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THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2011

A rabbit feeds at The Bunny Bunch, a rabbit shelter in Montclair, Calif. With a leap into the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Rabbit, good fortune is supposed to come your way.  (Associated Press)

Rabbit reports  

Over the past couple of months there has been several rabbit sightings on Southeast Boulevard around Ninth and Tenth Avenue. The bunnies hang out on the east side of Southeast Boulevard, and first there was just one or two - perhaps escaped backyard bunnies. But...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2011

A brand new South Perry 

Well, almost. The Street Department is putting a new layer of asphalt on South Perry Street - they should be done by tomorrow, but Northbound Perry is closed roughly between 14th Avenue and Ninth Avenue. All businesses are open - and the blog is at...

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MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2011

THURSDAY, AUG. 4, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011

Third Thursday art walk

Hey neighbors - the South Perry Business District is trying to get a Third Thursday Art Walk off the ground. The next one is tomorrow, where Michael Sherriffs Hall is showing at South Perry Pizza. See Michael's art here. Look for art and exhibits at...

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MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011

It was a great Perry parade  

Saturday morning around 10 a.m. was the kickoff time for the annual South Perry Fair and Parade. The parade isn't the largest one in town, but that's one of its charms. The reverend Happy Watkins was the grand marshal, but kids on decorated bicycles and...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011

Neighborhood success brings traffic  

There was a long conversation at Tuesday's South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association meeting about traffic on South Perry - especially between 8th Avenue and 14th Avenue. During farmers market days that area has a lot of parked cars and a lot of foot traffic....

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011

"Street" fair back in the park

The plan was for this year's July 16 South Perry Fair and Parade to take place in the street, but things aren't working out quite according to plan. The parade is still on and Perry will be closed between 10 and 10:30 a.m. for that,...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011


New tenant in old pharmacy  

Title Nine, a women's sports and exercise clothing retailer, is moving in to part of the old Altamont Pharmacy located at 928 S. Perry Street - just south of The Shop. Mark Camp, owner of the building, confirmed this last night and said he expects...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011

An expanding market

The South Perry Farmers Market has an over-flow problem of the good kind: vendors are spreading into the parking lot at Grant Elementary School. There strawberries, asparagus, sugar peas, cabbage and many other fresh veggies at the market today. It's open until 7 p.m.

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Lock your garage -

- if you can. I live on South Perry and just the other night someone tried breaking into my car. They didn't succeed, it was locked, but it's a nice reminder to lock your cars and keep an eye out for one another. My car...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011

The blog is going on vacation

Hello there blog friends - the South Perry Blog is going on vacation starting Thursday, and it will be back in circulation on Monday June 20. You probably will not see me at the Farmers Market on Thursday, but feel free to e-mail me at...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

Congratulations to Heidi Hash.

Spokane Public Schools has named Grant Elementary School volunteer Heidi Hash one of the District's outstanding volunteers this year. Here's what the school district had to say about Heidi: "Heidi gets things done before anyone realizes they need to be done. She goes out of...

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TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

Salliena Nyberg (cq), center, a sixth-grader at Grant Elementary, performs with the Grant Elementary Drummers and Dancers down Perry Street during the South Perry Parade and Fair Saturday, July 16, 2010. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Make it the biggest parade, ever 

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is gearing up for the annual parade and street fair on July 16 - with the parade starting around 10:30 a.m. Parade floats and participants big and small may gather in the parking lot at Grant Elementary School,...

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THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011

MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011

The footprint for the Grant Park Community Garden has been cut out of the sod, just west of Grant Elementary School (Pia Hallenberg)

Garden plots for sale, work party soon 

This Saturday, volunteers got together and cut sod for the Grant Park Community Garden. This garden is a pilot project with the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department - it's one of two community gardens built in parks and on park property. About one-third of the...

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THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011

The garden is coming around

On Saturday, volunteers will begin cutting sod away to put in 30 raised beds in the community garden in Grant Park, just west of the school. The sod will be given away to people who can use it in their yards. It can't be sold...

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Alcohol impact zone around South Perry - 

(- kind'a live blogging from the meeting tonight:) Alcohol impact area discussion: downtown already has an alcohol impact zone and the International District is moving to adapt one - South Perry is considering one. It requires retailers to pull single-serve high alcohol content drinks from...

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Last day at the Farmers Market on South Perry Street, Oct. 28, 2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

South Perry neighborhood meeting tonight

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association meets tonight at the Perry Street Cafe at 6 p.m. Here's a great opportunity to get involved in your neighborhood's dealings - big and small. On the agenda tonight is the election of a secretary and updates about...

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THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011

Get your Grant Garden bed now

The garden beds are up for sale, starting today. Prices are: 4x8 = $25; 4x12 = $35; 4x8 = $25; handicap accessible, 4x12 = $35 and a group bed 4x24 = $50. Prices are for one season and include water. The total number of beds...

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First, second, third...

The blog was at the Neighborhood Business Center advisory team meeting this morning and heard that the Garland District is now starting it's own art walk on every last Friday of the month - first one is on May 27. That's a nice addition to...

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 (Pia Hallenberg)

Grant Garden go-ahead

The nice folks behind the Grant Park Community Garden got the green light (pun intended) on the garden design from the Parks Department. They will start selling plots today at the South Perry Farmers Market (from 3-6 p.m.) and they begin cutting sod on May...

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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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