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February e-Newsletter Out Now

February e-Newsletter Out Now

The February e-newsletter for Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood was just sent out and should be arriving in inboxes shortly. You can click here to read it — or better yet, sign up and have it conveniently delivered right to your own inbox. It comes out just once per month (at most) and is full of useful neighborhood-related events, announcements, updates, news and more. This month’s newsletter has info on upcoming volunteering opportunities with the North Monroe Business District, Spokane COPS, the Emerson-Garfield…

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Trinity Catholic School Cow Plop (June 4); New Facility Proposed

Trinity Catholic School Cow Plop (June 4); New Facility Proposed

Trinity Catholic School (1306 W Montgomery) is holding its 26th annual Cow Plop fundraiser on Saturday, June 4 from 11am to 4pm. Typically Trinity closes off a one-block portion of Cedar for this popular family-friendly event and brings in carnival-style games and activities. This year they’ll have a balloon-twisting clown, a bouncy house, games, arts and crafts, and lots more. Pizza Rita and a petting zoo will be there too. They’ll also have over 50 cash prizes, including $3,100 in prize money for the winner of the bovine bingo. To…

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Recap of the May 2016 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Recap of the May 2016 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

This is a brief recap of the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council (EGNC) meeting that took place on May 11, 2016, led by newly elected co-chairs Carlie Hoffman and Tim Musser. Guest speaker Kate Burke of the Spokane Edible Tree Project talked about how her organization searches the city for fruit and nut trees that aren’t being harvested and then takes on that task. The harvest is then donated to area food banks. They are currently mapping trees they can harvest and encourage both…

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STEAM Ahead: New After-School Activities

STEAM Ahead: New After-School Activities

Starting this week, there’s a new after-school option for third and fourth graders in the neighborhood. It’s called STEAM Ahead and is hosted at a brand new facility called Discovery Junction located at 808 W Spofford. It will be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:30pm. If you think the building looks like a house, well, that’s because it is. The Spokane Central Seventh Day Adventist Church here in Emerson-Garfield worked hard to renovate the historic Craftsman bungalow…

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Recap of the April 2016 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Recap of the April 2016 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

This is a brief recap of the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council (EGNC) meeting that took place on April 13, 2016. Cindy Kinzer and Kyle Twohig from the City of Spokane spoke about the new sewer and combined stormwater overflow (CSO) tank location east of TJ Meenach Drive and north of Pettet Drive known as CSO I-03. Spokane is comprehensively updating its wastewater system in order to have less sewer waste in the rivers due to overflow. The Environmental Protection Agency would fine…

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Celebration of Youth (Mar 4)

Celebration of Youth (Mar 4)

The West Central Community Center (1603 N Belt) is hosting Celebration of Youth: A Community Showcase tomorrow (March 4) starting at 6pm. The Celebration of Youth is a community event and a free dinner showcasing local youth and their talents, skills, and leadership. Performances include music, arts, and spoken word pieces by the Music Innovates Program, The Community School’s Peer Assistance & Leadership Program, Youth for Christ’s Resiliency Project, and the West Central Youth Development Life Skills Program. This year the WCCC is also presenting…

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Recap of the June E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Recap of the June E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

The meeting started with a brief announcement from Julie Banks, Community Development Director at the YMCA of the Inland Northwest, who said that the Y is hosting a Summer Meals Program in Corbin Park. The meal program will serve breakfast and lunch to any child 18 years old or younger from Monday, June 22 to Friday, August 14. Julie asked that the neighborhood help raise awareness about the program so that no child goes hungry. Councilwoman Candace Mumm reported on issues under discussion by the City Council. A…

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