Valley Radiation Therapy Center (VRTC), located on the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center campus, has been treating cancer patients for nearly 10 years. The VRTC physicians and staff know all too well how the cancer journey feels and launched a Retail Therapy event in Palmer, in 2015. Its purpose…come together, share, honor, laugh, and be reminded nobody is going this alone.Read more
You have until April 1, 2016 to have your name (or your company's name) listed on the donor wall in the new library building.Read more
My family’s life is a portrait of God’s healing love and the power of prayer.
Whether it is resurrection, spiritual gifts such as prophesy or healing, God is there for us all the time, every minute, every second.Read more
The Hispanic population in the US is continuing to increase, but at a slower pace than years past. Hispanics have historically supported the Democratic Party. However...Read more
Up in the Sky!
It’s a moth!
It’s a drone!
Its PROGRESSIVE MAN!Read more
President Harry S. Truman intuitively said: “Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measure, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”
Truman’s philosophy is incredibly applicable when it comes to lawmakers and the public learning facts about the e-cigarette and vaping industry.Read more
Two-day long event kicks off April 22nd with a party train, funded by local Palmer business owner and advocate, Denise Statz.Read more
Featuring "Mad Smatters" and "Spirit of the Eagle!Read more
Our health is shaped by many things, but ultimately by our choices. Are you ready to make some changes? Would you like to have more balance in your life? What choices will you make to move you in that direction?Read more
In 2011 I had the amazing good fortune to spend 6 months studying the culinary arts in Italy. This took place at the restaurant where I was doing my internship, while in Calabria, the owners were from Naples.Read more
A dozen business owners and health advocates from across Alaska are headed to Juneau on Tuesday to visit their legislators and show support for Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 328, the “Take it Outside Act.” The bills are sponsored by Senator Peter Micciche and Representative Dave Talerico and simply ask those Alaskans who choose to smoke or use e-cigarettes to take it outside.Read more
I call on my fellow citizens to coerce and supervise every oath-bound public servant in Alaska at protecting the reporting and counting of our votes this election time. At no other time in US history has election-rigging and vote-counting fraud been so widespread—painfully obvious even through the slanted media.Read more
Who’s to say where art ends and life begins?
As for me, I am less confident than I’ve ever been with making that distinction. The lines between the two have blurred and faded.Read more
Over the years I’ve heard many friends and clients say, “I have no talent at all, I can’t do art. My mother, aunt, cousin, daughter got all the talent.” And I would beg to differ.
Consider the word art, a noun: the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.
We can all live an art full life. That artist might not be reflected in painting the Mona Lisa or sculpting a David and yet there is art within all of us.Read more
Yes, for a change, even the government agrees with me on this one:
What $200.00 bought the consumer in 1970 would cost $1,221.22 in the current year of 2016. That is an inflation rate of 510.6%...Read more
Although Alaska is experiencing another painful trough in the oil price cycle, it is only temporary in nature and should not be used to permanently sandblast the shine off of Alaska. To go there would cause a rapid exodus of Alaska’s voluntary private sector causing a Detroit-style death spiral.Read more
Fireside Books is the nearly fifteen year old child of Palmer’s husband and wife team, Melissa Behnke and David Cheezem. It’s a pleasant and welcoming place with an inviting aroma wafting from the shelves. Only those with a deep-seated love of the printed word understand that smell. Neither musty nor moldy, one whiff catches complex multi-layers imbued with the treasure from which it emanates. It hints at undiscovered mysteries and adventures, heretofore unknown experiences and characters, and insights yet to be gleaned.Read more
Come and learn about this turbulent time in our nation's history and how unresolved issues still plague our foreign policy!Read more
Ginger does more than just add a snap of flavor to foods and beverages. For centuries, the root of the plant has been used as a remedy for a variety of illnesses ranging from the common cold to cancer.Read more
The Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) and the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council (JAHC) are pleased to announce the nine state finalists for the Alaska Poetry Out Loud Competition. These nine students have progressed in competition at the classroom, school and regional levels, across Alaska. Each student will represent their schools and communities at the Alaska State Poetry Out Loud Competition on Tuesday, March 15th in Juneau, Alaska. The Alaska State Champion will then advance to the National Poetry Out Loud finals in Washington, DC in May.Read more