate a bit too much Halloween candy? Or perhaps Sunday football finds you growing into your easy chair? Here we are with the Holiday Season not really even begun and if you’re like me, the pounds are starting to creep in for...

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