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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2011

Aki Matsuri at Buddhist Temple

The Spokane Buddhist Temple (927 S. Perry Street) is celebrating its annual fall food festival on Sunday Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Here's a link to colleague Lorie Hutson's story. The nice people at the Temple recommed you order ahead to make...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2011

MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2011

Annual SPBNA meeting tonight

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association’s annual meeting is on Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at South Perry Pizza (1011 S. Perry Street). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing. You’ll get an overview of SPBNA’s projects such as the Grant Park Community...

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MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2011

Perry Street annual meeting update

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association’s annual meeting is on Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at South Perry Pizza (1011 S. Perry Street). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing. You’ll get an overview of SPBNA’s projects such as the Grant Park Community...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2011

Gay Straight Alliance summit

Odyssey Youth Center (1121 S. Perry Street) is holding a high school Gay Straight Alliance summit on Saturday Oct. 8 from 1-3 p.m. High school students from all over Spokane County are welcome to participate in the summit, which will feature presentations by exsisting GSA...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2011

Vin Rouge and Carl's Jr. on 29th closed

Here's a link to colleague Tom Sowa's story about Vin Rouge and Carl's Jr. on 29th Avenue closing. Several readers were asking yesterday and here's all we know. (The South Perry Blog is straying a bit to other South Spokane neighborhoods over the next couple...

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MONDAY, OCT. 3, 2011

Redistricting meetings this week

The City’s Decennial Districting Board is holding three community meetings soliciting input from citizens on whether the boundaries of the City Council districts should change as a result of the new population figures and if so, how they should change. The community meetings will be...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2011

Volunteers Betsy Rosenberg (standing) and Lois D’Ewart work at the COPS Shop on East Fifth Avenue. (Pia Hallenberg)

COPS East Central staying

Since this story about COPS East Central and their need for a new address ran a couple of weeks ago, a buyer has comforward and purchased the little building on East Fifth Avenue. Long-time volunteer Sue Hille wrote in an email that the new owner...

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Veda Lux burglary

The blog just heard that Veda Lux, Summer Hightower's quirky jewelry and vintage shop at 1106 S. Perry Street, was broken into yesterday. If you heard or saw anything unusual, please call Crime Check at: 509-456-2233

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2011

TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011

Tempting tomatoes

The blog hears that tomatoes have been disappearing from the Grant Park Community Garden. An alert gardener noticed that none of the tomatoes in the big center plot reached appropriate redness, and the theory is that as soon as the tomatoes are ready someone picks...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2011

Casper Fry Public House and Eatery

It's the people behind downtown's French-style Madeleine's Cafe and Patisserie who are applying for a liquor license in "the other half" of the old Altamont Pharmacy, next to Title Nine. Debra Green and her daughter Megan Van Stone run Madeleine's together, and they are applying...

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Fire in the Garland District last night

As most everyone knows by now, Ferguson's Cafe and Mary Lou's Milk Bottle on Garland Avenue burned down last night. It's a terrible loss to owners and customers - and to the neighborhood. The blog promised to remind readers that businesses in the Garland District...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2011

It's not city hall calling  

The city of Spokane is warning residents that there is an on-going phone scam using phone numbers with the common city hall prefix "625." The call looks like it's coming from a phone at city hall, and the person is asking for personal and bank...

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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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Recognize this bike?

The blog is looking for the owner of this bike. He stopped by my house on South Perry looking for work very early Tuesday morning - and he left the bike behind. He's a smaller man, around 5'3'' and of slight build. He looked to...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2011

Title Nine soft opening

The blog hears that Title Nine (located in the old Altamont Pharmacy at 928 South Perry Street) may have a soft opening on Thursday during the South Perry Farmers Market. The building and the store looks beautiful!

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2011

Tomato beauty contest tomorrow

The South Perry Farmers Market is hosting the 2nd annual tomato beauty pageant and kids decoration exposition on Thursday, Aug. 25, Tomatoes may be submited in three categories: Prettiest tomato Ugliest tomato Best tasting tomato Entires are welcome from vendors, neighbors, kids and other tomato...

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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

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011

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