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THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011

It's "Best Of" day

The Inlander is publishing the results of its annual reader poll - Best of the Inland Northwest - today, and there are a few South Perry winners. Liberty Park Florist won the best florist category and South Perry Pizza placed third in the best pizza...

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Cleanup volunteers needed

Here's the perfect neighborhood project for you: get together with some other folks and clean up the Pittsburg Stairs. Let the blog know if you are interested - we already have a volunteer coordinator. The stairs and the trail look awful - to put it...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011

Cleanup the Pittsburg Stairs

The Pittsburg Stairs - that 's the little cement trail that runs from Eighth and Pittsburg, north to Liberty Park and the East Central Pool - is in desperate need of some cleanup. It's covered in rather nasty graffiti and trash, beer cans, pop bottles...

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Veraci Pizza is firing up the terra cotta oven with apple wood - dough is rising... smells heavenly already. (Pia Hallenberg)

Pizza brings spring

The South Perry Farmers Market is open on Thursday, March 24, from 3-6 p.m. and the blog heard somewhere that Veraci Pizza will be there baking heavenly pies in Woody's parking lot. These would be the pizza people with the outdoor woodfired oven... yum. The...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011

Okay - so it's a small art walk

- but it's nice to see something come to fruition that the neighborhood has been talking about for a long, long time. Look for green and white baloons outside participating shops. Don't forget to stop by Veda Lux - great vintage finds today, and not...

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Art on South Perry

The business district is hosting Third Thursday today for the first time. There was childrens theater earlier at the South Perry Farmers Market, and many of the local merchants have specials going on this evening. Notice the huge paintings in the windows of the old...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011

Seventh Day Memorial Service at Temple

The Spokane Buddhist Temple (927 S. Perry Street) will be conducting a “Seventh Day Memorial Service” for the victims of the March 11th Japanese earthquake and Tsunami, on Friday, March 18th at 6 p.m. We will be accepting donations for relief efforts in Japan. Everyone...

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A parrot outfit hangs outside Veda Lux on South Perry Street on October 21. (Pia Hallenberg)

It's Third Thursday

The South Perry Business District is putting on its first art walk on St. Patrick's Day (March 17) with art exhibits and entertainment at many of the businesses. Brought to you by the people of South Perry Pizza and supported by the South Perry Business...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011

Street Fair update

The Street Fair and Parade is on July 16. This year, the street fair is trying to move on to the street - out of the park. It will save a permit fee for the park. A parade coordinator is needed. The parade coordinator gets...

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And the winner is...

Everyone who's applying for funds this year, except Interfaith Hospitality, have received funds from the Fair and Parade before. Two donations of $1000 will be available. The proceeds come from vendors' fees, donations and sponsors. There are limits to how the SPBNA can raise money...

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Who gets a share of street fair proceeds?

Here are short introductions to the groups asking for support this year: Odyssey Youth Center - a local center for LGBTQA youth, the only one of its kind in the Spokane and north Idaho-area. They do social activities, programs and provide a safe place for...

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It's a full house at Perry Street Cafe tonight

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is just gathering at the Perry Street Cafe - there's about 20 people here - which is the largest group I've seen so far. Everyone is looking forward to the presentations from the non-profits and other neighborhood organizations...

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Perry Street meeting tonight

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is meeting tonight at the Perry Street Cafe. The meeting begins with introductions at 6 p.m. and usually lasts a few hours. The blog will be there - watch for live updates. Tonight is the night Perry non-profits...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011

Art walk on South Perry is a fact

The first South Perry Art Walk – aka Third Thursday – will be celebrated on March 17 from 4-8 p.m. Eight South Perry businesses and organizations have signed up , but there are still room for more. To sign up your business e-mail southperrypizza@yahoo.com Each...

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MONDAY, FEB. 28, 2011

THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2011

Grant Elementary School students wait in line as they plant a White Oak at the school on June 3. (Pia Hallenberg)

Box tops for Grant Elementary

Grant is having a March Madness for Box Tops competition. Anyone who would like to contribute to our box tops collection, please drop your box tops off at Grant and label them with the grade level or the name of a teacher you'd like to...

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The Shop coffee house on South Perry cleared its parking lot on the morning of Feb. 24, 2011, after about a foot of snow fell overnight. (Pia Hallenberg)

South Perry is open for business

So it wasn't the best day to have a blog party here at the Perry Street Cafe, but I totally understand why my planned visitors chose to stay home. The good news is that everyone here is open for business - they are all out...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2011

Grant Park is filled with vendors, music and merrymakers after the South Perry Parade Saturday, July 17, 2010. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Art walk, music in the park, oh my

Judging by the activity level, spring has already sprung in the South Perry neighborhood. In short order, there's an art walk scheduled for St. Patrick's Day, March 17. The plan is for this to be the first "Third Thursday" art walk on South Perry. A...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011

Eileen Hyatt rides north on Perry Street from the South Hill neighborhood last November. She is an advocate for safety and helping make Spokane more  bicycle friendly.  (Christopher Anderson)

Let's have a blog party

The South Perry Blog will be at the Perry Street Cafe Thursday morning from 8 to 11 a.m. - it's time to reconnect and get the blog ready for spring. Please come by - I'd love to hear what's going on in your part of...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 2011

SustainableWorks covering South Hill

SustainableWorks’ South Hill Energy Efficiency Kick-off event is at the Sacajawea Middle School cafeteria on Feb. 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. SustainableWorks is a grant-funded program that will do a complete energy audit of private and small business dwellings for $95 – then advice homeowners on...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 15, 2011

Students from the Liberty Park Child Development Center march down Perry Street during the South Perry Parade and Fair Saturday, July 16, 2010. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Apply for Street Fair dollars now

Every year the South Perry Street Fair and Parade gives its proceeds to non-profits in the neighborhood. If your non-profit organization would like to apply for a donation, you've got to get your application in by March 1. Please e-mail it to southperrybna@yahoo.com and be...

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MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

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