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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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WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2011

Families of Manito potluck

The Families of Manito neighborhood organization is having a potluck on Friday, May 6. A special celebration of the 100-year-old homes in the neighborhood is planned. For details and to RSVP please sign up here on Facebook.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011

Federal raid  

There's a Federal raid going on at the THC Marijuana Dispencary on South Perry - see the latest details here. Here's a link to a story colleague Meghann Cuniff did on medical marijuana dispencaries in Spokane just recently. Watch www.spokesman.com or follow The Spokesman on...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011

A safe park for everyone

Local crime watcher Sue Hille reminded the blog that the Grant Park Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday, April 23, beginning at 10 a.m. She's also recruiting volunteers for NOPS (Neighborhood Observation Patrol Services) via the COPS shop on East Fifth. Here's how Hille explains...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011

Art walk today!

It's already time again for Third Thursday Art Walk on South Perry - sorry for the late notice - but here are a few highlights: At South Perry Pizza you will find Shani Marchant's eclectic large oil paintings and watercolors. Meet the artist from 5-8...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011

Spring clean up on Perry

Since writing a story about the cleanup of the Pittsburg Stairs, the blog has heard from almost two dozen people interested in helping with neighborhood cleanup. This may be just the opportunity you're all looking for: On Saturday April 30, from 10 a.m. to noon,...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011

Heidi Hash, parent volunteer at Grant Elementary School, stands in the greenhouse the school just won from the Washington State Potato Commission and Yokes Fresh Markets. The school will start a garden club this spring. (Pia Hallenberg)

Grant Elementary School wins greenhouse

Grant got one of several greenhouses donated by The Washington State Potato Commission and Yokes Fresh Markets - along with $1000 in donations (half from each organization) to get the greenhouse and a garden club started. "We are going to start a garden club, and...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2011

Hold the phones -

"The good news is there is no need to contact Sen Brown today, as the Ways & Means committee has decided to restore funding in their proposed budget! They have taken the recommendation we discussed last year, which is a huge victory. This budget proposal...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011


Grant Garden update

- the most shocking news is that it's $10,000 to put a chainlink fence around the garden. That's a lot more than what was planned. The gardens on the water department property do not have such a fence. The garden beds suggested would also be...

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South Perry represented in Olympia

Brian Estes is headed to Olympia to testify before the State Ways and Means Committee, in an effort to preserve funding for WIC's farmers market's program. Womens Infants and Childrens program was one of the first programs that made it possible for low-income mothers to...

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Curious neighbors want to know:

- what's going in to the old Altamont Pharmacy, just south of The Shop? Sorry, but there is no official word yet. The blog hears that an announcement is close, but not ready yet. Permits are for simple restoration of the store front and the...

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Arthur Street closed on Thursday

Arthur Street northbound between Third and Second avenues will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, so crews can complete base-paving work. Motorists will be detoured to Perry Street and should anticipate delays. The closure is part of a City...

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MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011

Business and neighborhood meeting Tuesday

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is having its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. at the Perry Street Cafe. Come and get updates on Perry Street events: the Street Fair and Parade, the Farmers Market, the community garden in Grant...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011

East Side Library numbers up

The number of visits to the East Side Library was up by almost 700 in March, compared to March 2010. The East Side gate count was 4,760 compared to 4,081 last year. Circulation was 8,387 which is the highest monthly circulation since June of 2005;...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011


Cookies will disappear from this jar "quick as a bunny." 
 (The Spokesman-Review)

Hunt Easter eggs on South Perry

The South Perry Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday April 23 in Grant Park, and it begins at 10 a.m. with games, crafts and pictures with the Easter Bunny. The first egg hunt is at 10:30 a.m. followed by another egg hunt at 11 a.m....

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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011

Eat with your eyes, tonight

Eat With Your Eyes is a series of farm tours, films and book chats designed to stimulate conversation about food and agriculture, that's good for everyone and the planet. The series begins with a pot luck and book chat tonight at the South Perry Farmers...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011

Another volunteer opportunity? 

So far, nine people have responded to the request for volunteers to clean up the Pittsburg Trail. That's awesome - but what's really great is that the city took care of the cleanup yesterday. Including the graffiti. Neighbors are happy. The question is if there's...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011

The cleanup that wasn't needed

Check out this e-mail from the City of Spokane - it looks like the Pittsburg Stairs are getting cleaned up right now: "Public right of way and public lands in Spokane fall under the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System program for litter control. A portion...

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