Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council Holiday Party

Instead of their usual meeting, the Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council will be having it's holiday party this Wednesday evening. It will be held at the historic Campbell House from 6:30-8:30pm.

All residents of the neighborhood are welcome to attend. Feel free to bring a dish or something to drink for the party.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Leaf Pickup Scheduled for Tomorrow and Wednesday

From the City of Spokane:
The City of Spokane will proceed with leaf pickup in the streets of Browne’s Addition on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 29 and 30, starting at 9 a.m. unless we have snow. The trucks will be on the north-south streets in Browne’s Addition on Tuesday and the east-west streets on Wednesday.

Cars must be moved because the streets are so narrow in Browne’s Addition the trucks cannot get through with parked vehicles lining the streets. Crews will post informational signs this week notifying residents. Vehicles parked on the street when the trucks come in will be subject to towing.
Source: http://www.spokanecity.org/services/articles/?ArticleID=2621

Lucky for us, the streets are free of snow. Help spread the word to your neighbors so no one ends up getting their car towed.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Next Monday: Fall Neighborhood Garbage Pickup

There will be a fall neighborhood garbage pickup on Monday, October 31st. Originally the pickup was to be on October 25, but we got the date pushed out in hopes that a lot of leaves will fall by then. Instead of the usual clean & green pickup (yard waste), this one will be a general pickup.

This means you can put out just about anything except appliances.

We will be flyering the neighborhood this week to make sure everyone knows about the pickup.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Neighborhood Clean-up on Oct. 23rd

We are looking to enrich our neighborhood through various service projects. We want to add value to Browne's Addition and make it a better place for everyone to live. After we have served and cleaned up the neighborhood in various capacities we will then head over to Coeur d'Alene Park to grill out. The grilling at the park will be a great opportunity to invite neighbors, developer relationships, and share fun times at the park.

We need people to help:
  • Pick up trash along Sunset Blvd.
  • Weed eat along Sunset Blvd. (please bring your own weed eater)
  • Blow off side walks
  • Rake and bag leafs
  • Pick up garbage on local streets.
  • Paint? (graffiti cleanup and stair hand rails)
  • Bring various outdoor games for park recreation
* If you have questions or would like to recommend a project, call Dirk at (678) 449-7832 or dirk@vintagefc.com.

October 23rd at 10 AM. Meet at Steve Hart's house (215 S Canon St) for service assignment and partners.
Grilling begins at 1 PM in Coeur d'Alene Park.

On a related note, clean & green yard waste pickup will take place on Tuesday, October 25th.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The September meeting of the Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council is this Thursday.

The main topic of conversation for this month's meeting is the future of ArtFest in our neighborhood. There are rumors that the much-loved event may be moving to Riverfront Park. If you want it to stay in Browne's Addition, be sure to make it to the meeting this Thursday. As usual, the meeting is held in the Gilkey Community Room of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture from 6:30-8pm on the first Thursday of the month.

See you there!

Monday, August 1, 2011

August Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council Meeting on Wednesday

The Neighborhood Council is meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 at The MAC.

We will hear a debrief from David Brum about ArtFest and Marshall Powell about ElkFest. There will also be an update on the proposed STA Trolley.

If that's not enough of a reason to attend; Mary Moltke will be sharing a historical highlight. They are always interesting.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The MAC wants to thank the neighborhood.

This just in:
My name is Erica Roberts and I am on the Save the MAC committee. I've spoken at a number of neighborhood council meetings about Save the MAC efforts.  As you know, the MAC received state funding so the museum will remain open!

The Save the MAC committee is planning a "VIP" event for Browne's Addition residents as a way of thanking the neighborhood for their support during the Save the MAC campaign, as well as encouraging their support in the future. We are going to do a "BeGin-esque" type event...it will be on July 6th from 6-8 pm, the DaVinci exhibit will be open with tickets sold at member prices, and we are going to do an ice cream social.

Here's the info:

Who: Browne's Addition residents
What: Ice Cream Social & tour the DaVinci exhibit at a discounted price ($11 member price)
Where: MAC amphitheater
When: July 6th from 6-8 pm
Why: The MAC would like to say "thank you" to Browne's Addition residents for helping to save the MAC!

If you are on Facebook, check out the event page and help get the word out!

Friday, June 3, 2011

This Weekend Is Going To Be Huge!

This is arguably the biggest weekend of the year for Browne's Addition. From ArtFest to ElkFest to the new Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at The MAC to First Friday, there is no shortage of fun things to do in the 'hood.

ArtFest once again kicks off today in Coeur d'Alene park at noon. It will run through the weekend. For more information, check out the schedule provided by The MAC.

Cannon street will be closed down between 2nd and Pacific this weekend for ElkFest. If you are new to the neighborhood (or Spokane for that matter), ElkFest is a weekend of outdoor concerts by some of the coolest local and regional bands around. The Inlander has a preview as well as a schedule of the shows online.

If all that wasn't enough to do this weekend, The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is premiering it's Leonardo da Vinci exhibit. It will run until September, but why not check it out while your are out and about in Browne's Addition?

It's weekends like this that make us proud to live in Browne's Addition.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Help us continue one of Spokane's favorite summer traditions!

The Browne's Addition Concert Series needs your help! We need to raise money to be able to pay our local bands and make the concert series happen this summer. If you want to make sure this wonderful Spokane tradition continues, please consider helping us in the following ways.

  1. Join us THIS THURSDAY for our annual fundraiser at nYne Bar & Bistro with Six Foot Swing, Karie Marguerite & the 76, and Swing Dance Lessons by Colleen Robinson of Lindy Town, USA! A suggested donation of $15 goes straight to the Concert Series. Buy your ticket at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/175531 or at the door.
  2. Can't make it? Buy a ticket anyway to support the concert series at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/175531
  3. Consider becoming a member or official sponsor of The Browne's Addition Concert Series! We have great packages for businesses! Please read more here: https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0ARGmvteVttlrZGdkd2JnZjNfMjBqZ2tma3pndA&hl=en_US

Pass It On! Let your friends, family and neighbors know!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

For tonight's Neighborhood Council Meeting: "Moving People in Browne’s Addition and Beyond"

This month's guest speaker is Kitty Klitzke of Futurewise. She will be talking about the Complete Streets initiative and how it affects Browne's Addition. She will also be discussing problem intersections in Browne’s Addition as well as a future Downtown Trolley system. Andrew Rolwes from the Downtown Spokane Partnership is coming to give a very quick update on the Downtown Trolly situation.

The Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council Meeting is held on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8pm in the Gilkey Community Room at the MAC.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spring Clean Up This Week

April 26th (Tuesday) Curbside Pickup of extra garbage

  • Put your items out by 7:00 AM
  • No items over 85 lbs
  • Put your housebold items in 32-gallon cans, automated carts, boxes, bags or bundles
  • No blue-bin recyclable materials including batteries
  • No oversized items BUT small appliances, TVs, microwaves, mattresses & box springs are OK

April 28th (Thursday) Appliance Pick Up

  • Call 869-1534 by April 26th to make an appointment to have large appliances picked up. 
  • Items must be on the curb by 7:00 AM
  • Large appliances only—take the doors off of refrigerators and freezers
  • Drain the hot water tanks

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Plenty Of Things Going On In The Neighborhood This Weekend.

The upcoming Easter weekend is full of things to do in Browne's Addition. The weekend starts off with a neighborhood Spaghetti Dinner on Friday evening from 5-6:30pm at All Saints Lutheran Church (314 S. Spruce). The dinner is being put on by the Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council. It is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5 to cover costs.

Then on Saturday we are having our yearly Neighborhood Yard Sale. There are a lot of interesting things to be found for sale by our residents; you don't want to miss it. If we're lucky the recent Winter-ish weather will be behind us and Spring will make an appearance. The yard sales generally run from 8am-3pm, but residents may set different hours. Tables can also be available for use in the parking lot of All Saints Lutheran Church.

An Easter Egg Hunt will take place in Coeur d'Alene Park on Saturday, April 23rd from 10am until Noon.

Finally, all the stuff you didn't sell during the Neighborhood Yard Sale and want to dispose of can be taken care of during the Browne's Addition Neighborhood Spring Clean Up. It takes place on April 26th. More information about the clean up will be posted soon.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tomorrow the 2011 Komen Race for the Cure makes its way through the neighborhood.

Tomorrow, Sunday April 17, the 2011 Komen Race for the Cure is taking place. The race starts at 9am and will be making its way through Browne's Addition. Because of our "cozy" streets, officials have put up No Parking signs on some of the streets. They will only impact parking on one side of the affected streets. We don't know what time they will be begin enforcing the signs, but it is probably a good idea to move your car tonight if it needs to be moved. Here are the streets that are affected (with the side of the street cars will need to be moved from):
  • Cannon between Riverside and Pacific (West)
  • Chestnut between Pacific and 2nd (East)
  • Elm between 2nd and 1st (East)
  • 1st between Elm and Maple (North)
For a map of the route, check out the Race's event map.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Agenda for tonight's Neighborhood Council Meeting

Here are some highlights from the agenda for tonight's Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council General Meeting:

A discussion about trees in the neighborhood. Matt McCain from the Neighborwoods Program and Beth Mort from Spokane Urban Forestry – Heritage Tree Program will be at the meeting to talk about trees in Browne's Addition and beyond.

Dates will be announced for upcoming Spring events including:
  • Spaghetti Dinner
  • Neighborhood Yard Sale
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Spring Clean Up

The status of new and existing projects will be discussed. These include:
  • Park Benches
  • Traffic Circle
  • Artfest & Elkfest
  • Community Garden
  • Summer Movie nights
  • Welcome Wagon
  • Neighborhood Center
The meeting, as always, will be held at The MAC (downstairs, in the large conference room) from 6:30pm to 8pm. See you there!

Monday, January 3, 2011

January 2011 Neighborhood Meeting. It's a new year, and a new neighborhood council.

The Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council and Steering Committee will be holding its first meeting of 2011 this Wednesday, January 5th, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Museum of Arts and Culture (the MAC).

There is a new council to introduce, with most of the time will spent conducting a brainstorming session to decide what projects to tackle this year. One topic that will probably get a lot of attention is the future of the MAC. Come with plenty of ideas for the group.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Snow Plowing Tues and Wed

Remember, the City will plow Browne's Addition on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 4 and 5.  North-south streets are planned for Tuesday and east-west streets on Wednesday.  Plowing will begin at 9 a.m. on both days.  Because streets in Browne's Addition are very narrow, all cars must be moved to accommodate the plows.  Cars that aren't moved will be towed.