Art on Fire!

Contributed by Carmen Summerfield -
In the weeks preceding this event, Pat Garley (441-6728) will be offering workshops in metal casting and mold making at his studio in Palmer. These workshops will continue at the VAA Art on Fire Iron Pour Art Fest, when these molds are poured with liquid iron.

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Phantom

Contributed by Sue Fujimoto -
Phantom has expressed a desire to be near other dogs and has started to become playful, especially around dogs that are her size or a little smaller. Loud or large rowdy dogs tend to scare her, but she may enjoy the company of another well-mannered dog in her future home.

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Sputnik

Contributed by Kelleigh Orthmann -
He's got the look of an Oriental Shorthair, and the personality of a golden retriever when he gets to know you. Playful, snuggly, expressive, and loyal. What more could anyone need?

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Meet Yukon

Contributed by Angie Lewis -
Yukon loves rides in the car, playing, being pet, and sleeping in bed with his people. He does not like being on leash, coming when called, and not much interested in learning tricks.

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Garlic

Contributed by Dori Cranmore

Garlic has been used in many cultures for both its culinary and medicinal properties. Folklore shows garlic bringing good luck, protecting against evil, warding off vampires and at the same time, guaranteeing to transform any meal into a bold, aromatic and healthy experience.

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Feeling Overwhelmed with Parenting?

Contributed by Dawn Paulson -
Every family goes through a hard time at one time or another, some families face more crises than others. Is crisis keeping you from being the best parent you can be? The key to making it through a difficult time is having a support system such as family and friends.

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Christmas in July? You bet!

Contributed by Justin Giles -
About 8 years ago, I found myself home alone and bummed out on Christmas day. I had recently been through a bitter divorce, and the wife and kids were elsewhere. Loneliness stings. Out of nowhere I received a call from a friend who invited me to come down to the Menard Center for a free Christmas dinner…

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A Summer Camp with a Difference

Contributed by Susan Olson -
Nestled in the trees at the edge of Flat Lake is a faith-based summer camp dedicated to giving every kid a week-long adventure. Even getting to Camp Tukuskoya is an adventure. The traditional summer camp, complete with cabins, a lodge with soaring windows, and dedicated staff, is accessible only by boat.

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Valley Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

Contributed by Sue Wallin -
Step outside to the south patio for a gorgeous view and hundreds of hardy perennial plants that grow well in our climate. Members share plants from their own gardens. Trees, shrubs, berries, roots… plants large and small, with helpful growers standing by to answer your questions.

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Poster Art Contest Winner

Contributed by Michael Consalo -
In 2019, Make A Scene Magazine, in partnership with Michael C Marketing, The City of Wasilla and Q 99.7, just to name a few, came together to continue “The Pass @ The Park”. Rebranded “Music in the Park” this great event will offer live music, vendors, prizes, and food trucks, all with free admission.

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Alaskan History Magazine

Contributed by Helen Hegener -
The inaugural issue, May-June 2019, featured articles about the construction of the Alaska Railroad, Yost's Roadhouse on the Richardson Trail, the barns of the 1935 Matanuska Colony Project, the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, and the All Alaska Sweepstakes sled dog races in Nome.

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