The second Sunday in May has long been recognized as the day to honor mothers and their commitment to children. But, did you know the Friday before Mother’s Day, May 10, 2013, is Provider Appreciation Day?
Data reveals progress is being made toward the community’s goal of a 90% graduation rate by the year 2020. Beginning in 2006 the Anchorage graduation rate was just 59%.
Today it’s grown to almost 73%. But additional attention and effort is still needed.
The library is a wonderful, amazing place that offers programs from tots to adults all under one roof! It’s a great place to find books on almost every imaginable topic and open your imagination to magical worlds.
Here is a list of some of the great things your local library provides.
The Alaska Community Foundation is proud to announce that we have been re-certified as an organization meeting the nation’s highest philanthropic standards for operational quality, integrity and accountability.
The program is designed to provide quality assurance to donors, as well as to their legal and financial advisors, who entrust charitable assets to the organization.
April is National Financial Literacy Month, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Consumers are feeling squeezed each week with rapidly increasing gas and food prices and sluggish economic growth, with many living in a down economy for the first time.
Skedaddle is a playgroup that meets outdoors year round. At Skedaddle, kids splash in the pouring rain, go sledding when it is -20 and run wild at playgrounds during the summer.
Initially, I didn’t think an outdoor playgroup would actually work in Alaska.
FIRST LEGO League is a robotics competition developed for upper elementary and middle school age students.
During the 2012-2013 season, there were 154 FIRST LEGO League teams across the state of Alaska, from small villages to our urban centers.
Thanks to the Alaska State Library, libraries across the state have access to two excellent programs.
The FY2014 funding for both is going through the budget process right now and I’m crossing my fingers that they make it through unscathed.
You may not have heard of National Mom and Pop Business Owner’s Day. But, this observation day celebrates those individuals who spent hours cultivating services or products that Alaskan residents depend on.
Today, I celebrate by showcasing a local business, The Fafafel King.
My hens have been confined to a small space now for several months. I’d expect anyone, including birds, to be stir crazy by this point and certainly wouldn’t be surprised to see a temporary reduction in egg production.
But, this morning when I did my usual coop check, a furtive motion by one of my young barred rocks caught my eye.
The Alaska Press Club and Town Square 49 are offering a limited number of scholarships for interested community members to attend the 2013 Alaska Press Club Conference, April 18-20 in Anchorage.
This world class media training opportunity will feature presenters from NPR, The Associated Press, The New York Times and more.
Anchorage Public Library is in the process of transforming itself in ways unforeseeable when the Loussac was built.
Not only will we continue to offer traditional library services, your library is evolving into a dynamic and interactive hub for community engagement.
Girl Scout Cookie sales have begun in Alaska. New this year are the cookie boxes, redesigned for the first time since 1999 to highlight the leadership and life skills girls learn by selling cookies.
In Alaska, more than 3,000 girls sell cookies and learn important lessons about setting goals, making decisions, managing money, people skills, and business ethics.
I am not familiar with the cultural origins of pancakes, but I know that they were a part of my family culture growing up.
Now, they’ve became part of the culture of the family I’ve created with my husband as a weekend treat–especially with maple syrup and fried eggs.