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South Perry Blog Pia Hallenberg

MONDAY, AUG. 16, 2010

THURSDAY, AUG. 12, 2010

Thursday morning news

Just a quick update from the neighborhood: the construction on Perry is over, but Ninth Avenue is still closed, so don't come up Altamont on your way to the Perry District.Today is Farmers' Market day - expect lots of fresh fruits and veggies from local…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 11, 2010

Odyssey open house draws lots of visitors

It was quite a party at Odyssey Tuesday evening. At 5 p.m. friends, youth and supporters began piling in for cake and snacks, visits and hugs.Odyssey's mission statement is to work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and their allies, friends and families…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 10, 2010

Odyssey Youth Center open house is tonight  

The Odyssey Youth Center is throwing an open house today from 5-7 p.m. The youth center, which is located at 1121 S. Perry Street, is the only all inclusive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight-allied (LGBTQA) youth center in the Spokane-area.The center provides social…

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MONDAY, AUG. 9, 2010

No meeting tomorrow

This just in from the South Perry Business and Neigborhood Association:Friends, the SPBNA has traditionally taken off the month of August. Our current executive committee decided to continue that tradition as three of our four officers are out of town this week. We will be…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010

And South Perry is open again

Merchants were seeing a noticable drop in business over the past couple of weeks - some down 25 to 30 percent - as South Perry and Ninth Avenue were under construction. They'll be happy to hear that South Perry is now open for good, just…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 5, 2010

Odyssey open house

The Odyssey Youth Center is throwing an open house on Tuesday, Aug. 10 from 5-7 p.m. The youth center, which is located at 1121 S. Perry Street, is the only all inclusive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight-allied (LGBTQA) youth center in the Spokane-area.The…

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Saturday night is movie night

If you haven't been to an outdoor movie at The Shop yet this year, stop by on Saturday for "Stand By Me" from 1986. On Aug. 14 you can watch "The Great Escape" (1963) and on Aug. 21 it's "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) followed…

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And that's a wrap  

There was an informal gathering at the Perry Street Cafe Monday evening of all the people who helped make this year's fair and parade a success. The Cafe generously fed everyone and ideas flew left and right around the table. Most importantly: the fair and…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 3, 2010


Lantern owner Laura Paisley takes a break and visits with a patron outside the micro bar located at 1004 S. Perry Street

Micro beer bar 

The Lantern opened in May of 2009 and it's quite possibly the tiniest tavern in town. Owned by Laura Paisley and Jeff Nordvall the place features four different beers on tap and 26 other beers in cans and bottles. "We like to call it a…

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Friends Hannah Kirk of Harvey Creek Goats (left) and Jane Keolker of Quail Ridge Ranch, at their booth at the Perry Street Farmers' Market. They sell Boer goat meat and gluten free bread, plus jams from Keolker's ranch and veggies from Kirk's place. (Pia Hallenberg)

Goat - the other lean meat?

Jane Keolker owns Quail Ridge Ranch and she's at the South Perry Farmers' Market together with her friend Hannah Kirk, of Harvey Creek Goats. The two both bring baked goods - Keolker a variety of gluten free breads and cookies, and Kirk brings pies, cookies…

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Louise Tuffin from Arabesque Farms and Bakery sells organic bread at the South Perry Farmers' Market on Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. (Pia Hallenberg)

Arabesque Farms and Bakery 

Today the blog is visiting with some of the vendors at the Farmers' Market and the first one on the list is Arabesque Farms and Bakery. Why? Because the bread is amazing.Louise Tuffin explains that she took a "fun class" at the San Francisco Baking…

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And the market is open

It took about 10 minutes for the parking lot in front of The Shop (924 S. Perry Street) to fill up with vendors and shoppers, after the market opened at 3 p.m. The blog is spotting lots of fresh vegetables today, new potatoes, beans and…

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A view of the Columbia River looking west from the hillside above Two Rivers Casino.   (Pia Hallenberg)

Road trips 

The blog has a side gig (ahem) writing about road trips and it's always looking for new destination ideas. The latest trip went to Lake Roosevelt and the next one hasn't quite been planned yet. You can read all the stories here - along with…

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People with questions about what they can recycle, if there's any money in it, or any charge for it, can vist to learn many details.  (Metrocreative)

Add more to the blue bin 

The Spokane Regional Solid Waste System now accepts colored code 2 plastic bottles and jars in the blue curbside recycling bin. Previously, only non-colored code 2 plastic was accepted in the bins.The easiest way to determine what kind of plastic container you are holding in…

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Riders of all ages and abilities started on Spokane Falls Boulevard on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, for the second SpokeFest bicycle ride. (J. Bart Rayniak / The Spokesman-Review)

Cycle safely  

The city and the Spokane Police Department sent out a joint press release last week about bicycle safety. It included the following reminders about how to share the road:Cyclists should ride in the same direction as traffic (no weaving in and out) in the middle…

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TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010

Road construction update  

This just in from the city of Spokane: "Hartson and 11th Avenue from Havana Street to Sherman street water transmission main repair began on Monday July 27. The project will install a 48- and 36- inch water transmission main in Hartson and 11th Avenues from…

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Ice cream at Martin Luther King Center

In conjunction with Spokane's Night Out Against Crime on Aug. 3, the Martin Luther King Jr. Outreach Center is holding an ice cream social in support of a new program for crime victim advocacy. The Martin Luther King Jr. Outreach Center will provide resources and…

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Liberty Park Pool reopen with police present 

Spokane Parks and Recreation Department spokeswoman Nancy Goodspeed said The Liberty Aquatic Center was closed yesterday immediately after morning swim lessons, because a group of young men invaded the pool, pushed the life guards around and in general bullied people.One report that a lifeguard was…

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Rodents of unusual size 

It's a quiet morning on South Perry so the blog was captivated by this story in today's paper: warming adds to marmots' mealtime. And that got the blog thinking about urban wildlife up here: one reader pointed out that the squirrels seem unusually brazen this…

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Blogging from The Shop  

Tomorrow morning, the South Perry Blog will be at The Shop from 7-10 a.m. Feel free to come in and say hello. The blog is hoping to pull off a review of last weekend's big party and a preview of the summer movies that start…

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Surprise paving project 

Well, wouldn't you know it? Crews are busy re-paving and repairing South Perry Street. Your alert neighborhood blogger - a trained observer by trade - was not aware of this wonderful news until she headed home last night and was detoured around Grant Park. The…

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Pia Hallenberg
Pia Hallenberg joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. She is currently a reporter for the City Desk covering Spokane Valley city hall and community news. She also writes news features about people and events.

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