Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Stay on Santa's "NICE" list!

1. Be respectful of your neighbor
2. Scoop the Poop
3. Don't Flick Your Butts

Your Neighborhood Council wishes you a Joyous Holiday Season.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Check out the latest message on the Friends of Coeur d’Alene Park hotline, (509) 850-0056

Monday, November 17, 2014

Do your Duty after your dog has done theirs

Pet Owners: Please be responsible for cleaning up after your dogs when you walk them in our neighborhood; be respectful to your neighbors by bringing a plastic sack to pick up after your pet.

All neighbors: If you have extra plastic grocery or produce bags, please stuff those into the MuttMitt dispensers in the parks for others to use.

We appreciate everyone pitching in to keep our sidewalks clean….Thanks, Your BANC

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Your Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council is very pleased to announce that we will be holding our December Holiday Party in the Historic Patsy Clark Mansion.

Mark your calender for December 3, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

You are encouraged to bring a food dish, and or beverages. Beer and wine are acceptable, as well as are soft drinks.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

City of Spokane - Browne's Addition leaf removal.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (this coming Tuesday)
(All streets that are named after Trees PLUS Cannon and Coeur d'Alene Streets)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (this coming Wednesday)
(All streets that are numbered PLUS Riverside Ave.)

Pay attention here folk's.  The city will tow your car if parked on the street during leaf removal.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Historical tour of Browne’s Addition

Would you like to take an historical tour of Browne’s Addition?  Hear the history.  Listen to the stories.  MaryLou will be giving a FREE historical tour to the residents of Browne’s Addition this Sunday, November 9 beginning at 1:30 in the park across from Patsy Clark’s Mansion.  (Donations for the Friends of Coeur d’Alene Park will be accepted if you’re feeling generous.)  Please signup by calling the Friends of Coeur d’Alene Park hotline at 509-850-0056.  -Tim

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Friends of Coeur d'Alene Park

The Friends of Coeur d'Alene Park want to remind you about an important meeting.
There will be a Neighborhood Workshop on Tuesday November 18, 2014 at 6 pm.
The Workshop will be held in the Gilkey Community Meeting Room at the MAC (Museum of Arts and Culture) 2316 W 1st Avenue.
Bob Scarfo will be there to update the neighborhood on the CDA Park planning process. Stop by and help us plan YOUR park's future! 

Monday, November 3, 2014

It's already November and that means that your Neighborhood Council will be meeting on this Wednesday, November 5th. Same Time (6:30 pm). Same place (the Museum of Arts and Culture). Please join us. This month we are talking about CDBG expenditures for 2015, The Youth Center, your Holiday Party, and the BANC Elections.
Take a look at the agenda.  -Tim

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall Clean-Up

It's a bit of a short notice, but our Fall Clean-Up is set for October 30th (that's just 7 days from today). This is a Clean Green (grass clippings, leaves, yard waste) only affair.
If you did not get your notice in the mail, here's all you need to know. -Tim

*** PLEASE NOTE*** The date printed on the Post Card for the Friends of CDA Park Meeting is incorrect. The correct date is TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18. 
Sorry for the confusion stemming from this printing error.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


OK... Here's the deal. If you are parking on the "wrong side of the street", or too close to a Yield Sign in the neighborhood, you will be ticketed. Parking Enforcement is issuing tickets for these infractions. They have been on the books for years, but not enforced as vigorously as today. Also if your tabs are expired, you will be cited, or towed, depending on how long since the last renewal. You have been warned!  - Tim 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall is officially here but put down that rake, leave the leaves, and join us for the October General Meeting of your Neighborhood Council. We meet on Wednesday, October 1st, at 6:30 pm in the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. 
What a great excuse to use for not getting that yard cleaned up!

Your Neighborhood Council also wants to remind you that Elections for Council Officers is just a few months away.
 If you want to give something back to your neighborhood, consider a position on the Executive Committee.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Neighborhood Reader Board

The new Neighborhood Reader Board was installed on the west side of the Elk Public House this morning. It was a long time coming, but well worth the wait.
Check it out for neighborhood news, events, and meeting information.
A big "thank you" goes out to Marshall Powell and his partners at the Elk Public House for providing a prime location!
Another shout of thanks goes to Dave Bender, who donated his time and skill in getting this thing securely mounted to the building! (it wasn't easy)


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Summer is all but gone, but your Neighborhood Council is still hard at work.

At this month's General Meeting Jonathan Mallahan will tell us about changes in the way that our neighborhood receives and allocates CDBG funding. Dallas Hawkins will talk about Street Maintenance. We will have a status report on this year's Concert series, and we will have some information and vote on ideas from the Friends of Coeur d'Alene Park.

Sounds like a full agenda, but we'll have you outa there by 8pm - guaranteed!

We start at 6:30 this Wednesday evening at the NW Museum of Arts and Culture, downstairs in the Gilkey Community Room.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Well, our 2014 edition of the Free Concert Series in the Park has come to an end.
Kari Marguerite and the 76 sent us out with a bang!

Your neighborhood Council would like to thank all of our generous supporters

 To those of you who came out and enjoyed the concerts and filled our purple buckets, we thank you. It takes neighbors like you to to keep this series alive.
 To those hard working business owners, that each year continue to support our neighborhood, we sincerely thank you.
This years supporters were:
 The Elk Public House, Mojo Reprographics. Eymann-Allison-Hunter-Jones, The Reid House,    Browne's Tavern, 1899 Bed and Breakfast, Luchini Family Dentistry, Yasodhara Yoga, Spokane Parks  Foundation, and your Neighborhood Council.

 We'll see you next year!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Concert in the Park

Pig Out in the Park is a great event, but do want something a bit more intimate?
Join us tomorrow evening for the 9th and final installment of our Free Summer Concert Series in the Park.
Kari Marguerite and The 76 will bowl you over with their sometime vintage, sometimes a bit on the edge, music.
You wont be disappointed until they start packing up their equipment to go home.

Thursday, August 28th, 6-8 pm at the Gazebo in Coeur d'Alene Park, Browne's Addition.

And, as always, we are Family and Pet friendly.
See you there!



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

We have a new restaurant in the neighborhood!

Due to open sometime next week, the Hacienda Las Flores plans to open at the location of the long closed Sunset Junction.
I spoke to the owner Jorge this evening, and though he has a bunch of work to be done before he can open the doors, he's confidant that he'll get it done by Wednesday.

Featuring family recipes from Mexico City, Jorge and Adriana are excited to share their menu with you.

You may have already sampled their food, as they have offered the same menu at their 5th and Freya location for several years.
Moving to our neighborhood is a big plus for Jorge and the Browne's Addition Neighborhood.


Hacienda Las Flores
1801 W Sunset Blvd, Spokane, WA, 99201

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Save the Date: September 20, 2014

Mark your calendars for September 20th at 3-5 pm for the 'kick-off' event to start the planning process for Coeur D'Alene and Overlook Parks.
Our neighbors will have the opportunity to give input on what they'd like to see in our park, and how we can make it happen.
Meet and talk with Dr. Bob Scarfo, the contracted architect/community planner, and meet some of your neighbors at the same time.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

We're running out of summer here in Spokane, and that means that we have only two concerts left of the nine weeks of our FREE Summer Concert Series.
This Thursday evening we have a group that has been a staple in the Spokane Music Scene for years.
The Hot Club of Spokane will take you back to the days of 30's era Jazz, and swing. If you have never had the chance to catch this gutsy group, put it on your punch list for Thursday evening!
They take the stage at 6pm, Thursday, August 21.
Bring your swing dance partner, your cousin, or your best friend's girl.
And as always, we are Family and Pet friendly.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


(Cigarette Butts are Litter Too)

Where has the summer gone? This is week seven of our nine week Free Summer Concert Series in the park. This Thursday evening we offer Sidetrack!
They start at 6 pm and you'll be tapping your toes until 8.
Bring your chairs, kiddos and best friend's dog because as always, we are Family and Pet friendly!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

COPS Southeast has a limited number of FREE "Club" Anti Theft devices available
to the owners of the following car makes and model years:

Honda Civic and Accord, model years 1983 through 2005
Toyota Camry, model years 1984 through 2005
Subaru Legacy, model years 1990 through 2005
Jeep Cherokee, model years 1985 through 2000
Ford Explorer, model years 1990 through 2005
Dodge Caravan, model years 1985 through 2010
Ford Escape, model years 1990 through 2000
Subaru Impreza, model years 1990 through 2005
Nissan Sentra, model years 1985 through 2000

Contact Greater COPS Southwest at 509-755 COPS or 509-625-3326
for information on receiving one of these valuable anti-theft devices.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Be on the lookout!
Someone has stolen Mrs. Browne's Head!
You heard me right.
The statue of Mrs. JJ Browne and Daughter, located at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Riverside Avenue has been vandalized.
This statue was crafted by Sister Paula Turnbull (garbage eating goat fame), and erected in 2005.
If you saw something, or know about this act of vandalism, contact Crime Check at 456-2233
or me at 483-0433
Timothy J (Tim) Finneran
Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council
Communications Officer

Monday, August 4, 2014

Nobody famous?
Possibly so, but you can change that!
Catch them in the Park this Thursday evening at 6 pm.

As always, we are family and pet friendly! (bring your Parrot)

Our summer break is over, and we are back in business.

The General Meeting of your Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council will meet this Wednesday evening. (August 6)
Same Time, 6:30 pm - 8 pm at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, downstairs, in the Gilkey Community Room.

Our agenda is shown below, but as you can see, we have left plenty of time reserved for the good folks at STA to talk about the proposed Central City Project.
Get up to speed on this proposal by visiting

See you there!

Friday, August 1, 2014

5K Color Run

I've had some questions about the "Tow Away" signs going up in the neighborhood.
There is a 5k marathon going through the neighborhood on Sunday.
STA has routed the buses around the neighborhood as they did during Elkfest. The route of the 5k Color Run follows closely to what we had during the Race For A Cure  a few months ago. Contact STA for the temporary bus schedules for Sunday morning through Sunday afternoon. (7:30am-2:30pm ) For more information on the Color Run....

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It's gonna be a bit warm, but the vocal duo of Chris and Jay will be hot!
Bring your chairs and sunshade to the park this Thursday evening for the 5th week of our Summer Concert Series in the Park.
We start at 6pm, so be early to reserve your FREE seat.
As always, we are Family and Pet friendly.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Week four of our Summer Concert Series will take you to Eastern Europe with Chutzpah!
Chutzpah is a Klezmer Band of talented musicians that have been together almost as long as Jewish Tradition.
The best part is that it's FREE!
The weather will be cooler, and I'm sure that you will be dancing the Horah before you even realize it.
It starts at 6pm at the gazebo, and as always we are Family and Pet friendly.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Forget what the program says. His name is Daniel Mark Faller, and he plays some kick-ass Alternative Country/Folk Music.

Daniel opened our Summer Concert Series last year and this time he's back with his band, The Working Poor.

Bring a date. Bring the kiddos. Bring your dog.
What the heck, bring your mother-in-law!

The magic happens this Thursday evening at 6pm in week three of our FREE Summer Concert Series in Coeur d'Alene Park.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cool off in the park this Thursday evening and enjoy the Big Red Barn for week two of our FREE Concert Series. They will light it off at 6 pm. Yes, I did say it's FREE

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Don't let your weekend start without joining us for week one of the Summer Concert Series in Coeur d'Alene Park! 
The Angela Marie Project takes the stage tomorrow (Thursday) at 6 pm. 
(this is just between us, but it's FREE!!!!)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Just a quick reminder that your Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council WILL NOT meet in July.
(we need a break too)

Please join us for the first of our Summer Concerts on July 3, 6 pm in the park.

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July holiday, and we will see you in August.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

There have been reports of car prowling incidents in our neighborhood recently, specifically along 1st Avenue.
Please be prudent in LOCKING your vehicle, and SECURING (out of sight) those items that may be tempting a prowler.
With the warmer weather and later sunsets, these prowlers may find their way to your vehicle.
Don't give them the chance to make you a victim!

 -Your Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council, Executive Committee

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Our friends at The Elk Public House have asked me to forward on to our neighbors, information regarding the ElkFest 2014 event taking place this weekend. One item of note, is the temporary changes to the STA Bus Schedule through our neighborhood. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The June, 2014 General Meeting of YOUR Neighborhood Council is just around the corner. We will meet on Wednesday evening, June 4 at the NW Museum of Arts and Culture, 6:30 pm (as always). Be there to join the discussion. Our agenda for this month is:

Saturday, May 31, 2014

We need your help!

With Artfest in full swing today, I'm asking that you remove those TRASH BINS from the STREET as soon as they are emptied by Solid Waste Management. Parking is in short supply, and one thing we need this weekend is parking!
Tell your neighbors also.

Timothy J (Tim) Finneran
Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council
Communications Officer

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Our neighborhood Spring Clean-Up was a great success.
There was some disturbing news brought to our attention by the volunteers however.
The most common piece of trash/debris found on our streets and in our park was Cigarette butts
Did you know that....

Cigarette butts are the most commonly discarded piece of waste worldwide. It is estimated that 1.69 BILLION pounds of butts wind up as toxic trash each year, creating an enormous environmental, health, and economic burden.
Contrary to popular belief, cigarette butts are NOT biodegradable! Cigarette butt waste is a huge environmental issue, with a global impact -- it is both unsightly and unhealthy.

If you are a smoker, take note. If you know someone who is a smoker, pass this along.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Don't forget to drop over the the Mac this Wednesday evening for your Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council May 2014 General Meeting. The fun starts at 6:30 pm and we're gone by 8.

Here's what we will be talking about:

Thursday, May 1, 2014

It’s official.  New owner, new name and a complete remodel.  Starting today,  Browne’s Addition has a full service breakfast location again!   The building formerly known as E.J.’s Garden Bistro is now Browne’s Tavern serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chaps pastries, expressos and coffee from Doma will be available along with full service breakfast.
The location is the northeast corner of the traffic circle at Cannon and Pacific.  The bar is situated upstairs.  To go orders can be eaten in the Roberts Mansion gardens next door. .   The official grand opening is May 15th, two weeks after the opening today.   Stop by and say Hi to Floyd, the new chief and co-owner from Boise

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Just a reminder that today is our Neighborhood Clean-Up in advance of the Mother's Day tour of six of our beautiful period homes.

Please join us this morning in Coeur d'Alene Park at 9am. We will provide garbage bags, gloves and some morning snacks.
For more information, contact Kathryn at 509-768-5575

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Heads up Browne's Addition...

The Susan G Komen "Race for the Cure" will make a loop through our neighborhood this Sunday morning.
The attached map shows the route. Please expect some temporary street closures, and plan ahead.
The race starts at 9am Sunday, April 27.

Friday, April 18, 2014

April 18th, 2014
 The Friday Update is intended to give you information from many different City of Spokane Departments that may affect you or your neighborhood, as well as important news from neighborhoods around the City of Spokane. Click on underlined titles for more information.
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Building Stronger Neighborhoods WorkshopThe Community Assembly's Building Stronger Neighborhoods is holding a workshop on April 26th at the East Central Community Center at 8:30am-Noon.  The workshop will be on "Planning and Running Meetings that Don't Suck" presented by Liz Moore, Director of PJALS (Peace and Justice Action League).  All are welcome!
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Register for Commute of the CenturyJoin this roaming tour of Spokane's bicycle infrastructure.  Spokane City is hosting a supported series of "extended lunch hour" rides covering most of the existing bike lanes and paths in Spokane.  Ride your preferred route and provide feedback on the next steps to develop the bike network.  Ride all six routes by June 31st and show your ultimate stamina as a 100-mile commuter! To register click more details.
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Earth Day Spokane CelebrationThe Earth Day Spokane all-volunteer organizing committee has partnered up with Riverfront Park to celebrate Earth Day Spokane on Saturday, April 26th.
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Ombudsman Commission Public Input Planned
With the expectation that the new citizen Police Ombudsman Commission will be seated this summer, the City will host two public meetings this month to gather public input on how it should be formed, selected and function.  Meetings are planned on Monday, April 28th, from noon to 1pm and Tuesday, April 29th, from 5-6pm in the City Hall, Council Briefing Center.
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Groundbreaking for Nelson Service Center Project
On April 25th, at 11am at 915 N. Nelson there will be a celebration of the groundbreaking for the new combined Solid Waste Management & Fleet maintenance facility, known as the Nelson Service Center.
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Riverfront Park Master Plan 2014, Call for CommentsThe City of Spokane Park Board will be hosting two public comment periods regarding the Riverfront Park Master Plan Citizen Advisory Committee recommendations on new and existing Park uses.  The next public comment meeting will be held on Thursday, April 24th, at 6:00pm in the City Hall Council Chambers.
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Weekly Obstruction UpdateApril 18th-25th
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Neighborhood Meeting Calendar

Upcoming Events
April 23rd, 2:00pm
Spokane Plan Commission
City Hall (Council Briefing Center), 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Draft Agenda

April 26th, 8:30am-11:30pm
Community Assembly Workshop-Presented by Building Stronger Neighborhoods Committee
East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone

April 26th, 10:00am-5:00pm
Earth Day Spokane
Riverfront ParkApril 26th, 
April 28th, 5:00-6:00pm
Building Stronger Neighborhoods
Fire Station 4, 1515 W. Riverside
May 2nd, 10:30am
Celebration for Huntington Park and New City Hall Plaza
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May 2nd, 10:00am-8:00pm
Food Truck Rally
Post next to Riverfront Park & City Hall

May 2nd, 4:00-6:00pm
Community Assembly
City Hall (Briefing Center), 808 W. Spokane Falls
May 2nd
Historic Landmarks Commission Meeting

May 6th, 6:00-8:00pm
C.O.P.S. Public Crime Prevention Forum
St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St.

May 7th, 1:00-3:00pm
Buried in Treasures Workshop
2702 N. Perry

May 8th, 4:00-5:30pm
Public Safety Committee
YMCA Corporate Office
Boone & Monroe

May 8th, 6:00-7:30pm
Pedestrian Transportation & Transit (PeTT) Committee
West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt