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South Perry Blog Pia Hallenberg

TUESDAY, JAN. 11, 2011

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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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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Pastor Debra Conklin plugs in the Christmas tree outside the Perry Street Cafe on Tuesday Dec. 14, 2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

Perry Christmas tree lighting Tuesday

It was a bit of a blustery night on Tuesday, but that didn't stop about 40 people from showing up for the annual Christmas tree lighting at the Perry Street Cafe. The cafe was serving coffee, hot chocolate and cookies to everyone. Pastor Debra Conklin...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 2010

Poster for South Perry Sock Drive (Pia Hallenberg)

Santa is a little delayed

Due to congested airspace during this busy holiday season, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be a little later than planned tonight: they will get to the Perry Street Cafe at 7 p.m. The Christmas tree lighting and decorating gets underway at 5:30 p.m. The Perry...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 12, 2010

When the kids say they don’t like the tree you bought,  pop in the DVD of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” United Feature Syndicate (United Feature Syndicate / The Spokesman-Review)

It's Perry Christmas tree time

The Perry Street Cafe is putting on the annual Christmas tree lighting on Tuesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. Cafe owner Geoff Whtie picks up what he calls "a Charlie Brown tree" every year and invites neighbors to come and decorate it. Just bring an ornament...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 10, 2010

Ligths at Gaiser Conservatory in Manito Park (Spokane Parks and Recreation Department)

Conservatory's holiday lights are on

More than 30,000 lights glitter and blink at the Manito Park Gaiser Conservatory's holiday light display, which opens today. It's put on by the Friends of Manito and the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department and it runs through Dec. 19. The Conservatory is open daily...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2010

Raindrops cause a ripple in a puddle on path near the Red Wagon in Riverfront Park on Oct. 14, 2009, in Spokane. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Boots made for walking in puddles

The South Perry Sock Drive is going amazingly well. So far, South Perry Pizza has collected several bins full of hats, gloves, socks and mittens for the students at Grant Elementary School. Grant parent volunteer Heidi Hash is collecting and sorting all the generous donations...

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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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