Contributed by Debra McGhan - Thanks to support from the City of Palmer, BP Employees Foundation, Mat-Su Parks and Trails, Fishhook Community Council and dozens of individual donors, the Hatcher Pass Regional Avalanche Center, part of the Alaska Avalanche Information Center, is now producing one forecast per week along with mid-week updates and observations for Hatcher Pass.
By Dori Cranmore RN, Holistic Health Practitioner - Hawthorn is known as the ‘heart herb’ for its many benefits as a heart tonic. Traditional use of hawthorn berries has been confirmed by German studies to strengthen and normalize the heartbeat, prevent and reduce heart arrhythmias and guard the heart against oxygen deficiency.
Contributed by Carmen Summerfield - On a recent trip to Amsterdam, I visited the 7th annual Amsterdam Light Festival, which happens every year, December through January. This festival is a showplace for contemporary international artists, architects and designers to display their unique sculptures with light.
Contributed by Richard Estelle - When most people think of a saw, they envision a tool for cutting wood, metal, or employed by a butcher for cutting meat. However, in our Museum collection, we have a saw used by farmers for cutting haystacks.
Contributed by Kelleigh Orthmann - Love in a pretty package. That's Anley. She's a soft, silky, ebony girl with a chocolate ruff and an adorable face. She’s a slim, trim, little girl, and full of affection. She is maybe 7 years old.
Contributed by Todd Farnsworth, Owner of Wood & Wire Guitars & Music - To make a short story long, winter is harsh enough on your instruments. Why would you leave your precious baby in the car? Things shrink up, cracks happen (both superficially and the wood itself), glue joints become brittle and likely to pop. Not to mention the ever-present possibility of theft.
Contributed by Robert Griffin, Senior Education Research Fellow, Alaska Policy Forum & Bethany Marcum, M.S., Executive & Policy Director, Alaska Policy Forum - Statistics for literacy amongst Alaskan children are dismal. Alaska’s K-12 education system has arguably the worst student outcomes in the nation in the fundamental task of teaching children to read by the all-important age of nine.
Contributed by Anthony Delarm - In this article, I will try to make this complex world as simple as possible. As always, anyone should do their research before making any changes that will affect their health.
Contributed by Steve Behnke - Peggy is survived by her husband, Mel, and her children, Steve (Larri) of Juneau; Dan, of Timonium, MD; Jean (Ron), of Longview, WA; and Melissa (David), of Palmer. She has seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren…
Contributed by Michael Consalo - As a musician, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve spent several hours, hauling equipment, setting up microphones, practicing, and dialing in sound for a 4-hour gig. These gigs are fun, but long, and require equipment, which costs money.
Contributed by Charice Chambers - Kate Wattum was about to retire and was looking for something to do in her next life phase that would be exciting, entertaining and helpful to the community. Several years before, she had purchased both sheep and alpacas for her farm.
Contributed by Melissa Keefe - Palmer, Alaska – The Alaska State Fair invites Alaska high school students to apply for a 2019 Fair scholarship. The Fair will award $6,000 in scholarships to five students this year.
Contributed by David Eastman - This week will go down in infamy in Alaska. If we are unlucky, it will also make its way into the story of Alaska that people outside Alaska tell each other about Alaska.
Contributed by Dan Walker - Nick Jans, contributing editor to Alaska magazine and author of A Wolf Called Romeo, called Letters for Happy Valley, “Emotional, unforced, and grounded, Letters from Happy Valley is destined to be an Alaska classic.”
Contributed by Michael Consalo - Make A Scene Magazine, The City of Wasilla, Ohana Media Group and Michael C Marketing are working together to provide our community with another amazing summer concert series, “Music in the Park”.
Contributed by Jim Sykes - Last month in these pages, I wrote about the need for people to be able to ask questions and get actual facts about how healthy air levels in Butte might affect the community and people living in other areas in the Borough if healthy air violations continue. People have been asking.
Contributed by Patricia Chesbro - Our lives are stories, waiting to be told. That is why the Palmer Museum of History and Art (PMHA) sponsors Untold Stories. Similar to Anchorage’s Arctic Entries or The Moth, our episodes feature local storytellers in a cozy setting.
Contributed by Gene Kelly - It is common that famous actors and actresses become weary of being identified in public, by admiring fans. They disguise themselves to evade annoyance from autograph requests.